Monday, April 13, 2015

Seeing Our Baby For The First Time

I realized that in the hullabaloo of the beginning of {our knowledge} of this pregnancy, I never actually went in to detail about how things went down. The juiciest part is how I revealed it to Will, but I still haven't gotten the video of that edited, so today is all about our first doctors appointment. The one that seriously blew our minds...


At this point we had only known we were pregnant for a week, so we had no clue how far along we were, what we were having, and we still weren't even close to coming to terms with this situation. There had been much debate as to how far along I was, and although my best friend {the nurse that demanded I get labs done when I had back pain}was positive I was 12-14, the general consensus was that I had to be six weeks or so. Boy were they wrong.

I don't know how these appointments usually go, but we were immediately ushered into the ultrasound room. With a quickness, the nurse gelled me up, started wiggling her magic stick, and Will and I both looked at each other in complete shock when we saw a fully formed baby on the screen. Like we're talking a full profile, limbs, and you could even see the spine! We didn't know what that meant, but we were pretty sure that's not what we should have been seeing. Ignorant of our surprise, the nurse started spouting out facts like 10 oz, a due date that neither of us processed, and that little tidbit about us being 19 weeks along. Exqueeze ME??


Oh that heartbeat...still gives me chills, but then Will makes me laugh with his 'demon spawn' comment and helped me snap out of my state of shock with even more shenanigans in the screening room. I don't know what I'd do without him.


So next came talking with our new doctor, where his first question was whether we were switching doctors. I felt like a kid in the principle's office telling him, "No, we just didn't know we were pregnant." Although, he did take it better than I expected. He said size wise he wasn't surprised and went so far as to ask Will if he had noticed any signs, but Will insisted he hadn't {good answer, dear hubby}. To this, the doctor said and I quote, "Girl, you just blessed." At the time I didn't feel blessed, but it was reassuring that he didn't seem to be phased about it all.


Up until this point, one of us has always been in control and able to support the other. However, when you find out you are halfway through a pregnancy that you didn't plan in the first place, it wasn't surprising that we were both thrown for a loop. I can't even remember all the details of the conversations at that appointment, but there were a lot of Oh shit's, many exchanged looks of shock, and a few Damn's when we found out it was a girl. {Okay, okay, so maybe I'm the only one who said damn, but we had only come up with boys names thus far, and we all know I hate pink.} We may not have had it all together, but we walked out of that office with a folder full of information, pictures of our baby girl, and clinging to each other because no matter what...we were in this together.

I know we aren't the only couple to be taken by surprise when it comes to pregnancy, but that's not as reassuring as one may think. At least we've come a long way in the last 2.5 months, and now...it's going to be our greatest adventure.


9 comments:

P!nky said...

I can only imagine the goosebumps and amazingness of seeing your baby for the first time! <3

Jenn said...

Oh I believe that this had to have been one of the best and most memorable experiences! Love that you guys have taken it all in stride (altho I guess you don't really have much choice haha)! Thanks for sharing this experience with us :)

Jen said...

What an amazing experience this must have been for you both!

Mandie said...

I still cannot believe that you were that far along & didn't know, just crazy. Eeek! :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Helene in Between said...

oh how incredibly exciting!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I can't even imagine what that must have been like for you guys. But now you have your heads wrapped around it so well and before you know it, your little girl will be here! :)

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

A blessing in deskies (sp?) your going to make wonderful parents and have one beautiful little girl!!

Courtney B said...

Oh my GOSH! I loooooove reading more of the details! Too funny that the ultra sound tech had no idea that this was a surprise and just started spouting off all the info! Crazy!! I'm still SO excited for you!

Kirby Manson said...

Did you ever post how you told Will you were pregnant?

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