I had my first appointment yesterday. We took Davis with us because we thought it would be neat for him to be able to “see” the baby with us. After waiting one hour, the nurse finally called my name and took me back to be weighed. I had not gained any weight which was a surprise to me since I am already working on a pregnant belly. After waiting for 1.5 hours (Davis was a trooper), we were escorted into the ultrasound room. The doctor asked if I was excited. I told her I would be excited as soon as I could see the baby on the screen. Because, yet again, up until the point of seeing the baby, I was a little concerned that I was just getting fat from all the eating. She quickly began the ultrasound and up popped a picture of a baby at 9.5 weeks gestation. I could not believe it – we could see two arms, two legs, even a profile. We also saw the baby’s heart beating – amazing. The doctor said everything looked perfect. After the exam was done, the doctor called us into her office where she explained that since I will be 35 at the time of delivery she highly suggests that I have two detailed ultrasounds in Charleston to check for defects. So, we agreed to have them done. In about two weeks we’ll have the first done with another scheduled for the 17 week mark. Our prayer is that this pregnancy along with the baby will be completely normal and perfect!