October 13, 2009
I had my first Ultrasound today. The appointment was at 10:45. I arrived in the doctors office and signed in at 10:28. The wait was long, especially since I was by myself (Scott wasn't able to make it) and the room was quiet. But, as I told my mom, it was a nice break to sit in the waiting room and do nothing. I started to read a book, and then I realized I would rather do nothing, how often do I get a chance to just "sit" and so I did.
After quite a wait, I was taken back with the ultrasound tech. No weight check, peeing in a cup, vitals, nothing. We went straight back, she had me lay down on the table and within seconds, she had our little baby up on the screen. I really must admit, I'm really not much of a mushy type of person, I like romantic comedies as much as the next girl, but I'm not overly emotion (when it comes to things like this at least). So she showed me the baby, and his (no, we don't know what the sex is yet, but "his" sounds better than "its") little leg. She didn't point it out to me, but there on the screen was a tiny little flickering light, a tiny little heartbeat! And there it was, assurance. All of the silly little nagging going on in my head from the time I found out disappeared. There was a baby inside of me, and I have every right to feel as miserable as I do. (Okay, I'm not miserable, but you get what I mean.)
So now our little one is about the size of a Raspberry. When the tech took his measurements, she said he was measuring at 9 weeks and 3 days, which puts the due date based on size at May 15th! Perfect! So according to the dates and to the size, the baby's due dates match! I just hope this one is not as late as the last one!
I spent about a total of 7 minutes in the room with the Ultrasound. I immediately called my mom who was still in the hospital from her broken leg, she was of course excited. I then called my husband on his lunch break to let him know everything was fine. He knew that I was really worried that I would go in and they either wouldn't find a sac, or there wouldn't be a heartbeat. He told me later that he was afraid that I was going to call him and tell him that either there wasn't a baby there, or that there were twins there. "Honestly" he confessed, "I'm not sure which would have been worse."
But we have one healthy baby inside of me. Now I have to get a bunch of blood work done before my next appointment. I know the Ultrasound doesn't look like much, but there is our baby, coming in May 2010!