Tuesday, July 28, 2009

First Ultrasound!

My life changed yet again yesterday. How many times can one's life change in a 2 month period? :)

I saw my little bean on the screen. He (for some reason, I tend to use "he") is 1.3 cm long. Perfect! The exact right size for his age. And there's only him. No brother or sister (a relief). And a very strong heartbeat. Hearing that was definitely a tear-inducing moment.

I called my mom and she was actually excited and joyful for the first time! She's been holding back a bit on me until now. It was sweet.

Went to dinner at my dear friend Maya's and she and her husband had another couple over, friends of mine, not close, and their 2-1/2 month old! It was a precious evening. I asked the father how they were holding up. Can you believe what he said? "Taking care of baby isn't hard...you know what's harder? The negotiations between the two of us adults! Everything's turned into a negotiation! It's exhausting."

Wasn't that the most perfect thing for him to say to me, the future single mom? Of course he has no idea. Love it!

I feel so blessed.


Calliope said...

YAY!!! congrats on a great ultrasound!!

Meg said...

Hooray for seeing the little bean! Isn't it the coolest?!

I think that father is on to something regarding the negotiations.

Billy said...

That is so exciting!

And more than perfect as he doesn't know..

cmay said...

Oh yay! So reassuring to see that heart beat, huh?
The dads comment...it all happens for a reason. His words and the extra reassurance for you pointing out the advantage to taking the path less traveled in creating a family. Good times are ahead.

Jess said...

I'm so excited for you Jo, and can't wait to read about the next steps!

Heather said...

That's wild...my cousin and her husband have a six-month-old baby girl, and that's EXACTLY what they said, too. The baby part of it was fine, it was just managing their relationship after the fact that was the surprising challenge. Which of course, made me smile because, as my cousin says, I can leapfrog right over some of these issues since I'm doing it on my own! Yesssss! :)

Anonymous said...

That was a great thing to say. I am so happy for you. Your joy radiates through your words. :)

Tanya said...

I have to agree. There are no arguments about what is best for the baby. What I want goes. Yes, there have been a few times when I wish there was someone else here but they've been primarily when I need to run out for a few minutes and it's a hassle to bundle the small one up and into the car for an errand that would have taken me 10 minutes before I had a baby... and now it takes me an hour.