Hi just got back from my first ultrasound
The nurse seems to think everything is ok
We were able to see the pregnancy sack and as the called it a bright spot which is apparently is the embryo
We originally thought I was 6months 5 days but at the ultrasound the size of the sac suggests I am 5 weeks and 5 days
I am a little confused because I did IVF and assumed they would have gotten how far along I was right
they were unable to see the heartbeat they say because it is too early so I have to go back in a week
i feel a little more relieved but now am worried
has this ever happened to anyone before
First of all, breathe... From experience, I know that this is a crazy, exciting, and nervous time... I, too, was weirded out that the ultrasound said one date, when I KNEW the date of IVF. Here is the thing, your little munchkin is super small right now... It is very hard to get an accurate measurement because a smidgen of movement of the rollerball or mouse on the machine will change the date by a few days, even a week. As your miracle grows, the measurement will become more accurate; however, keep my true story in mind... My Dr. did extra ultrasounds because she thought I was measuring (from the outside) very large. Well, on July 17th the ultrasound measured my baby to be 9lbs 4 oz. My Dr. thought it best to induce so that my baby wouldn't get super huge (she was worried about having to do a c-section due to the baby's size). So, on July 20th, at 38 weeks exactly (I know because I did IVF) I was induced and had a beautiful, healthy baby girl... Here is the kicker... She weighed 7lbs 3 oz. What happened that made her drop 2 lbs in 3 days?!?!
How are your progesterone shots going? I remember those times... I remember counting down the weeks to the end of trimesters and all the "goals" to hit... It seemed like 40 weeks was forever... and now she is 8 months old, and I think, where did the time go?
You are in my prayers!
I'm glad to hear that everything is going well. Try not to worry about all the other stuff. I know it's hard, though. If you are 5 weeks, 5 days then that could be too early to see the heartbeat. I'm 6 weeks, 3 days and they did see a heartbeat so maybe when you hit 6 weeks, you'll see it too.
Keep in mind, that depending on the ultrasound equipment, the Dr. may or may not be able to see the heartbeat... My Dr.s ultrasound machine was real ****... She sent me to the hospital to have ultrasounds done... Yea, and I should have mentioned before, that my ultrasounds first registered my baby to be a week behind in size, until about 8 weeks along, then she measured right... or bigger...
I used to think that as soon as I got past the first trimester, then I would breathe... Nope
I then thought that as soon as I got past 24 weeks, then I would breathe... Nope
I then thought that as soon as I heard her cry, then I would breathe... Nope
I am hoping that when she is 18, maybe I will breathe... But I am thinking... Nope :o)
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