I was told to drink 24 oz of water within 30 mins right before my appt. Gag! I was so nauseous this morning I about threw up all of it! I had to hurry up and grab some gum just so I could keep the water down. Once I saw B & C I was much more calm! C & I went back to the room to get prepped for the ultrasound, once we were in the room we noticed that the table & stirrups faced the entrance of the door. We decided just us two would stay for the U/S! The boys would have great conversation in the waiting room! :)
Immediately I noticed two sacs, but to my dismay only saw 1 with a baby... The other sac unfortunately was empty...I immediately looked over at C and could see the sadness in her face, it just crushed me... This immediately saddened me. I guess I was either expecting just one sac with one healthy baby or two sacs with two healthy babies. Not once did I anticipate that one baby would stop growing. :( The Tech assured both of us that most likely the embryo had problems from the very beginning and just wasn't healthy, this kinda comforted me. I know that at the transfer only 1 looked great and the other only had a 15-20% chance of survival so chances of twins was low. Sadness overwhelmed me, but the minute the tech showed us the heartbeat of this beautiful little bun.. I was immediately grinning from ear to ear! My heart raced with excitement! I looked over at C as she was smiling too! This little one had a strong heartbeat of 127!! I am so happy and excited that this little one looks healthy! The little bun is measuring a few days behind but they are still keeping the due date as December 20th! Our next appt will be at 10 weeks, in just 3 more weeks! Actually I just realized that our next appt is the same day as our last Estrace pills & PIO shot!! Hooray! Thank goodness! I cannot wait until Nick can stop stabbing me with these painful needles! Last night my bottom actually fought back and squirted blood right at him! Yuck!! Only 22 more shots!!
Here is a chart that shows the progression of the Fetal Heartbeat: (This little one is right on!)
Age: Normal Fetal Heart Rate:
4 weeks 80-85 bpm
5 weeks 80-103 bpm
6 weeks 103-126 bpm
7 weeks 126-149 bpm
8 weeks 149-172 bpm
9 weeks 155-195 bpm (avg. 175)
For most of you, you probably cannot read the ultrasound pic but I will post it anyways!
|Both sacs. Bottom one is empty but the top one shows the little bun!!|