Friday, March 18, 2011

10w5d-ish - I Went To The OB Yesterday

...because I couldn't wait for next week's regularly scheduled appointment. It'd been 2 weeks since our last ultrasound and I couldn't take it anymore. Besides, Dr. B told me it was fine to come in every couple of weeks but I'd have to tell the nurse I was bleeding. Which I haven't so far, so knock on some wood for me. I sure am.

All was going according to plan when I made that call on Wednesday until I found out Dr. B isn't in all week. Only Dr. M could see me on Thursday. Dr. M - I fired her in November 2009 and switched to Dr. B. Awkward.

So DH and I went to the 1:30 pm u/s appt yesterday and I was a little nervous, he wasn't. As soon as that dildo-cam slid in I saw how big the sac was and how HUGE the baby had gotten! Holy crap! I immediately looked for that little flutter for a heartbeat. Ann, the other u/s who we normally have, was also in the room and though she was on the phone she saw the heartbeat just when I did and she put her thumbs up and smiled at me. I asked DH if he saw it, the heartbeat. He was sitting kind of behind me and I never looked at him (I didn't want to miss a thing on the screen) and said no but he doesn't know what to look for. Silly man.

The tech was great, showing us the little hands and feet and how long the umbilical cord was. We explained to her we've never made it this far so it's all new to us. After awhile of measurements, I asked if we should be able to see the baby move now. Ann said that it'd been moving before, maybe the tech should stop moving the "wand". So she put it in 3-D (or is it 4-D? I dunno) and that kid....our kid....went fricking nuts. Clearly he/she knew it was St. Patrick's day because that little jig we saw was incredible! What a spaz. Definitely my kid, that's for sure.

We got a CD again with 26 pictures this time (last time it was only 7). I'll post them at the end of all of this if you want to see.

Then we had to wait over an hour to see Dr. M and when we did it was a three and a half minute meeting. She said everything looked great, asked about the bleeding (Dr. B is the only one in on the whole bleeding thing) and I said it was the day before only and nothing since. I am the worst liar but I'm hoping she gave us a pass. Again: STUPID HMO.

And that was that. After work when DH was in the shower, as we prefer to shower at night, I snuck out my doppler and gave it a try. I know, late 10 weeks is too early. But what the heck, right? I knew everything was fine today so it didn't scare me when I couldn't find the heartbeat yet. Tilted uterus + 10+ weeks = no doppler for awhile. I did find my own hearbeat  when I put the wand on my chest and it was still calming to hear that whooshing sound, even though it was just me. I'll try again after next Friday's appointment (my official 12 week appt when I won't even be 12 weeks yet. It was their idea, not mine).

GA: 10w6d (based on egg retrieval I was 10w3d but with consistent measurements of at least 1 day ahead, my due date has been changed to 10/9/11 and I was considered 10w4d at the time of the u/s).
CRL: 3.93 cm (1.54 inches)
Heartbeat: 167 bpm
Two arms, two hands, two legs, two feet, one head. I'll never take that for granted.

I'll post a few of the 26 pictures I hope this lasts:



Bridget said...

I love the 3-D ones, oh my gosh how precious!! You need to start posting more often girl- I miss you!

Lola said...

OMG!!! So cuteeee!!!

Kelly said...

Adoable little baby in there!!!!

Still A Guest Room said...

Adorable! Seeing them move is the best!

Sarah said...

Awwww its an itty bitty babyyyy! :) So glad things are going great for you! :)

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

How wonderful! I am so happy that you went in for an US this week! Love the 3D pictures!

Mr. Thompson and Me said...

You are having a baby! A sweet little baby...and it's going to be wonderful.

I couldn't be more thrilled for you. Great things are ahead because this one is going to last. For sure.

Tia said...

Great pictures! Congrats, I'm so glad that things are still going well.

Lindsay said...

Look at that little bean! too cute!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I'm glad your doctor is being so understanding. =)


Alec said...

Friggin awesome Christa! Very heartwarming to see pictures. Keep it up!

Good luck!

Crossing My Fingers said...

Very cool! Crazy you baby is that big already, seems like yesterday you were just starting the whole process.

Jessica said...

What a precious gummy bear : ). SO happy things are still going well. We did a 10 week u/s as well and I could NOT believe how much the baby wiggles at that point. It was so beautiful ... I have a cell phone video of it.

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