Monthly Archives: August 2010

heartbeat

Heartbeat confirmed!  Today we were able to see the baby’s heartbeat on ultrasound. It was confirmed at 108 bpm, which is apparently appropriate for the gestational age (6w 5d).  It basically looked like a short vibrating piece of string.

Next ultrasound isn’t until September 24th.  At that point we will be 10 weeks.  We are very much looking forward to that scan in the hopes that we can rest a little easier

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Singleton

We had our first appointment with the OBGYN this week and we got great news!  We are five weeks and six days pregnant with a singleton measuring CRL 2.6mm.  The due date is April 21, 2011.

While we were a bit early to see a heartbeat, the doctor said all looked as it should. We will be repeating the ultrasound this week to confirm heartbeat!  SO exciting (and so anxious about next u/s)!!!!!!

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The Betas Are Rising! The Betas Are Rising!

Well, we are 16 days after our LH surge and we found out today that our betas are indeed rising. In fact, it was 830 this morning.  Check out what the chart for day 16 says above!  Yikes!  Doctor says he has seen high numbers result in singletons and vice versa, so not to jump to conclusions. But- that directionally it does suggest potential multiples. We scheduled our first ultrasound a week from Wednesday (the 25th). We should know more then!!

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Darker and Darker

We go on Monday for tests to make sure that our hCG levels are rising appropriately. In the meantime, we have been doing an HPT each day to watch the lines darken!  🙂

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Wonders

On Sunday, our surrogate called us to tell us she had started her period.  We were, of course, quite disappointed but did handle it better this go around, as we had determined to keep our hopes in check.

The next day, however, I got a call from our surrogate asking me to meet her.  It turns out that the blood was implantation bleeding and she was testing positive with HPTs.  The following day, our fertility specialist confirmed the positive result and today confirmed the appropriate increase in HCG.  We’re early in our process, but we are officially pregnant! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!

Thanks to all of you for all of your well-wishes!

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