Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The exciting Part II . . .

So, as I said yesterday, last week's ultrasound showed an empty sac A and a yolk sac, fetal pole, and visible heartbeat in sac B . . .

Look what we have this week!!!!!!!

Baby A has appeared from nothing!! We now have what my parents call "The ABs (ay-bees)".

Baby A's heart rate was 121 as demonstrated here. B's was 127. They said normal is between 120 and 180, so they are on the low end of normal.

Baby B's solo debut!!

Baby A's solo debut!!

Both babies are measuring behind, but I think they are within the one week margin? We go back in for one LAST ultrasound next Tuesday. If everything looks okay, and the ABs are still growing, they will graduate me to the OB!

This is the best birthday present ever! I turn the big 3-0 this Friday, and was dreading it, but this makes it all better!

I'll be back soon with some more posts. I have a lot of photos in my camera of things that I meant to blog about, but October is the busiest month and I just haven't had time to unload the pictures!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

And the results are in . . .

Sorry for the delay!  We had our ultrasound last Tuesday, and then left the next day for a wedding in Washington DC, so there was no time to scan and post photos!

Our ultrasound went pretty well.  Everything was in its right place, which was the main thing they were looking for at such an early ultrasound.  They actually found 2 sacs, as you can see from the photo!  BUT, A appeared to be empty.  B was there with a fetal pole, yolk sac, and a visible heartbeat.  However, it was too small to get a read on the heartbeat, so they scheduled another ultrasound for today (October 12th).

We also found out at that appointment that I have the Rh factor, which just means that I will have to get a Rhogam shot at 28 weeks, and after the birth if the baby/babies are Rh positive.

Baby B was measuring behind a bit, but we are hoping he/she will catch up!

Empty Sac A, and Baby B (it's hard to see that anything is in there on this ultrasound pic).

This is the picture showing the measurement of Baby B, you can barely see that anything is even there, because the measurement line is covering the fetal pole.

Exciting update to follow tomorrow . . .

Saturday, October 2, 2010


That's my second beta number.  We actually had to drive over to the Doctor's office to get it, because they never called us today with the results.

They gave me a thumbs up for the number, and said it was good.  But, in my head I was hoping for a higher number.  It's a doubling time of 55 hours, and they want to see between 48-72 hour doubling time.  I was hoping for closer to the 48 hour doubling time.  I'm still so eager for the ultra sound, that will tell me what I really want to know, and what I am most worried about -- whether or not it's ectopic.  They said that they couldn't tell from beta numbers, and we'll just have to wait for the ultrasound to ensure that the embryos implanted in my uterus and not my tubes.  I wish there weren't so many worry hurtles to get through!  But, at least I am supposed to go in on Tuesday for the ultrasound, so I won't have to wait another week to know what's going on inside!!

I should just be happy that I'm pregnant and that the hcg is doubling as it should!  That's all I can be for now!

Friday, October 1, 2010


I have been on pins and needles all day awaiting the results of my second beta . . . I asked them to call me before 3:00.  Two-thirty rolled around and I still hadn't heard any news, and was on my way to a different work building.  I had a meeting at 3:30 and still hadn't heard from the Doctor's office at 3:30.  I got out of my meeting at 4:30, walked outside, and my phone all of a sudden decides to let me know that I have 4 new voice mails.  The doctor's office had been trying to call me all day, and my phone - never - rang!!!!!  I had had it on vibrate in my pocket all day long as I usually do, and I kept checking -- full bars.

So, the secretary at my Dr.'s office left 2 messages saying she had my results and was trying to get a hold of me (duh!) and also wanted to schedule my ob ultra sound.  BUT, she didn't' leave the results in the message!  So, now I have to drive myself crazy for another 18+ hours thinking, maybe the beta didn't double, but maybe it did, but maybe it didn't?