Yesterday Colin and I were privileged enough to hear it. The steady, quick, and strong heartbeat of our baby, that is.
I can't explain the beauty of that moment. Colin and I both listened in awe, holding hands, crying and smiling like fools. The reality of a life being nurtured inside of my body is almost too much to handle. While our midwife was searching for the little one's heartbeat with her doppler (that little fish was swimming away from it like the dickens!) we even got to hear a few thumps... which she happily explained were the little kicks of our baby!
The past two months that we've known of the little life growing inside me have been so filled with joy. Joy in throwing up everything that I put in my stomach, joy in feeling utterly stomped flat by fatigue, joy in seeing Colin whisper, "Hi" and, "I love you" to his baby every night after he gets home from work.
Thank you for loving our little family! We are about 13 weeks along, and our little one is due to enter the world March 31st!