Well, we had our first sonogram/ob checkup today. Something about the first checkup that makes me a mess until after I'm there and told all is well. Once you experience being told that there is no heartbeat one time, is all you need and something that I wouldn't wish upon anyone. When I had my miscarriage in 2000, it was DEVASTATING. I was going for my 12 week check to listen the to the heartbeat and was told it wasn't there. The baby stopped developing at 8 weeks but never passed through my system. Crazy, and unbelievable . . . a moment that will always stick with me and has made me fearful each time I've had to go for that "1st ultrasound" ever since.
But today, was joyous, the first mile marker for my pregnancy. Adrianna was at school and Christopher was with friends so Chris and I could go together. We sat there, in what Chris said was the longest 2 minutes of his life and the most stressful moment this year for him, and were shown our little "peanut". We got to hear the heartbeat and it was FAST AND STRONG, that's what we want to hear. There is no better sound than that little baby's heartbeat, the most surreal moment you can live in. It was real. We are really going from 2 babies to 3. Chris and I sat and talked about the births of our other two angels while we waited for the doctor and it was the first time in weeks that we were able to sit together and talk like normal married people. :o) I've been miserably sick, it's been debilitating and depressing. I like to got at an abnormally high pace and have been pulled down to basic bedrest . . . it sucks! But, I was given Reglan today to help with the nausea and take Phenergran at night so let's see how that helps, let's pray it does. I need to get back on my feet and back to my life. :o)
With each pregnancy, life has gotten even better than the previous one. This time I will be pregnant with lots of friends around and a support system that I've never experienced before. I have a community of people who love me and I love them. I'm so thankful for the support, the meals, the emails, phone calls and generosity shown to me and my family during this time. I am so lucky! This baby is being brought into one heck of a family with a group of some great friends surrounding us. I can't wait!!!
We WILL find out the sex on February 9th, you know me, no way in waiting regardless of what my mom says, LOL!
So looks like we will have C-section #3 in July!!! What a break for our family, this big family of ours and NO BDAYS in July yet, yeah!
I am so thankful for today . . . 9 weeks and 31 to go!