Monday, 14 October 2013

Best. Thanksgiving. Ever.

Or rather, Thanksgiving/Christmas/Birthday/NewYear'sEveFireworks /WorldHugDay(becauseohwhatthehell) all rolled into one. And then some.

The little seedling was there, measuring bang on target at 6 weeks 4 days, looking, according to the cheery u/s tech, 'as comfy as can be'. Aaawww.

Little seedling's miniscule, miraculous heart fluttered, I finally exhaled, and H gushed hot, joyful tears.

As we sat in the foyer, clutching the written confirmation of said heartbeat more proudly and ferociously than any degree we'd ever been awarded, waiting to be booked for our follow-up scan in just over two weeks....

H (blubbering profusely): It's already so cute!

Me (still too dazed to take it in): It's a tiny grey blob, my love.

H: But it's such a cute tiny grey blob!

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We're madly in love. Obviously.

First - and crucial - hurdle crossed.

And you. Thank you for holding my hand, bolstering my spirits, tolerating my crazy, and believing for me through what have been two of the longest weeks in recent memory. I love you all, too.

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  1. Oh I am so, so so incredibly happy for you 3 :) May it continue to run smoothly, you are going to be such great parents!

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    1. Thanks Amanda :) It's odd to think of us as 3 now, but you're very right, that's exactly what we are!

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  2. So exciting! I am sure it is cute!!

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    1. Exciting and overwhelming and amazing and and... I'm still processing it all, feeling very lucky all the while.

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  3. Huzzah! Wonderful news! So happy for you!

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    1. Thank you for sharing in our wonderful news!

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  4. YES! Wonderful news! Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you for sharing in our wonderful news, especially during this time that you're experiencing. Hugs to you.

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  5. Yay, yay, yay! This made my day, Sadie :D So happy for you!

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    1. Thanks Annie, you're too sweet! It made our day (week, year...) too :)

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  6. YAY!!!! Great news! So happy to read this!

    Continuing the positive thoughts and hoping for more good news to come :) Thinking of you.

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    1. Thanks! Those continued positive thoughts are so appreciated...I feel like we've passed the first of many hurdles, and can use all the encouragement I can get. Stories like yours really lend me hope!

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  7. Woohoo! Congratulations - I'm so happy for you. Wishing all the best for the rest of your pregnancy. xx

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    1. Thank you Lisa, wishing the same for you!

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  8. THE BEST NEWS EVER!! I am so happy for you. And your husband is seriously adorable!

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    1. Oh, you're too sweet friend; thank you for sharing in our incipient joy. H is a huge sap, for sure...I'm so grateful to have him there, to counter my trepidation.

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  9. Ohhhh my gosh, best update ever!! I am so happy for you, friend. This update gives me so much hope. This is such wonderful news, and I'm sure your little bean is the cutest ever. The heartbeat. It's such a beautiful thing.

    Wishing you nothing but the best - and no more scary stuff - for approximately 34 more weeks :)

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    1. Yes please, no more scary stuff for either of us! Thanks for sharing in our happiness Amanda, and I'm pleased our journey can provide some hope too. I'm wishing for nothing but good news and an adorable grey blob when it's your turn!

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  10. Yay!!! So happy to read this news!! Congrats to you both on your adorable gray blob!

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    1. Thank you Daryl! It's still very surreal (as I'm sure you remember), but the joy is sinking in, bit by bit...we love that little blob already!

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  11. Maybe it's the hormones talking, but I may have just shed a couple tears reading this. I am absolutely over the moon for you guys. Cheering all (three?) of you on from across the ocean - that first heartbeat is utterly breathtaking!

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    1. Aaawww...warm fuzzy over here! Thank you so much for being here so steadily, and for sharing in our joy over this incredible news. Feeling those transatlantic vibes!

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  12. Wonderful thanksgiving day present!

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  13. Wonderful, so glad to read this update. I'm so so happy for you that all is ok and little bean is measuring on track. Keep growing little one :)

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    1. Thank you my friend, your support means the world. I'll pass those growth orders along! ;)

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  14. Hooray!!! Such wonderful news! Now I can stop holding my breath. So happy for you and your adorable little gray blob :)

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    1. Thank you for your joy at our news and for hanging in during the scary waiting! And yes breathing can now be resumed...which I am sure your own offspring will appreciate ;)

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  15. I was waiting for this news! I'm so happy. Another hurdle crossed and joy experienced. Well done. I love your descriptions of "H."

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    1. Thank you! We're soaking up the joy as it slowly seeps around us...

      As for H, the descriptions are accurate and yes, I agree: he's pretty lovable!

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  16. How did I miss this post. How wonderfully exciting. I remember the beautiful blob myself. It really is special isn't it.

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    1. Exciting indeed! Thanks for sharing in our happiness. And you've got some excitement of your own in the works...I can't wait 'til I get to that 'What, 34 weeks?!' moment myself. You must be so anxious to meet your little Roo!

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  17. I read this, but meant to respond and didn't. I'm so happy for you! Sounds like a perfect ultrasound, and I'll be thinking of little grey blob & cheering him/her on!

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    1. Thank you! The u/s was indeed a perfect moment, and I'm hoping for another one next week... Your cheering from the sidelines is much appreciated!

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