Tomorrow I'm going to the RE for a heartbeat and dating ultrasound. The last one I had was two weeks ago and I wasn't quite far enough along to measure the fetal pole or see the heartbeat so the doc wanted to give me two more weeks. He didn't seem concerned about it at all. He just said it was too early and told us where the baby was even though it was hard to see. I'm starting to get a little nervous because I just feel like this is such a huge milestone and there's no doubt that I've gotten attached whether it feels real or not. If everything is good tomorrow I'll be released from the RE to the OB. He told me to go ahead and schedule an OB appointment when he saw me two weeks ago so I really hope that means he thinks everything is going to be just fine. I think it probably is since I've had no spotting or bad cramping or anything out of the ordinary. I'm still nervous though. It's so hard to imagine seeing a heartbeat on the screen and seeing the baby grow...I guess because it's our first and I've never seen anything like that before. I feel horrible tonight so I suppose that's a great sign. Lol. My mom and DH are coming with me so I'll have plenty of support. I'll update in this thread tomorrow after the appointment. We won't be home until later since my appointment is at 11 and an hour away but I'll post as soon as I can.
I was told by my doctor to not even bother booking an ultrasound until at least 8 weeks because it's difficult to see anything any earlier than that! It seemed like such a long wait since I found out so early on that I was pregnant; but, it was totally worth it to wait those few short weeks and see LO and the heart beat!
With DS#1 I went in for a dating ultrasound, thinking I was further along than what I ended up being. All we could see was the sac, no baby. So, the doc ran blood work, my levels were good. He said that with the levels that we should be able to see something the following week. The next week we went in, and there he was, heart beating away. I think I was right around 6 weeks or so at that point. Then at 8 weeks I had an ultrasound with a specialist (because of my OI) and in that one he was bigger, and we could even see his little arm buds and leg buds going nuts. Its amazing, and I'm so excited for you to see your little bean
Haven't responded yet, but I'm impatiently waiting for your u/s!
I'm waiting, too. I hope everything is going well!
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I hope it went well, can't wait to hear!
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Everything went great at the appointment! We're so happy! The first thing the doc said was "Everything looks great!" Then he showed us how much the baby grew which was so much more than I expected. It already looks like a baby. That blew my mind. Lol. Then he showed us the heartbeat which was just flickering away. And then to our great surprise he turned on the sound and we got to hear the heartbeat which was so amazing! My mom and DH both got all teary eyed. I couldn't look at them because I was afraid I'd cry too. Heartbeat was 132 and he said everything looks just as it should. I've officially been released to my OB and the RE said he didn't think I'd have any problems. He thinks everything will be just fine. We're so happy right now!