Thursday, March 08, 2007

We did the ultrasound today-- our first one. 7 weeks 4 days. The pictures looked great-- one gestational sac and yolk. The heartbeat was between 95 and 97. A little on the low side. We go back in one week and 2 days for a second ultrasound at 9 weeks. The RE didn't seem worried but we did think he was tentative-- he kept saying it was early and that the heart rate could go up. Dr. google gave us conflicting info-- the average heart rate is 110 bpm-- so we are low, but as long as it is over 90 and climbing we stand a chance.

We are nervous and apprehensive. We want to think the best and that the heartbeat will go up--yet here we are again faced with another week of waiting in hopes that everything will be ok. As hubby so eloquently said it this evening...why can't we just catch a break...does this all have to be so hard?

I guess the bright side is that we'll know in a week and half but I think this may be the longest week and a half we have had to live through yet.

12 comments:

Bea said...

Fingers crossed then...

Bea

Samantha said...

Don't lose hope. Dr. Google doesn't necessary know everything about your case. It's too bad all of pregnancy seems like an extension of the tww.

Keeping The Faith said...

Ellie- Ugh you poor thing.... that has to be really hard...not knowing for sure if everything is going to be okay. Does that ever happen though? When are we going to be able to just enjoy our pregnancy? I'm so ready for both of us to do that. We've gone through enough to get here. I'm praying that your next u/s shows a much stronger heartbeat that is measuring right on time. Hang in there. I'm thinking of you and sending many positive thoughts. Hugs my friend.
-Faith

Carol said...

Well I'm glad to hear that you saw a heartbeat - that is very good news. but sorry it wasn't quite at the level that you would hope for. But hopefully you just have one that's off to a slow start, and next week will show a good increase. Sorry you have to endure another torturous wait!

Hopeful Mother said...

Ellie, I'm sorry that this has to be so hard! I will keep hoping and praying for you that your embryo keeps growing and catching up and that little heart gets going faster.

I can understand your nerves. I would feel the same way.

Know that we are all thinking of you and wanting the best!

Lut C. said...

Almost makes me glad we weren't told what the heart rate was, though I suspect it was too early to measure it.

I hope the next scan brings good news, plain and simple.

Jaimie said...

The damn waiting never seems to end. The heart beat was there so that is good. It wasn't too low so that has to be good too, right. I hope next the next scan is better and will can let you feel more at ease. Hang in there!

Thalia said...

Ellie I'm sorry you've got yet another really tense 10 days to deal with. I empathise, it's awful not knowing if things will be ok. I, too, wish you could catch a break.

Susan said...

hope this week and a half flies by. Fingers crossed for a fast strong hearbeat.

Sarah said...

when does the waiting end? i hope the week goes by quickly and brings you wonderful news!

Furrow said...

I've seen a lot of variation on "normal" heartbeats. I'm wishing and hoping for the best for you this week.

serenity said...

Fingers crossed here too, hon.