Wednesday, September 16, 2009


PRAISE GOD!! We have a heartbeat!!! Here is the first, well second pic of our sweet precious baby!!!!!!!

Today was scary to say the least, but God gave Todd and I strength. Todd kept telling me that we had to get through this if we wanted the end result = a baby :D My hands were sweating the entire time and Todd and I didn't even open our eyes until the dr. said everything looked perfect. Then the nurse said do you hear that..that is your baby's heartbeat! I was in so much shock! Our babe's hearbeat was 125 beats per minute! And the doctor said babe measured on schedule and our EDD is somewhere between May 9 and 15. He said he could tell more accurately at the next u/s in two weeks. Then they discharge me and I get to go to another doctor and I am so happy about that. Todd and I are on cloud 11!! We are so thankful to God and want to give Him all the glory! And I would have praised Him either way today! B/c I know His timing is perfect. I still have this part of me that worries and was told that I would always have that...but I have decided to get excited and let go. I plan to tell EVERYONE!!!! And I mean everyone!!! So let the celebrating begin! I also want to thank all of my sisters (YOU) for lifting me up in so many prayers. I love you all so dearly!

I decided not to do this until after the u/s!

How far along? 6 weeks 5 days

Total weight gain/loss: 127.5lbs (+1lb)

Maternity clothes? Not there yet!

Sleep: I am getting good sleep, but some nights I have cold sweats that wake me up.

Best moment this week: hearing babe's heartbeat!

Movement: not there yet

Food cravings: nothing so far, but I do love some icecream :D

Belly Button in or out? In.

What I miss: Coca Cola :D

What I am looking forward to: Sharing this exciting news with everyone and of course the next u/s

Weekly Wisdom: God's timing is perfect!

Milestones: Ultrasound!!

Symptoms: I have been more tired than usual, sore girls, bad taste in mouth and nausea at night, very emotional, dumbness :D, and sensitivity to smells!


shauna said...

I was at my mom's house today and everybody started screaming when I read your text. I am soooo happy for you.(!!!) I think Jakob's heartbeat was 120bpm when we went to our first u/s. We didn't get to hear the heartbeat till we went to the O.B. beacuse our RE's equipment didn't have sound. This is a perfect time to have a baby, and little one will come before it gets really hot :) I'll be praying that God gives you patience :) and peace until you can feel that little one moving, that really helps with the worrying. Congratulations, and have fun telling everyone!
P.S. I still miss Coca-Cola...but I won't be nursing forever!

Prayingforamiracle said...

Congrats Dana and Todd. You guys must be so thrilled. Can only imagine the joy in your hearts when you heard that heartbeat. Still keeping y'all in my prayers.

The Two of Us said...

YAY! I am so thrilled for you guys! Congrats to you both!

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

Congrats to you both!!! Love you and am so happy for you!

Melissa said...

YEAH DANA! This is great news! I will continue to pray for you and your little one! Have a great time celebrating!

momof5girls said...

YAY!!! Go Dana-girl! I am soooo happy for you and Todd, well your whole family too because once you experience infertility with a loved one you suffer right along with them; not to the same degree, but still what a joy to share in the blessing! We'll keep praying and you keep trusting. We love you! Arlene, Kara, Carissa and Abigail.

Jill said...

Great news! Welcome back, I missed you!