Monday, June 17, 2013

First Ultrasound!

Today was our first ultrasound since finding out we are pregnant. I have been anxiously awaiting this day for a long time and things seemed to move in slow motion all morning. Once we arrived at the clinic and they called me back, there were multiple stops before the ultrasound room. Blood work, vitals check, weigh-in, urine sample...all steps between me and the opportunity to see my baby. When we finally made it back to the ultrasound room the sonographer stepped out so I could get undressed from the waist down. I always wear a dress on ultrasound days, drop the undies and you're good to go! I'm not one to waste time, plus every time I haven't worn a dress I'm always mid-undress when they tap on the door and I do that awkward "Just a second!" yell and hobble over to the table and the modest cover of my paper blankie. Of course today I was on the table in 20 seconds flat and today was the day they gave me PLENTY of time to get settled.  C'mon!  Show me my baby! :)

Anxiousness and impatience aside, it was a really beautiful appointment. We were able to see our precious little bean, the yolk sac, the bulge of the teeniest tiniest heart and a beautiful rapid flash of white on that black and white ultrasound screen for every precious heartbeat. Yeah, I cried big fat happy tears. Little Embry now measures 1 cm (about the size of a blueberry) and has a healthy heartbeat of 145 bpm. We get to go back for another ultrasound in two weeks to see how things are progressing and at this appointment we'll actually get to hear the heartbeat and not just see it. 

Tonight I will sleep soundly knowing that our little one is safe, healthy and growing. This week Embry will develop arms and legs and in addition to that tiny heart also has an appendix, intestines, a pancreas and liver. Hello tiny miracle. I'm in awe of you!


  1. That's so awesome! I'm glad your ultrasound went well and the baby is looking healthy. Congratulations!

  2. so exciting!! Glad it went well!

  3. On the to-do list for this week: arms and legs. How crazy is that to think about!?!

    Congratulations. What a thrill.

  4. Congratulations! What a beautiful moment! Finally, an ultrasound for something FUN. :) I'm excited for your next heartbeat appointment, but congrats on that strong little flicker!

    1. Thinking of you this week, Jess! I hope you are enjoying some great books and relaxing downtime. Sticky, sticky thoughts your way! :)

  5. Thanks, Lindsey! I read three books while on downtime (there's a reason I teach Reading and English) and tried really hard to stay on that couch. I get restless, but I cozied up and wore my slipper socks from all my retrievals that have fun little pawprints on the bottom. My socks were way less cool than yours! :) I am going to treat my little babylings to a day of pampering next week because I liked your idea so much! :)

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