Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Baby's Fine!

The appointment went very well.  I forgot to ask some of the questions that I had intended upon asking because I didn't write them down.  Oh well...next appointment.
I gave 5 vials of blood.  Some of which I didn't need to give because we did DE but I went along with it anyway because I am sharing blood with the baby.

They didn't check my weight or my blood pressure.  They gave me a slew of magazines and some hospital information.  We chatted for a few and then we got to hear the heartbeat.  She said that if the baby didn't cooperate that she'd get the u/s machine but she wanted to try and find the baby first.  It took her a minute and of course I was all panicky on the inside.  Then she said, "there's the baby...he doesn't want to hold still."  Then we heard it....all 175bpm of it.  Hearing that sound brought tears to my eyes.  It was amazing...and so surreal.  I still have a hard time believing that it's happening to me, to us.

I gave the doctor some of our donor paperwork that was relevant to any tests I'd need to have.  I forgot to ask about the NT scan so I did that on my way out.  The doctor called not long after I got home and said that it was normally something she only recommended when the genetic age of the egg was over 35 but that she'd send in the order if I wanted her to.  I told her that it would make me feel better if we could do that so she gave me the number of the place they send patients and I'll give them a call Thursday to schedule.  It will give me a bit more peace of mind and anything that does that is a good thing.

Thank you all for your well wishes and your positive thoughts.  I know that for some of you it's really hard to read my blog right now and I completely understand that.  Knowing that you are out there and cheering me on means more to me than I can say.  Thank you.

Now to figure out how to tell people without feeling like I'm going to jinx something.  :-)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yippee!!! Not too much longer and you're into your 2nd trimester. I don't think I've ever been so thrilled for a complete stranger before! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us:)

Alex said...

Baby's fine!!! When I saw this subject line, my heart leaped with joy! I'm so happy for you!!!

Augusta said...

awesome news! Baby's fine!!!! Yeah!
You must be so relieved.
I'm really glad you got to hear the heartbeat.

someday-soon said...

YIPPY!!!! Isn't that THE best sound?! Can't wait to hear about how telling everyone goes =) I know tons and tons of peeps who get NT scans that are <35. It's a long ultrasound so you'll get lots of time to watch your little one bounce around. Totally fun =) I think they only do those between 11 and 13 weeks so it should happen soon!

Esperanza said...

Yay! What fabulous news! I'm so happy for you and your growing family!

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

Hooray hooray hooray!!!! You need a pregnancy ticker on this blog, lady!! :)

Life Happens said...

Congrats!! Hearing the heartbeat is the best sound in the world!

Pie said...

Baby's fine!! Baby's fine!! HOORAY! Congrats!! :)

Leslie said...

Yeah!! So happy for you = )

callmemama said...

Wonderful news!

Rebecca said...

Sorry I haven't commented in a while. I've cut back my computer usage to read more printed matter of late.

So glad that the baby's heartbeat is strong and that you are suffering from no complications. I really hope that this pregnancy goes well.

AplusB said...

Great news!! Huge sigh of relief I'm sure. So soon you will be in the comfort of the second trimester :)

EndoJourney said...

So happy for you mama! Glad to know your little baby is doing great and you had a good first OB appointment! So much love to you and your bean! Hoping the end of the first trimester is kind to you and things just get better and better over the next few months!

Mel. said...

Hooray!! Not that I had any doubt.... So happy for you!!