Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A Miracle

That's what we asked for, and that's what we got.

The shock still hasn't worn off, but I think I can pull it together enough to let you all know that somehow, magically, miraculously, in just 5 days we went from a big, gaping gestational sac with a virtually non-existant yolk sac to...

An embryo measuring 6w2d (I'm 6w3d) with a heartbeat of 116bpm!

I haven't yet googled if that's within range, but the Doc assured me it was. He tends to blow smoke up my ass (this is not my regular RE), so I won't believe him until I confirm it myself.

I'll tell you how it all unfolded in another post -- Kevin was amazingly calm and I was a stuttering fool. Good times. Right now I need to take a nap. :-) I'm tuckered out from all the extra stress I've been heaping on myself lately.

This is yet another in the dozens and dozens of milestones that still need to be reached. But it feels so good to be here that I'm determined to relax and enjoy it (at least for a full 24 hours if I can manage that).

I go back again on October 18th -- 2 weeks and 1 day away. It's like a lifetime, but my RE is out of town for the first part of that week and he specifically requested to be there at my next scan.

If I could make lacy, frilly, heart-laden cards for each and every one of you who commented and prayed for me, I would. And I would deliver each and every one of them personally with a giant, warm hug. I have no doubt that your many, many, many prayers and good wishes made a difference. I will never be able to thank you enough for your love and support.

Hang in there, Spidey!!

68 comments:

Kami said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!! How wonderful! I tell you, I was feeling as pessimistic as you and now look what happened!!

I am just thrilled and happy for you.

Now, what have you learned about getting those on-the-sly ultrasounds? hmmm?

Big congrats for you and nothing but happy thoughts for 2 weeks and 1 day.

Erin said...

OMG OMG OMG! I am so happy. Crying right now, actually. This is exactly how it was supposed to be. Go Spidey! When I was awake last night and thinking about you I basically decided that this was how it was supposed to go.

(Speaking of Spidey, my brother works in the film industry and worked on all 3 Spiderman movies. He once described Tobey Maguire as an "embryo." Although the term was not meant exactly as a compliment, in this case it's certainly prophetic!)

Awesome, awesome news.

Rho said...

Woot woot! I am SO glad everything went well today. Stay off the ultrasounds and wait until your appt in 2 weeks.

In and Out of Luck said...

YAY!!!!! Congratulations for Spidey!!! That's wonderful.

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Baby Step said...

OMG! That is the most amazing story. That baby is a fighter. :-) Congrats on the great news. This is SUCH a great sign. YAY!!!

Gabby said...

OMG! WOW! It is a miracle! I am SO happy and excited for you Leah! This is awesome! I have had you in my thoughts and my prayers. I kept checking all day to see if you had posted! I had hoped for good news...and it was! The BEST!

Meghan said...

Wonderful news!! I am so excited that it went well for you.

Good luck waiting those 15 days...no more sneaking ultrasounds!

Kate said...

Holy Crap! That is GREAT!!!!!!!

Caro said...

Fantastic! I'm so happy for you

Fertilize Me said...

LEAH - IM IN TEARS! Im so excited! thank you for sharing this journey with me- praying for ya

Susan said...

Yay Baby!! You hang in there!! Leah I am so happy for you!! I'm crying tears of joy and happiness!!!!

Shelby said...

Yay!!!!! I'm so happy for you I have tears in my eyes!! I am so glad that you got to see your little spidey, and measuring well too! Woo hoo!!

Kim said...

Wow, that's AWESOME!! I'm so happy for you!!!

Amanda said...

THAT IS WONDERFUL!!!!! I've been so worried for you. I am so happy that everything has turned around and looks wonderful! This rocks!!!!

I'll say an extra prayer for patience and sanity until your next appointment!

<3<3<3

Waiting Amy said...

EXCELLENT!! I am so, so incredibly happy for you and Kevin. I too got sucked into pessimism (but still hoped for you), but I am SO SO SO glad to be wrong!

Enjoy this happy moment and I can't wait to hear of the more to come!

LJ said...

Oh thank goodness. I was so worried about you!

Grad3 said...

WOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!

So, so, so, happy for you and baby bean :) I think the hb is pretty good for being so young- that's just my opinion though!

Enjoy the day with your baby ~Hugs~

Wanting & Waiting said...

Congratulations! Hope the next 2 weeks fly by without incident!

Egged Out said...

Yeah! What fantastic news!!! I'm so happy for you (and for all of us living vacariously through the net).

Chris said...

What wonderful news! I'm so happy for you. I will continue to pray for you and wish you continued blessings.

Courtney said...

What amazingly good news to receive! I hope that the next 2 weeks fly by and that your miracle continues to flourish...

Kristen said...

WOOHOO!!! I have been praying and hoping with all my might. The strength of all of us is an amazing thing. I'm so delighted that this turned out so amazingly well. I have a smile plastered across my face right now!

