Friday, October 28, 2011

Heart beat!!!

We are rejoicing and praising God that he has continued to grow this baby! We saw and heard the amazing sound of our baby's heart beat flickering away at 153 beats per minutes. The baby measured at 11.2mm which is 7 weeks 2 days.

Here is a not so great picture of a picture (I will have to scan it when I get home):




As I laid on the table my husband held my hand and I squeezed his so tightly. Almost immediately after the RE started the ultrasound he said, "I have some nice news for you," and I was SO thankful he let us know so quickly. I started crying, and he showed us what he was seeing and pointed out the heart beat. He even told me to get my iPhone out and film while he turned the audio on to hear the heart beat! My husband got teary eyed, too.

I am just over the moon happy and so, so thankful to God. Wow. There is a baby with a heart beat inside of me.

My estimated due date is June 16 - two days before our 7th anniversary. :)

67 comments:

Melis.sa said...

:D Awesome, awesome!!!!

Selma said...

I'm so happy for you!!!! Glad everything turned out great! Wishing you a happy 8 months!!!

Jen said...

God is so good!!!

Jen said...

God is so good!!!

Life Happens said...

Yay! Isn't it the BEST sound/sight in the world? Amazing how God creates life.

That's great that the RE let you record it! Our RE's office wouldn't allow it. Now you have this precious heartbeat that you can listen to anytime. :)

Melody said...

Praising God for this miracle of a beating heart within you....this day planned long ago and all along. He knew and He knows. Loving this plan of His in your life and continuing to pray and praise Him with you.

rae said...

I started tearing up as soon as I saw you title to this post! I am SO happy for you!

Anonymous said...

SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! I kept refreshing the page waiting for you to update. Congrats MAMA!!!! ((((HUGS)))
Flutterby918

Leah said...

Tears of joy and happiness for you Hillary! I never had a doubt that you would see and hear that beautiful heartbeat. :)

I know you will still have days where you are fearful. . . because hey, we're all human! I just want to give you a little stat. Now that you've heard that little heartbeat, the chances of you bringing home this baby are VERY VERY HIGH.

Thinking of you and praying for peace. What I learned during this journey is that even though our bodies don't always learn how to become pregnant when we want them to, it doesn't mean our bodies don't know what to do once we get pregnanct. I had a very uneventful pregnancy, and I pray you do as well. :)

kkasun said...

Congrats!!! Such great news!

Anonymous said...

Hillary,
It's Mary from 'A Hopeful Unicorn'. I pop in to check on you every now and then and I'm just floored with your news. WOW!!!!! This is so amazing. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sanders said...

praising GOd with you! praying for the next 8 months to go smoothly and result in a live, healthy baby!

Tami said...

Yay yay yay!!!!!!!! This is awesome news! Your baby looks BEAUTIFUL!!! :D

Deanna: Miss(ed) Conception said...

Praise God! Beautiful, amazing news!!! I couldn't be more happy for you!

Nicole said...

congratulations!!!!!!! I hope I get the same experience in a few weeks (2ww right now), though I have had it before with Baby #1 following a lot of IVF cycles and I know how beyond incredible it is :) Congratulations a million times!

Carrie said...

I screamed with joy when I saw this post!!!! I've been anxiously awaiting this news! I just absolutely can't tell you how happy I am for you. I remember that day for me, and I was so hoping you would leave the doctor's appointment with a huge smile on your face....I bet that's how you left, right? You won't be able to concentrate on anything else today :) SOOOOO happy for you!!! God is GOOD!

hollygandco said...

I am crying just reading this! Heavenly Father is SO good, and I couldn't be happier for you! And being 2 days AHEAD is awesome, and makes me smile, considering the whole 5w5d-but-only-a-yolk-sac fiasco from your other post!

Anonymous said...

I just knew you would hear it today! Congratulations. I am so, so happy for you.

andreajennine said...

Over the moon happy and thanking God with you! Isn't that little heartbeat the most wonderful sound?

Buck said...

I have been re-freshing my reader all morning waiting for your news - I'm thrilled for you guys! This is so so excellent.

