It only took the U/S tech a few minutes to discover that we had ONE beautiful baby growing in my belly. We were so happy, however, we were sad for the one we lost. Our baby was quickly dubbed, "thumper", for his/her strong heartbeat. Even at 6w2d, our baby already had a heart rate of 122bpm. Completely perfect. For only beating for a few days, our Dr was very impressed with the heart rate already. Perfect.
We could see Thumper's heart beating so strong and perfect in his/her little body. We couldn't make out much of a baby, just more of a blob, but it was our baby and we love it more than anything in the world.
Friday, April 10, 2009: A mere 2 weeks later and we were going in for our 8 week ultrasound. This was to be our last appointment at the infertility clinic for a while (a long while). We were sad to have to say goodbye to all of the people who helped us get to where we currently are. Pregnant with our beautiful, perfect Thumper. They've helped us through so much for so long that they've become like family.
I was VERY nervous going into the ultrasound because I feared that something bad had happened to our little one and that we wouldn't be parents after all. I tried my best not to think that way but it didn't happen like I wanted.
When the U/S tech came in to do the ultrasound, I was very nervous and just wanted to know that our baby was okay. Waiting to see our precious little Thumper seemed to take forever. Finally she inserted the ultrasound probe and I about panicked. I couldn't see anything on the screen and I was very close to starting to cry. She then inserted it the rest of the way and there was our precious baby, heart clearly visible on the screen and kicking away. Squirming and kicking, our beautiful, perfect baby.
The images were much clearer this time. We could most certainly make out the babies body. A perfect large head, a perfectly round little tummy, two gorgeous little arms and 2 perfect little legs. She measured the heart rate and it was a perfect 165bpm. A little girl, perhaps? We'll have to wait and see. She said that the baby looked absolutely perfect and they couldn't ask for anything more.
We spent the next 30 minutes, or so, saying goodbye to all of our friends at the infertility clinic. We were very sad to have to leave them but after all, it's what we've wanted for so long, so it was nice to have to leave them on such GREAT terms and under such GREAT circumstances.
I thought I should add that the belly is on the left and the head is on the right next to the hollow (looking) circle. The circle is the yolk sac that is feeding baby till the umbilical cord & placenta kick in at 12 weeks.
I couldn't be more happier with our outcome and our progress so far. We go to our first OB appointment (here in town - thank god!) on Thursday, April, 16th, 2009. I will update you more then.