I have some information on this little life I am carrying. Some info is better than none right?
I was not too impressed with my appointment once again. When I got there with my exceedingly full bladder I was told to give a urine sample. I asked the nurse if I should wait until after my ultrasound to do that and she said.
“Oh we don’t have you on the schedule today for an ultrasound” Cue freak out. I told her that the doctor definitely told me that we would be getting one this time. She said she would talk to the doctor and find out but that I should go ahead and give my sample.
I was upset but I did as I was told. I forced by body to release just a small amount of pee into the little jar and then stop and hold it. My body was not happy about this. Now I had to pee more than ever. But I was determined to see my baby.
I sat through the nurses questions, and then the residents questions. And then finally I was able to see the doctor. We discussed our options as far as testing goes and decided that we do want to do the fetal dna from maternal blood test at 10 weeks. So I will be going in next Tuesday to give a little blood and hopefully from that we will know if we have any chromosomal issues.
Finally she said “I know you want to see your little one so lets go have a look on our spare machine” HALLELUJAH! Wait? Spare Machine?
She did the ultrasound. She did find baby right away but she mostly just got shots of my excessively large black hole of a bladder. It was obvious that she did not routinely perform ultrasounds. She showed us the face and we saw the flicker of a heartbeat. I was relieved.
Cloudy asked if we could hear the heartbeat and she informed us that she didn’t know how to turn the sound on on this machine. Awesome, well can you tell us the rate? “Oh it’s about 140 to 150 just perfect” Sure, yeah did you count that? And which is it because there is a big difference between 140 and 150 and are you just trying to placate me?
Long story to say that we are having a baby and it does have a beating heart. We did see it squirm around and wave it’s little arm nubbens which was pretty darn cool. But we don’t know the heart rate, we don’t know if it is measuring on schedule for our dating. And the picture was crappy at best. I guess we’ll take it?
I don’t think we will get another ultrasound before 20 weeks unless we demand it. Should I do that?
I am trying not to be disappointed, I am pregnant, and the baby is alive today!
You can see my silly iPhone capture of our ultrasound picture on my new pictures page if you are interested.