Yesterday, we had our first visit to the perinatologist's office. The office left much to be desired, but our ultrasound tech was really nice and it went well. This was the first ultrasound we had this pregnancy that was 100% good news (that we know of). With all the uncertainty of Andie, our ultrasounds were always half celebration / half anxiety and sadness.
This time, we were able to concentrate on Beanie and he/she is doing great! From what we can tell, everything looks right on target. Strong, regular heartbeat (163) and measuring perfectly on schedule.
Andie's sack is noticeably smaller and seems to be disappearing without incident, which is great news. I have had no spotting and hardly any cramping.
That is what we know for now. I will know more after our next appointment with Dr M on Thursday. He will look at the pictures and interpret them for us. Hopefully, all is well.
I promised myself if everything looked good at this appointment, I would try to relax and really enjoy the pregnancy. I am so unbelievably grateful for this blessing; there are NO words. Constant thanks and gratitude fills most thoughts and every prayer through out my day.
I have a definite appreciation for how fragile life is, and I fear the moment I relax and fully take this in is the pregnancy things will go wrong. I am working on letting that go and living in the moment.
So without further delay... Beanie at 9 weeks!
You can see Andie's small little sack fading away to the right of Beanie's.