Thursday, September 24, 2009

I Can't Believe It

We saw a baby. In my uterus. With a heartbeat. When I saw that heartbeat, I almost started crying. It was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

The whole experience was so cool. Before the u/s, I mentioned how nervous I was to our RE, and he said, "I am too." And then he inserted the dildo cam, and we saw the wonderful little bubble, and he pointed out the baby and heartbeat to us. Greg, our RE, and I were all so excited!

Here's a picture from the u/s - the baby is that blob in between the two "+" symbols at the top of the black circle. Below the baby, (but hard to see in this picture), is the yolk sac.


My RE said we can relax a little - he said that, once you see the heartbeat, the m/c risk drops from 25% to 10%. Still high enough to keep me worrying, but I feel comfortable enough to put up a ticker now ;)

We go back in a week for another u/s to confirm the baby is growing the way it should.

I can't believe that things are going our way. This is so surreal.




19 comments:

shotzie said...

Woohoo! I'm so glad everything is going great!

Tabatha said...

CONGRATS!!!

Amy said...

YAY! So happy for you Kristen! :)

semperfiohana said...

yippie!!!!

Jess said...

OMG! Kristen I almost welled up when I saw that picture! I can't imagine what that must be like. I keep hoping! I am so incredibly happy for you. Look at that little tiny baby!! Love it! :)

niki36 said...

Words can't describe my happiness for you!!
You're story has been so inspiring and has given me hope when I started to lose faith.
Congrats again!

~nicole

G said...

That is so wonderful! Congrats :)

mtendere said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

Lindsay said...

YAY!!!!!!!! I was getting nervious b.c you took so long to post!! Congrats Kristen! I am soooo happy for you.

True Companions Plus One? said...

Woohoooo! These early ultrasounds are absolutely amazing. It is just so incredible how quickly the "blob" transforms and turns into a "gummy bear/teddy graham" with arms & legs to what looks like an actual baby. The development is just so fast and amazing. Enjoy every minute of it - I'm so so excited for you!
- Marcy

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

I literally screamed out loud with excitement when I read your post!!! God is good!

Ronnie

Katey said...

Such a beautiful baby :) Congratulations! I will continue to pray that the baby continues to grow and will be a healthy little baby!!!

Rebecca said...

Great News!!! I am so happy for you!!

Shannon said...

Best.news.ever! Im so happy for you, this is all so exciting!

Erin said...

You have made my week! I am soo happy for you guys!

Nicole said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is just the coolest thing. Wait until you see the difference between the two ultrasounds, its amazing, we did ours @6&8 and its crazy. I am very happy for you. We will have ours on thursday I will let you know how it goes.

congratulations again and I hope the m/s gets better

gringa78 said...

Wonderful news and beautiful baby!

The Lunoff Adventures said...

YEAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hua said...

Congratulations! I hope things continue to go up from here... You should be very proud and elated! Your blog is a great inspiration for women going through their journey of pregnancy and fertility, and I’d love for you to share your past and upcoming experiences with others through Wellsphere’s HealthBlogger Network (HBN). With the HBN, you can connect with others and encourage those who wish to follow in your path.


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