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We have lift off!!

We had our graduation appointment this week.  We heard a heart beat.  I have to say it is one of the most amazing things you will ever experience up to this point in your life/journey.  That characteristic, 'waw waw' sound of the fetal/embryo? heart beat. Its just astounding.  Like I can't get over watching it or hearing it.

You can clearly see the flicker of the little embryonic/fetal heart. Its so freaking cool. Beastie's heart is beating!

We were going through such a range of emotions from excitement to anxiety to shear panic. OMG what if there's more than one heartbeat?! What if there is no heart beat?!
This is about to happen!!

This is nerve wracking!

This is so exciting!
 As I said we were released, probably a little early, normally its an 8 week and a 10 week appointment, but because our surrogate is from out of state, they will do ONE appointment mid-way through. It worked out that we were able to slide in to a week 8 appointment.

Now the really real stuff begins. Its definitely taken a different tone. Each milestone has brought us closer to WHOA, this is actually happening.  This one took us from this is probably happening to this is actually happening and now we need to think about the next steps for us, now that we're pregnant (and hopefully staying that way). 

We had breakfast, but Beastie didn't let our surrogate keep her food. Good thing, but not-so-good either
Saying goodbye to our surrogate and Beastie at the airport. This is the last time that she'll be in town and the last time Beastie will be home until its born!
We're now waiting to breathe for the all-clear for the 10 or 12 week appointment. I think its the end of the first trimester that we can breathe easier and announce it to everyone. 

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