Wednesday, June 13, 2012

6 week ultrasound

We have a heartbeat!

According to the NP, everything looked A+ perfect this morning. Couldn't have been any better.

I've been so calm this whole time. So when I was seized with panic when we pulled into the parking lot, I didn't know what to do! I somehow held it together until time to go. When the NP walked in, I immediately started crying. When she put the wand in, she the first thing she said was uh oh. She very quickly caught herself and explained that the progesterone had clouded the ultrasound (because I'm stupid and forgot to wait until after). Once she got the wand cleaned off everything was fine. Max saw the heartbeat right away. I forgot to wear my glasses so they had to point it out to me.

According to my LMP I should be 6w4d. But before she even started she offered some commentary on my file that we were a few days later than normal on my trigger and IUI so it was possible to actually be a few days behind that. I'm glad she said that before we even started. The baby is measuring exactly 6 weeks and the sac is 6w1d. My biggest relief came with the sac size since that was the initial problem last time. If I'm being honest, this is giving me a bit of worry, but I have to trust her that it's ok. All we can do is wait for what comes next.

So thankful to be where I am. Max and I could not stop smiling this morning. But of course, I'm always thinking of so many of you in this community who are experiencing heartbreak right now. It really is unbelievable the range of emotions when I scroll though my reader. I would give anything to make it only happy news. So, if you're on the bad news side right now, know that I think of you every day and carry your dreams around with mine.


  1. This is wonderful news Hattie!!! I'm so happy to hear that you have a heartbeat and everything is on track! Thinking of you and hoping this news brings peace to you and Max.

  2. Congrats on the wonderful news!

  3. Great news, Hattie! =) So happy for you!

  4. Wonderful news!!! I would have pooped myself when she started with "uh oh"!! I've been in the habit now of telling the u/s tech or doc or whoever is doing the u/s about our previous loss and I think that speeds them up in giving me the good news :)

    When is your next appt?

  5. Yea! That is so wonderful. Congrats!

  6. Congratulations! I'm so thrilled for you.