I had my 7 week appointment today. This is one I was really anxious and excited for as it is expected to see the heartbeat at 7 weeks. In preparation for hurricane Dan, my half marathon coming up, and to get some anxiety out, I did a 10 mile run this morning. It was raining the entire time, but felt so good to be out on the trail, seeing other runners and in God’s wet nature. As I layed in the examination room, I heard, “Do you see the heart beat?” I was like, “no.” In an anxious voice, then I looked a little harder and saw it! Little Lee is measured at just under 1 cm long, the heartbeat was at 107 bpm and we could faintly hear it! It was so exciting to actually see a human being inside of me! Here is a picture of the sonogram.
On Monday August 3rd, I found out that I am pregnant! Ping and I hadn’t been trying that long and I didn’t think it would happen so soon, but the Lord has definitely blessed us! We don’t have an official estimated due date yet, but hope to get one soon. My calculations: the baby will be here mid April. Oh my gosh! That’s a few weeks before Ping’s last actuary exam! I am around 7 weeks right now and I don’t seem to have many symptoms, which is nice. I have had slight nausea off and on after breakfast and dinner. The extreme fatigue set in last week which has made our bed my new best friend. I’ve been able to keep up my running pretty well with the exception of last weeks long run of 9 miles. (I was just too tired to get out of bed) I plan on keeping my mileage of 30 miles per week up until I’m due, hopefully God will bless me with that!