Monday, February 16, 2009

Update

We got a heartbeat today!

It was one of those ultrasounds where the mama can't see the screen. Torture!!! But afterwards we got to see the doc, he gave us a cute little picture booklet that said "Baby's First Picture" on it and said everything looks good!

The baby's size and heart rate were consistent with my being 6 weeks. And by my cycle I am almost 7. BUT, here's a little TMI for you, my ovulation sticks didn't turn positive by day 17 so we quit testing. Apparently, I must have ovulated later on, which explains why the pregnancy tests didn't turn positive til day 31. It all makes sense now!!! (At least to me....)

I go back for another ultrasound in 2 weeks, at which point I will say goodbye to my new favorite doctor and head over to a regular OB-GYN. He is affiliated with a huge practice and I asked him to choose the best one for me. He said he had one picked out! haha.

Along with my baby aspirin, folic acid pill, vitamins, and progesterone, (that is a LOT of stuff for a girl who won't even take a Tylenol for a headache!!!) I am now on a low dose of Lovenox, which basically thins my blood even more than the aspirin. I will take this for about 4-6 weeks until the baby has developed larger pathways to get blood, thus making a blood clot less likely. So, I had to learn how to inject MYSELF with a needle today. Whoa. It was actually *kinda* fun.

We are SO excited and thankful and blessed. Thank you for thinking about us and praying for our little baby. This has been a great day!!! Keep praying -- we have a long way to go!!!

11 comments:

  1. YAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!! Praise God for that little heartbeat!!!! Such good news, so glad to hear!!! And sorry about the shot thing, but glad it was kinda fun and that it is relatively *simple*!! So happy for you guys. :)

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  2. Wonderful news :) Still praying for you all often. Grow baby grow!

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  3. Yay!! I am SO excited for you!! We'll keep praying for you and Baby Miller. :)

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  4. Yay,team! Fabulous news!! Love, GJ

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  5. I just found your blog via Kelly's Prayer blog. I am so glad to hear that you had a good appointment today, and I will be praying for a healthy pregnancy!!

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  6. Wahooo!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, Father! We will keep praying.

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  7. By the way... the whole cycle thing- you are right. My cycles were always about 31-33 days before I had Charlie and I'm pretty sure I ovulated around day 18 or 19... the doctors determine the number of weeks you are and your due date on a 28 day cycle...he always measured smaller than I was and he was 10 days late. :)

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  8. Congrats! We love you guys So much :)

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  9. praise the Lord for such good news, and how wonderful to have doctors who are so on top of all of this!.......God has really blessed you guys and we are praying for baby Miller's continued healthy growth as God forms this precious child within you.....psalm 139 !!!!

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  10. What wonderful news! I take Lovenox too and I was hoping you were on that. I forgot to mention that yesterday when I e-mailed you. Giving yourself a shot in the stomach is definitely not as strange and painful as I though it would be - this coming from someone who has trouble removing a band-aid!

    Anyway, I'm praying for you and your sweet little one! What a huge praise!!!

    Congratulations!
    Allyson

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  11. I am so thrilled to hear this - fantastic news! God is good...

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