This morning we had our first ultrasound. I was so nervous, I was shaking like a leaf! We knew we’d be able to get some answers regarding the bleeding last week (and the spotting that has continued since), and I was feeling cautiously optimistic at best.
The doctor did find a heartbeat, however he said it was a little lower than he’d like to see. The heartbeat was 102. The size of the embryo was a little small too, measuring 4.7 cm. He said both measured at about 6 weeks 1 day, and we’re at 6 weeks 3 days. I guess if we had been a little unsure of when we got pregnant everything would be looking fine, but with the trigger shot, we know exactly. Our little Poppy may not be developing properly.
He also found a subchorionic hematoma, the cause of my bleeding last week. Apparently not as worrisome as the size of the embryo, though, and he said it should resolve itself in the next few months, but I should expect some bleeding to continue. The thing was bigger than the pregnancy sac! It was scary looking on the screen, but I know it’s only like two centimeters or something really.
So, we’re still in no man’s land.. No closer to knowing if this pregnancy is going to stick. The doctor said he thought we were in the 50 to 75 percent range that it would go on to be a successful pregnancy. Well, he said definitely 50/50, but less than 75. Instills confidence, right? Somehow, I guess I had thought getting pregnant was like the finish line, but I think the hurdles are just beginning.
We go back next Monday for another ultrasound. The embryo should have doubled in size by then, and the heartbeat should be over 130 then too. And so we wait.