Wednesday, September 5th, 2012. 6weeks, 5days.
I realize that life has already given me many “big days” at this point, and that there are many, many more to come, but today… today is BIG.
In just a couple of hours, the husband and I will head to Dr. K’s office for our first ultrasound.
If things go well, we will see our little Gummy Bear!
If things go badly, we may leave the office with a whole different set of plans to make…
I’ve been careful so far. Careful to ensure that any conversation about this pregnancy includes two possible paths diverging on this exact date. One path leads to our miracle baby. The other path loops around, and we head back to the starting line.
There are a few people who keep saying things like “Why do you let yourself think like that?” and “There’s no reason to think this won’t work out, so why are you focusing on the negative?”
That’s the thing… I let myself think about all possible outcomes so that no matter what happens, I am at least somewhat prepared. And yes, there is a reason to think this may not work out, and I’m just trying to be realistic.
I’m doing it to protect myself.
It’s so easy to let the happiness run my life, and I really want to let it! I just know that if the unthinkable happens today, I will only find comfort in the fact that it wasn’t so unthinkable… I’m not afraid because in my mind, I’ve been here before. I know how to move forward from this. I’m not lost. I can try again.
Once I’ve accepted the idea that there are not always happy endings, I can be secure in the knowledge that I have faced the reality of every outcome. I know what can happen… now I am allowed to hope for what I want to happen.
However, despite all that, only a very, very small part of me is preparing for the worst.
The rest of me is vibrating with hope that this rather obvious set of symptoms means that my Gummy Bear is healthy and growing, and that this first ultrasound will be the beginning of a happy path to our Take Home Baby.
Whatever happens, I will do my best to report back here as soon as I can.
I’m prepared to report bad news, but I fully expect to post my baby’s first photo. 🙂