6 Week Picture and Ultrasound

This morning I got to have my first ultrasound as a pregnant patient! I have probably had about 10 ultrasounds since we started going to a fertility specialist. But today I finally got to have an ultrasound because we are having a baby…which is so much better!

So here is our little one (yes, just one) at 6 weeks and 2 days.

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Before we started, my doctor said it may be too early to see/hear a heartbeat, but as soon as we started we saw it right away. She turned up the volume and I got to hear the little heart beat (119 bpm).

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My doctor said with my age group and hearing a strong heart beat so early means my risk for a miscarriage is less than 5%.

And here is my six weeks picture…ignore the red scratch marks on my stomach. For some reason I decided to scratch my stomach just before Jon snapped the picture…opps.

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-Lauren-

5 comments :

Christine said...

awww such a beautiful sight :)

Allison said...

Yay for a strong heartbeat!!

jen + ryan said...

so cool!

Chelsa said...

I'm so glad you got to hear the heartbeat! Isn't that so reassuring?! Such a beautiful sound! It always amazes me that this little tiny baby that doesn't even resemble a baby at 6 weeks and already has a heartbeat! God is so good!

Bonnie said...

Dad and I are so excited about our first grandchild--we can hardly wait to start doing all the fun stuff grandparents get to do!! We were so excited when Lauren first told us that we spent the day deciding on our grandparents names. After careful deliberation and making sure there were no other conflicting names on Jon's side, we came up with "Nonnie" for me (Nonnie Bonnie sounded kinda cute!) and Dan decided on "Pop" for him. So unless the baby has a different name for us I guess we will be "Nonnie & Pop Mueller!"

I also so glad Lauren updates her blog with pictures and text and even the ultrasound picture. Since we don't live in Austin, it is the next best thing. I have a feeling we will be making many trips down 35 in the next few years!!

It is amazing to me to see the ultrasound and know that God has created a beautiful and special little one and knows every day of its life. I will be praying for this new little life every day and when I saw the ultrasound, my favorite Psalm came into my mind:

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully mad; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."
Psalm 139:11-16