8.07.2008

6 Weeks, 4 Days


Dear Unborn Baby,

Today I saw you for the first time. The doctor didn't even have to point you out on the screen. I knew you immediately. This probably has something to do with the fact that I have been studying everything that I can find about you on the internet since we found out about your existence.

I know that this week your nose, mouth and ears are beginning to tape shape. Your organs are still forming. You are about the size of a lentil. Dr. F confirmed that today. We found out you are .35 cm in length.

I have been afraid about your location because of my progesterone levels being border-line low. Today's ultrasound revealed that you are perfectly placed. I almost jumped off the bed when we saw that. I had prepared myself for the worst, and for once in this journey, everything is perfect.

When I saw you, I cried a little. We have waited so long for you, and every precious moment like this makes our battle for you worthwhile. You are still so, so small, but we love you very, very much.

We got to hear your tiny heart beat. It was the most beautiful sound that I have ever heard. Words cannot express the emotion in my heart as I heard that gentle "whoomp, whoomp". We could see the pumping of your heart on the screen, and each movement reminded us of the miracle that you are.

For the last few days, you have been trying to make sure that I know about your existence. I'm queasy a lot now, and very, very tired. But I promise you that I will do my best to make your journey to life the best it can possibly be.

It's still very early on, and we could still lose you, but today's results significantly increased our hopes. You will always mean the world to me no matter what happens.

Love,

Your Mom

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!! Seeing the baby's u/s for the first time is such a great feeling!!

Kelly said...

How fabulous! Congratulations!!

Karen said...

Congratulations !! A awesome photo!!!

wehave9 said...

So sweet! They look like a little peanut at this stage, huh?! Congrats!

Teri said...

Congratulations! What a sweet letter to the little soon-to-be.
Found you on Candid Carrie.

Katie Lane said...

I've been ttc for over 2 years. This post gives me hope, thank you for sharing it :)

Angelia (Texas) said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!