Monday, June 4, 2012

6w1d First (scheduled) Ultrasound

I’m so sorry for waiting this long to post. Everything is fine. I’m so busy at work lately that I barely have time to breath. Then over the weekend all I wanted to do was either lounge on the couch or the porch (it was PERFECT weather outside). I couldn’t get motivated to do much of anything. I cleaned a little, I did a little laundry and I did a little yard work. I took a nap on Saturday and Sunday and it felt so good to just shut my eyes and drift off.


Anyway, back to our appointment on Friday. BJ and drove separately because we each had to work afterward. While we were waiting in the room, I got undressed from the waist down and he said, “They’re going to go up in you for this?” I told him that everything was too tiny to be seen from the outside. And I made sure to tell him that he was to stand by my side and not by my feet.

The tech came in and asked me if I was ok because she heard that I had been in the day before. I told her what happened and she showed the appropriate reaction of “oh my gosh…of course you were scared.” I’m sure they get that all the time.

Just as she was about to begin the scan, Dr. M came in. He spent so much time talking to BJ and me that I didn’t really get to ask any questions other than how fast the heartbeat was measuring. He said 113bpm. That seemed a little low to me but he said it was fine. I made the tech show us the heart again so that BJ could really get a good glimpse. And then we were done. The tech was gone in a flash so I have no idea what the other measurements were. Dr. M congratulated us again and explained to us how bleeding can occur because of “snuggling in” and because we make the uterine lining so thick and fluffy that some leakage is not uncommon. He told me to take it easy over the weekend and made a point of telling us not to have intercourse for the next few days. Booo. They printed another picture for us and he told me that he wants me back in about 10 days. That seems really far away so I hope it gets here quickly. I made the appointment for 6/12. I told BJ that he didn’t have to come if he didn’t want to but it’s always nice to have him along. I’m trying to live in a very positive state of mind so thinking that I will get bad news is not something I’m letting myself believe right now. My brain knows it to be true, but my heart won’t let me go there.

I’m out of time so I can’t post about us telling the LG about the pregnancy. We told him Friday night. And then he told his mom. And then we had to tell my SIL for fear of her finding out from the LG’s mother. I’ll write about all of that later this week.

Thank you for checking on me and again, I’m sorry for posting so late. I know that I get worried about bloggers when they don’t post right after an appointment. It just goes to show how much we all really care about each other.

13 comments:

Jem said...

So darn excited for you. Glad all is well in the ute.

Alex said...

So glad to hear that your ultrasound went well! A positive state of mind is tough, I know. Slowly but surely this will become more and more real. You're pregnant, Teejay! You really are!!! :)

AplusB said...

So exciting! How cool that our due dates are so close :)

Mel. said...

Hooray for passing this excellent milestone!!

someday-soon said...

Congratulations =) That is an awesome heart rate! It starts slow and builds to a faster rate in a few weeks. They expect it to be 100-120 right now. So happy for you!

Leslie said...

Yeah for a great u/s!! Happy Dance for you!!

Pie said...

Great news! Yeah, I do get a little worried if I don't get an update right away! So glad things continue to look good for you! YAY!

A said...

Yay! I was getting a little worried- so I am completely thrilled that it's just because you were relaxing on the porch all weekend ;-) Congrats mama! I have to ask....where's your ticker?!?! ;-)

Augusta said...

Very glad to read that your follow-up scan went so well. You have 2 hearts!! How amazing.

newbie said...

Yay TeeJay! I had a bleeding episode right around the same time as you and it totally freaked me out. Everything turned out just fine though, and it sounds like it has with you too!

Rebecca said...

Great News! I'm so glad that the heartbeat was strong.

Nanci said...

Woo hoo! I waited ALL weekend for this update. :) But I am so happy you were enjoying your weekend and getting lots of rest. I can't wait to hear about your next u/s.

EndoJourney said...

Sorry I haven't checked in for a while. First of all WHEW so glad the bleeding is nothing and everything is looking good. Secondly, yay for being pregnant and everything looking good!! 113 is a great heartbeat at this stage! Wishing lots of of happy and healthy growth to your little baby! Love to you!