I had my ultrasound appointment today.
The appointment was at 9:45 and I took Ada with me. I was so nervous!
As luck would have it they seemed to forget about me in the waiting room. Everyone else sitting out there got called, new people came in and sat down and got called 10 minutes later.
FINALLY at 11:10 they called my name. Ada was practically climbing the walls and we were so hungry! (They don’t allow food and drink in the waiting room and I didn’t expect to be waiting for more than an hour anyway…)
Once I got in the ultrasound room I had to disrobe from the waist down for the lovely dildo cam. Ada termed it the magic pee pee wand. Wonderful.
Then I laid on the ultrasound bed and waited for 8 more minutes. My buns got cold! Ada was so tired of waiting. With our last appointment we waited 10 minutes. I don’t know what was going on this time.
I kept thinking of what I would do if there was not a healthy baby in there. I laid in that room, on that table before and saw a tiny dead baby. I kept thinking of all the other women who’d gotten the same news while laying there, exposed, on that same bed. Sadness.
Ada held my hand and patted me and said, “It will be fine Mommy!” I felt comforted for a split second. Then she squeezed my boob.
After the longest 8 minutes ever the OB came in. They used to have a female ultrasound tech named Debbie. I don’t know what happened to her. Instead Dr. B does the ultrasounds instead. I find it incredibly awkward to have a big hairy man doing a vaginal ultrasound, but whatever.
The second he slid the wand inside we saw a perfect baby pop up on the flat screen TV on the wall!
He quickly said everything looks perfectly healthy. Nice placenta, perfect baby, good cervix, two ovaries…
The placenta is the scariest part to me since the baby between Rosie and Ada died due to the placenta separating from the wall of the uterus at 12 weeks. The placenta just didn’t grow I am so glad this placenta doesn’t seem to have any blood or pieces tearing away.
The baby had a heartbeat of 165 bpm. We got to hear it, loudly. Ada was quite impressed! (Rosie’s hb was always 175. Ada’s was usually lower, in the 150’s and 160’s. Ada was a much chubbier, thicker bodied baby. Wonder if that’s related.)
Baby had teeny little feet that wiggled a little, and tiny arms that looked to be rubbing his/her face at one point. The baby didn’t move a lot, just a few limb movements.
Baby is measuring 9 weeks, 4 days which is within a couple days of dating based on my last period. I don’t know the exact day I ovulated because that was the one month I was trying not to get pregnant and not using OPK’s. Go figure. Every other month I knew the second I ovulated.
Here’s a picture of my tiny baby!
The head is on the left towards the bottom. (Black spot is supposed to be there.) There are little arms in the middle. Then the umbilical cord. The feet are on the right and you can see them really well! Placenta is on the bottom in the middle going towards the right side.
The due date is August 1st. Since both girls were born at 39 weeks I wouldn’t be surprised if the baby was born at the end of July, but you never know!