Friday, July 6, 2007

The Ups and Downs of Life...


Well, today was the big day, and it was a tough day. We had our ultrasound at 1:00 p.m. and it was an amazing experience. We were led into the examination room where the doc put a bunch of that crap on Steph's stomach and pulled up the pic of her stomach on the monitor, and we saw our peanut. Steph and I both had big grins on our face.


Now, the bad news. The doctor then performed a second procedure that was more detailed, and we could see ventrical and venial blood flow in the uterus. We could see, with the help of the doc, that there was a second sac where a twin probably was, but no longer remained. Red and blue specs filled the screen to show blood flow with one catch: no specs around where the baby's heart was. The doctor continued to look and said that she was 99.9% sure that this was going to end in a mis-carriage, as there was no discernable heartbeat with the ultrasound. We both were pretty upset and were led into a different room where the doc laid out our options as we both sat there in shock.


It was a pretty emotional day as we went from the high of seeing our baby peanut and being overjoyed, to seeing a baby [and possibly twin babies] with no heartbeat. Just like that, no baby.


We are doing okay...Steph is pretty upset but we understand that Mother Nature takes care of things for a reason. God acts in mysterious ways and we know that if it ends in a mis-carriage, it must be for a reason. Steph had more blood work done today to confirm her Hcg levels and we will know more probably tomorrow and in the next few days.
I leave for the Czech Republic/London/Paris tomorrow. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

2 comments:

Scott said...

Very sad to hear the news, guys. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if there's anything we can do...

leann said...

I'm so sorry. everything happens for a reason. you guys will make awesome parents someday. my thoughts and prayers go out to you both. if you need anything, please call!!!