Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Reassuring

I remember the 5.5 week ultrasound from the FET this summer vividly. Smirky was almost silent. He poked around, showed that there was one sac. Looked for a yolk sac, took a few measurements, and said that we should come back in two weeks.

I remember asking if everything looked okay. He didn't say much, other than "there isn't much to see at this ultrasound." We were mainly confirming that the pregnancy was intrauterine, he cooly explained.

I left that ultrasound feeling pretty crappy--I remember talking to the nurse that afternoon and specifically asking about the yolk sac. Did it mean something ominous when we didn't see one? She took out my chart and explained that there was a small one, and there was nothing diagnostic that they could tell from that ultrasound, other than to confirm the presence or absence of an intrauterine pregnancy.

In hindsight, I realize that Smirky was being deliberately cautious. He never said, but I suspect he had doubts about that pregnancy from that day.

I'm happy to say that his demeanor today lies in stark contrast to the Smirky who scanned me this summer. He inserted the wand and we instantly saw the gestational sac and a clear, distinct yolk sac. He pointed them both out happily as he took measurements. I asked if things looked okay and he said, "everything is exactly as it should be. The measurements are perfect." For Smirky, that's high praise.

I go back in two weeks for the all-important heartbeat scan. I know we're nowhere near out of the woods yet, but I have to say that I feel better than I did at this point last time. I feel...hopeful.

Come on, l'il sticky jr! Hang in there. (Please.) You have two parents and two siblings who want nothing more than to meet you.

11 comments:

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Stick, l'I'll sticky jr. I do have faith this is gonna turn out good!

aretheytwins said...

Great news! I'm glad you can relax a little.

Life in Eden said...

Awesome! Glad all is as it should be.

Michele said...

YAY!!!

Meghan said...

Wonderful news! So glad it was a better ultrasound!

anna said...

Oh, I'm so relieved!!! Stick Jr, you can do it!!! We're all rooting for you on this end!

Miss K said...

Excellent news!!

LOSER PAUL said...

Hello! :)

Ms. Planner said...

So stoked to hear this news. More hurdles cleared. Looks like sticky jr is turning into a star steeplechase racer. His/her momma, too.

Tam said...

Whew, so happy that everything is progressing smoothly! I know this one is going to be just fine.

Lots of love Xxx

Sarah said...

Bursting with joy for you!!!!!!!