This morning I went in for my nine week scan. It was the first time that I have gotten ready for an appointment and I wasn’t totally freaked out that something was wrong with the baby. That was a nice feeling. It’s also nice to know that we are going into the new year happy and that so many great things will happen.
When I got in they said my swabs from last week came back normal, no bacteria so yea for that. Every time she puts the wand in the first thing I always say is wow it got bigger! She always laughs at me and says that is supposed to happen. Today we saw the heart beating, leg and arm buds, a brain, an ear, and a placenta. She said everything is looking good and that our baby was growing well and very cute. It was just hanging out today, but you could see the little arm and leg buds wiggling a bit. It was all very cool. She did say that I have an extra bit of placenta, I forget what she called it, that isn’t anything bad, but that when I give birth they have to be careful that I get it all out. She said there is a chance it could grow together. I asked if that extra piece would give me more progesterone and she said maybe. That made me feel a little better. I asked about my pio shots and if I was going to wean off of them or just stop. She said that I am going to stop cold turkey a couple of weeks after the placenta is doing it’s job just to be careful so probably around 11.6 weeks. It makes me nervous stopping the progesterone, but I will look forward to letting the bruises on my butt heal.
Here is a picture of our little turtle. He/she is looking more like a real baby instead of an alien, which is really cool.
I hope all of you have a wonderful new new year and that all your hopes and dreams in 2011 come true.
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