Wednesday, March 28, 2012

All is ok!


Thanks for all of your well wishes and thoughts. Sorry to worry anyone with the lateness of this post.

What a day!

My OB was backed up 1.5 hours. We also had a patient emergency earlier today that necessitated police involvement (a very rare event), and then I had back-to-back sessions until just now, so this is the first I could post.

The OB's staff  was a little funny today. They were convinced I am 12 weeks pregnant because someone had input the wrong date in the computer. They didn't want me to have an ultrasound and were going to do a doppler instead. "We'll just take a listen." (I don't think so!!) They finally gave in and said I could have an abdominal ultrasound when I said absolutely no to the doppler, but they still seemed to think they were clearer on how far along I am than I am. Ummm, no, unless I've fallen through a wormhole, I am in my 9th week. I need an ultrasound. A transvaginal ultrasound, please. Which my OB concurred with immediately once she was finally on the scene.

So with the ultrasound we saw that...

Baby is alive!! Measuring 9 weeks 5 days, so one day ahead. You could see him/her waving arms and legs and twisting his/her whole torso, too. Wow! This embryo is really, really active. It was something to see.

My OB says all continues to look very, very good, and that our risk of miscarriage is down to 2%ish at this point.

Still trying to process this. All is well! Better than well! I am still shockingly pregnant!

Good news!! Continued good news!!! Whoever would have thought?

Mo

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116 comments:

  1. Yay!!!

    (Am I really the first to comment?)

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  2. Having gotten that first in ...

    How very odd about the staff. And, again, yay!!! I am so excited for you.

    Finally, sorry to hear you had to deal with bringing in the police. That doesn't sound like fun.

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  3. Yippee! So happy for you and Will and your growing family!

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  4. First time commenting, but I just wanted to say YAY! I've been following along and rooting for you guys for several years and seeing this good news just puts me in a good mood. All the best to you, will, and baby!

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  5. Here's to a wonderful milestone! I really have a good feeling about this little baby! So happy for you!

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  6. Yay! Yippee! Hugs and/or High Fives (you can choose!) I've been reading your blog since the beginning, and I'm so happy for you two, with the continuing good news! It is a little weird, though, that the staff couldn't do the math correctly.

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  7. WHEW! Finally. I have been checking all day to see if you had updated. YAY!!!! So happy and excited for you!

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  8. Woo Hoo! Awesome awesome awesome. I could not be happier.

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  9. Wonderful news, Mo!!! I'm thinking you can breathe now. : ) So glad you passed this particular week and that everything looks great!

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  10. Great news, especially the 2% part! What a wonderful day, once again. So excited for you guys!

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  11. Phew! Yay for another hurdle out the way. Just watching One Born Every Minute over here in the UK and thinking that is going to be Mo in about 7 months from now! Can't wait for the next update, take care xxx

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  12. Been following you for so long now. So happy for you, your story has given us hope they this can actually happen even for us, I hope. We have been though 6 failed cycles and we did our final and last at CCRM. We did get some normals but that is not guaranteed so I still have the anxiety and fear that comes with and I do not think it will ever go away. I'll keep praying for you and will be back for updates :)

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  13. congratulations!!! yay!!

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  14. YAAAAAAAAY! :D
    LOVE the tickers! so so so happy!!!

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  15. I've been holding my breath all day! Okay, not really, but it feels that way. YAY BABY! Your baby was waving to you! Can't wait to see this u/s picture.

    MO! IT'S YOUR TURN! IT'S FINALLY REALLY YOUR TURN! Mwah!

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  16. Wohoo! Congrats. Inching ever closer to the end of the first trimester.

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  17. So amazing! I am so enjoying following this journey and routing along with you. I am very happy for you! Congrats! Wishing fore more good news for you every week!

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  18. Yeah!! I am glad you were able to successfully advocate for yourself and the baby. Sometimes the silly mistakes they make illustrate how human they are and how we need to stay on top of things.

