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  1. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    April 13, 2015

    So excited for you!! Congrats!! I love following your story.
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  2. Lauren
    April 13, 2015

    Beautiful! I am also due in early October and also named my baby Little Bean after the first ultrasound. I love that you use it too! Now he/she is more like a big bean and all my friends and family use that name too!

  3. EB @ Running on E
    April 13, 2015

    Congrats! I’m so excited for both of you! 🙂
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  4. Alex
    April 13, 2015

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  5. Melissa
    April 13, 2015

    So so happy for you!!!

  6. Sara
    April 13, 2015

    What an amazing feeling! The first trimester is such a scary time. I hope you’re feeling better and more confident now.
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  7. Paige
    April 13, 2015

    This made my day!!! Big smiles for you and Derek!!!!
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  8. Caroline
    April 13, 2015

    This post just gave me so much hope! I am 5 weeks, 3 days pregnant after a miscarriage in January. I am already dreading that first US – I swear it is post traumatic stress after the bad news last time. I’m going to be a hot mess of tears and joy of there’s a little heartbeat…..we never got to see one last time. Congrats and try to relax!

  9. Bets
    April 13, 2015

    I’m so sorry for the stress and worry you have been and will continue to go through. I’m in my first pregnancy after years of fertility treatment and feel near constant panic and worry instead of excitement. Pregnancy is such a strange time. I’m crossing my fingers and toes that the rest of your pregnancy progresses well.

  10. Liz
    April 13, 2015

    First trimester is so stressful! I got pregnant after several rounds of fertility treatment and had a similar experience at my first early ultrasound with the baby measuring small when I knew my dates were right. It was SO hard waiting the 2 weeks to the next US and I made the mistake of consulting Dr. Google too…talk about the worst idea!! Those early ultrasounds are definitely both a blessing and a curse. So happy that your bean grew healthy and strong! I hope you are now getting to the point where you can have fun being pregnant!

  11. Michael Clare
    April 13, 2015

    I was born a premie and my mother had two miscarriages before she had me. They were so worried that they decided to name me Michael regardless of whether I was a boy or a girl- after the saint for protection. it’s a scary thing… But just so you know, my mom ended up with 7 children total ?? !!!

  12. Allison A
    April 13, 2015

    I feel like I could have written this post! I had such a similar experience to you…. we had a missed miscarriage at 12 weeks. At our 12 wk u/s, there was our beautiful baby with no HB. She had died around 11 wks, likely due to Turner’s syndrome. Until then, I had been blissfully unaware that such a thing could happen to me. It forever changed future pregnancies. With my 3rd & 4th pregnancies (we had a healthy baby prior to the MC), I was an anxious mess until we got to the stage where I could feel the baby moving consistently. And every single u/s filled me with dread, even late term, when we had no reason to suspect anything would be wrong. I’m sorry for you that you are experiencing this same anxiousness! All you can do is take it one day at a time, and do your best to enjoy the pregnancy! Congrats to you!

  13. stacy
    April 13, 2015

    Congrats! I’m so happy that it worked out. I can’t wait for more pregnancy related posts. You and Derek will be great parents.
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  14. Kat
    April 13, 2015

    Congratulations on your little one! I miscarried at 8 weeks. I was very fortunate to get pregnant again within two cycles. The second I got a positive pregnancy test I called my Doctor so I could go in for blood work. I’d read that low progesterone can result in miscarriage(I had no clue if it was the reason for mine but was willing to try anything). sure enough my progesterone was extremely low, only a 5. They scheduled an ultrasound for a few days later but offered to call in a prescription for progesterone in the mean time and i immediately started taking it. The ultrasound came and our little one’s heart was beating. My doctor is still amazed that a progesterone level of 5 at that first appointment turned into a healthy pregnancy and ultimately my wild, amazing 14 month old baby boy. I’ve learned how important it is to advocate for yourself!! Best wishes for an enjoyable pregnancy and healthy baby!!

  15. Heather
    April 13, 2015

    Ugh I really wish you could go through pregnancy with no nerves and no reason to be scared, but I obviously totally understand. Think of it this way – you will only love and appreciate your little bean more after this! xo

  16. Linda @ The Fitty
    April 13, 2015

    Pregnancy is a beautoful thing–don’t stress too much because it’s already hard on your body! Go’s bless you a healthy happy baby 🙂
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  17. Gillian
    April 13, 2015

    Congrats! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile, haven’t been reading for awhile, and I was so happy to land on your announcement posts!
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  18. Katie R.
    April 13, 2015

    I’m loving reading your pregnancy posts and am happy things are looking up for you after your mc. I had a chemical pregnancy at 6 wks. and am eagerly awaiting another BFP. Thank you for sharing your journey!

