The appointment started like so many other ultrasound appointments I've had but I anxiously watched the screen praying to see something there. "There's the yolk sac, and there's the fetal pole, and that little flicker above the cursor is the heartbeat." Her words were music to my ears and a wave of relief came over me.
|Baby's 1st picture|
So far the little bean is measuring right on track and has a perfect little heart beat of 152 bpm. We have an official due date of March 19th. It is amazing, albeit still a bit surreal, to know that there's a little person growing in there. As easily as I cry when I'm stressed or upset, I'm a bit surprised that I didn't shed any tears suring the scan.
Dr. Love had the day off and when I came home from work to find flowers and a onesie set that I've had my eye on for over a month. "It's time for us to start getting excited about it," he said as he gave me a big hug.
Otherwise, how am I feeling? The nausea is here in almost regular daily waves but so far it hasn't brought its friend vomitting. Bloat and exhaustion are here too still making it difficult to do anything in the evenings other than be a lump on the couch.
We go back this next week to get another look and hopefully get our walking papers to graduate from the RE. I think this next wait will be much easier to bear than the first.