Thursday, September 29, 2011
"Itty, Bitty Flutter of a Heartbeat"
We are totally overjoyed to say that we have a very nice, strong heartbeat of 135 bpm! We also got a very nice photo of the ultrasound emailed to us from our surrogate. Thank you EVERYONE for taking just a moment yesterday and today to send positive energy our way. IT WORKED!! And now we are a bit out of the woods until the first trimester is over. THANK GOD…I am so happy that this first part of the wait is over and the results were promising.
Funny sidebar story #1: when I got off the phone with our wonderful surrogate I had a moment where I mentally thanked every person that I possibly could, living or dead, for being there in some way for this baby. I also had myself a good cry (yes this 6’4”, 200 pound guy is a crier…don’t laugh, or I’ll beat you up, or cry!). Of course all of this was taking place in the dark, because it was 4:30 am here in Hawaii and the two extremely deep sleepers of the house (Bill and our dog Chloe) were “tits up” in the bedroom. And while I didn’t expect a bottle of champagne to be opened at that hour, I did expect something more than what I got out of Bill…poor guy was all groggy and I traipsed in the room and made the announcement…all he gave me was a half-smile and then turned over and went back to bed. I DID get a nice reaction later, though, when he was more clear-headed and saw the sign I left on the kitchen counter. So he DID redeem himself. Let’s hope future appointments are later in the day so Bill and I can celebrate together, though I’m sure parenthood will have its many moments of late nights and early mornings. Bill better get ready…
Funny sidebar story #2 (one that made me smile and blubber at the same time): After I told Bill about our awesome heartbeat I was SURE I wouldn’t be able to go back to bed, but I surprised myself and fell in to a pretty deep sleep for about an hour and a half. My dream seemed to begin immediately. There really wasn’t too much to it except I remember standing in front of my sister, Lisa, and we just gave each other a big bear hug. It seemed to last the entire dream…and when I woke up, I so wished it would have lasted a lifetime. I know she and my mom are here with me, celebrating. I LOVE YOU GUYS.