one tiny, tiny heartbeat

We saw one. One tiny, tiny heartbeat. I almost couldn’t look at the screen at first – I was so scared. Everything was a little bigger than last time – the sac, the yolk sac, the fetal pole.

The heartbeat was hard to discern at first, and the u/s machine couldn’t pick up the heart rate itself, so we had to do the old-fashioned way – count. It was about 100 bpm – which at 6w3d is ok. The fetal pole measured at 6w1d, and there’s an error of measurement of two days.

The second sac seems to have completely vanished. I’m ok with that, as long as we get to keep this one.

I go back late Monday.

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~ by Larisa on May 29, 2007.

38 Responses to “one tiny, tiny heartbeat”

  1. :). Hi, Baby! Not much to add today, just smiles and thankfulness. I’m looking forward to watching your little one grow bigger and stronger.

  2. What wonderful news!!

  3. Sending you big giant virtual hugs!!

  4. Whew, I’ve been pulling for you all day long, I’m thrilled beyond words for you guys. So glad to hear you’ve got a happy baby in there with a nice heartbeat. I’m sorry that the second one isn’t there anymore.

  5. How fantastic & amazing to see a heartbeat! ((hugs))

  6. Yay!!! Yay for heartbeats. I’m sorry you didn’t get to keep them both, Mrs. Hope, but I’m thrilled that you got to see that flashing light of beating hope.

    Congrats to you and J.
    🙂
    -D.

  7. Phew! hang in there little one, you’ve got a great situation to arrive into.

  8. OMG, you saw a heartbeat. With ours, the RE didn’t see it, but my husband noticed something flickering on the screen. Was it not the greatest thing to see ever? I’ve been checking in all day, so glad for you! Was your RE excited for you? I’m sorry you didn’t get to keep them both, but one beating heart is just so incredible.

  9. I’m sorry for the loss of the second, but happy for the good progress in the other.

  10. YAY go little heart beat go! Fantastic!

  11. I am so happy that there is one in there with a beautiful beating heart! Grow little one, grow!

  12. Yay! Prayers for strong, healty growth!!!

  13. And the internets lets out the breath it didn’t know it was holding.

    I’m so so very happy for you and so so very sorry that the second one wasn’t there.

  14. Beating hearts are the happiest sound around.

    Congrats to you – what a great, great thing.

    I’m sorry the 2nd vanished, but I’m so hopeful all is on the upswing for you both.

  15. What exciting news to see a little beating heart. Congratulations, though I can imagine that part is bittersweet…

    This really is wonderful

  16. What exciting news to see a little beating heart. Congratulations, though I can imagine that part is bittersweet…

    This really is wonderful

  17. Oh how lovely to see the beating heart. Beautiful.

  18. Glad to hear your news of the heartbeat, even though the news was bittersweet.

  19. Hello heartbeat.
    Lovely news Larissa!

  20. Wonderful news! I’m so happy to read about that little flicker… just lovely!

  21. What a bittersweet day. So glad you saw that heartbeat!

  22. What a bittersweet day. So glad you saw that heartbeat!

  23. Wow, you saw the heart beating, did it look like a flashing christmas tree light, but really fast. We are cheering for you in our home and praying that your baby keeps growing and growing.

  24. A Heartbeat!!! How insanely exciting! I am so excited for you mrs. hope!

    ~Lindy

  25. Fantastic news. You can do this! Stay in that warm comfy womb little baby.

  26. I found you through Hopeful Mother, and I’m so happy for your little growing bean. IVF is a long and hard road to struggle through (and I’ve only had to endure it once). I can only imagine what you’ve been through. Here’s to the happy ending you deserve.

  27. Congrats sweetie….I am happy for you and J.

  28. While I am ecstatic for you in this moment, I also feel that it must be a very trying time on your nerves. That little one is hanging in there and is just getting settled for the long road ahead. I will continue to send out prayers and thoughts for you and your newly created family. Remember to take care of you…

  29. So glad one is hanging on tight. I am sorry you lost the second one. It is so bitter sweet.

    Hang in there, little one, and keep growing strong.

  30. Fabulous news! I’m so happy for you.

    Hoping the good news just keeps on coming.

    It is a bit sad about the second embryo, no matter how you look at it.

  31. As sad as it is about the lost embryo, it could provide a good explanation about the spotting and numbers not doubling as quickly. That happened to me when 3 became 2 and the 2 ended up very healthy!

  32. Hooray!! How wonderful it must have been to see that beating heart. I am, however, sorry for your loss. The same thing happened to us – we lost our twin at 7 weeks. (I was so thrilled to finally be PG, it didn’t bother me as much as one might think it would.) You are finally, really, truly on your way to being a mommy. Congratulations!

  33. *gasp* yayyyy!!
    ~Manda

  34. That is wonderful news. I am so happy for you.

  35. OMG! OMG! OMG! i’m crying and over the moon happy for you. you SO deserve this beautiful miracle!

  36. Great news!

  37. That’s wonderful! Grow healthy little one!

  38. Oh hon, what a horrid couple of days you had to endure.

    Everything squarely crossed that your little one continues to grow and stay strong.

    Hugs.

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