by Caroline Douglas, Life Education Council Board of Trustees
I’m Caroline, the social media manager for the Life Education Council–and today, I’m 8 weeks pregnant! I’ll be documenting the pregnancy right here… so stay tuned.
Today was my first prenatal appointment! My baby’s heart rate is 179 bpm, and he or she is 1.8 cm (0.71 inches) long. My due date is July 6th, 2020! They also did an ultrasound:
Ultrasound pictures aren’t so clear at this stage. Here’s a photo of an 8-week gestation baby (6 weeks from conception) inside the womb:
photo by Lunar Caustic under the Creative Commons license.
I found out I was pregnant just a few days before Halloween. My two-and-a-half year old son was the first to know! I told him there was “a baby in Mama’s tummy”… and he looked at my tummy and was very confused. No bump yet, and morning sickness hasn’t been bad like it was last time. Eating home-cooked meals and keeping a good supply of ginger ale and mints around has really helped!
We’re so excited to meet our little one in July. Stay tuned for more updates!