Thursday, September 25, 2008

what a difference a heartbeat makes

I went to the doctor this morning expecting bad news.

Now I'm just expecting.

Carmine's heartbeat was 117 beats per minute, and my due date is May 20th, 2009. And yes, Drew, I'm calling our baby Carmine, as per our initial agreement, so nyah.

Still, while it's been 8 weeks since my last menstrual period, I'm measuring at 6 weeks (which is kinda what I expected, given my late ovulation and late implantation), and my gestational sac is small. The heart is beating a little slow (my own assessment, not the doctor's). My pregnancy road has more bumps in it than Fortification Street, and it's so hard to get excited when the road is so bumpy and the future is so unpredictable.

HOWEVER. The rest of my day is going to be awesome for the following reasons.
  1. Derek.
  2. Meredith.
  3. Izzie.
  4. Alex.
  5. Christina.
  6. George.
  7. Mark.
  8. Callie.
  9. Erika.
  10. Miranda.
  11. Richard.
  12. Jonathan.
Okay, I know the last one isn't on Grey's Anatomy, but he's my cousin, and he lives in Virginia, and he's working locally for the next few days, and he's staying with me, and that makes me very very very happy. I hate that I'm going to have to ignore him for 2 hours tonight. But... well, I gotta. I'm skipping most of my other shows to hang out with him, but Grey's Anatomy is more than a show. It's a way of life. Y'all know what I'm talking about.

I'm sorry, cuz. I love you way more than Grey's Anatomy, I promise. I just... well... I have an addiction. Forgive me.



Jo said...

YAY!! That little heartbeat is just the BEST isn't it?? Hey... from my recollections, Blake's heart rate was always right around 117 :)

Carmine! LMAO!!!!!

Passing some of MY excitement your way... I am so excited for you, and I know YOU know how significant that is :)

Style Expert said...

glad to see u are doing great. I can now keep up now that I have an iPhone

i'm black betty said...

so pumped for you! :D

mayberry said...

Oh honey! That's so amazing! I'm in tears right now!!!!!

And Grey's!!! Man - it's been a good day already and it's just gonna get better!

fwapah said...

dude, double amazing!

congrats, cuz!

Sharon said...

I can't wait. I'm loving that it's a 2 hour premier.

I'm also very happy for you that you heard the heartbeat. Your own McBaby, huh?

Jen said...

WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I have been compulsively checking for an update from you and my STUPID laptop brain farted on me and didn't want to work until it cooled down. So, I JUST read the news! I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! It's a little hard to keep the excitement level down when you hear that tiny heartbeat. The twins registered in around 123 and 121 when I heard them the first time.

MUCH LOVE CHICK! AND, I was expecting you to post about Greys! LOL! Sorry, but I did, too.

oh, did I tell you I am excited for you? heh!

Amanda Wells said...

First - congrats on that sweet little heartbeat! So exciting!

Second - I'll be right there with you, glued to my tv tonight. Husband & babies better not bother me. Can't wait!

HEATHER said...

I am so happy for you!
I have been praying for you to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby!!
I am so happy for you!!!!

Aidan's mom said...

If it makes you feel any better, the first time Aidan's heart rate was detected at about 6 weeks, it was only 89 bpm. 9 days later it was a healthy 135-140. At this gestation, the baby's heartrate climbs a couple of beats per day.


Jennifer said...

OH! Good news! I have been paying sooo hard! (And I will continue!) Yay, Carmine!!

Waterfall said...

Heartbeats are awesome. Jonathan is awesome, too. Glad to hear all the good news!

Melinda Barton said...

Rock on, Baby Carmine! I guess if it's a girl, you'll have to change it to Carmen. Or you could just keep it Carmine and really confuse her! haha

RingoWolf said...

... and we all let go of a collectively held breath.

From the Doghouse said...

Watercolor said...

Congrats!!!!!! You and little Carmine continue in my prayers.

Grey's was great!! Army guy is HOT! And I want one!!! lol.

CluckyRN said...

That is FANTASTIC!!!
I have news for you dear...are you ready?
Your due date is...


Grey's was awesome! I wanted to beat Rose about the head and neck area with a blunt, heavy opject. Repeatedly. And with Gusto.

Congrats, Hunny!!!

HollzMcW said...

Hey Stacey! So when are you going to put up the ticker for baby Carmine?