Thursday, September 22, 2011

8w4d: happiest day of my life (so far)

As you can tell from the title of this post, our ultrasound this morning went well. The baby measured between 8w3d and 8w5d (exactly where we are). The heartbeat was going strong at 164 beats per minute. I tried to record the sound, but my i.Pod didn't work. The nurse said we'll get a DVD of when the OB sono in 2 weeks.

I've officially graduated from the clinic. (Pinch me, is this really happening???)

Both Mr. Jem and I are over the moon. Excited and a bit stunned that this pregnancy appears to be viable and progressing. I keep bursting in to tears. When the checker at the grocery store asked me how my day was going I said, "Best day ever." And then I had to tell him why. I couldn't keep it in. I know it's too soon to tell people, but I couldn't NOT! Can you blame me!



Here's a picture of our little one:







You can clearly see a head (above the yolk sac),his/her body and the cute little feet. Isn't amazing?!

Tomorrow: story of the African fertility statue.

~Jem

38 comments:

Oak said...

Such wonderful news Jem! Congratulations on your graduation! :) that is a very good-looking baby!

Cherbear said...

your excitedness just pours out of this post and I am VERY happy for you both!

Mrs. Lemon said...

Woo hoo! So excited for you.

sprogblogger said...

So VERY happy for you!

ASP said...

So sweet! Incredibly happy for you! ;)

TeeJay said...

So very happy for you. That is a great picture! Continued best wishes coming your way.

Heather said...

Wonderful news! I'm so happy for you guys.

Poppet said...

Yippie yippie... yippie - yippie... yippie!!!

Jess said...

Just precious!!! So glad that all is well.

Diana said...

Precious precious baby!! So happy for u! :)

babyinterrupted said...

Yay! Here's to all the many, many 'best' days yet to come.

JW Moxie said...

This u/s pic is the best thing I've seen all day. I'm overjoyed for you.

Amber said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!

Jessica Anne said...

What an amazing day! I am so so so happy for you! You deserve it!

erika said...

Isn't that one of the most beautiful pics to see?!!! The Little Guy with the balloon. My heart is melting for you, Jem! So much love your ways.

Gurlee said...

Fantastic!! I am so happy for you!

Bella said...

Yay!!! So adorable! Don't you love how human it looks already?

Babylicious said...

Yay!! It's amazing to see that first picture of your little one and start to think seriously about the future.

Sarah said...

What a cute little blobby!!! Congratulations!!!

Happy ICLW
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mommyodyssey said...

Amazing! :-)
Congrats!

Mrs. R said...

oh my gosh, congratulations!!! i love the ultrasound pic!

Renee L. Berry said...

wonderful, just wonderful.

My New Normal said...

Congrats!

callmemama said...

So very excited for you!!! Love the u/s pic :).

mekate said...

YAY!!!Hot damn and hurrah! That is just amazingly wondrously fabulously great news Jem!

YIPPIE!!

Melissa G said...

WOO HOO! I have to say i know exactly what you mean about randomly bursting into tears. I did the same thing for about the first 12 weeks. I'd be going about my business and suddenly realize that there really was a life inside me. Breathtaking.

So happy for you!

eggsinarow said...

Hi from ICLW.

Congrats! He/She is beautiful already!

Rebecca said...

Wonderful!!!!!!

Kakunaa said...

So perfect!

Lynn said...

Best pic I've seen all day!! Many congrats to you and may all continue just as successfully!

IF Optimist, then... said...

Got off my lazy ass to check my blogroll and WOW!!!! So over the moon happy for you and Mr Gem. Sending lots of love and happy thoughts southward for a great pregnancy!

Adele said...

Brilliant, wonderful news!!!!! This is fantastic. And that temptation to just let it out and tell people? I had it, too. With taxi drivers. Go figure:)

Rain Child said...

OMG!!! Congrats!! I am so thrilled for you!

Kristina said...

Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you! Such a cute picture and absolutely great numbers. I couldn't help but tell people either!

linda said...

Gorgeous u/s picture!!! I love the new look of your blog, btw...really lovely!!

foxy said...

oh wowzers! what a "best day ever"! celebrate every single minute of this awesome incredible news. I am cheering for you and this perfect little babe with its perfect little feet. congratulations!

Lorelei said...

Ahhh! I'm so excited for you guys! (I am mentally jumping up and down for you) It's about time that you all got some good news. Congratulations!!

Mo and Will said...

WONDERFUL news!! congrats!!!

Mo