My Ultra sound today

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My Ultra sound today

Soooooo.....
He was so quiet at first..I told him it was making me uncomfortable and he turned the screen to me and there was this weird shaped thing with a flashing area in the middle.
So tiny!
He said that my baby was 4mm with a strong heart beat but the sac was totally weird...we worked out that it is probably because my cervix bends all the way back so iooks weird from the angle of the wand...if he moves it in another direction its a perfect sac but you can't see rice cake.
was worried that bub was only 4mm when ricecake was 3mm 3 weeks ago...but it was the sac that was 3mm and its 8mm by 11mm now....so thats grown...and ricecake has grown at least 3mm in 3 weeks.
So hopefully he/she is just small.
The consutant said that the heartbeat was strong so that is positive..there has been growth and thats positive..but it is very small and the sac looks very weird...so we will see what happens in 2 weeks at the next scan.
He said be positive but be prepared!!
He also said that the steroids could be responsible to small bub, or I have my dates wrong..I said there is No way the dates are wrong..its impossible.
He did concur.

Sarah will post a pic of the scan in a bit when she has a mo.

I will have to go out soon and see my bum doctor...so I'll try and get on later.
But please Thoughts and prayers....This little one is half the size she/he should be!!!!

I'm scared!
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Heart beat cuts your risk of miscarriage down!!!

"If an ultrasound reveals that the baby has a heartbeat, the odds of miscarriage drop drastically. If a baby's heartbeat is detected on the ultrasound, the risk of miscarriage drops to 4.5% for moms younger than 36. Risk of miscarriage after finding a heartbeat is 10% for moms 36-39 years old and 29% for women 40 or older. Women with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss have a 22% risk of miscarriage across ages."

http://miscarriage.about.com/od/diagnosingpregnancyloss/p/ultrasound.htm

Praying for the next couple of weeks for you!! :bigarmhug:

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My sweet Liz... it is not the size of the rice cake that matters, but the heartbeat within! All babies grow at their own rate, in and out of the womb! You keep thinking positive sweet friend!

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Thanks Nell..I just did some googling and I'm only measuring a week behind...so maybe ricecake just needs a growth spurt?
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"girlisrad" wrote:

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My sweet Liz... it is not the size of the rice cake that matters, but the heartbeat within! All babies grow at their own rate, in and out of the womb! You keep thinking positive sweet friend!

Thank you Scrummy Joee!
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"Lizbet22" wrote:

Thanks Nell..I just did some googling and I'm only measuring a week behind...so maybe ricecake just needs a growth spurt?
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I understand why you're cautious, but Yahoo for seeing the heartbeat!!! I hope that all the weirdness and off sizes are just because of the angles of the wand and everything, and that Rice Cake takes a growth spurt and is nice and big and clear for your next u/s!

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a heartbeat is a heartbeat! congrats! i spent the first 5 months of my pregnancy with my first freaked out constantly b/c of previous losses and i wish i had just at least TRIED to relax and enjoy the pregnancy. seeing a heartbeat is fabulous news! celebrate! have a sip of champagne Smile

congrats and enjoy! :bigarmhug:

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I'm so glad you heard the heartbeat! That's wonderful. My baby was measuring a week small too (8 days) at our first ultrasound. Hopefully we'll both be fine!

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Yahoo for the heart beat.. I agree a heart beat is a heartbeat and I think everything will be fine.

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Congrats on getting to see the lil heartbeat. I agree with others think positive!

I'm so jealous of all these ladies getting to see their lil beans and seeing the heartbeats!!

On a side note: Have a good appt with the bum doctor.

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Congrats on the heartbeat Liz!!!!!!! Try not to worry about rice cake's size. Your betas are doubling, you saw a heartbeat...it's real, rice cake is A BABY!!!!

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That is a good strong HB, sounds good to me!
Sending good vibes over:D

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Liz!!! The scan went fantastically!!! Heartbeat is a good sign! My baby measured 5 - 7 days behind as well, but the lady wasn't concerned at all. My doc said that sometimes the journey from fertilization to implantation takes a few days longer than average so that is why there are ranges of what the baby "should" measure.

