We had a good first peek at Stanley yesterday and so far all is going well. It’s in the right place which is great news of course. The baby was measuring about 5w4d (I believe I was 5w3d yesterday), there was a visible yolk sac and a fetal pole (though it wasn’t as noticeable as our first scan with Leopold). There was no heartbeat yet, it was simply too early for that. (usually around 6 weeks I think, 5w6d at the very earliest).
The not so good news: my ovaries are still twice their regular size from the IVF stim medications. I have a subchorionic hematoma that will likely cause some spotting in the next week. They didn’t seem too concerned over either thing as far as pregnancy outlook goes, but did warn me to be cautious about lifting anything heavy (um, I have a 32 pound toddler, I do my best…) and to not be concerned if I have bleeding.
I left feeling…I don’t know…slightly relieved but with new concerns over things I wasn’t aware I needed to be concerned about. I guess I should have known my ovaries were so enlarged, I look about 4 months pregnant (I’m not exaggerating), my jeans don’t fit and I feel achey/crampy on and off. I’m tired of the hurry up and wait part that comes with early pregnancy and then when you get to the next point it’s so far so good. Keep waiting. There is nothing I can do to affect whether or not this baby sticks.
I need to be patient and optimistic. I need to believe this will work out. What’s that saying? Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere. Right. So, in a show of faith, I calculated an EDD for Stanley – October 15th based on my LMP (which should be pretty close to reality since retrieval was on day 13).
I have another scan set for next Thursday at 10:15 and another the following Thursday. One day at a time. Counting down until we see that beautiful heartbeat. 🙂
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.