Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Most amazing day ever

Dear baby,

Today was our first ultrasound and it was the first glimpse we had at you since you were a teeny tiny 8-celled embryo.

When they called me into the room and I got up on the table, I thought my heart would beat out of my chest. I was so terrified that something would be wrong, but I tried as hard as I could to trust my gut which said everything would be fine.

When the tech left the room to show the pictures to the doctor, and to go get your daddy and Gramma, it felt like eternity. In reality it was maybe 5 minutes. And then, with everyone watching, the tech showed us your gestational sac and right away I could see you inside! I burst into tears I was so happy, and your dad was grinning from ear to ear and so was your grandma. At just 7 weeks 1 day, you were the most amazing thing I had ever seen. It was truly love at first sight! Everything we have gone through over the past 5 years was completely worth that moment.

The tech looked around very carefully, but it appears it is just you in there and we are so happy that you are!

Your little heart is beating at 139 bpm right now, which is well within the ideal range. I swear I even saw you moving a little! You are measuring right in sync with my dates, and seeing you today made this pregnancy feel so much more real.

Feel free to continue making your momma feel sick; I find it reassuring knowing that you are growing and doing well. We will get to see you again at our 12 week ultrasound in a few weeks. Until then, know that your momma and daddy love you very, very much, and that there are so many people waiting to meet you in November.




  1. yay! i was hoping you'd have such great news... congrats!

  2. What a wonderful post. It totally made me teary! Wishing you a wonderful, healthy, pregnancy. [...hugs...]

  3. Aww thanks ladies!! Joanna, it made me teary while writing it!

  4. Oh Katie...that was beautiful.

    Dear baby...you are very, very lucky.