It's intrauterine.

It measures 5w4d - about 6 days behind.

I got a picture. It's blurry. It's a photograph of the scan, taken in low light at a busy reception desk. But it's our picture.

The hCG is still increasing, albeit at a slightly lacklastre rate.

This is far from being out of limbo, but probably the best we could have hoped for. Well, a slightly more enthusiastic hCG level would have been nice, but I'll take it.

The next appointment is in two weeks and a day. I'm not sure how much I'll be posting or commenting during that time. I hope you can forgive me if I'm not around.


38 Comments

Aurelia said...

Well, I'm voting for congratulations, myself...because I'm funny that way, and need to feel hopeful and cheerful right now.

And since I am still making my movie, if you feel like delaying the IFF date, procrastinator me won't object.

Dramalish said...

Well.. this is not bad news. In fact, this could be the start of some really wonderful news.
We're here with you for the long haul, m'dear.
-D.

Bumble said...

Oh Bea, that's good isn't it? I want to say Congratulations but I know you're still feeling unsure and lost in the woods. So I'll just whisper it, and say I'm here and hoping and reading. I want it to turn out wonderfully for you this time. What were your numbers by the way?

Vee said...

Well I am going to whisper congratulations also, it is good news.

Take the time you need.

And like aurelia said if you need to postpone the IFF date I am ok with it also. Look after #1.

Bea said...

Thanks, guys.

The IIFF is still going ahead - sorry, but the deadline stays!

Bumble, I'm going to refrain from publishing more beta numbers, in a bid to ignore something I can do nothing about. Sorry.

Bea

Jules said...

Can I say the C word yet? Please?

Mands said...

Holding my breath, waiting for you to feel good about this one. In the meantime I am praying for a reason to celebrate here.
(Quietly excited though...)

Anna said...

Oh Bea. Well, at least it's in the uterus. Did they give you any reason wy you have to wait so long for the next u/s?

I completely uderstand that you do not feel like posting much at this time. But I hope you make it to the next u/s, one day at a time.

Baby Blues said...

You're still in the game! You're in our prayers Bea. Hang in there.

Patience said...

H.O.L.Y. C.R.A.P.

This is incredible... in a good way. Hang in there x

Bea said...

Anna - the wait is just way of trying to make the next appointment definitive. So two weeks instead of one, then we should know for sure if there's going to be a heartbeat or not. Two weeks and a day makes it a Saturday and Mr Bea can come.

Bea

My Reality said...

Oh Bea. I hope that this suspense is over soon. But at least it isn't over yet, there is still hope.

Sarah said...

oh good lord, how could anyone be expected to wait two weeks and a day?! that's great that Mr Bea can be there too though. another whispered congratulations from me.

Ellen K. said...

And yet another whispered "congratulations." Best of luck. Of course we all understand your desire for a little more offline time right now.

aah0424 said...

Gosh, Bea what a nailbiting experience! I have a feeling we'll be shouting congrats very soon!

GLouise said...

Thinking of you during this agonizing waiting time. I want to say the "c" word, too...Most of all, cheering you on... Take care.

serenity said...

I'm not going to say the C word. But I am feeling much more hopeful that this, as dramalish says, could be the very beginning of wonderful news.

I understand if you need to take some time away. Love and peace to you - I will be thinking of you and sending good vibes from the other side of the world.

xxx

Samantha said...

I don't even really know what to say, but I want you to know that I'll be hoping and rooting for you during this next tww. May things go smoothly.

Thalia said...

I don't know what to type B. If this works, it will be one of those amazing stories we all tell each other, and I hope that it becomes an IF-blogland legend. Hang in there.

Jason and Samantha said...

((((((HUGS))))))

Hopeful Mother said...

Bea, I really want you to become one of those IF legends... I won't say the "C" word either, but know that I am very hopeful for you that this will progress nicely and you and Mr. Bea will share a nice moment together in roughly two weeks...!

andrea_jennine said...

I've been reading along, waiting on pins and needles, rooting for you. Sending growing wishes...

TeamWinks said...

I think we would all understand if you need to keep to yourself for a little while. However, we are all here for you, and will all be holding our breath. Please keep us informed.

Adrienne said...

I'm whispering congratulations, too, Bea. Take care of yourself and let Mr. Bea take care of you, too.

The Town Criers said...

It's a step towards being out of limbo. And I hope in two weeks, you are catapulted into a good place rather than having to take these tiny steps. I'm continuing to wish for you guys. And take all the time you need.

DI_Dad said...

Sending all good thoughts....

projgen said...

I'm holding my breath, crossing all my bits and keeping my prayers strong for you!

Teendoc said...

I'll keep hope alive over here.

Carol said...

ok - this is good progress! You are still in the game - so I will say congrats for that at least. I know that the measuring behind is concerning, but hopefully you just have a late bloomer. The next two week wait is going to be just as hard - I hope you are able to keep yourself distracted and busy.

megan said...

progress, progress! i wish you the speediest two weeks and one day ever.

Beagle said...

Bea, I will continue to keep my fingers crossed and stay hopeful for a happy outcome. This is one tenacious little embryo you have there!

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Millie said...

An interuterine pregnancy really is fabulous news at this point. I hope the next two weeks pass swiftly and quietly and you get continued good news. Thinking of you.

Lut C. said...

Intrauterine is a good starting point.

Being stuck in limbo still, that's really tough. Hang in there.

StellaNova said...

It's good .. and it's not bad ... but waiting for another two weeks ... that will be hard. I'll be thinking of you honey.

ak1908 said...

Hi Bea,
I'm a jerk. I was linking to your IFF blog and kept wondering when you'd update. What an airhead. Anyway, I am rooting for you dear and hoping that this little one will hang on in there for the duration of nine months. Anything is possible. Keep your chin up friend.

Piccinigirl said...

oh wow, that is good news, not bad. I am crossing fingers and saying prayers and waiting it out with you.

Oh Bea, I want so badly for this to be "it" for you.

*hug*

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Oh Bea,

I so hope that this is it for you. I am glad that you are still in the game, and I hope that your next ultrasound gives us all a reason to celebrate.

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