Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Heart of Joy!

My heart is full of joy today because we got to see our little baby's heart beating strong! The ultrasound went perfectly. My RE told us she saw a baby with a heartbeat within just a few seconds. As soon as I saw my uterus on the screen, I was scanning it, sac = check, something in the sac = check...then she said the most beautiful words "I see a baby with a heartbeat!" Relief!

The first measurement the baby was 6 weeks 1 day, she measured again and got 6 weeks 2 days. I am likely 6 weeks 2 or 3 days pregnant, so that looks good. She also pointed out the yolk sac and looked around a lot for a second baby. To be honest, I'm a little bit surprised it is one instead of two, but this will make for a much less stressful pregnancy. She checked out my corpus luteum, which is nice and big on my left side, the side with the larger follicle.

Here is our newest little baby (between the 2 "X's" in the darker circle)...



I will go back in 2 weeks, October 10th. I'll be 8 weeks 2 days. If all goes well at that appointment, I will start seeing a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist for the remainder of my pregnancy. I had some blood taken today to check my clotting factors to see if there is a definite need for the Lovenox. I'm waiting for the results, they should be back today. **edit to add: my results all came back normal**

I can't thank my online girls enough! Your support, prayers, and well wishes have meant the world to me! Thank you so much! I still have a long way to go with this pregnancy, but we are so happy to be taking this giant step in the right direction. Thanks for being there with me! Those of you still TTC, I hope you join me on this path very soon!

8 comments:

Lindsey said...

Wonderful news Michele! I was so excited when I read this on TWW! I'll be praying for an easy healthy nine months for you an your little one!

Shannon said...

I am so happy for you! <3!! And I admittedly fantasized about having an appointment like that. Was there a reason they/you thought there might be a second baby?

Jen said...

That must melts my heart to read that amazing news! So thrilled for you!!!

meggola said...

I'm so glad it went well! I hope everything continues to go well!

Englishgrad said...

This just made my day Michelle! I am just so happy for you :)

Tia said...

I'm so happy for you Michele! Praying that everything continues to go smoothly.

Kelley said...

Awesome news, Michele! Praying for you to have a stress-free and healthy nine months!

liz said...

Congrats again on such wonderful news!!!! Can't wait to see how much the bean has grown in October!!!

-LizluvsTWW :)))