Baby's first pictures!

Very exciting news! Raoul and I got to see the baby for the first time this morning when I went for my ultrasound. Baby looks great! The little one has a strong heartbeat, which we got to hear (and see!). We also got to see the baby move (looks like they're already a better dancer than Raoul or I), and see their little arms and legs waving at us. The baby measured to be 10 weeks and 2 days old, which fit with our estimate. The doctor says everything looks great- healthy and normal.

I've been praying so much for this little one to be healthy, and I know God is taking care of them. Raoul and I are so excited to be having a baby! My first appointment with the midwives should be in about 2 weeks time. I'm hoping to have the baby at home as I've never felt comfortable in hospitals and I want to have a natural birth. I figure women have been giving birth for thousands of years, and there's no reason why I shouldn't be just fine (although of course if something should go wrong we wouldn't hesitate to get medical help, but we're not anticipating that).

Here are the pictures (click through to enlarge):

Baby's First Picture
Measuring Baby's Age
Heartbeat
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