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Tim and I are expecting again. This is our fourth pregnancy in 15 months, so we're hopeful this one will be the charm. It's taken EVERYTHING I HAVE to not tell the universe, but I managed, poorly, but still managed, to keep it under wraps.
We discovered we were expecting the morning after St. Patty's Day, in the brief moments between my wakeup and Tim's decision to go to the ER for an emergency appendectomy, so this child had strange beginnings. Still, all seems well, so far. We had an ultrasound at 6w1d where the doctor expected to see a sac and fetal pole, but was actually able to detect a heartbeat of about 100bpm. Just over a week later, we had another ultrasound and the baby showed growth and still had a heartbeat. This is the farthest we had gotten in all of the 2009-2010 pregnancies.
Today I am 9w5d. Our baby measured on-target at 9w3d, with a heartbeat, and movement, and it even looks (though not in this picture) like a REAL BABY with wiggly legs and arms and everything. While I am not yet confident this is our take-home baby, I am much more hopeful than I have been in a long time.
And here it is, Baby Grrr, as we like to call him or her:Nice shot, huh? ;)