Tuesday, August 09, 2011

We have a heartbeat!

We are back from the doctor. The appointment went pretty well. We were able to see a beautiful gestational sack and a tiny little baby (which looks nothing like a baby) Because of my whacky cycle, and late positive pregnancy test, we really aren't sure exactly how far along I am. According to today's measurements, I am about 5 weeks 5 days which is a week behind what I had calculated. The dr. did not seem concerned by this at all - probably just a late ovulation and a late implantation.

We were able to see the heartbeat - what a magnificent sight. The heartbeat was only 80 beats per minute, which is lower than what they wanted to see if I was measuring 6 wks 5 days but the dr. said it may just be early since I am only measuring 5 wks 5 days. They want me to go back in one week to check the heartbeat and the growth rate to be sure everything is ok.

So...next week's appointment will be the big one! Prayers for lots of growth and a strong heartbeat are greatly appreciated!!!

16 comments:

Elana said...

That's fantastic!!!! For 5w5d a h/b at all is amazing, so no worries there. When's your next u/s?

Cori said...

Wohoooo! So glad you saw the heartbeat! I will be sure to keep praying for that baby to stay strong and keep growing! (Hugs)

Emily said...

How fantastic!!! So happy for you. Can't wait to hear the great news after next weeks appt!

Anna said...

I have NO CLUE how I missed the first post about this BFP!!!!! This is awesome! I will be praying praying praying!!!! (((hugs)))

Crystal said...

I'm so happy for you guys. You deserve this. I'm praying for growth and a good heartbeat! Sending you lots of hugs.

Amanda said...

Congrats! I think 80bpm sounds pretty good (not that my opinion matters). At 5 weeks we could only see a sac and at 6 weeks we could barely see a heartbeat and it wasn't measureable, so compared to me, that seems pretty good!

keeksaz said...

Yay! So happy your appt went well today. I was thinking about you and hoping it would be great news. Thanks for keeping us updated! Fingers still crossed =)

Jill said...

Will definitely keep praying! Go baby, go!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

I cant tell you how happy I am to hear / read this. Its so exciting lots of thoughts & prayers your way girl!!!

Angelwingsbaby said...

That's wonderful! So happy for you and I'll be praying :-) ((hugs))

"His Perfect Timing" said...

That is GREAT news! Keep us all posted.

stink-bomb said...

good to hear it went well.

~x~

Jen&Carter said...

COngrats that is awesome news. Prayers going your way. Please keep us updated.

keeksaz said...

Also - your beta numbers are awesome - especially being so early! Yay for good news and fingers (and toes) crossed!

keeksaz said...

One more quick thing - my docs all said once we heard the heartbeat the risks went way way way down...

Trish said...

YAY for HBs!!
My first u/s with this one was 6w and the HR was quite low as well.. my RE was just happy there was one at all at that point. ...and here I am at 22w.