Once I was finally called back to see the nurse, she simply took my medical history information and then we were going to call it a day. Say what? I thought I was finally going to get answers after having all the negative tests, low blood counts, and the ultrasound that was too early to see a heartbeat! When I realized they weren't planning on doing an ultrasound today, I asked the nurse and she confirmed that they weren't planning to do an ultrasound. I guess my hormones took over and tears started welling in my eyes. I tried to explain to the nurse why I had thought they'd do an ultrasound and I couldn't hold it together. I started crying. I think there was a part of my that was sad because I wanted to be able to come home and give Lane some news since I had to go to the appointment by myself. I apologized to the nurse for being a blubbering crazy lady and she just laughed it off and gave me a tissue. She also said that given the circumstances she would talk to the doctor and see if she had a minute to squeeze me in for an ultrasound to give me the clarification that I needed to keep me sane.
The doctor said she could do a quick bedside ultrasound for me so I could see the baby's heartbeat. She told me that she knew from personal experience that after a miscarriage and a rocky start that I wasn't being unreasonable by being a little emotional about not getting to see the heart beating. I thanked her and told her that I didn't want to be her annoying patient and she told me not to worry about it, she understood. Needless to say, she happily did the ultrasound and I saw the teeny baby and its little arm buds fluttering and its little heart pumping.
|August 2 - 9 weeks, 1 day and due on March 5, 2010! Oh my goodness...this is getting real!!!!|
So, for now, we are just saying prayers of thanks as we embark on the remaining days, weeks, and months of this pregnancy. I am excited to have concrete evidence of the baby with the ultrasound, and excited to see what's in store for our growing family. Next up, a doctor's appointment on the 30th of this month.