Friday, July 13, 2012

Grateful (5w6d)

...birds chirping...

Oh hey! Were you guys waiting, for like, an update or something?

Ooops!

We have a heartbeat. One, beautiful, teensy tiny, fluttering heartbeat.

When we got to the RE, they did the standard weight (ugh) and blood pressure, which was amazingly 120/80, truly miraculous considering I'd been having heart palpitations since the night before. We went back to the room, donned our fancy socks (and by our I mean my), photographed said fancy socks, and got to business.
Even the moo-cow looks ascared.
I started sobbing the minute Mr Wanderful came into play, and couldn't bring myself to look at the screen. As soon as the RE said "I win! One beautiful sac!" I turned, and, well, shocker, sobbed even harder as I saw the dark gestational sac with the yolk sac in the middle. We zoomed a little more, and saw a little flicker. Which sent me into sobs again, so I held my breath and watched a little spot just above the yolk sac flash. No measurements were taken of anything, as this is MUCH earlier than my clinic usually scans anything, so I don't have numbers.
5w6d

You can kindof see the yolk sac on this scan, though the top and bottom parallel lines are most prevalent with the rest of the circle a lighter grey. The fetal pole is damn near impossible to see, but in the video below if you look right there at the beginning of the video, you can see it flickering. I think the flicker closer to the bottom of the gestational sac is my uterine wall contracting. We should be able to see a wee bit more on Thursday, when we go in for a 6w5d scan. (we kept the original appointment just in case we couldn't see the hb today)



It would appear that we're growing a little human. For the first time ever, I'm truly, truly, positively, growing a Mini Meier.

(so i know you can seriously barely see the flickering fetal pole on the resolution of that video but i swear on my iphone it's there. we'll get better evidence next week)

21 comments:

  1. So excited for you! Congratulations on your Mini Meier and beautiful heartbeat. :)

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  2. Hooray!!!!!! I am beyond happy for you!

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I've been stalking you all day. I was so nervous I just kept praying there was heartbeat. Do you know my blood pressure at my first u/s was also 120/80. So exciting!!! We're just a few weeks apart.

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  4. Yay! I'm so happy and excited for you! Mini Meier - love it :)

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  5. Woohoo! That is amazing! Welcome to the club!

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  6. Hooray for a heartbeat!! Congratulations!

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  7. Wahoo!!!!!! So thrilled for you guys!!! And absolutely fabulous you actually had an hb already! I hope you start feeling a little more calm and that things start to sink in now!

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  8. Yay!!! So happy you got to see a flicker today. I can't make sense of the picture, but I'll take your word for it!

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  9. I love this. I have a similar video from each of our pregnancies. Soooo very excited for you. !!!! Yay.

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  10. Auuuuuuuuuuuuughhhhhhhhh!! Yayyyyyy! Sorry I can't muster anything more coherent. I'm so excited for you!

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  11. Congrats! I'm so glad things are looking good! I know it's sad to think that you lost another embie, but hey, one of them has a heart beating inside of you! Holy crap, right?!

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  12. I don't even know how long I've been following you, but I have seen many struggles. I'm so glad that you finally had something amazing to see on the screen and I can't wait to hear your updates and see the progress of your pregnancy!! Awesome!!!

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  13. My eyes are welling up! I am so happy for you both. It's the most amazing feeling in the world to see your baby being created. There are no words for how excited I am for you.
    Congratulations!!!

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  14. That is wonderful. I am so pleased for you both and hope that your pregnancy runs smoothly. :)

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  15. Crying happy tears for you my friend. This is amazing.

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  16. Congrats! That appointment was one of my favs. Take care of your growing lil bean mama!

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  17. Wow! Congratulations - it's really happening!!

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  18. Congratulations! What a great feeling and post!

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  19. Oh wow - this is so amazing! Congratulations!

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