Tuesday, 14 December 2010

8w0d Everything looks perfect

We walked into the shiny new ultrasound department of the hospital, just unveiled a few weeks ago. Lots of space, new machines, and they even called us in 5 minutes early. The doctor was great. She quickly went through our history and confirmed that I had previously miscarried, and then moved immediately to the ultrasound. She delicately stated that at this stage, they get better resolutions with a vaginal scan, and I told her that wasn't a problem, I was used to those.

Pants off and then I was sitting up in the chair, watching my uterus pop up on the TV screen on the wall. A few seconds in, and she said "and there is the heartbeat", and I saw a cute little bean in a gestational sac, with a flicker inside. My poor husband was just confused, I guess he hasn't been watching as many ultrasound YouTube videos as I have, so it took him a bit longer to understand what he was seeing. At one stage he thought he saw whiskers.

She then spent a while measuring everything and checking my ovaries for cysts. She measured the heartbeat at 140 bpm, and told us that they switch the sound on the machine after about 10 weeks. The estimated gestational age was 8w1d, one day ahead. Photo can be found here.

She went away to check the measurements with her supervisor, then came back and said everything looks fine. She said congratulations, enjoy your pregnancy. I said Thank-you. Then we went and made an appointment with a gynecologist for next week, and for a NT scan at 12 weeks.

Afterwards I sat outside in the waiting area with my husband in shock. What a surprise. I am supposed to be starting my Gonal-F injections next week, yet somehow I am already half-way through the first trimester. I am so, so, thankful that we received such wonderful news today.

14 comments:

  1. How wonderful, congratulations!!! And indeed, enjoy!

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  2. Wonderful, wonderful news. Congratulations! :D

    (I love that your husband thought he saw whiskers...)

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  3. So happy for you!!! It's such a relief to see that heartbeat isn't it. Even though I had what I was told was a 'perfect' scan at 7w3d I'm still a little bit scared about my 12w scan on Friday but I'm sure everything will be perfect. I think we never stop worrying! How are you feeling? Any morning sickness to speak of?

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  4. This is truly awesome! So excited for you.

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  5. That is fantastic news! I'm so happy for you. I know it's probably still surreal, but you're really pregnant!

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  6. Yay - that is fantastic news! Glad you got great results today! Been crossing my fingers & toes for you ;)

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  7. wow! that's amazing! so glad everything looks great :).

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  8. Fantastic!!! That's such FANTASTIC news!!! :-D

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  9. What a wonderful experience for you and your husband to share!!!!! I'm so happy for you!

    And totally LMAO at the "whiskers" :D

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  10. I am so happy for you! One of the happiest moments was hearing their heartbeats so I know how awesome that feels! Congrats!

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  11. What great news! Still can't believe it happened for you on a no-transfer FET cycle... How cool is that? Cute gummy bear you've got there, that's for sure.

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  12. Yay! This is such great news! Wasn't it aggravating that they couldn't just flip a switch and let you hear that great, fast heartbeat?!?! I woulda bribed 'em to! :) I am impressed by the resolution on that scan pic, too! So I guess that makes up for the no-sound thing. :)

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  13. How wonderful! The vaginal ultrasound that we go through all the other ones for. I am so happy that you and your husband saw that beautiful heartbeat and everything was just fine.

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