So, yesterday was the BEST valentine's day ever.
I was paranoid at our 6 week appointment (Tuesday the 1st), because there was no heartbeat, and our little jelly bean was only measuring at 5 weeks. My betas were soooo high the week before (12,300 the Friday before), I was certain I would be seeing a heartbeat. No luck then
. So our OB asked us to come back in two weeks.
As a paranoid person, I went back after a week for a beta, just in case, and it came back at over 164,000. Well, that put my mind at ease a bit, and I figured that maybe I conceived a few days to a week after I thought I had ovulated.
So, yesterday, my wonderful man and I went back to the OB for our second ultrasound--this time hoping to technically "confirm" the pregnancy (my practice does not "confirm" a pregnancy until they see a heartbeat). At first, all I saw on the ultrasound was an empty uterus...bigger than last time, certainly, but I didn't see anything in there for about a minute of her searching around. I panicked a bit. Until she caught it. Perfect Yolk sac starting to reabsorb, perfect gestational sac forming, measuring perfectly and consistently (they do 3 separate measurements from 3 different angles) at 7 weeks 4 days (based on my estimate of when I thought I ovulated, it should have been 7 weeks 5 days), with a perfect little tiny heartbeat.
I'm biting the bullet early with my family. I vowed to wait until 12 weeks to tell people, including my family. I told my BFF right away, because I was freaking out (this was unexpected, and timing is not the greatest, but it is a welcome miracle!), and I told another good friend who also recently naturally conceived after a year and a half of IVFs. But I have a dinner date with my parents (and to introduce my man to my grandma!) on the 8th of March. I'll be almost 11 weeks. Close enough. I'm betting on the fact that if my odds of getting pregnant were less than 1%, my body should be holding onto this baby for dear life. And I have absolutely no symptoms of possible miscarriage--no spotting, very little cramping (nothing abnormal--mostly gas, ugh!), etc. I hope I'm right.