Tuesday, October 25, 2011

And we saw . . .

One baby with a heartbeat!  I still can't believe it!  I was so nervous beforehand.  I could tell right away that there was baby in the little gestational sac.  Technically, it is still an embryo.  She/he is measuring exactly on time, 6w5d. We saw our little embryo's heart flickering away at 115 beats/minute.   There was a little dark spot of blood on my uterus at the top, but the doctor thinks that is due to implantation and will probably be gone by next week's u/s.  Though it is still early days, I feel optimistic about the weeks ahead.  However sitiing in a waiting room with a bunch of third trimester pregnant women made me feel somewhat inadequate.  I think my stomach is actually flatter than it was 4 weeks ago.

We got to the doctor's office at 1:00 and did not leave until almost 4:30.  Thank god they did the ultrasound first or I would have been a basketcase.  We really liked the OB.  She is young and knowledgeable and has lots of energy.  She was totally on board with doing as many sonograms as I want in the first 18 weeks (until I can actually feel the baby moving inside me).  She seemed sensitive to the fact that I will need more reassurance and information than a normal pregnant woman.

I also found out that a friend of mine who has been undergoing fertility treatments for a long time got a strong positive beta today. Last week, a cousin of ours got her BFP after her first go at IVF.   It's good news all around.

16 comments:

  1. Great news!!! I am so happy everything looked great on ultrasound & there was a
    good strong heartbeat! I'm also happy your doctor is willing to ultrasound often like mine! It will be a huge relief as time goes on!

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  2. Yay!!! That's wonderful news! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. That is amazing news...I'm thrilled for you!

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  4. I am so happy for you!! I can't wait for my us next week! Are you not going to your RE anymore? I think I am supposed to go to my RE until 12weeks.

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  5. There are tears in my eyes...this news makes me so happy! Looking forward to following you for the next eight months! I know it seems like so far away now, but the time will go quickly - so savor every week.

    Wonderful that you found an OB who understands and will monitor you so closely.

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  6. What great news! I am sure you are relieved. Very exciting!

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  7. Oh girl, I am so excited for you!! A heartbeat...that must make this all seem REAL. I'm really glad you like your OB, and that today was full of happy news!

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  8. Oh oh oh!!! I had no doubt in my mind, but it's still great to read it!! Congrats! I'm so excited to have a buddy along for this crazy ride with me : )

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  9. Yippee! Sooooooooooooo happy for you!!!

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  10. Such an amazing thing to see that heartbeat!!! I'm so excited for you :)

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  11. Yey!! I remember the relief not that long a go! It's a wonderful feeling to see that heart pulse like a little beacon of hope and joy. Just wait till your 8 week one where you'll see a umbilical cord. It's mind blowing!

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  12. Hooray!! I don't know how I missed this post the other day, but so glad I saw it eventually. Congratulations!!! And your OB sounds awesome - it's great that she's being sensitive to your situation.

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  13. Congratsssss!!!! How exciting ;) I can't wait for my first scan this Friday. Nervous as well, but extremely happy at the same time.

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