One of my favorite expressions is: it’s like looking for a needle in a swimming pool full of needles. That’s just a fun fact and completely unrelated to anything else in this post.
Since the last time I was here, we have had one blood test, two bowls of Noodles n Company, way too many hours of uncertainty, and an ultrasound.
To figure out if a pregnancy is still intact after a bleeding event, there are two ways to definitively tell: two blood tests over the course of a few days to see if some super secret blood number doubles (…over 9000!! This is a super nerd joke 🤓, so don’t feel bad for not getting it. In fact, maybe feel good about it. 😉) oooooorrr getting an ultrasound (provided the squish is far enough along). So we did one blood test yesterday and have one scheduled for tomorrow.
But we don’t need it.
Amanda had an ultrasound this morning. And saw a heartbeat!! You guys!! At 5 weeks?!! 🤯
I’m told it wasn’t enough to register audibly via ultrasound, but zooming waaaaaay in showed a perfectly rhythmic little lub-dub. So unless there’s something else living inside my wife’s uterus 🤔😳😱, all the clues we have are pretty definitive: squish lives!!
EDIT: I realize I didn’t give any sort of scientific reason for what happened here. While I don’t fully know why because I operate on computers instead of people, I can parrot a doctor just fine: something about a progesterone (hormone medication) reaction; fairly common. END EDIT.
Speaking of clues…
We have two days left on our super-secret surprise chain!! On the days I remembered to, (ha!) I gave the kiddos a clue or two. We have compiled:
- Daddy licks Naomi on the face
- Little Cow
- Ginger Ale
- And this picture…
Thanks for thinking of us over the last day and some and for journeying with us!! It’s amazing to be so supported when things start to maybe go a little sideways 😕 and just a whole lot of fun when they don’t. 😜