As many of you know, we had our last appointment with the RE this week and were thrilled to find out that our little cashew grew almost 500% in the past week (from 1.87mm at 5wk 6 days to 10.66mm at 7wks). Wow! Guess I should cut back on the Wheaties.
And...on top of that...we saw an unbelievably beautiful heartbeat. What a relief! It is truly amazing...there is this blob on the u/s machine and then this little pulsating thingy in the middle of the blob. Wow.
As far as heart rate, my RE doesn't calculate it saying that it doesn't matter at this point - all that matters is that there is one - and that it is only important later on. Being the compulsive researcher that I am, though, I wanted, no make that I needed, that number so I could spend countless hours on Google comparing it to everyone else's. Alas, all I know is that there is a heart beat!
The RE said everything looked perfect and that the baby seems to be even a few days ahead growthwise.
So I've officially graduated to the OB! I don't know what is normal, but my OB sees everyone initially just for an u/s to date the pregnancy and then not again until 12 weeks. Is that unusual? So we go in this upcoming Tuesday for yet another u/s. I'll be exactly 8 weeks!
We head home this weekend to finally tell the family...only my mom knows. So we'll tell my hubby's family as well as my grandmother and my two brothers' families. We aren't telling anyone else until we're out of the first trimester.
Thanks for all your support and prayers...we continue to pray fervently that God keep his hand on this little baby. Life just seems so terribly fragile.