My Reproductive Nightmare, Pregnant

Houston? We have a House and a Heartbeat!

First? They accepted our offer. So – pending inspection, we will close on the deal no later than April 30th.

Second? We saw the heartbeat (120-130bpm)-He’s ALIVE! (I’m calling him “he” because I’m scared of having a daughter). He measured at 7w1d, so we’re only ONE day off this week. He’s no longer grounded, as long as he keeps up the good work.

Dr. SoNice wants to see me again NEXT Thursday as a “New OB” patient. That means, I will get treated like a normal pregnant woman instead of a “Repeat Aborter Who Happens To Be Pregnant.” He stressed that I must take it EASY and continue with my Prometrium, Baby Aspirin, and PreNatal Vitamins. No stress (read: No Doing Crazy Things Like Buying Houses), No excercise (Ha), No sex (Ha Ha). “We MUST make it to 12 weeks,” is what he said. AMEN. WE MUST.

I cried like a little baby.

111 thoughts on “Houston? We have a House and a Heartbeat!”

  1. OH YAY!!!!

    I am exploding with joy for you!!!! Dancing and singing, except it would wake up my roommate…


  2. I’m doing the Happy Dance and singing Sir’s I’m so happy song for you!!!!!!!!!! I’m thrilled everything looks good. Now, it’s my turn to start buying presents for your new baby πŸ™‚
    Congrats Mommy and Daddy!

  3. I have goosebumps–that is such exciting news! I think I will do nothing and not exercise too–just to help out a bit.

  4. Congrats! I am so happy for you! (I’m scared of having a daughter as well, because if she’s a girly girl I will not know what to do. At all.)

  5. Hurray for you, girl! Am jumping up and down for you. Which means I’ll probably fall and hurt myself, but it’s totally worth it!! πŸ™‚

  6. Oh…happy tears! Really, they are. I have to go to work…and my face’ll be all red. *doh*

  7. Damn… I’m sitting here at work crying for you and people are walking by asking me what’s wrong. So I tell them that Zoot’s baby has a heartbeat! Of course they ask me who Zoot is and I’m not quite sure how to explain that I’m crying tears of happiness for someone whose blog I read and have never even met! SO… SO… SO… HAPPY FOR YOU ALL!!!!

  8. I’m crying like a baby too, but you know how being pregnant does that to you. Congratulations!!! (And really, the no sex thing will probably be a nice break after all the forced, you must get me pregnant right now buster, sex.)

  9. WOO HOO!!!!

    I’m so excited for you! A new baby *and* a new house. This is a red-letter year for the Zoots!

    Isn’t that heartbeat THE MOST precious sound ever!? All my congrats to you all!

  10. I had some long, fabulous comment a few minutes ago, but then it wouldn’t let me leave it so now all you get is……girl, I love you and NOTHING could make me happier than to hear this!

  11. awesome awesome awesome!!! Congrats! haha, i’d jump for joy for you but i think people might get suspicious πŸ˜‰ But, CONGRATS! ^_^ I’m sooo happy for you!

  12. So cool! Yea!!!! You need to play the lottery this week, because obviously lady luck has taken a seat in your home. I’m so happy for you.

  13. YES!!! You had me crying with heartbeat. I’m so freaking happy for you all.

    We will continue to hold you guys in our prayers!

  14. Oh, I’m so happy and excited for you! I’ll keep you and yours in my thoughts!

    This means you can have all the Krispy Kremes you want, now, right?

  15. I’m so happy for you! Ok, so I am DEFINATELY sending you the Krispy Kreme onesie, ok???

    Now, can I be next, please??? Can I, Can I, Can I????

  16. I am so fucking happy and relieved for you. Tears, yesss…

    And I bet she is going to be a wonderful new Zoot!

  17. I am crying over here! Yaaaaaay!!! (And I had a premonition this morning that you were going to have a boy….I can usually get a good bead on these things)

  18. that’s fabulous! and about the house-buying? I told you so πŸ˜‰ Make Mr. Zoot do all the worrying on that end.

