Well, our first ultrasound yesterday was disappointing to say the least. It could have been worse, but it definitely did not provide the reassurance we were hoping for.
It was very difficult to see anything on the screen, at least for our untrained eyes. I expected to at least see a small blob, but we didn't. What we did see was a circle that you had to strain to see. The doctor told us that was the yolk sac. There was a little tiny speck of white that we could barely see if she held the wand just right. She said that was the fetus. We had to take her word for it.
What she also said was she couldn't find a flicker of the heart beat. Nope, maybe she saw it. She's not really sure. She said it's probably just still too early to see it. (I was 6 weeks, 3 days yesterday) She took the measurements and said it's measuring small, but that it's most likely because it implanted late. She said she's not worried. Just before she took the wand out, she said she thought she saw some flickering. Hhmmm....
Hubby and I both feel like she had to say she wasn't worried. We also kind of feel like she was just making it up that she saw the flickering just to make us feel better. We are trying not to panic.
I am supposed to continue with the PIO injections and taking the estrace twice a day. We are scheduled for another ultrasound next week on Monday, which will put me at 7 weeks, 3 days. I really, really hope that we get good news that day.
I still have not felt any morning sickness. I have read on other blogs with women about as far along as I am that have been having it for a week or two already. My sister had morning sickness with all 3 of her babies, starting around 5 weeks. But I also know there are a few ladies that don't ever really feel sick at all throughout their entire pregnancies. Could I be so lucky?
There are times when I do feel like maybe I have some pregnancy symptoms. I have to pee a lot. But then again, I have ALWAYS had to pee a lot. I drink a lot of water and it tends to go right through me. I have been pretty tired and taking naps. I have had several nights of insomnia which could be the contributing factor to the naps. The insomnia could be due to worry rather than being pregnant. I've been pretty hungry. More so than seems normal, but maybe I'm just hungry. There have been a few times that I couldn't finish my meal, but then again, maybe I was just full. But then that never happens to me. I've always been able to finish my plate. However, the last two days I've actually gone back for seconds. Uh oh. What does that mean? I have read that most girls experience a LOT of breast tenderness. Mine really haven't hurt. They were kind of itchy and sensitive the other day, but it really hasn't been that big of a deal. I remember when I was taking the stim drugs that my boobs were extremely sensitive and sore. I feel nothing like that now.
I am just sharing with you a taste of the ramblings that have been going through my mind lately. It was difficult waiting for that first ultrasound and now I have to wait a whole extra week to hopefully get the reassurance that everything is progressing as it should. I have to say that it really sucks!
In addition to all of that, remember my cousin and his wife that announced their pregnancy at our family Christmas party? I found out over the weekend that she had a miscarriage on Friday. That is her second miscarriage. I feel so bad for them. My heart hurts for them. It also makes me that much more nervous for myself.
I want to go pee on a stick, but I really don't want to see that the line has faded. I don't want to see that and then have to wait till Monday to go in. We leave town on Thursday for the weekend, so I wouldn't be able to call and get in early. We are leaving for a softball tournament in Phoenix. We are taking our traveling team there for a big college exposure tournament. If anything, at least that will be a big distraction to help Monday come sooner.
I did pee on a stick last Thursday. I just couldn't wait until the ultrasound! The pregnancy line showed darker than the pink baseline. I felt pretty good about it. And then we had our appointment yesterday. I don't know what to think!!!! And the only damn craving I have is to pee on another damn stick!