Thursday, August 09, 2007

We have a heartbeat!

I was so nervous before my appointment this morning, I can't even tell you! Then, my mind was put at ease! She saw 1 in there right away, was measuring exactly 6 weeks, and I saw the heartbeat! It was tiny and precious! I asked her if she was sure there was only 1, so she looked again and found another one. This one was hard to see since it was at the top of my uterus. She saw the yolk sack, but couldn't see a heartbeat since it was hard to see. Then, she found a third sack, but this one is much much smaller than the other 2, so it probably won't be viable. I get to go back next week for another ultrasound and we will be able to see if there are 2 in there for sure! So please, think 1 or 2 for me, no more than that!

Such a relief to see the heartbeat. And I cried when I saw it. I just couldn't believe there is this tiny heartbeat in me! It's crazy. It took a long time, and I've been through a lot, and totally worth it.

The not so great news is that I have 2 cysts, 1 on each ovary, and 1 is quite large. I'm on pelvic rest and can't do anything high impact, which is fine. I'm hoping they just go away and don't rupture.

A picture of my little bean (she said next week if there is more than 1, I will get a picture of them):
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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm THRILLED for you and will pray that you have an uneventful pregnancy! Thank you sharing all of this with us!

Cindi

Anonymous said...

Wow that's awesome news. Congrats!

Becky

Brian, Melissa and Nathan said...

Congratulations! Isn't that first photo the BEST!!! I am so happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome.

Anonymous said...

How exciting and wonderful Heather!!!

Fertilize Me said...

OH YEAH !!! Heartbeats are beyond fantabulous!! I do hope that the cysts do not cause you too much pain - Cheers .. here's to the next scan !!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and for your husband!

Babe* said...

Congrats! Hearing the heartbeat definitely calms the nerves. I can't wait to hear next weeks results. Will it be one or two for you!?!

pinayapr05 said...

Congratulations! I got a little teary eyed for you and DH when you were describing the u/s. I'm thinking good thoughts for you and your little beans :)

Joan

ciria said...

Heather this is sooo awesome!!!! Brought tears to my eyes!

Ash and Cat said...

I felt the same way Heath the first appt after our miscarriage. When I heard that heartbeat, it was definitely music to our ears! Congrats and I look forward to your reveal on NI!

Love,
Cat

Ash and Cat said...

Oh and definitely relax.. we too found a cyst and an ecogenic phocii with Kyan and it later went away when we went to the more elaborate u/s with Dr. Stanko. Hang in there and relax.

Love,
Cat