Today was the third time we caught a glimpse. But this time, it was different. There were definite arms and legs, movement so beautiful and that heartbeat, oh my God that heartbeat that was beating at 162 miraculous beats per minute. With each beat, our love for this baby multiplied over and over again. Cliche…but true.
Today, when the baby appeared on the screen, we could see A BABY. We could see OUR baby. Deep inside me this tiny baby flipped and fluttered and although I physically could not feel it, emotionally, WE COULD FEEL IT.
I could hear Brian’s laughter that ended with the sweetest sigh, filled with relief. I could feel his hand, reach over to mine and squeeze and not let go.
I can not believe how much we love this baby, OUR BABY. This baby that is surrounded by our James and Jake and our tiny precious baby that we lost this past January…this baby is protected by the sweetest guardian angels. We have so many fears being pregnant, but it won’t stop us from loving. Nothing could ever stop us from loving the baby we saw today. Maybe it’s our fear that makes us love even more.
Baby Fletcher – 9 weeks 2 days. Due April 3, 2010.