  19. YAY! YAY! YAY! I am crying tears of happiness for you and your family! Wow a new house and a new baby all at once!!!

    Guess that baby dust works!


  20. Little drops of water are forming in my eyes for you! I should make a Krispy Kreme Cake (is there such a thing?) and send it to you! This has been one hell of a week! Congratulations!

  21. I’ll be more than happy to help you out in the sex department…wink wink nudge nudge say no more πŸ˜‰


  22. Ohhhhh, Zoot! I’m so happy for you guys! You were having quite a week already, but this takes the cake. Congrats!

  23. I am a long time reader but first time commenter. I just have to tell you that I started crying when I read this post. It took me a long time to get pregnant with my Jackson and I have been following your progress while holding my breath. I think you are a terrific mom and BabyZoot (or is it FetusZoot now) is very lucky to have you.

  24. I feel like such a copycat, but here goes…

    Congrats Zoot! (And to all the rest of the Zoot household! Although I do feel kind of bad for MrZ and the whole no sex thing.)

    Now just rest easy there will ya???


    This means, of course, that between both of the good news stuff you’ve had this week, Mr. Z owes you one awesomely awesome dinner out!

  26. Oh, Zoot (and MrZoot and LilZoot, too)!!! What good news – such good news that BellaBelly called and told me! I won’t stop praying, but I’m so happy for you!

  27. Man! All you pregnant chicks on the Interbunny! It better not be catchy.

    But for you and the rest of the Zoots? So cool. Much joy and love.

  28. Man! All you pregnant chicks on the Interbunny! It better not be catchy.

    But for you and the rest of the Zoots? So cool. Much joy and love.

  29. Okay, happy dances all around! Annnd… go!

    (I firmly believe in the power of a good happy dance, and given the amazing number of people who are doing them right now, you are going to have a 10-pound baby who’s born speaking three languages and solving advanced calculus. ) Yaay for Zooties!

  30. Damn! I’m always the last one to arrive at the party!

    Yaaaaaaaaaaay for little heartbeats!! I’m so excited and happy for you guys! What a great week! πŸ™‚


  32. yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So very happy to see this! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  33. For the love of God, I check all morning, take a few hours to not look at the computer and all the sudden you got the great baby news and I am like #64 on the comments list. Well congrats on the heartbeat and congrats on the incredibly long list of commenters that were obviously checking your site more often than me…

  34. Sorry I’m late but… EEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK!!!

    SQQUEEAAALLLL!!!!!! *Bouncing up and down** EEEEKKKKK!!!

  35. TEARS woman! serious tears forming as i read this. i told you it would happen! much happiness and REST to you and all the zoots! (well, not so much the rest part!)

  36. I’m crying too! What is that about! I’m so excited I erased my first comment…..

    Congratulations! Now let’s get down to brass tacks. ARe you naming him Harry? Harry Zoot?

  37. Delurking to say congratulations! So happy to hear the baby is doing well! Wonderful. I have a 10 mo old girl and she’s not so bad — don’t be afraid.. yet… πŸ™‚ P.S. your hair is cute, too.

  38. Can you handle ONE more person saying that they are absolutely, totally, wickedly HAPPY for you?? πŸ˜€ Cuz I am!!! OXOX

  39. Oh I’m SO happy for you!!!!!! I’m speechless!! You did it!! SO yes, you MUST make 12 weeks – and I bet you do, too πŸ˜‰

    Well done Zootsters!!!

  40. You WILL make it, you are on your way baby! Many many congratulations and hugs. I’m so excited for the three of you! BTW, when are you 12 weeks?

  41. Excellent news!! Congratulations!

    I think you’d be a great Mom to a daughter; you shouldn’t worry.

  42. Woohooo! That’s great news! This has to be the best week of well… maybe not your life… but many many weeks to come?!

    So happy for you πŸ™‚

  43. I don’t comment much anymore, as you’ve got enough lovely commenters… you don’t need me. πŸ˜‰ But seriously, this calls for a comment of sincere congratulations!

