Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It's Good!

There was a good strong heartbeat! Thankfully, everyone in the office knows me by now, so they know what I'm looking for. The sonogram tech had me in and gave me the answer within about 90 seconds. These people are absolutely amazing.

Jellybean (or Bean - as the little person will henceforth be known) measured a teensy bit small for it's age, so they figure the dates are a bit off. We appear to be at five weeks and five days based on size. That little white heart was just pounding away - they guessed at about 108 beats per minute, but since it was so little, that might be inaccurate.

Everything else looks great. It is in the uterus (again, another win) and everything inside looks cozy and comfortable for Bean. It's another milestone - and a BIG one - passed.

Once you are lucky enough to get a heartbeat, your chance of miscarriage decreases. At this point, we have a less than 5% chance of losing it. Our chances improve if, at 8-10 weeks, we see fetal movement. And, as the doctor said, once we get out of the first trimester, we're pretty much "normal." Of course, people still lose babies at any point, but this is HUGE for us.

Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers! I know they have helped us so much! I'll scan in some pictures later, and you can see why our new darling is named Jellybean :)


  1. OMG! I am SOOO excited. I was sitting at my desk all pissed off at the work world right now... you just gave me the biggest smile!!!! YAY YAY YAY!

  2. Thanks Dea :) I'm pretty darn thrilled too!