Enjoy all the time you're feeling great! I know many that had big healthy babies without pregnancy "symptoms." And before you know it, your hips and your back will ache. :)

Heather said...

YEAH!!!! I have been thinking about you all day over here on the East Coast! The measurements and heartrate are fantastic! That little ultrasound heartbeat is one of the sweetest sounds in the world! Congrats again!

Amanda said...

Yeah! I'm so happy for you two! I've been checking back all morning, praying to hear good news, I'm just so over the moon for you two!

Emry said...

I'm thrilled for you. Prayers for that little one!

Hillary said...

Prayers of thanksgiving for you and your newly growing family! I could not be happier for you guys!

Lots of love xoxox

tanyaslifejourney said...

Awesome, awesome news! Praising God right along with you... Your story gives me hope! :)

Pez said...

I have been praying all night for you.

I can not tell you how excited I am for your family!!!!!!!!!

Pez

Courtney said...

Praise God!!! I've been praying all week for you to hear a strong, healthy heartbeat!!

Emily said...

So, so, so amazing!

Jill said...

Praise the Lord! I don't think I have ever prayed for a fellow blogger as much as I prayed for you!!! I am excited for you Hillary!!! What a Miracle! God is truly amazing!!!!

Jessica R said...

I'm all teary and covered in goosebumps! YAY, Hillary! Praise God for this amazing miracle baby! His love truly knows no bounds. May He keep your little bean safe and healthy for the next 33 weeks! Hugs to you!

ceecee867 said...

Crying here !! That is so, so wonderful. You guys deserve every second of this happiness. God is so awesome :)

Katie said...

I am so happy for you! Praying for good health for you, and for the baby!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! We still have the 7w2d ultrasound photos of our little man, who will be 3 in December. Precious!

Sarah said...

Oh Hillary, this is the best news! I honest to God prayed for you last night that you'd hear a heart beat! I think God was listening to all of our prayers! :)

Rach said...

Wow, that is incredible! Rejoicing with you!

Anonymous said...

Like Leah, I had such FAITH in your seeing that heartbeat! I remember "that day" and what a joyous occasion it is...praise be to GOD! And YES, there is a baby in there with a heart beat!!!!

I'll be honest, you will bounce back and forth from blissful excitement to fear, but know that its all part of this journey when you've been through so much. Just take it one moment at a time and be GOOD TO YOURSELF. And remember, just because you don't feel pregnant doesn't mean that you aren't or that something is wrong :) I didn't "feel" pregnant for many, many weeks. Oh, and your heart rate is almost exactly what our Lleyton's was :)

Lastly, FOR THIS CHILD WE PRAYED & THE LORD HAS GRANTED WHAT WE ASKED OF HIM

BIG HUGS
ANDREA
persuitofourfairytale

Dawn said...

Hallelujah amen!!!! So very happy for you! Will continue to pray your little one grows big & strong. God bless!!!

Anonymous said...

Tears of joy here, Hillary. I am over the moon happy for you and your DH. Have a great weekend!

Jenna

Dawn said...

Hallelujah Amen!!! This is such wonderful news. I know I am a very new follower but your news has given me a joy I haven't had since losing our little one. I am so very happy for you & we will continue to pray your little one grows big & strong. God Bless!

Miss Jill and Mister John said...

Beyond happy!!! Lots of prayers for continued health for you and baby.

Sarah said...

So, so happy to hear your news! I have been praying for you!! I also want to encourage you to stop dwelling on the fact that you don't "feel" pregnant. Lots of people don't have symptoms in that first trimester. But just you wait...in a few more weeks you will start to see a little baby belly...and I promise that you will start to feel pregnant...and it will be awesome!! I know you will love every minute of it! When you have gone through infertility, it is a completely different experience. You will embrace every little thing about the gift of pregnancy!

Adrianne said...

I am so happy for you! I was praying for you last night and was so thrilled to hear the great news! I will continue to pray for peace throughout your pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, which can be so incredibly nerve-wracking! Congrats!

H said...

That is so amazing, congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! Wonderful news.

