Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Big Reveal

Today is a day I will remember forever. I saw my sweet, little baby's heart beating for the first time and it was an amazing site to see.

I was so anxious going in to my appt. and my clinic never makes you wait long and of course this morning we waited FOREVER! At one point Sean joked that he was going to hit the lights and get started without Dr. P. This made me crack up!

Dr. P finally came in and we got started. I am not sure I was even breathing. He turned the monitor towards him and right away he said, "It's good news! We have a heartbeat! There's only one!" Then, he turned the monitor towards us so we could take it all in. The baby is soooooo small, just a 1/2 cm, but the flicker of the heartbeat was very clear. Sean & I just stared in awe at the screen. Dr. P did not see anything that he thinks would have caused the bleeding, but did say I have a pocket of old blood that I could likely pass. At least I can be on the look out now.


After the u/s, Dr. P had us meet with him in his office where he told us the baby is measuring right on. He confirmed our EDD as Christmas Eve, said he was cautiously optimistic for a positive outcome, thanked us for helping his statistics :), gave us a few instructions and told us we would be "graduating" to our OB today. No more appts at the clinic. This caught me TOTALLY off guard. I definitely need to plan a visit in the next few weeks to see the girls that were off today and bring everyone a token of our appreciation.

Sean & I are both overjoyed, but I do have to say that neither one of had the big outpouring of emotion that I thought we would have. We were both very quiet during the u/s and during our meeting with Dr. P. We went out to lunch afterwards and we talked about how there is still a lot of unknown and leaving the security of the clinic has us feeling a little unsettled. They really cared for us and handled us with kid gloves and I just do not have that relationship with my OB. I know seeing a heartbeat is a huge milestone and I am overwhelmed by all my emotions right now. We were both a little sad that Jack & Diane did not hang in there together and yet relieved that we will not face the risks of a multiple pregnancy at this point. As my mom said, we can always work up to that :)
So, without further ado, I present Baby Saucy or "Ralphie" if you prefer!



Now I need to start working on a new blog title!!!

41 comments:

leigh said...

Long-time lurker; first-time poster!

Congrats on your little sweet pea! Best wishes for a H&H 9 months. Can't wait to read about your pregnancy and LO!

Amanda said...

Congratulations on a beautiful u/s pic! I don't know you guys but I *know* you deserve a happy outcome ... "Ralphie" will give it to you :) So happy for the awesome news today!

Bee said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you and for your wonderful experience today; )

jill said...

Congrats on your little one! So happy you had a positive appt :)

Gina said...

Congrats!!!!! I'm so happy you had a great day!

Leigh said...

Huh, that's crazy. I too am named Leigh and and am a long-time lurker, first-time poster!!

Just wanted to say congratulations on your wonderful news. I am so happy that your Year of Hope is turning out exactly as you have wished and prayed for.

Congrats again!!

MissMVK said...

I've been stalking your blog all day for this post!!! Congrats on one strong heartbeat. Go Saucy!!! My dh and I had a similar reaction at our first u/s. Overjoyed but not blubbering messes as we had anticipated. I must admit, I am a little smug because I voted right. :)

Congrats again!

Jill said...

Aww, Emily -- this is so wonderful! Little "Ralphie" is just beautiful!

Clio said...

Emily, this is awesoooooome!!!!
congrats on baby Saucy!!
I'm so excited for you. :)))

bella1021 said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!

Whitney said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations and enjoy your pregnancy!

Mo and Will said...

Oh wow!!! Congrats!!!!

Mo

Kristen said...

What a beautiful sight!!!! Congrats!!!!

EBL said...

Emily,

Congratulations!!
So happy for you.

piecemeal people said...

I love how the pic has two little dark dots that look like eye sockets - like s/he is staring out at you. What's up, mom? :)

Meant to be a mom said...

THAT'S GREAT! I'm so glad everything is looking good. Yay baby! Keep growing and hanging in there.

sunflowerchilde said...

Congrats! How great to see a heartbeat!

Anonymous said...

another lurker here -- yay! I've been dying to hear the results -- yay yay yay!!!

RMCarter said...

How about: 'What to expect once you're FINALLY expecting'? :)

Congrats to you and hubby. What a dream come true!!! Your baby is beautiful. :)

Barefoot said...

Ahhhh! Congrats on your beautiful heartbeat. What a special day.

ashley said...

Congratulations!!!! Awesome news!

meinsideout said...

Yay!!!! That is awesome! i am really happy for you guys!!!

Carrie said...

Could not be happier for you, Momma! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Hugs,
Carrie

Andrea said...

WOOOHOOO!!! Congrats, sweetie!

Just Another Infertile said...

Congratulations Emily! I'm so happy you had a great appt.

'Murgdan' said...

:-) So happy for you...

lifebytheday said...

Oh thank goodness - congratulations!! SO happy for you both!

poppy.f.seed said...

fantastic news, congratulations. And, great due date!

Amanda said...

Congrats!! I'm so happy for you!

sweetpeanme said...

YAY! What a beautiful day...I bet it will definitely be one of the best ones ever! (More definitely to come...the day of baby's birth...first time baby says "mama"...oh boy!!)
Congrats!

Ashley said...

YAY!!! Congrats..that's so exciting:)

Fashionably Infertile said...

Ralphie is perfect. I am so happy for you!!! Wishing you the very best...and nothing less.

M. said...

Congratulations, Emily!!! I'm so happy for you guys! Ralphie is absolutely precious :) Here's to a happy and healthy 10 months!

mrsgingergrl said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful picture that is. :)

Leslie Laine said...

Congrats, Emily! This is great news! :)

WaterBishop said...

Fabulous! Congrats!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Congrats! That is an incredible sight to see!

You know I don't think I felt an outpouring of emotion until the 20 week ultrasound.

Lisa said...

It's funny - I'm so happy for you sweetie that I'm crying, but, we had kind of the same reaction. Just relief. I thought I would sob when I saw the heartbeat but I never did.

I can't even express how so very happy I am for you!!!! Now, we have to plan that AC trip!

Maria said...

What a wonderful beautiful amazing picture of "Ralphie." Congratulations!

Maria (MKC101103) said...

Oh I got the chills when I read your first sentence! I'm so happy for your sweetie!!!

I'm sure after hearing your history your OB will be just as gentle with you as your RE was.

Ralphie makes me think of A Christmas Story. Was that what you were going for since you're due Christmas Eve? LOL.

bunny said...

Yay! I am so happy that your ultrasound went so well. I can't imagine how wonderful it must have been to hear that heartbeat. Congratulations!