Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Simply amazing

I looked back at my DH in the waiting room as I was led into the exam room. The technician told us that she would come and get him "once we got ready and can see the baby" 

Gulp.

I could feel my heart in my throat as I lay down on the examination table. The sweet older Polish ultrasound technician kept saying "don't worry, my darling, everything will be fine. click. click. click.  See?" 

I looked to the now-turned monitor and I could see my sweet lil' baby blob, and right in the middle an unmistakable, fast flickering heartbeat.  Tears streamed down my face as I felt an incredible wave of relief come over me and I was just in complete awe of what I was looking at.  What I've never been able to see in the last 3 pregnancies. What I've been waiting to experience. PRAISE GOD!!! 


She did a few more angles and did some more measurements, and then I was able to go and empty my bursting bladder to come back for the crotch cam session.  She also went to go and get DH in the waiting room so he could come in for the real measurements and 2nd part. 


As she proceeded, I glanced over at DH's face - he was in complete awe and amazement as he was trying to figure out which was what (at this time, he was only staring at my ute LOL) and with a turn of the wand, we saw the baby and that lil' heartbeat again.  It brings such a smile to my face thinking back to that heartbeat. It is just so amazing and it's something I will never ever forget.  DH exclaimed something like 'WOW you can see a beating heart!' and we just looked at each other and beamed. 


Then I calmed myself down a bit because there was still the big question mark of whether or not this lil' bean was measuring on target. 


Exactly on the mark. 7w0d. Which, counting back to my LMP - is precisely where I should be at today. She showed me the yolk sac, and where the baby's head would likely start to form.


Now the heartbeat. Holding breath again.  


She had to try twice to 'get in there' to get a recording of the heartbeat - I seriously couldn't breathe. 


142 bpm.  


The smile stayed permanently plastered on my face after that. 


So all in all, beaner is measuring 0.95cm, 7w0d, and 142 bpm.  I haven't even googled numbers or anything I'm just so so thankful that there is actually a baby in there and everything looks on track at the moment.  


I went over across the hall to my RE to stock up on some more P-sups. I was happy to finally meet Erin, a sweet girl that does the RPL studies for my doctor and tell her the good news. She was the one who had been giving me my betas over the phone and we had formed a bit of a friendship.  She told me to get back over to the u/s desk to book my repeat for next week.  NEXT WEEK! I get to see beaner again so soon? I guess it's procedure for them to make sure s/he is still growing - I'm not complaining of course, any chance I get to see this amazing sight I'll take! 

After we left, we went across the street to have brunch before I dropped DH off at work.  He recounted his side of the story as he was waiting for me in waiting area. He said he looked at the technician's face to get a read and was so relieved to see that she was smiling. He knew then everything was ok.

I will try my best not to get worked up about what I will see on the 8w0d ultrasound next week because today, my bloggy friends, today I saw my baby blob and I'm celebrating!! 



Here is s/he's first picture!! (I can't stop looking at it - even though I can't really make anything of it yet :)





 

22 comments:

  1. I am beyaond excited for you! Reading your post is giving me goosebumps! You have every right to celebrate as this is a wonderful day for you! Congrats! Can't wait to hear how next week's ultrasound goes!

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  2. Wendy, I have been thinking of you repeatedly in the past few days, holding my breath that today would go well. I am so glad. SO GLAD. It's a new dawn. A new day. Wonderful news.

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  3. Beautiful! I've been praying for you all morning, and then constantly checking your blog...seriously...every ten minutes this morning. Of course you would post while I'm at lunch. Praise God! That's weird that they didn't let your husband come back right away...I sure wanted mine with me for every step of the way. Oh Wendy! I'm so so so happy for you! I will continue to pray for you and your husband (and his mom) and this growing baby. What a blessing to see him/her again next week! Praise God!!

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  4. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! :-)))))))
    SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! Isn't it so amazing!!
    I can't believe you had to go back at first alone, though. Without my husbands hand I might have fallen and passed out! lol
    Beautiful 1st picture. They only get more amazing after this. Can't wait to hear more good news!!

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  5. Congratulations, congratulations! I am SO happy that today was so great. I'm crying a little for you here - I can't wait to watch this baby grow!

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  6. Very Exciting!! The very first time you see that heartbeat is truly a miracle in itself. Enjoy the joy that comes along with this...may the rest of the way be this happy and carefree *hugs*

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  7. Congrats...I am so excited for you that today went so well. I had been checking your blog on and off all day anticipating. I go tomorrow and I am hoping for good news as well. Did you ask for your u/s pic or did they just give it to you. Last time, the tech put it right in my file and she didn't offer one.

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  8. Oh Wendy, I'm so happy for you! What an amazing sight. I'm so glad that you got such wonderful news.

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  9. Wendy, I am so so so happy for you and your DH! This is absolutely wonderful news!!! Was anxiously waiting to find out the results...YAYYYYAY!!!! Congrats :)

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  10. Wendy I'm so excited for you guys! Thank you for taking the time to share this awesome news with us! I will be looking forward to your next update!

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  11. Yay, yay, yay!!!! I was checking all day but can't leave comments from work! So happy for you!! What a great first picture. And only a week before you get to see your precious little one again too. We got to see our baby girl every week from 5 1/2 to 10 weeks and LOVED it! I am so so so so happy for you. God is GOOD!!

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  12. This is so exciting and I am so incredibly happy for you!

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  13. Isn't that moment just pure magic?? I am so happy for you! You're going to be shocked by how much bigger your little one is at next week's appt. Did I mention that I'm so happy??

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  14. Congratulations, so happy for you guys! Soak in the incredible joy of this moment...hoping things only continue smoothly from here on out for you:)

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  15. Yay! What a beautiful little Blob! I am so happy for you! {{{hugs}}}

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  16. Oh WENDY!!! BEAUTIFUL photo!! I have tears in my eyes, I am so so so happy for you. You reminded me of my first u/s a year ago when we knew Eliza was on her way to us... we saw her tiny heart beat... This is IT for you guys! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!

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  17. Hi Wendy. I'm passing through your blog through laura's blog. Congrats. I definitely know that feeling and I still hold my breath at 11 weeks now. The u/s technician had to press twice hard on my belly and the first press I didn't hear anything. Thanks for sharing your photo. Look forward to keeping up the news!

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  18. I see the baby.... So precious!!! Celebrate each moment.

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  19. Is your next appointment today? I'm praying for you! I go in again today as well. God bless!

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  20. i'm late in catching up, but i'm soooo happy for you! Your post reminds me exactly of how I felt when we got to see Kaua's heartbeat for the first time too! gives me chicken skin to think of it!

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