Thursday, March 12, 2009

Good, Bad, Ugly

The Good
My ultrasound went great today! The tech found the little peanut right away. She pointed out the yolk sac and said that is the first indicator of a healthy pregnancy. It is still very early, but the doctor said everything was right on track. Yipee! We will go in next Friday to hear a heartbeat.


The Bad
My beautiful niece, Delaney, has been having some accidents the past few months. My sister had been brushing it off as a behavioral thing due to Tyler arriving. She told the doctor and he decided to do some tests to make sure it wasnt anything medical. About two weeks ago, Laney had blood drawn and a urine test. *A side note here-She couldnt wait to call me and tell me she was brave when the doctor "shot" her. She said she was just like me. So sweet..* Anyway, blood was found in her urine. The doctor is concerned and she will be having an ultrasound of her kidneys on Monday. Please keep our little Princess in your thoughts and prayers this weekend.

The Ugly
I have to continue progesterone injections until April 15th. Okay, this isnt that ugly. I'd do anything to keep this baby safe. But really, my booty is super sore and bruised!

34 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful pic!! I'm so glad everything seemd to be going good!!
I am so sorry to hear about your neice..I will keep her in my prayers.

Tiffany said...

sooooo excited for you!!! and you have to admit that its the cutest little dot you have ever seen- wishing you guys well and will be praying for your neice... Tiffany in TN

amanda said...

yay!! so excited for you.

Kahla said...

Yeah!!! I have been waiting for this post and was so excited to see it! I feel for you on the progesterone, I have been on it since Jan 29th and still have two weeks to go.... but like you said, anything for this baby! I'm jealous your picture is so clear, our ultrasounds pics are blah! I will send some prayers for your neice, keep us posted!

Karen said...

Congratulations! So happy to hear that your peanut is securely attached. I have been keeping you, Tom, and your peanut in prayer and will add your niece to my prayers as well. (I started following your blog from my friend Sarah's blog, "Heart..Soul")
Karen in Salinas, CA

Kriss said...

Yay!!!!! What a beautiful peanut!

Ace said...

Yay for peanuts!

Ashley said...

That's a BEAUTIFUL first pic of your little peanut!! I'm so happy for you:) I'll say a prayer for your niece!

Tiffany said...

Oh Erin, I am SOOOOOOO glad that the u/s went well. I will keep Delaney in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry about the progesterone, but oh so worth it.

Mrs. Hammer said...

Yeah, peanut! Hello there little one we are all so happy to see you here too! I'm sorry hear about Delaney but she will definetly be in my prayers.

Momma said...

Get nice and comfy lil' peanut!!!
Can't wait to follow your journey to your mom and dad thru their blog. Good Luck I really enjoy your blog.

Jennifer said...

Congrats on your little peanut! I am so glad that everything is turning out so great for you!! I will keep your neice in my prayers. Get some rest before that morning sickness kicks in full gear!

The Patterson's said...

So glad the ultrasound went well! And sorry to hear about your niece.

The Beaver Bunch said...

Yay for yolk sacs. Yay for babies. Yay, yay, yay!

☆ Loren ☆ said...

Hallelujah! That picture is so precious! Ill will keep your niece in my prayers and well as your little peanut!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful news!!!!

I'll be keeping your niece in my prayers!

Beth said...

I've come across your blog via a bloggy friend's list of blogs...
Anyway, congrats! We, too, conceived using IVF and I'm thrilled for you. It took us 5 years and lots fertility meds before finlly being blessed with our little peanut. I commend you for sharing your story with the blog world and I wish you the best of luck throughout your pregnancy!

beth ewing said...

glad to hear all went well with the u/s. keep us updated on your niece. we'll be praying.

G & H said...

Hey I was wondering if you could email me the meds and amount you were on for your IVF cycle...I looked at the side and saw some but we are looking at a IVF and I am trying to see how some of our costs for meds alone will be :)

Thanks!

angel8443@aol.com

BTW Congrats a million times over and over again! Saying prayers for your niece!

prettybyrdie said...

Going to see mine on Tues., can't wait!

Gill said...

Hooray! Check out your peanut :)
Praying for your little niece..hope it's nothing too serious :)

Blessings.xx

Mommy said...

I've been on pins and needles for you! I am so glad to hear that everything went well! Too bad about the shots (and green beer!), but it will be SO worth it!

MOM said...

So glad that your ultrasound went well. Our daughter just had a kidney ultrasound yesterday. She had some problems and was born with verisco reflux and they needed to make sure her kidneys are fine too....

Christa @ Quintooples said...

CONGRATS!!!! Prayers for your Delaney! We have a Delaney too. ;)

Lynn said...

Congrats on the ultrasound!

Mimi said...

Right on mommy!!!! Look at your little dumpling. I am so happy for you!

Kami

Kelly said...

That picture has to bring tears to you eyes! Yeah...congrats!

Dave and Elaine said...

Beautiful picture of your little peanut!
Praying for Laney...

LucieP said...

oh my gosh?! Can you believe it?! How did you feel when you saw it?!
I am so excited for you two--er, three!

Hope Laney is OK...Love the name!

Sarie Lou Who said...

So glad the U/S went well. Can't wait to see pics as the peanut grows!

ajc4ever said...

So excited to see your first picture of the long awaited peanut!! Yay!! I'm curious, is it a bit sad that there is not two peanuts in there? If that's too personal...totally ignore it! I'm praying for Delaney. Congrats again!!

twondra said...

Glad the ultrasound went well. I will definitely keep your niece and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Kalle said...

Congrats on the beautiful Ultrasound pic. It makes it so much more real once you've seen the little one. Hearing the heartbeat is pretty incredible too. Hope Delainey feels better soon.

Where's Baby? said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you, Tom and baby! My heart still smiles when I think of your success story! :)