Our little Scrappy never fails to disappoint. As usual, I was a nervous wreck before the ultrasound this morning, so much so that I barely slept a wink last night fretting and being anxious about it.
My wonderful RE met us right at 7:45am, squeezing us in before her other patients, and by 7:50am I was in the stirrups. I told her I was feeling really nervous and she calmed me down by saying that she was “quite certain everything is fine”.
Scrappy popped up on the ultrasound screen within seconds. Scrappy is much bigger than last time, and his heartbeat is no longer a flashing flicker; now it looks more like kneading a ball of sand on the screen. The first thing Dr. T said was that everything looked perfect.
Then – the best thing happened – the baby started paddling and kicking its little feet! It was, hands down, the cutest, sweetest thing I’ve ever been fortunate enough to witness. I gotta admit, I am completely, head-over-heels IN LOVE with this kid. Scrappy, you have stolen my heart.
Dr. T checked the heartbeat a couple of times. The first time, it was quite fast, and she said this was because I was so nervous and anxious. She measured it again after I had calmed down a bit and sure enough, it slowed down a bit. Dr. T added that a fast heartbeat (as long as it is within the normal range) is never a bad thing. They only worry when it is too slow.
And just like last time, Scrappy measured right on track at 9w4d – which is exactly what I am today.
The whole appointment was just magic. I am so happy, so blessed, so grateful. And now, I feel I can make an honest effort to calm down and not be *so* anxious. I will always worry to some degree, I’m quite certain of that, but I think I can take it down a few notches now.
I am nearly 10 weeks pregnant and the baby is perfectly healthy. I truly am the luckiest girl in the world.
Here are the scanned pictures from the ultrasound. It’s hard to tell, but Scrappy’s head is the lump on the right side of the scans. I think you can click on the photo to see them larger.