Guess what I did two hours ago? I had my first prenatal appointment with my incredible midwife, expecting just to get blood drawn & talk medical history. But she offered to listen to the heartbeat and I couldn’t resist. I quietly prepared myself to be disappointed, because at almost 13 weeks wasn’t expecting to be able to hear the teeny tiny baby’s heartbeat yet.
But then, after the midwife warned me not to be disappointed or nervous if it took her a few minutes to find the heart beat - she got a huge grin on her face after less than 5 seconds, checked her watch, and then handed me the ear pieces. That little kiwi sized babe was RIGHT up front and had a heartbeat so strong and healthy! I couldn’t believe it.
It was the single most reality changing moment I have had in my life. There really is a tiny life in there and that tiny life is thriving, totally healthy, and obviously not shy. I’m so blessed. So very, very blessed.