Heartbeats & Tummy Aches

Husband and I had our very first ultrasound the other day. It was a vaginal ultrasound, and I was beyond relieved I hadn’t taken my BFF along with us!!

Our GYN was a few days off, as our Little Manatee measured in at 6 weeks and 3 days. Husband got to see everything on the monitor first, so I got to watch his face.

As our nurse dimmed the lights, and shoved the ultrasound stick right into my lady parts, she began navigating my womb and explaining to him what she was seeing.

I don’t think I have ever seen such a vast combination of emotion in Husband’s face before. Our nurse was able to locate our Little Manatee, and explained that the little fluttering he saw, was the heartbeat. When she played the audio of the heartbeat, I was so caught of guard!!

I cried so hard! It was the most beautiful sound I’ve ever heard. At first, I thought it was my own heartbeat, but she assured me it was Little Manatee’s! It was so strong, and so steady. I think in that moment, it hit me… there’s a baby, growing, in my belly.

A real baby…. WITH A HEARTBEAT!

When it was my turn to see the monitor, I was so amazed that something so small was causing me a world of pain!

The morning sickness has been more like an all day barf fest. And the abdominal cramps are very crampy and very scary. I just keep praying that nothing goes wrong, and that these cramps are normal.

Our nurse gave us ultrasound pictures to take home for Little Manatee’s grandparents.

This still feels totally unreal!


4 thoughts on “Heartbeats & Tummy Aches

  1. Holly says:

    We must have due dates close to each other, this was a cool moment for us too. We did not get to hear the heartbeat though. I had an ultrasound at 7 and 8 weeks. I am not sick to my stomach but I can’t sleep for shit and my abdomen hurts, like cramps plus a million sit ups.

    I am 39 years old though, so I am thankful this is not kicking my ass so far.

    • That’s pretty cool! I’m due Feb. 9. I have been sick as a dog since Week 6, and am progressively getting worse. I cannot wait until this first trimester is OVER!! I’m really glad that you aren’t feeling too sick. It sucks!! I totally have that abdominal pain too. My body is crazy sore. Can’t I just fast forward to February!! Shit.

  2. Congratulations!! I stop in here from time to time, so I was super stoked to see this post in my news feed…so happy for you! I’m also praying everything goes well 🙂

  3. dthoma88 says:

    Jen that is so amazing. It just sounds like a beautiful thing. And if any one deserves this it is you, Im so happy for you.

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