Tuesday, December 18, 2007

One Hurdle Down *UPDATE*


One beautiful baby, measuring a day ahead at 6w5d.

With a beautiful heartbeat, beating at 120bpm. I could look at that beautiful pulse all day.

I have exhaled a little but I know this is the first hurdle of many. After all, we've been here before and things still turned out badly. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't secretly delighted though.

They took one more beta/progesterone check so I will update with those results when I get them this afternoon. Hopefully, the P4 will be much higher and I can relax about that as well.

Despite my begging and pleading for a repeat ultrasound in 2 weeks, the RE dismissed me to my OB. So, I am officially graduated and left to wander among the land of the fertiles (gasp!). I don't know how I will manage but I hope the OB will decide to take another peek before 12 weeks. We have a doppler (thanks be to MIL from her stint as a prenatal nurse) so we plan to break it out around 9 weeks and see if we can hear what we were never able to hear before.

Stay strong, Sunshine. You have so many people who would love to meet you next summer.

P.S. Sorry for the crap photo. Our scanner is out of commission so I did the best I could with our camera. Maybe DH can do a better job when he gets home.

***Update*** New beta at 32dpo is 42,000+. P4 is 26+. I've been instructed to continue the supplements until 1/22/08. Looking good!

36 comments:

singletracey said...

Way to overachieve Sunshine!!! Great news.. I am so happy for you :-)

Emily said...

that's the most beautiful picture I've seen in a long time...

Hang in there, Sunshine! We can't wait to see you!

alison said...

Awww, sunshine, you're cuuute already! Hang around, mmmk? Your mom and dad are waiting for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Kristen. I hope this is just one of the many hurdles you successfully pass in the months to come.

Grow, Sunshine, grow!

Meg said...

You are incredibly sweet to mention your blogger buddy who is going through hell right now. Congrats on your wonderful little peek at Sunshine....damn,I would have obsessively already had that doppler out!!!

In and Out of Luck said...

Awesome. That is a wonderful and very very comforting sight!

Shelli said...

Very, very nice!!

Meghan said...

Fantastic news!! And a beautiful picture of your little sunshine. Hoping your P4 comes back good too

Shelby said...

What fantastic news!!! I'm so glad that the u/s went well! Keep growing sunshine!

Melissa said...

Love the photo-so happy to see this and read such fabulous news from you today. :)
YAY!!!

Amy said...

Yeah!!!! Will be watching and hoping all continues to go well!!

Ms. P said...

What wonderful news! Can't wait to watch you grow, Sunshine!

bluehairedwoman said...

congrats on a great heartbeat! the first hurdle is indeed over with. i hope you can make it past each milestone and have less & less to worry about.

(((hugs)))

Ms. Infertile said...

Kristen that is wonderful news. Hope that little sunshine keeps on growing strong. Keeping you in my thoughts.

M said...

FANTASTIC!!! I love the piccy.

As for the doppler be ready for it to be difficult around that time. My docs office wouldn't even try the doppler on me until 13 weeks. That being said if you do listen that early I hope you hear the most delightful sound!!!!

CONGRATS!!!

Grad3 said...

Yay for you and baby!!!! So glad that things went well for the first jump!! Still praying for your Sunshine :) ~Hugs~

Yodasmistress said...

Congrats darling!

megan said...

that's SUCH great news, Kristen. i'm so happy for you.

i also just want to second what M said about the doppler @ 9 weeks. it might be really hard to hear anything at that point and i don't want it to needlessly stress you out. my docs wouldn't touch my tummy with one until 12-13 weeks.

go sunshine, go!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Keep growing, Sunshine! We're all rooting for you!

Katie said...

What a miracle! I am in happy tears over Sunshine!

Fertilize Me said...

wooo hooo sounds great! I bet that you can convince your ob's office to do a scan. I did. I played the part of a neuratic ifertile pregnanct lady! I didn't have much acting skills involved as all emotions were real ;)

Samantha said...

Yay! for you! Glad the P4 is going up too.

Mrs. Piggy said...

Whew, another hurdle crossed. Congrats, and ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS!!!!

s day said...

YAY!!!!! can't tell you how happy I am for you and Sunshine!

Kim said...

Woo Hoooooo, I'm so excited for you!

Emily said...

soo..what did your RE say about the difference in the color of your CM?! or did I miss that part?

http://wizardofovulation.typepad.com/ said...

Yeah Yeah Yeah!!!!
So happy for you!
Congratz on the graduation!

A said...

Congrats on the wonderful appointment! Grow sunshine grow!

Frank N. Beans said...

I think your photo is great! Congratulations!

lady in waiting said...

I am so happy for you! Getting this far makes everything so much less risky - plus you know that first pregnancy miscarriage is VERY common (speaking from experience too here). So please don't let pg #1 overshadow this one. It is completely different. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!!!
xo

JKH said...

Woo Hoo!!! Way to go Sunshine!!!!! So happy for you!!!!

LJ said...

Fantastical!

Barb said...

YAY!

inconceivablejourney said...

I think the photo is perfect. I think Sunshine is perfect...

Hang on sweets! You're doing excellent!

Jenna

SaraS-P said...

Well, you know I am thrilled for the good news. Just keep it coming...

Artblog said...

I've been waiting for your scan :) CONGRATS! Heres to an uneventful 8 months.

XXX