Friday, November 18, 2011

and... exhale

2 beautiful heartbeats = 1 very relieved mama

I would say two relieved mamas, but M informed me this afternoon that she never doubted for a moment that the babies were fine. Ah, the enviable un-damaged outlook!

One of the babies started the scan by flipping around wildly, then relaxed to a steady stream of punches and kicks. The other was cool as a cucumber the whole time. The NP and I have a difference of opinion about which baby was which (A or B). She's not an ultrasound expert and admitted she couldn't really tell where they were placed in the uterus. I have even less experience reading ultrasounds, but I have seen THESE babies two more times than she has, and I also know that Baby B has been our big acrobat thus far.

Appointments are every two weeks for now. That is a welcome change from the one month wait between reassurances with E! First trimester screen will be in the next 2-3 weeks too, if the MFM can fit me in. The NP was a little concerned that we're calling too late to get an appointment in time, but we'll see. Have to call there in a few minutes and hope something works out.

I feel like I've been holding my breath for the past week and a half and I can finally let it out. So, so grateful to have seen those little hearts beating away. At least for today, our surreal and amazing journey continues.

14 comments:

path2parenthood said...

So glad to hear it :) Here's to a smooth journey.

jessie said...

Amazing! M sounds just like Honey.

tireegal68 said...

Yay!!! Great news!!!
Xoxo

anofferingoflove said...

Aw, yay!! Congrats congrats!

I think our u/s tech messed up a&b the first few ultrasounds too. Eventually they'll get so big there will be no doubt! :-)

Allison said...

Wonderful news! Glad to hear that all is well.

Momma L said...

yay! so glad all is well ... and those little ones are just hanging out as they should be! =)

Emily said...

So happy to hear the wonderful news!

Bionic Baby Mama said...

hip, hip, hooray hooray!!!

so happy to hear about your two beans.

Sugar said...

Yeah for the healthly heartbeats! Nothing better I'm sure than having that reassurance. Every two weeks huh? That's pretty cool. Keep cooking babies!

Inlocoparentis said...

Yay! So I can start shopping when? ;)

AdventuresInBabyMaking said...

I'm way behind but HURRAY! You're almost into the 2nd tri now, right??

Katie said...

Yay! So glad to hear the good news.

Luisa said...

wonderful news - I totally get the feeling of holding your breath, wait till you see those two perfect little babies and you'll realise just how hard you've been holding it. I hope you could get your appointment. congratulations both of you.

storiesfromsapphoscamp said...

Wonderful news and Congratulations! I can hear the relief and excitement in your writing.