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  19. Hell, yeah!

    Laughing, crying, cheering, whooping, exhaling over here. So glad to read this.

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  20. I think your little embryo is going to be a real live baby! I've been following your story since '09 and it's been a long, hard road. Best of luck to you all on this epic journey.

    ~Carla in Houston

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  21. In 2 more days you're 1/4 the way there!!!!

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  22. Wonderful news, Mo! Wonderful news!! This is the kind of thing that makes me so so happy!

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  23. Oh I have been holding my breath all day! I am so happy for you and Will! Thank you for posting when you could...such exciting news!

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  24. Yay!!!!!! So happy for you!!

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  25. Woo Hoo!!! It's really happening!! FINALLY! YAY! Yes, your m/c risk is incredibly low now! SO stinking excited for you guys!
    So...what's next? Are you still going to be getting weekly ultrasounds?

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  26. So happy to hear this news! Praying for an uneventful 7 months!! Well uneventful in the bad way, but eventful in a good way!! I am so so happy for you!!

    Jacky

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  27. YAYYYYY! Congratulations!! I am so so happy for you both! :) :)

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  28. Yay! This really looks like your take home baby!! So happy for you Mo!

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  29. Oh wow, what great news! How exciting that you guys are now in uncharted territory. So thrilled for you guys.

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  30. Oh yes. What wonderful, relieving news. Have been refreshing like mad all day, terrified/desperate for you to post. So glad it's because life craziness takes over sometimes, and SO GLAD LITTLE ONE IS DOING SO WELL!!! Oh, Mo, I'm so happy for you!

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  31. I am so so happy for you!!! Yay!!

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  32. I had a moment of worry for you earlier today, so I am glad, glad, glad to read that all is well. (sorry to read about the police call-that's always disquieting in our work).
    I noticed your referred to your lovely resident as an embryo, and thought that this designation is just about to expire. I'm thrilled for you.

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  33. you're both (baby and you) blazing new trails!!!!

    YAY!

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  34. Best news I've heard all day!!!

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  35. So very, very glad to see such wonderful news! Welcome to uncharted territory!

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  36. Yay! What relief. I was getting anxious when I didn't see a post for a while. Wonderful news!

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  37. I have unashamedly stalked your blog ALL DAY LONG !!! Actually got teary eyed when I read the update. So happy for you all. Keep up the good work "MAMA"...... :)

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  38. Yahoo! So happy for you.

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  39. Wonderful news! What an annoying mix up like a patient with an IVF pg wouldn't know EXACTLY how pg they are?!? Sigh.

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  40. Sooooooo completely thrilled to read this. Yay...wiggling little embies are the BEST!!!! You will hit fetus status here any day now...that is soooooo cool!!!! Relax and basque in your pregnancy!
    kd

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  41. This is HUGE getting past that 9 week mark! I was so worried when you delayed in posting! Don't you know the whole blogosphere is rooting for you??? I am so happy for you guys. The drama at the OB's office seems silly, but they aren't used to multiple early ultrasounds like the RE's offices are! You will have to post a pic of baby Wilmo :)

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  42. Wow oh wow oh wow, Mo & Will! You are decidedly pregnant with a normally progressing pregnancy and have passed a huge personal milestone. I could not be happier for you if you were my own sister (and brother-in-law).

    Your situation has made me the happiest of any in a long, long time (having stepped away from ART). It is so overdue and so deserved.

    I know it is still day-by-day, week-by-week, and it is likely to remain so for the duration. I hope you have longer spurts of peaceful enjoyment and gratitude.

    Many congrats!

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  43. So, so, SO HAPPY for you! I've been checking all day and then was driving and wishing I could check! Yay! I could not be happier right now!

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  44. Such great news and just what I wanted to hear!! Probably impossible, but maybe now you can maybe, just a little, start to enjoy this? I hope you get to have that.

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  45. Wondering if I am the only one today @10:45 that thought of you and said a quick prayer. I felt like creepy stalker after when I kept checking your blog for an update :-) This is fabulous news!! Keep up the good work mama!

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  46. I'm giddy over here in Turkey with excitement for you.

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  47. SO happy for you! I am always behind on reading my blogs, but I have been checking yours a lot lately to make sure everything is still going well. My fingers and toes are crossed for ya! Yay for passing 9 weeks with flying colors!

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  48. Hey, Mo, you're having a baby :)

    All smiles over here for you!!!

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  49. Good grief, you would have thought if you were watching me today that I had a love affair with the refresh button! So glad you posted! Over the moon about the news of your wiggly babe! Hoorray!

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  50. 98% 98% 98%!!! The Twinks and I are all jumping up and down for you over here!!!

    On a side note, any idea why medical professionals focus on the 2% risk vs. the 98% viability - or am I just "glass half full" kinda crazy?

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  51. Cartwheels and cheers! So glad Mo!

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  52. congratulations mo and will!

    wow, you are really stacking up the pile of days behind you. this is such a good day! one day at a time... just cross them off...

    i am so happy to read this update. it caught me by surprise- and i usually follow the blog multiple times a day, for some reason i forgot about today's u/s! hurray!

    your ob is awesome. very soon, you will be able to hear on a doppler. maybe one or two more u/s, and then buy a home doppler form babybeats or wherever. it will help a lot.

    are you working? are you taking it easy? how is the med weaning going? i am curious about your protocol for the immune issues- how often do they check your various levels, etc?

    have you spoken with dr.sch? i hope he knows how well things are going!

    celebrate each small milestone! yay fr twisting, waving limbs! it is really happening!

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  53. Time to start looking out at the scenery again, because you in a whole new land, my dear. Welcome!

    I will tell you that these in between weeks are tough ones. I bought the Doppler, which I recommend over renting (I did both). I did only use it once a week or so when I became convinced of doom. With luck, you will continue to have care through these weeks and sweet peeks at your critter. One day at a time, one week at a time, you will make it!

    Congratulations on your official BFP! It's happening!

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  54. Wonderful wonderful news!!!! so glad your little bean is alive and kicking! what a relief!

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  55. So happy for you. Keep taking one day at a time and remember that we are all here for you! So so happy for you.

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  56. Woohoo!,, this is really going to happen Mo!!!

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  57. So so so happy for you guys!!! and with regards to your last post, my cousins housekeeper had a knack for picking genders for preggos around her town(suburbs of NYC), she was almost 100%, you never know :)

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  58. Oh thank god! I have been nervously checking all day, then was away from my computer this afternoon and was just nervous then. I saw the title and said out loud "oh thank god."

    hooray!!

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  59. WONDERFUL!

    That sounds SOOOO much like my first OB appointment! There I was, a nervous wreck and it took over an hour to be seen. And I remember arguing with them about the due date, being like.... UM, we KNOW when conception took place! I also remember being moved from one room to another so they could do a transvaginal ultrasound.

    My OB was high risk, and he was awesome. BUT, the practice was extremely busy and there were often times when I felt rushed. There were three docs in the office, and I rotated between them throughout my pregnancy.

    I guess my point is, I had to be my own advocate. I feel that I was very much spoiled by my RE.

    I loved those first few ultrasound when there was so much space, and the babies could be all swimmy!

    So happy for you guys!

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  60. Excellent news. So happy that you stood your ground about getting a transvaginal u/s and that everything continues to look beautiful. I feel like rolling my eyes at the nursing staff for second guessing you, of all patients. Not only are you super informed and knowledgeable, but ahem, this is your body!

    Sounds like you had a very rough day at the 'office' with having to call in the police. I'm wishing for many calm days ahead, work-wise, and that this pregnancy will start to feel more real and secure as the days and weeks go by.

