Friday was the day we got to hear and see the little heartbeat. It was absolutely the most amazing thing I’ve ever heard. There are no words to really describe it. This baby is our miracle baby and every day I am falling more and more in love. The nurse at the pregnancy center who was amazing enough to do this ultrasound for us told me to come back in at 12 weeks so she could do another one and we could see the little one bigger and more active. I. Can’t. Wait. I’m 7 weeks today – apparently I was a couple days off and the baby’s due date is 10-10-10. How cool would that be? I’ve read only 5% of women deliver on their actual due date, so the chances are pretty slim – but neat none the less.
The baby’s heart was beating away at a perfect 143 beats per minute. 143, I Love You. That still makes me smile. It was such a relief to see our little blob and also to see there was only one in there. Not that we have twins run in the family or anything, but it’s definitely something that had crossed my mind. Along with that, I had the horrible thought there just wasn’t going to be a baby and I was dreaming it all up! Waiting 1.5 years for something like this makes you come up with some crazy stuff!
Saturday we were planning to hang out with Kevin’s family from Tennessee that’s in town but I ended up being stuck in bed all day with some horrible nausea and a terrible migraine. Kevin has been such an amazing husband and daddy through all of this. He has completely stepped up his game and taken care of us in every way possible. Going to the store for the smallest things, taking care of Thrasher while he’s teething something horrible, listening to me whine and complain all while telling me how worth it this is going to be. I have seriously fallen even more in love with him. . . I can only imagine what he will be like once the little one is here! Today I woke up better but still not feeling great so we decided to skip out on church and relax. We slept in until 9am which was amazing! I think we all needed the extra rest after our day yesterday. This evening we finally made it out of the house to run a couple of errands and have dinner with his family before they headed back home tomorrow. I’m so glad we got to see them all, especially since we have no idea when it might happen again!