beating heart

4 Feb

In my last pregnancy, we never saw or heard our baby’s heart beat. At our second ultrasound is when they first diagnosed there was a problem with the pregnancy. So, I have been slightly anxious about going for my second ultrasound. I would best describe my mindset as “cautiously optimistic.” Sometimes it feels like I am just waiting for the bottom to fall out.

Well, we went for our ultrasound today and right away, the nurse saw the baby’s heart beating. So… That was AWESOME!! We couldn’t hear it yet, but probably by next week.

Then, she asked if I have been spotting at all because there was a little blood in my urine. And also, she pointed out a bleed in my uterus. I haven’t been spotting, but I am honestly pretty freaked out by this bleed. She said it is common in IVF and that at this point it is not a concern because Baby is far away from the bleed and is well protected. She said I need to rest, drink more water, and eat less carbs. All three of those things are difficult for me and will take a lot of self control. So I am at home resting for a few days. And I am trying to double my water intake. I have already been drinking so much I feel like I am going to float away. So, more is tough. But, less carbs is so hard for me. I am a carb addict. I am going to do my absolute best, though!!

We go for another ultrasound on Tuesday and I am hoping that things will look better by then!


8 Responses to “beating heart”

  1. Darci Haugeberg February 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    I am so glad you are resting! This is absolutely the right thing to do! I just wanna get on a plane and co e take care of you and the baby! You just call and I will be there! I love you and I will never stop praying!

  2. Bianca Arielle February 4, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    My God be with you and protect you and your baby. Im glad you are getting more rest.

  3. PCOS To Mommy February 4, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

    Rest up! Best wishes 🙂

  4. Naomi February 6, 2016 at 11:43 am #

    Hi Amanda, I found your blog randomly on the internet and I’ve spent the last several hours reading through the entire thing from June 2012 to now. I’ve been sobbing with your pain and rejoicing with your blessings. I know there are no words, but I am truly sorry about the loss of your Angel and two other babies.

    My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over three years. Last fall, we finally fell pregnant after our first attempt at IVF, but I had a miscarriage at nine weeks in December. We too have two frozen embryos, but right now, I’m too paralyzed with fear to begin again. Reading about your courage– in the face of the fears and doubts– has really given me a lot of hope.

    Thank you for your candor and vulnerability!

    • babyangelb February 6, 2016 at 12:15 pm #

      I am so sorry for your struggle and loss. And I am so thankful that our story has given you some hope. I could not do any of this journey without God. And I am blessed to have an amazing support team. I will be praying for you and your family!! Please reach out if I can be of any help!!

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