Thursday, May 08, 2008

6 Weeks and One Day

We went for our first ultrasound yesterday. We have a pregnancy! Unfortunately, we do not have a heartbeat...yet. As the nurse prepped us, she told us not to expect to hear one. There would be a small chance that we would but, that it was still early. The doctor made the same statement when he started the exam. I had to keep my eyes closed the entire time. My husband and I were sick with worry.

I heard the doctor turn on the doppler and did not hear the recognizable swoosh swoosh of the heartbeat. I was so sad but, the doctor told me so far so good. The nurse told DH and I it was time to breathe again. I have a couple of large fibroids and he explained that the tissue reflects the sound of the u/s making it difficult to hear anything else. After he said this I remembered we had the same problem the last time. As my RE left the room, he told me that he did expect to hear a heartbeat next week.

Uh...ok...I'll get right on that sir!!!


Kami said...

Oh geez - didn't they do a vag u/s? I would be on pins and needles waiting for that h/b.

Are things measuring on time? How are you doing with the wait? One. More. Week!

Oh . . .Congrats!

Portia P said...

I had a coozi cam until I was at least 10 weeks. I'm not sure they can hear a heartbeat with a doppler for a while, so nothing to worry about!

So pleased that all went well though. It's SO exciting!!

Working Girl said...

Sorry for the confusion. I did endure a coochie-cam the other night not abdominal. My doctor's transvaginal ultrasound is also a Doppler ultrasound. I think!!! My husband is a bit of a nerd and so is the RE and one exam they were going on and on about the different ultrasound technologies. All this, while I lay there with my legs spread wide open!!!

Freyja said...

Fingers and toes crossed!

Kami said...

Have you gotten your next u/s yet? I hope all is well!