Thursday, June 10, 2010

Elvis's heart beats

I was extremely nervous this morning...
To try and calm myself down I kept repeating in my head "There is a strong heartbeat at 163bpm" not sure where I picked the number but it sounded good.

We went to the clinic and the Top Doctor did the scan himself. First he reviewed my history and said he was very pleased with this result and that now it was a matter of viability.

Wand went in and I could see immediately things were much more advanced than the last time. I said "Something has grown in there..." And then he said the most beautiful words "And there's the heartbeat". I felt a tear coming down my cheek but I tried to stay focused. He measured the heartbeat at 154bpm which he said was excellent (anything above 120bpm he would have been happy with), the gestational sac measures a little small (I have to drink more water!) but he said that was not accurate and it didn't really matter. The yolk-sac measured perfect at 5mm (apparently it should never be bigger than 6mm) and finally little Elvis measured 7w1d which according to my doc it's the exact gestational age I'm at. I thought I was 7w4d today but I remember my friend Wishi had her doc saying the same thing to her! And in any case +/- 3 days is within experimental error. So we are on the proverbial cloud nine... Mike also had red eyes after the scan, so so sweet. Without further ado, meet our little Elvis!


Then the doc went on about finding an OB and gave us some suggestions, I haven't really thought about it at all, it'll be my next step.

On a final note, it seems that anything related to this pregnancy has a cat story associated with it, so to keep the tradition on, we had to bring Patches to the Ultimate Vet Hero. We had stopped all the meds on sunday and sure enough, he had watery eyes and wasn't eating by wednesday evening. I gave him a quarter of my prednisolone pills last night and within two hours he was back the usual Patches, playing and eating! So the plan now is to keep him on low dose steroids for much longer and see how he gets on. A part from that, he's going to get neutered next week! It'll remain a micro-cat apparently!

40 comments:

  1. so much happiness spreads across europe!!

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  2. YES!!!!! Fran I'm overjoyed for you. Lovely, lovely Elvis with a lovely heartbeat. This is wonderful news.

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  3. yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Fran, what wonderful news!!! I am so happy for you and for Elvis! Congrats kiddo!!

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  5. OH look at Elvis! I'm so happy for you and with you! Jumping for joy!

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  6. Brilliant news! So happy Elvis has settled in the right place and is thriving.

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  7. Oh Fran I am so happy!! Elvis is adorable!

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  8. I'm doing a happy dance, booty shake and all! Fran, I'm so, so very happy for you, it puts a big, wide smile on my face :)

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  9. I am so so very happy for you! Congrats!

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  10. I am so so very happy for you! Congrats!

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  11. Fran -this is the best news I have heard today!!! So thrilled for you!!!! I have been waiting for this post, so thanks for updating us. Not go be in the moment and enjoy....what a beautiful moment!

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  12. Yay!! What an adorable picture of your little Elvis. So happy for you and your husband!

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  13. THERE'S A BABY IN THERE! Oh, Fran, I am so thrilled for you and Mike...I have a tear in my eye too! Last night Bunny awakened me at 12:30 am to feed, and I thought "It's 8:30 a.m. in Ireland right now!" so I knew you were going for your scan. I imagined your excitement/anxiety and just quietly fed the baby and prayed and prayed that you would see a beautiful little Elvis and a glorious flickering heart beat. When it was 1:00 a.m. for me, I thought "Fran knows! She knows the result!" and I wished I could know too!! I have such joy for you and can't wait to follow your pregnancy journey! Many hugs to you! And Elvis is just beautiful!

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  14. Such wonderful news, Fran! Elvis has such a strong heartbeat. Congratulations!

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  15. Yay!! So, so happy for you!!

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  16. YES!YES!YES!

    Thank God. Fran I am so happy for you.

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  17. yay - it's a baby!!!!!!
    awesome news!

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  18. WONDERFUL!!!! I am so very, very happy!!!!!!!!! Excellent heartbeat!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!

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  19. I can't describe how happy for you!

    Three cheers for Elvis!

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  20. YAY!!!! Thrilled for you and your Irish Boy!! Way to go wee Elvis! Sending lots of love from Canada!

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  21. soooo very happy for you!!!!

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  22. That's so wonderful! Woohoo for a heartbeat! Congratulations my friend.

    Also, glad to hear Patches is doing ok.

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  23. Fantastic News Fran, congratulations!!!!

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  24. Happy happy joy joy for Elvis your little penguin!!!!
    Love,
    Maddy

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  25. Little Elvis is just beautiful:)

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  26. Fran see I told you girl.... AMAZING AMAZING news I am jumping up and down and around here for you in Cairo! (And you know how I feel about the +/3- LOL, its all good!) Oh Fran, Elvis is beautiful, oh girl I am just overwhelmed with happiness and excitment for you sweetie! THE best news on a very early Friday morning. xoxoxo

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  27. Yay! All systems are GO!!!!

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  28. hooray! so happy to read this post.

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  29. WOOOHOOO!!!!

    I am so happy for you! I knew this would be a viable pregnancy! This is just such an amazing story. Your little baby will never doubt how much they were wanted.

    Congrats you three!

    *BIG hugs*

    P.S. I guess braiding the dog's hair worked. I will have to try that from now on. ;)

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  30. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I told you so :)

    xxx

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  31. what great news! so happy and excited for you!

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  32. WONDERFUL news!!!

    I'm so happy for you!

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  33. Fran I am so, so, so, so, so happy for you! Elvis looks beautiful!!! Congratulations! Sending you much love and hugs from across the ocean.

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  34. Thanks for the encouragement, Fran! I've read a lot of things about the post-surgery shoulder pain being "the worst thing ever." Is it that bad?? I'm such a wimp! Surgery totally freaks me out.

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  35. I'm just now getting caught up on your blog after taking a brief TTC hiatus...I'm so happy that things are looking GREAT! So glad that you guys are figuring out things with Patches too, of course! ;)

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  36. Congratulations!! Elvis is in the womb.

    I am so happy for you!!!

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  37. That's wonderful news! I'm so happy for you, Fran!

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  38. Fantastic news. SO happy for you.

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