May 17th, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

So, we had our first ultrasound. It was AMAZING. Here is my extremely professional description of what happened: she put the paddly-thingy on my belly, and all of a sudden, there were my insides up on the screen. And then, there was the large jellybean-looking-thing where my baby SHOULD be (I could tell from all the other ultrasounds I've seen on Facebook and in movies), but mine looked empty.

I knew it. I wasn't pregnant. I just have this weird bird-flu or something; I KNEW IT.

...then she pressed and moved the device a bit, and BAM. There was the baby: I saw the teeny jellybean WITHIN the jellybean. And then, inside the teeny jellybean... a small, frantic fluttering. Like a delicate little butterfly.

"Is that the heartbeat?" I asked in a panic.

"That's the heartbeat! Everything looks great."

Relief. Instant tears. Paul wasn't blinking, just staring and smiling. Then, the doctor got closer to the screen and uttered this sentence, which almost sent me into a mild meltdown:

"Hold on... just want to make sure I'm not seeing two heartbeats."

Excuse me?

But, all is well. Only one heartbeat. Due date December 25th, 2012 - which is surreal to me. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year. We lost my grandma on Christmas, a couple years ago... so, now, our family will have a new, beautiful memory to take the place of the one that we currently battle. Twinkling lights, praying for snowfall, our favorite music and movies and pretty paper packages can take back their position as little tokens of happy.

We spent the rest of the evening eating Mexican food (bad idea, this was the first thing that has given me heartburn thus far) and talking about baby names.

Then, like the vibrant, glamorous pregnant woman I am, I passed out on the couch at 8pm and didn't wake up until it was time to move into bed. :)



  1. My midwife left me in a state of panic between ultrasounds early on, postive she had seen two sacs/babies on her crappy portable ultrasound. They are mean I tell ya! Ps, If heartburn gets unbearable a hazelwood necklace has been a LIFESAVER!
    So excited for you!

  2. I am so excited to pray for you and follow your blog. Corianne, you have no idea the impact that your social media presence has made on my life. You are a light that has taught me about staying convicted, constantly seeking after wisdom and action from the the Holy Spirit and still being true to the things I love. I revel in your wisdom and am so thankful for your life. You and Paul are going to be such amazing parents and I feel a little spoiled that I am going to get to have a bird's eye view into this entire story.

    Love you with all my heart!

  3. OMG, Corianne this totally made me cry. So cool, and so happy for you and Paul.

  4. Congratulations to both of you! Very exciting times ahead. Your post took me back 26 years to the first visit to the
    Midwife I went to with my wife only to be told our dates were clearly wrong and to go next-door for an ultrasound to get our due date right. Fifteen minutes later we heard the phrase that changed our lives "oh look there are two babies in there". Again congrats!

  5. I am so very excited for you! Being parents is by far the most amazing gift in the entire world. Oh and mexican food,, if you remember when I was prego with Hal'e that is the only thing I could keep down, we used to meet at John L Scott and go right around the corner and I would stuff my face. Enjoy every single moment, because it goes by so quickly.

  6. Love it! Genius for you to have a blog about Baby Burton!

    This is such a great time - make sure to try to capture as much if it as you can! Being a mom is the best feeling in the world - wait until you feel the baby skin, and they look at you - and then when they get bigger and they can give you a hug {I melt}. This is the wildest, best ride of your life!!!
    Love you friend! Happy for you - you are going to be a great mom!

  7. Corianne you are an amazing daughter!! I'm so proud of you and so grateful for you, paul and baby Burton...God is so good..first katie had Aliviah to help us in the first few months of losing Grandma and now he ia giving us another beautiful blessing to ease the pain and sadness on christmas!!! I could not feel more blessed in my life or more sure that God is with us each and everyday you

  8. Wow! We are so excited for you and Paul! Derek and I read this post together and are thrilled to follow your blog over the next 9 months. It is so creative and personal. :)