Cathryn

Ami said...

Oh my goodness. My eyes just filled with tears of happiness for you. No one deserves that little heartbeat more than you. :) Congratulations. :)

Jessica said...

Sooooo happy for you!!! God is so good!!!

Jenny H said...

Yay! overjoyed for you! Praise God! Enjoy your many over the moons to come moments! SO very happy for you!

CorinnaVN said...

YESSSSS!!!!!! Amazing, wonderful, miraculous news!!! So thankful with you! Now you can share your news without fear but with pure joy (whenever you choose to share it!) This totally made my day! :)

Courtney Brooke said...

I read this earlier.. and we were headed to the pumpkin patch so I didnt have time to respond. But, Hillary, all morning I was checking for an update from you and after awhile of not seeing anything.. I closed my laptop and just prayed that God would PLEASE allow you to see a heartbeat today. I went to do some chores.. came back and I saw your headline "heartbeat" and the picture of your little bambino snuggled up nice and sweet in there.. Oh.... I just PRAISE GOD for this miracle!!!!! You had me scared there for awhile... I am so happy for you. I think that the reason that there are SOOO many people who are so happy for you is because we have been following your journey and everytime you would post a BFN announcement I think all of our hearts broke FOR you. Even though many of us didnt come out of the woodworks until just lately to congratulate you ... we were following your journey all along and praying and hoping so strongly for you because you are remained so strong in the Lord and you seem like such a sweet girl. =)


Your baby's heartbeat is PERFECT!! And what a lucky little guy/gal to have such a good Momma who loves them to pieces already!!


Much love! XOXO

Barb said...

That is the most beautiful thing ever! I'm beyond thrilled for you! Congratulations!!

Britney said...

Praise GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look what happens when we just take our hands off our own lives, and allow our Maker to take control. Blessings come in all different packages. Your blessing is this baby growing inside of you. And I will continue to pray for and think of that baby growing in that other woman's belly and that she finds the right family to place her baby so that another family may receive God's blessing in their lives.

CorinnaVN said...

Yes, I should say that you can share your news with LESS fear and with MORE pure joy. I agree with what others mention here, fears will probably creep up off and on, buy hang on to the sound of that beautiful heartbeat and remember that there's no "by the book" or only way that your pregnancy should feel.

keepingmyeyesonjesus said...

Congratulations! Hearing that heartbeat for the first time is a really special moment isn't it?

Anonymous said...

One of the most precious sounds is that of your baby's heartbeat.....the next amazing sound is the first cry when they are born. I can't wait to read your post of hearing *that* sound. Congratulations!!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful, just simply beautiful!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Linda said...

YAAAAAYYYY!!!! That's awesome!!! Congrats!!!!

jeanna said...

We are praising God in our house today for you and your husband! What a miracle, we are so excited for you!!

gringa78 said...

What wonderful, amazing news!!!! Seriously, I couldn't be happier for anyone. Your baby is beautiful!!

Mimi said...

That is awesome!!! Isn't it a great sound!! We heard our "miracle" on Thursday! God is so good! Congratulations!

A said...

I am SO excited for you- from one infertile gal who never thought she'd be pregnant (much less have a baby in the swing next to me) to another, just drink in every day of this unexpected blessing- I know you will!! Congrats mama!!!

Stefanie Blakely said...

What a huge day-- congrats!!!

Jeannette said...

I felt in my heart there was no way you were not going to hear a heartbeat. That little one is nesting and on it's way to becoming everything you have wished and dreamed for. Wishing you NOTHING but the best through the pregnancy and after.

Lindsey said...

Praise the Lord! That is incredible news! And you are due on my DH's birthday!

Yuppy Mom said...

Isn't that the best sound ever? Congratulations!!

kdactyl said...

Over the moon for you. God is good.
kd

Melissa G said...

Gah, I can't believe I'm so late on this!

Happy tears, all for you friend. Isn't it just amazing seeing that little flicker for the first time???

So fricken happy for you!

Anonymous said...

I am been following your journey but have never commented. I am so happy for you!! Big huge congratulations!!! :)