Thursday, April 2, 2009

We have a heartbeat!!

We arrived around 10:00am, this morning. We waited for almost an hour. Alex and I were rather anxious. We asked our Moms to go with us. They were something else. We thought we were going to have to split them up...they were laughing and carrying on the entire time! :) I love that our Moms get along so well though. We were so happy that they could share this moment with us.

Anxiously waiting...


Did I mention that these two were a mess!? HA!


They finally called me back, so off the four of us went. I think the nurse and Dr. M got a kick out of us bringing our Mommas. This is the first time we've ever seen Dr. M smile. He's rather serious and to the point, which we love about him. He first checked my ovary (which seemed like it took forever). I found out that the cramps and large abdomen that I've been sporting are from my ovary being overstimulated. It was huge. He said it could take a while to go down, since I'm pregnant. I've been able to manage the pain with tylenol and he said my stomach will go back down eventually, so that was good to hear.

Still waiting but getting excited!!


He then found the baby (that's right...there's ONE in there :) He asked me to hold my breath and that's when we heard it...music to our ears...the heartbeat. The baby's heart rate was 107bpm. I was a little concerned when I heard that it was 107, but he said this was a totally normal heart rate for a baby at 6 weeks. He said that I would come back in two weeks and that we will see a lot of changes in the baby's growth and heart rate by then. When we heard the heartbeat, we all started crying. The nurse put her arm on my Mom's back and said, "you guys are making me cry." It was just the coolest thing I've ever heard in my life. Alex told me later, "it took my breath away." I heard him gasp, but I thought it was him holding back tears. I just couldn't believe that we could hear the heartbeat from something that tiny. From what I read, our baby is roughly the size of 1/2 a small corn kernel. TRULY AMAZING!!! I had my blood drawn and received hugs and congrats by all of the nurses, on my way out. My due date is November 23rd...my sister, Joy's birthday. She told me that if Alex wants, I can be induced, so that the baby will come on his birthday, November 22nd. :) Either way, a Thanksgiving baby is rather appropriate in my book. I'm so very thankful for the last 3 years that have brought us to this very moment. It has been a wonderful day...one we will never forget.

Our itty-bitty baby. :)


Love you guys,
Jill

49 comments:

MiMi said...

I am so excited for you and Alex! How appropriate for this precious one to be due near Thanksgiving! I can't think of a better Thanksgiving gift from the Lord!

Praising the Lord with you!

Joy said...

YAY!!! I was so nervous before my U/S! Glad to hear all is well. The heartrate will definitely increase as baby gets bigger (because they'll have more blood pumping through a bigger body)!

bb and mtb said...

AMAZING!!!! Congratulations again on your wonderful baby!!!!

Heather said...

So unbelieveably awesome and wonderful! isn't it amazing and unreal that they are SO SMALL!!!
I got goosebumps reading this....YOU ARE HAVING A BABY!!!
Thanksgiving time will be perfect- and YAY GOD for His perfect plan, timing and will!!! Relish every single second of this day....you will remember it forever!

Megan said...

YAY! How exciting to hear that precious heartbeat! I am still so excited for you guys! I can't wait to follow you in this journey!

Mary Kate said...

isn't your baby's heartbeat the most glorious sound in the world???

Leslie Laine said...

Jill - this is wonderful news. I love your account of the whole story, it sounds like a very special day and one that you've waited so very long for. I think it makes it all the more worthwhile!

Praying for you all the time!

Linda said...

Jill,
Okay I am crying too. I am so glad your Mom got to go with you today. What a great day!
Love you,
Linda Myles

Michele said...

Wonderful news!

I remember seeing and hearing all of our childrens' heartbeats. What wonderful moments.

So happy for you!

Cheryl said...

Jill, I am in tears I am so happy for you!!! Such a miracle!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! What a great day! I couldn't wait to find out how many heartbeats!!! You will be amazed at how fast the baby changes on the ultrasound each time you get to take a peek! Congrats again!

Shelly

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! God is so good! Love you! ab

elainaann said...

Haven't stopped crying since reading this. I can almost hear that little heart beat! I am just so excited for you and Alex.

Something tells me we won't be able to make it through Thanksgiving without tears this year!!!! :)

Love you!

Alice said...

WOW! This post made me go back to our first baby and hearing the heartbeat for the first time. It is SO priceless. For me it made it SO REAL. I left the office thinking I have REAL LIVE baby in there. WOW!!!

God is so FAITHFUL. I could feel the emotion oozing from this entry. So glad all is well and that the moms could be in on the action. Praying for a happy, healthy baby for you and Alex. I know it is a little early for this but you have been waiting a LONG time for this....do you have names picked out yet and are you going to share that (some people keep that quiet for a while or until the baby is born).

Congrats again.....we are so HAPPY for you both (or all three).

Girl with the Curlz said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you both.

Linda

Faith said...

I'm crying too! I really can't imagine what that must be like. Incredible! Such an amazing miracle and blessing you have been given. So happy for you guys!

Rebekah said...

