Saturday, October 30, 2010

Confirmation Ultrasound

We have a baby! One baby with a beautiful heartbeat! We are beyond excited...and we have pictures but I have not scanned them into the computer yet. Need to get on that!

So the story of how our day went....

We were lucky that our appointment was at 11:30...this meant that we did not have to leave at the crack ass of dawn. Instead we slept in a bit and got up at 7:30! We got showered up and dressed and we were on the road by 8:45. The ride seemed forever! Not much conversation between the two of could tell we were both nervous. I felt on the verge of tears the entire time...silently talking to our little embryo and praying that everything would look okay.

When we got to Womack, we checked in and took a seat. Still very little talking. Ms. G came to the door and called us back. My heart started beating so fast. We made that walk down the hallway and had to wait in an exam room for a few minutes...again mostly silence....while we waited for Jen (the ultrasound tech) to finish up with some other patients. Apparently she had wanted to do my ultrasound herself...makes sense since she was so involved in our whole IVF process.

Finally it was stomach was in knots. Jen totally noticed and asked where the normally bubbly me was. Ummm...hello...totally freaked out here! I tried to lighten up a bit and smiled and laughed. And then it was time...Jen wasted no time...she immediately saw a baby with a heartbeat and she let us know. I burst into tears. And they did not stop the whole time that I laid on that table. BJ stared in awe and had a huge smile on his face. I should also tell you that both Ms. G and Nurse D came into the room to watch the ultrasound. I swear they had tears too! So Jen took some measurements and printed out some pictures for us and it was done. She gave me a huge hug and told me that I could come back as often as I needed until I graduate to the OB.

We came out of the room and Dr. P was there. I gave him a high-five...yes I high-fived my RE for getting me pregnant! He said that I was definitely proof that it only takes one embryo to get pregnant. So very true! He asked how long I wanted to stay with which I hesitated...and he quickly added "until 36 weeks?" I said sure! Of course he was joking but I will continue to see him until 12 weeks then I will switch to hospital here on base. I think I am going to give them a call next week to make my appointment since they tend to be busy.

It is so hard to believe that we are actually going to be parents! Awesome!


LilPeach (aka Laura) said...

You made me cry too...not when you called me yesterday. Right now when I read this. Can't wait for the pictures. said...

So glad to hear!!! I know how nerve wracking that first ultrasound can be. Praying for another healthy 8 months :)

Jen said...

I have been so busy moving I missed checking your blog earlier. I have a lump in my throat - tears welling up in my eyes and a tremendous need to hug someone! I am so excited, elated, thrilled for you guys!

I do not know you - and I hope one day our paths will cross (although a few of my ODS classmates are working as nurses at your base) so I can celebrate with you.

Your husband was so good to me - sharing his knowledge and making me feel comfortable with my decision. Now - if there is anything I can do for you - in a "mom" way - let me know!

Keeping the faith and knowing you will be a fantastic mom.

kkasun said...

Congratulations, what amazing news!

cowgirltn said...

I love posts like this, congratulations!

cntrygrl23 said...

why is is weeks later and I am still crying when I read this post??!! I am so excited for ya'll. I can't wait to see my little Nemo!!
Auntie Gretchen