Monday, October 29, 2007

Chapter Eighteen: Good Day Sunshine


On Wednesday, October 24, 2007 we returned to the clinic. DH accompanied me. I was glad that he was coming too, but in a way, I didn't want him to be there if we were to be getting bad news.

The commute into the city SUCKED. We hit so much traffic and it took an hour and 20 minutes to get there. Then we had to wait another half hour at the clinic to be seen. With only four exam rooms, it can get pretty crowded there.

I was shaking as I changed into the examination garment. I had been there so many times before for an ultrasound, but never to see if I had a baby growing inside of me. This was old but new.

I asked the doctor to check my tubes first. I was still so concerned about having an ectopic pregnancy. No, tubes appeared clear, and my ovaries looked normal too. Then we saw it. A little blob on the screen inside a black circle. That was our embryo. The doctor moved the cursor to a little blip of flashing light. That was the heartbeat. She turned up the volume and we could hear the rhythmic swish swish of the beat. Unbelievable. I was really pregnant, and we were watching and listening to evidence of that.

The embryo measured 4.4mm and the heart rate was 125. Right on target, according to the doctor. I was 6 weeks, 4 days pregnant!
I was to discontinue the PIO shots and schedule an appointment with my regular OB-GYN. As I am typing this, I am still waiting for that appointment. I don't think I'll ever be comfortable with the thought that I am pregnant until this baby is born!

1 comment:

JKH said...

OMG Sheri!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I've been away from LP for a while, and I just saw today that you're pregnant!!! I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!!