brmommy2b - you saw little baby arms! wow that's so exciting!! have fun sharing the happy news w/ family & friends! dh was not able to keep it a secret from the beginning, he had to announce to the world that "he finally got one past the goalie" so we have told many folks and it's such a fun time to share these news with those you love.
thanks hazel & brmommy2b for your throughts & prayers - well the rollercoaster continues... sorry to bring weekly drama to this thread... the concierge at the marriott was a star & got me scheduled as an emergency at the local dutch hospital for an ultrasound this morning, and we saw the embryo (the size of an M&M) and a heartbeat!!!
i could not believe it! we are so relieved/ excited/ still in shock, etc. the dutch obgyn told me everything looked fine, though bleeding still put me at a higher miscarriage risk (she did not speculate as to what may have cause the bleeding). the ivf coordinator told me it's probably subchrionic hemorrhage (whatever that is) and it may do it again a couple times, and unless i have cramping, that it's ok. it was such a heavy flow, more than a normal period, it was the scariest thing i have ever been through. i was cleared for travel, i am just ready to go home to dh and chill.
on a funny note - going to a dutch hospital made me feel like i was in the "lost in translation" movie
a dear dutch-speaking colleague of mine came with me to the hospital & did all the talking, and all i did was hand my referral from the doctor, smile & nod and say "prima" and "dank ya vell". my colleague & the hospital people would talk back & forth for 10 min, then i would ask "what did she say" and she would say "she just say sign here". it was such a weird experience. but so thankful she came with it made it so much easier.
thanks again for your words of encouragements, thoughts & prayers.
Me: 31, DH: 39, low sperm count, motility & poor morphology
IVF #1 Sep 09 BFN
FET Dec 09 BFP, m/c 6 wks
IVF #2 Jun 09 BFP! beta 9dp5dt 176!! Twins due Mar 17