Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Post U/S - All is Well

Baby is fine. Thank God.

Today I had a new doctor. Young. He has only been with the practice 2 weeks and came from Maryland. Super nice, very polite. But obviously new with the equipment and multi-tasking. As long as baby had a heartbeat, I didn't care. Which turned out to be a good thing.

He was quite chatty. I guess he thought he needed to get to know me a bit - or rather let me get to know him - before he did the deed. He worked the wand okay, but trying to coordinate managing the wand and using the U/S keyboard proved a bit challenging. He was apologetic and I reassured him that it was no big deal, I was fine and happy to lie there for the next month, watching my baby grow.

He found the heartbeat, and I saw it immediately, despite the fact that the image was going in and out. I got what I went there for. A nice, regular heartbeat. He fumbled a bit to get the doppler to measure the heartbeat. He got one reading at 160 and another reading at 147. Either way, okay.

But he could not get a crown-rump length. He tried and tried, turning the wand this way and that, focus in and focus out. The kid looked like an amoeba stuck to the top of it's sac. No discernible head or rump to be seen.

The doc actually left the room to go get another doc. The woman doc came in and she too had some difficulty. They said the baby is just in a weird orientation. I think it was doing a face plant in the sac wall. Finally they made some kind of measurement and, bingo, 7w4d - exactly where it should be.

Here is my silly little kiddo, trying to hide in the corner (actually, in this picture, it looks like a chicken drumstick!):


Anonymous said...

I admit, I've been obsessively refreshing your blog for an hour now. :)

HI BABY!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like a girl today.

Anonymous said...

wow, beautiful picture! congratulations!!! :)

IVF 40+ said...


oh s/he is lovely!!

so happy for you

cindyhoo2 said...

Yay yay yay yay yay!!!! So excited about the perfect development and the great heartbeat. Okay, deep breath. Now you relax until.... Hmm.. Monday is when I expect another meltdown. (I am sooooooo gonna pay for these remarks when you are happily in trimester 2 and I am obsessing away in trimester 1)

I laughed out loud at your last remark. The picture does look astonishingly like you are going to give birth to a chicken leg. :)

tireegal68 said...

yes yes yes yes yes yes YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
woooooo hoooooooo!
great day for babies and moms! ( and dads of course!)
so happy you have a happy heart-beating chicken drum stick in there playing peekaboo!!!

ErinJean said...

YAY!!!!!! I am so happy!

And I had to laugh out loud at this, "I was fine and happy to lie there for the next month, watching my baby grow." haha! I could definitely see myself saying that to my doctor.. :)

Congrats on seeing the little drumstick and it's heartbeat!

Riley said...

Yay!!!!! I am SO happy for you - beautiful, beautiful baby!! So glad you got to see the heartbeat. Awesome. Too bad your doctor wasn't more coordinated but at least you got the fabulous news you wanted. Woo hoo! Beautiful!

just me, dawn said...

yay for beautiful heartbeats :)

Mad Hatter said...

Hello sweet pea!!!
Soooooo thrilled for you!!

Alex P said...

I love that your post has been up for an hour and almost half your followers have already not just checked in, but made sure you know how excited we are for you and your little bean! awwww So adorable. Love it.

I am so excited things are going amazing!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you. What a relief! Glad all is well and hope you can relax a bit for at least a few days! Take care.

embieadoptmom said...

Praise God for your sweet one showing up! You're moving now sister! SO HAPPY for your news!

Serendipity said...

congratulations, I'm so glad everything is going well!

stillhopeful said...

That's awesome, so happy for you!! It's amazing every time you see that baby inside you, doing well! Congratulations!

Fran said...

I didn't manage to wait long enough to see how you got on, but believe you me I didn't stop thinking of you for a second!! So ths morning I checked immediately on my phone your news and decided to post you properly from the computer as soon as I got to the office! You won't be reading my post until you get up anyway LOL!
I am so so happy things are fine, I had no doubt about it though, but of course it was a particularly difficult scan for you. It's over now!! You have to find soon somethign elso to worry about! When is the next one programmed for? Next week already? Can't wait!! Love, Fran

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Holly said...

Well, that's the cutest chicken drumstick I've ever seen!


BB said...

Great picture! I'm so happy for you!!! S/he looks fantastic!!! Enjoy the peace of mind :)


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that everything went so well. Isn't it such a relief to see the heartbeat and to know that everything is measuring right as it should be? It's such a miracle and never ceases to amaze me. I'm so glad that all is going well and can't wait for future photos of your adorable little drumstick!