Monday, May 11, 2009

11 Wk 3 Day Ultrasound


Today my pregnancy felt real for the very first time. Laying there and looking at an ultrasound screen of MY UTERUS and seeing a little baby move around was nothing short of miraculous.

I can't stop looking at the pictures and marveling at the fact that I met this little baby at just 8 tiny cells, and he has now morphed into an actual being with arms and legs that move. (By the way, I'm using "he" here generally.)

Our baby has a little chin, a tiny nose and ears that are moving into place. His arms and legs are moving, and at one point in the ultrasound he arched his back. Our baby is measuring at 12 weeks, so he's growing well - approximately the size of a beautiful lime! Heartbeat increased to 162 beautiful beats per minute. My OB says our baby "looks great".

There is still a part of me that has to convince myself that the monitor was actually connected to my uterus and was not a television appearance of someone else's baby. It's all so surreal, still.

Things are going well - still intermittent nausea that feels exactly like bad car sickness, insomnia (I finally fall asleep to the Golden Girls nearly every night, starting at about 1:30 a.m.) and fatigue when I get home from work. I'm hungry all the time and very emotional.

It was great seeing my OB today because she was so thrilled for us. As we were leaving, she said, "This baby is so lucky to have you two as parents."

We feel so blessed to have this baby. God is good.

16 comments:

Bottoms Off said...

OMG how exciting!!! Congratulations!!! What a wonderful sight!

Foster Mama said...

Thats so awesome!!!! I'm so happy for you guys!!!!

Hope2morrow said...

Those ultrasounds are the most amazing thing I have ever seen. It just makes it all so much more real and definitely puts my mind at ease, far away from the worry and negativity.

Jane G said...

That's wonderful news. Congratulations!

womb for improvement said...

Amazing. Best of luck.

Erin said...

I'm one day ahead of you! Was 11 weeks last thursday. Got pregnant after 2 miscarriages and 2 failed IVFs so I'm right there with you! It's wonderful reading your blog and following your progress. It makes me feel less alone knowing that someone else is out there feeling as paranoid, scared, elated and sick all at the same time like I am. I'm so happy for you!!

mommy of girls said...

Hey, doll!!! So glad the U/S went great and you got to see your little "lime"!!!! :-) I cannot wait to meet your little miracle in person. I am so very excited for you all...and you know what??? Your OB didn't lie...your baby is VERY LUCKY to have you and L. as parents! Continuing to pray daily for you. And you are so right...God is good. All the time. Love ya, doll!

just me said...

Just now getting caught up on some blog reading. I am so happy for you two that you were able to see your little "lime" and "meet" him. :-) Ultrasounds are amazing! Glad you are still feeling good and feeling pregnant. It is a wonderful thing. God is good. Only HE is able to give us these beautiful blessings called babies.

AmyC623 said...

I hope you are feeling well and everything is going wonderfully! You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!

just me said...

Hope all is going well!!! I've been thinking about you.

Anonymous said...

Hope all is well. We miss u.

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