Second Ultrasound

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Second Ultrasound
Wed, 06-30-2010 - 10:28pm

After the doctor performed my first u/s yesterday, he was pretty pessimistic.


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Registered: 01-23-2010
Thu, 07-01-2010 - 4:59am

Yeah!! That is great news Melinda!

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Registered: 01-11-2010
Thu, 07-01-2010 - 3:57pm

What a scare! I'm so happy for you that everything looked wonderful with Baby at the last ultrasound. That must have been a rough rollercoaster ride of emotions. Hope you'll be able to settle in soon and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.

Seems like I, too, went in around six weeks (which I felt had to be too early) for an


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Registered: 12-08-2009
Thu, 07-01-2010 - 5:20pm

Hi Melinda!

This is such wonderful news for you!

I'll tell ya...I didn't share with you the other day, but I've walked in your shoes and I've had good outcomes and poor outcomes with hCG levels and heart beats.

While technology is WONDERFUL, and I used it to the nines to conceive our first born, the early sonos and blood draws have done nothing but cause me anxiety. That's why, on this 8th pregnancy, but only 3rd baby, I completely opted out of beta hCG testing!

We conceived our first born thru IVF/ICSI and I remember at our 6-week u/s the RE saying, "We really should be seeing more...lets give it another 10-days." Those were the longest 10-days of my life. And sure enough, at almost 8-weeks we saw the sweetest embryo with heart beat. What we were told, after the fact, is that all embryos develop at different rates, and even have "resting" periods. Sounds like this is what might have happened to was in a resting growth state and then all of a sudden growth took off and caught up!

Baby #2 was a natural conception as is baby #3. And while we did see heart beats at 6-weeks and a couple of days, I also wonder about gender difference. Baby #1 is a girl and Babies #2 & 3 are boys. Just a thoughts.

So very happy for you!!!


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Registered: 04-17-2010
Fri, 07-02-2010 - 5:07am

Yaaay! That is wonderful news!

MaryBeth, Mom to Carolee (21), Spencer (19), Alex (8), and new little blessing EDD 11/9/2010!

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MaryBeth, Mom to Carolee (21), Spencer (19), Alex (8), and new little blessing EDD 11/9/2010!
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Registered: 03-31-2007
Tue, 07-06-2010 - 10:46pm
Congratulations! So happy for you that the 2nd u/s showed a baby w/ a heartbeat. (And can I add that your doc just might be a jerk?)

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Registered: 05-05-2010
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 12:03am

Wonderful news.