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post #101 of 117

Ardent I'm so, so sorry. hug2.gif

 

Sagewinna and the rest of the mamas waiting to hear, I'm thinking positive thoughts for all of you :)

post #102 of 117

 I'm so sorry to those of you who had bad news.  

I had my first US today, 9wks 1 day.  There was a heartbeat!  joy.gif   167 bpm and length is measuring 9wks 3 days. 

post #103 of 117
Is anyone else still feeling that this is all so surreal? I've had two ultrasounds that had good results, but it just doesn't feel real yet. My belly is growing, I have plenty of symptoms, and it is real. With the miscarriage no corpus luteum was seen on ultrasound, and this time it was clear and obviously working like it should. I can tell that relaxin is kicking in some, because I'm not groaning from being stiff when I roll out of bed in the morning.

After losing one, though, it just feels like we're going through the motions sometimes. When does it feel real? We both want this baby and are happy about the pregnancy, but we're guarded because the pain of the miscarriage is fresh. There wasn't much time to grieve - I got pregnant before I had a full cycle. My husband ordered a beautiful pendant in remembrance of our lost babe, but I feel funny wearing it right now, too.
post #104 of 117
Thread Starter 

I'm still in the surreal boat too. You'll notice I hardly ever post but I read every day. *sigh*

 

I am trying to force myself to get a grip and have some confidence by August 23rd when I finish my 12th week. I'm not sure I will ever get to be pregnant again and I really really want to get a chance to enjoy it. I can't wait to be able to feel movement; I think that will really help. And we're going to go for an elective 3D scan somewhere around 18 weeks. We did that with DD and it really helped her seem like a real baby we would get to take home.

post #105 of 117
I think that we'll go in for an elective u/s around 16-18 weeks to find out the gender. That is, if my doctor does not plan on doing a scan around then. She mentioned doing a few more than normal because they are so unsure of what my medical condition means for the pregnancy. (Nobody can see any issues aside from spasms being uncomfortable, but there is a lot of CYA.) I think that scan will help it feel more real.
post #106 of 117

"Going through the motions" hits the nail on the head. I know I'm pregnant. I have some symptoms... I've had an ultrasound / heard heartbeat.... I can feel the fundus. Still doesn't feel real.

post #107 of 117

Yeah add me to the going through the motions group. It is really hard to get connected and excited. I have my next US August 31st so hopefully that will help make it real.

 

Sagewinna: How did it go yesterday?

post #108 of 117

We had a heartbeat and everything looked good, much to my disbelief! Just... I did not expect anything besides what happened the past 2 times, yk? My Dr. asked if we were going to have another homebirth and I told her I hadn't thought that far at all!

 

post #109 of 117
Thread Starter 

I'm so happy for you, Sagewinna! I had a similar moment with my Doc where he asked something about my wife's role during the birth and I was like, "uh...we haven't gotten anywhere near that topic yet." I think I left the poor man with the impression my wife wasn't excited about the baby -- whoops!

post #110 of 117
I think I finally got it! It was around 145, so unless my heart was racing, sounds like it was the gummy bear! Which reminds me...I was browsing dopplers, and found a vaginal doppler probe used for ER's and doctors offices when it is too early for external doppler but u/s is not needed. The probe comes in a kit and costs $800! Ouch! It can pick up the heart beat much earlier, but the price...wow.
post #111 of 117

I've not had a miscarriage before, but after three years of infertility... I keep thinking I'm gonna get to the doc and find out it's all in my head.  It doesn't feel real at all.  Hopefully tomorrow's ultrasound will help it sink in - I'm so excited!  

post #112 of 117

It's funny because the ultrasound made it real for about 24 hours, then the doubt crept back in... *sigh*

post #113 of 117
We have a definite heart beat on the doppler! Yay! It is faint and the doppler didn't measure it, but it is at a nice and healthy gallop. I think the placenta is on the right this time. If I move the probe over ever so slightly, I hear whoosh whoosh whoosh. Move it a little more, and I hear my heart beat. DH and DD got to hear it, too. joy.gif
post #114 of 117
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Originally Posted by cameragirl View Post

We have a definite heart beat on the doppler! Yay! It is faint and the doppler didn't measure it, but it is at a nice and healthy gallop. I think the placenta is on the right this time. If I move the probe over ever so slightly, I hear whoosh whoosh whoosh. Move it a little more, and I hear my heart beat. DH and DD got to hear it, too. joy.gif


Yay! BEST sound in the world :D

post #115 of 117

Healthy heart beat!   DH managed to record it on his phone... soooo cool!!!!

post #116 of 117

So had my first midwife appointment today and even though she was not able to pin point the heart beat for very long she did find it the first time and she went to turn up the volume and she lost it and found it again and I think i heard it but she had a hard time keeping it steady but I go back next week and she said we should be able to hear it alot more clearly. YAY :) Did not realize how relived it made me feel to hear it.

post #117 of 117

Congrats to all the recent HB finders!!

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