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First Ultrasound YoungAndCrazy Due December 23; 1 angel baby; Washington 103 posts
May 24th '16

On the 19th I went in to my doctors appointment and they told me they were going to do an ultrasound. 

First off, it's been a couple years and last time I was pregnant I had to go to the hospital for any ultrasounds so that was new to me. 

But my doctor decided to check and see if this baby has Anencephaly like my son did. 

This was the other surprise because I guess since the last time I was pregnant they began to be able to see that birth defect earlier than 11 weeks. 

I was 8 weeks, 6 days at this appointment and was really nervous because I hadn't prepared myself. I didn't think I was ready to know yet. And my fiancé wasn't able to come because he was at work and it was too short notice for him to leave. 

But not even two minutes into the ultrasound, my doctor turns the monitor to me and says "see, this one's head is perfectly round." And I started crying. He turned to me and said "your baby is perfectly healthy". I am the happiest woman in the world. Thinking that I might never get to have kids and then finding out i have a perfectly healthy little baby growing inside me right now. I am so grateful and so excited. It's still a long road ahead. I'm sill high risk and I don't know what's going to happen but at least I know that this baby has a chance. 

Thank you to all who've supported me through the past couple years and the people who've just started supporting me through this pregnancy. The thoughts and prayers are always welcome and I'm so glad this world is so full of such amazing women like yourselves. I will continue to update throughout my pregnancy. 

Austs_Momma Due June 30; 1 child; 1 angel baby; CD, NY, United States 3814 posts
May 24th '16

That's great news! 

Mama Jellyfish Due October 1; 2 kids; Huron, SD, United States 3445 posts
May 24th '16

Congrats, I am so very happy for you! That's great great news! 

Melissa Eager 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Niles, MI, United States 504 posts
May 24th '16

Awe that's amazing news! Congrats momma! I had kinda the same reaction when they found a heartbeat the first time this pregnancy after two miscarriages and bleeding with cramping. 
Praying that your little bean comes out happy and healthy for you.

Oh Why Not 2 kids; Hallandale beach, Fl, United States 8672 posts
May 24th '16

So happy for you! You deserve this happiness after all you've been through. That is so awesome. 

Awkward 5 kids; 2 angel babies; St Cloud, MN, United States 4642 posts
May 24th '16

That's amazing! I am so happy for you! 

Drew90 Due December 28; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7386 posts
May 24th '16

That's fantastic!!!!  =) 

Emma G. TTC since Sep 2016; 2 kids; United States 215 posts
May 24th '16

Thats wonderful news. My step sister lost her little girl last year to the same thing. She too is pregnant right now with a healthy baby. Congrats momma. 

Red~Origami 2 kids; United States 5283 posts
May 24th '16

So happy for you!

browncrayon07 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dixon, Il, United States 2329 posts
May 24th '16

That is such fantastic news!! An ex friend of mine lost her first daughter to the same thing. I remember being there when she found out. I also remember being there when she found out her second baby was perfectly healthy. 

So happy for you!!

⭐No Apologies Due April 10; Miami, FL, United States 4076 posts
May 24th '16

That's great news! Happy and HEALTHY 9 months!

marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8256 posts
May 24th '16

That is fantastic news!   Congratulations girl!

I'll Always Love You❤ 3 kids; NA, NA, United States 6264 posts
May 24th '16

Great news. Congratulations!

TinkerBaby TTC TTC since Feb 2016; 1 angel baby; Sydney, NS, Australia 1751 posts
May 24th '16

Yay! What a relief! So happy for you. :) 

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4802 posts
May 28th '16

Quoting YoungAndCrazy:
On the 19th I went in to my doctors appointment and they told me they were going to do an ultrasound. 

First off, it's been a couple years and last time I was pregnant I had to go to the hospital for any ultrasounds so that was new to me. 

But my doctor decided to check and see if this baby has Anencephaly like my son did. 

This was the other surprise because I guess since the last time I was pregnant they began to be able to see that birth defect earlier than 11 weeks. 

I was 8 weeks, 6 days at this appointment and was really nervous because I hadn't prepared myself. I didn't think I was ready to know yet. And my fiancé wasn't able to come because he was at work and it was too short notice for him to leave. 

But not even two minutes into the ultrasound, my doctor turns the monitor to me and says "see, this one's head is perfectly round." And I started crying. He turned to me and said "your baby is perfectly healthy". I am the happiest woman in the world. Thinking that I might never get to have kids and then finding out i have a perfectly healthy little baby growing inside me right now. I am so grateful and so excited. It's still a long road ahead. I'm sill high risk and I don't know what's going to happen but at least I know that this baby has a chance. 

Thank you to all who've supported me through the past couple years and the people who've just started supporting me through this pregnancy. The thoughts and prayers are always welcome and I'm so glad this world is so full of such amazing women like yourselves. I will continue to update throughout my pregnancy. 


Aww, so happy for you! You had me scared at first when I started reading. I thought, surely she isn't going to have to go through another heart break.