Last Friday marked 8 weeks in my pregnancy-I can not tell you what a huge relief it is to get past this point. On Wednesday of last week I had my first prenatal appointment and ultrasound. I'm so glad I scheduled it early because I was so anxious! I dropped the kids off at Maria's and chatted for a bit and then went to the clinic. I could hardly stand it and to top it off our midwife Sherrie was at the hospital for a c-section. I was assured I would be her first patient and she would be back soon.
I must have waited in the room for at least 45 minutes after the nurse checked my vitals and filled out some paperwork. Finally Sherrie arrived but asked me a few questions and then we headed to the ultrasound room-finally! I felt bad for Sherrie, I'm sure she was exhausted already having had a full day by 10:00 am. I remained calm and as patient as possible while inside my nerves were rattling away. I had told Maria, that while I wanted to be excited and positive I knew I should try not to get my hopes up just in case there was anything to be concerned about. Years have gone by faster than this morning did but finally I saw the little blip of a beating heart on the monitor, a baby once again growing safely inside me! The tiniest little arms and legs appeared on it's itty bitty round body and I breathed the biggest sigh of relief as Sherrie remarked it looked great, a healthy little baby, strong, steady heartbeat even measuring a day bigger than we thought. April 5th and perhaps sooner there will be one more little one to hold, and while we know there is still a long way to go, we finally feel like we can breathe a bit easier and begin to be excited for this new little blessing.
Hi, I'm Sharon
...and these are my adventures as a mom, as a musician, and as a writer using my creative abilities to navigate this life. It is my hope that in some way my life is an encouragement to you. Come join me as I strive to embrace contentment and gratitude amidst this busy, exhausting and wonderful life.