well the ultrasound today has come and gone and we’re back to breathing a little easier. phew!
the technician was a self proclaimed “rule follower” so she really didn’t delve into any specifics but she did tell me that she is very thorough, takes lots of measurements and pics and takes her time. i was very happy she told me that because long appointments equal bad news and it helped me relax knowing that that was her style. so i know i got everything checked out super well. she started with my uterus. at one point she asked me if i have history of fibroids? i told her no. this didn’t really worry me too much because i’ve had techs ask stuff like that in the past and then i don’t have anything that they asked about… (so why do they ask?)…
then she moved on to checking the baby. she said she was going to remeasure some things and add in a few new ones as baby is now big enough. so she did the head, belly, femur, arms, heart rate and a couple of other things but i can’t remember now.
then she moved to my ovaries. all she told me is they are in the right place hahaha
she talked a lot while she checked. i found this reassuring as it has been my experience that when something is wrong or troublesome, the tech does not talk. she told me about some great cookbooks by Sick Kids Hospital that she just loves and when “baby is here with us and ready to eat I should get them”. not really something that someone would say if things didn’t seem good i think… right?
she told me that some doctors overreact nowadays as they’ve kind of swung from one end of the spectrum to the other. right now the common theme is “over check, just to be sure”. which i can totally appreciate but as an IVFer this triggers big time anxiety. she told me next time i go to see the dr. to empty my bladder fully before and even during the appointment and try for a poop beforehand (hahaha) as all these things can change the height, shape and size of the uterus. then i asked if she’d just be my dr.?! bahaha.
at the end she went out and got chris and we got to see our baby again. just 4 weeks older but so much bigger than last time and looking much more like a babe. we saw the spine, ribs, arm and hand bones and little feet. it looked like babe was snoozing as the movement was limited to a bit of head nodding and some little arms crossing in front of the heart. heartbeat was awesome. it’s my favourite part. i just love seeing that little flicker more than anything in the world. 140 bpm. xox
so now we wait for our appointment on the 5th with the OB to go over everything. we know that nothing is certain and we don’t know everything that was recorded today but seeing our baby, seeing it’s heart beating and everything looking snug as a bug in there, we are rejuvenated until our next appointment.