I took Ella with me to the appointment, and she was pretty amazed by it all. She kept asking how the ultrasound worked and how the doctor knew what he was looking at, and I didn't have any answers. Even on my fourth pregnancy, the whole ultrasound thing seems like magic to me.
Here's baby's whole body in profile - head on the left, legs on the right, and umbilical cord sticking up in the middle. The baby is about 2 inches long at this point. When the doctor told us that, Ella's eyes got really big and she held up her fingers, about two inches apart. My mom asked if Ella had been able to tell whether baby is a boy or a girl, and I had to break it to her that it's too early for anyone to know. Mom is just desperate to know, and the fact that B and I aren't going to find out just drives her nuts.
My ambivalence about this pregnancy abated a bit today as a result of the ultrasound. It's hard to remain on the fence about a new baby when you see the little heart fluttering away and the hands waving around.
It's finally hitting that we really are having another baby.