119 BPM

We love our OB, and how could we not? Within minutes of general talk the man opened his mouth again and uttered the most wonderful words: “maybe we could do a sonogram today for you guys.” Cue the choir!

There was the sweet pea in all it 7 mm glory, with a healthy yolk sac to boot (that would be the big fat circle my husband partially mistook for an enormously large baby head.  Alas, he was almost afraid to admit it, thinking I would freak out at our baby’s perfectly circular and disproportionate noggin’.) 

For my part, I neither have ever been able to make out a darn thing in a sonogram.  But what I can do is hear and did we ever hear the thump thump thumping of our nugget’s 119 beats per minute heart. Craig and I took one look at each other upon hearing that sound and knew our own hearts had just melted in response.  It was, in short, a dream.  And in six weeks, we’ll get to live the dream again.



  1. HCB said,

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 7:23 am

    How exciting!!!

    I also admit to never being able to figure out exactly what I’m looking at when people show me a sonogram. I liken it to my never “getting” those magic eye things either. It must require some ability I lack.

  2. mandoo said,

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Congratulations!!! I was sitting here with bated breath when you didn’t update for so long, but so happy and pleased that all is well!

  3. Lucy said,

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Congratulations! (S)he’s beautiful!

  4. Christine said,

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations!!! I can never tell anything in the sonogram either! LOL

  5. May said,

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Aww congratulations!!! Isn’t it exciting?? Makes everything so “real” when you see it on a screen somehow… just wait until you start feeling your little one, that’s the stage we’re at now and it’s amazing!

    Happy Thumping =)

  6. Salty said,

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Yeah! It’s amazing that something the size of a pea can have a detectable heartbeat, isn’t it?! And isn’t it amazing that next time you see the little pea, s/he’ll actually look like a baby (his/her head will probably not be perfectly spherical though :))? And isn’t it amazing that in just a few months that little pea will be so big it will be kicking you left and right when you try to sleep or when you’re sitting in a meeting or riding the bus?! This whole thing is just freakin’ amazing!!!

  7. Leah said,

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Fun! She or he is so tiny and cute! How are you feeling???

  8. becoming-mom said,

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Best sound in the world isn’t it??

    Jeff thought the yolk sac was the head too!

  9. Donna said,

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 10:50 am

    awww – I’m so happy for you!! Kuan did the same thing about the yolk sac. You know what’s amazing – when you see the sonograms and see how the yolk sac stays the same size and then, see how much your baby has grown.


  10. Melanie said,

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Yay! I literally wanted to start clapping for you while I was reading this post. I am so happy for you guys!

  11. Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Wow. 119 bpm. That is so real. Congratulations 🙂

  12. Tara said,

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Ha, I’m exactly the same about sonograms … even after seeing ours today, the “souvenier printouts” still look like a random blob. Except that she helpfully labeled “baby” at the proper point!!

    (Turns out we’re not as far along as we thought, only 7 weeks. Which bumped the due date to exactly one day after our 1st anniversary, yikes!)

  13. Ms. 122 said,

    Friday, August 8, 2008 at 12:23 am


  14. Toast 2 Mom said,

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 9:46 pm


  15. Meredith said,

    Monday, August 18, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Hi, my old wedding twin! I just wanted to say congratulations to you and Craig. This is such fabulous news!

  16. Mama Simmons said,

    Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    That’s so cool. I’m now 30 weeks preg… I so remember that first ultrasound and seeing the little pulsating blob of cells at 6 weeks. Just wait. Saw it again 3 weeks later and could see a head, torso, budding arms and legs… crazy how fast it grows into a real little human being in there!

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