Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks, Laughing, Crying, and so Amazed!

So many things to be thankful for! And this one takes the cake. Today has been one of the most incredible, beautiful, momentous days of my life, and for that, I can't give enough thanks. Andy and I are in our 10th week, going on 11 in a couple of days, and our ultrasound today was one of the coolest things I have ever witnessed. After the humdrum and annoying wait in the doctors office, the doc finally came in and listened for a heartbeat. Unable to detect anything, we were a little bummed, but Doc said this early, he has never been able to hear one, and recommended we go ahead and have another ultrasound since we were there. And unbeknown to Andy and I, our whole journey to this point would take on a whole new incredible meaning. We were expecting to see a picture different from the one 4 weeks ago, but what we weren't expecting to see was the Leader of a Marching Band! (Andy's adorable words) Our precious sesame seed has graduated on to becoming a wee little plum, and it was flailing it's little arms all over the place. When the doc would push on it, it would buck like a little bronco and flail those tiny little arms all over again, it was simply...amazing. Andy and I, are at a loss for words, this is simply one of the coolest things either of us have ever experienced, unsure whether to laugh or cry, or laugh AND cry, this is so cool! In the past 4 weeks, our little motionless bean sprout has become a moving, living, growing, breathing, marching band leading, arms flailing, little person! And pretty much the cutest little punkin' head I ever did see. So this Thanksgiving, I have many thanks, and not enough words.
In the picture, the head is on the right, and the little white spot above it, is a little arm. Legs to the left...Our Little Plum. =)


  1. The life you both created is amazing! I am so happy for you. By the way, I love reading your blog, it always makes my day!

  2. And I am here to testify - hallelujah! - your feelings just grow from here - you feel so much love and awe that you wonder if you've been sleep-walking thru what you thought were your deepest feelings in the past. The feelings grow so vast you wonder if you can contain them all :) And every minute, of every day, of every month, of every year, that love just grows and expands and deepens. Now you know why I told you that saying: "Having a child is choosing to walk around with your heart outside your body for the rest of your life." Love you both!

  3. Jared and I are so happy for you guys! I love the Ultrasound picture... what a precious little nugget! I'm quite sure there is not a better place in the world than the place of motherhood. Love you guys!

  4. C Dog's GrandmaFebruary 7, 2010 at 8:10 AM

    So thrilled for you, and happy to see the great sonogram pics! Congrats!! You will both be the BEST parents to a little girl, I'm absolutely sure of it.
    Auntie Cheryl