Saturday, September 5, 2015


We saw a HEARTBEAT!  

We are estatic!  We have never made it this far.  We even got a photo of our little blobby.

We went into our ultrasound and were very pleased to see my normal ultrasound tech from all of my infertility treatments.  I hadn't seen her in about 5 months and was hoping to see her before we 'graduated' from the infertility clinic.  I was grinning ear-to-ear when she came to get me and bring me back.  Pretty early on in meeting her we discovered we were neighbors (she has since moved).  While it was a bit of a shock at first, it became something we would always talk about during my scans.

We were able to see the baby and the heartbeat with the abdominal ultrasound which was instantly reassuring.  I did shed a single tear as soon as she told me  that the flicker was the heartbeat.  Little blobby had a heart rate of 140 and was measuring 7 weeks 2 days (I was 7 weeks 3 days at the time) so all is well.

It is all so surreal.  I really cannot believe it.  I am pregnant.  Truly surreal.  Even though I've seen the proof it is STILL hard to believe since I'm feeling so great these days (aside from, TMI warning, really bad constipation).

We decided to tell parents now that we've seen a heartbeat.  (They live 800 miles away).  We told my in-laws on Thursday, the same day as the ultrasound.  It was so nice to be able to bring them good news.  They've had a string of bad luck lately and to quote my father-in-law, "this is the best news of the year."  It was especially adorable coming from him since he is a man of few words.   

My husband convinced his parents that he desperately needed to talk to his dad about an urgent computer issue (my husband helps them with their computers remotely).   We got his dad on the phone and then texted his mom a picture of the ultrasound that she opened with his dad. It really worked out perfectly.  My mother-in-law instantly started choking up.  It was a wonderful moment to share.

My parents are next.  We are so thankful. Even though we know it is still early days we are happy to share these happy times with our immediate family.

I guess I will soon need to realize that this is real and that I might actually have a baby to hold in mid April.  Fingers crossed.