Today was ultrasound number 5 for me in terms of number of ultrasounds I've had where I should have gotten good news and should have been able to take home a picture. I've always wanted to take home baby's first photo - and today I finally did.
Berilac and I were so grateful to see in this morning's ultrasound a precious little baby measuring exactly on at 6 weeks and 3 days with a strong heart beat! (rate was around 130).
It was so amazing to finally see a little heart beating away - the way it's supposed to. I didn't cry, I didn't laugh, I just breathed deeply and thanked God - I am so incredibly grateful.
It's my understanding that although miscarriages can still happen after you see a strong heartbeat, the chance of miscarriage, at this point, for my age group is 7.6%
We are praying that this little one will stick around for another 7 and a half months. We are so happy to have today's results and what seems to be a healthy little baby tucked away nice and tight. But we are saddened that the other little Gamwichs didn't make it.
We have our next ultrasound scheduled with our OB/GYN on Wednesday May 20th.
Today we celebrate Cinco de Mayo style because today we are pregnant.