pretty sure this baby has experienced the whole spectrum of emotions this week. i am very happy to report that we have a very strong heart beat and a tiny stomach bump starting to form. matt was able to facetime in for the appointment and made the happiest face when the loud beat came over the doppler speakers. 'twas adorable. we were going to schedule the 19 week ultrasound for my next appointment, but were both suddenly aware that he wasn't going to be home yet and decided to wait another month until 23 weeks to take a peek at the burrito. the baby's sex isn't going to change anyway, and what's another month when papa bear can be there in person? plus, patience is a virtue that you can't really get too much of.
i hope to get another bouquet of pretty flowers from pike's market when i go visiting next weekend. oh, and for the record, i think this baby is a girl. that's my official guess.