Ultrasound Results (UPDATED!!!!!!!)

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Ultrasound Results (UPDATED!!!!!!!)

UPDATED 8/31!:

WAHOO!!!!!!

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 Smile

Hi ladies,

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She told me she felt it was her machine being outdated - but that to be sure, they wanted me to go to the imaging center at the hospital to be checked on their more high quality machines.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 Smile


Joined: 07/26/04
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so sorry you didn't get the results you were looking for! LOOK at little bean how precious.:)

I hope tomorrow you get a very good look at the baby and all is just right!!!

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:lurk: I'm guessing that its the machine. Looking at the pic the measurement is done in, it looks to me like she didnt go down far enough.... that the baby's body ended further down than where she put the marks. Its hard to tell for sure though being that it is a really blurry image. Praying that tomorrow brings a much clearer picture, as well as piece of mind Smile

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So jealous that you got to see your baby!! Yay for a heartbeat, that's the important part!

Alissa_Sal's picture
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I agree with Kier, it looks like the mark isn't at the bottom of the body. I'm glad you got to see the bean and the heartbeat, and glad you are getting a better u/s tomorrow. Please keep us posted!

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Joined: 04/19/11
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How exciting that you got to see the heartbeat!! I'm sure the ultrasound is just off.same thing happened to my friend who saw a midwife that had outdated ultrasound machines. Everything turned out fine for her, she was always measuring small and delivered a 9lb baby. Hope todays ultrasound puts your mind at ease.

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Updated at top Smile New and official EDD is April 7 Smile

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Yahoo

What an adorable babe! I am so glad for you that it was just a crappy u/s!!!!! Hip hip hooray! You must be soooo relieved!

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Yes! What a beautiful bean! Yahoo

eliann's picture
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Awesome news! Hello little bean!!

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OMG, what a stinkin' difference!!! LOVE IT!!!!!