anxiety, fertility, IVF, pregnancy, single mom by choice, SMC


One blessed heartbeat! Oh, the suspense! Nearly killed me! Pure terror going into the appointment!

We have ONE embryo measuring 7mm in my uterus with its heart beating 158 beats per minute. It’s a miracle.

Dr. Tran is “very excited and optimistic” about this pregnancy. Everything looked perfect. Of course, there’s still more critical first trimester weeks to cover–I go back in 2 weeks for one more scan and then I’ll graduate from UCSF.

I am breathing again though. Thanks for all the support and encouragement–that was my hardest appointment yet.

One! So perfect! What I was aiming for by putting in two but what a gamble!

I’ll write more later and with a photo of the flickering lentil. ❤


13 thoughts on “heartbeat!”

  1. AMAZING. I was waiting all day for this news to come through!

    Lots of love,


    PS: Twins would have been a crazy adventure, but a healthy singleton is the goal 😉 I remember that from your orientation, or whatever it was called.

  2. With a strong heartbeat like that it can only mean that your lentil loves you like crazy! Sounds like you had a fantastic day.

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