Yes, I got my fix on Wednesday.
I'm officially an ultrasound junkie.
It's not something I'm proud of, but seeing the babies move around just gives me such joy and relief! And hearing their heartbeats? Oh, I'm in love. I don't understand how this happened...my pregnancy with Miss O. only consisted of 3 ultrasounds the entire nine months and I was fine. This time, if I go more than 2 weeks without one, I get all jittery and start to worry. It's ridiculous!
My OB appointment went really well. M. and I arrived early, because I knew there would be a lot of paperwork to fill out, being a new patient and all. I had a mild panic attack when I couldn't figure out my "last menst.rual period" date. After 4 years, of struggling, where I knew my LMP by heart for months at a time, I couldn't believe that I didn't have a date in my mind. I asked the receptionist, do I use the period before Lu.pron or my bleed after Lu.pron? She looked just as confused as I was, and said, just write "IVF" there. Crisis averted.
The staff was great. I felt a little bad for the nurse taking my history...when you have to list all our lost pregnancies and problems, it's pretty depressing. She kept looking up at me with this "shell shocked" look, like she couldn't believe that I was adding another loss. In the end, M. and I just said it's been a LONG road to get to this point.
Best part of the appointment, by far, was another ultrasound, just to make sure our due date was accurate. M. and I finally heard the heartbeats, what a sweet, beautiful sound!
And now the good stuff, pictures!
Baby A aka "Thing 1" and Baby B aka "Thing 2" measured within one day of each other...at 10w5d and 10w6d respectively.
Thing 1 was dancing all around and had a heartbeat of 168.
Thing 2 was laid back, just hanging out and waving to us. The heartbeat was 158.
I head back on the 11th for another appointment and my NT scan, so I'll have another ultrasound!