Friday, June 06, 2008

Went into the doctor again earlier this week for my monthly appointment to make sure everything is going well with the pregnancy. They had a special treat for me this time: a quick sonogram to listen to the baby's heart. As I lifted up my shirt a bit and the girl squeezed the cold gel on the end of the listening piece, I just smiled in anticipation.

Then I heard the whirring, but it was my own heart.

She slid the piece further to the right side and there it was. The quick, steady whirring of the 14-week-old child growing inside of me. How amazing, how crazy amazing it is. That's all I can say.

I laid there, nearly holding my breath so I wouldn't miss a moment of it, so she wouldn't lose it.

Smiling, the thought crossed my mind. Isn't it incredible that you can fall in love with someone you've never met whom you've only heard their heart beat.

Truly this all is a miracle of God. From my very first ultrasound at 6 weeks hearing the baby's heart, I just couldn't fathom how anyone could call this anything but a living child.

I'm now just one month away from finding out the gender and you'd better bet I'll be finding out! There's so much planning to do and a name to be found for this little one, our first born.

We took our first trip to Babies R Us today together and I showed him the bedding I'd want for a boy, if we had one. I'm having more trouble finding girl stuff I like (aside from clothes, go figure!), so we'll see what happens.

It's such an amazing journey we're starting on and we're only a few steps in.

1 comment:

Keith said...

Kids are a beautiful gift. Great post.