The Journey to a Little One to Call Our Own

One gal's experiences dealing with IF, pregnancy, the birth of our first son, parenthood, and doing it all over again with our second son... here is our journey.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wow, It's Been Awhile...

I have been SO absent from blogging, and I am sorry.  Long, long, long story made short... my mother was admitted to the hospital on June 11, and is still in the ICU.  It's a long, detailed story that I won't get into on my blog, but I have been at the hospital every day since.  The hospital she is at is about 75 minutes from my house, so on top of balancing Max, work, and visiting my mother, I have literally had NO TIME.  Mom will be fine... she is hopefully on her way to recovery, but it's been a crazy ride.

I am so far behind that I haven't had time to post about my ultrasound!  So, between visits at the hospital with my mother, Mr. D and I escaped for a little while to go to another hospital (where my OB's office is) for our ultrasound last Friday, 6/15.  After getting situated in the stirrups with the internal ultrasound device, we got to see our little bean :)  He or she was measuring 6 weeks, 3 days (exactly what I had estimated based on my ovulation and BD dates).  And - the best part - there was a heartbeat :)  116 bpm.  I asked if that seemed low (Max always ranged from 130-160s), but she said for someone in their 6th week, 116 bpm is pretty good.

So, it is official... there is a little bean growing inside, and I could not be more excited.  With my mother being hospitalized, time is going pretty quickly, which is sort-of nice.  My #1 focus right now is my mother (and Max, of course), so I haven't been dwelling on every single day of pregnancy like I did with Max.  Whatever is to be is to be and I believe that God will take care of us... I trust that things will work out if they are supposed to.

So, there's the report :)  Next up: 10 week appointment on July 10.

Estimated due date = February 5, 2013

I have been following along on my friends' blogs, but haven't been able to comment while in the hospital waiting room.  I will try to get to commenting this weekend!

Happy weekend to everyone :)

Mrs. D


  1. Sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she gets better!

    Yay for the great ultrasound!

  2. Sorry that you have been so busy and I am glad your mom seems to be on the road to recovery. SO happy to hear about your little bean, can't wait to see pictures and hear more details!

  3. YAY for a heartbeat!!! That is wonderful! But I'm sorry about your mum. Hope she gets better soon. I know staying busy is nice, but make sure to make time for yourself too... maybe a pedicure? :)

  4. So sorry to hear about your mom. Praying for a quick recovery! I'm very excited for you getting to hear a heartbeat! Isn't that the best feeling/sound ever?