Re: December Pregnancy
posted at 12/2/2011 8:23 PM EST
In Response to Re: December Pregnancy
[QUOTE]Saw the bean today! And it is about the size of one! But, we saw the heartbeat, about 105bpm, which means I am only 6 weeks along, so still very early. My EDD is July 27th, 2012. I have another u/s on the 15th. Also, Liss, I met with Barbara, and she was fantastic!
Posted by lizinboston[/QUOTE]
Congrats! Seeing it makes it more real, and I find seeing it twice somehow still leaves me in disbelief!
We had quite the time at our 2nd OB appt today. At just about 12 weeks, I was hoping to hear the HB. Well, an attempt with the doppler gave nothing but my own HB, so the Dr. wanted to take a look via ultrasound. I was surprised because we had an u/s back in early November but glad that he didn't just say "oh, wait a few days and come back"...I need instant gratification.
Well, after an attempt with an external u/s, he still couldn't see anything (which I am convinced was at least partly due to his age...his very advanced age...and inability to use the machine effectively...) so he attempted an internal u/s. Still nothing, so then I had to go empty my bladder, and finally on the 3rd try we saw our baby again! It definitely looks more baby shaped now- we saw the tiny flickering heart, tiny fists, flashes of the spine here and there. In all the time he couldn't find anything, I was just thinking the worst, but it was so great to see it. We got a bad quality printout to take home, but at least it's something :) Makes it all the better that baby was measuring 12 weeks and 2 days, and today is 12/2...also my birthday. What a great gift!