Wednesday, August 13, 2008

We Have Ourselves A Baby

I am floating right now with excitement and happiness. Today's appointment was fantastic. At first I was a little annoyed about the wait but then when time was taken with me, I felt much better. Sitting in the waiting room, my mom started joking around with Eli and I that we could be having twins. That was not something I could comprehend at all. Could you imagine?? I sure couldn't. Having both of them there with me was awesome. I was sad that his mom couldn't make it, but she will be at the next one.

We were taken back and first thing that was done was getting weighed. I don't think there was any change from when I was in there back in June. Then I got to pee in a lovely cup. Don't you just love that?? It was then time to strip from the bottom down and wait for the nurse practitioner. My doctor is out on maternity leave, but will be back in about 5 weeks. Let me just tell you that getting undressed infront of my mom AND fiance was interesting. Next thing I knew, the nurse practitioner was in there checking something and then it was time to get the little wand ready to shove up me. It honestly wasn't that uncomfortable. It is a lot better than the duck bill thing they shove in and open you with. It didn't take her long at all to find the little sucker. My heart stopped. It was by far the most beautiful thing that I have ever seen. There were legs and arms and a little bum and a head. I couldn't stop smiling and neither could Eli. She has to check my ovaries and she could tell that it was my left one that was used. It was significantly bigger than the other one and had two small cysts on it which she said was normal. She then went back to the baby. She was really trying to get the little one to move and all of a sudden, the sweet thing started moving all around. Legs and arms were all over the place. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Tears instantly hit my eyes and I didn't want her to stop. I just kept thinking, "Wow that is really a baby in me! Eli and I have made a baby together." What an incredible feeling!!!

Then the whole thing ended. Seems I was very close on my calculation of how far along I was. I was figuring I was just at 10 weeks. The nurse practitioner figured I am 9 weeks and 4 days...give or take on either end. She also calculated the same due date that I did, but we will get a better tell of that at my 20 week appointment. Turns out the little one is 2.81cm. That figures out to be 1.1 inches. That is so little. And to see the little one moving all over and flailing its limbs...ugh, insane.

Today is one of the best days ever. Our next appointment is in September. I will post the ultrasound picture tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!! Out little one is so cute.


angie said...

YAY!!! That is awesome you had such a good first appointment and I can't imagine the overwhelming emotions you must have felt seeing your baby for the first time!

Anonymous said...

OMG Sweetie! I'm so happy for you. I'm so excited and I'm glad Eli and your mom were there for this precious moment. Love ya!

Not So Perfect said...

Congrats Steph. Gosh your MD does all that right in the office? That is awesome. Can't wait to see pictures of your little one.

Megan said...

Your appointment sounds exactly like my first ultrasound appointment. I think I was 9 weeks 5 days. These weeks will FLY by. Enjoy and take in all you can! I am telling you once you start feeling him/her moving around you will be totally amazed. I thought I was prepared for the feeling but it is just totally more than I ever could have expected! Do you have any intuitions on what it is just yet? Good Luck!!

Christy said...

YAY! Congratulations!