Yesterday was my ultrasound appointment. We were supposed to go in at 1 but due to snow I called to see if we could come earlier and they said 10 was fine. So we rushed around getting ready and then headed to the office around 10. Initially my nurse had said we would do the IV infusion first then the ultrasound but when I got there they put me in the ultrasound room. I’m glad they did.
My doctor and nurse came in and asked how I was feeling. My doctor commented on my Wonder Woman socks and asked if my plane was waiting for me outside. He cracks me up. Then it was the moment of truth. I had a little bit of a panic when he put in the ultrasound camera. I didn’t know what I was looking for but after a few seconds my husband yelled, “There’s the heartbeat!” He was right.
It’s funny that he saw it before anyone else. The doctor told him that was the heartbeat. He then showed us the sac and said it was perfectly round and in a good spot. He measured the fetal pole and said it looked good. I really couldn’t believe it. There’s a baby in there!
He told me to sit up then talked to me about nausea. I told him I have a little bit in the morning either before I eat or sometimes afterwards. He recommended I take some B6 to help with it. He also told me based on my height and body weight I need to gain a minimum of 27 pounds. He then gave my husband a handshake and told me he was getting a hug. I was so happy. I hugged him hard and thanked him. I’m sure I said it before but he had both of his children via IVF so he totally gets it.
I went back to get my IV infusion and my nurse came back. She said I’m measuring 6 weeks and gave me a due date. I’m not sharing that yet as I’m sure it will change at my next appointment. She also handed me the petri dish our baby was made in and a CD with all of the photos from the separate egg and sperm, the ICSI process, a photo on day 1, 2, 3, and 5, as well as a photo before and after freezing. How cool is that?
I know this is only the first hurdle. With my first pregnancy the same thing happened but then the next day I started having some bleeding and miscarried within a week. So far so good today. I go back on January 12 and if we still see the baby growing I’ll feel much better as I’ll be 8 weeks then and I’ll just be more comfortable with everything.
I’m still on PIO shots but they are going to switch me to suppositories because my poor butt is hard and bruised all over. I can switch back and forth if I need too. We’ll see. I’m not much for either one but I need to be on them until 12 weeks.
So, here we go again. I’m really hoping this one sticks as my husband and I are no spring chickens.