Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Relief!

The ultrasound went great today -- there's a cute little bean in there, heart beating away! Heartrate was 125 bpm which the doc said was good, and it's measuring 6w 5d, so right on track. I think my legs were trembling the whole time, and I couldn't stop smiling as we left.

It was so exciting and cool to see it...and I just can't even believe there is a real little creature living inside me, with her/his very own heartbeat and everything. I'm completely amazed that this is where humans come from.

It feels so good to have made it this far, and the whole thing is definitely starting to feel more real. Everyone says pregnancy goes by fast but right now I feel like it will be an eternity until I make it to the 2nd trimester...although my MIL reminded me that I'm already 1/2 way there!

My RE was really sweet, he told me that I had graduated from the clinic and could go to my OB, but that I should email him and tell him how things are going. I feel so lucky to have found such a great clinic with such kind people.

So while I still have the fear blanket close by in case I need it, today I don't have it wrapped around me...and hopefully I won't have to clutch onto it again any time soon. Thanks as always for everyone's words of comfort, you really helped me to start to let go of the fear enough to start to be excited and happy about what's happening, which is a real gift.

Awwww, I think I'm getting all hormonal and emotional...

7 comments:

Hopeful Mother said...

Ava - I am thrilled for you! Also so glad to hear that this is starting to feel real to you... it is truly amazing that this is how every human being starts out.

Yep - more than halfway through the first trimester already!

Kate said...

I am so, so happy to read this. It sounds just wonderful, and I could just feel this overwhelming happiness emanating from your post. Congrats once again.

Carol said...

Yay!! I am so excited!

Stephanie said...

Wow, congrats on the u/s. that is wonderful!

Nickie said...

been out of town, just now reading. Great news on the u/s!!!

Karen said...

This is fantastic news!

Thanks also for your note in my blog. I'm not holding my breath just yet, but I'm getting a little bit optimistic. Just the teeniest bit.

Karen said...

It's been about a month since you posted... everything still okay?