Our Dr (we lover her) found the heartbeat immediately, and then we couldn't hear it, the baby moved and she had to go find it again. Ha. Our little active one. We only got to hear the heartbeat for a minute or so, but it was so sweet to hear that Baby Sowell was indeed doing okay in there. And for the record, the heart rate was 140.
She said everything was great, and she would see us in 4 weeks for our anatomy scan, and that's also the day we will find out the gender! We're excited, have our names ready and can't wait to see our little one again on the big screen.
And I'm officially off the progesterone. She said the placenta has officially taken over, and it isn't needed anymore. WaaHoo!!
Before we left, she asked if we would be having the testing to rule out a few disorders. Judge if you want, but we decided that we would not be having the testing done. We truly believe that God has everything under control and no matter what the outcome from the test, it would not change the love we have for this baby. She also told us there is a high risk of false positives. We all know how I handle stress, and stressing for a week to get the results, and then finding out news that might be false... we just decided it was not for us. Our Dr did tell us that after she looks at the anatomy scan, if she thinks we need to have the testing done, she would suggest it. But, she felt like we made the right decision, too.
What could make me change my mind about having the tests done? Finding out the gender!! She said if we had the blood work done yesterday, we would know our baby's sex in a week! My eyes lit up so big, and then we asked could we have the test but only find out the gender and not get any of the other info... our Dr laughed and said, oh Joy, you can wait 4 more weeks! So we will wait 4 weeks to find out if Baby Sowell is a he or a she.
I asked about the heart rate, and was that pretty accurate with the gender. She said, well Joy, you've got a 50/50 shot of it being right. Gotta love her answers, right? So most are telling us boy, but we've had a few people who had girls with that heart rate, too. Only time will tell. And I plan on doing a post where we want you to tell us what you think the gender is... I want it separate so I can go back and calculate the percentages and see what our readers really think.
In other baby news... mom and I went to Babies R Us this week, and she couldn't resist buying this...
I want to thank y'all again for all of your love and support in this journey to parenthood. We appreciate your prayers so much, and trust me... we feel them. We are so thankful to have such sweet friends showering us with love.