Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I saw my grandbaby today!!!


This isn't our baby, but this is pretty much exactly what we saw. This ultrasound was taken at 7 weeks 2 days also.


Today was such a GOOD DAY!!! Austin and I went with Sarah and Bennie to her first ultrasound. They were nervous wrecks! Although she has been very nauseated and tired, I don't think they were allowing themselves to believe there was really a baby there. I wasn't worried about that, she's got too many physical symptoms for there not to be a baby there! I was anxious to see how many there would be! She had two eggs when they did the insemination. I just knew there were going to be two.

When that screen came on and we could see that little bean in there and see it's little heart beating I was overcome with emotion. That's my baby's baby!!! There are just not words to describe that feeling. It was absolutely incredible. She measured at 7 weeks and two days and her due date is August 16th. The doctor and the nurse kept referring me to as Grandma! I've never been referred to as Grandma in my life and ya know what? I loooved it! We could see the heart beating and then we HEARD IT, 168 beats per minute ( I predict a girl)!! I remember hearing my own babies heartbeats for the first time and this was even better than that!!! Sweetest sound I've ever heard. And the looks on Bennie and Sarah's face was priceless. They are so happy.

The doctor and nurse were so happy. This is an infertility clinic so achieving a pregnancy isn't something that they take for granted there and that was very obvious. They understood the emotion we displayed and were very celebratory with us. When they were finished, the nurse took Sarah to another room to draw some blood for labs and Bennie, Austin and I were standing in the hallway looking at the boards of baby pictures representing their successes. I heard the Doctor call out to me "Grandma, come here, I have something for you.". It made me nervous wondering what in the world he could want with me and I nervously walked back to him. He handed me a diaper that had their office logo embroidered on it and said to me, "We've got to get her to 12 weeks, and we're very optimistic. When she hits 12 weeks, Grandma can give her this."
I thought that was so sweet!

She has another ultrasound in 2 weeks. They're keeping a close watch on her, but they don't expect any problems.

One miracle on the way!!!!!

29 comments:

Beth said...

Wow, that is so great to hear, Melissa! I think we're all keeping EVERYTHING crossed for you all! It sounds very promising!

kbear's heart 2 said...

How EXCITING!! happy to hear things are coming along as expected. i'm jumpin' with joy for all of you! take care. hugz~kbear

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

WOW, that is outstanding! What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year. Happy New Year to you :o)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'll be praying that all goes well and you can pass that diaper on for sure. How nice they are there. Life is so precious! I know you must be excited and can only imagine what your daughter is feeling. 'On Ya'-ma

Cindi said...

YIPPPPPY YEAH!!!!! HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY...!!!! ;)

Terri said...

Awww so exciting!!!

So very happy for all of you...

My birthday is August 6th...what a great day to have your miracle grandbaby enter this world ..hehe He/she would just be a few days early... :)

Hugs
Terri

Missie said...

I'm so glad things are going well the little bean!

I can't imagine how you must have felt today!

Happy New Year!

garnett109 said...

Happy New Year and Congrats!

Lisa said...

Awwww that's awesome hon, Happy New Year's to you, Hugs Lisa

emmapeelDallas said...

You know I am just sitting here grinning from ear to ear. This is WONDERFUL news and August 16th...Mike & Chris were born on the 13th, Xander the 29th...that's a great month for babies!

:)

Janie said...

Awww that is just wonderful! Happy for you Grandma. lol These grandkids are great... you can spoil them and then send them home! hehe Wishing you a wonderful New Year. Looks like it is already starting out good. :) Love, hugs, and prayers, Janie

Monica said...

What a wonderful way to start the new year! I couldn't think of much better. I will continue to keep them in my prayers and in August you can give them the logo diaper! :-) That was to sweet in my opinion.

Monica

Remo said...

Excellent!! Keeping you guys in my thoughts always.

LIZ said...

How wonderful for you to be able to share this experience with your daughter. I hope someday (but no time soon) to be a grandma too!!! Keeping your family in my prayers!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Liz

Mama Dawg said...

Congrats on seeing the baby!

Lippy said...

So great to see you on such a happy note :) Hope that helps you kick off the new year in a big, happy way!

Jimmy

Chris said...

Well Merry Dang Christmas!!!! A late present, huh?

Heather said...

I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU! I CAN'T STOP GRINNING!

yay!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, my friend!

Chrissie said...

Being a grandparent is the BEST thing in the world that you will ever be in your lifetime. It's way better than ever being a parent. You will love that child more than your own children (just don't tell them). I pray that everyone keeps going on track.
Take care, Chrissie

lisa jo said...

Praise the Lord, Grandma!! (LOL)

my kids are 20 and 16..no grandbabies for me yet but all my friends say it is the BEST thing ever to happen to them! CONGRATS to you all!
XO

Robyn said...

What great news!! I am so happy for you all! She will be in my prayers that the pregnancy continues to go smoothly (other than the fun morning sickness, aches, ect lol). Happy New Year's to you and yours!
Hugs

erarein63 said...

Very awesome indeed, Melissa! Happy New Year! De ;)

Leslie said...

Congrats!!! I am soo happy for you and the family. Just wait till you see how big our "grandson" is getting, you're gonna freak. I'll email pics soon. take care

margie said...

woo hoo. i love the grandbabies, as you have probably noticed!!

Lisa said...

What wonderful Christmas and New Year's news!! How very exciting! Will she be on bed rest or a usual routine? Sending many prayers and lots of joy in response to this news!! You do not look old enough to be a grandma!
Lisa

Debbie said...

I'm a Granny and it's wonderful. It's a totally different feeling from the love you have for your own children. It doesn't sound possible but it is. So happy for all of you! I bet that little diaper is really cute and I'm guessing Grandma keeps it pretty close to her heart at all times.

Hugs
Debbie

Rose said...

this is excellent news grandma!

marti said...

I am so happy for you!

Linda said...

Hi Melissa, I saw you sunscribed as one of my followers. Thank you! And congrats on your first grandbaby to be. It is sooooo exciting isn't it? My DH and I started painting the woodwork in the nursery at our son's house yesterday and my DIL already has several girly outifts in the closet. Late June won't come fast enough for me.

hugs, Linda