Today we had our first obstetrics and ultrasound appointment. Up until now, the only symptom I have had is a doubling beta. I have had no fatigue, nausea, breast tenderness, etc. I do not feel pregnant at all. Our appointment was scheduled for 11AM. Usually my RE is right on time. Today, however, they had some unexpected issue with another patient and were running about 40 minutes behind.
Once my RE started the ultrasound, the room was silent for what felt like forever (although it was only a few seconds). Then I heard our baby’s heartbeat loud and clear. I closed my eyes for a few seconds and listened to the best sound I have ever heard. I then looked over at my husband. He was a little misty eyed which was really sweet.
Our baby looks like a tiny blob but he is there. He is measuring at about 1/3rd of an inch which is exactly where he is supposed to be. I know that other people have described the heartbeat sound as a swooshing. Mine sounding exactly like a heartbeat. I had a transvaginal ultrasound so maybe that makes a difference.
My RE did some baby math and told me I am 7 weeks along today. I had already figured that out using an online IVF calculator. Our due date is November 13th. I know most people do not deliver on their due date but I think it is kind of funny that our expected date is a Friday the 13th.
We still have a long way to go. Even so, I am starting to accept the fact that things might finally be going as planned. It is possible that by the end of this year I will be holding our sweet baby boy in my arms. – Jennie