8.09.2011

Heartbeat

We saw a heartbeat today - for the first time ever in any of our four pregnancies.  The cause of my on and off bleeding/spotting remains a mystery however and will probably continue to cause me anxiety until it stops. Our RE didn't see any clots and gave me a number of other possible causes.  I'm hoping that it is just the Endo.metrin irritating my cervix because I tend to notice the spotting shortly after inserting the tablets, especially the evening dose for whatever reason.

Today the baby was measuring 6w2d (one day less than actual time by my calculations) and had a heartbeat of 120 bpm.  My RE said they prefer to see anything 120 or above, but at this early stage I've read that 90-110 bpm is typical.  We go back next Wednesday to check on the progress.  Today has been one of mixed emotions and I'm not ready to process it all and write what I am feeling yet.  But tonight I will go to bed a little more hopeful about this pregnancy.

5 comments:

  1. Glad you got to see a heartbeat. Hope things continue to go well for you.

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  2. YAY YAY YAY!!! This is wonderful news! I know you are taking one day at a time, though. I've been there and remember only feeling like I could allow myself to celebrate for a few minutes. I'm SO happy for you that you got to see that precious heartbeat. And I'm praying that things continue to go well and this is the one!!!!

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  3. That's a huge milestone! I've never gotten to see a HB in all 3 pregnancies. This is amazing! Congrats. :-)

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  4. Congrats! That's awesome news. I've also never yet seen a heartbeat---I'm sure you are thrilled!

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