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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Heartbeat

For two weeks I've been telling myself that, by tonight, we would be either very happy or very sad. At today's ultrasound we would hear either good news or bad.

Today, it's good!

We were able to see a very tiny baby with a healthy heartbeat of 123.

It was a huge relief for today! I have to take this one day at a time and enjoy each and every victory, so in that regard we are very happy and relieved. Because of my experiences having miscarried at 9 weeks and 10 weeks and 11 weeks, I know that I won't fully take a deep breath until we are well into the second trimester. That's not pessimism speaking, friends. It's my life and it's how I approach things now, but it doesn't mean that I don't have faith and hope that this baby will survive! I'm counting on that and praying with all my heart that we will keep getting more good news, two weeks at a time.

At my first appointment, I explained to my doctor that my cycles had been a bit long for the past few months. Already he suspected that I ovulated late, so with today's ultrasound and the one from two weeks ago, he adjusted the dates with that in mind and said that everything looked right on schedule. I do have to readjust the dates here, though, and I sure hate to have to back them up a little. Today I'm officially 6w4d, so that will be 7 weeks on Sunday. And my new due date is December 2.

I'll sleep well tonight knowing that this first big step is behind us. We're anticipating the next ultrasound on April 26. I have the consultation with the melanoma surgeon coming up on Tuesday, so I'm eager to get that done and find out when the surgery will take place.

Things are crawling along and I can't help but wish that I could fast forward through the rest of this month (and maybe the next one too?) to arrive at a place that is a little more stable and peaceful. But we're hanging in there... one day and one step at a time.

Today, there is life to celebrate. There is a tiny little heart beating away. And that makes my heart very happy.

21 comments:

Ro-bear said...

Awesome Stacey! I have been thinking about you and Chuck all day, and praying for y'all. I am so excited for you and will continue to pray.

Deni said...

So very glad for a good report. You aren't being pessimistic, you are dealing in your reality, however you can manage and that is OK!!! I'm happy that sweet baby is growing and I've always been a late ovulator, so I know how that affects dates, and can add a bit of stress! Praying, believing, loving you through this friend!!!! :)

Also praying they schedule your surgery asap and get that behind you as well, for more peace of mind!!!

andreajennine said...

Hooray for the heartbeat!

Jo said...

Great news Stacey I have been awaiting this post very anxiously and i am thrilled to see that the post is there and that the news is good. Continued prayers for more good news to come, and also in regards to your melanoma too. We dont want any M words of any kind bothering you lol. xoxo

Amy said...

Beautiful music, that heartbeat! Praise God for a great day!

Simone said...

Great News.
Just take one day at a time.

beth ewing said...

So incredibly happy for you.

Aubrey said...

Yay!! So excited!

Jenn said...

Words cannot express my happiness for you and Chuck! If you decide to share, I cannot wait to hear the name choices and if y'all are gonna find out the sex of the baby. I can't remember if y'all did for Lily. Okay, I'm jumping ahead, sorry. I'm just so excited and know that everything's gonna be okay and come December, you will have a new Christmas baby!

Amber said...

so happy for you! Hearing that sweet little heart beat is an amazing sound

Andi said...

Yep, Ro-Bear speaks the truth. He called me yesterday afternoon just to see if I knew an update. So glad to hear the good news!

Birdie said...

Thank You, Jesus!!!! I'm so happy to hear this news.

Becky said...

Wonderful news!!!! I am so happy! Continuing to cover you in prayer.

Renovation Girl said...

Very good news and reason to celebrate indeed!

Connie said...

This Nonnie's heart is happy too! XOXO Can't wait to spoil my girlS! ;) Hee Hee!!

gg said...

Praising God! Thankful it was good news and pray it continues to be. I see Connie is already counting on more pink. :)

Melody said...

Oh Stacey, I'm so happy for you. Im just now getting back into reading blogs again and discovered your wonderful news this morning. I am praising God for this and prayed a prayer for you today. I love your faith and trust mixed in with reality and self preservation. You are so real. Your faith walk inspires me. May God maintain this pregnancy with the power He used to bring it into existence.

Hope in Virginia said...

Praise the Lord!!!!

twondra said...

Awww, so very, very happy!!! Wonderful news. Celebrating with ya sweetie!!

Jennifer said...

Yea for a heartbeat!! So thankful for this good news. Praying this sweet baby continues to grow and grow. Also praying your surgery is soon and everything is ok. Hugs!

Sharon said...

I'm a bit behind on my blog reading but WOW! This is amazing news! Congratulations Stacey!