This will be the last post in my "Cat's Outta the Bag" series. I promise y'all are officially all caught up now :)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27TH
ULTRASOUND DAY :)
We have been anxiously awaiting this day for, literally, years--the day we hear the sweet precious sound of our new baby's healthy heartbeat!
Throughout this whole process, I have been pleading with God to give me peace and patience. Given our track record with pregnancy, I had plenty of reasons to give into the fear and anxiety hiding in the corner of my heart; however, I'm so THANKFUL that God hears the cries of His children. During this waiting period, I have experienced nothing but peace and joy! Praise Jesus!
We waited in the waiting room for nearly an eternity (it seemed like it) before being taken back to the ultrasound room. Dr. Bundren came walking into the room, happily and excitedly ready to show us our baby! As he was prepping the ultrasound machine he joked with us about the chance of multiples--HA! Immediately after initiating the ultrasound he stated, "We have a heartbeat!!" And, almost as immediately as he said those words, tears of joy filled this momma's eyes! Daddy had jumped out of his chair to stare at the little miracle on the screen. Sparing you the rest of the details of the ultrasound, I'll tell you it was an indescribable, surreal experience! To this date, it was probably one of the most sweetest moments of our married life!
Not only did hearing that precious heartbeat make my chest swell, but seeing the proud, beaming Daddy standing by my side made my heart nearly pound out of my chest! Alan never took his eyes off our little miracle during the ultrasound. :) You hear that women experience "pregnancy glow?!" Well, Alan definitely has the "glow!" I'm so proud of him! Proud of us!
As a wife, and expectant mother, I get choked up thinking about the path we walked to get to this point. I know we're not "through the fire" yet---but this makes us one step closer to laughing in the face of thrombophilia, PCOS, endometriosis, and a septated uterus.....all the while raising our hands and praising the One who brought us here! :)
We go back to the doctor on May 9th to see our miracle baby again, I can't wait!!
MONDAY, MAY 9TH
ULTRASOUND #2Today was our 2nd appointment with Dr. Bundren, our infertility specialist, for an ultrasound. Once again, we were quite anxious!
Today, our little guy was three times as big as he was several weeks ago. He was also quite the little swimmer in his gestational sac. We got one real cute picture of him with his left arm waving at us :) Proud, precious moment for both of us! Everything looked great, once again.
Dr. Bundren will be sending us to a new physician--- we didn't have any choice in the matter. They will be calling me later this week with an appointment date and time, we'll be seeing a high-risk obstetrician that was recommended to us by Dr. B's office. Our new physician is affiliated with St. Johns--yaaaaay! ;) They promise us that he will be wonderful. He did some of his residency alongside Dr. Bundren, and is in a medical practice by himself. So, no games of muscial doctor for us during this pregnancy! :)