Thursday, May 28, 2009

The first Pictures of Baby Goob are in...

Yes! Its true! We had a doctor's appointment today with the lovely Doctor T! He was very kind, very gentle and just all around awesome. I love his nurse, A as well - she's such a sweetie! Anyway, of course my blood pressure was elevated because I felt so nervous, but we all had a bit of a laugh about that.

I got into the ultrasound room practically praying that we'd find a heartbeat. We'd already been rescheduled from 2.20pm to 4pm, and then because of Doctor T's busy schedule, we waited another good fifteen minutes - me sitting on the ultrasound table with my heart falling out of my chest.

But soon he was there along with his nurse, introducing himself kindly and taking my hand. He found out about Josie and put his head in his hands, telling us it was a terrible thing, and that he would do everything he could to make sure we had a great level of intensive care so that we would notice if the placenta began to abrupt again. He took my hand and said he wanted to make sure we got a baby who would keep us up all night! Really, so nice. I liked that. He has "good energy" as my wonderful friend and midwife, R, would say.

Soon we were underway and looking about. The first thing Dr T sad was "well, you're certainly pregnant". Then I saw out bean and said "Oh! Look! There it is! God, I hope it has a heartbeat! Please have a heartbeat..." to which he replied "Oh yes, it's got a heartbeat".

Of course, he'd already seen what I was suspecting. another lovely great bit corpus luteum cyst. I must be prone to them, because this one is as big as the one with Josie...

Anyhow. We zoomed in a bit on the bean, and sure enough, there was the beat, flickering away...


He explained all about the yolk sac - said it was lovely and round and that they'd be worried if it were crescent shaped.

Then we took measurements of the bean...1.3cm and right on 7 weeks, 3 days! Growing away!


The best part of the whole visit was, by far, seeing that magical little heartbeat on screen and listening to the steady "whauff, whauff, whauff". I told both Dr T and Nurse A that the last time I'd seen an ultrasound there hadn't been a heartbeat on it. To see a heart beating inside me was just incredible. I love to see life perservering like this. It just does continue, it does, if you let it...


I would do anything...ANYTHING for this tiny little precious thing. This tiny little new piece of life with it's little heart beating away strongly. I love you, little Goob.

11 comments:

Lachlan's Mum said...

Yay! Wonderful news!! I know that I fell in love with Lachlan the first time I saw his little heartbeat at the 7 week appointment. It's amazing how these little ones capture our hearts so early, isn't it!

Inanna said...

Yay yay yay yay yay!!!

And did I mention... YAY!! :)

Sorry about the cyst... what's it mean??

Hope's Mama said...

I wanted to say what Lachlan's Mum said. It is amazing how quickly we fall in love. Even when they are this tiny and fragile. What a gorgeous bean. Grow big and strong little one.
xo

Shannon Ryan said...

and what a beautiful little goob it is!!! YAY!!!!

angie said...

Wonderful news!

Lisa said...

There's a tiny little person in you!!!

Jay said...

Yaaaay! Yes the cyst is annoying only because it is to the size at which it can twist the ovary, causing REALLY intense pain. Or burst. Last time, at nine weeks, I ended up in the hospital on morphine, darvocet and anti nausea medication. I tell you, out of the placental abruption (which was massive and life threatening) and the twisted ovary, the ovary was more painful. I kid you not. Hopefully it won't happen this time...

Rachele said...

Once again - YAY! What a beautiful little Goob. :)

I'm hoping there's no complications with the cyst - that sounds really painful! Will it go away on it's own or just stay there, or what? is there anything they can do for it? *hugs*

Jay said...

It's supposed to go down on it's own - they are going to check it again at about 11 weeks though to see what is going on with it. I'm no baby about pain, but I am telling you, a twisted ovary is...not pleasant! Mind you, got to keep the faith I suppose - let's hope the thing is just useful and causes no probs :)

Shelley and Don said...

Isn't seeing their heartbeat amazing? I lived for the times I saw my baby's beat - and I am beyond grateful that I thought to video it!:)
I think your little goob is beautiful! I sure cant wait to see who he or she is!

ratrodgrl said...

awww! look at all those little pics of yr baby! how sweet... go little baby go! xoxo