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!):
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