My Mother’s Day Gift

So some people might think that this is a little weird. That’s okay, I’m going to tell you anyway.

When my husband asked me last week what I wanted for Mother’s Day I told him, “Honestly the only thing I really want is a copy of Jordan’s ultrasound.” Jordan was my first pregnancy that I later miscarried. It was a blighted ovum, but we named the baby anyway.

During the miscarriage I had asked several times for a copy of the ultrasound they did the day they told me I was losing the baby. I asked clerks, I asked the OB directly…every time I got the run around. I don’t think they understood what I even wanted it for. To them it was just a picture of an empty sac…and a medical record. But to me, that sac represented my baby. My baby that we had tried 4 ½ years for. Yes, the sac was empty…but that ultrasound was the closest thing to a picture of my baby that I would ever get. I’d pretty much given up hope of getting a copy of it and the thought of asking for it again just stressed me out.

On Wednesday I went shopping with my sister for the day. When I got home hubby wanted to run out and deposit his paycheck. When he got back he handed me the receipt for the deposit and a small manila envelope with his name on it. “What is this?” I asked him. “I don’t know. Open it.” “But it has your name on it. Is this from the credit union?” I asked while I was opening it. “I don’t know, just open it.” I finally opened it up and in there were three copies of the ultrasound 🙂 I thanked him and I teared up and asked him several times “How did you get this?!” and he kept responding, “I’ve got connections.” And to spare you the details…he does have connections 😉

The first two images were during the regular abdominal ultrasound. The sac is the dark ovular hole on the left. The larger hole above it I believe is my bladder.

This image was during the transvaginal ultrasound, again the dark ovular hole in the center is the sac. I was supposed to be 11 weeks and 3 days along, but the sac was empty (blighted ovum 😦 ) and was measuring at only 6 weeks.

So that’s the story about how a 3 ½ year old ultrasound of an empty sac is the best Mother’s Day gift that I could get :).

Happy Mother’s Day!

Related Posts:
*My First Pregnancy
*My Miscarriage
*Spring Ahead: Reflections on Miscarriage
*Celebrate Your Name Week: Jordan: Why we named the baby we miscarried
*Our Infertility Story
*Childless Mother: Infertility Poem

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About Jenn Rian

Jenn is a bored and sarcastic divorced mom of two who blogs and vlogs because the voices in her head tell her to. She blogs about as often as she showers, which isn't very often. Author of and (

Posted on May 8, 2011, in Holidays, Infertility, Jordan, Miscarriage, Mother's Day, Pregnancy and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Absolutely heartwarming. So glad you got the ultrasounds! Happy Mother’s Day to you.


  2. Glad you liked your present..I love you and Happy Mother’s Day!


  3. When I first saw this post on Facebook, I was like whoa, an ultrasound? Is she… Then I read the post and wow, how incredibly sweet. Its a perfect gift. I am curious of how your husband pulled it off, but am so glad he did. Happy Mothers Day to a smart, nice, terrific mama.


  4. Rachel Little Snyder

    Oh Jenn! I’m so happy for you! What a wonderful gift! I hope you have a great Mothers Day!


  5. Happy Mother’s Day!! I’m glad you got your Mother’s day gift that was priceless:-)


  6. Awww!! You have the best husband ever! I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s day!


  7. I’ve been reading your fertility posts and I must say, your husband is an absolute angel. What a blessing this Mothers Day gift must have been for you. YOU are an amazing and very loving mom, even to Jordan! Happy Mother’s Day, my friend. 🙂


  8. That is the best gift! Right after my miscarriage the first thing my husband did was go back to the hospital and get a copy of the ultrasound. I treasure that picture so I can absolutely understand why it was so important to you. Hugs!


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