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Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentine's Day to Remember

NOTE:  This post WILL have triggers for MOST of my followers. 

I know I will probably be black-listed from a lot of my readers...actually...I don't know that I really have that many "readers" anymore...but, nonetheless, I figure this will black-list me for some...I can't say I blame you and I am so sorry for those it hurts.  Please know I love you all.

I wanted to share this with the people who read my blog first, because it is you all who have helped get me through the last 9 1/2 months.  It is you all who have supported me when we decided to adopt.  It is you all who I pray for every night.  And it is you all who deserve to hear this straight from the horses mouth.

After a long, hard 9 1/2 months, many sleepless nights, many tears, and disappointments, I can finally announce that Bailey is going to be a big sister!  I have known for almost 3 weeks, finding out DAYS before my test date. 

On January 25th after getting a positive pregnancy test, I went for my first beta.  Levels came back at 26.22.  On the 27th, they went up to 104.5!  My final beta on February 3rd came back at 1936. 

It's been a monster of a roller coaster already.  I have already had spotting, which didn't start with Bailey until 9 weeks.  It's been mainly brown but 2 episodes of pink were enough to make me think it was over.

But, today, on a Valentine's Day to remember (I'm not really into Valentine's Day most years...I think it's a Hallmark holiday)...we had our first ultrasound this morning, and this little one showed us a nice strong heartbeat (that we got to hear too) and was in the 130's!

We will be having weekly ultrasounds for the first few weeks with my RE and then we will be released to go to the MFM & my regular OB/GYN at around 10 weeks.  I should have my cerclage put in at 12 weeks, and then we will go from there.  The MFM has a whole big plan of what he wants to do. 

Lots of Dr.'s appointments coming up, but I am finally excited at what the future (hopefully) holds for us!  And I pray with every fiber of my being that this little one is the one who gets to come with us in September/October!


Dana said...

Danae! I am so happy and excited for you! I can't even tell you how much and how much you news and brightened my day. I was hoping that this was the news that was coming at the start of your post. I'm so glad you had such a good ultrasound this morning and I hope that the good news keeps coming and you do get to bring this baby home with you in September/October.

I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Sending you lots of love!

Julie said...

danae, i'm so happy for you! i suspected this, b/c of something you hinted at in a response to someone else's blog, and have been watching closely to see what you would say here. here's wishing you a long and uneventful 9 months!

Allison said...

Danae! Oh my goodness! I am so so so thrilled for you! I was really hoping that that was going to be the news you were sharing. And to see your beautiful baby's heartbeat on Valetine's Day! A Valentine's Day to remember, indeed! <3 <3 <3 I will be sending you many prayers and well wishes for your rainbow. I am here cheering you and your little one on! <3 <3 <3

Elaine said...

I knew it!! I had a feeling after your lost post. Congrats Danae! I am so so happy for you. I hope the next 9 months are boring and uneventful for you!

The Sancken's said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! You are NOT black-listed from my reading. I am SO SO SO happy for you guys!!!! Oh what a wonderful present. I've got to get on BBC more...I'm way behind! :) Oh this is so wonderful. I wish you guys a happy, healthy, and uneventful 9 months. And I want you to know that your story gives me SO much hope for getting pg again. March 4th will be 1 year since delivering my daughter. So it's nice to know it takes others more than 3 months too. :) Congrats!!!!

BuzimommiE said...

YAY!!!! More major congrats! So happy that you got to see your little bean's heartbeat today.

Anonymous said...

yay!!! this is the best news i have heard in a while! I am SO SO SO excited for you!! It is a scary ride with the rainbow baby! But, it will all be worth it!

In My Heart said...

Not sure why anyone would *black-list* you for finding out you are pregnant.
I, too, am so happy for you.
Keeping ya'll in my prayers.


Noey said...

I am so happy for you. Congratulations! I can't wait to follow your journey.

Nicole said...

I'm so glad that this was a Valentine's Day to remember! I was thinking about you today, wondering how the ultrasound went. So glad all is well! I'm also glad to hear that there is already a plan in motion for Bailey's little brother or sister! So excited for you! <3

Elizabeth - said...

Danae...I am so happy for you! What a thrilling time. I will be lifting you and your husband and your little one up in prayer every day.

Anonymous said...

Danae I had no idea!!!! :D So happy for you love! <3

The Griegers said...

Congratulations <3

Rhiannon said...

Congratulations, Mama!! I was so happy to read this news and what a wonderful valentine <3