Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Baby? Definitely!

Our first ultrasound was yesterday and I feel as if I'm now "officially" pregnant. It was so exciting. Our appointment was at 3:30 in the afternoon. Rob and I both got off of work early and headed downtown to the doctor's office together.

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”

-Unknown


45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay!! I hope you feel some relief and can finally relax :). There's nothing like hearing that little hearbeat is there? Congratulations again!

JustaKidAtHeart said...

Im so glad you got that today. I hope it is real for you now. hugs and smiles

ck2m said...

congrats on seeing your healthy baby and getting to hear the heart beat. I hope you are able now to enjoy the pregnancy and really be able to get excited. love the names!!!

Amber & Matt said...

I've been following your story ever since I got pregnant last year and started hanging out on the nest and just wanted to say congrats! I have twins at home and believe me, you are relieved that it is just one!! So glad to hear you finally got your BFP!

Fertilized said...

yes thats a beautiful baby -congrats

Anonymous said...

Your post made my morning, Bev! I have been lurking for so long now and celebrated for you when you finally became pregnant. I follow your blog probably with more interest than I have for the newspaper or the piles of work that sometimes come home with me at night.
I have had most of my extremities crossed just waiting to hear another batch of good news from you after your ultrasound, and I can't tell you how happy I am for you right now.
Enjoy!

The Crivella Family said...

Congratulations! Just thinking about hearing my son's heartbeat for the first time brings tears back to my eyes! Did you ever tell your mom everything you and your husband went through to get pregnant?

~Jess said...

It had to have been an awesome experience! Congrats again!

By the way, I love the names you have picked out.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Your story is amazing!

Meegs said...

Such great news!

AllieQB said...

What a wonderful way to start the day. Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures. I am de-lurking to say that I am thrilled for the two of you. Congratulations. :)

Anneliese Kelly said...

Beautiful names and beautiful baby.

Katie said...

YAY! So glad you were able to hear a strong heartbeat and squelch those fears and apprehensions. This is really happening, Bev.. congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys. :)

h2o-meg said...

Congrats! I have been following your story and it is so good to hear that everything looks so great. I wish you two all the best!

Diana said...

Oh how wonderful!!!!! The best sound ever!!!

Leah said...

Congrats! So exciting! Love the names you picked out too!

Esther said...

Congratulations from a PDX nestie! I'm so happy for you! Hearing the heartbeat makes it all so real, doesn't it? I sure cried when we heard the hb for the first time. I love the names you picked out. I hope you can relax a little bit more now and enjoy the ride!

LDRN said...

Yay for a good HB! I kept checking all night last night, but you must have posted before I went to bed...
Love those names BTW!

Em said...

That's so very good! I had to wait until week 12 for my first ultrasound, but I know exactly what you mean by it being absolutely fascinating, and I'm pretty sure I could listen to to the little fast heartbeat for hours. Congratulations on knowing "for real" you are carrying your baby!

slopegoddess said...

I've been following your blog for quite a while now. I am so excited to wish you CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy yourself...the next few months will go by so quickly!

ihtfp15 said...

I've been following your blog for quite a while now. I am so excited to wish you CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy yourself...the next few months will go by so quickly!

ihtfp15 said...

I've been following your blog for quite a while now. I am so excited to wish you CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy yourself...the next few months will go by so quickly!

slopegoddess said...

I've been following your blog for quite a while now. I am so excited to wish you CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy yourself...the next few months will go by so quickly!

Jen said...

A heartbeat! I am so so thrilled- and I hope now you can just truly enjoy the feeling of being pregnant! Beautiful baby- and I just love the names!! Perfect!

Lauren said...

Glad you got to see your beautiful baby! Congratulations!

Rachie Pachie said...

It's a very wonderful baby picture! :)

Congrats on the U/S!

Jamers125 said...

That is so exciting! I'm glad you finally can really let yourself feel pregnant. Yay for a healthy baby and heartbeat!

Anonymous said...

I used to read your posts on the Nest, and I just saw this today, and I have to tell you how incredibly happy I am for you! I actually teared up reading your recent posts. Congratulations!!!!! H&H 9 months to you!

MrsDW

Amber06 said...

I remember the first time I heard my sons heartbeat. It is magical. I am SO SO SO happy for you. I know how long you have both waited for this!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful names! Congratulations on hearing the heartbeat and on seeing your little son/daughter!

Anonymous said...

yay for you. your ticker is wrong, it says you only have something like 18 weeks left. maybe you should look into fixing that. and don't desert us so often just because you're having the baby you totally worked so hard for for so long!

Anonymous said...

dear amber and matt...she may be relieved to have just one but some of us would LOVE to be so exhausted and overworked from twins. hell, any amount of babies would make someone a happy person.

Candace said...

I just found your blog - and your story brought tears to my eyes as I read about your journey to pregancy. I also recently found out that I am pregnant, and I'm only 3 days away from you. We are expecting Jan. 3...

I'll be keeping up with your posts!! Congratulations!!!

Jen said...

Yay!!! Congratulations on a perfect ultrasound.
LOVE the names. So adorable.

Lucky said...

Hi Bunnies. Congrats on your BFP and your healthy baby!! I live in the valley in OR and I am wondering which RE you saw. Obviously, you've had wonderful results!! I'd love to know which one you saw, you can just leave a comment on my blog. Thank you!!

Harmony said...

congratulations hun! i am sooo excited for you!

i bet that was one of the best moments of your life- there are so many more to come! <3

MrsDutchie said...

Congratulations! I came across your blog through another one. That must have been an amazing experience! Congrat again

Natalie said...

What a beautiful little baby! I'm just so happy for you guys!

:)

~A Nestie!

Kelli said...

Congratulations..:)

orangestar17 said...

What a great and wonderful experience for you to finally hear the heartbeat that you've been dying to hear for so many years!! :-) I wish you all the best of luck with this pregnancy and I can't wait to hear about your beautiful baby next winter!

Jenny (Brongemonger on the Nest)

Anonymous said...

no updates? you've ABANDONED US!

Erika said...

That is fantastic!!

congrats again!!.....:D

Anonymous said...

Congrats - I love reading your blog! And now, update, update!
;-)

Shay said...

Congrats on seeing the baby via ultrasound.

Love your name picks, by the way. I myself have a Lucy (and a Gus too) and love love love the name. She's only 3 weeks old, but the name suits her quite well.

Jess said...

I just found your blog and am making my way through it. We are in our 9th month of ttc. During this time I have had 2 miscarriages, I am praying that this is our month (isn't it like that every month?). Anyways, just wanted to say I love your writing style. And you give me hope!
♥ Jess

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