Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Today's ultrasound update

Just a quick note as to the ultrasound update from today, because we completely screwed up little man's nap schedule for the appointment this afternoon, and are now paying for it with a sad, teething, grumpy bucket that DH is currently playing with to try and calm him down.   

The first baby looked great, measured 8 weeks and 4 days, which is exactly how old I would measure it to be based on my suspected ovulation date.  Heart beat was loud and strong and heart rate I think was somewhere in the low 180's?  Although I'm not sure because the Ob did not give me an exact number.

The second sac had not progressed at all, there was no second fetal pole, baby, heartbeat, etc.  The Ob also didn't seem to find a second yolk sac today?  He said something about the sac had grown larger, as had everything else, but began to vacillate about what the sac was at this point.  His next step was to refer me to the maternal fetal medicine department at our hospital for a third opinion as to what exactly was going on with the second sac.  They are supposed to call within 24 hours, and I am supposed to have another ultrasound with that department within one week.  I had asked the Ob again if the repeat ultrasound could wait until the NT scan, as we did that last time with little man and will do it again with this pregnancy at 11-13 weeks, and he said no, that he wanted to know what was going on sooner than that.  That will be my 7th ultrasound so far.

In the brief amount of time I have before DH needs me to take over little man duty, I will say I am both relieved and saddened at the same time.  While I was really hoping to go into the ultrasound today and find two babies, I can't say that there wasn't a feeling in the pit of my stomach, gnawing at me, asking 'What if there aren't any babies in there?'  At the end of this whole ordeal, if I make it out of this pregnancy with one healthy baby, I am going to thank my lucky stars and be appreciative for everything I have.  As I said in one of my other posts, for today, I am pregnant, I am lucky, and I am so happy to be in this place.

Also, to each and every one of you who made this day so much easier for me by texting me, calling me, sending me cute/funny pictures on facebook, and giving your time/thoughts/prayers to me and my little one, I want to say thank you so much.  My heart has swollen today with all the love you've shown.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for keeping us updated! I look forward to next week's ultrasound (because I am apparently a creepy stalker)


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