Everything was good as far as I know at my appt today. BP was good anyway I have chronic high bp and am on meds even when not pg so that is always a concern. I am down 9 lbs since getting pg which is fine with me I will pack it back on I know. She did a pap and all that jazz, yuck. Then swabbed me for strep bc I thought I had it a few weeks ago when my kids did and I cant take the abx they make me too sick so if it is positive then she will just give me a shot. Did bloodwork and checked my thyroid levels and sent my pee to a lab. Then she told me I was already scheduled for an u/s following the appt which shocked me. With all my other kids I have had to ask for one they didnt do them routinely but their policy changed yay! The tech said she would try it abdominally which mademe nervous since I knew I wasnt that far along but the baby popped up on the screen right away, super tiny though! We were even able to see the hb pretty easily. It measured at 111 bpm averaged out. The yolk sac looked good, fetal pole was nice and visible and the sac was a good uniform size. I am a little worried as I am about a week less than I thought which my thinking was totally a guess anyway since I was on the minipill and had irregular cycles. I thought I was closer to 6w5d but the averages measurement was 5w4d (though she said it could be off by 4 days so I might be a bit farther along). So of course my worrisome brain goes straight to thinking what if something is wrong bc I tested positive 2 wks ago! I just think that is odd I tested + so early with pee held for 4 hrs and it was a good line no squinting. However my MW said I shouldnt worry lots of people test + that early anymore with the 6 days before your missed period tests and I have before when ttc but its just that I wasnt ttc I had nausea which prompted me to test. Anyway my MW said I couldn t have asked for a better u/s everything looked great the tech didnt write down one negative thing and they will if they see it, even if it turns out to be nothing. She said it was rare to see such a good hb at such an early gestation and that meant things were going well. She cant guarantee the future but she said things look wonderful as of now and the chance for m/c is lowered seeing the hb. No bleeding visible either so the spotting on Monday was nothing to worry about. I just wish I was farther along so I had less time to worry! Plus I wont get another u/s until around 18 wks and that seems like so long to wait.
Here are some pics I got:
Baby and yolk sac right around the middle left of the gest. sac
One farther out:
I found this chart on fetal hr to make me feel better too, we are above average!:
- Week 5 starts at 80 and ends at 103 bpm
- Week 6 starts at 103 and ends at 126 bpm
- Week 7 starts at 126 and ends at 149 bpm
- Week 8 starts at 149 and ends at 172 bpm
At week 9 the fetal heartbeat tends to beat within a range of 155 to 195 bpm.