Woo hoo!! These are the only words I can think of to describe the relief that there is only 1 baby growing in my belly. We've always known the risk of identical twins is much higher in IVF than in the regular population and with as sick as I've been, that was definitely a fear. Praise the Lord there is one baby with a nice, strong heart beat. AND...no blood clot! YES! That's right, for the first time ever I've had a 1st trimester ultrasound without a scary clot. Reagan's disappeared quickly, the boys' haunted me throughout the pregnancy, and this little guy has nothing. Such a relief, a HUGE blessing and answer to prayer. We are so excited.
So, what does that mean? It means, right now, I have to wait 2 full weeks before another ultrasound. Really? TWO weeks? I've never waited that long. And yet, I am filled with comfort in knowing, beyond doubt, that I am in fact very pregnant. The bulging belly, heartburn, and fatigue are nice gentle reminders. The overwhelming and horrific nausea is the in-my-face reminder. I have never felt so horrible in my life. And yet, I know that God is using that to reassure my fleeting heart and doubting mind that this child is growing strong.
So...here's a pic of the little guy/girl/blob.