6w4d – Rock Star u/s #1

Hi ladies!

Thank you SO MUCH for all of the encouraging words yesterday. That wait until 4pm was a killer, but I am so glad that my hubby was able to be there with me.

Without further ado, we have a heartbeat!!!!


Absolutely surreal. That’s all we were both thinking. My ultrasound tech is SO great, and she immediately tells you what she’s seeing and doing. Right away she told showed us the embryo and the yolk sac and said it implanted high in the uterus – “just what they like to see.”

Based on the IUI date (March 31st), I was 6w4d yesterday. The tech said the baby measured 5.4mm (apparently the equivalent of 6w3d), which she said was just great. The heart beat was fluttering away at 134bpm. Wow. Just…wow.

She told me that in the pic above, the three stars *** are just to the right of the baby (which is laying horizontal in the pic), and that the circle above is the yolk sac. Does that sound right? It was crazy to actually see the heart beating on the screen. The whole time I just had tears streaming down my face and was grabbing Charlie’s hand so tightly.

I can’t believe that we’re finally going to be parents. Wow. I pray every day and night that this is a healthy pregnancy that leads to a healthy baby. There is definitely a whole different level of fear involved now!

I called today and set up an appointment with the nurse midwives at my local hospital. I’d honestly prefer a home birth, but my hubby is pretty anti-that idea, so we’re trying to find a compromise. It’s set up for next Monday – I’ll let you know how it goes! I’ll also my my P4 level drawn next Monday, and assuming all is well, I’ll start to wean off the prometrium supplements after that.

I meant to catch up on some blogs right now while I was at the office, but I’m currently feeling more and more like vomiting, so I think it’s time to run and find some crackers before that happens. Yikes. Let the good times roll.

44 comments

  1. Oh thank god! I have been anxiously waiting for your update!! SO happy things went well, such a blessing! Feel better!

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  2. I am so excited for you! You sure kept us waiting for a while, but glad to hear that the appointment went great! Take it easy through that yucky feeling, I hope it doesn't last long for you. Congrats mama!!

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  3. Yay!! I'm sooo happy for you and so happy to hear just a wonderful report!

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  4. yay! that is aweesome! piece of advice- always schedule morning appointments ;-)i am seeing a midwife who delivers at the hospital. i think it is a nice compromise- you will be taken care of by a midwife but all the modern science is right there if you/baby need it!

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  5. So glad everything went well!! There is nothing like seeing the heart beat on the screen! Congrats πŸ™‚

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  6. A rock star for sure!

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  7. What a sweet little picture. Again, so happy and relieved for you!!!!

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  8. Congrats, Josey! I am sure it was a great feeling to see that tiny heart beating πŸ™‚

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  9. YYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!Congratulations!!!:)

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  10. Yea!!!! So glad things are going well and that your appointment was awesome! Congrats momma!

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  11. Yay, yay, yay! I was a little nervous not to hear yesterday, so I'm very relieved to hear you had a beautiful strong heartbeat! Do you have any birth centers near you? That could be a good compromise, but I'm guessing there might not be one close.

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  12. Unfortunately, the closest birth center is 6 hrs away. πŸ˜› hoping I like the CNMs.

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  13. Rock star is right!!!! Congrats!!!! πŸ™‚ What is your official due date? With all these December babies, once of us has to have a Christmas due date. LOL! So excited for you, girl! πŸ™‚

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  14. Yay!! Congrats! I am so happy and excited for you and Charlie. You are going to have a Christmas baby. Is there any better gift? I think not. Congrats again.

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  15. This is the best thing I've seen all day! Congratulations!!!

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  16. Oh this is so exciting! You made it and that is awesome, prayers for you and your little bean.

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  17. So cute! haha :)I second the morning appts. My first appt was at 2 in the afternoon and I vowed from then on to get the earliest appt available.I also second that making us wait was so mean! πŸ™‚

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  18. UGH, the wait was KILLING me – SO happy for you three!I cried the whole time too. Pretty amazing stuff. And yes, what you described sounds right on. Congratulations! Wonderful news!!!

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  19. Oh, congrats, Josey! I am so glad you received a good report. Wonderful news πŸ™‚

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  20. Hooray! congrats, Josey!

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  21. Awesome news! It is the most amazing sight in the world!

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  22. Fabulous on every level. So very happy.

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  23. Oh, Happy Day! What a fantastic first ultrasound… I am SO happy for you and these Christmas miracles on the way!!! Yay!

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  24. Congrats! Will be praying for an easy pregnancy! Awesome news!!!

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  25. This is so wonderful and I'm so happy for you!!! Congratulations!!

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  26. Awww… so beautiful! Congratulations!!! I can't wait to hear about how your appointment goes… I'm really interested in hospital births that are as close to home births as possible.

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  27. yay!!! i'm so glad the appointment went so well!! πŸ™‚ congrats!!

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  28. ***Insert sigh of relief and huge smile here*** Woo-hoo! I am so happy for you guys. So glad the baby is THERE and is cooking right along! You're gonna be a mommy!! πŸ™‚

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  29. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! And happy first mother's day, mama!!! πŸ˜‰

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  30. Sorry I have been MIA. I'm so happy for you guys, that you got such great news and had such a great moment together. While I'm all for home birth/natural birthing, what it really comes down to is being where you feel safe and comfortable. Hopefully you and Charlie can find a compromise you are both comfortable with, although try not to put too much pressure on yourselves, you have a little time to figure out where you want to deliver. I highly recommend the documentary "The Business of Being Born." While it is pro-midwife, they do show one woman who ends up having a C-section because that is the best decision for her and her baby. I just like that they show a variety of options, and I don't know about your husband but I find it a lot easier to convince my husband to watch a documentary than to read a big 500-1,000 page book.

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  31. amazing!!! i am so happy to know that everything looks so perfect. and i'm glad your DH was able to be there. it would break my heart to have to go alone. i'll be praying for a happy healthy 9 months!

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  32. Beautiful! Praying for a happy healthy pregnancy for you!

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  33. yay yay yay! i was a little worried when you didn't post about your u/s yesterday… way to keep us in suspense :)i used the bradley method for my delivery with T and really feel it helped me have a drug-free birth. If you want to, you can do it!

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  34. Awesome news! I am so relieved and excited…You take care….and many blessings to Peanut.

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  35. Wow, how awesome!!!!And good luck with the vomitting.

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  36. I know I'm late to the party, but: WOO HOO!I am so relieved and happy for you. πŸ™‚

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  37. awww…i so see it! that is so awesome and hearing the heart beat, isnt that like the most amazing sound in the world.

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  38. Congrats Josey! What an amzing picture!!

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  39. That is SO amazing! I'm so thrilled for you two! You're going to be fantastic parents. Enjoy every second of this pregnancy – before you know it s/he's going to be in your arms.

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  40. YAY!!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you. πŸ™‚

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  41. Yay!! Congratulations!! Morning appts…going to remember that one;)

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  42. So wonderful Josey!!! Here we go! Can't wait to follow your pregnancy and relive every moment of mine. πŸ™‚

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  43. WOOHOOO!!! Congratulations!! It is absolutely surreal; enjoy those beautiful pics!!

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  44. Congrats on the heartbeat! I just got called this morning with my appointment time. May 20 is my ultrasound date – hope I get good news like you have!

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