Thursday, December 3, 2009

Little sucker is growing

I had another u/s today (the one that was actually scheduled as the follow-up to the first one.) Baby's hb is up to 162 (yay!) and it's measuring right on schedule at 7 weeks, 6 days. Believe it or not, I had an EXTERNAL ultrasound today! (This is my first since the one where I found out about my first m/c). The tech said that it was probably a little early, but there it was. It actually looked a little bigger than 7w6d, more like 8w2d, but she said that variation can be normal because the measurements aren't exact. Something that I find funny is that they have yet to take my weight, blood pressure, or make me pee in a cup. Is that just because most people don't have their first appointment until 8 weeks?

After the u/s, the doctor was like "well, everything looks good, so let's schedule you for the 12 week nuchal fold scan." *Panic ensues* That would be after Christmas, and while I feel like things are going well this time, I just can't bear the thought of waiting four weeks for another ultrasound. I had two of my three miscarriages in that window.

I asked if there was any way I could have another u/s sooner, and the doctor (who I still love) said, "sure, let's schedule one for two weeks." That will still be before the 9 week, 5 day mark when I lost the first one, (my latest loss) but at least there should (hopefully) be an inkling by that time if anything doesn't look right. As of right now, the measurements are great. The embryo and the sac are measuring the same, and right on target (really a little ahead.) The heart rate is right where we want it to be.

I am feeling very, very blessed right now.

11 comments:

Stacie said...

YAY! That is all wonderful news. I would panic too having to wait an entire month for another u/s. That is torture.

I am so happy that everything is going so well this time.

Dawn said...

So glad you're appt went well. I also happy you asked to get another u/s sooner. I couldn't even imagine waiting that long this early on!!!

Endobaby said...

oh good. Im so happy and excited for you...

Yaya said...

Phew! Yay Yay Yay!!!!!

cheryllookingforward said...

I asked for those extra appointments, too. I'm grateful to the doctor who let me have them. They kept me sane (or as sane as I can be!)
Congrats on that great heartbeat!!

Em said...

Yay! That is great news!

My ultrasound was external, and that is why Baby is so small in the u/s picture. If there us a difference in measurements from an external u/s vs. a vaginal, then maybe I shouldn't be so worried about my babe measuring smaller. I hadn't even thought of that. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you!


Kelley

just me, dawn said...

so happy that things are going well and that you only have to wait two weeks for another US, good for you for asking!

Karen said...

That's wonderful! And I'm so glad you have a supportive doctor.

Wendy said...

what fantastic news! glad you got an earlier u/s to ease your mind --- what a fantastic Christmas present you have received this year- and well deserved! ;)

Kelly said...

I'm so glad that things are going well for you and your little bean!