Finally had my first appointment

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Finally had my first appointment
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Tue, 08-07-2012 - 10:24pm
 I'm so excited about my first appointment and just wanted to share it with everyone.   Everything looked well and I'm measuring 12 weeks like I should be.  The baby kept moving around when she was trying to find the heartbeat and we joked that the baby was practicing for the Olympics in my Uterus.  The heart beat was 140's and was quite possibly the best thing I've ever heard in my life!  We're so excited and DH was with me and it was amazing to see how excited he was as well.  Hope everyone is doing well and look forward to hearing updates from everyone else as well.

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Thu, 08-09-2012 - 3:51pm
i'm glad you had your first appointment - finally! - and that it went well! hearing the heartbeat for the first time is amazing! yay!
i'm 17 weeks and have only felt movement once, just the other day, after my little dog pounced on my belly. i felt some movement immediately after that for a few moments, then it stopped. i'm sure baby just had to rearrange after being jostled! otherwise, i haven't felt much movement. they say around 18 weeks with your first, but it obviously differs for everyone.

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Expecting #1 (a boy!) on January 16, 2013

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Thu, 08-09-2012 - 10:21am
Don't worry if you do not feel kicks soon! I did not feel them until I was almost 20 weeks. It varies greatly for all women. And especially when it is your first it can take longer to feel movement because we don't always know how to distinguish between movement and our stomach gurgling. :smileywink:
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Thu, 08-09-2012 - 9:39am
I'm still having some stomach upset most of the day. The doctor said the baby had a good strong kick when she was trying to find the HB. She said I'd be feeling it soon she thought. Things are going well and it's so nice to finally tell people.

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Wed, 08-08-2012 - 6:49pm

Glad to hear everything went well at your appointment! Sonoline B makes a great home Doppler for $60 if your interested. I bought one when I was 14 weeks. I listen to the HB everyday. It helps put my mind at ease while waiting 4 weeks for appointments. Our baby's HB varies from 155+. You should be able to feel the baby move in the next few weeks. I started feeling it inconsistently at 14 weeks, but more definite and consistent at 16 weeks.

What symptoms have you had? Other than the salsa/Mexican cravings, lol...

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Wed, 08-08-2012 - 2:57pm
Awww so glad everything went great! Hearing the heartbeat was definitely my favorite part of pregnancy up until I could actually feel him move, it put me at ease every appointment. :smileyvery-happy: