Monday, April 9, 2012

11 weeks 2 days ultrasound


I went in today for a little live baby check. I'd been feeling ok about things until Saturday or so...by then I was starting to get pretty anxious about the pregnancy again (just because it had been about a week since we'd seen the baby, not because anything was "wrong").

So today for the first time, I had an abdominal ultrasound.

Baby is still alive!!

Was sleeping at first, but when the OB turned on the doppler to check the heartbeat, this seemed to wake him/her up (interesting because I don't think the baby can hear yet, but it's obviously disturbing in some way). Once it woke up we could see its little arms and legs waving around.

All looks good!

Here's a little peek. Don't be alarmed that the baby looks like Pinocchio. My OB assured me that that was its hand up by its mouth, not a giant wooden nose.



Will and I are trying to let it sink a little. We are pregnant! We are still pregnant. Trying to hold that maybe things are going to be ok. That there is no indication of any problem. That maybe, just maybe we are finally going to be parents, come this fall.

One step at a time. But boy, that would be amazing.

Mo

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64 comments:

  1. :-)!!!!!

    I must have hit refresh just as you were posting. Got a "Service Unavailable" message. Thought, oh no, we crashed her site with our compulsive refreshing.

    Hi baby!

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  2. A week and a half and you'll be out of the first trimester. Wow. What wonderful news!

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  3. This made my day! Great news for a Monday morning! Congratulations! I know you breathed a sigh of relief when you saw those little arms and legs waving around...so precious.

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  4. Keeping your underwear on for an u/s is just one of the small joys of being/staying pregnant!

    You definitely have a live one there!

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  5. That is so freaking awesome!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you! Hey and based on the "nub" theory that is looking like a little girl. Just like the cleaning lady said!! Congratulations!!

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  6. I hope you will be parents this fall!! so excited for you :)

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  7. Perfect ultrasound pic! I'm so so happy for you and Will. You have almost made it to the second trimester. Things are going just right, FINALLY! YAY!!!!

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  8. Soooo very excited to hear this and see your little long nosed baby.
    kd

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  9. I've read that the only noticeable effect of the ultrasound (and doppler) raise the temperature of the fetus by a slight amount. All of these procedures are considered super safe and have been done for ages, but the frequency by which doctors do these scans on women is much higher than in previous times. Also, my specialist RE in RPL practically refused to measure the heartbeat on my first two or three scans, citing that she'd just returned from a conference where there was evidence to convince her that eyeballing was safer than measuring. Only measuring if she felt that the heartbeat was slow. I became paranoid at some point about cooking the kidlet with too many U/S or using the doppler too often. Hence the use of it only in moments of pure panic. Figuring a freaked out stressed womb was also harmful to growing baby.

    I am very excited for your progress and continue to wish you all sorts of new things. This is unfolding fantastically!

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  10. Hooray! Happy Monday news. Keep up the good work. :)

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  11. Congratulations! - again, your baby is toooo cute! First tri almost done: Celebrating with you!

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  12. oh wow, that is wonderful. so totally wonderful.

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  13. Hi Mo and Will

    This is just so wonderful. Enjoy.

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  14. So wonderful Mo. Baby looks beautiful. So happy for you that things are going so well.
    Xoxo
    Ocgal

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  15. Hurray! Still thrilled for you and Will. Long wooden nose or not, that's one beautiful baby!

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  16. I love good news. And this is some damn good news.

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  17. Wooohooo...I am so happy for you.

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  18. Long time lurker...never commented on anything before, but had to when I saw this post! I have been rooting for you all along!! and now...WOW!! so happy for you and Will!! After all the pain and suffering you both have survived, you so deserve this sweet baby! Congrats!

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  19. Yay for another great u/s! I can't believe you are 11 weeks already!

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  20. so so so happy for you guys. and i am psyched that your boss is so supportive. that's key. so now it looks like your support team is in place, right? great OB, great boss, great Will. :)

    wahoo.

    xx

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  21. This post made me smile :) I am so happy things are going well. I know you are holding your breath and will be probably until the very end but it is nice to see progress. Take care.

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  22. So so happy for you...you deserve this, and I hope you are loving every minute!!

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  23. What a gorgeous picture, I am waiting for your posts with baited breath these days and I'm so happy that this baby looks like it might be the one! Thank you for sharing your journey here, it's heartwarming to see your little one's progress!

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  24. Congrats you three! Keep waving, little one!

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  25. the days are really stacking up behind you in a nice little pile! yes, it WILL be amazing and wonderful in the fall... you are going to be great parents!

    your baby's u/s pics are much appreciated here! keep them coming, and so happy to know things are going so very, very well.

    take it easy!

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  26. Yay for the abdominal u/s!
    You are a real pregnant lady! Its like being all grown up somehow.
    Congratulations!!!

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  27. Hurray - you've graduated to the tummy ultrasound - big milestone! Incredibly chuffed to hear more good news. Ultrasounds are bizarre at times - I'll never forget our "alien" one, where the baby was face on to us - scary!

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  28. Your baby is beautiful. I'm so thrilled for you!

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  29. SO GREAT!

    Yeah BABY!
    Whoo hooo!

    (so very very very very very very happy for you Mo!)

    xoxo
    Kate

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  30. Congrats!!!

    So awesome! I am super happy for you and I am keeping fingers, toes, legs crossed for you.

    Almost 12 weeks... that's gotta be good hurdle to cross - right??

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  31. Congratulations babe! This is such great news. I am 10 weeks on Wednesday, with a due date of November 7. When is yours? I figured it must be pretty close to mine.

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  32. Isn't the tummy ultrasound so much better?!! I'm so happy everything is looking so good. It does become more and more real with each milestone you hit...keeping my fingers crossed for you! :)

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  33. So happy for you! This is it! I knew it! :)

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  34. Yay! What an exciting way to start the week!

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  35. Huzzah! So glad to see this post!!!

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  36. Wonderful news!!! I know what you mean about being scared to get excited....enjoy the moment....seize the day...you are going to be a mommy!!!

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  37. Awesome! Thanks for keeping us up to date and sharing your ultrasound pictures! So happy for you!

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  38. Wahhhhhhhoooooo! Again, quite the little model you have there! So happy for you....

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  39. I am sooooo Happy for you guys!

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  40. This picture makes me SO happy!!!!

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  41. Wonderful news... must have been such a magical moment :)) Love to you and bub xoxo

    PS. I've gone public again... so now easier to find :) xo

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  42. Yay! I was away over the long weekend with (gasp!) no internet access; it is lovely to return to see this.

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  43. Lovely! Just absolutely beautiful!

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  44. Yahooza! Love this pic, and the update.

    Let's call this baby, something else than the baby....How about Pinocchio?

    So glad for you...and hoping to see nothing but positive updates from you!

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  45. I am thrilled for you and Will, I have been following you for the past 3 years. I stopped looking at your blog following your last loss as I was devastated for you and Will - I can only imagine what you were experiencing. I check in every day and am happy for the day when you post. Best wishes for a happy, healthy pregnancy

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  46. I am so incredibly thrilled for you and Will. This has been such a long time coming... and you've both worked so hard. I am keeping all of my positive energy flowing your way for a wonderfully uneventful (dare I say fun!) pregnancy!

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  47. Hello Pinocchio! What a cutie :)

    Amazing is right. I am so very happy that things are going well so far and I pray regularly that things continue as "normal" and problem free as they have been. As much as I want to have another baby very much, I do not envy you these early weeks! They are so, so hard: exciting and terrifying and overwhelming.

    Remember to be good to yourself: anything you find calming or soothing or just selfishly indulgent is a good thing right now. If you're anything like me, you'll finally start to relax a little around 30 weeks. I'll be waiting to cheer you on!

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  48. Totally just logged in just to make sure you were still pregnant. YEAH!!!!!!!!

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  49. Hello baby- and wahoo on abdominal ultrasounds! You're movin' on up! So happy that all is well!

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  50. Go, go, Pinocchio!

    Our Bean looked basically like Voldemort at the 20 wk scan. The sonographer was like, "look how cute!" and the wife and I about passed out.

    He's really not at all lizardy now.

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  51. I AM THRILLED FOR YA'LL!!!! Think of you multiple times a day and say a prayer every time!!

    Have ya'll told anyone else? How did it go?

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  52. So exciting! I'm so happy when I see you there in my reader and it's still good news!

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  53. Look at you guys!! You're doing great. :) So glad to see this beautiful sight. I don't know about you but whenever I see ultrasound photos from this point on and I can see the hands I just want to be able to reach in and shake their tiny fingers. :D

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  54. Oh, how cute! Yes, that would be some nose! Haha

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