Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Heartbeat

Yesterday was my twelve week appointment, and I was pretty nervous beforehand since it was the big heartbeat appointment. As Jeramy is off hunting in Eastern Washington this week I had to go alone, and I wasn't quite prepared to get bad news. I hate that moment when the OB is fishing around with the doppler trying to find that faint sound. After what felt like an eternity but was probably only a minute I got my relief. A solid 160 bpm. Phew!

Monday is the quad screen (or whatever the call it), and I'm pretty excited to get a peak. With Jillian I really loved that ultrasound because she actually looked like a baby as she wiggled all around. Jeramy will be back by then, and I know he is looking forward to it as he was pretty disappointed to miss my last appointment.

I must admit that I'm still in complete disbelief over being pregnant. It just seems so surreal dispite the confirmation of medical professionals over and over again that I am indeed with child. And it isn't just the lack of symptoms either. I am just really having difficulty grasping that we're going to be a family of four this spring. I've come up with several theories about this of course. Perhaps it's this whole "spontaneous" pregnancy thing that has caught me off guard. Or maybe it is that I'm so busy chasing after child #1 that I don't have as much time to ponder the wonders of being pregnant. Or perhaps it is because my last memories of being pregnant not so long ago involved being quite enormous and getting kicked by a rather active little girl. Who knows. But regardless of my disbelief, this is a blessing that I am more than happy to accept.

And every now and then throughout the day it hits me...holy crap, I'm pregnant!

10 comments:

Barb said...

Congrats sweetie pea. :)

Jennifer said...

That so great...I'm thrilled your pregnancy is going so smooth for you. You are, indeed, preggo!!! YAY!

Sunny said...

Congrats on the heartbeat! I am excited for your scan on Monday -- my DH offered to go with you if you need help looking for "the goods," he thinks himself quite the expert at this now. :) Did I already tell you he said that? Seriously, I have absolutely no memory these days.

nancy said...

Congrats on the heartbeat! :)

jenn said...

I'm so glad you have a healthy happy heartbeat! (and no morning sickness you lucky girl you!)

Kelly said...

Not only are you pregnant but you're almost out of the 1st tri!!! Yikes!! Congrats on a good strong heartbeat:)

Roadblocks and Roller Coasters said...

Yay! Very glad to hear that all was well at your appointment! :)

Laura said...

So glad to hear the appointment went well! Hearing the heartbeat is just an awesome experience.

JamieD said...

Holy crap - you're pregnant! I am so happy for you!!

Nicky said...

I can't believe you're "already" past the first trimester! I'm sure it didn't seem that way for you, but here in internet-world, it went by really fast. :) Congrats!