Friday, January 06, 2006

So far so good...

I was nervous all day. I felt nauseous for the first time - don't know whether it was nerves, or if it's an indicator of things to come. I had to laugh at myself though; I was walking to lunch, feeling queasy, with a huge smile on my face.

At the u/s, he started out by checking my cervix and ovaries, but I had a hint of something good to come 'cause I'd seen a big black blob when he first got the dildocam up there. After he'd recorded that I had a 12mm cyst on my right ovary, and that the left one looked good, that the tubes were all clear (whew), we got to the fun part.

He moved the cam to be able to look at my uterus, and I immediately saw the gestational sac (which measured at 5w5d), and the yolk sac. Another whew! The crown-rump length was at 6w0d. (I think I'm at 5w6d today, so that's right on).

And we had a hearbeat! It was so clear that both M and I were able to see it without the doc even having to point it out. Totally amazing. 108 bpm.

Of course I was quite emotional at that point, and had to work really hard not to giggle (which seems to be my response to release of tension) and I also felt like I was having a tough time controlling my Kegel muscles, if you know what I mean. Fortunately I managed not to let go, but I was expending a fair amount of mental energy on it. Wouldn't that have been a riot!

Hope, hope, hope that Phred keeps on chugging along.

26 comments:

Lisa said...

That's great news! So happy to hear it!

DD said...

It's a glorious and amazing site: life! Everything Phred will ever be as a baby, teenager, and adult is already layed out right there in that little sac. It is...well...amazing.

Jenn said...

YAY!

Lori said...

Good work on the kegels!!
What wonderful news that everything is looking good!

pixi said...

So that's a singleton, and a nicely developing one, it seems. Wonderful news!

Rebecca said...

A heartbeat - how exciting! I'm glad it was easy to see and that the u/s went so well. Congrats!

Molly said...

Heartbeat! Hooray!

Kath said...

Yay Phred! Grow and thrive! What wonderful news, Nico!!!

And I get Kegel-challenged too when I'm excited... good job on controlling yourself!

Caroline said...

That's great news ~ congrats!!!

Thalia said...

Hey great news. When did you decide to call it Phred by the way? I remember Phred from Doonesbury but is there another connotation?

Emma B. said...

Oh, I'm so glad that everything is looking good!

Katie (WannaBeMom) said...

Big happiness tears in my eyes-- I am so excited for you that you got to see the heartbeat! Lovely news, Nico!

S. said...

That is soooo great! Congrats!

Stephanie said...

dildocam! HA love it!

and congrats on the heartbeat!!!!

Liz said...

Wonderful news. So glad everything is going well.

MsPrufrock said...

In my extended absence I don't think I've had the opportunity to congratulate you Nico. When I first read the pregnancy post I was absolutely elated for you, and now that you have seen the heartbeat, the news goes from good to even better.

Again, congratulations

NCD said...

Congrats, sounds like everything is going smoothly. That is wonderful.

Alexa said...

Still so excited for you!
Just checking in--Bloglines hasn't been able to access your site for a few days...
Hope Phred is fluorishing!

April said...

Wonderful news!

Anita said...

OMG! That's the bad part of having holidays.....not knowing that NICO is PREGNANT!

Congratulations girl! and congratulations on seeing that heartbeat.....no better feeling in the world.

Take care and keep updating...would love to hear more, lots more!

P. said...

Go Phred, GO! Yippee for hearing a heartbeat.

Kim said...

That's so fantastic! I'm moving you to a more exciting section of my links list. :)

elle said...

Oh, how wonderful!!! It IS so remarkable and emotional, seeing that little one, (that looks like a blob) with a heartbeat no less and knowing it is your baby. Stupendous news! Elated for you!

Mari said...

That is fantasitc news!!
I'm so very happy for you!!!

Kath said...

Just checking in and seeing how you are doing, my dear. I hope you are well.

k #2 said...

What great news!!! I am so happy for you & Phred! :)