We were called back into the ultrasound room. Off went the pants and up on the table I go. At that point I was so nervous about the doctor finding something wrong, I was petrified that he would tell me that the baby didn't grow. So petrified in fact that when he came in and said congratulations and how are you feeling, all I could do was mumble "Fine" and that was it. No, "We're so thrilled Dr. H" or "I'm having a bit of morning sickness but other than that I'm doing well." Just "Fine."
Out came the oh-so-pleasant internal ultrasound wand and here we go. The doctor right away said. "Ok, this looks good. See that that little blob? Here I'll zoom in, see that? That is the heartbeat. Hold on let me put the microphone on." At first we heard nothing and then...
ba-bump, ba-bump, ba-bump
Wow. Just wow. That is my baby's heart. Beating. Inside me. Rob's eyes were as wide as dinner plates and I couldn't say anything for fear of just plain breaking down and crying. This is real. That is a real live heart beating. Beating at 139 beats per minute. Which is great according to the doctor. He measured the baby and baby is measuring 9.3 mm. Right where he/she is supposed to be. And just one, which is fine with us. One is good!
I was so overwhelmed I didn't say much for the rest of the appointment and Rob is just over the moon excited! His face was just priceless during the ultrasound. Dr. H wants us to come back in three weeks for one more ultrasound with him and then we are released to go to my regular OB/GYN! As much as I like Dr. H and am so thankful we were successful at the RE's office, I'll be glad not to go back.
And now, drumroll please...
Introducing Baby M! Lucy Elizabeth or Patrick Alan's very first picture!! Ok, maybe it is just me, but is this not the most beautiful baby picture you've every seen?
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”