I thought I would share the first ultrasound photo. Mo is between the arrows and the dot is his/her heart. (Hearing the heartbeat was so incredibly amazing.) The circle is the yolk sac. Disregard the info in the lower right hand corner. It's wrong. I'll have to have a talk with the doctor about this! :)
That's right folks, the little swimmers did their job. Kara is pregnant and we couldn't be happier! We had an early ultrasound last week due to the previous ectopic pregnancy. The baby was too small to measure, but we did see and hear the heartbeat. It was going at a rate of 120 beats per minute. The baby is just now seven weeks.
Our family and friends are very excited as well (and so are the nurses at the doctor's office). Between the failed adoption over the 4th of July and the news of this pregnancy we are relearning just how valuable and caring our friends are here in Wyoming. The support is just amazing and we are so blessed to have all these people in our lives.
We have our next ultrasound on the 14th of October. At that time they will be able to measure the baby. I don't know what else they will do then other than tell us the due date. However, since we know when Kara was impregnated it's pretty easy to determine the due date. It should be either the 8th or 9th of May. This is perfect timing for us due to Kara being a teacher. She will be able to take the last month off from school (thankfully she has that much time saved as long as she doesn't get sick) and then she will have three more months due to summer vacation. That means she will get to spend 4 months with our little one before returning back to work.
We hope everyone is as excited as we are. This has been a very long process. It has been four years since we first began the adoption process. It is a very good feeling knowing that our family will finally be expanding and will include a little one.
Thanks for all the prayers and support! We truly appreciate it. Keep coming back for more updates on the pregnancy.