Friday, December 19, 2008
And Baby makes....hormones!
This will be a short post. I just found out that we're heading out for dinner with some dear friends and I need to get some stuff done before dinner. But, I just wanted to say how hormonal I've been yesterday and today. Yesterday, I had my first appointment with the maternity clinic I've been transferred to. Holy smokes, is everyone there nice! I've never been in a nicer doctor's office! So, after doing the initial paperwork and intake information, they take Brynn and I to an exam room and the doctor comes in and we get to hear the heartbeat for the first time! I almost started crying...it was so amazing to hear the life growing inside of me. And then the doctor puts the monitor on the other side and there's the heartbeat again. But, she says, "It sounds like there's two heartbeats in there!" And Brynn's eyes get big and my smile gets bigger. My heart started racing at the thought we could be having more than one. The doctor immediately refers me for an ultrasound, which they managed to schedule for this morning. I spent the rest of last night fighting back tears. It really doesn't take much anymore. I mean, I've started crying during episodes of Jon and Kate Plus 8. And once I start, it's super hard to stop. So this morning I get up super early to get to the ultrasound clinic on time (for those of you who haven't been to Calgary, it's one of the most geographically spread out cities in North America, so you can rack up mileage really easily here, plus we're in the middle of a crazy cold spell, so there's snow and ice completely covering all the roads. I now budget at least an hour and a half to get almost anywhere!). Anyway, to make a long story short, I get there, have a really really full bladder, and find out there's just one baby in there. Mixed feelings about that. I'll be posting pictures really soon here, but in the meantime, I've already got them up on my Facebook site if anyone's interested :-) Baby looks healthy and is SUPER active....strong heartbeat....appropriate size. So far, so good! Absolutely amazing and surreal to see Baby today :-)