Plain Jane has a family...now what?!?!?

After 3 years of infertility, now learning how to be a mom.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The wait is over.

There is a heartbeat. The doc said it was nice and strong but didn't count the bpm. I'm pretty relieved right now. I'm measuring 6w1d and flipper is measuring 5 mm, I'm good with that.

The semi-bad news is that there is visible blood just outside the gestational sack. It's small and the doctor doesn't seem to be concerned. I tried to google for some info but couldn't find much. I'd appreciate any info that you ladies have about it.

I've not been able to sleep very well for the past few nights even though I'm tired as hell. I think I'll be able to sleep tonight. I go back next Wednesday for another u/s.

I'm pretty happy/relieved/tired right now. Right after the u/s, I just cried and cried. It was a good cry though. I was so happy and it was such an emotional time. I know the war has just begun, but at least we won this battle.

Now, I have to go and catch up with all you dames.

21 Comments:

  • At 7/13/2005 11:41 AM, Blogger MsPrufrock said…

    Ahhh!!!! Hurray! As usual, I have no info to provide re: blood outside the gestational sack since I have never been with child. Nonetheless, I am absolutely thrilled for you.

     
  • At 7/13/2005 11:58 AM, Blogger Em said…

    That's awesome. So glad you could have tears of joy instead of the usual tears that go with IF.

     
  • At 7/13/2005 1:15 PM, Anonymous Dooneybug said…

    Yay for the heartbeat! So glad you got to see it. I can't help with the blood issue, I hope it's just nothing and normal.

     
  • At 7/13/2005 1:29 PM, Anonymous amanda said…

    Sorry, no info on the blood situation, but YAY on the hearbeat!!! Congratulations!

     
  • At 7/13/2005 1:36 PM, Blogger Susie said…

    Yay for the heartbeat! Congratulations!

     
  • At 7/13/2005 1:42 PM, Anonymous Molly said…

    Yaay for a heartbeat! I'm so happy for you! Hoping for smooth sailing from here on out.

     
  • At 7/13/2005 2:08 PM, Anonymous Figlet said…

    So can I shout congratulations now?!!!!! Awesome news. And I've heard of the blood outside the sack - a friend had it and delivered a healthy baby. She did have several bleeding scares (meaning she was petrified because she was bleeding not because the bleeding was doing anything bad to the baby) but all was well.

    Fingers crossed for you!! Yippee!!

     
  • At 7/13/2005 2:11 PM, Anonymous alex said…

    Relieved...so glad for you.

     
  • At 7/13/2005 2:19 PM, Blogger Larisa said…

    Glad there is a heartbeat. A girl on my board had bleeding outside the sack this early (she was an IUI girl) - she is 36 weeks now.

     
  • At 7/13/2005 2:57 PM, Anonymous P. said…

    Congrats on the heartbeat!!!

     
  • At 7/13/2005 3:04 PM, Blogger TaNeashia Sudds said…

    Congratulations!! I briefly surfed through your blog and wanted to congratulate you on the miracle of life. Bearing and having children is...well...you just can't describe it. Adoption is a wonderful alternative, because children never stop growing and loving. Each day is..well..different. lol I have three and wish you and yours the best.

     
  • At 7/13/2005 3:22 PM, Blogger Emerick Family Blogger said…

    PJ, that is terrific - I had one son, then 4 miscarriages then a little girl and a little boy - and I had bleeding with each of my healthy pregnancies. It's amazing how long a pregnancy takes when you are watching it minute by minute. Congratulations on the heartbeat - the most amazing thing of all. Enjoy!

     
  • At 7/13/2005 3:36 PM, Blogger K said…

    Congratulations on seeing that heartbeat!

     
  • At 7/13/2005 3:55 PM, Blogger K&M said…

    YAY!!!!!!!

     
  • At 7/13/2005 6:03 PM, Anonymous Jen said…

    What great news about the heartbeat! Congratulations!

    I hope the blood thing is nothing to worry about--if the docs aren't worried, then I take that as a good sign (kind of like watching the stewardesses on the plane--I don't freak out until they do).

    Best of luck to you!

     
  • At 7/13/2005 8:31 PM, Anonymous T said…

    Congratulations on the heartbeat! I don't have any info on the blood - is it a subchorionic hematoma?

     
  • At 7/13/2005 9:22 PM, Blogger shell said…

    so glad for you! Yippee!

     
  • At 7/13/2005 11:28 PM, Blogger Dramalish said…

    Hip hip hooray for heartbeats!!!

    Congrats on your long overdue easy night's rest.

    You deserve it!
    -D.

     
  • At 7/14/2005 2:47 AM, Blogger Ova Girl said…

    Yay You PJ! That's such great news.

     
  • At 7/14/2005 7:01 AM, Anonymous Brenda said…

    That is awesome news! Congratulations on the heartbeat!!

    You might try googling subchorionic hematoma (or subchorionic bleeding) about the little amount of blood. It is fairly common and usually resolves itself... especially if its small.

     
  • At 7/14/2005 9:34 AM, Blogger Julie said…

    WOO HOO! My dear friends had the same blood thingie and it was fine and they now have two beautiful babies to show for it!

    May you have a healthy and easy pregnancy my friend!

     

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