Let me tell you-switching OB's will go down as one of the best decisions Ben and I ever made. We got called back in a reasonable amount of time (less than 5 minutes), were taken to the US Suite (ooo-la-la!) and had the most pleasant, comfortable experience. The exam table was heated and instead of paper was covered with a super soft sheet. When you laid on the table, there was a huge flat panel TV mounted on the wall in front of you. There was a nice cozy chair for Ben to sit in right beside my head and he was able to hold my hand and see everything. They give you another super soft sheet to cover yourself with and then they have at it. The tech we had was so amazing. She knew about our previous loss and showed us the heartbeat right away so I didn't have to lie there and worry. Within seconds, up popped the little flicker and the ::whoosh whoosh whoosh:: came over the speakers. I couldn't help but laugh, which made Baby's heart skip a beat! Then she took some measurements, which are right with what I thought, despite our first 2 US's measuring ahead. Every machine is different, as is the way the Tech measures things. The equipment at my OB's office is brand new, so I am going with her dates. Baby looked awesome and we got TONS of pictures! They rescheduled us for an appt with my OB tomorrow which was fine by me! Just another chance to get to see Baby, right?
Baby @ 7w5d! You can start to see the little leggies and the start of an arm on the upper side. That's their little head over on the left.
Baby again! That's the measure of the heart rate along the bottom, beating strong at 179 BPM today! Ben's thinking GIRL!
The only downside of today's appt was we found out my ovaries are actually joined together by a cyst. Not a huge deal right now, but not ideal either. At this point in time, we are planning on this being my last pg'y (assuming all works out), so I am not worried about it at all. My ovaries are such a mess. But who cares? They served their purpose ;)
Other than that, nothing is really new. My morning sickness has a tendency to last all day. This morning was particularly rough, poor Ben! He is probably tired of hearing me scream from the shower only to walk in and see my barfing all over the place. He's so great. He cleaned everything up today so I could go lay back down before our appt. I honestly don't mind the nausea, but it is exhausting. Peppermints and sleep are my cures right now, but when I go back to work Wednesday, sleep won't be much of an option!
Thank you so much for all your prayers, kind e-mails, thoughts and sweet comments (and keep them coming! They make my day!). As always, leave any prayer requests-or PRAISE's in the comment box!
7w5d (right back where I thought we were!)