Thursday, April 5, 2012

We Have a Heartbeat!

Monday, March 12th was my 1st OB appointment.  I wasn't supposed to have it for another week and a half, but the spotting deemed an earlier appointment necessary.

I was taken to the room where I had always had ultrasounds to make sure my ovaries were "quiet" before we began stims and also where we had counted and measured growing follicles during both rounds of fresh IVF.  Dr. Larry King came in, asked a couple questions about the spotting, and went right to work hooking up the ultrasound machine.

And then we got to see the most precious thing I've ever seen.  There was a little blob.  The Doc allowed Hubby to take a little video on his phone of him/her.  Then we got to hear the heartbeat - squish squish squish - 138bpm.  Music to my ears.  A weight had certainly been lifted!  Doc measured our little blob and it was measuring right on time at 6w1d.  He also took the time to look around at my ovaries and tubes, finding no reason for spotting.  He finally just said that it may be something that I do for a bit - that he's astonished more women don't spot given all that is going on in there.  Well, I guess that's one way to look at it...  He said that they think my due date will be Oct. 29th - and then he said that he would send all my files to my Doc here in town and good luck...

And with that he shook Hubby's hand and walked away down the hall.

That's it? 

I felt bad that I didn't give him some giant bear hug or thank him more profusely for the hand he had in our little miracle.  (One of the IVF Nurses came rushing down the hall asking if that was our ultrasound on the screen of the room she was just cleaning up, gave us a hug, and just about cried.  She, as well as the rest of the staff, are awesome.)  I figured that I'd remain his patient through the 1st trimester till I was done with the Progesterone and Estradiol shots that he prescribed.  I had no idea this may be the last time that I see him and his least for a while.  I left, kind of stunned.  I guess his work is done!


  1. Huge congrats on the heartbeat! It must have looked/sounded so beautiful. I'm glad your doc isn't worried about the spotting.

    Yay for a heartbeat!

  2. Congratulations on the miracle of the heartbeat! The coolest-thing-ever!
    Wishing you all the best this pregnancy, and no scary spotting.

    It is weird to "graduate" from the RE to the OB, and I felt a bit dangly when that happened too. Weird to suddenly be a normal pregnant person when there was nothing at all normal feeling in the process of getting there! The nurses will probably welcome calls, so don't hesitate. And don't hesitate to tell your OB what you'll need to feel ok.

    Very happy for your happy news!

  3. Congrats! My RE kept me until the end of my first trimester by request, they usually released women earlier. It is so emotional to walk out of there.

    Oh, what a great appointment for you though. So happy for you! Congratulations!

  4. What wonderful news! Btw, I can't wait to hear about your Halloween baby - I bet your costume this year ends up being "new mom!"

  5. Yay for the little heartbeat and congrats on graduating!

  6. Congrats! Wishing you the best.

  7. Congrats!! I'm currently 4 days past my FET...this is my last and final attempt at IVF as I no longer have anymore "frosties" and my husband and I truly cannot afford a whole new fresh was also pretty hard on my body. My blood test is a week from today and although I'm not too nervous about it now, I'm trying to keep a positive mind since I know all too well what it feels like when getting that call from the RE. My 1st attempt was fresh, second FET, and now these last 2 frosties...both times we have done FET both frosties have thawed out perfectly so they are pretty strong...crossing my fingers that I get to finally meet them and hold them, love them this time. I haven't had too many symptoms, mild cramping...however, a few days ago I had the wrost lower back pain but then went away the following day...that's never happened before. No spotting at all but I hear that this is normal. Anyhow, praying that our miracles work this time ;)