Friday, June 6, 2008

Clearing these hurdles without even looking!

Okay, I was looking. And concentrating. And being so nervous that I was sweating. But, another hurdle cleared.

Today was the big heartbeat check and we found it beating away at 129bpm, the little peapod measuring at a perfect 6w5d. I'm 7w today (even though my LMP puts me at 7w3d, but that's all wrong), but due to the late implantation, this makes total sense.

So, a little sigh of relief.

37 comments:

The Captain's Wife said...

YEAH!! Congrats! Can't wait to go next week!

Cece said...

Great heartbeat! Love the picture - congrats! Here from NCLM

Candi B. said...

CONGRATS MOMMA!!!!!!!

TwoAngelsMom said...

CONGRATULATIONS MOMMA! i am so happy that you got to see a heartbeat today! Your little peapod is sooooo cute! I hope that everything continues to go well. congratulations to the new daddy and big sisters!

~Joe said...

look at your little peanut, If we go by old wives tales I'd say you were having a boy, Ringo made it! woo hoo *happy dance*

Morgan said...

congrats nancy! i finally got my frist u/s pics up on my blog as well..the one at 6w.

im so happy there was a hb and everything was great! congrats again!

mmj100179 said...

Looking cute already!

Sarah R said...

Congratulations! Your bean is SO cute!!! :)

Duck said...

That's great! Nice strong heartbeat. Thanks for the vi*agra info, I just had to go to a special fertility drug pharmacy and there were no problems.... ANyway, thanks again!

soapchick said...

Fabulous news Nancy! Keep it coming!

Poltzie said...

WOOHOO! So I'm curious, will you find out the gender at your big 20 week US? What type of baby are you hoping for, besides human of course!

Jen said...

Oh Nancy, what a beautiful bean!!! I'm so glad that after the tense beginning with late implantation and low betas you are finally on your way to a happy ending. (No not THAT kind of happy ending...jeez). Oh and I totally believe this was the 5 cell blast that you almost didn't transfer (didn't you say you thought that too?). Isn't it funny how things never go quite how we think they will or should.

I remember the nervousness of that first u/s all too well. We went to breakfast beforehand and I could hardly eat. Then sitting there waiting for the RE my heart was pounding. But seeing that little flickering blob on the screen was the most wonderful feeling ever.

Cat said...

Great News, Nancy, Great HB, Cute Bean-

It would be great if you put your low beta success story on one of the other message boards like betabase.org or IVF Connections. You would give hope to so many out there that just do not fit the "higher beta" categories. I was one of those ladies just searching for low beta success stories, and when I read them, it just eased my heart.

Anonymous said...

Your baby is so cute! Hee hee. Congrats on a great appointment. So what's your official due date? For those not familiar with IVF/REs/etc do you see a special doctor for all of your OB visits, or can you see your regular OB or midwife?

~Shawn

nancy said...

To answer some questions ...

will you find out the gender at your big 20 week US?
-- I will try. But my babies don't always cooperate.

What type of baby are you hoping for?
-- I want another girl. Hubby wants a boy.

I totally believe this was the 5 cell blast that you almost didn't transfer (didn't you say you thought that too?).
-- Yup. I wholeheartedly think so too.

It would be great if you put your low beta success story on one of the other message boards like betabase.org or IVF Connections.
-- I put it on betabase.info

So what's your official due date?
-- January 23rd.

For those not familiar with IVF/REs/etc do you see a special doctor for all of your OB visits, or can you see your regular OB or midwife?
-- I would ~not~ see a midwife. I believe medicine has made strides for a reason. Plus, I've seen the ineptitude of a midwife kill a baby before. Kinda ruined it for all the good midwives.
-- For my Dr appointments, I see my RE until 8 weeks and then I'm "released" to see my OB.

waitinginline said...

Congrats on seeing the wonderful and beautiful heartbeat!!!

Grow little one, grow!

Motel Manager said...

Awesome news!!!!

Kaci said...

Woohoo! That's a great u/s pic! Congrats again!

Bean said...

FANTASTIC!!! Congratulations. I know you'll have a great weekend now!

Jen said...

Fabulous news! Yay!

Agata said...

Aww, look at the little bean!!! I am so happy for you!

Io said...

Yay little peapod!

thepromiseofourlove said...

Beautiful picture! Congrats!!

Nitzy said...

Yea!! Congrats on the heartbeat. Glad to see that everything is going great!

Carisa - WebMD Carisa23

Jewels said...

Oh Wow! Now that is one good looking blob ;)
Congrats on (one) healthy heart beat.

Chas said...

Congratulations!! 129 sounds a little boyish, right? Although, Lila is most definitely a girl and hers was always in the 130s-140s. Old wives tales are silly I guess.

Oh, and when I saw this ultrasound, at first I thought it was twins, lol. I saw that little thing over on the right and thought it was another baby.

chicklet said...

Very cool, congrats.

Lee said...

Congratulations! There's nothing quite like hearing the heartbeat!

[Here from NaComLeavMo.]

jenn said...

What a wonderful amazing start to the weekend! I am so glad the hurdle was jumped so smoothly!

Topcat said...

Nancy! I am so f*cking thrilled for you, congratulations on your wonderful lil peapod!

Just awesome news.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Beth A. said...

How wonderful - congratulations!

Here via NCLM

Our family is complete said...

Congrats Nancy! I am so glad you had a great appointment. Your little bean is so cute.

Amy

Kymberli said...

Aaahh...now there's some good news for sure! Big sigh of relief from me!

jamie said...

congrats!!!

Paranoid said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL BABY!
andrea

Anonymous said...

YAY Nancy!!! That totally made my day to see that! I am *SO* happy for you girl!!!!!

~Michelle~
haydensmama(the KC)