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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Second Ultrasound

I can't begin to express how much we have appreciated your prayers this week. Please know that they were truly felt!

I was really battling my nerves last night and this morning. It was an incredibly restless night and an anxious morning as we headed to the city, in the rain, for our 10 AM ultrasound. We arrived at the top level of the parking garage a few minutes before 10 and checked in at the front desk right on time. Just 5 minutes later, we were looking at our baby!

The doctor wasted no time showing us what we were desperately hoping to see on that screen. The baby looks great and everything is measuring normally for 6w5d. We saw that wonderful, flickering heartbeat, and for the first time ever we actually heard the heartbeat as well. It was a glorious 132 bpm and, I think, the greatest sound we've ever heard.

I couldn't help but cry tears of joy. The realist in me says that this is good news, but it's one big hurdle with more to follow. But the optimist in me is absolutely elated because of what we saw today!

My doctor is a straight-shooter and gets right to the point, so I decided to ask him what I imagine every person in my shoes (or socks, as the case may be) must want to know, "Should I be hopeful right now, even despite my history?" He answered "YES," and my tears kept flowing. Chuck and I hugged and cried after Dr. G left the room. Well, I cried. Chuck was as cool as a cucumber. After all, he'd been telling me all along that it was going to be okay.

And now we wait some more. Our next ultrasound appointment will be in 2 weeks, on Thursday, Feb. 18. For today, though, it's great news! One day at a time.

These are the verses in Scripture that I've been clinging to for the past few days:

1 Praise the LORD.
Praise, O servants of the LORD,
praise the name of the LORD.

2 Let the name of the LORD be praised,
both now and forevermore.

3 From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets,
the name of the LORD is to be praised.

4 The LORD is exalted over all the nations,
his glory above the heavens.

5 Who is like the LORD our God,
the One who sits enthroned on high,

6 who stoops down to look
on the heavens and the earth?

7 He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap;

8 he seats them with princes,
with the princes of their people.

9 He settles the barren woman in her home
as a happy mother of children.
Praise the LORD.

Psalm 113

44 comments:

Chuck said...

Praise the LORD indeed!

sah said...

Yes! Praise the Lord and pass the Kleenex!

The Cascio Whirlwind said...

Many prayers bathing y'all right now. Take one day at a time. I am so hopeful for you guys also.

Hope in Virginia said...

What wonderful, blessed news!!!! Remember to continue to cling tight to God throughout the whole storm!

Ro-bear said...

Hallelujah! I've been thinking about you all morning and checking your blog for an update. What wonderful news!

Baby On Mind said...

Yippee!! Thank you Jesus!

gg said...

what a great verse. praise, praise the lord. he's so good to us. so thankful for answered prayers. i'll still keep them coming. love ya!

just me, dawn said...

That is awesome!!congrats!

A said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you!

jami said...

I am soooo happy for you! God is so good.

Pregnant Yuppy said...

That's great news!

Jennifer said...

Praise God! I love your doctor! :) Love that scripture too!

Aubrey said...

PRaise the Lord!

Melissa said...

Happy tears for you today. Thank you for sharing your journey...

mrsblondies said...

Congratulations on a great u/s. A great Psalm, and praise the Lord.

Andrea said...

Congrats! Aww now I'm crying because I'm so happy for you! And I'll have you know that I do this very rarely. :-)

Evan's first ultrasound was at 6w5d. It's such an amazing feeling to see that little heartbeat fluttering and hear it thumping.

Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! THAT IS SUCH GREAT NEWS!!! You will be in my continued prayers.

Connie said...

Amen! Amen! 1000 times AMEN!!! I cannot wait to meet that sweet precious angel baby! I can't hardly stand it! XOXOXO

TRS said...

Tears of joy for you!

Hallelujah, hallelujah!!!

twondra said...

I'm sooooo happy for you sweetie! Yay for great news today!!

Amy said...

I'm SO HAPPY to read this!! When I read your updates, I feel like I am letting out some big breath I've been holding since the last update. I will keep on praying for you, my friend! God is good ALWAYS!

andreajennine said...

Oh, hooray! I've been waiting for your post all day.

Abby said...

Jesus Rocks!!! I'm so happy to hear the news today!

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Woo-hoo!!

Rebecca said...

I am crying tears of joy for you too. Yay for beautiful heartbeats, and optimistic doctors.

Rebekah said...

It is the most beautiful sound in the world!! I'm glad you heard it beating away today!!!

Life In Mazes said...

Yah!! My heart is rejoicing for you all!

That sound must have been the most beautiful sound in all the world!

Blessings to you and thanks for sharing this scripture. It has been on my mind for weeks, but I did not know the reference. I did a whole post of reflecting on the last verse. So glad it is giving you so much comfort!

C said...

That made my day!!! Praise the Lord, He is good indeed. So glad to hear this happy news. Still praying...
<3!!!

Journeymark Cards & Gifts said...

Such a beautiful praise. Thank you for letting us celebrate with you. Continuing to pray... :)

Love ya,
Jessica

Andrea said...

Praise the LORD!

I'm so happy you heard the heart beat, that is beyond wonderful! My heart is joyful for you :) Continue to live in the moment and I will be praying for you.

Cheering you on!
xoxo

Sharon said...

This is wonderful news!!!! You're doing great Stacey. Its natural given your history to have a raging debate in your head between the optimist and the realist. For now, just keep putting one foot in front of the other and jump each hurdle as you get to it. With each hurdle cleared you get closer and closer to the finish!

Jenileigh said...

Praise Thee The Lord! Hallelujah. What sheer joy. I'm so happy. So happy. I could just bust. God is so good.

Alicia said...

Praise the Lord !!!!!!!! This is the best news ever :) I'm so praying for you and your little one!

Indy said...

That is awesome news....what a great verse...I will meditate on that!

I Believe in Miracles said...

PRAISE GOD INDEED!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so thrilled for you and Chuck. SO SO SO thrilled. Continuing to pray for little nugget, and for both of you.
xoxo

~ Katie ~ said...

woohoo!! **happy dancing** You keep bringing good news, and I will happy dance all my weight off :)

So happy for you guys! Loved the verse. I may still it from you as a reminder when I get down about the mommy thing :)

If you're happy and you know it clap your hands. CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP

Kate said...

Praise God! I am crying tears of joy for you. What a blessing. Prayers and more prayers are heading your direction!

kirke said...

I'm so happy for you!!!!

Jenn said...

All I can say is "I KNEW IT"!!! I just know it Stacey. Y'all will have your little bundle of joy come September! And yes, PRAISE THE LORD!! :)

Katie said...

And I am crying tears of joy right along with you! What a blessing!

Rebecca said...

Wow! How incredible!

I've been thinking about you.

Sunny said...

I JUST KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, Father! Thank you!!!! I wanted to come check on you yesterday but didn't get home until about 10:15pm and was zonkered.

Love ya!

beth ewing said...

what amazingly exciting news. i know how scared i was after seeing the heartbeat and i only had one miscarriage. you seem so good and hopeful. i'm so impressed by you. and of course i'm praying this is it!

DeniFay said...

Praising God with you in your joy! I'm so happy there are tears just welling up in my eyes! You are an inspiration and a blessing!