Monday, January 14, 2008

Pregnancy #3. Ultrasound #1.

It's mostly good.

I'm 6w4d today.

One baby, heart rate measuring 126bpm.
I am measuring a little bit behind, which isn't what I wanted to hear.
I'm measuring at 5.9w. That's still within the range of normal, which is +/- 1 weeks.

Obviously, I'd rather be measuring right on time, but just like our betas, that's still significantly better than my previous pregnancies, both of which were measuring more than a week behind at this point.

Dr. K is encouraged. She wrote "viable pregnancy" on my paperwork, but also ordered some more bloodwork & another u/s.

She did two clotting disorder tests (though I take baby aspirin & extra folic acid as a precaution anyway, which she was glad to hear.) I go back for another u/s in 2 weeks.

They gave me pictures of the u/s, which if I get really motivated later, I'll post, though they REALLY don't look like much.

As we were leaving, Dr. K said the nicest thing. She said that she hoped I knew how much everything was rooting for us. She said that when she came in the morning, she was told she was seeing us today and she said laughed and said she told them "Okay, well, I'll be on my best behavior."

I have to say, I have a really great support system. As much as all of this has sucked, the support of my doctors, nurses, friends, message boards & blogging community has been profound. Please know how much it's appreciated.

Anyway, David was able to be with me today, though he was more than 20 minutes late. I won't even get started on how it happened (short version: He's dumb.) or how angry I was. Fortunately, the office was great and rearranged things to wait for him even though I insisted we could do it w/o him.

So.. For today: I am pregnant and will be happy.



Amy said...

I am SOOOOOO happy!!! And continuing to pray, of course. :)

Anonymous said...

I am cuatiously optimistic, i am hoping for the best, and i am not letting myself get excited until i see YOU are starting to let yourself get excited!

wow i really want this to work for you, and i hop eit does. i hope you're able to relax and enjoy yourself with your husband and look forward to more and better news.

stick, baby, stick!

Fertilize Me said...

this is excellent news! you could have an ovulation/implantation alil later than you think. heartbeat is great congrats

ZsaZsa JadieCat said...

Good, good news!

Diana said...

YAY, this is very GOOD news!!!

ultimatejourney said...

I'm so glad to hear good news from you! I will continue to send my best wishes.

Catherine said...

I'll hold out on my congratulations just yet, but please know I checked your blog several times waiting for this update, and I am so relieved and excited for the positive news. Please know you are frequently in my thoughts.

Sunny said...

Major smiles!

Hyperfertile Infertile said...

I'm so happy to hear how well it went. I'm sure you know that u/s is anything but an exact science this early on and being up to a week off is pretty common.

But, I'm hoping like heck for you.

Meghan said...

Yeah for being pregnant and happy...and for that heartbeat!

Got everything crossed for you

Sara-Elizabeth said...

After checking like twenty seven times yesterday I had to go home with no news, so I'm uber excited to see the update and hear you being pregnant and looking forward to happy times today. :o)

Love you girl.

Jenn said...

*doing happy dance* Still praying for you!

Freyja said...

Woot! Woot!