Thursday, March 12, 2009
We have a heartbeat!
I just got back from my first ultrasound. It was so wonderful. I was super nervous and got basically no sleep last night and between that and having to drink my weight in water was feeling kinda nauseous anyway. Then the same radiology tech who I saw this summer escorted me and Dan to the same room I was in this summer. I'm really glad Dan was there this time. I was bleeding profusely the last time I was there getting an u/s so I wasn't surprised that she remembered me. Anyway, we started with an abdominal scan and I could see the gestational sac right away and a tiny litte white spot. When she zoomed in on it she said "see that flicker, that's the heartbeat!" I exhaled for the first time in 2 weeks. We couldn't get a good view of it so we had to do the transvaginal u/s, which I hope will be the last time. I'm not a fan of that thing, but it does get good pictures and once she was able to get a fix on it we were able to hear the heartbeat. It was the best sound in the world! I've heard it on TV and movies but it's just so amazing when it's your own baby's hearbeat. The heartrate was 111, which I believe is normal for 6w3d gestation. I'm on cloud nine! For your viewing pleasure, here are the pics she gave me (which are already in my baby brag book)