Need I say more? After holding my breath as Dr. So-Cal located the 'ol ute, I saw it. A peanut baby with a rice-grain heartbeat. Actually, Dr. So-Cal saw it first (I saw the peanut, but not the heartbeat), and then was kind enough to zoom in, so that I could revel in the beautiful view. And sure enough, there was a little round circle in the middle, opening and closing, opening and closing. "Praise God!", I exclaimed ... and Dr. So-Cal agreed. The nurse and I exchanged big smiles and I got a nice picture to take home with me (which I will send out after we settle in at my parent's house.)
So, I'm feeling pretty good about things now. I know we're not out of the woods, so I wouldn't say that I'm completely relaxed, but I know that statistics are on my side at this point. Besides, we have a whole army of people praying for us, so that HAS to be helping, right? I even allowed myself a look at the pregnancy section in Barnes and Noble (I didn't buy anything, though ... like I need to add to the pregnancy section of my book collection at home, lol!). We'll tell the rest of our friends now, as there isn't anyone we wouldn't want to know even if something bad still happens. We're dying to tell the Shookie, but as T said, "I can't imagine having to tell him if we were to miscarry". He would be devastated. It will be difficult, as I can tell he already suspects, but for his protection, we'll hold off a little while longer.
So, I'm going to throw a bunch of clothes in our suitcase and we're off to CA until next Wednesday morning. I still feel pretty crappy, so I'm not looking forward to the flight, but I can park myself on my parent's couch as soon as we get there, so I'll be fine. I wish I could say that warmer weather is awaiting us, but it's been raining non-stop in the Valley and doesn't look like it's going to let up anytime soon. Oh well. As I told my Mom, we're coming to be with our family, not for the weather.
Please keep praying for us ... but even I have to admit that things are looking good. Can you believe it?! Miracles never cease.