We arrived right on time to the RE’s this morning, and there were already 3 patients waiting, including one for egg retrieval. We waited 20 minutes in the waiting room, then they brought us back… only to wait another 20 minutes! Hubby was starting to lose it. I laid down and shut my eyes as I dealt with fish oil burps. Finally the RE came in, and we got down to business. The screen was turned slightly away from me, but I was pretty sure I glimpsed a yolk sac, and then he confirmed that he saw one yolk sac, and a heartbeat! Our bean is measuring 0.26 cm which is average for 5 weeks 6 days, a little behind my dates of 6 weeks 2 days (OOPS I Googled, but I’m fine because there was a good heartbeat). He turned the screen so we could both see, and we watched the tiny flickering heartbeat, which by my estimate, was just over 100 bpm 🙂 So I’m continuing with the progesterone injections and suppositories, but can now stop the aspirin. Hurray, one less pill to have to take! My next ultrasound is in 2 weeks, unfortunately when hubby is out of town, but I’m so glad he was here to see the heartbeat with me for the first time 🙂
Our little bean! Crossmarks marking the crown-to-rump measurement.
So yes, that does mean one didn’t implant along the way. I am sad to lose that one, more than I was expecting since I really have been terrified of a twin pregnancy all this time. My scientific mind knows that this will be a safer pregnancy, and give me the best chances of having a healthy full-term baby in the end.
Afterwards, my hubby and I discussed again when to tell our parents. His family can NOT keep a secret for anything, and he said now, he’d really prefer to wait until the end of 1st trimester. I agreed, knowing that my mom can’t really keep her mouth shut either. So as strange as it is for my sister and some of our friends to know before them, it’s what feels right to us. The fact that we don’t see them often definitely makes it easier.
Now that it’s looking like we will be able to go somewhere in February, we’re trying to figure out where. I’d like somewhere warm and tropical, but we have good friends that just moved to NYC and that will be our last chance to see them. I can’t believe we’re really thinking about heading there when it’ll be in the 20s-30s! That is a whole set of maternity clothes I do NOT have 😛