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10-19-2009, 05:57 PM
Have you had your first ultrasound yet?
How was it?
Yes I have when I was 8 weeks. It was great. Heard the little heart beat and it was moving, but of course I couldnt feel it.
How have you been doing Wine... I have been wondering about you....
10-20-2009, 03:15 PM
Jboz, I am doing fine now. I didn't go to the therapist after all. The teary bouts ended after two weeks, and i have finally accepted the fact that I am going to be a mother.
The ultrasound experience were part of the affirmation process.
My first one showed that I am going slower than I should. It was suppoed to be 7 week 2 days and should show heart beat, but all we saw was the sac. It was measured at 5 weeks 6 days.
I was worried - about the smoking and drinking...
The doctor scheduled another ultrasound for me 10 days later. When I was lying on the bed, and the tech was pushing the wand over my tummy, I had a lot of wild thoughts. What if it didn't grow? What if...
And then she told me to hold still and hold my breath, because the baby is still small and it is hard to measure the heartbeat.
When she mentioned heartbeat, I started crying. Tears of relief, I guess.
That ultrasound still showed that I was slow. In 10 days, it went only from 5 weeks 6 days to 6 weeks 2 days. Fortunately, my doctor said my blood test numbers are fine and that I shouldn't worry.
Now my first ob-gyn appointment has been pushed back from this Friday to mid-November.
10-21-2009, 02:12 AM
Hey Wine, I'm so glad to hear you and the little one are doing well. That's wonderful!
I am just going crazy with impatience. My doc wouldn't authorize the first ultrasound until Nov. 13. I'll be at 13 weeks past conception (minus 2 days at most). She ignored me or didn't believe me when I said I ovulated really early and my husband was traveling after a certain date so it couldn't have happened after that. I know that's still a reasonable time frame for the first US but waiting is so hard. I am terrified and it would help me to know that everything is OK in there. If it's not OK, I want to know NOW so I can start dealing with it in my head. The longer this lasts, the harder it would be to lose it. I had an US once before after a miscarriage and it was an absolutely horrible experience. At least I already knew I'd lost it but having to see the emptiness up there on the screen was pretty bad. I keep thinking it could happen again.
I should rent one of those Doppler things! I'd probably be glued to it 24 hours a day and go crazy in a different way.
I heard the doppler is really hard to use and to not to get one... It would drive you more crazy.. thats just what I heard :)
10-22-2009, 07:56 AM
In regards to the doppler, that was my experience too. By the time my baby was big enough to hear the heartbeat from the doppler, I could feel her kicks and that was my assurance that everything was ok. I never really used the thing. But this was about 8 years ago, so maybe they have changed??
10-30-2009, 09:37 AM
Had another ultrasound today--and this time it looks like there is just one placenta, not two as the doctor thought last time. That means identicals! I was all ready for dizygotic twins, two different people, and this is kind of freaking me out. I'll get used to it. I know I won't have two copies of the same baby and I'll love them both as individuals when I get to meet them but for the moment it feels really weird.
11-13-2009, 11:57 AM
Today was the "real" 13-wk ultrasound. Here in France they are only done by doctors who do nothing else but ultrasounds all day. This was the same guy I'd seen before--I think he sticks to operating machines because he has absolutely no people skills. Abrupt, rude, uncommunicative. Last time it really affected me because I was there for a follow-up after a mc and already feeling horrible but this time my husband was with me and we were getting good news so I didn't care so much.
Two placentas after all! Probably fraternal. They had grown a lot since last time. Now they're about 7 cm long. It was wonderful to see them. One of them, the top one, is a little smaller than the other and in a tighter amniotic sac. I hope that's OK. He (she?) looked cramped compared to the "inferior fetus", who has a ton of room.
We scanned all the pictures the minute we got home to send them to our families. I guess they look just like everyone else's babies in utero but it sure felt special to us.
11-24-2009, 01:04 PM
I had my first trimester ultrasound yesterday. im supposed to be 14 weeks one day but the tech told me that it was actually 13 weeks and 4 days. after reading everyone else's post i just realized that maybe the baby is not growing as fast. is that the case? cause i know the exact conception date and it doesnt match up with what. I was with my fionce and his sister. my lil baby likes to move a lot and suck his thumb or at least it seemed like it. the best thing is that i could actually see his defined lips and it just felt awesome! when the tech left the room i keep playing with the machine and i could see the top of his head and his lil legs and feet. im so excited! i wish we could post the ultrasound pictures in here so we can all share it.
11-26-2009, 12:23 AM
Hello all im actually due june 7th but noones talked in the june section for almost a months. im going crazy having noone to talk to about whats going on with my body!!!
11-26-2009, 10:59 AM
Hi, SConcreteAngel. :) This isn't a really talkative section, either, but you're more than welcome to hang out with us. I'm only due a week or so before you, May 30-31 according to my last u/s, so the monthly cutoffs aren't that important, really. Is this your first pregnancy? How are you feeling so far? Ready for the relief you're supposed to feel in the second trimester? I've just started feeling better. Still tired but not nearly as nauseous as before. Are you hoping for a boy or a girl? Is this a surprise baby or conceived after months or years of trying? Tell us about yourself and ask any questions you want. There are gals here who are weeks ahead of me or already have kids and know lots more than I do.
11-26-2009, 11:02 AM
By the way, Gabriela, my two babes were measuring 5 days smaller than I calculated for the latest possible conception date. I've heard it's only accurate within + or - one week. I'm sure your baby is growing just fine. Don't worry. Just enjoy your u/s pictures.
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