  19. Mrs. Swan
    April 13, 2015

    Yeah for a good appointment! I admit it makes my heart hurt that you are going to these appts. alone just for sanity sake. I would suggest at least a GF next time. Yeah for baby HB’s!

  20. Melanie
    April 13, 2015

    What a strong woman you are. I have read your blog for so long now it almost feels as if you are a penpal! You have character and perserverence amongst all else and will get through this testing time. A baby is a miracle, just as your first was, this one and any others coming your way. The duration of their presence in your life becomes somewhat irrelevant, for they have blessed you with so many feelings and so much love. Congratulations to you both x

  21. Goldie
    April 13, 2015

    You describe pregnancy after loss perfectly. There is always a level of panic, fear, analysis. You are totally normal in this situation though. Be brave. Beautiful things await you. Xxxxxxxxx

  22. Farwa
    April 14, 2015

    Congratulation! Soo happy for you 🙂

  23. Z
    April 14, 2015

    I know exactly what you’re going through. 25w today and that feeling of dread never really leaves completely. However I hope you find a way to enjoy it because it’s just such a gift each time.

  24. Nikki
    April 14, 2015

    I really think Girl!!!

  25. Ellie
    April 14, 2015

    So happy for you! I have a 7 month old baby girl and there truly is no greater joy. There’s a lot of anxiety associated with pregnancy (and parenthood) but there is so much joy to be had, so just try to focus on that and enjoy having that precious baby all to yourself for the next few months 🙂

  26. allison
    April 14, 2015

    Ohhh i am crying tears of happiness for you (and Derek!). So much love for that little bean as it keeps getting bigger and bigger! Saw your most recent picture today– such an adorable baby bump!!! Grow bean grow!

  27. Karen
    April 14, 2015

    Hi Meghann
    Congrats on your pregnancy! I’m an OB nurse and just wanted to clarify that LMP means Last Menstral Period (not last missed period).
    Again … congrats and I’m sure everything will go perfectly!
    K 🙂

  28. Ashley M. [at] (never)homemaker
    April 14, 2015

    I have definitely learned the hard way that Dr. Google is awful. I had a similar situation with my miscarriage where the baby was measuring behind, and I feel like I earned an honorary medical degree with everything I read and looked up. The next time I’m lucky enough to get pregnant, I’ve already decided I’m stepping off the forums and Google stuff because what’s going to happen is going to happen. There’s nothing that can really prevent miscarriages from happening if they’re going to happen, which just sucks because I thought I had more control than that. Sigh. Anyway, best of luck with your pregnancy. There are a lot of ups and downs, but in the end it’s all worth it.
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  29. Sarah
    April 14, 2015

    Congratulations to you and Derek! Wishing you a continued healthy pregnancy and looking forward to following your blog as the little bean matures!

  30. Jesica @rUnladylike
    April 15, 2015

    Congrats on your sweet little bean/blob 🙂 I’m very happy for you and will be thinking and praying for you guys. Looking forward to seeing you in Tampa soon. xo
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  31. britt
    April 15, 2015

    You will be so happy to hold and see and hear your sweet baby and it does fly by sooner than ypu think I am so happy for you I believe pregnancy dreams are like seeing in the future this baby is strong already !

  32. Ashley Kriss
    April 15, 2015

    Congratulations!! This seriously makes me so happy for you!! I just went through a miscarriage this past Friday. I was 6 weeks 1 day and it was the best worst week of my life. Your story gives me so much hope!! People don’t often talk about miscarriages and because of that I didn’t think they were all that common.

    I am excited to follow you on your pregnancy journey 🙂

  33. Stacey
    April 15, 2015

    Thank you, again, for sharing all this. I know you must still be nervous, but I hope you can eventually settle in and enjoy the journey. I’m so happy for you and Derek. Eat up, rest, and enjoy!!
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  34. Krys
    April 15, 2015

    Congrats, I’m a little behind on my readings so I wasn’t aware of a lot of your happenings, but I’m happy for you 🙂
    – Krys
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