Tuesday, May 29, 2012

7-week ultrasound: mark another one off the list

Another hurdle, that is.

Today we had our 7-week ultrasound. And things are wonderful!

Based on my date of conception (thank you, IVF, for the specificity), today I am 7w1d pregnant. My little spawn is quite the overachiever, however, and measured 7w4d, with a heart rate of 144 bpm.

The ultrasound tech said that everything looked great. She said that at this point, they like to see a heart rate over 100, but really prefer it to be 120-180. I fall within that range, so that makes me happy.

A couple other things that make me happy:

At my 7w ultrasound during my first pregnancy, baby was measuring a couple days behind, with a heart rate of 130 bpm. Given today's numbers, I'm feeling really positive about this pregnancy.

Basically anything different and better than last time around is reassuring to me.

Next week, I will have another ultrasound. I won't be going to my normal doctor's office, however. We will be at the beach, so I've scheduled an ultrasound at a fertility clinic there. It's about an hour drive from where we are staying, but it works out fine because Buster wants to drive around and look for fireworks anyway. So, we'll have a break from the sun for a day and hope the good news streak continues while on vacation.

And finally, here's a picture of our baby (it's a photo of a photo, so I apologize if it's not the best quality):

7w1d ultrasound; measuring 7w4d

It doesn't show much, but you can see where the tech measured from crown to rump. I'm hoping for a nice improvement on size next week :)

52 comments:

  1. Beautiful baby boy/girl, Kara!!!! <3

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  2. Go baby! For measuring ahead. Everything sounds good. So happy for you Kara.

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  3. Yay!!!
    So exciting!!!

    I'm so hoping my news, tomorrow, is as fabulous as yours!

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  4. There are no words to explain how happy I am for your right now. I know after the first time things had to been so nerve racking. Yay!

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  5. Yay! What a beautiful little bean!! So happy for you!

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  6. Great, great news! I'm so happy for you! And yay for an overacheiver! You must be so relieved right now! Awesome!

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  7. Fantastic!! I am so happy and excited for you!!

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  8. Yay! Congrats. So happy to hear this news.

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  9. Wonderful news! Enjoy your vacation! :)

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  10. yay kara!! so happy for you. :)

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  11. Woohoo!! I am so happy for you....beautiful little one and awesome that it's measuring ahead! Take a deep breath and enjoy your vacation next week, you deserve it!

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  12. That's awesome! Hoping so much for more good news next week!

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  13. Great news! (Is it strange that I read "CRL" as "girl" and thought "how do they know already!?!") Hope next week's ultrasound also goes well.

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  14. I LOVE this news!!! For refence our little guy also measured 3 days ahead on his first scan, maybe you've also got a big ole boy growing in there??!!!

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  15. The sound of your baby's heartbeat must have been music to your ears! Congratulations for sailing past the first milestone!!!

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  16. Yay for a good ultrasound!!!

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  17. Well isn't that fabulous news! Congrats on your great first u/s. (I read CRL as "girl" too, Charlotte!)

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  18. YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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  19. So thrilled for you! I agree, anything different/better than last time has got to be great news! Hoping for two more amazing u/s for you!!

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  20. So excited for you Kara!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

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  21. Such great news! Congratulations!

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  22. Beautiful image and beautiful numbers! Lots to be thankful for today. Hooray!

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  23. That is amazing, wonderful news! I knew it would be okay! Congrats on the little bundle and now you can really enjoy your vacation.

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  24. Yay!!!! Beautiful baby!!! When I first saw the "CRL" I thought it said "GIRL" too!!!! :-) Was wondering what new high tech ultrasound your RE was using!

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  25. Awesome!!! If you want to know the sex and they can see where the placenta may be forming look into the Ramzi theory. They could never tell me much about the placenta, just that it was posterior forming. BUT! With the way the baby was facing for the first 3 ultrasounds, the next one he was on the other side, research had shown that it was more likely a boy.. already i cant remember if it was left or right and it was a boy! If you want to know the sex, that is.. :) So happy for you!! I dont read the board that much anymore. No one really posts except for the newbies and there are too many to keep track. Anyways, I'll be keeping an eye on your blog.. so happy your ultrasound went perfect!!

    ~Jill (squish)

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  26. Hello Baby! You are so beautiful already :)

    Congrats Kara!

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  27. YAY! So glad everything went well today for you :)
    Hope you have a lot of fun on your vacation and have even better news (along with another u/s photo) to share with everyone :D

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  28. What a beautiful, blurry baby. So excited for good news!!

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  29. WOOOHOOOO!! I'm so happy for you!! What a beautiful, strong little bean!!!

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  30. I've been out of the loop the past month and I am soooo excited to come to your blog and read this!! Amazing news! Congratulations on your rainbow baby!

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  31. I have been reading your story for only a few months now and I can't even begin to tell you how excited and happy I am for you! It's so weird because I don't even know you yet I'm so incredibly happy for you. Many prayers to you, Buster and baby! Congrats!!

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  32. What wonderful news! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  33. Wow, am I behind on my blog reading--I didn't realize you were pregnant! Congratulations!! So glad your 7-week ultrasound yielded good results. :-)

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  34. Oh, congratulations!!! Such great news.

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  35. This is so awesome. Have a great vacation!

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  36. Where are you??? What's going on??

    You're too quiet, making me worry.

    Jill

    (squish)

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  37. Congrats! That ultrasound picture barely shows the baby... usually they are closer and you can see the features. Then again I guess its only 7 weeks so it will be a while!

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