Baby P in 3D

Today was a miraculous day! I got to see my sweet little angel in 3D!


He or she appears to be taking a nap. It’s a bit hard to make out at first, but once you see it, it’s clear as day. The baby is on the right side of the sac laying on its side facing the left. You can see the yolk sac at the bottom then just above that you can see the little legs and feet crossed. The arms were crossed over the baby’s chest. Then at the top you can see the profile of the left side of baby’s head with an ear, an eye, a nose and that big ole brain at the top šŸ˜‰ Here is a picture I labeled in case you still can’t see it. Don’t worry, it took the baby’s daddy a little while to see it too!

labeled baby p

This was honestly the coolest thing I have ever seen, and I have wasted the rest of the day staring at this picture and day dreaming. My sweet little Baby P is just over an inch long with a heart rate of 174. I can’t believe how developed and beautiful this tiny miracle is. I’m so thankful that I was able to see this moment in 3D, and I will cherish this picture forever. My husband couldn’t come to the appointment today, so I invited my mom. She was over the moon to see her very first grandchild!

Now onto the even bigger news…Because the baby looks so great and everything is going so well, my specialist released me today THREE WEEKS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. It was bittersweet. I feel compelled to fall on my knees and thank God that I have gotten to this point. At the same time, I am so sad to leave his office! I know it might sound silly, but these people have been such an integral part of my journey. For the past 8 months, I have seen them at least once a week. Throughout my IVF process I saw them every single day.

Each and every person from the phlebotomist to the ultrasound tech to the receptionist to my nurse to the financial department to my brilliant doctor has been a cheerleader for this baby before he or she even existed and an invaluable support system for me.

These people hugged me when cycles got cancelled and things looked bleak and threw a party in the hallway when my test finally came up positive. When I first walked into that building back in January, I was completely broken. My previous doctor dismissed me with very little hope and even fewer answers or solutions. There were countless days and visits when I walked out in tears and didn’t think anyone would ever figureĀ out my unpredictable body.

How beautiful is it that today I was cleared to stop taking all of my supplements and I walked out a regular ole’ pregnant gal with a heart stopping 3D picture of my little love? You never know what God has in store for you.

My doctor has one final assignment for me. He wants to hold this baby as soon as possible so he can see his finished product and show it off. Once the baby is born, I won’t be able to get it to him fast enough. Without him, Baby P would just be a dream instead of a reality. I can’t even begin to imagine how wonderful and rewarding it must feel to know that you gave a couple the one thing they wanted more than anything in the world. That is what you call gratifying work.

After hugging everybody, tearing up and begging and pleading to stay, I was sent on my way with a book of information for my OBGYN. I have selected a new OBGYN with the help of my specialist. It’s a little scary to meet a new caregiver when you’re already 9 weeks pregnant. It will be difficult for me to place all of my trust in someone elseĀ after all of this. I have my first appointment Monday so I’ll let y’all know how that goes.

The doctor told me today that from here on out he expects me toĀ be a normal run of the mill OB patient. ME…NORMAL?! That was music to my ears. He also advised me to return exactly one year after giving birth to get working on the next one due to the severity of my endometriosis and PCOS. I gave him a dirty look and told him not to start on me while my nausea was so severe haha!

You might rememberĀ in one of my earlier posts when I was really struggling with infertility, I saw a newly pregnant girl projectile vomiting in the hallway and told her I would give anything to be in her shoes. God heard my prayers! I have lost 8 pounds since I found out I was pregnant. Today the doctor gave me something called Diclegis, which is a drug developed specifically for pregnant women to curb nausea. We’ll see if it works. This too shall pass!

I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day. I will probably spend most of it staring at this sweet blessing. šŸ™‚

8 thoughts on “Baby P in 3D

  1. If my heart feels this full seeing your prayers answered with a beautiful baby growing inside you, I can only imagine how over the moon you and Matt must be! Beyond happy for your miracle babe.

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  2. God is good. I experienced many of the same things you have and out twins are 26! When I went up to the lab to take my pregnancy test, the whole office had a prayer. It broke my heart to leave them. Infertlity specialists are a rare breed. My doctor did assist in my section!

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  3. That is the coolest baby pic I have ever seen and in 3D! It’s great to see how far our technology has come. My parents were telling me that ultrasound was a luxury back in the 80’s that you had done around 6 months, crazy how far we have come.

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    • It is incredible! My mom came with me and she said she never got one ultrasound for either of her pregnancies (1982 and 1986). It’s amazing to think how far technology has come in such a short period of time! We will probably be able to watch our grandchildren real time on our tvs or cell phones haha!


  4. Oh Katie I am so happy and excited for you and Matt and me….Ha Ha.. As you and Matt know I’ve been praying for this little angel from the time you all said “I DO”. Well almost. The ultrasound is just beautiful. Just to see the little angel laying there with his/her little legs crossed just waiting for the big day which I hope is Feb. 14th. Will be our precious little valentine. I just talked to Mom and she is sooooooooo excited. She sent me a picture of the ultrasound. I told her I would probably get one from you but she wanted to be sure I saw it right away. Just think, mom’s going to be grandma??, Johnny an Uncle and me a Baa Baa. Don’t get any better then that. God bless our little angel and God Bless you and Matt. I love you.

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