Yes! Its true! We had a doctor's appointment today with the lovely Doctor T! He was very kind, very gentle and just all around awesome. I love his nurse, A as well - she's such a sweetie! Anyway, of course my blood pressure was elevated because I felt so nervous, but we all had a bit of a laugh about that.
I got into the ultrasound room practically praying that we'd find a heartbeat. We'd already been rescheduled from 2.20pm to 4pm, and then because of Doctor T's busy schedule, we waited another good fifteen minutes - me sitting on the ultrasound table with my heart falling out of my chest.
But soon he was there along with his nurse, introducing himself kindly and taking my hand. He found out about Josie and put his head in his hands, telling us it was a terrible thing, and that he would do everything he could to make sure we had a great level of intensive care so that we would notice if the placenta began to abrupt again. He took my hand and said he wanted to make sure we got a baby who would keep us up all night! Really, so nice. I liked that. He has "good energy" as my wonderful friend and midwife, R, would say.
Soon we were underway and looking about. The first thing Dr T sad was "well, you're certainly pregnant". Then I saw out bean and said "Oh! Look! There it is! God, I hope it has a heartbeat! Please have a heartbeat..." to which he replied "Oh yes, it's got a heartbeat".
Of course, he'd already seen what I was suspecting. another lovely great bit corpus luteum cyst. I must be prone to them, because this one is as big as the one with Josie...
Anyhow. We zoomed in a bit on the bean, and sure enough, there was the beat, flickering away...
He explained all about the yolk sac - said it was lovely and round and that they'd be worried if it were crescent shaped.
Then we took measurements of the bean...1.3cm and right on 7 weeks, 3 days! Growing away!
The best part of the whole visit was, by far, seeing that magical little heartbeat on screen and listening to the steady "whauff, whauff, whauff". I told both Dr T and Nurse A that the last time I'd seen an ultrasound there hadn't been a heartbeat on it. To see a heart beating inside me was just incredible. I love to see life perservering like this. It just does continue, it does, if you let it...
I would do anything...ANYTHING for this tiny little precious thing. This tiny little new piece of life with it's little heart beating away strongly. I love you, little Goob.