House - well on the way to finding our final landing spot.
Our Family - excited about our little one. Everyone's happy and healthy.
Our Friends - ditto.
Mr. D - the cutest dad-to-be I know... he loves, loves, loves the fact that we're expecting.
Job - I am likely getting promoted in the next week as I am named to a newly-formed team for a brand-new corporate initiative.
Baby - growing and right on track.
Ever have the feeling that just too many good things are happening at once and something is bound to fall? I told Mr. D last night, "things just couldn't be much better for us... I hope nothing goes badly," and he shot me a look of don't-even-think-that-way. I know I shouldn't think pessimistically. I just feel so happy, content, and blessed... after all of the IF crap we dealt with in 2010, I am overwhelmingly thankful that everything seems to be at peace. Life is good.
So... for my recap of Monday's Dr. appointment. Dr. C went over our NT results... everything looks normal! We were measuring 2 days ahead of schedule, but she wanted to keep my due date at August 13. We listened to the heartbeat, which was WAY louder and more prominent than last Dr. appointment when we heard it on the Doppler. My uterus has moved up, closer to my belly button, so I had a split second of the oh-no-this-is-it-the-baby-isn't alive-anymore thought when she couldn't find the heartbeat. But when she moved the instrument about an inch up my stomach, there it was. :) It's such a glorious sound :) Heartbeat was in the 140s.
I asked her about my rate of miscarriage. As any good Dr. would say, she can't guarantee that I won't miscarry again. But, she thinks my chances are less than 1%. I shared with her that I think about miscarrying every single day... usually multiple times. And, of course, there is nothing she can do about that. But she tried to reassure me that chances are "extremely likely" that we will have a live child. If we lose the baby, it's not due to something that I do or don't do... it's because of a reason that is totally out of my control. And that's what I continue to pray for... strength to know that God is ultimately in charge of this plan, and we have to move forward with preparing for what is "extremely likely" to happen... welcoming our baby to the world.
Hope everyone's having a good week... I have some blogs to catch up on this evening!