Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Unchartered Territory

We are slowly going into unchartered waters... the ultrasound was good. We have a heartbeat. D and I of course are ecstatic, but as both D and the RE pointed out we're not out of the woods. The bleeding is still disconcerting and unnerving and could be a sign of a threatened miscarriage. We just don't know. We have another u/s on 2/16. We'll know more then.

But for the moment - it's good news and we'll take that. So we have a heartbeat. That's a good thing.

Let me just describe for a moment how the u/s went though. We ended up in a room of course and I look at the u/s machine and hmm it says "corrupt file" my thought that's not good. Of course when Dr. Sarcastic walks in he has an entourage. Great just great I get a resident for this. Fun times let me tell you. Of course we couldn't get that u/s machine to work so clothes back on and off to another room. Apparently this was a brand new machine they had only had it in use for 2 days. Hopefully next time it will be working as it has sound capabilities as well as can measure the heartbeat accurately. I'm always glad to see my money well spent. Into the new room we go and Dr. Sarcastic introduces the resident who is going to do the u/s. Imagine my look of great - just what I want to deal with right now. Resident dude is slow... let me just say - speed would be nice as generally it's not a lot of talking he's talking - you're going to feel my touch, you're going to --- HELLO please just cut to the chase. I need to know whether I need to break out the fifth or the chocolate milk. Finally he's in and he's squinting at the machine trying to figure out how to zoom in. Dr. Sarcastic takes over at that point as I think he knew I was about to start pushing buttons to get the scoop. U/S completed and we went in and talked... while Dr. Sarcastic is encoruaged by these results he also is well aware that with my loss history as well as that of my families that we are not out of the woods and understands why I am hesistant to jump for joy just yet. The resident on the other hand just looked shell shocked. Apparently he had just read my chart.

In other news we're now down to 5 puppies as Louie went to his forever home. His new mom is ecstatic and so joyful. We took one last picture and sent him off with the knowledge that he will be loved. Friday Emmy will go to her new home and then Tuesday Jodi... so a load will be lightened a bit.

11 comments:

Jackie said...

Ok, I've been checking your site for the last few days like a million times a day. I'm so happy for you!

I know things are still scary, and you aren't out of the woods, but this is a great sign.

Also, I had early bleeding/spotting in my current pregnancy (I'm 16 weeks today), and the weirest thing, I spotted right up to the ultrasound, and after that morning, not one single drop! So I'll send "non-spotting" thoughts your way. :)

Amy said...

Okay, I know I just emailed you but I have to comment too (if blogger will let me anyway). I'm so thrilled to hear about the heartbeat. Not that it means everything okay, I realize, but it's certainly a step in the right direction! I hope everything continues to go well for you...you so deserve it!!!

DinosaurD said...

Kind of strange having two heartbeats in your body eh? But in a good way of course.
(Sent an e-mail)
DinoD

Mandy said...

Congrats on the HB! I'm thrilled that you've reached this step and as I said earlier, I'll continue to hope/pray that everything continues to go well. Hoping for great news on the 16th as well!

Hoping said...

a heartbeat, wonderful! shitty about the resident and the u/s, hope the next one goes even better!

JMB said...

Heartbeat is a good thing...I know that there is a long way to go, but take the good news as it comes, really. I'm not saying to paint the nursery, but be happy with the moment. Next step, ultrasound #2.

Alley said...

Wonderful that you had a good US. I am 6 weeks 4 days with my second (first one ended in a miscarriage of twins at 11 weeks) and I haven't had a US yet and I am a nervous wreck. I admire how you handle this and hope for the very best for you.

Kath said...

Oh, Sami, this is great news. A heartbeat is wonderful -- just exactly what I was hoping to read today. Now I'm fervently hoping that the good news keeps on coming for you!

That resident would have sent me round the bend. I'm glad Dr. Sarcastic stepped in just in time.

Kellie said...

I am so happy for you, and will be checking back often hoping for continued good news.

Thalia said...

Congratulations on the heartbeat. A great sign. Let's hope the bleeding stops soon.

statia said...

One day at a time. Bleeding just sucks and I hope it tapers off soon.

Congrats on the heartbeat.