Thursday, January 2, 2014

Week 8 - Ultrasound (with pics!)

8 week ultrasound today! We got to hear the heartbeat!!! It's a healthy149 bpm (they wanted to see at least 120 at this point).  Baby is measuring a couple days behind at 7w3d but I'm gonna trust the doc and not stress about that.  

So without further ado, here is our little (chicken/chickin?) nugget! (Now that I have a visual and it's actually a baby, I can't think of it as "Petrie Dish Pete" anymore): 

With the second picture, we were listening to the heartbeat and watching the heart flicker at the same time. It was incredible and it finally hit home that this is really happening.  I can't believe there's actually a baby in there!!!!

Today was also my last appt with the RE. Two of the nurses teared up when we were hugging and saying our goodbyes - it was very cute. They loved me there :-)  I'm going to miss them.
At the same time, after this u/s, I am now excited to move on to being a "normal pregnant woman" and have scheduled my first appt on Jan 14th with my new OB/midwife team! I'm now looking forward to this next new phase.  ::happy sigh::

During the exit interview with the doc today, he said that based on the heartbeat and size of the baby, he estimates that my chances of miscarriage have dropped from 30% (because PCOS doubles the risk of m/c) to just 5-10% now so that was a HUGE relief.  My fingers are still crossed but things look good so maybe I'll only live in fear half of the time now. 

Yay!!! What a wonderful way to start 2014 :-)


  1. What the??? Where did my comment go?? Damnit! Ok, it basically went like this:
    SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! This post makes me insanely happy!!! I am so happy you and Pirate Pete are doing well (it's not Petrie-dish anymore, it's Pirate!) and yay for graduating from the RE, that's such an amazing milestone!!! Lots of love to you all!!! <3

  2. Woohoo!!! I'm so happy for you and I love seeing the photos of your chickin nugget <3 Congrats on graduating to the OB! Love and best wishes for you guys!

  3. Awwww!!! Yayyyyyyy!!! Chickin Nugget is as cute as they come :) I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling good about things <3 Love you, lady!!

  4. Yay!!! So happy the ultrasound went well! I love that you are calling the baby chicken nugget - too cute!

  5. Love this post!! yay for your nugget!!

  6. yay, so happy to see this!! ahh Chicken I am so SO happy for you! :D

  7. EEK! I love this so much! So excited for you!

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