We tend to take heartbeats for granted....unless you're waiting for one. I have a friend who has been trying to have a baby for 3 years. She's had 4 miscarriages and has not once heard a heartbeat....until today! I was blessed to be able to go with her and her husband to the RE doctor (her infertility specialist) for this baby's first sonogram. My friend, Rian, had a lot of fear going into it because the last time she went in for a first sonogram, there was no heartbeat. She had lost the sweet baby.
When we got into the room, I immediately got out my camera (actually, I took the first pic at her house this morning before we left). She's a scrapper, so she needed pics for the book, right? RIGHT! When I got the camera out at the office, she said, "Donna, don't act like a tourist." I ignored her. The doctor was kind enough to not be bothered by the pic taking. I think deep down, Rian is very glad pics are taken to remember this day! Right, Rian?
I was sooooo excited to see the smiles on their faces. We will continue to pray for the sustaining of this life and that his/her parents will experience the joy of holding and raising their first born child! I only wish I could be pregnant with her....oops, don't tell my husband I said that! hee hee