Monday, June 29, 2009

New ultrasound pics - 7w1d

So, we had our second scan today and it does look like there is just one baby - though we are all somewhat stumped about this (Please don't get me wrong- I've never really wanted twins but this time I am sad about losing that other healthy embryo and I am sad and confused as to why one didn't make it). Even my nurse was like, "with your recent HCG numbers, we would have assumed twins" but once the sac is developed, HCG numbers seem to vary alot. So, we have one very healthy little bean. Again, we went to the old RE so we got a really bad machine and weren't able to get a heart rate since the machines they have cannot measure it at this stage (WTF?). I talked to my RE on Friday (how sweet, he called to congratulate us) and he said if I wanted to, he would give me another u/s order and I should make an appointment with a hospital for a better scan using better machinery since he was a little shocked at what happened on Monday. I'm not sure if we will. Upon inserting that lovely wand, the nurse today (the office does not have sonographers just nurses who use the wands) saw the sac and we saw a little bean and I said, "Does it have a heartbeat?" and she said "let me check" and then turned the machine directly to herself and looked within 2 inches of it for about a minute (while I started absolutely panicking and holding my breath) and then said, "yup. and it looks like a fast one". That is really all I have to say about that. I am relieved that we saw a little flicker on the screen but still feeling like things can crash at any second.

So, without further ado (and don't get your hopes up), these are really grainy images:


This one shows the baby to the right. The baby measured 7w2d and we were at 7w1d, so that is good so far.




This one is the same sac from a different angle? I don't exactly get it...but there is the baby in the middle of the sac and the sac looks smushed...but she said it is fine...just a different angle?






10 comments:

JJ said...

Yay, I love the pictures! It's so nerve-wracking waiting for the heartbeat confirmation, I literally hold my breath.... I'm so glad you have a lovely strong bean in there. Hope you are feeling ok and not too nauseous.

Pie said...

The pics look great, congrats!! It amazes me the variance of the scans at your old RE's office. How can they not have the machines to do these basic scans? Odd...but good news!

Jill M. said...

Wow Sue, I stand corrected, I thought for sure that you had a 2nd baby in there hidden somewhere. Very perplexing that's for sure. But congrats on a very healthy singleton! I was on the edge of my chair waiting for the heartbeat confirmation, whew!

Polly Gamwich said...

YAY!!!

Such great news!

Keep it up Mama!

kayjay said...

Hey congrats on the beautiful little one with the strong heartbeat! Beautiful photos too...although I would be interested to see what a real sonographer would find in there.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

YAY! So happy for you!

Sky said...

Sue - huge congrats on the speedy little heart. I'm still thinking this crazy place might be missing the other little guy - I dunno, they're just so frightening.

Regardless, one healthy baby is all I want so I can't help but feel so happy for you!

DAVs said...

What a beautiful sight! I'm sorry about the other normal embie, but who knows, maybe it's just shy!
Hope you feel better :)

meinsideout said...

I love the pics too. Congrats and I hope that you are able to enjoy every single second!

But damn, you think they would at least have a fully functioning machine.

Me said...

:)