Friday, October 5, 2007

Music to My Ears

Again it is Friday, I haven't had the chance to post all week, but I have great news.

Secondary to my "advance maternal age" I had my first Ultrasound this am as part of a sequential screen. It's nice to have the non-invasive option over the Amniocentesis. I think I would only consider that if there was a problem with this test.

I had to go to the test alone this time cause we have Bubbie and he needed to get to school. So I get there early and I have the first appointment (I always make the first appointment) so I didn't have to wait at all.

As soon as the US tech put the warm gel on my abdomen I started to hold my breath. I think he could tell I was nervous. So as soon as he put the transducer on he turned on the Doppler and I could hear the babies heartbeat.

Of course I started to cry.

It was so awesome to see my little peanut. At 12 weeks she/he really looks like a baby, not just a blob. I could even see the baby move and put it's hand in it's mouth. The heart was beating strongly at 160. Music to my ears!

I have been walking on cloud nine since and showing off my peanuts first baby pictures.

28 weeks to go!


  1. Clasical music, Mozart etc.. is the best music


  2. Congratulations Cara. Glad everything is going well.

  3. yea !! 160 - hum does that mean boy or girl

  4. Wow. This post gave me cold chills! It was eerily close to the same post I made yesterday!

    I had to laugh (in empathy) with the 'advanced maternal age'. Good for you. I'm glad everything is going so well!


  5. That's how my firstborn got her nickname - at the first ultrasound my Dr. said, "there's your bean." She's been my Bean ever since. Congrats on your Peanut!