Wednesday, July 21, 2010

You did it!

You sustained me through the crazies, and I cannot thank you all enough. Seriously, without you all providing me both comfort that my symptoms can wax and wane as well as validation that it was ok to be this crazy with anxiety, I might have just curled up into a ball and not gone to the RE out of fear.

But here's the news: I am still pregnant.

The thing is HUGE -- 17.4mm from top to bottom -- that is more than 3x bigger than last time! It's measuring at 8w1d and I am (officially) 7w6d, so it's right on target. And it has arms and legs, and a head with a brain forming inside, and we could SEE it. And we saw its heart beating away really really fast and, best thing ever, we saw it MOVE. No shit it moved and we all saw it. And I pretty much nearly started to cry, which kind of freaked my husband out.

We also got to HEAR the heartbeat. It was really really really fast, and sounded more swooshy than like a grown-up person heartbeat, but there was a regular percussive quality to the swooshiness. The downside? The u/s machines at my RE are not clever enough to be able to measure how fast it is beating, so we had to take her word for it that everything looks really really good.

And so now? Now I have an OB appointment scheduled for next Thursday. Because I really want to know how fast the little thing's heart is beating and I don't want to wait too long.

Ohmygod it MOVED. That was amazing.

14 comments:

  1. Oh I'm so happy for you!!! This is such wonderful news, and so cool! I can't believe how big it is and real-person like. It moved!!! Super congratulations.

    What week/day are you?

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  2. WONDERFUL:) I've been stalking your blog and hoping for this news all day. Lovely, lovely news.

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  3. Hello there....long time stalker here. I'm incredibly happy for you!! And totally jealous at the same time. What a relief it must have been to see it move!!! You're giving me hope that I'll get there one day too!

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  4. How wonderful!!! Such AWESOME news!! :) So excited for you! :)

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  5. Yayyyyy!!!! Your news just made my day! Although I knew everything would be fine for you! AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE. Ya hear? Cause I know all about doubt creeping back in a few days later...

    Girl, you are soooo going to have a baby!!! YAY!!!!!

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  6. :) I can see you smiling through the computer. There is nothing more amazing than that sound to me and seeing your little bean alive and moving. Good luck at your OB appt! Cant wait to get the next update.

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  7. oooh yipppeeeeeeee!!!!! i'm sooooo happy for you :o) if it wasn't for the fact that columbia got you pregnant, i would outright condemn those ppl - i can't believe their machines can't measure bpm's!!!
    but i LOVE that you got to hear the heartbeat, and that baby actually LOOKS like a baby already!!

    have the crazies gone away?? revel in this and i'm sure you are walking around town with the biggest smile on your face. i love it!! xoxo.

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  8. Awesome! I'm just grinning ear to ear at this post! Great news, fantastic news :).
    So damn happy for you right now!

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  9. Yahooooo! :) This brightened my night! I'm so happy for you, lady! Big hugs!

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  10. Yay! Seeing the movement for the first time is awesome, isn't it? Like truly AWE. Especially after you've experienced losses, such a special moment.

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  11. Yay!!! So happy for you!! I'm sure that last 24 hours was just pure torture, but hopefully things will start to get easier and less stressful, little by little, from here on out. Congratulations!

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  12. YAY! Great news! Aren't ultrasounds so great? I wish I could have them every week. I'm just so happy for you!!

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  13. i'm so happy for you! that's excellent news!

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