I had my dating ultrasound today!! There is a heartbeat and a perfect little baby (almost an inch!) growing exactly where it is supposed to be. Since my cycle is so weird (I ovulate later than most) my midwife wanted to be able to get a better idea of exactly how old it is. Apparently it is 8 weeks 4 days which puts the due date at May 1! I get a Beltane baby! I can’t wait. This year at the Beltane ritual I attended I jumped over the fire and wished for my baby and now it is on its way and will be born around that time next year.
The ultrasound technician was really sweet. I hoped she would jump up and down and scream “OMG THERE’S A HEARTBEAT” but of course she sees it every day so I was actually pretty impressed with her excitement for me.
It feels so much more real now. Even though I have had all the pregnancy symptoms and no miscarriage symptoms, I was scared. I was afraid it would be ectopic (even though there was no sign of this) or that there wouldn’t be a heartbeat. But there’s a baby and a heartbeat and it was moving and it is beautiful. I can’t believe that in 7 months I am going to have a baby!!