OUR BABY IS STILL ALIVE!!!
The little heartbeat was obvious as soon as the ultrasound started (we were going in for a “final ultrasound” to see if there was any further information that may be helpful for the future). We were positively astounded, and I think I didn’t know whether to pass out or shriek. 🙂 It was beating away at about 105-115 bpm.
And then we found out that the baby had grown, too, just exactly as much as he/she should have! In the last six days, he/she has grown exactly 6 days’ worth. He/she is an entire 6mm long. 🙂
Also, the subchorionic bleed was gone from my uterus: which is probably why I am bleeding right now.
It is looking more and more likely that the bleed actually was a twin, and that is what we are losing right now.
But as far as our doctor could tell, things with Little Arrow look as healthy as they could be at this point. He said if I were an average patient, he would be fairly optimistic. With my history, he said he is not willing to go that far, but simply said to take it super easy (back on bedrest I go!), and wait & watch — and return in a week.
We won’t have the hormone results until this afternoon or evening, but I don’t even know if I care what they are anymore. 🙂
We still have a long road ahead, and are far from out of the woods. But we are taking each day as God brings it. So while we do not know what tomorrow may bring, please rejoice with us and beseech Him with us for today.
PLEASE PRAISE THE LORD WITH US
FOR HIS INCREDIBLE KINDNESS & MERCY!!!!
AND PLEASE CONTINUE BEGGING HIS GRACE
TO PRESERVE THE LIFE OF OUR CHILD!!!!
I will sing and make music.
I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth. Psalm 57:7-11.