Friday, 30 July 2010

Beautiful Bubba

I was a wreck going in to the OB/GYN clinic yesterday afternoon. It's a small miracle I made it to the appointment without crashing my car, and that my legs carried me up the stairs and into the examination room. Dr. Swedish walked into the room chewing his lower lip and, after greeting me in swedish, confessed that he was nervous too.

The lights were quickly turned off, the wand introduced, I grabbed Diver Dude's hand and held my breath while Dr. Swedish studied the ultrasound screen. What seemed like an eternity later Dr. Swedish smiled wide and exclaimed "It looks beautiful!", turned the screen towards us and turned on the sound.
Bubba's heart was beating in a rapid swooshing pace, and it was the most wonderful thing I ever heard. My eyes filled up with warm tears and I heard myself laughing as Diver Dude squeezed my hand tighter.

The image is not great because my bladder was full (it seems impossible these days to empty it often enough) but you can see that Bubba grew up a storm and is now measuring 8w2d (2 days ahead). The CRL was 19mm, and the heart rate an amazing 173 beats/min.

All is well in this circus, and our next appointment is in four weeks.
Unless I have a mental break-down before that :)

31 comments:

  1. Truly wonderful - and you made me cry, not fair!

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  2. Bubba is gorgeous!

    My heart is so happy for you!!

    xx

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  3. Wow - I really am on vacation cause I have not looked for updates of your blog since Monday and now when I look there are three new entries!
    I can't tell you how happy I am to see lil' Bubster grow!
    Myself, I just made it over the magic twelve week mark and have a KUB/NUPP examination to look forward to. Took the blood test Wednesday and is doing an ultrasound screening next Wednesday, this after seeing the doctor for the first time on Tuesday. Don't really think I need the KUB/NUPP for the reason it's intended, but thought it prudent to check it anyways. Also, to get to see the two, "Bill & Bull", before 20w.
    Look forward to more Bubba reports.
    Hugs and so forth ;)

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  4. Grow Little Bubba, grow!! What a beautiful thing to see and hear!! :) Congrats and looking forward to the next Bubba update!! :)

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  5. Yay! I have goosebumps! So happy for you, CP!

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  6. FANTASTIC!!!!

    Also, can I mention that I LOVE that your name on your ultrasound says "Circus Princess!" LOVE!

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  7. Go bubba!!! Awww, I am so amazingly happy for you!

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  8. Go Baby Go!!!! YAY for great news!

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  9. That's a fabulous ultrasound report!

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  10. What great news! Yay! Congratulations!

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  11. Yay, yay, yay!!!! I knew it!! Bubba is indeed beautiful! :)

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  12. HOORAY!!!!! Beautiful Bubba, indeed. So happy for you and Diver Dude!

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  13. GROW BUBBA GROW!!!!! Congrats Chickie! I'm so excited for you and Diver Dude!

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  14. Wow - this is great news! Bubba looks fabulous!

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  15. Great news!! I am so excited for you! :)

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  16. Looks so great! Very happy for you.

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  17. Your vacation pictures are beautiful, but I'm sure this one is your favorite by far.

    So wonderful things continue to go well!

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  18. This is AMAZING news! Only you, the computer genius that you are, could make the ultrasound read Circus Princess, brilliant! I am so HAPPY for you girl! xoxox

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  19. Jag ryser i hela kroppen och tårarna tränger fram i ögonen. Det är så fantastiskt!!!!!! Kram

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  20. Hello gorgeous! Congrats lovely lady!

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  21. What an amazing experience to see that little heart beat! Yay!!

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  22. now THAT is one beautiful PICTURE to me.
    WOW!!!!!!! I have tears in my eyes, WOW!!!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS sweetie!

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  23. Oh how I remember the nervousness of those early u/s!!! Soooooo soooooo happy for you, congratulations! Bubba is beautiful!

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  24. Hey - how did you get your ultrasound pic to say "circus princess"? Very cool.

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  25. Sorry I was MIA and missed this post. I am still so beyond thrilled for you. Seeing this ultrasound with a heartbeat....incredibly joyous! Bubba looks great!!!

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