10 weeks

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

One of my favorite moments as a midwife is finding an early baby's heartbeat for the first time. My patients tell me all the time that seeing it on the ultrasound screen is one thing but hearing it for the first time is even better. I have cried with women countless times as they hear that fast thumping heart for the first time. I have cried with patients and friends as we discovered that their baby no longer had a heartbeat. I have also rejoiced with women as we find the heartbeat on ultrasound after minutes and minutes of unsuccessfully searching with the doppler.

At just 9 weeks and 3 days we heard the heartbeat for the first time. I couldn't believe my ears as I heard that fast little heart just beating away. Every time I've found the heartbeat for another mama I've wondered what it would be like to hear my baby's heart beating for the first time. I've wondered what it feels like just to be pregnant. Now I know just what it's like. It's incredible. It's amazing. It's a miracle. Only God could have created this.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. God hears our prayers and blesses those who trust in Him. I am unbelievably blessed and appreciate the ability to share this time with all of you.

Current gender/surprise status: Adam wants to keep it a surprise and I want to find out! When we hit 16 weeks he will make a final decision. It will be funny to see how many times we both flip flop between now and then.

Brennan was my assistant tonight for a quick photo update. She couldn't resist getting in front of the camera herself.

Side note: deep fried pickle spears.... wow!!

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