So, I've always heard the stories of pregnanat women who crave pickles and ice cream and all sorts of fantastic treats at odd times of the day and night. I've also read research on these stories, and the fact that pregnancy might cause a woman to have unusual or unnatural cravings is not scientifically substantiated at all. Still, I'm wondering, why can't I have those cravings? Everyone assures me that it will come in time, but at this point I would just like to crave any food at all! Weird desire, huh?!
Anyway, yesterday I visited the doctor for the first time since finding out I was pregnant and went through a barrage of testing. Through some examination, the doctor realized that I might not be as far along as we thought, and decided to do an ultrasound. That ultrasound was the most fantastic experience I could ever imagine - I saw my little one on the screen at only 9 weeks, 5 days! It is the most perfect little baby - already we can see the little arms and legs and big head. AND - drum roll please!- we could see the little heart beating as well! What a miracle of life! What a testament to God's great design in His creation!
The doctor measured the little one and determined that my due date needed to be changed to February 6, 2006. (Maybe we'll have a Valentines' baby!)
Seeing my baby made me feel truly pregnant for the first time, and I guess I don't need food cravings as further proof!
Many blessings on our little one (which my mom-in-law calls "Bud", my hubby calls "Cletus the Fetus", and I call our little "tadpole.")