Monday, March 10, 2008

Pregnancy: Take 3, Scene 4: Ultrasound

We had our first ultrasound this morning. I was so nervous and scared I could hardly relax enough to empty my bladder prior to the ultrasound.
The doctor came in for the ultrasound and asked how I was doing. All I could do was shrug and try not to cry. She asked me what was wrong so I told her that I was concerned about the egg quality because of the crazy cycle. She told me not to worry about things that are out of my control. How easy for her to say, right?

In went the dildo cam:

She started off by showing us the pregnancy. It's the blog thing on the left side. In the top photo you can barely see two white plus signs that mark the crown to rump measurements.) I'm looking for a flicker, where's the baby's heartbeat? She then points out the sac and the yolk. (Do I see a flicker? Could it be, could it be?) Then she points to the fetal pole and then finally to the flickering heart beat!

We have a baby with a heart beat! Thank God, thank God, thank God!
It was absolutely awesome. The baby measures perfectly at exactly 6 weeks and 6 days. She turned up the sound and we got to hear the baby's heart beat. It was 120 beats per minute.

Chris had the biggest smile on his face. I was pretty much dumbfounded. I had gone in expecting the worst because my symptoms had been pretty minor and I'd had spotting over the weekend. What a turn around.

Because of my history of miscarriages, I'll have ultrasounds on the next two Mondays. If God forbid something goes wrong, the doctor said she wanted to know right away. After those two u/s we'll be released to my OB's care and the risk of miscarriage will go down significantly.

I can't wait!


K & J said...

Oh my goodness - I am getting all teared up! I am so happy for you and your flickering HB!!! I am sending you all of the sticky vibes that I have!!---Kristina

Stephanie said...

I am thrilled to pieces for you and Chris! I am sitting here in tears I am so happy! I am sending prayers your way all the time, I'll add some sticky dust too! ((HUGS))

AngelsAmid said...

I am so happy for you!!! I want to cry from relief! *big hugs*

Katie said...

oh Tracy! I got home and first thing I thought to myself was, I have to check to see how Tracy's u/s sound went. I teared up reading and am so happy for you!

Emily said...

Oh Tracy! I am so excited for you! I'm so glad that hit is working out!

Todd and Kristin (kekis) said...

What a BEAUTIFUL sight! That's a baby that's been doing lots of angel work. :)

For 6w6d, everything sounds great. I'm so excited for you and Chris!