109 will forever hold a special place in my heart.
We had another ultrasound this morning. Everything was looking good, and we could actually kinda tell what stuff was this time. Yay!
So no handy labels this time around, but I kinda know what everything is. The black shape is… uh… something. The little circle in the middle of the black shape is the yolk sac. The little thing attached to the yolk sac, on the left side, is the baby. I measured at 6 weeks 4 days this morning. Yes, it should be closer to 7 weeks, but my doctor doesn’t seem concerned that I’m a little behind. We also got to see a tiny beating heart, for reals this time. His or her heartbeat was 109.
Today was also the day I decided to go to Kaiser and let them know that I’m expecting. Of course that meant getting all the newly pregnant blood tests done, which means this:
Right side drawn at the fertility clinic, left side drawn in the basement of the hospital. It also means that I got “the packet”. It’s a green folder that every newly pregnant lady gets when they pass the pee test. How exciting. Now I just gotta read through the stuff in it, though the nurse advised against smoking, drinking and doing drugs. There go my Friday night plans!
I go back to the RE again next Friday, and I have my first appointment with Kaiser in April.
3 thoughts on “109”
Wowzers! That precious heartbeat… Little One, you are so wanted in our family. We are growing love as you grow. That’s my niece or nephew in there! And what a reality checkpoint to start on the typical OB cycle with Kaiser. That’s like a new phase to get into right there… My folders were both green, too! Brings back the memories… Are you going to read What to Expect When You’re Expecting? I would loan you mine, but I already loaned it out and it never came back from that person… I cannot say that it did much good for my anxiety levels, but reading it is a bit like a rite of passage… Yay or nay?
What was it like seeing the beating heart of your growing child? Surreal? Wild?
Very cool post and progress! Surely would give hope to many…
Yes, this LO is so very wanted! It’s going to be a bit scary going to the regular OB because I won’t have weekly ultrasounds to make sure everything is going okay. I plan to buy a fetal doppler sometime during the second trimester for my own peace of mind. I actually have a pregnancy book called The Joy of Pregnancy. I read through it when I first bought it way too long ago, and I went through the first chapter last week.
It was pretty cool to see the heartbeat, especially since it was so hard to last week, which made me nervous of course. Its going to be a while, if ever, before I don’t feel nervous most of the time. I know this is supposed to be a time to celebrate and enjoy, but I know the reality of the situation, and that something could go wrong. Maybe in a few months I’ll be able to enjoy fully.
I hope that it brings hope to anyone who struggles as we do.