The Appointment

My parents and youngest sister got into town on Thursday night from MN (an 1,100 mile drive!), and my plan was to surprise my Mom with an ultrasound while she was here. I ended up caving and telling her a couple of weeks ago about it, but it was still so fun to have them with for this moment! Charlie couldn’t be there because of work, and I was so petrified that there wouldn’t be a heartbeat or that something would be wrong.

Based on my chart, I was 10w2d yesterday, and according to the u/s tech, baby is measuring 10w5d and had a heartbeat rate of 170bpm! Sweet relief.


  1. Ahhhh! I had no doubt, but I know how reassuring it is to get that first glimpse and see the baby and hear the baby. Congratulations again sweetie! I love that S is sitting in between your legs in that one pic, like she’s really excited too!

  2. That first ultrasound, or for me, that 4th or 5th ultrasound, is the most amazing thing. Letting out the breath I’ve been holding for all those weeks…hell, even the 20 week ultrasound helped me relax a little…How wonderful to have your mom there. There were many times with my pregnancy with Raegan where Babe couldn’t make it. I made sure I never went to an appointment alone, except of course for that very last appointment. Won’t make that mistake again πŸ™‚ Such wonderful news for all of you. Stella is going to be a wonderful big sister.

  3. Wonderful news! Glad that all looks good!

    How is the all day nausea/vomiting? I am almost 9 wks with my fourth and it is still bad πŸ™ Went for IV fluids and meds yesterday and it has improved a little. Zofran and Phenergan aren’t working but Unisom seems to help a little bit. Go figure!

  4. Yay!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!

  5. lparsons15 · · Reply

    Awesome news!! Stella looks so cute with her pig tails!! I hope you have been feeling better! Were they able to give you anything else to help?

  6. So exciting! Really happy for you!

  7. Yay!!! That is exciting. Hope that now you have hit 10 weeks that you are feeling better every day! Also you look great!

  8. That photo of you looking over towards baby on the ultrasound screen… tears. I am sooo happy for you and so glad this ultrasound went as well as possible!!! πŸ™‚ Keep on growing little one. I can’t wait to ‘meet’ him or her in about 7 months!!

  9. Yay! I’m so glad everything went well and baby looks good! I am seriously impressed that you waiter until 10wks to be seen. I could never do that! Good for you!

  10. Oh this is great news. LOVING all of the happy announcements and good news scans. Makes my heart happy πŸ™‚

  11. YAY!!! πŸ™‚

  12. Have you thought of getting an at-home doppler? We have a $70 one we ordered from Amazon from Sonoline B….perfect! We heard the heartbeat at home with no help at 8 weeks 4 days! And of course, I check it every day now. πŸ™‚

    1. I borrowed one from my girlfriend and haven’t been able to find it yet, so it has just stressed me out!

  13. mcmissis · · Reply

    Such great news! With Stella there, did you talk to her about what’s going on? Does she “know”? I put it in quotes bc of her age obv, but do you discuss the baby around her yet?

    1. No we haven’t, b/c we didn’t want her saying anything in front of ppl. I suppose we should start now. πŸ™‚

  14. Mrs. H · · Reply

    Congrats Josey!!! Exciting times, exciting journey. I can’t wait to hear the sex and of course follow along. Of course I need to go back and catch up too.

  15. So glad everything went so well! I can’t believe how big your little girl is getting. So exciting!

  16. I am sure this is a huge relief for you (I know it was for me when I had my first ultrasound!) Congratulations!!

  17. I LOVE the pic of you looking back at the ultra sound!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!

  18. Yay! So excited and relieved for you!

  19. St. Elsewhere · · Reply

    Congratulations! I love pic of Stella sitting near your feet, inside the sonography room.

    I have a feeling Stella is having a sister…do you have a gut feeling on the gender yet?

    1. Thinking girl, but we shall see!

      1. I think so too!

      2. That’s totally a girl heartbeat! πŸ™‚ So happy for you Josey!

        1. We shall see. πŸ™‚ They said heartbeats are higher around now and then settle to 130-160 or so in the rest of the pregnancy. Stella started in the 150s/160s and ended in the 130s!

          I hope you’re doing well Des – good to hear from you.

  20. Brandi · · Reply

    Congrats!!! I bet hearing that heartbeat was the best thing ever. I can’t wait until you find out the sex.

  21. Yay!!!

  22. AWESOME! And so exciting that you got to share it with your family! Congrats again!!!

  23. I love every word of this, every photo, more than the last. LOVEITALL!

  24. Congrats!!! Wonderful, wonderful news! πŸ™‚

  25. So glad all looks perfect! congratulations!!!

  26. This is wonderful!! And I really love all of the pictures!

    Also – you look fabulous.

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