Monday, April 27, 2009

No "thinking" this time!

As a follow-up to my last post, yes, that afternoon I told my nurse that I didn't want to see that doctor anymore. I'm a very easy patient, but, you know what, I want better answers and don't want to waste my precious ultrasounds with someone who isn't going to be comprehensive.

Now, onto today's ultrasound. I am delighted to be able to announce that, as soon as the doctor found the sac, there it was, the most beautiful little flutter I've ever seen!!! And then she switched to audio. I've never heard anything as glorious as that sound!! Seriously, never.

No thinking. No maybes. No I'm not sure's. Everything was conclusive and obvious!

126.5 bpm (beats per minute). Nice and strong! No mistaking that with my heartbeat!

After almost 4 years, opinions at 4 different clinics, cycling at 2 clinics, 8 IVF attempts, 3 IUI's, an ectopic pregnancy, a miscarriage, and the ultimate decision to use donor eggs, it is almost hard to believe that there is a real, live baby growing inside of me.

Almost, lol!!!! That heartbeat made me a believer!!

36 comments:

Emily said...

Even though I have heard this news in various forms today, THIS time I have chills from head to toe and got all misty-eyed too.

Wonderful, simply wonderful!

I didn't know you got to HEAR the hb - amazing!

Christi said...

awww, I'm with Emily, this made me teary!!! I am so freaking happy and excited for you, YOU are going to be a MOMMY!!!!!!!

Beautiful Mess said...

What a glorious sounds and sight! I am so happy for you! Congrats, sweetie!

MJ said...

YAY!! So happy for you!

Molly said...

Lisa,

I am so happy for you and your DH. Finally, you're going to become parents after your journey of too many years. I get teary just thinking about what it was like to finally hear your baby's heartbeat for the first time. Were they able to record it?

Now I hope you'll post on the "other board."

Cassandra said...

Hooray! I'm so glad that it was good news, and that the uncertainty has finally been settled.

Congrats!

Mrs.X said...

Yay!!!

That is wonderful, wonderful, unequivocal news. Congratulations!

Martha said...

Here from LFCA, Yeah!! Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy pregnancy.

Modern Orthodox IF said...

Wow! Congrats and good luck!!

Cathy said...

Oh Lisa - I'm soooooooo thrilled for you!! YEAH!!!!

IVF 40+ said...

your post made me grin from ear to ear. Congratulations, how totally and utterly wonderful
EB

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Lisa, I'm SOBBING. I am so happy for you guys. Literally need to go clean up and wash my face.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Fertilized said...

Many Many Blessings and Congratulations to you

Kristin said...

Oh wow...fabulous news! CONGRATS!!!

Jill said...

That is SUCH amazing news :) Congrats :)

Kim said...

What wonderful news! Congrats!

"MissMelissa" said...

Congratulations! That IS AWESOME!!!

Melissa

Nic said...

Congratulations! Is so exciting!!

Michele said...

YAY!!!! My Alexander's HB was around 124. Perhaps you have a little boy in there!

musicmakermomma said...

Congratulations! Hearing that h/b is such a defining moment. I am happy for you.

Also, big kudos for shaking that lame doc with the "thinking" problem! That takes guts, and I'm sure you will be more comfortable with someone else.

docgrumbles said...

Congrats!!! That first HB is so reassuring!

Dora said...

Woooohoooo! Wonderful news!!

Word Nerd said...

Congratulations! I'm so very excited for you. YAY!!!

shiner said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Crying tears of joy for you. I am so happy! Continuing to pray for your family - we want this so badly for you! This sounds like me when I first confirmed everything...you're on your way, girl!:O> (((hugs)))

korin said...

I was linked to you from stirrup queens.... and I just have to say, your post got me all weepy. I remember the first heartbeat like it was yesterday, and now she's a rambunctious 3 year old that fills me with joy every day. Congratulations. may the rest of your pregnancy journey be peaceful and BORING.
xo xo xo

Barefoot said...

Hooray!! Congratulations.

La La said...

Wooooohooo! Congrats!

FattyPants said...

Congratulations. It really is the most beautiful sound isn't it?

Here from lfca

nishkanu said...

I am really happy for you, Lisa! I am sorry it was hard for you on the way but that heartbeat definitely sets a lot of worries to rest.

the Babychaser: said...

AMAZING! No pressure, but right now you are my beacon of hope.

Stay strong and, if you're up to it, let yourself believe a little.

Anonymous said...

This is Kathleen (Charlotte's mom), Lisa. I search for your blog every now and again, and I can't tell you how happy I am to see this news. This is absolutely wonderful, what a miracle.

I wish you all of the luck, Lisa. You and your husband have fought so hard for this, and you truly really deserve to hear the pitter patter of little feet. I am thinking very good strong thoughts for you, you are an incredible woman.

Your old online friend,

Kathleen

Linda said...

I'm THRILLED for you Lisa!!!! Congrats and BIG hugs!!!

stillhopeful said...

New follower here... I am soooo excited for you!!! What a journey you've been on, it is so hopeful to see your good signs so far.

We seem to be within a week or two of each other, so I'll be follwing along to see what I might be able to expect!! (and by your decription, I think it's possible we might be going to the same clinic...).

I know there are lots of milestones ahead, but really, really happy for where you are right now!

Anonymous said...

Hey Lisa! I was just checking in to see if you were back again this week yet! I'm guessing you have one more visit before beign released?!?! Keep us in the loop! We're all so very excited for you!!
- Kristin

Kami said...

How wonderful in every way. I am so happy for you!