Thursday, November 29, 2012

Peeking at Baby Brown

Both Rob and I wanted to wait until we made our three month mark for the whole scoop to be revealed. I'll try to explain it the best I can. Four days before our 6 week ultrasound I started to bleed and cramp. The scheduled ultrasound showed one baby with a heart rate of 100 but developing well. So we were thankful for the one but to tell you the truth disappointed there was not two. Since my numbers were on the high end we were preparing ourselves for twins. Now one is in heaven. I'm reminded that the Lord gives and takes away with no control on our part. A friend told me to look at it this way "I was a mommy for that little one for 5 weeks" and for that I'm grateful. The doctor ordered a 7 week ultrasound to make sure everything is ok. The 7 week ultrasound showed a large area where most likely the second baby was located. Doctor's are pretty sure that I miscarried since my numbers were elevated in the beginning.
At the 9 week ultrasound the heart rate increased to 140 and the sac is developing nicely. We are calling the baby "Peanut" for now and are choosing not to know the gender until that day. Today I had my 12 week visit with the high risk specialist. She told me that there are no concerns and we have a very active baby. Praise the Lord! In fact, the picture below on the left you can see the head peeping up and the arm lowering as if he/she is waving. Maybe a little swimmer in the future? I'm starting to look at maternity clothes and accessories to help my little wardrobe last through this pregnancy.
Our next doctor's appointment is in 4 weeks and specialist at 19 weeks to take a peek at the heart. This is especially going to be good because the donor father had an enlarged heart as a child and we can see if there are any issue to anticipate.
Our due date is mid June 2013!
Thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragement and support during our adventure to find baby Brown!! I'm still leaning on our Savior to guide us through this journey.


  1. I'm so glad for the update...I've been wondering how things were going. I'm sorry that you lost one but am thankful that God is continuing to grow one in your womb!

  2. Just found your blog .We must be due very close, our transfer was Sept 20th, also lost a twin, sorry for your loss!
    sandi (