Monday, June 19, 2006

One is the loveliest number

This morning's ultrasound revealed a single gestational sac, "perfectly placed" (according to Dr. SF) at the top of my uterus. That's one sac, folks. ONE.

In case you missed it the first 8,952 times I've obsessed about it here, with a unicornuate uterus, multiples are, shall we say, less than desirable. So I am very relieved.

The ultrasound itself was a bit anticlimactic. Dr. SF stuck the wand in, took a look at my GIGANTIC ovaries (he said it will probably take about three more weeks for the bloating to go away--aaugh!), then looked around the whole uterus several times to make sure he wasn't missing a second sac. The sac itself was just a dark smudge on the screen--I wouldn't have even been able to tell anything was there if Dr. SF hadn't pointed it out. He didn't measure it or anything, but I assume the size looked fine to him.

Apparently I will go back once a week until I'm at eight weeks. Since I'm now 5 weeks, that means I get THREE more ultrasounds before I'm released to an OB! (Sorry, Robbie.) Next week we will hopefully see a yolk sac, Dr. SF said, and the week after that the heartbeat.

Dr. SF said I should start thinking about where I want to deliver, so he can refer me to an OB at the appropriate hospital. Yikes. I am sooo not ready to tempt fate like that.


Blogger Robber Barren said...

OMG YAY!!!!!! One little embryo! Grow, embie, grow! Make your mama proud!

You can keep your fifty thousand ultrasounds. I'll keep my nice pear-shaped ute, thankyouverymuch. :-P

10:15 AM  
Blogger electriclady said...

Actually, I think I get these just as standard practice at my clinic. It will be the fifty thousand ultrasounds I get in weeks 10 and beyond (assuming we get there) that will be because of the wonky ute. :)

10:31 AM  
Blogger Robber Barren said...

Oh hush. I'm trying to make myself feel better.


10:43 AM  
Anonymous Molly said...

Well done! Wow!

Though it surely sucks to have a Mullerian Duct defect, there is one teeny benefit -- all of the extra surveillance of what's happening in the uterus. We'll take as much info as we can get, thankyouverymuch.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Watson said...

What great news, I hope it just keeps getting better and better :-)

1:11 PM  
Blogger MoMo said...

Fantastic news. I am so happy for you and your hubby!

5:37 PM  
Blogger sube said...

What lovely news. Many congratulations.

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on your lovely loner.

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Alexa said...

WOOT! Best possible news. I am so glad to hear it!

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Erin said...

How wonderful for you! It sounds like everything is right on schedule for you and your little embryo there!

12:24 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Congrats on the wonderful ultrasound news!! My u/s is tomorrow and I'm just praying for my own good news!!

I'm sending good vibes your way for three more wonderful ultrasounds!!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Ornery said...

Excellent news! I'm letting out a big sigh of relief for you!

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Kath said...

Dear Electriclady, that is great news! Go, One!

I'm glad you're getting good monitoring. That's very reassuring.

5:29 AM  

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