Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ultrasound #1

As we walked out the door of the examination room after the appointment, I heard T. exhale a long, loud breath. I think that sums up our appointment perfectly.

One perfect yolk sac. One beating heart. One perfect fetus, measuring spot on at 6W4D. Oh, and positioned in a great place, toward the top of my uterus and in the middle.

I am relieved. Now I can worry about the million other things I constantly neurose about during pregnancy. Whether I'm getting enough protein, whether there's something wrong with the water here, spotting, miscarriage, birth defects, war, plague, famine. . .

The doctor couldn't see where the bleeding came from, but thinks that during implantation it may have burrowed in near a blood vessel. There was no sign of any more blood, which is good.

As before, T. was a bit disappointed that there was only one, and I am enormously relieved.

We are going to do CVS again. It is a bit complicated, because I inadvertently booked our trip home squarely during the period when CVS should be done. There are basically only two days when I can do it here, because you can't fly right after it, either. The doctor that my doctor refers all of her patients to only does them one day a week, and can't see me before I leave, because he doesn't do them on the days I need to have it done. If we can't find another high quality doctor to do it, I may have to consider having it done in the U.S. while we're home, which isn't exactly ideal. But, I could go back to the hospital where we did Miss M's, which I trust implicitly. Hopefully, it will work out here, and I'll find another good doctor to do it.

Oh, and get this--if I have any problems, ever, I call my doctor on her cell phone directly. She has someone cover when she goes on vacation, but otherwise, I'll see her for everything.

11 comments:

Eb said...

YIPEEEEEE!!!! Congratulations.
So happy for you!!

slowmamma said...

Wonderful! And it's perfect news - ONE healthy little one!

Manda said...

I am SO relieved for you. Welcome back to the world of swollen ankles and emotional outbursts. What is your EDD?

Good Egg Hatched said...

Yay! Congratulations! This is wonderful.

I don't know why I lost track of your blog, but I found it again this morning and am glad I did. My first was born just a few weeks after your Miss M (on 2/2/10) and I'm TTC #2 now. Your happy turn of events is inspiring to me!

~Jess said...

WoOHOOW!!!!! So glad that everything looks good!!! Congratulations!

C said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I'm so happy for you! Good luck figuring out a time for the CVS testing. It sounds like you've got a few options.

And I have to agree, it's really reassuring to have your doctor's cell phone number. At this point, I'm almost surprised when I'm in the States and they don't hand it over ;)

Kelly said...

YAY!! Congratulations!!

ICLW

luckyme said...

Great news, congratulations. Happy ICLW (from South America), I'm interested in your experience in Borneo. ICLW #117

michelle said...

Congrats on your ultrasound!!! When did our first one a couple of weeks ago we were a bit freaked to see two! The tech showed us one and while the RE was talking about it, the tech moved it and I saw the 2nd.

Fast forward 2 weeks and I'm OK with it now. I hate it when people say, life only gives you what you can handle - meaning we got twins because we can handle it. But, I suppose it's true.

Congrats on your ONE! :) BEst wishes for a wonderful pregnancy to come. And welcome to the worry wart of women waiting to be mothers club!

Lins said...

Congratulations! And Happy ICLW! This is such a wonderful post to read today! Makes my heart smile.

ICLW #114

jenn said...

Congrats! :)