I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!





Friday, September 4, 2009

Formal introductions

Here's our BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm 7 weeks and due on April 23rd! We are measuring perfectly so far. Not much to see, just a little jellybean right now. But we SAW and HEARD the heartbeat this morning (HB=145!), and it was the most overwhelming awesome feeling ever. I didn't think I'd cry, but I did! A lot! I almost missed hearing the heartbeat because I was sniffling and trying to keep myself composed.

I just love the clinic we were at-everyone gave us hugs and I am just so high on life right now. I hugged my Dr...I just want to hug EVERYONE right now!!!

So, HOOOOOORAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

And, yes, for now they see just one ;) They thought they saw another sac and my hubby almost passed out, but, they are almost certain there's just one little jellybean in there for us. My mom is still holding on hope for two. She is so ready to be a grandmother!!!

So elated. Still a few more weeks to go to get out of the first trimester, but, we are cleared for exercise, "intimacy", etc. Wow. This finally feels so real!

Thank you for all of the support!

24 comments:

Christa said...

I'm SO happy for you!!! Congratulations!

Mommy to a miracle said...

That is such awesome news! Congratulations!

allisyn said...

awesome! there are literally tears in my eyes ...:)

Lauren, Daniel, James and baby Brendan. said...

Awwww, I am crying! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Congrats!!

Chelle said...

Isn't it the most wonderful thing in the world to hear that little heartbeat after going through so very much to get to this point? I will never forget the day I first heard my daughter's heartbeat.

Great news! I am so glad everything is measuring right on track. Congrats!

Infertile In the City said...

YEA!!!! Such amazing fabulous wonderful news. Over the moon for you.

AshPash said...

Whoopeee! What a beautiful little jelly bean!

Sandi said...

Congratulations, Allison! That is awesome news. I am so excited for you.

Blair said...

Congratulations!! So, so happy for you :)

Becky said...

That is such awesome news!! We pray all continues to go smoothly & well:)

erin said...

that is the cutest little jelly bean i have ever seen:)

strongwoman said...

I am so, so happy for you! I was nervous as I clicked over to your blog, but I'm thrilled that it's good news! Congratulations!

Kelly said...

That's a pretty cute jellybean!!! So exciting!!! Congrats!

Brooke said...

Congrats!! I can only imagine that finally seeing the ultrasound is beyond anything that can be explained! Enjoy the long weekend and your new beautiful favorite picture.

Lisa said...

Congratulations! All the best for a happy and healthy pregnancy.

As a fellow endo sufferer who is about to embark on the IVF journey, it gives me hope...:)

Jeanne said...

Allison,

Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations!

Jeanne

katery said...

yea!!! congratulations! it is impossible not to cry when you see/hear that heartbeat, for me it was the feeling of relief that washed over me that made me cry.

Eileen said...

YAY!!! Congratulations! So happy to be pregnant with you!

Amanda and Tim said...

Oh my I am SO over the moon for you guys - what wonderful news *hugs* Thinking of you lots and keeping you all in my prayers xx

What IF? said...

Oh, how beautiful your little jellybean is. Hearing the HB is just profound, and it does suddenly make it all very real. Sniffling and crying is an appropriate response after the LOOOONNGG journey and all the pain and suffering to get to this milestone moment. Enjoy being high on life. You and your Dh so deserve this happiness. (HUG)

Yaya said...

Congratulations! Get some rest!

AshPash said...

I wish it was easier to reply to posts like on Facebook...I think you are right about my increase in pain. The surge of estrogen caused a reaction and now I feel GREAT! (And as an endo gal you can relate to how wonderful that is!)

J said...

That's awesome! I know you are over the moon excited! I am two weeks behind you and will have my first u/s on the 16th. Hope ours goes as well as yours does. Congrats on the little bean!