December 27th, 2007 by ariana
Today was such an exciting day, we heard our baby’s heartbeat, I “graduated” from my RE, and will most likely get to stop taking those disgusting progesterone suppositories!
Dr. K started off the scan by zooming in so we could see how much blobby has grown in the past week and a half:
The entire baby is between the two plus signs (a whole 1.42 centimeters), the circle is NOT the head like Jeff thought it was, it is actually the yolk sac which is the source of the baby’s nutrients before the umbilical chord and placenta take over that function completely. Blobby was also measured for the first time today and is measuring one day ahead at 7 weeks and 5 days.
Then Dr. K zoomed back out and turned on the microphone:
Do you see that on the bottom? That is our baby’s heartbeat which we heard loud and clear! Dr. K. didn’t tell me the baby’s heart rate, but I see it on the picture on the top left – I think the machine automatically records it- and it’s 160! That’s really really good, so good I don’t even have to worry or obsess about it (for once!)
Dr. K also confirmed that my due date is indeed August 10th, which I just remembered (with a little help;) is my good friend Dawn’s birthday.. which is only fitting because her son Noah was born on Jeff’s birthday.
On my way out, I asked the doc about the polyp which he says is a non issue at this point. I also reminded him I only have one week of progesterone suppositories left and asked if I need more, etc. He said that pending the results of today’s progesterone level (assuming its not really low or anything) I can stop them today. Yay, no more messy underwear!!
It was a little strange walking out of my RE’s office for the last time today.. I really liked Dr. K even though I feel like sometimes I have to pull information out of him, he’s always been really kind and patient with all of my emails and questions. The staff there is also really sweet, and the nurse Lisa is a total expert at drawing blood and Lisandra at the front desk has always been really helpful. And the best part is I’ve never ever had to wait there longer than 10 minutes to be seen…
So thanks Dr. Klein and RMA of White Plains, you’ve been very good to us!
Update: Beta: 77,188, P4=36.1 which means no more suppositories.. my underwear are having a little party ;)
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