Today I had another ultrasound. The ultrasound tech prepared me before beginning the ultrasound by explaining that we wouldn't see much at 5 weeks. I expected to see the exact same thing that I saw last week - just a sack where a baby should be. But today we actually saw the little, living fetus. And the ultrasound tech said, "Wow! We can actually see a heartbeat today!" She had to point it out to me because it wasn't all that obvious to me. She was even surprised that we were able to detect it today. I return next week for, yet, another ultrasound (one thing is for certain, Dr. Brabson's staff is thorough). She explained that we would be seeing a lot more next week and that would help determine how far along I am. For now they are guesstimating 5 weeks, because like with all my pregnancies I don't have a clue. I'm just not good at keeping tabs on my body's schedule. When she measured the CRL (which stands for crown to rump length, I love that!) the measurement read, "Out of Range." Meaning, the measurement is still too small to calculate. Honestly, I'm not sure how the tech knew where the crown and rump were. Ultrasound is such an amazing and baffling thing to me.
From the beginning, I knew I'd need to find a new OB/Gyn since mine from my past two babies stopped delivering babies. I couldn't believe that she would do that to me before I was done! But, alas! I have found a new OB/Gyn and even though I have not met him yet his staff is amazing so far. Very thorough, super kind and friendly, and I feel very comfortable there. I hope I like Dr. Brabson when I finally get to meet him once I get past all these preliminary appointments.
Pocket Mice and Peppered Moths
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