Just got the good news 3 days ago that our baby is alive and more than well - over the last couple of weeks I would visit this board hoping for a happy ending, and I got it!!
When I thought I was around 7 - 8 weeks pregnant (according to LMP and general ovulation signs) I started spotting. Not a ton, but enough to make me worry. Also, I had lost all my preg symptoms a week earlier (no more sore breasts, no M/S, no longer tired) and was even wondering if I was pregnant at all. So we scheduled an ultrasound for April 15th (my birthday).
The tech said that there was no way I was 7 - 8 weeks, more like 5 weeks. She also couldn't see a heartbeat, but did see a yolk sac. Based on the spotting, lack of progress, and lack of preg symptoms my MW told me I should go home and prepare to miscarry. If nothing happened in a week, give her a call and we could set up either another U/S or a D&C. She also offered bloodwork for HCG's but I declined (they always seem unpredictable).
So I went home and waited. And waited. Nothing happend. Rewrote the pregnancy calendar, and found it WAS possible I was only 5 weeks - it meant I had a 7 week long cycle and I had a positive preg test only 7-9 days after getting pregnant, but technically it still worked out. I started getting M/S and feeling a little more pregnant. I decided just to wait things out, and not go in for another U/S until I knew that they HAD to see something. I didn't want to have any grey area in terms of if they should see a heart beat or not.
So, we were scheduled for a nuchal translucency ultrasound last friday, and there was the baby! Arms, legs, big beating heart, even fingers. My due date was adjusted again, this time I gained a whole 1.5 weeks on the 3 weeks I lost earlier. AND the tech told me I had a "retroverted" uterus. This was never mentioned before!! It must account for the lack of heartbeat earlier, since I doubt I was only 5 weeks pregnant :thumbsup: - more like 6.5 and a "hard to see" baby.
This is great news for us, we lost our daughter last year at full term from a genetic condition. It was stressfull enough to decide to get preg, let alone have all this stuff happen right away. We still have another ultrasound/genetic testing round to get through, but at least this portion is over. Yay!!
Thanks for all the support over the last couple of weeks!