    Prayers for you, for the baby to continue being healthy and growing right through to a wonderful birth in a few months.

  44. I can’t read all 77 comments but I’m sure hoping that you will let us “do” the stressin’ for ya…like once I really get all uncrossed, that is; whew..glad it worked but this may take a while…Damn I feel old.

  45. WWWWOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! That is FANTASTIC!!!! I was literally crossing my fingers as your site loaded. My stupid workplace has firewalled you as of today (great timing eh?), so I’ve been waiting impatiently to get home and check for your news.

  46. I am joining the club….. I am balling LIKE a BABY!!!! I made a special trip home before picking up my daughter to check your blog,…. I know I am a DORK!!!!!!!!!


  47. I am joining the club….. I am balling LIKE a BABY!!!! I made a special trip home before picking up my daughter to check your blog,…. I know I am a DORK!!!!!!!!!


  48. Woohoooooo!!! Yay for heartbeats, isn’t it wonderful to hear that sound?? And I cried like a big baby at all four of my ultrasounds too (P.S. tell LilZ I got his card in the mail today, how sweet and totally unexpected!! And I am glad he likes my soaps too, lol )

  49. The bast…guys at work blocked your site, so I just now got to read this. HOORAY!!!!!! I’m so happy for y’all! And what’s wrong with a girl? Are you afraid she’ll be too much like her mom? πŸ˜‰

  50. I am SO happy and hopeful for you! I wish you and the whole Zoot family the best of luck in both endeavors. Here’s to a fabulous new house and a fabulous new baby! HOORAY!

  51. jeez. 90 comments, and I get here and start tearing up. Good thoughts to you all! I’ve been thinking of you all week. YAY FOR YOU!

  52. jeez. 90 comments, and I get here and start tearing up. Good thoughts to you all! I’ve been thinking of you all week. YAY FOR YOU!

  53. yea!!! a babyzoot…my fingers are crossed for you to stay pregnant…hope this is a wonderful pregnancy….

  54. Jumping on the CONGRATULATIONS band wagon. I am so happy for the two of you (oops – the three of you) – this is so exciting. Take a deep breath and enjoy it!!


  55. so very very happy for you. Wow, you and amalah together, too cool!

    get your rest, babe. Time for you to truly be the queen of all you survey :->

  56. I’m #100 in posting and I’m sure I’m #1 million in tears of joy. Congrats to the Zoot family! πŸ™‚

  57. Yahoooooo!!! I am SO HAPPY for all of you! I just knew your blog entry would be “Houston? We have a heartbeat!” Scary huh? πŸ˜‰
    I have a wonderful feeling about this hon!
    PS Take it easy, no really…..!

  58. Zoot, I have been such a bad blogger and haven’t been to your site in a while. But, I can’t tell you how awesome it was to read this particular entry after being gone for a while. I am so excited for you. Congratulations to you and Mr. Zoot. I bet you cannot stop smiling!!!!

  59. As usual I am the last one to the party! LOL
    Congratulations! I am so happy for you and all the zoots including very, very lil zoot. Take care of yourself. Enjoy!

  60. Congrats!!
    I’m so glad everything is working out with Tiny Zoot! Yay!

    Tell Mr.Zoot that he has his work cut out for him this weekend – waiting on you hand and foot. πŸ˜‰ Prop up those pillows and rent some movies because you are taking it easy.

    Congrats again, I was so worried for both of you and it’s so good to hear that I was worried for nothing. πŸ™‚

  61. Huge congratuations. I wasn’t able to get online yesterday but thought about you several times.

    I’m so happy for you!


  62. Zoot if it were physically possible for me to shed tears for you I would.
    I am SO freakin thrilled for you. I hope you have your feet up right now.

  63. Amen! Doing the dance! YOU TAKE IT EASY AND FOLLOW DOCTOR’S ORDERS or I will have to come there and kick your a**. Congrats!!

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