Thursday, February 21, 2008

165 BPMs

Today I had my first OB appointment. I was nervous about it. First of all I didn't want the exam done since I just had one done in January (the day I found out I was pregnant). I was worried they'd get on me about it, especially considering I wouldn't be seeing my regular doctor. But he came in with the NP and said it wasn't necessary to have that done again, thankfully. So she just checked my heart, breathing, lungs and asked a few questions. Then they took me to another room to get a quick ultrasound to make sure there's a heartbeat. It seemed like it took forever to get that ultrasound started as I lay on that table nervously awaiting the results. And I was in the same room I'd been in when they couldn't detect a heartbeat on Malachi, so that also was going through my mind. But before I knew it I could see my tiny baby on the screen! And they immediately saw the heartbeat, which measured 165 bpm's!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!! It is so reassuring! Here are the pictures the doctor gave me- the top one is of the baby. You can vaguely see the arms and legs forming and you can even see the yolk sac! The bottom is the picture of them checking the heartbeat. I can't wait to see what Tuesday brings when I go in for a more in depth ultrasound!!!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Horray:)Mom

Rebecca said...

I'm so happy for you, Jamie.

Erica said...

What good news! I hope you can find some peace of mind now.

Angie said...

That brought tears to my eyes! And I am putting in my prediction as to what the baby is already....but I will keep it a secret!

Congrat's! That is the best sound to hear and I am sure you had the biggest smile on your face!

Missy said...

WooHoo!!!
Love, Missy

Amie said...

Wonderful to hear! :)

Anna said...

Great news Jamie!:)

Alward Family said...

Yeah!!! Jamie, I have had a miscarriage myself so I totally can empathize with the feeling of waiting to hear that heartbeat. I am so happy for you. Enjoy it!!

Thanks for the encouraging words on my blog...as you can tell I need them!

Chris

Risa said...

Now I can't wait to see what Tuesday brings! :)

Melissa said...

Yay! I love love love those peanut pictures!

Christine said...

Yippee! What a cutie!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing those pics., Jamie----------I am so excited for you, and will continue to pray for you and your little one. :-)
Love
Lynn

Wethyb said...

Beautiful pictures!!! So excited for you!

Jodie said...

Awwww 165 bpm huh? Maybe it has little xx chromosomes. ;)