Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rainbow, 6 weeks + 3 days, we have a heartbeat!

Today was our first ultrasound at the Perinatal Center. The point of having an ultrasound this early was to confirm there was still a viable pregnancy and heartbeat, so that I could start lovenox injections soon after.

This is what we saw:

The embryo's heart rate (not looking much like a "baby" just yet) measured  in at 118 beats per minute, which they promised was good. However, the baby was measuring 4 days behind, so I immediately panicked and started expecting everything to go wrong, again, while Joe thought I was nuts.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


We were determined to celebrate Olivia's 1st birthday this year. She may not have been here for very long, but her life still counts and we will always celebrate her birthday.

First, there were cupcakes:
And then, there were balloons:

Which we released into the sky, at Olivia's grave:

And then we went by the Angel of Hope in St.Charles:

All in all, it was a nice day. Not the way we ever would have imagined spending our first child's first birthday. Happy birthday, butterfly baby, we love you.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Rainbow baby- 5 weeks

There's not much to see this early, but here it is:

which started as this at around 2 am on September 10, 2010...

My early HCG numbers were a little high, pretty early, with a very fast doubling rate, so my doctors were pretty worried about multiples initially. We were pretty relieved to see just one gestational sac.

Joe was still sleeping when I took the pregnancy test and found out. I told him the news by giving him a onesie that says, "I love my daddy". We are both very excited, and very worried!