Appointment details

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I am 6w6d today according to the IUI.

The baby is measuring 6w4d, but The RE was happy with that and said it’s good growth from last week.

There was a nice, strong heartbeat, though he doesn’t like to measure it the first time it’s seen since it’s usually just begun and he doesn’t want to do anything to potentially interfere.

The bleed is still there and it is the same size, so it is still possible for it to absorb or I will have spotting/bleeding. Hopefully the former.

He asked when my miscarriages were, and the last one stopped growing at 8 weeks (found out at 10w) and the first was natural at just over 8 weeks, so he’s going to have me come back in two weeks for one more ultrasound (one day before 9w) before releasing me to the midwife. I was going to request to go back one more time, but I’m glad he suggested it.

Oh, and as I mentioned earlier, I threw up this morning. Nothing since, but a nice unsettled feeling the rest of the morning and early afternoon.

The stakes are even higher now. I really don’t know if I can take losing *another* after seeing a heartbeat. (The chances of success are now 95% after seeing the heartbeat. Of course, they were last time too and, well…)

I can’t say I’m confident yet, but at least it’s another step. I’ll certainly take it. I’ve still got a lot of hurdles to overcome, including the crucial 8-week point for me, but I’m glad to be moving in the right direction, at least.

Based on my IUI date, we’re looking at a due date of August 17. To be honest, August is probably my least-desired due-date month (primarily because of how hot it gets then), but beggars can’t be choosers, so I will gladly take it. Hey, I wasn’t too thrilled with a January due date with Baby B and I’ve come to love it, so I know initial opinions don’t always matter in the end.

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Click here for a larger version of the ultrasound. (The bleed is not visible on this scan. He had to angle the wand in a different direction than this to see it.)

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Another step

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I’ll try to write a more detailed update later, but I have to get back to work right now.

Bottom line: There was a nice, strong heartbeat this morning.

Also: I threw up this morning and very likely will again before going back to work.

More later.