Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sigh of Relief

Mama is worn out! It has been a crazy busy day!

First of all, we’re almost done with the basement. I’d share pictures but it’s going so quickly now that I haven’t gotten any. Every spare moment since Saturday has been living and breathing getting Justin into that basement and it is paying off! It should be completely done by Friday, Lord willing!

Today is Veterans Day, which means emotional to me. I know I’m crazy but I do get emotional any time we talk about Veterans and patriotism and the like. I started the morning off in tears.

We had our baby check-up today. I’ve been worried for the last few weeks. I’m not sure if I’m feeling movement yet. Some times I think I am, but I’m just not sure. Last month, we got to see the baby’s heart beat, but we didn’t get a heart rate so in my mind, I’ve worried that the heart beat might be not strong enough and is the baby ok. Then I wasn’t feeling movement like I’m used to feeling by now, so I was worried as well. I was nervous for today and beyond ready.

The nurse immediately put a doppler to the belly and searched for a few minutes…the minutes seemed to drag on and on and on. I was anxious, nervous and scared. I couldn’t look at Justin. She kept looking, then I heard it. As soon as she hit it, I heard it and immediately let out my breath and started crying. I had to try to control the crying because she was having a hard time keeping on the baby to get a heart rate. I was so overwhelmed.

I have to say that out of 4 pregnancies, I’ve never cried when I heard the heart beat, but today, I couldn’t stop crying. Then the baby moved under her doppler and the heart rate was 154 – good and strong! It certainly was an answer to prayer! And, I measured big, which was another concern. I measured myself the other day and I was measuring small and that worried me further.

All is well!

Migc had his first pads on and stick in hand hockey practice today and he rocked it! That kid is so good at sports. I’m proud of him!

Now, Mama has been out of the house since 11am and is worn out and ready for bed! Night Night


16 weeks


Christine said...

YAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!! I have been wondering about the appt but didn't want to ask; I knew it was today.

Mandy said...

It's crazy how concerned I've been. It was hard to stop crying. I was so relieved! Even before she gave us the official heart rate, I knew it was good, I could hear how good it was. Having been around this block a few times, I know the sound so well. I knew as soon as she hit it! I immediately burst into tears. I feel so much better now. I feel like I can relax finally.

Christina Zimmerman said...

Glad to hear everything is going well! You're looking so cute and preggo! :)

Mandy said...

Thanks Christina! :)

Ashley said...

I love your baby belly!! Hello little Z! I can't wait to meet you.

Do you remember w/Rian when my Dr. couldn't find the heartbeat w/his dopplar & made me wait several days 'til his sono tech was in? That was HORRIBLE, mostly the *first* time he did it. It was the 2nd time he did it that I realized he was just DUMB. But that was hard. I'm so glad you have that behind you!!

Mandy said...

Yes, I remember it. I don't know how you did it! I would have to find a new doctor. One that didn't stress me out! ha!