June 8, 2012

Baby Bean Update

Blog posting will probably be far and few between for the next couple weeks if I continue to feel the way I have been feeling. The minute Andrew goes down for a nap, I have been crashing too. In fact, an hour before his nap time, I find myself staring at the clocking, willing it to tick away! So Tired!
As exhausting as it is, it's a great sign that things are moving along as they should be.

We had our initial doctor's appointment Tuesday afternoon. It involved a pelvic US and while everything looked great, I am not as far along as we expected. I thought I was around 7 weeks and turns out I was measuring right at 4 weeks, 5 days as of Tuesday. (It's crazy to me that they can be that specific). So I'm 5 weeks along now and while I don't know that I would have originally shared the news had I known that, I'm glad I did. Who knows... the extra prayers could just be making all the difference :)
Side note: I know people mean well, and I do appreciate concerns, but if one more person tells me I shouldn't have shared this early, I may scream. Yes, I'm painfully aware of what could happen, thank you!

The midwife I saw on Tuesday was wonderful! She took over an hour with me before sending me off to labs to discuss all of my worries and concerns. To ease them all, she put in an HCG count along with the rest of my labs and a repeat after 48 hours to make sure they were doubling. I got those results in this morning.. they are more than doubling and on the higher side of average. Amen!
Also, since that was supposed to be the US where we could hear the heartbeat, and she knew how much hearing that heartbeat would ease my fears, she set us up for another one in about 3 weeks. We go back in on July 1st to hear that sweet sound. While I know it's still possible, chances of miscarrying go down to under 5% once you do hear the heart beating. I'm looking forward to that reassurance!

So thank you, Ms. Woffard at WBAMC, for caring. That attribute is not as common as it should be. Now, if you'll excuse me, I still have a good hour and 1/2 left of nap time and the house is already as clean as it's gonna get. I think I'll rest my eyelids.

12 comments:

Expat Girl said...

How did I miss this news?! Congratulations!!!

Kristy said...

You already know, but get your rest while you can! We will continue praying for you and Baby Bean!!!

Katie F said...

So happy for you! Congrats!

Mel said...

Where do I need to go to kick the butt of people who are scolding you from telling? 'Cause you know I'll do it!

Seriously, though, I am so so so happy for you. And you should be able to share any of the process that you would like to share.

Love, hugs and a glass of Pinot (on your behalf, of course!)

Charla Welch said...

I totally didn't check blogger at all on my vacation, and Amber mentioned the baby news today. Yay! Congrats! I'm so happy!

There is always the chance that you are farther along and it's just a little baby. I recall that happening 2 years ago with Bennett.

Again, YAY!

JG said...

Yay! So glad you got a good report and a good midwife. Take care of yourself!

Amber said...

Congratulations! I don't know how I missed it, must have been the font change I see a font change and my mind drifts.

Jenn said...

So happy for your good news!!!! :)

Just Ask Beth said...

praying for a healthy baby and a healthy mommy!

Steph said...

Yay for your little miracle! I will continue to think of you and your family.

I know people that have told everyone they were pregnant when they were like 2 hours pregnant. (Okay, maybe longer than that.) You can share whenever you want and like you said, the extra prayers can't hurt.

Jen said...

I am so incredibly happy for you!! :)

Heather said...

Say WHAT?! Another baby!!? I missed this somehow, but CONGRATULATIONS, girlie!!! I'm so excited and happy for you! :)