A baby!! The baby was wiggling around like crazy. It was so surreal, because I can't feel it at all, but it is an active little bugger!! I can't wait until I can feel it's little kicks.
Another baby arm shot. The Dr. said the baby has great brains, which you can see here.
Here is the baby's torso and arms. The four black dots you see are the chambers of the heart. CRAZY.
The baby had a nice strong heart rate of 151! Not sure what the old wives tales would say about that one. But we will find out soon enough if the babe is a "he" or "she". I didn't ask the Dr. to take a peek this time because Jordan wasn't with me. Although I have heard of people finding out this early! Not sure how reliable those ultrasounds are though. :-)
So, the cause of the cramping? In my doctors words, my uterus is just bitching and moaning (yes, his words) because it is doing something it has never done before. My body seems to like to complain about change. But - at least I can know that it is nothing to worry about... just growing pains, and I can expect that this is only the beginning of my physical discomfort! Oh the joys of motherhood.
In other news, I am super excited because yesterday I bought tickets for Jordan and I to go see the Broadway musical "Wicked" in Chicago in December 2!!! We are planning a mini "baby-moon" get-away to Chicago that weekend. I am sooo excited. I haven't seen many Broadway shows, and I have heard this is one to see for sure!! Plus - this will be probably one of our last "alone" vacations for awhile. It isn't anything crazy, but it will be fun to get away and do something different.