Today was Mom’s first appointment at the birth center. It was mostly all paperwork although Mom’s blood pressure was a little high. 🙁 The midwife asked Mom to check in with our family doctor to see if he was concerned but when she saw him he said it wasn’t very much higher than Mom’s normal reading. He suggested Mom start testing her blood pressure at home since it could easily get higher before I’m born so Mom updated the registry with this cool blood pressure monitor that has an iPhone app so she can track her progress.
Next Mom went to see a stenographer to have a Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound performed and see if I was looking healthy or not. No signs of Down’s Syndrome here! Mom didn’t really get a good picture of me during that ultrasound because, much like my Dad, I like to dance around all the time but she did get to hear my heartbeat for the first time. 150 – very strong according to the stenographer! Later that night Mom and Dad went to visit with their friend Katrina who is studying to be a stenographer. Katrina and her classmates got to practice their ultrasound skills and they got an awesome shot of my legs and toes!