Wednesday, September 5, 2012

And then there was one...

My mom and sister accompanied me to my first OB appointment Friday while Matt was off fishing in Boca Grande (rough life). We did the ultrasound first and I was thrilled to see the babies again. Unfortunately, little Baby B is in heaven now. There was no heartbeat, although the fetus is still present. It measured yet again a little smaller (6 weeks and I was 9w2d), but everything is still in there for now. By my next appointment, I assume the tissues all should be gone. However, we were thrilled to see Baby A (now just Baby O) still thriving. Baby O's heartrate was 182 and 188 (really high, but not concerned... only concern is if it's too low... old wives tale says high HR is a girl... we'll see). We got to hear the heartbeat for the first time, and it was awesome.  We had no idea that was going to happen, so I think we all had a collective "awwwww" when the u/s tech flipped the switch for the doppler.  (S)he was just shy of an inch and measuring within the normal range, just a few days behind. I was pretty small and Matt was huge, so I am hoping that s(he) will take after me in that respect! :)

I really liked my OB. She was to the point and almost a little sarcastic, which works with my personality, but she was really nice. She has twins and another baby, and she assured me that one at a time is the way to go. :) It was a pretty quick appointment, because I didn't really have any questions and I'd already had most of the bloodwork and exams they wanted to run done at the fertility doctor. I don't go back until Sept. 21 (how will I make it that long!?!?) ;) for the nuchal translucency scan and follow-up at the dr after that.

So, that's it for now. I'm pretty tired, but other than that, still feeling good. No nausea or anything, but I am having some weird food aversions - for example, I cannot eat grilled chicken (even Zoe's, which is my fave... ugh, makes me want to gag), but I ate an order of grilled squid in all of its tentacly glory and it was delicious. Explain that one. And, I really just want to eat carbs most of the time. Oh well! Trying to stay somewhat active to make up for it, but I definitely need to kick it up a notch. My belly is already expanding (some days moreso than others), and I think it's carbs as much as it is uterus! lol

Thank you all for your prayers and support. While we're sad for the demise of Baby B, we've prayed (and prayed and prayed and prayed) for a healthy baby, so we are certainly more than comforted that we have one little bean that is looking good so far, and that's all we can ask for.

It's a baby!

Growing uterus or the result of Matt's birthday dinner from the night before?  Perhaps both.


11 comments:

MRStypeA said...

congrats!!! you never want to lose a baby, no matter the circumstances, but i'm glad baby O is doing awesome!! wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!!

AEOT said...

So happy that Baby O is doing well. You look great! I'm laying bets on a girl, just in case you were wondering!!!

meghan said...

You look so adorable! So glad baby O is doing well, but I am so sorry to hear about Baby B.

Molly Hargather said...

so excited for you! you look amazing, by the way. :) and carbs were my best friend the first trimester (oh ok....and the 2nd and 3rd). I'm paying for it now, but it sure was good then!

i'm sorry to hear about baby B, but you seem to have such great perspective.

let us know how we can help!!

The Granberrys said...

You look fabulous & I'm so glad to hear baby O is doing great! : )

Annika Elston said...

Sorry to be completely random, but I came across your blog from another blogger recently - slightly stalkerish, I know lol - and I felt compelled to comment today. My sister is friends with Dai and I think I've met you a few times but we don't really know each other at all.

I read some of your past posts and I just wanted to say I am so happy for you guys! It is amazing that through all of this pain and frustration you still manage to be so upbeat! My husband and I had a small bout of "infertility" that was fixed with Clomid earlier this year, but I understand the disappointment and loss you feel month after month when it doesn't happen. I took great comfort in reading/hearing other people's stories and knowing I wasn't the only one struggling. I'm sure people feel the same way about your blog and you've helped them get through some tough times. And now you've given them another reason to be hopeful!

Congratulations! You have been and will continue to be in my prayers for a healthy pregnancy!

-Annika

Kristin said...

Annika! Hi! Yes, I definitely know who you are. I think we've met too, but if we haven't, I feel like we have. :) Thank you so much for your sweet words. It really does mean a lot. knows there are people out there suffering much more than we have through this, and God willing things continue to go well, it was a small mountain to climb for an amazing result. I hope this means you are expecting your own little bundle of joy soon?? Prayers to you. xo

Annika Elston said...

You are so right, "a small mountain to climb for an amazing result," even though it seems like a lifetime while you're going through it! And yes we are expecting a baby boy in December :) There's so much to look forward to and be thankful for!!

Sara Glomski said...

That's great, Kristin! I'm sad to hear about Baby B but very happy about Baby O! Prayers that he/she continues to thrive

Katie Farmand said...

YESSSS!! Great news! So happy Baby O is looking and sounding good, strong, and healthy. Praise God! Little baby B will be cheering on his/her sibling in there, I know it :) Happy to hear all of this! XOXO

Jordan Rothwell said...

Look at that baby bump! SO cute. :)