i was literally shaking like a leaf i was so, so nervous for this first ultrasound. luckily, the nurse was so sweet - within a couple of seconds she said "there is the sack and there is the heartbeat". a heartbeat!! then she confirmed a singleton (whew!!) and s/he measures right on track (6w3d) and the heartbeat was 125, which i was told is perfect. i'm so very relieved and so happy. i know at 43.5 it is still a long shot and there is a long, long way to go, but today is a great day! not telling anyone IRL, so i continue to be so grateful to be able to share with and have the support of you fine women.