Thursday, June 28, 2007

All clear

Our ultrasound went well today, if you don't count the fact that they wouldn't let Mr. December into the room for the first 20 minutes. Given that the last time I went into an ultrasound room they told me my baby had died, I was understandably distressed.

So back to this time. The tech started to measure stuff and record her description for the doctor. After about 15 minutes, I asked, "um, sorry for interrupting, but is there a heartbeat? Is the baby alive?" She looked at me like I was nuts and said, "of course it is. I can see the heartbeat right here!" Gee, lady. Thanks for telling me.

I don't want you to get the wrong impression - the tech was really sweet and friendly - it's just that she had no way of knowing how anxious I was.

Anyhow, here's how it breaks down:

Lumpy is measuring 12w1d (right on time)
Heartrate is 139 bpm
Nuchal translucency was 1.8 mm, which I understand is completely normal, so good.
Crown-rump length was 59mm

Altogether, everything looks perfectly fine. I still can't make out most of the stuff that the tech was pointing to, but if she says that she can see a brain, a stomach, a heart, and so on, I'm inclined to believe her.

We got a couple of pictures, but they look kind of smooshy rather than nice and clear.

That is all. We're going public with this pregnancy, effective immediately.


Julie said...

I couldn't be more ecstatic for you!

Congrats, Lady!!

Chris said...


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Aurelia said...

I'm very happy for you that you got such awesome news!!! Things can only get better from here, right?

As for the tech, siiiigghhhh...this is the kind of thing that makes me want to freak on every last one of the jerks. Where were you, one of the hospitals, or a clinic?

Adam said...

Mazal tov! :)

Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo!! I am jumping up and down for you over here. Well, that is a lie. I am sitting on my ass, but the sentiment is there.

I can't wait to see you and your growing belly!

Ariah said...

I said it before, but seriously, I am soo stinking happy for you! I can't wait to hear all you telling everyone!

Caro said...


Don't know what I'll do if they try and stop mr c coming in with me next time though.

Suzy said...

Congrats December! That is great news. I think you are all in the clear from here...enjoy!

twirl said...

I think it's just crazy that some places won't let dads in. Aside from that, YAY! for the good healthy on-target news!

Anonymous said...

fantastic news!
enjoy sharing it with one and all!
shabbat shalom

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful news! I can imagine your trepidation going in. Happy news!

ms. c said...

Mazel Tov Sara! This is a great report!

FosterAbba said...

Now that I'm back from vacation, I will wish you a hearty Mazel Tov!