Monday, December 20, 2010

Proof of Life

This morning we saw one little heartbeat!  Everything is measuring just right so far (6w3d).  I met with one of my doctor's colleagues since she is out for the holidays, but I'll go back next week for an appointment with her and then hopefully be "released" (doesn't that sound wonderful?) into the care of my OB/GYN and perinatologist.
Since we'd transferred two embryos for this IVF, there was of course the possibility of Minnesota Twins.  For me, though, just having one is better as this pregnancy is already high-risk and we don't need it to be doubly so.  Sure it would be nice to get a two-for-one deal, but I just don't think my body could do it. 

Q and I both come from big families (5 kids and 8 kids respectively) and had wanted four or five ourselves.  That hope died when we lost Miles.  This is not about having a certain number of kids.  It's all about having a happy ending - a rainbow baby after our long and devastating storm.  Even if this pregnancy is perfect and free of complication (wouldn't THAT be a surprise!) we will most definitely not be tempting fate ever again!  Not that we could afford to after all this, of course.

Down near the bottom of my sidebar, I've added a "Labels" section. Of course, the most frequent topics on this blog have been related to infertility and loss, so those are at the top. Pregnancy is new here so it's way down at the bottom (but ahead of tomatoes, hamsters, and Snickers!). Hopefully the coming months will see it grow and come out on top of infertility and loss!

23 comments:

CeCe said...

HOORAY FOR THE HEARTBEAT!! :)

Anonymous said...

How wonderful!! I'm only 5w6ds but I saw a hearbeat this morning too! I'm terrified, but it's another step.

I hope to see 'pregnancy' and 'birth' heading up towards the top of your labels. :-)

Nick and Kristi said...

Awesome news!!! Gotta love the Lovenox battle bruises:( I would rather do IM shots anyday over the Lovenox

Anonymous said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Cherbear said...

I can't tell you how freakin excited I am to read this!!!!!

Teresa said...

Thats awesome Annie! So excited for you.

Erica said...

Yay! I was hoping for this for you...Congratulations! I am praying that this is a happy, uneventful pregnancy for you!

Suzy said...

such good news for your little christmas miracle :) Hope things continue to go as smoothly xxx

Miss Ruby said...

Congrats.


~Happy ICLW~
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~May your Christmas be filled with Peace~
~And your New Year with Hope~

heartincharge said...

My heart is filled with so much joy from reading this. What amazing, wonderful, awesome news.

Oak said...

hooray!!!! so happy!!

Krista said...

Congrats Annie! What a wonderful Christmas present this year! I'll be crossing my fingers for you that this is a smooth pregnancy with a very healthy baby at the end! Yay!

Sarah S said...

Yippeee for a heartbeat!!!

I am so happy for you, what a wonderful early Christmas gift to see the heartbeats!!

Congrats!

Happy Holidays and Happy ICLW
#50

MoonNStarMommy said...

YAY for Heartbeat!!!!!!!!! that is spectacular!! I hope this is your rainbow baby to clear out some of your storm clouds!!

Happy ICLW from #37 and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

landert said...

WONDERFUL news, so happy for you!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS! What a beautiful gift!

Alex said...

Congratulations! This is so exciting! I have my own Lovenox belly, so I loved seeing someone else's...

jrs said...

what wonderful news. My heart is skipping a beat hearing this news. It has got to be one of the most beautiful sounds. That and hearing your baby cry right after birth. I can't wait for you to hear that sound in 9 months.

merry christmas

Krystal said...

Great to hear you saw a heart beat! I remember coming across your blog from a previous ICLW and was sad to see your pain you've been going through. You're in my thoughts. May this be a wonderful pregnancy for you.

Jeanne said...

Oh Annie!

You've been through so much. I am so happy to hear your good news!! This is just wonderful!!

Jeanne

That Girl With Endo said...

I have stumbled across your blog from ICWL and you are truly amazing. I was so pleased to read of such wonderful news. I look forward to reading your blog and being updated.

(from ICWL #38)

Rochelle said...

Congratulations! What a great milestone and Christmas present!!! Hope you had an amazing Christmas and 2011 brings you one more living, take-home baby! Lots of hope and love from ICLW #110!

Michelle said...

A heartbeat is a beautiful sound, indeed. Wishing you a peaceful road this pregnancy.

(ICLW #120)

Amber said...

You deserve a wonderful pregnancy and I'm so glad the u/s looked good! Happy ICLW!