Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ultrasound SPOILED!!!!!

Because of the heterotopic pregnancy last summer, I am considered "high-risk" for ectopic pregnancies. Which is a blessing because we will get to have ultrasounds at the very beginning of my pregnancies to assure it is not another ectopic pregnancy!

At 5 weeks I had an ultrasound, since I was having some cramping. It was the normal cramping you expect during that early week time. . . but it's the same achy feelings I had when it was ectopic. First ultrasound - didn't see anything. The tech said it looks like it was just too early, maybe I wasn't exactly 5 weeks like I thought. We'd try again in a week...

6 weeks. Not only did we see our little bean, we saw it's heartbeat, AND we got to hear it!!!! A strong beat of 155! It was more than we had hoped for! And it looks like we were exactly 6 weeks, like I had thought. :)

6 1/2 weeks. The EAGER study I have been working with since last October offers a free ultrasound at 6 1/2 weeks. We welcomed the opportunity to see the bean again. Though it was 5 days after our 6 week ultrasound the bean measured exactly the same and the study people told us our due date was 4 days different than what my OB said. Also, the heartbeat was considerably lower, 129 bpm. But I tried hard to not let that worry me. I wasn't expecting all this anyway, and though I was excited for such success thus far - I didn't want to get my hopes up.

8 week doc appt - My doctor felt that my uterus was a very good and solid 8 week size, but decided it was necessary to have another ultrasound to make sure we got a solid due date. Because my LMP was the miscarriage, the ovulation peak was 5 wks after the miscarriage, and the two ultrasounds so far had very similar measurements - it was a good idea. At 10 wks along there would be a very good idea/picture to measure the baby and figure a solid due date.

10 wks: It Wiggles!!! It was SO fun to see! Right away we saw the hearbeat going, measured it and found I am actually a day earlier than the OB originally expected! And then... it wiggled! We laughed, I tried holding my breath waiting for it to wiggle again.... it was so neat. Wiggle. Wiggle. Wiggle!

13 1/2 weeks! Good Bye First Trimester! Seth and I have been open about the pregnancy if the topic comes up with friends/family. But as for officially announcing anything, we were definitely waiting until we were in the clear after the 1st trimester. With my new job, one of the clinics we do billing for is a vein center that offers free ultrasounds anytime for pregnant employees, SCORE. Because Seth and I were going out of town last weekend (for cousin Todd's wedding in Nauvoo) and the first trimester was up, we decided to get one just before leaving town. The tech was very nice, and it was just AMAZING to see how much our baby has grown in just 3 weeks. We could see individual fingers, toes, and it was sure moving! We were even able to take some videos of it moving. We spent a lot of time peeking in on the miracle occuring in my body. And left with many photos of our little one.
We were the road to Nauvoo within an hour of the ultrasound. I was pondering how amazing it is that we can see the baby with today's technology and the comfort it has been. I am beginning to allow myself to get attached to this very real thing happening. I told Seth "I think I'm going to get Emotio..." and I couldn't finish the word before I was sobbing, absolutely bawling. Hilarious, but it's embarassing too! Oooohhhh, the wonderful hormones during pregnancy. The other week we went and saw Start Trek in the dollar theater. We saw it when it first came out, I totally knew how the beginning goes and how terribly sad it is. But that didn't stop me from literally convulsing in sobs as I watched Captain George T Kirk say good-bye to his wife and sacrifice himself to Nero. I was out of control!!! I soaked seth' s shoulder and buried my face so the stranger lady next to me wouldn't notice and Seth says "Megan! Do I need to take you out right now?!" Ahh..... love it. Love Being Pregnant! We are very blessed!


  1. Congrats!! I am so excited for you! Question...do you have a bassinet yet? Would you like one--I have one if you want.

  2. SOOO excited for you...I remember that "finally" feeling and it's the greatest feeling ever! Congrats to you and your growing family!!!!!!!

  3. I'm so happy for you! You deserve every happiness!! Love you!

  4. Congrats guys, that is awesome! Being a parent is the best, I am excited for you guys. Get as much sleep as you can though, because I feel like I have been tired for the last year. Good luck!

  5. Congratulations!!! that's so exciting! And that's so cool you can get ultrasounds whenever you want! Keep us posted.

  6. holy amount of ultrasounds! lucky you! ok, so I'm going to guess you are having a girl...just my guess since everyone around your due date is having just that! im so happy for you guys!