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A Peanut with a Heartbeat

November 6, 2009

I broke into tears of relief when the technician showed us the little blob on the screen. “There is definitely a baby in there,” she said “And there is the heartbeat. Do you see it?”

I nodded through blurry eyes. Yes, the little blob was blinking: in, out, in out.

Next she focused her attention on the mass. “This looks like a pedunculated fibroid. It is on the outside of the uterus near the ovary. It doesn’t look like it is bothering anything. I think it will be fine.”

More relief.

We saw a different doctor this time. She confirmed that the fibroid is nothing to be concerned about. We’ll just keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t grow into anything problematic. She was a little concerned about the heart rate, though. At 97 beats per minute, it was a little low, but she said this is not so unusual in such an early pregnancy. So I need to go back on Monday for another ultrasound to confirm that the heart rate¬† is increasing. She said the age is 6 weeks and 2 days and that my due date is June 29.

She was also mildly concerned about my HCG level. She thought it was slightly high for the age of the embryo. Nothing to be too concerned about now, but she suggested genetic testing when it’s time. We had planned to do that anyway.

So I finally got some sleep last night and life is returning to its normal rhythm.  A peanut. With a heartbeat. Inside me. Amazing.

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