On Friday, we had our first sonogram. I have to say, I was a basket case beforehand. I was terrified that we’d go in, and not see a heartbeat, as we have so many times before. Ryan, Matthew, and I went back into the room, and she tried doing an abdominal sonogram. She measured a bunch of things, but couldn’t see the baby or heartbeat. We knew this was a possibility, but there was still a big part of me that was trying not to panic. She sent me out to leave my sample, and came back in to try a transvaginal.
The tech was quickly able to find the sac, and the little peanut inside. The sound of that 127 beats per minute was one of the greatest sounds I’ve ever heard, second only to Matthew’s cry in the delivery room. Baby measured 6 weeks, 2 days (making it a November 4th due date), but because it was only 4 days shy of what we thought I should be, they’re leaving me as a 10/31 due date! So, we’ve now had one baby due on Valentine’s Day, and a second due on Halloween. How fun is that?!
We go back next Friday for another sonogram, just to make sure everything is still okay. Based on the queasiness, exhaustion, and total lack of pretty much any food sounding good, I’m not overly worried about it. I’m just enjoying our time with this little peanut, and praying that we get to bring it home to harass its big brother for a long, long time.