What an exciting time. It seems like not that long ago I was in for my six week ultrasound...and it looked exactly like yours, jut a little circle...but I was so proud. :) Congratulations.

becca said...

I still get teary eyed when I hear it. It is amazing. Glad things went well... before long that little half kernel is going to look like a tiny baby. It is miraculous how fast they change.

Joannah said...

Just amazing! So tiny, but there he or she is!!!

Sara and John William's Mom said...

oh, so sweet! i love all the pics, it's so great that both grandmoms got to come and experience this special moment:)
as i was reading your post i just had to go back and remember when i first heard Sara's heartbeat and then John William's, it's just a super extra awesome feeling that you can't never forget:)i know for sure that you will treasure every moment forever. so happy for you guys, God is good!

Nikki said...

I had tears welling up from reading this. You could have been writing about our first ultrasound and the way we felt. It's pretty amazing isn't it. I will be praising God for the rest of today...and for months to come. Maybe one day our babies can meet. I'm so happy for you!

Love you girl!

Monte and Missy said...

So Amazing...our Father is such a Wonderful Creator! Thank you so much for sharing this day! We greatly REJOICE with y'all!

I Believe in Miracles said...

I have been checking all day to see if you've updated. PRAISE GOD!! This is such a huge answer to prayer. I'm so so so excited for you. Love it. Love that y'all took your mamas and everything went super. This is such a huge praise. Yeah!! Yeah!!

Rathi said...

So happy for you guys! Glad your moms got to be there with you on such a special day!! Have a great weekend!!

Shannon said...

This was the best post ever!! What a special day. :)

Jame's said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you guys!

Anonymous said...

so exciting it hardly seems real..i know it has been 3 years but it all seems to be happening so fast ;) -nat

Glitter and Bliss said...

I am so happy for you both!!!! I am thrilled beyond words. How much fun that your moms came too. I know it is a moment they both will cherish as well. Big Gigantic Hugs.......... Leslie

Elaine said...

Praise the Lord! Jill, that's just one of the very many moments that will take your breath away. You are in for such a wonderful roller coaster ride of emotions! Enjoy every single second!

Eric and Emily said...

I cried when I heard the heartbeat the first time too!!! It is so amazing! The most beautiful sound ever!!! I still love it every time I hear it too, it never gets old! I am so happy for your special day!!!!!!

Rhonda Rae said...

how awsome the whole thing must have been. I can not wait to see pix of the next one I wanna see if it already looks like a baby at 8 weeks like mine did or if I just have super human baby lol

Becky said...

I'm SO happy for you guys! It's amazing what God can do and I know you are very THANKFUL for your little miracle! Becky

Polly Gamwich said...

Oh yay! What wonderful news!!! Praise God!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

I have had more hits on my blog today refered from your blog!!! Guess everyone wants to know and see baby Averitt;))) HUGS!!

Vashti said...

AMAZING!!! So small and yet you can hear a heart beat....God is amazing! I am just so excited for you.
xx

cady said...

that's so awesome! i'm really happy for you guys. our u/s is a week from today, and i'm going to be anxious until i see that beautiful heartbeat. our baby is due dec. 1, and i'm hoping it will come a few days early so it will be here for thanksgiving. i can't think of anything more to be thankful for.

The Patterson's said...

SO exciting!!! Congrats again!

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

Yeah! So happy for you! I am hoping to go back to Dr. M and find out if we are pregnant soon or not. And I know what you mean about the smile :-) This frozen cycle has been so much easier than the first 2 cycles. Hopefully it will work! Praying desperately!

Annie said...

The first U/S is so amazing. To think how tiny that little heart is and to hear it beat is such a MIRACLE! I guess the first question we all wanted to know has been answered, (How MANY were in there), the next big question is, is it a boy or girl! SO exciting! I know you are enjoying every minute of it, as you should be!!! Have a great weekend!

Lacy said...

SOOO excited for you!! I can't think of a better "Thanksgiving" celebration than a baby!! :)

Mel said...

Praise Lord God almighty!!!!!!
One perfect baby. I am so thrilled for you guys.
*hugs*

Cassandra said...

Congratulations!!!

Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy.

Wishing 4 One said...

Oh my goodness Jill, I am SO SO SO HAPPY for you and Alex! I have been bad in reading my favorite blogs and am so happy I popped over today to visit you! A very big heartfelt congratulations to you my friend and Alex, this is so exciting! xoxoxoxoxo

Faith said...

You're going to make ME cry!!! Such a precious moment. I love it!!!

Jenna said...

I am so late on this comment, but I am SOOOOOO excited. This post was just precious and that last picture was the MOST precious of all. I am just so happy for ya'll!! Love you friend!

Molly & John Telford said...

yes yes yes! i'm so very happy for you all!

annalee said...

looks absolutely precious already!

Paula said...

Oh, what wonderful news. Praise the Lord. Yea, a baby in Nov. what fun! can't wait to follow you along your journey.

Elle Charlie said...

Wow! I just stopped by your blog today and what an amazing time to do so! Congrats!