Friday, September 11, 2009

Another answered Prayer...

WE HAVE A HEARTBEAT! 118bpm which doc said is good. It was flickering so fast! I can't remember exactly but this one looked a lot quicker than our last baby. And to my surprise we were able to HEAR IT!! I have been waiting for this day forever. To hear that thump, thump, thump of the life you created beating inside you. Of course this brought tears to our eyes.
Sac I believe measured 6wks 0days and Fetus measured 6wks 4days. So the machine evens it out to 6wks 2 days, but the tech told me at this point they really go by the crown to rump of the baby so more than likely go by 6wks 4days! Which means we passed our 1st hurdle!!! This is such a relief to me but at the same time we are both of course very cautious still. Especially after doc asked if we had a heartbeat last time. (even dr's I guess forget things) I reminded him yes last time with my OBG we saw a heartbeat @ 6wks 1 day and then when the spotting started 1 1/2 wks later ultrasound showed the heart had stopped and fetus measured about 6wks 2-3days.
Of course he can't really give an answer as he was not seeing us for that PG but he said he thinks so far this PG is looking very good. We can't help but feel some excitement now. We know we are still a bit away from being out of the 1st trimester but as the weeks go by and heart rate and development continues to be great our chances of miscarriage lessen each week.
I told him about my cramping from my bowels and he said it looks like I have some IBS issues acting up. (guess he could see from the ultrasound) Then when they went to look at my ovaries they could barely get a view of my left one! Bowels were obstructing it!! The tech tried without hurting me too bad, as this was very uncomfortable to say the least, but wasn't able to measure it. Which I guess wasn't that big of a deal to get. She said you poor thing. Ouchie! Needless to say I was uncomfortable after that until I finally (TMI) had a bowel movement a few hours later. Doc said I could call my GI doctor to see if there is anything they can do, being that I'm PG. So I called and got an appointment for Thursday, which happens to be when we go back for another ultrasound with my RE since Chris is on shift Friday. I did make sure to ask doc if these horrible cramps and IBS can interfere with baby. He said no, but for me it will be very uncomfortable so that is why he said I can see if my GI doc can do anything.
Doc also said there was some fluid but he said that is from the placenta attaching to my lining?? This of course freaked us out but he said it's nothing to worry about. Anyone heard of this? I'm surprised I haven't googled that yet. lol I'm not gonna lie, I did google the heart rate. Seems to be right on track. Poor baby, I hope I don't make it too crazy these next 33 weeks! ;-)
So now I am debating if I should sign up once again on to start getting my weekly updates?? I know I'm not going to be naive like last time and register with Publix baby, Huggies, ect.. I still get things in the mail even after I took myself off. I just don't want to miss anything with this PG if it is going to be a good one. But at the same time I know we need to wait. Even if it's just for another 3-4 weeks. By then I will be over 10 weeks. If things are still perfect in our RE's eyes I will make myself relax and truly enjoy every moment.
Thanks to everyone for your prayers. They are making all the difference. Now we continue to pray and hope our baby's beautiful heartbeat is even stronger next week!!
*new pics are in our Album under Lil Pea*


  1. WOOOHOOOO!!! This is such great news!!! I am so happy for you and Chris. Seriously I saw your post and started shouting in joy and read it out loud to hubby!! Congrats!!!

  2. Dearest Nicole: So happy for you and I will continue to pray for you and Chris every day..hoping my prayers may help...Please take care of yourself and try to eat healthy food..for lil pea and for yourself. Love you, Grandma and Grandpa

  3. oooooo! i am just tickled! i bet it is a boy! old wives tale (you will hear everyone there is!) says slower hr is a boy! even though research shows this really has no plausable evidence to determine the sex it is kinda fun! callie's hr was always in the 160's and this baby is 130-140! so your embryo is just trucking along. 2 more weeks till its a fetus! very exciting stuff! we will keep praying. xoxox

  4. Loving the title.. ;) Always keeping you in my prayers! xoxo

  5. Thank God! I am so happy and relieved for you. You are still in our prayers :)

  6. I was looking forward to this post for so long! I'm so happy to hear everything seems to be moving along well!
    Congrats and I can't wait to continue to follow your journey!