Bean is ALIVE!!
I couldn't believe it. There was still a baby in me with a heart beat! Don't know what the rate was but we heard it on the doppler. Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh, whoosh. So amazing.
But we first saw Bean on the ultrasound. S/he was napping in the most peculiar position: Head resting on the placenta with the body dangling off at about a 70 degree angle. lol. So funny. We 'd see an arm or hand move now and again but I guess s/he was just too tired to play with us.
Have another OB appt in 4 weeks and shortly after that will be the anatomy scan, where we will get a photo. I didn't have enough in my bladder to get a really clear image, so no picture today. But the image of Bean facing us is etched in my brain.
I'm on the diclec.tin for awhile longer but my OB said to give it to 16 weeks before worrying about being stuck with nausea the entire pregnancy.
As I look down at my very obvious belly, I feel something I haven't felt in a long time: true, sincere contentment.
And now I want to cry. Damn hormones!