Tuesday, February 22, 2011

One beautiful baby karate kicking

This was the result of my appointment with a MFM doc: "You don't need to see us again."

I have one beautiful baby measuring ahead of schedule by about 3 days at 12w2d. The twins died, and based on their size, but it was hard for him to tell since the lab reports from the RE had two different measurements and he didn't know which was B or C.

I asked why I didn't bleed or anything, and he said that the body just absorbs it. I find that very interesting.

I made an appointment with my regular OB for a week from Friday.

So, I am pregnant, officially and truly pregnant, and I am happy. The baby has a bladder, a strong heartbeat that I got to hear, legs, arms, and the nuchal fold was 1.12 mm, which is good and puts me in the low risk category.

Ladies, I am pregnant!

22 comments:

jill's infertility document said...

Oh Cj, I am so sorry to hear about the twins. You have been through a lot. I just wanted to acknowledge and separate that from my congratulations. It sounds like you are feeling relief and looking forward to a healthy pregnancy. I am so happy to hear that you have a healthy pregnancy at 12 weeks! Many congrats and celebrations!

Allison said...

I'm sorry about the loss of your twins, CJ. It's been a hard road. I'm so happy that you have a strong, healthy, low-risk one movin' and shakin' about in there. It's a beautiful thing, yes?

(((Hugs!))) Congrats, momma!

eggsandsperm.com said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the twins, but so happy for you for the third happy baby! Congratulations.

Alex said...

Wow - I'm sure you have been through quite a rollercoaster over the last couple of months. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your twins. This had to have been hard.

And I'm thrilled to hear that you are happy and healthy and pregnant! I hope the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful and easy.

Gurlee said...

Wow, I am sorry about the twins but thrilled that you have one, healthy low-risk little one in there!!!

Kari said...

((HUGS)) to you for the loss of your twins. Congrats on the wonderful progress of your baby!!

Panamahat said...

So glad to hear you are still pregnant with a healthy baby. Very sorry to hear that you lost the twins though. x

SurlyMama said...

Sorry for the loss of your twins, but rejoicing that their sibling is strong and healthy.

Tanya said...

I'm glad to know that things are going well with baby, I'm sorry about the twins. You are an amazing woman and I pray that all goes well from this point on!

Kim said...

I am so happy that you have a healthy survivor in there, although very sorry for your loss of the twins. I have heard that the body absorbs it too, which I find fascinating.

You seem to be in good spirits, that makes me happy, now go enjoy the pregnancy!!! Xoxoxoxoxox

Francie said...

Great that you have a healthy baby! Enjoy the pregnancy.

Fairytale Ending said...

The body does amazing, wonderful, scary and confusing things. It sounds like yours has done all that and more recently. I'm so happy for you that you have come away with a strong, healthy survivor. And at the same time, so sorry you lost the twins.

I hope things continue to progress in a healthy manner for you moving forward!

nobabyruth said...

Wow. You have put through the ringer emotionally speaking these past couple of months. I hope that you are coming out okay on this end. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure that in many ways it is a relief to have a much lower risk, but that surely doesn't help with the pain. As so many people told me when we lost one twin, "A loss is a loss and it must be mourned."

On the OTHER hand, CONGRATULATIONS!! You are definitely pregnant and you are past the HUGE milestone of the 12-week scan. Yay for a healthy, kicking baby in there!!

I'm so happy for you and you are in my thoughts!!

Circus Princess said...

It's weird to say I'm sorry for your loss and so happy about your beautiful baby all in the same sentence... I can't wait to follow along this pregnancy and see this little miracle!! HUGS

erika said...

I am so very sorry about all the stress and hurtful times you had to go through during the last two months. I am sorry for your loss:(
However, I am glad to see things are settling down for you two, and you feel like your are in a better place now!
Much love your ways! and keeping everything crossed for a happy journey for you from now on!!!

HopeBPatient said...

So glad to hear that the baby is doing well and that your NT scan went so well!

Ashley said...

I'm so sorry for all you've been through and the loss of your twins. But you sound so much better! I hope the rest of this pregnancy is easy on you! I'm so happy to hear about your healthy little bean!

AL said...

I'm so sorry about the twins, I can't imagine what it's like to go through that.

So happy that the singleton looks great and healthy and right on track. I hope the next 28 weeks are easy on you. xo

Jill said...

I've been trying to figure out the right words to say (write). I imagine this whole situation has such mixed emotions for you. I'm very glad that you and baby seem to be safe and very healthy. My sincere congratulations on your pregnancy! I am so, so happy to see you pregnant! I am so sorry about the twins. I know it was a lot to process in the beginning but I know they will always be with you. Take care and grow that amazing baby!!

Roccie said...

This has been scary since the very beginning. I am so filled with complete joy you have a healthy baby on the way.

I am very sorry for the loss of your two babies. I cannot imagine the complexities of the loss. Just because you knew the risks early on doesnt make it any easier.

I am so happy for you! You sound great.

A.E. said...

What a rollercoaster, friend. You've been through so much. I am so sorry for the loss of your twins, but thank heavens for one healthy baby. I'm here to cheer you on to the finish line!

My Infertile Confessions said...

WOW... SO sorry for everything you had to go through and for the loss of the twins! But, a BIG congratulations on your lil bundle! So happy everything is settled so now you can ENJOY your pregnancy!

Cheers to the second trimester!