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    I’m pregnant with a blurry dot!

    Today was our first ultrasound.

    It’s strange to describe the sense of excitement and nervousness that coincided together. For the last two weeks I’ve kept rubbing my belly saying “One or two I just want it to be healthy!”.

    And there was one!

    Doctor B was so excited as she was pointing it out on the screen, and I was both so very, very happy that our baby is healthy and a little sad that our second embryo didn’t make it. I kept being hopeful that both would make it, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be. Whenever I’ve told people in the past that I would love to have twins some would look at me as though I’m crazy. I think it comes down to the fact that S and I love to be challenged: we thrive under pressure and get off on resolving hard situations. Don’t get me wrong, I know that raising even a single child is difficult, and quite frankly if we are “blessed” with the kind of devilish youngster that I was we’ll have our hands plenty full, but still… twins… it was a nice hope while it lasted.

    So my consolation thoughts are:

    • One baby is lower risk, since the chances of carrying to term are higher
    • I won’t get super huge
    • I don’t have to drink twice the amount of water I do now. (Have I told you how often I have to pee?)
    • I “might” be able to get more sleep once the baby is born 
    • Chasing one toddler around the house is easier than chasing two
    • Buying two cars when they turn 16 is more costly than only buying one

    Our little munchkin is measuring right on track. Right now it is the size of a grain of rice. Dr. B even showed us its little fluttering heart beat! I’d be lying if I said I saw it, but S did and that makes me happy.

    Wanna see it?

    6w0d ultrasound

    Confused? That’s why I highlighted the gestational sac in green. The space in between the “x”’s is our little one. It is measuring proudly at 3.3mm.

    We get to go back in another two weeks. After that I should hopefully graduate from our RE clinic and move onto my regular OBGYN.

    Meanwhile, I finally get to setup one of these cute little tickers I see people on Nest proudly sport around their profiles.

    Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker

    Tee Hee!

    7 responses to “I’m pregnant with a blurry dot!”

    1. alibee says:


      That is all.

    2. becoming-mom says:

      Yep, we still call the baby “blobby” because of that first u/s pic!

      I was also sort of hoping for twins.. if only because i don’t want to have to TTC again if we want two, but i’m happy to not have to deal with the higher risks etc.

      Oh, and on your list don’t forget not having to pay for two college tuitions!!

    3. EmWed says:

      awwww, such a cute lil fuzzy dot!!

    4. yay … and what a cute little blurry dot too! As a fellow nestie… can I just say how excited I am for you and S? Congratulations again… and lovely ticker too.
      ps/ I can’t imagine drinking that much water either!

    5. Hayley (f&s2006) says:

      I don’t check thenest much anymore so I missed a lot of the earlier posts but I just wanted to say congrats and lots of nestie dust for a happy and healthy 9 mo!!!

    6. Terri says:

      Hooray for the heartbeat! Great news! I thought that my own heartbeat was going to stop at that first u/s waiting to see the heartbeat. Isn’t that the best feeling in the world once everything looks OK?

      I remember being the teeniest bit disappointed at our first u/s that there was only 1 baby, but boy am I glad now! Once he/she arrives, your life will be so busy and full that you won’t even be able to imagine having 2 of them.

      I’m so excited for you guys!

    7. Evonne says:

      It’s amazing how you can hear the heartbeat of such a blurry dot! Can’t wait to see the dot grows! I, too, love the thought of twins – one pregnancy, 2 kids… plus it runs in my family (my mom was a triplet and my paternal grandpa was a twin). But like you said, it’s going to be expensive when they both go to college and it’ll be more than double the work and $$$. So one munchkin is good and there is less risk during the pregnancy. I am so happy for you and S!

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