Ultrasound Today (updated with pics)

Monday, April 04, 2011

We're going today at 1:30 to the pregnancy center where I used to be a volunteer counselor to be a "practice" client for the nurses who do the ultrasounds :)

Everyone who is fertile tells me "Oh, I just LOVED ultrasounds! I was so excited to see the baby again! I looked forward to them for weeks!"

And while I do look forward to them for weeks, and as much as I am excited to see our baby's heart beating once I'm there, the main emotion I associate with them beforehand is nervousness.

So far, there have been no indications that this baby and pregnancy is anything but totally healthy, and I have alot of confidence and faith that everything will continue that way. But ultrasounds (and even regular heartbeat-hearing appointments now) are scary!

It is like if you were on injectables and so far all your follicle scans had shown a wonderful amount of ripe, plump, perfect follicles, and you were going again today to see them again. Maybe I am just tarnished by awful follicle checks, but isn't there some worry in everyone's mind that their beautiful follies have somehow vanished into thin air?

I pray all the time for the health of our little one, and this morning's prayers were no different: I pray that we'll be able to see a wiggly baby with a perfect heartbeat. I will be sure to post pictures when I get home in the ultrasound section to the right. Thank you for praying for us!!

UPDATED to say that baby looks great! Long legs and very stretched out and kicking up a storm (I can't feel it yet). Heartbeat of 154 and measuring 14w :) PRAISE GOD!! Pictures are in the Ultrasound link to the right :) Thank you all for your prayers :)

14 comments:

Amy said...

Praying for a deep calm peace... and a wiggling little baby, waving back at you!:)

callmemama said...

Praying for a wonderful appointment today. Can't wait to hear about it!

TeeJay said...

I'm hoping that you have a great appointment today and I can't wait to see the pictures.

I know what you mean about the anticipation of the scans. I get that way looking at my follicles, too.

AL said...

Praying for a wonderful appointment today, M!

Coco said...

I completely understand! My heart crawls all the way up my throat when I'm trying to wait patiently for them to hear the heartbeat...wondering if it's still really there...is this really going to happen this time? I think you're totally normal and I'm praying that everything will go well today, and beyond. That we'll both be holding babies by fall. :) And hey, do you remember on my giveaway post, where everyone had to submit a joke... I now think you should've won... you said "my joke is that we'll both be pregnant by Christmas!" Haha. You were SO close. :) Amazing.

Mommy-In-Waiting said...

I'm hoping you have a wonderful appt. today! Can't wait to see the ultrasound pics!

Praying for Hope said...

I worried every single time. It's such a relief when you see/hear them, happy and healthy and growing.

Bridget said...

I worry before every u/s too- it must be an IF thing. I can't wait to hear how it went and see your little baby!

Melissa said...

Wonderful news! So glad everything went smoothly :)

Coco said...

Aw! Such adorable pictures already! :) Glad it went so well and that you got to see baby kicking and wriggling around. AMAZING!!!

myjourneythruinfertility said...

thanks for sharing such great news!

fertilelychallengedblacksheep said...

Yay on a wonderful appointment and a kicking healthy baby. So, so happy for you. And yes, I felt the same way then and feel it now too.

RMCarter said...

I understand that anxiety 100%! When I had my last ultrasound it was a long one and I was gripping the bottom of my t-shirt so tight the whole time. I didn't even realize I was doing it until I felt my hands go numb! Ha!

Glad everything is looking great!

lowfatlady said...

So glad the ultrasound went well and little baby is doing great!