Wednesday, June 18, 2008

9w1d: Graduation

Yesterday was my last visit to the RE's office. S came along for this ultrasound, and it was truly magical.

Blueberry at 9w0d:



The head is toward the right, and you can see little arms and at least one of the legs. The "ball" at 9 o'clock in the top picture is the yolk sac.

The heartbeat sounded strong and fast again. The most amazing thing, though, was that he/she was actually squirming around! So cute!! The RE (Dr W) said, "Wow, I could watch this ultrasound all day long!"

I think I can finally come back to reality and not worry about the small gestational sac issue anymore. Blueberry's crown-rump length was 22.3 mm and the mean gestational sac diameter was 32 mm. (This time, Dr W checked 2 diameters -- 40 mm and 24 mm -- and averaged them, which is apparently the correct way. I'm kinda glad she didn't do that at prior visits because my numbers would have been even worse!) Anyway, there is now more than 8 mm between the size of Blueberry and the size of the sac, which is normal. This is such a huge relief.

After I got dressed and we walked out of the ultrasound room, Dr. W and several of the nurses presented us with a rolled up paper tied with a purple bow. It turns was a "Certificate of Graduation." Below that phrase it said our names, and then "Dreams Can Come True," and was signed by the entire staff. It is cheezy, I suppose, but of course I started crying and hugging everyone there. I felt a little bad because there was one patient in that area who was getting her blood drawn. Well, hopefully she got some hope or inspiration from seeing us "graduate."

They told me to come back and visit with a big belly and/or with a baby in tow. I just might do that, but I'll be sure to do it at a slow time of day so that there won't be other patients around. In any case, I didn't say goodbye because I hope that we'll be back in a couple years for baby #2!

Next Tuesday, I go to the regular OB/GYN's office. Yay!

We are going on a short mini-trip to Colorado tonight. This is our attempt to salvage a bit of real vacation before I start my new job on July 1st (as opposed to just sitting around the house during our ill-fated May vacation when I was sick with the OHSS). We are flying into Denver, and then we'll be staying in Est.es Park and spending a few days in Rocky Mou.ntain Nat.ional Park.

I'll check in with you all when we get back!

11 comments:

Meghan said...

Congrats on your graduation!!!

alison said...

Awww, congrats! I love Colorado, and Estes rocks! My inlaws used to own the Dai.ry Qu.een in Estes so we've been there a time or twenty. Have fun!

Jen said...

What a beautiful u/s. It was so amazing to me that babies are actually moving some around 9 weeks. Have a wonderful and relaxing vacation!

poppy.f.seed said...

very adorable blueberry!
That is so cool they did a graduation certificate.

Morrisa said...

Yay! Congrats on the graduation! The pictures of blueberry are too cute!

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

Congratulations hon. Blueberry is a work of art. Just beautiful!

DC said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! :)

Sprudeln said...

Congratulations!

Maria said...

YAY! Congrats on graduating!!

Cibele said...

congratulations on your graduation. VERY EXCITING!

La La said...

Congrats on the graduation! Blueberry looks perfect!