Monday, June 22, 2009

Ultrasound - 6w6d

It has been quite the day! I didn't sleep too well last night. I'm sure I was just anxious/nervous for today. After working this morning, Jason and I made our way to the ultrasound appointment. My heart was beating out of my chest!! The nurse doing the ultrasound was not someone I had seen before so I was a little disappointed with that. You know, you just want to see people who you have a relationship with and know all that you have been through. Anyway, she was very non-chalant when she first saw the baby saying that there was one, but going on to measure my ovaries. When she came back to the baby, we saw the gestational sac, yolk sac, and our little bean with a beating (flickering) heart!!! I couldn't believe it!

While she was measuring everything, we saw a 2nd gestational sac that was much smaller so she called in the nurse practitioner to confirm. This sac did have a yolk sac and a teeny, tiny starts to a baby. Then, she saw a 3rd gestational sac that was even smaller - it had a yolk sac, but that was it. So, it appears that all three embryos implanted, but only one continued to grow and develop a heartbeat. I assume this is why my hcg level was elevated. We were informed that these two smaller sacs will probably continue to get smaller and absorb into my body.

We are ecstatic to be pregnant with one baby and forever grateful! His/her heart was beating away at 136! Praise God!!! We go back in another two weeks for our 8 week appointment! I feel so much relief after today, but I can't wait to go back and see it again!!!
(Sorry for the crappy quality! Hopefully the next one is better!)

Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers! Please continue to pray as we know we have a long way to go!
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43 comments:

Amy Remus said...

Congrats, Amber! I am so happy for you!

just me, dawn said...

whaatt? she measured your ovaries first.....insane. i must remember that for my US...flicker first then they can measure anything they want :)
so very happy that you saw the flicker, and sorry that the other two did not ((hugs)) can't wait to see the US!

BB said...

Yay... Congratulations! So happy for you guys... looking forward to your pics! :)

Jessie said...

Congrats, you are officially pregnant!!! I would have been so nervous and anxious for this appointment too. Did I tell you that when I went for my first ultrasound, Dr J said the smaller sac would probably be gone at the 8 week ultrasound? Well he did, and you know I now have twins!

The Bateman's said...

AMBER, I am SOOOOOOO HAPPY for you and Jason! This is AWESOME news! Are you still going to Dr. Dudley?

Jamie said...

yay! I'm so excited you are pregnant. I know a part of you must be mourning the other two but one will be amazing. :)

Now the real fun begins!

katery said...

wooooohooooooooo!!!!! congratulations!!!!!

K.M.L said...

So excited for you! Congrats!!! :)

Misty said...

That is AWESOME! Congratulations! What a wonderful day!

Cassandra said...

Hooray!!!

Your u/s photo isn't so bad -- your little one looks a lot like my two at that age.

Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Just Caz said...

Thats AMAZING
Conrgatulations!

Tonya said...

I should of come here before fb!!! So happy that there is one healthy baby growing in there! Though I know you are probably morning the lost of the other two babies. I am so happy for you and can't wait to see those belly pictures :)

optimisticallyhopeful said...

Congrats on this great news! I'm so happy for you!

Jill Tucci said...

CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH!!!!!!! What wonderful news and an answer to many prayers. You will make awesome parents!

Alex and Jill said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy for you guys!!

((hugs))

Kahla said...

Congratulations on the wonderful news!!!! Chase had a vanishing twin, it is bitter sweet. I'm so excited for you and I think the pic is pretty darn good!

Melissa G said...

Congratulations, your little one is beautiful. Hop you're feeling well.

Take good care of yourself.

iclw

Nic said...

Congratulations!! So exciting! I am sorry for your loss of the other two, but is still great news!!

Serendipity said...

Congrats again, I'm so happy for you. How amazing is seeing that heartbeat?

Jill said...

I am so happy for you guys! I can't wait to see this beautiful baby grow...what a lucky baby, so tiny and already loved by so many!!

twondra said...

Congratulations! I'm sooooo happy for you!!!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations!! I know you guys must be so over joyed!!! Being pregnant is such a wonderful experience!!!

Ashley said...

Yay for that little heartbeat!!! I'm so excited for you;) I just wanted you to know this so you wouldn't freak out. My other yolk sac didn't absorb it bled out. So try not to worry if you start bleeding and have a heartattack like I did. ((HUGS))

Tina said...

YAY!! Congratulations on seeing your little one's heart beat! That has got to be the most amazing experience!

I am so happy for y'all!

Tina
ICLW

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

congratulations! that is SO exciting!!!

Beautiful Mess said...

Congratulations!!!! YAY for GREAT news!
*HUGS/ICLW*

Amy said...

Excellent news - so exciting to see that heart beat.

Congratulations!

Lisa RM said...

Congratulations! Can I admit those first few sonograms freak me out? The embryo/fetus just looks so weird. (hiding now)

ICLW

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Wade and Ericka said...

Oh my goodness! Praise the Lord for that miracle!! Oh I do hope that this little bean continues to grow and be healthy!! What wonderful news!!

Thanks for your comment on my page!

Ericka
iclw

Barefoot said...

Congratulations on your heartbeat! There is no feeling like it, particularly after all of the anxiety before the appointment.

Michelle said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope you make it to Hawaii too! It's beautiful!~

Well, well...COngratulations! What an exciting time for you and your husband!!!
~Michelle

Hope Endures said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you!! (ICLW)

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Hooray for a little heartbeat! Congrats to you and DH!

katery said...

i'm not sure what the heartrates were, they were so tiny i couldn't really see them or hear them.

Melissa said...

My husband and I did IVF with ICSI as well. It worked our first time and we now have a 8 month old daughter. Your babies heart rate is nice and strong! After all the heartache to get to this point isn't it so amazing to see that new life! Congrats!

Kelli said...

Such a wonderful sight! I'm so happy for you! :)

Mrs. Gamgee said...

What a beautiful sight! Congratulations!

~ICLW

Jess said...

Praise God! What beautiful news! So many exciting things to come...I can't wait to read all about it!

babyparamore.blogspot.com

Courtney said...

Congrats!!! That is so awesome. I'm so glad that God has blessed you with your little miracle!!

Pie said...

Congrats! She/he looks lovely!

And go Cubs!!

christina said...

Congratulations!! (And go Cubbies!...even though they didn't fare too well last night!)

iclw

Christina

Fat Chick said...

Congrats! That's awesome!

ICLW