Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Baby on the way...

I had my first doctor's appointment today! My OB walked into the room with a huge smile on his face and immediately gave me a new name. He said I'm now "Fertile Myrtle." HA! He checked me and said my uterus was larger than with my last pregnancy. His next question was "do twins run in your family?" Little did he know...twins DO RUN IN MY FAMILY. Alex started laughing...he was getting a huge kick out the fact that I was about to have a heart attack. I pretty much held my breath until they took us to ultrasound. And what did we see!??

One little peanut. :)



We were able to see that sweet flutter on the screen. The baby's heart rate was 144 bpm and as soon as I heard it - I cried. The u/s tech asked if this was our first baby. I had the same reaction when I heard Amelia's heartbeat for the first time. Every life is such a miracle. It's just amazing. I measured 7 weeks/2 days.

We met with my doctor after the ultrasound. We discussed possible c-section dates. He gave me a date for the end of March. Of course the closer we get, the date could change. I'm praying for a healthy, uneventful pregnancy this time around. Before leaving he prayed with us. He prayed for us as parents, the baby, and for Amelia. I love my doctor.

Everyone asks if I have a feeling on if it's a boy or girl. As of right now, I really feel like it's a boy. Of course there is no way to know until I'm farther along but as of right now - I'm team blue! :)

Feeling very blessed.

Love to all,

20 comments:

Kodi said...

My birthday is march 28th ya know, if you're looking for ideas. ;)

Paula (aka PJ) said...

WHAAAAAAAAAT????!!!! I'm SO excited for you! A little misty even!

How does this happen for so many of my IF friends? All that work and frustration for a first pregnancy, and then "poof", the second one is a surprise! Amazing.

LOVE the Magnadoodle idea, and the look on your husband's face! Awesome!!!

Momx6 said...

Loved seeing "him" for the first time! Praying for all of you - we are ALL blessed by your blessing!

Ashley E. said...

What a precious little peanut!!!! I'm saying boy too! Oh I'm just so excited for you!

kristin fulghum said...

hooray! so excited for you guys. your doctor prayed with y'all?? wow, you have an amazing doctor!!

Jen said...

I was just telling Jared the other night that I feel like this sweet baby is a boy!!! I'm so glad things went well... I totally forgot your appointment was yesterday or I would have checked in with you. Can't wait to spend some time with Little Miss tomorrow! Love you.

twondra said...

I'm just getting caught up and soooo happy with your news!! Congrats!!!

Amanda said...

Twins wouldn't have been so bad. :) I am so happy for you, Alex and Amelia. Congratulations on your new little one!

Amber said...

I love seeing that picture!! So excited for you. Sounds like you have an amazing doctor. I'll say a prayer for an uneventful pregnancy and delivery, too. :-)

Jenna said...

Cutest little peanut I've ever seen! So excited for ya'll and happy for a good report from your (amazing!) doctor! I love all 4 Averitts!!!

andreajennine said...

Wonderful, wonderful! I'm so excited that we're pregnancy buddies!

Ashley said...

I'm totally team blue right along with you! I definitely think you're having a boy. I am so, so thrilled for y'all and I can't wait to read all about your pregnancy and sweet new baby! Yay! Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy, momma, and baby!

Heather said...

Oh friend. So, SO excited for you. What a blessing indeed!!! Love it! So thankful for a wonderful godly doctor and all of God's plans just falling into place. It brings tears to my eyes to think how He has changed our lives in the short amount of time we have known each other. Thanks be to GOD ALONE. He is so worthy of our praise and our trust. Trying so hard to live my life in a way that others can't help but see Him and love Him!!!

bb said...

You know... those early ultrasounds can be iffy... especially if done by your OB rather than a perinatalogist. There could be another little on in there just hiding and waiting for the best possible moment to make his presence known....

I'm thinking boy too. Hope the next few months go easily for you.

YAY baby!

Christi said...

So excited for you. Praying for a wonderful pregnancy for you. Thinking of team blue for you too...don't know why...and I"m often wrong though.

Faith said...

Love at first sight! So thankful for that little peanut. I'm so bad at guessing so I think I'll wait a little while before I try. So excited for y'all!!

Glitter & Bliss said...

Oh my goodness!!! I'm over the moon for you and yours. Yea!!!

Immeasurably More Mama said...

I can only imagine how sweet it must be to hear that little heartbeat. Doctors who pray with their patients are my fave! Our pediatrician prayed with us after Big D's first appointment when he was one week old and again during the time Little D was away from us. :)

Jodie said...

Just like Paula said above- POOF - and our uterus's know what they are doing all of the sudden! Congrats love. You guys deserve it!! This post gave me chills because no one knows the desires of our hearts more than He.

We just had our surprise POOF in April. :)

Kym J said...

Jill, I'm so happy for you! Little amazing bundles of love, nothing could be sweeter!