Oh, and 116bpm is great for 6w2d!

nancy said...

omg. I'm so THRILLED for you! I can't stop grinning. You deserved a miracle and you got one. This is just wonderful for my heart. CONFRATS!!!

Katie said...

I just love a good miracle! This is such wonderful news and made my otherwise crappy day into a happy one! YES, go take a nap, relax, eat some pickles and ice cream, just be pregnant and try to enjoy it!

My Reality said...

Fantastic news, Leah! Way to go Spidey. I hope everything continues to go well!

Sunny Jenny said...

Holy baby Jesus! That is awesome! I'll continue to pray for Spidey!

Von said...

That, is just the most amazing and best news. I am so so happy for you.
I can only imagine the amazement and disbelief.

kati said...

That is such wonderful news! I am so glad.

TeamWinks said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! Soooo thrilled!!!

JJ said...

=) I think that says it all! =)
=)=)=)=)=)

SaraS-P said...

AWESOME!!!

I love it when there are good surprises!

Yay!!!

butterflyanla said...

Thank God. I am so excited. I am still hoping and praying for you and your budding :) family. Much warmth sent your way,

OrchidLover said...

Wow! Keep it up, Spidey! I'm so happy for you.

Jackie said...

Wowowowowowow!!! What wonderful news! I'm keeping everything crossed for you and hoping for more good news in a couple of weeks!

Delenn said...

ALRIGHT, SPIDEY!!! Wow, how great! I was just doing a quick blog run before bed, and this was the best way to end it--Great great news!

Frenchie said...

I'm so friggin happy right now. YAY!

Hez said...

Hooray! I'm so happy to hear the great news!

Nearlydawn said...

Wooo Hooo! I'm SO GLAD this went well. The same thing happend to me too! I was worried for you, but so hopeful you would find your miracle awaiting you today.

So wonderful! Congratulations! Go take a nap!

chicklet said...

Woohoo, yayyyyy! I'm so happy this turned around for you:-)

Tam said...

Oh thank God!! I am so so happy for you sweetie. It's the bestest news I've heard in a long, long time.

Will continue to pray for you Leah!

Love and hugs xxx

Samantha said...

I am so thrilled for you! A heartbeat! That is the most wonderful news I could have imagined!

Shelli said...

Yahooooo!! Great news Leah.

dmarie said...

Aww--wonderful Leah!!

seussgirl said...

Yey, Yey, Yey!
Still praying for your ongoing milestones!

Kim said...

What incredible news!!! Congratulations!

The Oneliner (Christina) said...

that's AWESOME. i am so happy for you.

Lea said...

Praise Him!

Lea

Artblog said...

wow! what a change of direction, so happy for you :) xxx

The Town Criers said...

Big. Sigh. Of. Relief.

Go Spidey

Alexa said...

Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

Mands said...

I am so excited right now I could pee myself (that could be from the 3 million litres of water I drank though!) :-)

I am so so so sooooo happy for you right now. So happy.

Sunny said...

I am more than over the moon! I told you I would pray!!!! YEAH!!!! You have made my week!

Rebecca said...

Yayyyy! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy! Enjoy it, love. Wishing for the very very very best for you :)

Hope said...

This is fantastic news!! Anything really is possible in the crazy world of IF. We go from glum and pessimistic to on top of the world in one scan! Good for you. This is the one!

Heather said...

Congratulations!!!

Cibele said...

OMG, I just saw this great , fantastic news today. I am crying here for you. That is so awesome!!! MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!!!!!

Portia P said...

You've made my day.

No, you've made my week.

No, you've made my month!

I'm so pleased for your modern day miracle. This is what IVF is all about.

Jumping up and down for you my dear! xx

lori said...

YAY! go, spidey, go!

tipsymarie said...

That is awesome news!!!!!!! I am so relieved for you!!

passingwindows said...

Oh what wonderful, wonderful news. This is the best thing I have read all year. Oh I am so happy for you and you have renewed my faith in my miracles. So happy for you, so happy, this is so great.

Aurelia said...

What a great, great scan result. I hope it keeps up! Fingers crossed!

Karen said...

Awesome! You're in my thoughts and prayers, even if I'm not online quite so often to check in and comment. I'm really glad things are still going well! I'm thinking of you!

Lara said...

Leah! I've been absent from the blogging world for a few weeks and what happens? You nearly scare me to death when I come back!!!!! DON'T DO THAT AGAIN!!! From now on you're to have a nice normal 9 months worth of pregnancy. You hear me??? So happy to read your good news my friend!

Lara said...

Leah! I've been absent from the blogging world for a few weeks and what happens? You nearly scare me to death when I come back!!!!! DON'T DO THAT AGAIN!!! From now on you're to have a nice normal 9 months worth of pregnancy. You hear me??? So happy to read your good news my friend!

Chili said...

Fantastic!!!

Bean said...

OMG! Hooray!!! Is there really anything else that needs to be said! Besides congratulations that is. ;)

Elin said...

im praying for the 18th (((((spidey))))) xxxx