Friday, August 27, 2010

Magic Number 9

Remember elementary school when we learned all about the magic of the number nine? There's the whole square root thing, the cool hand trick for the 9's multiplication tables, the way you can add a multiple of nine together to get 9 again. To be honest it took me years to understand these tricks cause I just did math the old fashioned (slow) way, but now that I am 9 weeks pregnant, and officially past my miscarriage and D&C milestones, I am a big believer in Magic number 9!

Today we got another peek at our precious Snow Pea. On the way to the appointment, Chad and I both admitted that were a bit nervous, but more out of habit than having any real fear this time. We were also excited and hopeful for a good ultrasound. And Snow Pea did not disappoint! We got an amazing picture from the sec
ond the u/s started and I am happy, relieved and still a bit disbelieving when I report that everything was perfect.

Snow Pea looks like a cute little gummi bear and is 22.5 mm now, about the size of an olive or a large grape. We could see the arms and legs and of course a big round head. The heart is still strong and steady at 161 bpm. Dr Jedi said this is about the point where movement can often be seen on u/s, although it is of course way too early to be felt. He tried to move wandy around to wake up Snow Pea and get a little wave but no such luck. Poor Chad almost had a heart attack when the doctor said there was no movement but he assured us that babies can nap for 2 hours at a time and there is nothing to worry about. Sounds a lot like me and daily 2 hour naps. We both need our rest for all this growing to continue!

Before he left, Dr Jedi gave us the option to stay with him for 2 more visits before moving on to the OB. I think he truly did hurt for us losing Sprout and he knows how much peace of mind these visits give us. Once we go to the OB our appointments will be fewer and farther between
so I really appreciated the opportunity to see our RE a bit longer. Plus it buys me some time to find an OB since I still need to do that.

I am just so blown away and grateful for every second and every milestone with Snow Pea. And I am continuing to stay hopeful I will hold Snow Pea in my arms, happy and healthy very soon. 9 weeks down, 31 to go.

15 comments:

thepunkrockmom said...

Congrats on your little Snow Pea! Praying for you guys!

Happy ICLW! #134
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COME ON BABY said...

Sooooo sweet. Snow Pea looks like a Seahorse. Truly amazing :) CONGRATS!!!!

Jenn said...

what a great visit! How wonderful that he gave you all the option to stick with him (and more frequent visits by wandey).

Ashley said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit! Beautiful picture of Snow Pea. :) Our RE sounds great giving you the option of staying with him for 2 more weeks. I think our last RE appointment was at 7 weeks and then it was off to a regular OB. :)

Fertility Chick said...

Yay! So glad everything is going well. Grow little Snow Pea, grow! You're RE sounds great! :)

Miracle in the Making said...

AAAAAAH!! Snow Pea is sooooo cuuuuute!!! I am so so happy everything is going perfect for you guys!! xoxo

Amber said...

Awwwwww!! I'm so very happy for you, again, and still. <3

Stephanie said...

What a great way to start your weekend. I'm glad to hear that everything is going perfect!

T said...

Oh I am so very happy for you! Your baby is absolutely beautiful!

Not There Yet said...

That is so great! Congrats!

ryansmom said...

Glad to hear things are going well. Congrats on your milestone.

Randifity said...

yay, congrats on reaching week 9!!

Waiting Lisa said...

Beautiful.

So glad everything is going well. :)

My So-Called (TTC) Life said...

I'm just so, so happy for you, Holly :). Usually seeing an u/s pic makes me sad, but when I see yours my heart swells b/c I'm so happy for you. You give me hope that it can work for me. xo

Jen @ After The Alter said...

awww happy 9 weeks! What a great picture! Its amazing how you can see the little body growing and forming! I'm so happy for you!