Unbelievable! That wand is most certainly magic. Today, firmly gripped by one of the REs at our clinic, it located the little sac and little primitive creature we know as an embryo. It even located a rhythmic flicker known as a heartbeat. Where did this magic wand locate such miracles you ask? In MY uterus. On MY birthday.
The little owlet measured 6w6d, and today was technically 7w0d, so we all agree that it is measuring right on target.
They were running late this morning, which was fine by me. As far as I am concerned, they have a lot banked after all they have done for me. So they could have been 2 hours late instead of 1 hour and I still would have been ok. It was an RE and a nurse I had never met who were running the ultrasounds this morning. Once they got me oriented, they went to get our beloved nurse case manager. She seemed happy to see us and relieved that there had not been any more bleeding. I looked away as the RE tried to find what she was looking for, and pretty quickly, she hit the jackpot. One little one in there. We saw the heartbeat pretty quickly, which was amazing. And pretty soon, I was crying in disbelief. I never entirely believed we would be in this situation. And yet, there we were. Mr. A was ecstatic.
After I wiped my tears and started grinning like a fool, the RE gave me a hug. Our nurse case manager also gave me the warmest hug. I then mentioned it was my birthday, and everyone was just even more thrilled.
They want to repeat the ultrasound next Tuesday. I am happy to do that. It's amazing to see this miracle on screen.
I have a belly full of birthday Thai food and am close to falling asleep. Good night, my beauties.