I am SO relieved!!!!!!!!!
Verdict: My doctors ultrasound machine SUCKS!! LOL!!
This baby is BEAUTIFULLY growing! And right where I thought! Little bean measured in at 8 weeks 5 days and a heartbeat of 176!!
Little arm and leg buds ... I looked at the tech and said "hey it even has a head!" LOL. We hope so LOL!
Meet baby bean
Been a busy week. Yes the pregnancy tests stayed light - yesterday it was VERY light, so I was worried. But it's probably what's known as the "hook effect" which makes pregnancy tests a lot less reliable after 8 weeks.
First prenatal was good - did the whole going over my history thing, got my goodie bag, did the cervical exam (ouch). Then came the ultrasound.
I saw the blob right away - first thing the doctor said was "well it looks promising" ... and I thought ... ok interesting lol.
Then she pointed out the heartbeat (which I did not see initially - the pictures below show how BLURRY her machine is lol).
Sweet little flicker made me cry.
The thing is - based on the ultrasound on August 9 - I was measured at 5 w 2 d. By that time, I had myself measuring 6 weeks so that was already 4 days behind my dates. That didn't alarm me - until she measured the baby on this ultrasound.
Little bean only measures 7 weeks. When by the ultrasound before, it should be 8 w 2 d, or by my calculations, 9 weeks today.
This worried me tremendously.
She told me she felt it was her machine being outdated - but that to be sure, they wanted me to go to the imaging center at the hospital to be checked on their more high quality machines. So that is scheduled tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM.
They did a whole bunch of blood work (including another Beta) ... etc .... etc....
I admit I'm nervous. But I'm happy all the same. It was so cute seeing the little bean and the flicker and knowing little one is nested right on inside of the little sac.
Here's some VERY blurry photos lol ... but little bean is cute. I'm anxious about tomorrow's results but have faith when my doctor said all looks okay - she feels her machine just did not measure correctly and she wants me to get a better analysis