Friday, October 5, 2007

Our baby's heartbeat!!!

As I have said before, it doesn't matter how many times you hear that first heartbeat of your baby, it never gets old. This is my 6th pregnancy and it is still grand. We didn't get to hear the heartbeat of our last baby, so this was especially longed for!!!

We visited the midwife today. We will be using a student midwife with a supervising midwife at the birth center we have used twice now. We really love these ladies!! Everyone we have met there has been wonderful.

Today, after we did all the first appointment stuff, we had the "fun stuff". Good news, my hemoglobin was 11.7 - which is really GREAT for me!!! I'm continuing to take the Hematinic Formula and will be getting some chlorophyll. BP was great and all that stuff.

When we got ready to hear the heartbeat, she couldn't find it. Understandable, since it is still so early. But, they have a sonogram machine upstairs and I had asked if we could use it to see the baby. One of the other midwives is proficient at using it and she was glad to do it for us. She had a client in early labor, but was still happy to help us.

As soon as she put the thing on my belly, we saw the baby!!! Oh, thank you Jesus!! And just a few seconds after that, we saw a heartbeat!!! Thank you God!!!!! Praise God!!!!

We saw the little hands up in front of it's face (I say it because I think it's a girl, but don't want to get my little girls hopes up!) and little legs!! It was kind of bobbing around!!!!

It was beautiful and wonderful and everything I had hoped it would be and more!!!! There is just a ton of healing that takes place after a miscarriage and it's just hard to explain.

We were all very very excited. The kids got to see the baby and it eased their fears, so much!! It was a happy day for all of us!!! :)

Joyfully busy at home,


Marsha said...

Praise the Lord! I am SO happy for you Christine!!!

There is something magical about the heartbeat... it truly is the symbol of the MIRACLE that of life, of God's amazing handiwork.

Rejoicing with you, my friend!


Jerri Phillips said...

We are so excited for you!!!! I cried when I read this post. you are right. There is nothing like that marvelous heartbeat...


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