Okay, it’s been a long time since I’ve written, and a lot of crazy stuff has happened, some good, some bad.
I didn’t get the job I was applying for, and I was not able to move back to the other job I thought I’d be able to get easily. So, I’m still stuck where I am, but for now that seems like the only/best option.
K and I got the chance to listen to the heartbeat, and it was the most amazing experience! I still haven’t come to terms with the fact that there is a living, growing baby inside of me with a strong heartbeat. We took a video of the experience and posted it up on YouTube to surprise the whole family with, and I”ll post it here so everyone can see and listen. I thought I would cry whether or not I heard the heartbeat, but all I could do was laugh like a giddy little child. The midwife didn’t even have to look for the heartbeat at all; she just stuck the doppler right above the pubic bone, and there it was.
We waited until we heard the heartbeat to tell K’s family we are pregnant. What we did was take the video from our camera and burn it to a CD. Then, we wrapped up the CD in paper and wrote “Play Me” on the outside. I put a picture frame with the words “Picture Coming Soon” on the temporary picture and wrapped that up with the CD. I put both these things in a gift bag, and we took it over on Sunday. K’s mother immediately put the CD into her computer, not knowing what it was but figuring that it was a new game. It only took her a few seconds of hearing the heartbeat to know what was going on, and she jumped from the couch like somebody kicked her and hugged both K and I. K’s father took a little bit longer to catch on, but he was soon very excited, too. We didn’t realize how happy he was until he started crying, which nobody expected. I guess he had been very worried about us since the miscarriage and feared that we were having trouble getting pregnant again. I had no idea how much it meant to him, and it was very touching to see him show that much emotion.