Saturday, March 13, 2010

We have a heartbeat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, even though I was drugged up all day {pregnancy approved meds only of course} and slept with the hopes of getting rid of this horrid head cold, Charles came home and dragged me off to the Dr for our long awaited ultrasound!

We arrived early and were actually 10 minutes before our appointment getting back there! Charles felt it appropriate to snap this photo while I was snacking on peanut butter crackers half naked {"morning" nausea has hit. I must snack on something at least every two hours or else I feel so pregnant!}. Flattering huh?


So then Dr. S walks in and the first sentence out of his mouth is, "I found your blog". What?!?! Yep. Said he was googling to find a quote in a magazine that was done from him and he came across my blog... Funny stuff! Thankfully he's never pissed me off that bad. :-)

So to the good stuff! He says, "let's hear this heartbeat"! We say, We hope!

We see the beautiful babe, growing away! Then he asks if we are ready for it... He turns on the volume and you kind of hear it so he asks me to hold my breath and then we could really hear it! The most beautiful sound I have yet to hear!!!!!!!!!!!! Charles and I were both in such awe and amazement! Both of us with tears of excitement and joy, not to mention the overwhelming love we already feel for this growing baby!

Baby Swann is measuring 6w 1d, exactly as I thought and our estimated due date is still November 3, 2010!!!! Dr. S gave us a moment to breathe when he told us that our chance of miscarriage goes way down now that we've seen/heard the heartbeat!

But something we obviously did not hear right and Dr. S, if you're reading, you are more than welcome to clarify for us! :-) Charles thinks Dr. S said the heartbeat was about 140bpm. I think Dr S. said about 104 bpm. I mean. We are still early on and baby's heart just recently started beating so isn't 140 bpm a bit fast this early on??? Unless we have an overachiever, already...

After our beautiful ultrasound, I did my first ever OB Panel!!!!! We are officially for the first time ever, OB Patients!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still in such awe and amazement that we are going to be parents by the end of 2010! We are going to be holding our baby in our arms as we celebrate Thanksgiving and are reminded of all that we have to be thankful for. Not to mention Christmas... The miracle of Jesus' birth and the celebration of life that we will be holding in our arms as well. Who cares if I will be 26 when baby Swann comes! I will finally be a mommy!!!!!

We go back in two weeks for another ultrasound {at least I'm assuming ultrasound and I'll beg and plead if it's not one!} to see baby Swann continue to grow... So exciting!!!!!

So here's our video from the appointment. You can't really hear the heartbeat but you can certainly see it beating away!! And please, excuse the horrible view that I am during this video. If it did not include our first glimpse at our child's heart beating, i would not be sharing it! I think Charles is officially going to be off video duty until he can redeem himself! hahaha!

Our baby's heartbeat 6w 1d 03/11/10

9 comments:

[cre] said...

what a VERY cool video! I love the laughter - I can see myself doing that, too! Just pure excitement :) Congratulations again - hearing the heartbeat, WOW!

Traci said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you. What a beautiful little miracle. Thank you for sharing such a joyful moment.

Ray and Chrissy said...

I don't think 140 is that high for 6 weeks. maybe I wrong.

So early to hear the heartbeat that's so great. We saw Clara's heartbeat around 6 weeks also. We didn't hear it until 10 weeks though.

Melis.sa said...

Congratulations!! Isn't it the best sound ever??

squirrelgirl said...

Woot! That's the most wonderful sound ever!! Based on normal ranges and the short glimpses I could see on the video, I think your babys heartbeat is around 140. That's a great number! YAY!

Hillary said...

So wonderful!!

Tamara said...

That is such good news!! And good that the nausea is setting in, another good sign :) 140 bpm sounds right to me. The smaller the baby, the faster the heartbeat.

The Millers said...

What a wonderful thing to finally hear!!

Michele said...

Congratulations!!!