7 Nov

So I had another bit of spotting yesterday morning, and finally gave in and texted the Russian again. I told him about the spotting and he told me to come in today.

At 6:20pm we walk in and the Russian didn’t mince words (he knows who he’s dealing with), he just sent me over to my date with Ole’ Wandy.

Silence. For a second I thought we were dealing with another empty sac. I couldn’t breathe.

Then he said: “There’s a heartbeat”

And I could breathe again.

The Shmembryo is measuring right on target. I asked about the speed and he said he couldn’t really measure accurately yet, but it seems fine. Next time we see the Russian is for our NT scan on December 5th.

We made it.

And we even have our first Shmemby picture!

Not posting it here because I don’t want to trigger anyone, but I finally get why everyone calls their little ones “peanut”.

Best. Day. Ever!

40 Responses to “Surprise!”

  1. mothernatureschmature November 7, 2011 at 19:42 #

    So happy do you! What a wonderful morning!

  2. missohkay November 7, 2011 at 19:45 #


  3. Rachel @ Eggs In A Row November 7, 2011 at 19:47 #

    I’m so happy, you would think that this was my Shmembryo. LOL. I love you and the baby so much and I’m beyond pumped!

  4. Creating A Rainbow November 7, 2011 at 19:52 #

    Awesome!! So damn exciting!! xo

  5. Suzanna Catherine November 7, 2011 at 19:57 #

    Absolutely wonderful! Now I can breathe, too. 🙂

  6. April November 7, 2011 at 20:03 #

    Yay!!! That’s so awesome!!

  7. boncheri05 November 7, 2011 at 20:04 #

    Woohoo!!! 🙂 🙂

    **Doing a happy dance**

  8. Rebecca November 7, 2011 at 20:07 #

    Wonderful news. Bit scary there in the beginning. Its nice of you to be so concerned with others by not posting the picture but really it is your blog and even though I’ve recently miscarried I’d love to see the photo. I’m happy for you and hope you have a healthy pregnancy. Good luck!

    • RelaxedNoMore November 7, 2011 at 20:47 #

      I second that motion!
      Maybe you can put the pic up on a separate page and link to it from your post, so we’d have to do an extra click to see it and can easily stay away from it if we don’t feel up to it.

    • Emily November 8, 2011 at 00:00 #

      I third!
      I would love to see the pic. I like RelaxedNoMore’s idea.

  9. Lise November 7, 2011 at 20:26 #

    Yay! So happy for you!

  10. RelaxedNoMore November 7, 2011 at 20:44 #

    Yay for the heartbeat! I’m so happy for you and keeping my fingers crossed for a great pregnancy with your Shmembryo! Hope the old anxiety monster will stay far away from now on. Or at least as far as possible.

  11. Elphaba November 7, 2011 at 21:49 #


  12. Dawn November 7, 2011 at 21:50 #

    Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are exciting days ahead! Go peanut go! 🙂

  13. Christina November 7, 2011 at 22:01 #

    Yay for a fantastic thing coming out of a bit of a scary moment! I can’t believe you have to wait a whole other month now for your next scan! I’m overjoyed that your little Shmembryo is not only in the right spot but growing as it should and has a nice strong heartbeat!

    Whiel I’ve loved all my other scans, the early one at 6w and the “dating” one at 8/9w were my fave as it showed that there was actually something there that was living and growing. The following were just awesome to see the growth and change, but didn’t have the same impact really.

    Here’s to more good news in the next coming months!

  14. someday-soon November 7, 2011 at 22:09 #

    Congratulations!!! If it helps at all I’ve read that 25% of women have 1T bleeding. So happy you got to see your peanuts beating heart =)

  15. SRB November 7, 2011 at 22:11 #

    FIST PUMP!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Onepinkline November 7, 2011 at 22:18 #

    Awesome day. that is really good news.

  17. MJ November 7, 2011 at 22:50 #

    YAY!! Super double fist pump!! That is AWESOME news!! That little picture, even as grainy and “bloby” as it is sure does help calm the nerves!! YAY!!

  18. ababaderech November 7, 2011 at 23:56 #

    great news! you made my day.
    you are the best!

  19. Emily November 7, 2011 at 23:56 #

    I’m so happy I’m crying!

  20. chon November 8, 2011 at 00:03 #

    Big cheers!!!!! That’s is GREAT news 🙂

  21. Jonelle November 8, 2011 at 00:22 #

    Congrats, so excited for you, that is so awesome!

  22. Infertile Days November 8, 2011 at 00:34 #

    I’m sooo happy for you both!!!!

  23. Natalie November 8, 2011 at 01:09 #

    AWESOME!!!!! So cool to come back from vacation to amazing news.

  24. Kristen November 8, 2011 at 01:23 #

    Congratulations!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!!!!

  25. Esperanza November 8, 2011 at 02:07 #

    WHOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Mama! What fabulous news!

  26. K November 8, 2011 at 03:32 #

    Sweet! Nicely done little schmembryo, keep it up!!

  27. Port of Indecision November 8, 2011 at 04:13 #

    Fantastic, wonderful, amazing news, Mo! The Shmembryo better keep kicking ass.

  28. vixenfern November 8, 2011 at 04:14 #

    great, great news!!! keep it beating schmembryo! 🙂

  29. Flowergirl November 8, 2011 at 11:45 #

    Well done 🙂

  30. Artistmouse November 8, 2011 at 12:57 #

    Yay for a heartbeat! Grow Shmembryo, grow!

  31. cattiz j November 8, 2011 at 13:12 #

    Horray!! So happy for you =)

  32. LisaB November 8, 2011 at 14:09 #

    YAYAYAYYY!!!!!!! Woohoo!

  33. Teejay November 8, 2011 at 14:15 #

    Yay!!! I got tears in my eyes reading this! So happy for you! Go Shmembryo!!

  34. A. November 8, 2011 at 23:22 #

    Amazing!!!! So so so happy and relieved for you, Mo! I hope you feel like a million bucks 🙂

  35. Jjiraffe November 9, 2011 at 09:45 #

    Yay!! Excellent news.

  36. Belle November 9, 2011 at 15:24 #

    *Does a little happy dance* I’m so glad to read this!

  37. Odyssey to Hope? November 10, 2011 at 07:01 #


  38. Betsy November 13, 2011 at 05:50 #

    YAY! Spotting is always scary. SO glad yall got good news!

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