Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We took home a picture

Today was ultrasound number 5 for me in terms of number of ultrasounds I've had where I should have gotten good news and should have been able to take home a picture. I've always wanted to take home baby's first photo - and today I finally did.

Berilac and I were so grateful to see in this morning's ultrasound a precious little baby measuring exactly on at 6 weeks and 3 days with a strong heart beat! (rate was around 130).

It was so amazing to finally see a little heart beating away - the way it's supposed to. I didn't cry, I didn't laugh, I just breathed deeply and thanked God - I am so incredibly grateful.


It's my understanding that although miscarriages can still happen after you see a strong heartbeat, the chance of miscarriage, at this point, for my age group is 7.6%

We are praying that this little one will stick around for another 7 and a half months. We are so happy to have today's results and what seems to be a healthy little baby tucked away nice and tight. But we are saddened that the other little Gamwichs didn't make it.

We have our next ultrasound scheduled with our OB/GYN on Wednesday May 20th.

Today we celebrate Cinco de Mayo style because today we are pregnant.

53 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful news, Polly!! I am so happy for you. Enjoy today because today you ARE pregnant.

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  2. We are so thrilled for you. What an answer to prayer. Hooray! We love you. Jen & Keith

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  3. I have been so anxious to get today's news. I am praising God along with you for this wonderful news! Enjoy your fiesta!!

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  4. So glad you posted. That is such wonderful news. I am so glad you got a photo of your little one. What the heck... we have an u/s today and then our next is May 20th too. How weird! So stinkin' happy for you Polly!!!

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  5. OK, you may not have cried, but I'm crying tears of joy for you right now. CONGRATS!!! You're a mom to a beautiful little baby. I'm thrilled for you, Polly! Absolutely thrilled. Whewhooooooooo! You are pregnant! When is the due date? Christmas? What an incredible blessing. Happy Cinco de Mayo! HUGS!!!!!

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  6. What a gorgeous, gorgeous baby. Congratulations xxx

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  7. I have been checking my Google reader CONSTANTLY this morning, hoping that this exact news would appear...AND IT DID! Yay, I'm so happy for you, what a beautiful baby.

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  8. Oh what great news! what a beautiful little baby you have growing there Polly!!! Enjoy cinco de Mayo!!!

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  9. That is a beautiful baby!!!!! Congrats, Mama!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Your baby is beautiful! Congratulations on the great news.

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  11. Baby Gamwich is beaaauuuuuuuutiful!!!!! S/he looks just like you ;) I kid, I kid... but in all seriousness, congratulations. Seeing that heartbeat is an awe-inspiring sight and I am so thankful that you were able to experience that today. Grow, bean, grow!

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  12. Gorgeous pic, and what a strong, beautiful heartbeat! So happy!

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  13. Polly - Congratulations!!!! Wonderful news!

    Mo

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  14. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

    Mom2be2009

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  15. Looking forward to this post. Great news! I'm so happy for you both. Celebrate because you are Knocked Up!

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  16. Beyond thrilled for you guys!!

    Today was a good day for us, as well. We were able to see our itty-bitty baby again...I will never tire of that. :)

    Happy Cinco de Mayo, little mama!

    ((HUGS))

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  17. What incredibly wonderful news! Congratulations!

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  18. Yeeaa!! I am so happy for your little peanut, love and hugs!

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  19. Wonderful wonderful news.. your little one looks so perfect!

    Tia (ff)

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  20. Okay, I'm an odd ball but I swear, to me, it looks like your little one is standing on the inside edge of his/her own private cave and dancing on Cinco de Mayo with sun glasses on - yes it does!

    Heaven help me with a Rorschach test - I'd probably be committed! :)

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  21. Whoa! Most importantly - continued CONGRATULATIONS! :))))

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  22. Fabulous news Polly! That's the milestone I too am waiting for. I can imagine how wonderful it feels. Congratulations AGAIN!

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  23. Oh, this is SUCH great news!! Congrats, Polly! I am so happy for you both! I'll be praying for your little bean!

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  24. I'm so happy for you, Polly - what wonderful news!

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  25. What lovely news! I'm thrilled for you! Enjoy this time!
    Anne

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  26. Congratulations, Polly!

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  27. So happy to here this news. Hang in there.....you are past one of the biggest check points of hearing the heart beat. It will soon become a little easier to beleive.

    Love Jill
    Canada

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  28. And what a beautiful picture it is! Congrats!

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  29. What a sweet sweet picture.
    I'm sorry about your other babies.

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  30. Beautiful post, Polly. You trusted your gut, you are pregnant, life can be beautiful. You made my eyes swell with tears.

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  31. Ahhh... he/she has Berilac's forehead - j/k, so beautiful! I'm so happy for you both. praise God.

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  32. What wonderful news and such a beautiful picture of life. Wishing you the best!

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  33. that's great! So excited for you!

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  34. awwwwww.... u so deserve it!!!

    ((((hugs))))

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  35. What wonderful, wonderful news! Congratulations!!

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  36. Congratulations :) I am soooo very happy for you. I love the pic of your wonderful little one :)

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  37. Woohoo!!!!! I was thinking about you yesterday and sending lots of healthy baby thoughts and prayers. I am so glad you got to see your little one's heartbeat! Yay!!!!!

    Bethany

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  38. What wonderful news Polly! What a cute picture too :)

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  39. Oh, Polly, what a beautiful pic!! I am so happy for you!!

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  40. Congratulations to you! Seeing a beating little heart is amazing!

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  41. Oh Polly I'm sooo happy for your and hubby!!! It is soo exciting! I know that it is still a nerve wracking wait for next u/s and really it never worry free..but you have jumped through so many hurdles and have come further than ever before! Hold on to that and i know your baby will continue to grow and flourish. I had the same worries you did and as I look at my sleeping son, I know this is it for you and dh!! Congratulations and try to enjoy it! I know it is hard! Continue to pray for you guys and your baby!!!
    XOXO

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  42. I am praying for you and am feeling hopeful - God is SO good. Jenn Wong

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  43. Oh Polly! I am so happy for you! What a beautiful ultrasound pic!

    How are you feeling (besides happy of course!)?

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  44. I just had to say - you need a ticker on your blog, Polly! lilypie.com has the cutest ones :)

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  45. A huge congratulations! My the upcoming months be uneventful and joyous!

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  46. Woooohoooo!!!!! Congrats congrats congrats!

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  47. Abiding with you and wishing you many more sonogram photos to add to your collection.

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