10 weeks today. Please say a prayer for this little baby to be healthy and born full term. Last week we got to hear heartbeat a couple seconds before baby ran off and this week the baby must be a master at hiding because we can’t find him/her. I have an ultrasound scheduled Monday so hopefully we’ll at least see heartbeat going well and baby growing appropriately. Was nice to be able to record heartbeat at 8w3d but it’s hard not hearing it well or not finding it since.
Had a precious memory show up on my Facebook a picture of my pregnancy with our youngest daughter 2 years ago and today I’m 9w3d pregnant with this new little baby. I would have been 35w1d with Ean; I take comfort knowing he’s in Heaven and he never had to experience earthly pain or sorrow, until I meet him there he’s with Jesus and all our loved ones gone on before. Today’s been a rough day with body pain and migraine from weather then morning sickness decided to join in but I’m happy and blessed beyond anything I could ever imagine. I’m so undeserving and yet God still loves me, His Grace is more than sufficient!
Our baby is 9 weeks today. Baby is about the size of a jack. Still so tiny. We think we heard the heartbeat again for just a couple seconds before baby moved and turned away to hide.
Such a blessing tonight to be able to hear our little baby’s heartbeat on our fetal doppler. I estimate in the high 160s. 8w3d and about the size of a 2x2 Lego block.
Praise the Lord, we received one big answer to prayer today. Baby had a heartbeat of 125bpm which is good for this stage of pregnancy. Since my uterus is tipped and it was an abdominal ultrasound baby was measuring a week behind at 6w2d instead of 7w2d. I'm a little concerned that it's only measuring 4 days of growth in 7 days. Otherwise everything looked to be developing appropriately. Our son is home now too so God has answered our prayers.
I have another ultrasound scheduled tomorrow and I’m praying baby measures right and we see a heartbeat this time. I’ve barely felt pregnant, it kind of reminds me of early pregnancy with my son so I’m hopeful. With everything that’s been going on it’s been hard to be positive but maybe I’m just distracted so not noticing as much. I’ve been almost thinking the worst could be or just not thinking about it at all to prepare so I stay strong if it is bad news. I just can’t imagine the pain for our kiddos if there’s another loss and desperately praying it’s not something we’ll have to face. I know no matter the outcome God is our strength. Please say a prayer God works on a big unspoken request for our family and we have good news at the ultrasound appointment.
We didn't discuss the ultrasound with the kids but I'm concerned they were worried because I didn't say anything positive or negative about it. Our son has been having trouble with all the losses last year especially losing Ean and then his Granny last month and tonight he attempted suicide. He's getting the help he needs now but it's so hard knowing he's struggled so much and lost hope.
I had a private ultrasound done today and they only do abdominal. I'm 6w2d so I was hoping to see a heartbeat but I measured behind at 5w6d and no heartbeat yet. Everything measured symmetrical so she said that was good and 4 days off isn't uncommon this early. I know my dates are correct so I'm just measuring small but I'm also reading having a tipped uterus can make it hard to even see a baby abdominal at this point during pregnancy. My bladder was so full she barely was able to get the right angle to see much of anything. Although I know I have a tipped uterus this is the first time I've ever measured small and not seen a heartbeat by 6 weeks according to my dates. Hubby knows I'm a little worried though I try not to be, he's a sweetheart and reminds me that every pregnancy is different. Just a little nerve wracking after losing Ean at 13w2d in October. My progesterone was low with just the 200mg oral so I had the injections and then also used suppositories. Optimal at this stage is 26 so I had to increase progesterone to daily dose of 400mg oral and 200mg suppository but it looks good now.
Monday my progesterone was 32.8 and HCG 2838. Wednesday progesterone was 24.4 and HCG 5094. Optimal for as far along as I am is at least 26. So I will increase oral to two 200mg capsules and continue the 200mg suppository. I'll go tomorrow for a recheck of HCG and progesterone. Praying HCG is well over double by then and progesterone is above optimal.
Precious Baby so loved by Mommy, Daddy, Brother and his two Sisters. This precious baby was our little rainbow after a storm, our remaining ember of hope and an answer to prayer. On April 2, 2018 when I was 10w2d pregnant we learned our baby no longer had a heartbeat and was only measuring around 8 weeks. We believe this precious baby was a boy. He arrived in Heaven when his heart stopped at 8w4d on March 21, 2018. His body was delivered at 12w on April 14, 2018 @ 3:20PM. He was laid to rest April 16, 2016 about 3:40PM. Riley Ember and Ean Rigel are buried together and are in Heaven together with their other two siblings. Riley Ember will be forever loved and remembered.