We've got a beautiful SINGLE munchkin with a sweet beating heart! So cool to see the little boom-boom-boom on screen. Truly magical to see that this morning! I will add better pics to this post later when I can get on blogger, but hopefully this little attachment pic comes through OK for now (I'm posting via email).
Dr. T said everything looks perfect! Our little one nestled in to a perfect spot and set up camp, measuring right at 6w1d, give or take. Although having twins would be cool, I must say Dr. T and I both were relieved to see just one. I am high-risk as it is, and carrying two would be rough on me. It's rough on anyone, but for me it'd be even more concerning. Dr. T also confirmed that we'll do a C-section - he's guessing at 38 or 39 weeks. They will not want me going into to labor for fear of my wonky uterus rupturing, so I will be watched very closely. (Fine by me!) He will continue to see me through week 10 and then I'll see my normal OB at around 11 weeks. Wow... where all the normal fertile people go! He thinks I'll also see high-risk doctors alongside my OB. (Again, fine by me!) I'm supposed to go ahead and contact my OB to let her know what's going on and to get that first appointment set up.
I've still got to do the progesterone shots - which I knew I would have to, no big. He gave me the option of switching to the vaginal pills if my bum couldn't take it anymore, but I said no - let's just stick with it. So the sore bum continues... He is, however, backing me off the Estrace little by little. I've been doing 2mg 3x a day, and now I'm dropping that to 2x a day. But the best news today was just the fact that we made it past such a HUGE hurdle. Seeing that heartbeat was a big, big step. He said our miscarriage rate dropped dramatically after seeing that... now to less than 10% (whereas we were somewhere around 30% before). So that is most definitely encouraging! There are never any guarantees, at any stage, but we are continuing to make real progress here and we are thrilled!
Due date (which I already calculated, duh) is January 26th. But assuming they'll take me early, I guess we're looking at mid-January! Take that, tax season! Ha!
Thanks AGAIN for all the continued prayers and your encouraging comments and tweets! Love them all!!! We go back again on Tuesday the 21st for another ultrasound. Yep, another 2ww...