Despite all my built up anxiety and horrible list of what if's, this appointment turned out to be the most amazing ones that I have ever had during this journey of pregnancy. I am not one for tears, I am not one to fall apart in front of others. But, when I saw the heart beat appear on the monitor, I felt my eye's well up and my heart let go. It truly was the most peaceful sight I have seen. I know that anything could happen still. But seeing that heart beat proved that despite all this bleeding and cramping, this life continues to sustain and grow deep within me ~ it is a rare instance that I become speechless.