We've got a quick update on The Captain's fourteen week visit to the doctor. This was our first visit without getting an ultrasound, and we were a little sad that we weren't going to get to see the guy again. As luck would have it, though, the technician and then the midwife both had some trouble getting a lock on the baby's heartrate using the audio-based doplar device that they use, so we got to use the one that involves guey fluid on the belly and an actual image of the baby. I can't stress enough how nice everyone has been at our doctor's office. We have yet to see the same technician, doctor, or midwife multiple times, but I think that's intentional so that you can get used to the different people that may be there the day Captain Bojangles is born. This week's midwife, took her time trying to find the baby's heartbeat and rather than leaving us to freak out about why we couldn't find it, very calmly explained that this was pretty normal for as early as we are. At 14 weeks, the baby is still relatively small and hard to find with that device and she assured us that everything was fine. After we found the Captain on the other machine, she sat with us and answered a few questions we had about January's upcoming flight to Colorado and dealing with the higher altitutde, and ways she can try to cope with the heartburn that seems to be a daily occurance now.
But one again, everything is five-by-five with the tiniest member of Team Soell. We're not sure if we're going to try to get a peek at "the goods" at our 18 week visit next month or hold off for 22 to make sure we can find out boy-versus-girl, but we're excited to know!