Yesterday officially marked the start of week 13 for our baby! We had an hour-long ultrasound on Friday that showed a healthy and on-schedule baby. We also got to hear it's heart beat for the first time! The ultrasound tech said it looks like a girl to her, (at 10 weeks we had a doctor tell us he thought it was a boy) so now we're waiting 3 more weeks to find out for sure. The little black part you can see in the middle of the baby's abdomen below is its stomach. The tech said that because we can see it, that means the baby has started swallowing.
Today we had an appointment with our regular OB, who will be delivering the baby. She said so far she's happy with lab results and ultrasounds. She explained that because a type-1 diabetic's placenta tends to age faster she will induce me between 38 and 39 weeks which means an early November baby.
Tom and I spent the past weekend working to tidy and sort through everything that has recently landed in our second bedroom. In the process of moving furniture around, we discovered that the crib we were given 5 years ago has a recall on it. We were already a little scared of it because anything the finish on the wood touched (exercise ball, latex wall paint, fabric) would get sticky and smell funny. It turns out the recall is because they have had problems with the slats breaking, but if we don't have to deal with a crib that is still off-gassing, that's a good thing! We had to gather all of the hardware, it's model number stickers, and a few forms together and mail them into the manufacturing company who will in turn mail us a crib voucher for its value to use at Babies R Us. The wooden parts we broke and threw away. So now we're looking at crib options!