Tuesday, June 12, 2012

9-week ultrasound

If you've been a regular reader of my blog, you'll know by now that I must have gotten good news at my appointment today. If not, my post title would be incredibly melodramatic.

So yes, we got great news! The u/s tech remembered me, and I told her that at this appointment last go around was when we got the bad news. She wasted no time getting baby up on the screen, and playing the heartbeat over the speakers.

What a lovely sound. It's amazing how much lovelier it sounded today than at the 7-week or 8-week ultrasound. I know that's bizarre, but I was so nervous about this one. I feel like we've really achieved something this time, even though I won't be worry-free ever again. I do feel some peace, for now, at least.

Baby's heart rate was 178 bpm (it was 179 last week). I did not get a measurement this time around. I forgot to ask, due to my state of euphoria.

My next appointment is in THREE WEEKS. What the hell will I do to pass the time?

Oh, I know. Use a doppler. And drive myself crazy.

Here's the latest photo of our little one, and I'll post the previous week's photos underneath as well, for comparison.

9w1d ultrasound photo
8w4d ultrasound photo
7w1d ultrasound photo
The 8w photo was the only transvaginal ultrasound I've had during pregnancy. It's amazing to me how much clearer it is! I wish today's could have been transvaginal as well, but I'll take what I can get!

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful news- congrats!! Your little one is adorable- I see those arms developing. And I hear you on how hard it is to wait between appointments- I had my first ultrasound at 7w3d, and had to wait until 12 weeks for my 2nd. In that time I freaked myself out with so many 'what if' scenarios. I am excited for you for that 12 week scan though- the little ones are SO developed at that point! Makes it even more real. : )

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  2. I am so happy that you got wonderful news today! Your little bean is growing away.

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  3. Gorgeous! So so so exciting and so happy for you!

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  4. I have been reading your blog for a while....it gives me hope! I just wanted to say that I am THRILLED that your appointment went well today! :) Congratulations!

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  5. YAY :-) I am SO excited for you!! Look at that cute little baby! I know the feeling of having to wait so long between ultrasounds when I had mine right before 8 weeks and they told me I wouldn't have another til 14 weeks I felt like there was NO WAY I could wait. But now it is only 8 days away. Praying time goes fast for you!

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  6. That is just a beautiful picture. So happy for the good news for you my friend.

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  7. Congratulations!!! A successful u/s couldn't have happened to a nicer person!!!

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  8. So ecstatic for you! Keep up the good work ;)

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  9. What a wonderful sight! So happy for you!

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  10. I'm so glad it went well :) Waiting for each ultrasound is hard; hang in there!

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  11. KARA I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! I can't wait for you to take this baby home! Great pictures and can't wait to see the next set!

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  12. I am smiling a massive smile! I am so happy for you, huge huge hugs and more hugs.

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  13. Oh thank goodness!!! I'm so so happy to see this news!! What a cute little baby!! Keep the good news coming. I'll be thinking of you. <3

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  14. YAY! I am so relieved for you! I hope the next 3 weeks can be low stress and pass quickly.

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

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  16. Yay!
    Email me if you need some doppler tips. :-P

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  17. YAY! Look at that baby grow!

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  18. Yay!! So awesome--congratulations on this HUGE milestone!

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