Tuesday, January 22, 2008

6w2d

Not only am I 6w2d, the wee one is measuring at 6w2d. With a heart rate of 130.

After welcoming us back, the first thing the midwife did was offer to do the scan first. And it went well. And she printed off pictures for us without making me ask (I'd share, but they look pretty awful using the scanner at my office -- I'll try again at home). I felt a nearly-instantaneous flood of relief.

Of course, that sense of relief was nearly immediately met by that small voice in the back of my head that kept reminding me that this scan is a week earlier than last time, and things might have looked fine that time at 6w2d. Last time, by 7w3d, the embryo was only measuring at 6w4d and had an irregular heartbeat, but it might have looked perfect at 6w2d. But I'm trying to ignore that little voice, since it isn't contributing anything positive (other than trying to keep me from getting my hopes up again, which is more protective than positive). For now, everything looks good.

And now the wait is on. Next appointment: February 11 (9w1d).

9 comments:

Meghan said...

Congrats to you!

And yes, we are living parallel lives right now!

And I'm originally from outside boston....whoa....

Jen said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

(I can't believe you have to wait so long to check again. So mean.)

Katie said...

Oh, yes!

I am so glad that it all looked good, but I'm with Jen - I can't believe that you have to wait THAT long for a recheck!

Sara said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Such good news!

waitinginline said...

Woo Hoo for a great u/s!!! I wish you tons of patience for your wait until your next u/s. I have faith that it will be even more beautiful than today's.

sushilover said...

Yippee!!! So glad for you! What a big sigh of relief. Just take each week as it comes. Ugh!

Loren said...

ALL is good! Don't compare this pregnancy to your last one. They are entirely different fetuses and pregnancies! I am so happy for you. Think happy thoughts and try to stay optimistic. :) You're in my thoughts....

Ms. Infertile said...

That is wonderful news!! I was so glad to read that your appointment went well. Keep good thoughts and we can keep each other company until the 11th.

Just a girl in the south said...

Congratulations!! That's great news!! Can't wait to read your update after your next appt!