Monday, June 26, 2006

Progress report

At this morning's ultrasound, we saw:

• gestational sac, bigger and better than before
• yolk sac, circular and gorgeous
• a little nubbin thingumajig, which Dr. SF said was...the fetus! (I guess technically it's still an embryo, but fetus was the word he used...I get the feeling Dr. SF is not too interested in what happens after one gets pregnant. :) )

No heartbeat yet, but we weren't expecting to see that this week anyway. (I'm 6w1d today.) Last week Dr. SF had said I'd come in every week until 8 weeks, but since everything is looking good, and no late-implanting twin has shown up, he wants me to come back to the clinic just one more time, next Thursday (7w4d). Provided we see the heartbeat then, I'll get booted to my regular ob/gyn. (And not a moment too soon, since I just learned my clinic will stop accepting my insurance starting in August.) I'll stay on the Metformin at least until we see the heartbeat, and probably stop then.

It hit me that now I actually have to make a decision about hospital/OB/etc. I'm freaking out. A lot. But so, so happy.


Anonymous Erin said...

What a great update! You've got a lot to figure out now about your little bean's care and arrival. I would either ask friends/co-workers who they've used or, if you're not telling them yet, try to find a Yahoo or iVillage or some site that's specific to your area to ask for a recommendation.

Also, try to figure out what you're looking for in an OB/GYN--do you want someone who will take lots of time with you (in which case a midwife might be best) or would you rather have quick appts because they'll be tough to fit in? A single dr so that you know who will deliver your baby or a practice in which you'll have a chance to meet them all? Medicated or unmedicated? All sorts of fun questions. I could come up with an enormous list, but I won't hijack your comments!

Good luck, and I can't wait to hear about seeing the heartbeat at next week's u/s!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Robber Barren said...


1:20 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Congrats on the WONDERFUL u/s news!! Can't wait to hear all about the heartbeat next week!!

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Watson said...

Yay! Moving on to an OB/GYN is a big step and great sign. I hope all continues to go well :-)

2:20 PM  
Blogger MoMo said...

This sounds really good...congratulations. I just got released by my specialist feels good, but weird at the same time.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

So happy for you! I have read your entire blog just now, and it has filled me with lots of hope!

3:31 AM  
Anonymous Molly said...

Hooray! Super news!

9:50 AM  
Blogger sube said...

Fantastic news. Can't wait to hear next week's report.

9:41 PM  

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