Friday, July 13, 2007

All Things Bright And Beautiful

*There is an ultrasound picture at the bottom of this post*



It was a good thing that my appointment yesterday was in the morning because I think I would have gone insane if I had to wait. As it was, the hour and a half that I spent at my desk in the was torture.



The ultrasound technician was very nice and gave M and I the "if we don't see a heartbeat it could be for these reasons" speech. Yeah, yeah - just stick that thing in me, will ya? A gestational sack appeared and so did a heartbeat! It was really amazing. I kept my eyes glued to the screen because I knew if I looked at M I would completely lose it. She took a bunch of pictures of the little blob and of my ovaries. The measurement was 5mm and the heart rate was 101. They also gave us a due date of March 4th. It was all good news. We were happy and overwhelmed at the same time.



While we waited for our pictures in the "consult room", the nurse came in to talk about my symptoms and gave me a lot of reading material. It dawned on me that I never got the results from my initial 7dpo blood work. I knew my progesterone was probably low, but I wanted more details. I discovered that I am not a c.ystic f.ibrosis carrier, that my thyroid was normal, but my prolactin was slightly elevated. My progesterone was only 9.2. This confirms ovulation, of course, but is well below the 15 that they like to see. It makes me amazed that the embryo made it through the first few days. Back in April, I really, really thought I was pregnant. I was only two days late, so I decided not to test. Then, of course, AF came. Knowing the progesterone results, it makes me wonder if I was, after all. For now, I feel happy, although still cautious. Every day that goes by is one day closer to March.



The morning sickness is kicking up a bit. I wake up regularly at 3am with an upset stomach and usually have to go and watch TV while I eat a little something. I feel sick and I love it! Since everything looked good, my next appointment will be in four weeks. How can I wait that long?! It's going to be hard. Thanks so very much for all of your thoughts and prayers. I am sending prayers right back at you, so keep them coming! Here is the ultrasound picture:


22 comments:

Courtney said...

That is one beautiful baby! Congratulations!!! I am so happy to hear that things are progressing so well. :)

Cibele said...

What a good looking baby!!!!! I bet the heartbeat was the sweetest sound you ever heard, wasn’t it?? Congratulations , I am so happy that everything is progressing well!

Shelby said...

So exciting!! Congratulations!! Nothing like seeing a heartbeat blinking on that screen, is there? Magic!

Nearlydawn said...

Wooo Hooo!! I am so thrilled to see your little one! I know you guys are really realieved.

Congrats!!!!!

Inconceivable said...

HOly Cow -I couldnt be more thrilled if I was related to that baby!! I think the lil bean has my eyes!! Good luck and congratulations to you - this is a marvelous experience for you! bblessing - farah

Posey said...

I haven't commented on your blog in a couple of months, but I wanted to let you know that we are pg buddies. I am due Feb. 28:)

Congrats on the great looking ultrasound.

Posey

ultimatejourney said...

What a beautiful picture! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

lifelemons said...

A beautiful baby! I am so happy for you!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

So amazing!! I'm so happy for you!

Leah said...

Hello, beautiful baby! March 4th (or thereabouts) is going to be a glorious day. Congratulations!!

Reproductive Jeans said...

So incredibly happy for you! Congrats my dear!

Chris said...

Yay baby!! Congrats!

Aurelia said...

Awesome ultrasound! Congratulations!!!

JKH said...

Love baby's first pic!!! I know hearing the sound of the heartbeat was music to your ears!! So glad everything is progressing well!

maura said...

I'm serious... it looks like M...

Tam said...

So glad that everything went well, it must be so amazing! March 4th sounds good, my 3yr anniversary :)

Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers!

Becks said...

Really pleased that everything is going well - congratulations!!

KarenO said...

It looks like a cute little jelliebean! It's soooo beautiful to see! Congrats once again :D

hopeful to hateful in 28 days said...

YAY baby!!!!

Laura, the (reluctant) baroness said...

I am so happy for you. I'm glad everything was great for you. You're baby looks great!!!

weavermom said...

It's such a good sign that you are feeling sick. :)
Found you from Reproductive Jeans- congratulations!

Sticky Bun said...

Hooray! Congratulations--and thanks for sharing the photo!