Sunday, January 31, 2010

january 30


it was a whirlwind, up and down roller coaster weekend. friday we had a scare... my midwife tried for while to find a heartbeat. when she turned off the doppler and said she thought we should go to the hospital my heart dropped. i quickly called dave, made arrangements for the boys and off we went. they brought us upstairs to labor and delivery and settled us in a room. Mari (my second midwife) had called ahead. The nurse hooked up a monitor and she too could find no heartbeat. it was surreal. she left and dave and i sat in silence as we contemplated the idea that could be it. our baby could be gone. Mari came back awhile later and said she had chased down a tech as he was leaving (it was friday at 5) he agreed to do an ultrasound for us. I wasn't sure if I should be relieved or if I was just numb. We went down and set up for an ultrasound. He said he would check things out and then let us know. He put the wand on my stomach and whipped the monitor around and said "It's your lucky day - there is the heartbeat" and there it was nice and strong.... whoa. again another huge sigh of relief. He said it all looked good and the placement of the placenta might have made it hard to hear the heartbeat with a doppler. It was an emotional roller-coaster. We left thankful to still have a baby and were aware of how much worse it could have all turned out.
Which took us to Saturday - January 30th the day we found our we will add a third little Italian Stallion to our mix. Clear as day was a little penis on our little pe
anut. We are thankful and grateful for a healthy baby.
I only had to be mad for 10 minutes and get it out of my system. Now my thoughts are clear and I am focused on the fact that I will be the minority in a house full of cute Stallions.
Thankful. Grateful. Satisfied. Full.


19 comments:

Jenelle Suderman said...

LOVE IT!! the world needs more stallions, you are so blessed :)

Karla said...

Heather - What a scare you must have had. I'll bet that experiencing that on the eve of finding out about your little man put everything into perspective. Ari and Noah will be the best big brothers.

hollysarah said...

oh wow, sorry to hear you had to go through that scare! Thank God your little guy is growing strong! Congrats on another son!! xo

Dixie Vandersluys said...

So glad to hear everything's okay. Three boys will be wonderful!

lagiulia said...

Heather,
I used to comment on your blog. Either under Picchi Pacchi or meanmama. I don't blog anymore. But anyway, I have twin boys now 4 and a baby boy 1 1/2. So I know what you're going through. There are days when I mourn no girl, but for the most part it's great having my 3. They already share a room. The little guy looks up to his big brothers like they are heroes. (They don't feel the same...). They are all 3 of them sweet kids who have many sides to them. In a way, it's nice being the "queen of my castle," as a friend put it. I miss celebrating my feminity, but that definitely has more to do with lack of time and energy than not having a girl! It'll be a beautiful life, you'll see. And you know what else? It ROCKS having 1 baby instead of 2. It is SO MUCH EASIER, even with the 3 of them. I can definitely go places and do things that I never could with twins infants/toddlers, because the older boys can follow instructions and be more independent. It's kind of blissful, this singleton thing.
Good luck, Heather!
Julie

Jeff and Melissa said...

i'm super happy for you heather! and so glad that everything is ok with #3. i'll be praying for safety for you.

Stacey said...

Oh wow! I know that sinking, numb feeling all too well. I'm so glad you got good news! And cograts on the third little man in your life :) He will have some great playmates!

Eva said...

Congrats on having a healthy baby boy. So happy for you that you received happy news Friday.

Eva {www.ehphotography.ca}

Crystal said...

Just think: you'll have 4 men in your life to pamper you senseless.

Marcy said...

Oh Heather.... I always think it's sooo cute when it's a women in a houseful of boys! Oh, how they will treat you like a queen!

RLE said...

I am so glad that all was well with your littlest man - I know that sick feeling, wondering whether your baby is alright.
I love Crystal's comment, because that is exactly what I was thinking. :)

Jamy said...

Oh wow, so scary. How wonderful that everything turned out.
Exciting news about baby boy E. Are you sharing the name that baby girl E would have had?

Heather said...

Thank you all for your blog love.. I really appreciate it!!

Heather said...

Thank you all for your blog love.. I really appreciate it!!

Holly said...

wow that is so good that everything is alright! i hope your third has curly hair like the twins :)

valerie said...

oh man. that's scary Heather. So glad it worked out. And...I'll be honest. There is nothing wrong being the only woman in a house full of boys ;) You and I can do spa days together when our boys are doing something boy-like ;)

Tam said...

I can't even imagine how scary that must have been! Enjoy having another boy in the house:)

Emily Deu said...

oh my gosh Heather, that must have been really scary. Three boys...your a champ! You can give me tips with my little man.

Rustin and Lynette Polinder said...

i'm so sorry to hear about such a scary afternoon. happy to hear you have another little one growing inside too. thanks for being so thoughtful and present for us these last few months. love you.