Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The little shrimp

ultrasound: 7 wks
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

We went in for our first ultrasound in late February. I had been oozing apprehension the entire day, not because we were going to see the baby, but because they were going to do a Pap smear in conjunction with the ultrasound. I had never gotten a Pap smear before, ever, and I was nursing vicarious discomfort via tales passed down from one survivor to another. It ended up hurting just for a tad, and thankfully, the ultrasound occurred immediately afterward to divert my attention. The husband was squeezing my hand in empathy the entire time, and when the ultrasound flickered on the screen, our eyes widened. "It's a little shrimp," the husband said in wonder at the teeny blob on the screen. "You see that flickering dot in the middle?" the doctor asked. We nodded. "That's the baby's heartbeat," he said as we stared in awe. "Congratulations, you're seven weeks along."

46 comments:

  1. I might have just shouted out loud with joy! Congratulations with your little shrimp!!

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  2. There is no better sound than a baby's heartbeat!

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  3. Hang on to that "first photo." Beautiful moment. Congratulations again... it's going to be the best. =)

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  4. I like that - Little Shrimp. Congrats XX

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  5. That is so cute. Little Shrimp :) This is such a precious moment!

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  6. Congrats:) Such a beautiful story :*)

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  7. What a beautiful little shrimp :) Pap smears are not comfortable, but I'm glad yours went well!

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  8. The growing baby is really a miracle. I hope you have a good book that will show you the growth week to week. I used it every pregnancy. The book I used was "Great Expectations." As far as the Pap, yeah there no fun. At least only once a year huh. :) Helen, I'm really happy for you. Take great care,

    Shauna xo

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  9. awh, the growing baby! i love this little shot here, what an exciting time.

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  10. that was beautiful. ahh i'm so happy and excited for you both!!!

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  11. this is so exciting!! I'm so happy for you two!
    xo,
    nancy

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  12. I must be the only woman on earth who doesn't mind doctor visits, of any kind :)

    Anyway, excited to hear all about the progress of 'the little shrimp' the next 33 weeks.

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  14. awe. that's so sweet. :D

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  15. Oh my gosh you guys - this is the best news in the world!! I am SO happy for you two!! And you are one gorgeous couple - your baby is going to be beautiful. Yay yay yay yay!!! Seriously so happy for you!!!

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  16. Congratulations, that's such exciting news!

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  17. congratulations, you guys. such an exciting time. god is so good.

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  18. aawww.. this is so amazing!! the gift of life is truly wonderful eh? :) congrats!!!

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  19. Congratulations!!

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  20. I LOVE reading all of these sweet stories that come with your pregnancy journey, they are so cute! And congrats once again, girl!

    p.s. Do you do calligraphy? I've been dying to learn how for a little while now and noticed your pen + nib in the photo. :)

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  21. Awwww yay!!! Ultrasounds are so incredible. I hear ya about pap smears...UGH. I dread them every time. But I hate to break it to you, that along with being beautifully pregnant come a whole host of other dreaded invasive things in order for that baby to come out. It's worth it, no doubt there, but it's still not exactly glamorous! haha :) Loved this post, friend! xo

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  22. It is amazing isn't it? That an entire humanbeing full formed (though not fully grown : o ) can come out of another one!

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  23. Congrats! It looks so tiny:) And I'm glad it was a good distraction for the pain before. I bet you'd be able to forget nearly everything when you get to see your baby, right?!

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  24. Oh my goodness, congratulations to the two of you! I must have missed the original post, such happy news!!!
    I hope you're having a wonderful day!
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  25. definitely cried just now. oh gosh I must be pregnant too! crazy emotions! ah!

    just kidding. this is just terribly sweet, and so exciting!
    do you guys spend a lot of time thinking up baby names? are you going to find out the gender?

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  26. Oh my goodness this gave me goosebumps! So precious!

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  32. Oh hello, little shrimp!
    It's a moment you'll never forget, seeing your baby for the first time.

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  34. I am enjoying these posts already ^^ I cannot imagine the feeling when you hear your baby's heartbeat for the first time... x

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  35. That is the sweetest thing, congrats! And what a lovely nickname, shrimp!

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  37. AHHHHHHH! Oh my gosh! I am catching up on all the blogs I love and I can't believe you are pregnant! Congratulations! I am so happy for you. I looked at your other posts too and your photos are all so adorable. Your are so talented. This baby is going to be the luckiest little thing! Can't wait to hear more about your pregnancy! :) Congrats again. I am so excited for you!

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  38. ahhh yay!!!! best news ever!! congrats congrats congrats!!! this new is so awesome helen!!

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  39. yay congratulations! I think getting an ultrasound is one of the most exciting things ever!

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