Fertile Journeys

July 16, 2009

One Little Bean

Again, I was worried for nothing. The nurse last night made it sound like this stitch was a major problem that had to be delt with STAT (she didn’t say STAT – I added that for effect). But, when I got there today, the doctor said he didn’t want to take it out and it was no big deal. So, I’m back to liking my nurse 🙂

Anyway, I asked for an u/s because I was so nervous that now all of the sudden something was wrong. And the nurse happily obliged. We saw ONE beautiful, healthy, perfect bean!!! The nurse said it looks perfect – measuring perfect and all is well. And my beta number…wait for it….1,860!!! Holy Canoli!!!! Now, I must tell you that I started taking Hcg supplements yesterday so that will help make it higher, but it’s still WAY high. I wasn’t expecting it to be that high! So, all is once again well.

I’m home today trying to rest and bring my blood pressure back to normal (it was a bit high this morning). Here are my pictures from this morning. My bean doesn’t look much like anything, but it’s the most beautiful circle I’ve ever seen 🙂


The dark black circle on the lower left is my baby! It’s just the gestational sac at this point. She said she thinks the yolk sac is in the lower left part of the circle, but it was a bit too early to see it.


This next one is where she measured the bean: 4.6mm! What a little peanut!


I also had my first bout of m/s (morning sickness) this morning! I didn’t actually toss my cookies (which is funny b/c cookies are one of the things that I can actually eat – only milanos though), but I ran to the bathroom and was dry heaving. It was wonderful! my boobs still hurt and I continue to press on them throughout the day to make sure they still hurt. Weird, I know.

So, I’m off to get lunch (olives….yum-o!), get my progesterone shot, walk the dog to walk off the pain of the progesterone shot, and then REST.

Next on the docket for my little bean is another blood test on Monday….just to be on the safe side…yes, I am neurotic. 🙂

As always, I so appreciate everyone’s kind words, support, prayers, and friendship. Especially when I’m overreacting and being silly. I’ve so lost my sense of innocence about pregnancy that I worry constantly. That will continue…oh, probably until forever! Please keep the prayers and good thoughts coming. I pray that God will allow this little one to stay with us. I hope He knows how much this baby is loved and how prepared we are to welcome this child into our lives. This child is so loved and wanted. Please, please, please let this work.

Is it weird that I’m already talking to the baby (and the u/s pic) telling it how much I love it!? Maybe if it knows how loved it is, I can keep it!


  1. Do you get to still have another ultrasound? So excited for you! BTW Max was only 4.3mm on his first U/S. So keep that little one growing.

    Comment by Amanda — July 16, 2009 @ 2:24 pm |Reply

  2. I already commented on SK but you didn’t post the pics there, so I had to comment again! I am so glad everything is ok and your little bean is SOOOOO cute! Your numbers are amazing and I just know this is going to be a long, heathly pregnancy! I hope you have a very relaxing day! Can’t wait to see what your beta is on monday!

    Comment by Sarah — July 16, 2009 @ 2:25 pm |Reply

  3. That’s the most beautiful little bean I’ve ever seen! And I am NOT biased!

    Love you, Mom

    Comment by Mom — July 16, 2009 @ 4:20 pm |Reply

  4. Congratulations! It is not weird at all to be talking to your baby now – I talked to the one in my belly the day I got pregnant (before it actually happened!) Hope this lovely little bean sticks around for you to tell it everything you ever dreamed of and more. All my good wishes for a long, healthy, and uneventful pregnancy.

    From the LFCA.

    Comment by annacyclopedia — July 16, 2009 @ 4:48 pm |Reply

  5. Thanks, everyone!!! Yes, Amanda, I still get another u/s at 6 weeks. This was an extra 🙂 And I’m a dummy, my beta is 1860, not 1680 – I’m changing it right now!!! 🙂

    Comment by lhoham — July 16, 2009 @ 6:16 pm |Reply

  6. Please tell the little bean that Nana and Gramps love it very much, too!

    Comment by Mom — July 16, 2009 @ 8:28 pm |Reply

  7. Whew! Glad to hear it all worked out and with a bonus u/s to boot!

    Comment by Kim — July 17, 2009 @ 11:23 am |Reply

  8. Congratulations – seeing something on an u/s is such a relief!

    Comment by Tkeys — July 17, 2009 @ 10:55 pm |Reply

  9. I love the bean!!!

    Comment by kathy — July 18, 2009 @ 11:14 am |Reply

  10. hahahaha I love how s/he is called a bean…that makes you a bean mommy! I’ll keep praying for you and bean 🙂

    Comment by Diane — July 18, 2009 @ 11:13 pm |Reply

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