Monday, June 6, 2011

Ultrasound #1

We've got a beautiful SINGLE munchkin with a sweet beating heart!  So cool to see the little boom-boom-boom on screen.  Truly magical to see that this morning!  I will add better pics to this post later when I can get on blogger, but hopefully this little attachment pic comes through OK for now (I'm posting via email).
 
Dr. T said everything looks perfect!  Our little one nestled in to a perfect spot and set up camp, measuring right at 6w1d, give or take.  Although having twins would be cool, I must say Dr. T and I both were relieved to see just one.  I am high-risk as it is, and carrying two would be rough on me.  It's rough on anyone, but for me it'd be even more concerning.  Dr. T also confirmed that we'll do a C-section - he's guessing at 38 or 39 weeks.  They will not want me going into to labor for fear of my wonky uterus rupturing, so I will be watched very closely.  (Fine by me!)  He will continue to see me through week 10 and then I'll see my normal OB at around 11 weeks.  Wow... where all the normal fertile people go!  He thinks I'll also see high-risk doctors alongside my OB.  (Again, fine by me!)  I'm supposed to go ahead and contact my OB to let her know what's going on and to get that first appointment set up. 
 
I've still got to do the progesterone shots - which I knew I would have to, no big.  He gave me the option of switching to the vaginal pills if my bum couldn't take it anymore, but I said no - let's just stick with it.  So the sore bum continues...  He is, however, backing me off the Estrace little by little.  I've been doing 2mg 3x a day, and now I'm dropping that to 2x a day.  But the best news today was just the fact that we made it past such a HUGE hurdle.  Seeing that heartbeat was a big, big step.   He said our miscarriage rate dropped dramatically after seeing that... now to less than 10% (whereas we were somewhere around 30% before).  So that is most definitely encouraging!  There are never any guarantees, at any stage, but we are continuing to make real progress here and we are thrilled!
 
Due date (which I already calculated, duh) is January 26th.  But assuming they'll take me early, I guess we're looking at mid-January!  Take that, tax season!  Ha!
 
Thanks AGAIN for all the continued prayers and your encouraging comments and tweets!  Love them all!!!  We go back again on Tuesday the 21st for another ultrasound.  Yep, another 2ww...

33 comments:

mrs.mfc said...

I know I already told you on twitter this morning, but I am so so so excited for you!! Glad you had such a great appointment! :)

gigiofca said...

Heartbeat!! What a beautiful sight. Congratulations :) Everyone's situation is a bit different, but I'm with you on a planned c-section because of unknown outcome and visiting a perinatal specialist along with my regular OB. Sometimes you will be very grateful for those extra appts :)

AHE said...

Wahoo! That is one beautiful baby. So happy for you guys.

Brittney @ ourpovertywithaview.com said...

Congratulations!! I bet it was so exciting to see the heartbeat!

Jennifer said...

Yay!!! So excited for you, Amanda! What a sweet little blessing!

Kathleen said...

Great news! The u/s is a huge hurdle in my mind since everything went sour at that point last time. I'm glad you got through it without any issues! Congratulations!

Ruth said...

Congrats!! So exciting for you both

BritMarie said...

Wow, beyond excited for you!!!!!! Even got a little teary-eyed. :) Congrats!

Preppy 101 said...

OH honey - so glad to see this post today. What a fabulous moment for you and Mr. BB and this lucky baby. XOXO

Lori said...

Oh this is wonderful news and I'm SO happy for you.....I just wanna cry!!
Sincerest CONGRATULATIONS!! :D

Sasha said...

Such great news! So excited for you!

Renee said...

CONGRATS!!!

Lindsey said...

Lots of prayers coming your way on that sweet little blessing. Isn't it sweet music to your ears hearing that lil beat-a-beat!!! Congrats on a wonderful US...HUGE step!!!

Stacee said...

So excited for you! Seeing and hearing the heartbeat for the first time is absolutely the best!!!

A Southern Belle said...

Woooohoooooo! Yay! That is wonderful news. So very, very happy for you! H&H 9!

Lucky in Love said...

Amazing news!! So excited for you!!

Pretty in Pink said...

this is the best news. there is nothing better than to see you own baby with it's little heart beating. God is just the best! Both my hubby and I have been praying for you each day. I would take all the u/s you can get. I love them. So So So happy for all three of you.

Ally said...

Prayers coming your way!!! :) Praise God for this news!

Susan D. said...

: ) So, so happy for you! I've enjoyed keeping up on all your posts recently. Will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie Tiemann said...

I think the icing on the cake in all this is DEFINITELY missing tax season. WahHOO!!!

And congrats on the promotion! Holy cow! Lots of big news in your world!! You deserve it all!

Dr. Blondie said...

Congratulations!! So happy you had a good first ultrasound.

The Pink Owl said...

SO excited for you!!!!

E.B. in Tennessee said...

Ooh, I've got goosebumps! I am so thrilled for you!!!
I will continue to keep you in my prayers. God has special plans for this little one :)

Jill said...

Woo hoo!!!! So, SO thrilled! Thought about you all day yesterday!! Perinatologist = WIN. Extra ultrasounds! (if you need a great one, E-mail me...BC connection and he's awesome) Planned C-section, also a win, in my opinion. Bring it on. So freaking excited. Praying every day for Baby Rogers!

godmommie said...

I'm already in love with that litle heartbeat!!

Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty) said...

Whoo-hoo!!! What amazing pictures!!! We are so happy for you guys! I love it that we can go through this journey together! With your c-section, our babes will be about 2 weeks apart (unless baby S comes early!). That is beyond cool! I am sure that you feel better being closely monitored! We have our first visit with the Perinatologist tomorrow. He is supposed to be the best! So, I am curious as to what we will find out in the appointment! You guys will continue to be in our prayers! Love you! xoxo

Kim said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful sight...and to hear a heartbeat...bliss for you and hubby I'm sure. Still sending hugs and prayers your way. God bless you, hubby and your little bun in the oven xo.

Leslie said...

Great news!! So exciting to see and hear the heartbeat! In two weeks gummy will look totally different - it's insane how quickly they grow.

Congrats on the promotion! All these wonderful things happening all at once.

Maureen said...

sending love and prayers... this is such wonderful, wonderful news!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

yay yay yay!!!!! what a sweet sound that is!

if you don't mind me asking, what's the deal with your "wonky" uterus? i had a septum removed from mine in april o9 and still deal with side effects of having an odd shaped one. implantation with the septum was always a huge hurdle with us too. just wondering what your story was since i'm a relatively new follower :)

Buford Betty said...

Perfectly Imperfect - Yep, I had a moderate septum too! Had multiple surgeries to remove it - see my timeline on my sidebar. :-)

Looking 4 Lilly said...

Although we've never had so much as a conversation, I have been reading your blog for some time and have followed your struggles. Because of that, I have to admit that these images brought tears to my eyes. I am so sincerely happy for you. Can't wait to hear all about your pregnancy adventures! Congratulations to you and your husband.

BroncoMom said...

Oh happy day!!