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  61. Over the MOON for you guys!!! So glad the good news continues :)

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  62. Yay! Can't wait for more good news in a few weeks!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  63. Fabulous new hun!!! isn't it amazing how quickly they grow and progress???

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  64. I think that you will indeed have a baby in about 30 or so weeks!!!! Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy... Congratulations to you and Will, I am super happy for you guys :)

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  65. Happy dance! Yay! And also I think your embryo becomes a fetus in a couple of days :).

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  66. Happy ICLW! Congrats on your pregnancy...so exciting! I'm also 9 weeks along with a fresh cycle of icsi ivf. How are you feeling otherwise?

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  67. Brilliant news! I thought it would be, but I'm still heaving a sigh of relief. Go you!

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  68. See!!!! You did not need donor eggs . .. . your own eggs are clearly wonderful! Congrats!

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  69. Every little victory counts! So darn happy for you. When is your next appointment?

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  71. I'm another clinical psychologist with infertility (DS born via IVF #3 10/2010), have been following your blog for the past 3 years, and am so very happy for you! Revel in it, and breathe in peace when the fear arises. You are beating this. Congrats!

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  72. Great news! Wishing you the most boring (but happy) rest of your pregnancy.

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  73. Wonderful news! So happy for you!!!

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  74. Just wanted to add my: YIPEE, HOOOOORAY, SUPER-WONDERFUL-FANTASTIC!! to the comments. :) So, so happy for you and Will.

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  75. Yaay and congrats from another CCRM'er!

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  76. Wonderful news. Would love to see a picture of your tiny embryo, if you get the chance. So happy for you.

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  77. So very happy for you! Looks like this is finally the one! Hooray!

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  78. Thank you universe for FINALLY getting it right, it took it's sweet time though.

    Finally, you're there Mo. 2% is a marvelous statistic to keep reminding yourself of.

    xx YAY!!!

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  79. Woot woot! Great news, so wonderful to hear!

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  80. Oh that is fabulous news!! I was a bit worried when you hadn't posted but am sooooo glad to see that all is well! Another hurdle done, yeah!!

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  81. Bloody hell Mo... so PLEASED. Have been trying to comment for ages.. but it keeps locking me out... so will do from ANONYMOUS.

    But it is Andrea here from minimenow.

    I have been checking on you ALL DAY. And very very happy with your news.
    xxx

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  82. What a wonderful update, so happy for you!

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  83. 2ish%!!!! that's so great!!

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  84. Unbelievably thrilled!!!
    What wonderful news after a tough day. You've reached that magical place where everything is new from this point on. There is nothing to compare it to. Revel in these new milestones and experiences!

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  85. Wonderful and more wonderful. Congrats to all three of you

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  86. I read your blog, but rarely comment. I just had to say YAY! I woke up this morning worried that you hadn't posted before I went offline last night, and checked this first thing this morning. I'm so, so happy for you - thinking good thoughts.

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  87. I read your post on my phone as I was driving because I was so anxious to hear how everything was!

    So happy all is good!! :) YAY!

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  88. Yipeee!! 2% that's very very good! I am so glad, big sigh of relief.

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  89. *does the happy dance*

    *does it again for good luck*

    Such AMAZING news. Oh I have a very good feeling about this!

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  90. That is incredible news. YEAH for you both. This puts a big smile on my face today. You so deserve this baby. Well done. We will continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy and beautiful baby for your family.

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  91. First time to comment too, but have been following your story for a very long time, YAY YAY YAY, this is AMAZING NEWS!! HUGE AND AMAZING!!! So happy for you!

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  92. Awesome news babe!!!! I kept checking for an update last night and was so relieved when I saw the results. I was just way too tired to comment. Btw, your baby is officially a fetus ... no longer an embryo. That is a great hurdle to jump my friend! Can't wait till the next one. Make sure you post a picture. I love seeing those tiny little gummy bears :)

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