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Liz texted me a while ago and asked me to tell you all this:

"my doc called and thinks there is nothing to worry about. Babies at that age torious [not sure what she meant there] to measure and the weird sac probably isn't weird inside... its just because my uterus and cervix lies backwards. He a heartbeat is and he would call it viable... and he thinks the next scan will be fine. He has reassured me. Will see if I can get on later... but M is being a bit."

Yahoo yay for reassuring docs. Smile

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Thanks Janelle for updating us! Maybe she means notorious?

It sounds very reassuring. Hope M lightens up a bit for you :confused:

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Thanks Nell....I got on...the word was notorious....I'm soo bad at texting..I don't understand what I put when i read it back...sorry!!

Thanks ladies for everything...Yeah...doc said not to worry..he was also trying to make out days and stuff...I told him that there is no way whatsoever I'm off on my dates.
I got a positive pregnancy test at 3 weeks for crying out loud.
The Rice cake is just small thats it...or it wasn't measured properly because he/she was curled.
Or of course the steroid have stunted the growth...lol

I feel much better now..
I love my doc!
Oh and my blood sugar is okay!!
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yay for a heartbeat!!!!

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I say if you have a heartbeat, you are all good! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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Yahoo for blood sugar being good! Biggrin

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Yay for your sugar being okay, and that is so great that your doc reassured you!

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"Lizbet22" wrote:

Thanks Nell..I just did some googling and I'm only measuring a week behind...so maybe ricecake just needs a growth spurt?
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Just wanted to ease your mind some. At my 7 week u/s the baby was measuring at 6 weeks, so a week behind (and I was sure of my dates). A week later it was still measuring behind by 6 days. At my 12 week scan the technician told me that baby was measuring a little ahead of my dates, so the baby caught up and then some. Today I had a repeat scan and baby was measuring a day ahead so even though he started off a bit small he/she caught up and are right on track for my dates.
Congrats on the hb...it's a really good sign!!!

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"girlisrad" wrote:

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My sweet Liz... it is not the size of the rice cake that matters, but the heartbeat within! All babies grow at their own rate, in and out of the womb! You keep thinking positive sweet friend!

Ditto Ditto Ditto!!! :bigarmhug:

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Ladies!!
Thank you so much for the support!!
Me and Ricecake appreciate it!!
And Leonora...double thanks for that...makes me feel tons better!

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Woot woot!!!!! I was dying because I couldn't get to my computer last night to check up on you - ugh!!!

Yay!!!!! So happy I was able to log in and read this today - made my morning!

BTW - my DS#1 was measuring about 6-8 days small when I had my first u/s with him and he came out at 8lbs 8oz. Sometimes it's the way they are measuring and some little ones grow differently. I concur with everyone else that the heartbeat is there and your little one is growing!

So woohoo!!! Take some rest - you'll need it for the bum doc Wink

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Thanks Christina...have you seen my slightly freaky scan pic?

Bum doc was last night....alls okay, seeing him in 3 months...waiting on my GP to sort out the precription to stop my flare ups....doc great on baby stuff..but behind on bum stuff and I need that script as I'm beginning to flare up again!!!
ARGHH!!
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Yes, I just posted on your beautiful scan pic!! Super (and take care of the tush - you use it every day and it deserves some kindness Wink )

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You're so right...I use it more than others as i talk out of it an awful lot too..LOL
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**Approaching with caution**

LIIIIIIIIIIZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want to scream but I'm too scared to, OMG, I am SOOOOOO bloody happy for you and your SO. Massoooooovive hugs babe.

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Thanks Sweets.
hope you're okay.
Long time no see.
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Crossing everything for you!

I know, I've been away for too long and I miss it. Just trying to find a house to rent, going to look at a bungalow tonight so fingers crossed. It's £850 a month (bit steep) but I know the guy who owns it so gonna try and haggle for £800 lol!

How are you feeling?? Are you scared/excited or a mixture of both? Are they keeping a close eye on you? You've made it this far already, I am sooo excited!!

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Good luck with the house hunting!!
I love bungalows...would love to own one. Smile

I'm okay...but yeah more scared than excited at the mo.
I'll be able to relax a little bit next Thursday if everythingis okay at the 9 week scan...and then relax even more at the 12 week scan!! LOL

just found out this little ricecake has given me a gift of gestational diabetes...so Rice cake best be sticking around so I get my revenge when they are a teen and I can start getting the naked furry rug photos out to show beaus!!!...LOL

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