Friday, June 15, 2012

US = HB

This afternoon I went in for an US to detect a heartbeat of "Baby T". I was saying many prayers on my way to the Dr's office that we see a strong, healthy heartbeat & guess what? God answered.

We have a heartbeat - 107 bpm :)


The tech said that the normal heart rate at 6 weeks is around 90-110 bpm so we are right within the normal range. She also said the sac looks very healthy as does the embryo & everything is measuring right on track.

She also pointed out something else amazing. If you look closely, you can see 2 black circles on the embryo which are the optic vessels & will later become the babies eyes. The heart is the darker white spot located right underneath. It was absolutely amazing watching a heart beat on a little blob that is only 5mm long. 

Unfortunately, I don't see my OB until July 9th when I will be 10 weeks. I was told I can come in any time to have an US done (out of pocket of course) just to ease any fears so I just might go back in 2 weeks. I do have access to US at work too so knowing me, I just might have to do some periodic "self-checks" just to make sure we still have a heartbeat.

As far as how I am feeling - my morning sickness really kicked in these past few days & carbs have become my new best friend. As long as I eat crackers before I get out of bed in the morning & eat every 2 hours I do pretty good but if I go past 2 hours I start to feel really ill. Not going to complain though. I am just so very thankful to have gotten to this point at all!

18 comments:

Amanda said...

I've been thinking about you all day! It's just so amazing how visible those little body parts are. I keep you in my prayers nightly!!! ((hugs))

Anna said...

I am just over the moon for you!!!! :) Keep the updates coming!!!

Michelle said...

absolutely amazing news!! Still can't get over how happy I am for you!!!

I can haz babyz? said...

I'm so happy for you and your DH!! I wish you a H&H,uneventful pregnancy :)

Casey // this modern love. said...

OMG. HEATHER. Tears!!!! I am so so so happy for you. Omg. What a precious and timely miracle!! I will be thinking of and praying for you. In the meantime take the ultrasounds whenever you can! So much love and hugs to you.

Nickie said...

couldn't be happier. XOXO!

Ana said...

Oh my God!!! I've just find out about your pregnancy.... Congratulations!!
I'm so happy for your!!!

I will start my 2nd. IVF pretty soon. I'm excited but scared. Wish me luck.

Ana

Jen said...

Awesome news, very happy for you both!

Jen

Babina868 said...

I'm so happy for you!!

Lauren said...

this just keeps getting better. couldn't be happier for you!!!

Kelly Jean said...

So happy! Beautiful ultrasound. WATER is your best friend too! I found it helped to keep the nausea away for me as well. Congrats again!

Tienna said...

Wow. Just wow. I stumbled onto your blog from Kelly's Korner, and just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so thrilled for you, a perfect stranger. Anyway, best of luck and best wishes. Sending a prayer your way!!

Nada Nada Limonada said...

Just saw your link on Kelly's Korner blog. Praying all goes well for you and your little one.

Kelly said...

I saw your link on Kelly's korner & immediately said a prayer for you. I also went through 2 rounds of ivf, after 4 years of unexplained infertility. The 1st did not work but a year later we did it again and got our beautiful daughter from it. When our daughter was 9 months old we were shocked to find out that we were pregnant again (all on our own!). Anyways, I know what it's like to pray all day long for a successful pregnancy & healthy baby. Congratulations!

Carrie said...

I just found your blog from Kelly's Korner. I am crying tears of happiness for you after reading your last few posts!! I know EXACTLY how you feel!! We spent almost 3 years TTC, doing IUI's, one IVF, and I became pregnant naturally right before starting our second round of IVF! My precious baby boy is almost 5 months old now. I will be praying for a healthy pregnancy for you!! I am so excited to follow your journey!!

Amy said...

Hi, I found you from Kelly's Korner. I will be thinking of you and your baby. I know a few people who have struggled in the baby department and it breaks my heart. But we have to remember God's plan is always the right plan.

How exciting for you and your hubby. Congrats!

Jennifer S. said...

I'm here from Kelly's Korner. Sending up LOTS of prayers for you!!!!

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