Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a FEISTY FETUS!!
That's right! Our embryo is officially a fetus today and we saw lots of movement! It was incredible to see our little miracle kicking wildly during the ultrasound this morning. I'm still in total awe. It was a jaw dropping sight that I will never forget.
I have been studying this picture all morning. If you look closely you can see its FACE profile...eye, nose, lips!! WOW! I'm just beaming! This is MY BABY!!!!
Our doctor said, "The fetus is very big and healthy. Everything looks really, really great!" Music to my ears and the answer to my prayers!!! We were also told that we have now graduated from the IVF clinic!!! WOO HOO! This was our last appointment, and now we get to move on to 'normal' land!!
As we walked in this morning and waited for the elevator, I felt my anxiety beginning to rise. I looked at Ben and told him how I was feeling. As we rode up to the 4th floor, we reflected on how MUCH we've been through in that building. Every appointment had so much hope weighing on it and there was never any guarantee that things would work out. We learned this the hard way after our first IVF failed. No wonder just the sight of the building causes my heart rate to increase and my fear to bubble up. It will be wonderful to start fresh with a new doctor in a new office that doesn't hold so much baggage for us.
My first appointment with our new OBGYN is scheduled for February 10th. That is a WHOLE MONTH away!! Oh well....more waiting. What else is new?
At least now, after the wonderful appointment this morning, I'm feeling much more confident about this pregnancy. Like I told Ben, "I think this is really going to be it for us!"
It's still hard to believe after everything we've been through trying to make this baby, OUR BABY!!!