Saturday, February 21, 2009

Little Stinker

I must first tell you that I have had MANY pre-natal appointments in my day and I have never, ever, ever, EVER had a baby where they could not find the heartbeat (in my healthy pregnancies of course) UNTIL this baby! Every single time it takes at least two nurses trying before someone finds it. They have had to bring the ultrasound in machine several times because they cannot find the heartbeat with the doppler. Yesterday was no exception. I went in to the dr. I didn't have my usual nurse. The new nurse was obviously not familiar with my situation. She kept trying to find it and was making jokes about the baby "hiding" and all this. Of course, how was she to know that I was ready to throw myself off the top of the building? FINALLY she calls my nurse who, rather than torture me right into cardiac arrest by using the doppler herself, promptly gets the ultrasound machine. There he was, kicking, squirming and probably laughing right at me. Little stinker.
Of course after the fact I thought it was funny. My only baby to hide from the doppler (and he does EVERY time) is the one following three miscarriages. Go figure!
I just have to say though how very thankful I am to be pregnant. I was in bed this mornign feeling him kicking around and it was so amazing. I just remember feeling like this time might never happen for me again. I can't begin to express how excited our family is to finally be here. I know I still have a long way to go. :)
Our kids are so excited. Gavin was talking to me this morning about how he can't wait for Nathan to get here because he wants to see his "teeny toes. Oh I just love teeny toes!" Caeden is very glad it's a boy and Suzy...well, I am not sure she is quite sure what to think but I think she's going to love the baby once he comes.
I am so thankful for my sweet children and a healthy pregnancy. Almost half way there! I could not possibly be happier!


Jenny said...

I am so happy for you, too! Good seeing you last night! It was so fun! :)

Tenille said...

Oh Jenny... I remember that with Carter. I about died every time the doctor put that doppler on my tummy. I'd wait and wait and wait and start to puke a little in my mouth because I got so nervous... he'd keep moving the dang thing around and then finally! I'd hear it. Glad to hear your little guy is doing well.

Terri said...

I am happy for you too. Tell that little man to behave!

Dunstan Family said...

Yay!! I hope all goes well.