Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Learning to Breathe

Today was our first ultrasound. I was in tears before I even got out of the car, and nearly hyperventilated before we ever got to the exam room.

It took about 10 seconds. But, there it was, right were it was supposed to be. One nice, round gestational sac measuring right on target with a perfect yolk sac inside. My RE was very pleased with everything. I just stared at the screen in disbelief. I didn't think I'd ever get to this point. It seems so surreal. Is this really happening? Is this MY life??

As expected, we didn't see a heartbeat yet but we are scheduled for another ultrasound next Thursday. My RE said that they don't usually expect to see the heartbeat until the middle of the 6th week at least. Today I am 5w6d, so all is well. If everything next time goes as my doctor predicts and a heartbeat is found, he said that my risk of m/c is only 10% until the 13th week, then it will drop even lower.

When we left my nurse gave us a little bottle of Martinelli's, a stack of pregnancy related reading material, and a bunch of ultrasound pictures.

Still, this feels so weird. We were told to pick an OB by Thursday. WE ARE BEING RELEASED!!! They need to know where to send our records.

This is such a strange place to be...

5 comments:

Annie said...

I've been wondering about you all day hoping you got great news. It's so bizarre, isn't it, to be getting good news for a change? My next ultrasound is Thursday, too! Let's keep up this streak of great news!

J and E said...

I don't know how to type out the huge smile on my face. So dang happy!! Now remember to call me when you feel like you can't let go of the infertility. I'll remind you to run like hell. It's strange how hard it is to let go of it and enjoy the ride. :)

Michele said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

BU said...

Hip hip hooray!!! My heart is all smiley and happy for you.

A. said...

Amazing news!!! I am so happy and relieved for you.