Thursday, 9 April 2009

Phew - kinda.....

I have been told by the very Germanic dr at the fancy scan joint to be cautiously optimistic so I am trying it out for size. Not sure it fits yet.

So the good from this morning:

1. heartbeat - absolutely definitely - saw it myself;
2. fetal pole, yolk sac, amniotic sac - yes, yes, yes;
3. gestational sac - yup;
4. ovaries fine;
5. pouch of douglas (who? what?) - fine.

And the very much less good:

Measuring at least a week behind where I thought I should be so I've another 14 days of angst before I know anything for definite (unless I know sooner for bad reasons). Would have liked to go back sooner but Easter has meant they are totally chocabloc for the week after.

Self justification of being positive - the CRL is ok for just about 6w - although the sac is a bit small; my periods have been a bit shonky - varying by 4 days in length; I could have ovulated late I suppose which could account for another few days, or implanted late. Dr Google is being monumentally unhelpful as usual although I have ascertained that the sac is definitely over 5mm bigger than the CRL which is a allegedly a good thing.

Trouble is I have been here before. I hate uncertainty.

We are off to the Isle of Wight tomorrow - so sand castles and ice creams for us - hopefully the weather will be clement but have top to toe rain gear if not. Have a good break people.

13 comments:

Almamay said...

Cautious optimisim from me as well. Enjoy the weekend xoxoxox

Eva said...

Well, I personally will take this as good news. :)

Aunt Becky said...

I'm with Eva. I think it's all good news. But I'm holding your hand as I know this road too.

nutsinmay said...

Oh God oh God oh God, so much good news, and then, *smack*, something to worry about after all. I hope the beach is perfect. I hope you ovulated late. Thinking of you.

Also, yes, what in hey is the Pouch of Douglas? Who is Douglas and why is he leaving his possessions in your personals?

Artblog said...

We always worry, whatever they tell us. Hoping you just got your dates wrong and all is ok. Keep us in touch. XXX

Geohde said...

Small exhalation.....

xx

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PiquantMolly said...

Cautiously optimistic with you. And desperately jealous of your trip to the Isle!

Portia P said...

Been meaning to get in touch since i first read your news. So sorry it's taken me this long!

I'm cautiously excited for you my dear. The news sounds good to me...

I'm with nutsinmay about Douglas. I've an Uncle Douglas - hope he's not to blame.

Hope you enjoy the weekend and i'll try to keep updated on your news xx

MsPrufrock said...

I had to google "pouch of Douglas" because it just seemed too promising a phrase to ignore. Apparently:

"The rectouterine pouch is called the pouch of Douglas after the Scottish anatomist James Douglas (1675-1742) who explored this region of the female body and left his name attached to at least 3 other structural features in the vicinity."

He left his name attached to at least three other structural features in the vicinity? I just love how that is phrased.

Anyway, I'm glad to hear that it's mostly good news, and only a wee bit of news which could actually not matter latter anyway. I don't envy your position of having to wait all this time though, and I want to know why all of these things, regardless of how we get there, rely on two week waits.

I hope you enjoyed (are enjoying?) your trip to the IoW. You were (are?) only right around the corner from me!

DD said...

Figures Pru would google the pouch thing (actually I was reading through comments and if no one else had, I would've).

Number 1 thing to be hopeful on during your two weeks? Heartbeat. That beautiful little flicker is incredible, isn't it?

Swistle said...

I hate uncertainty, too! I want to dip into the future and see if there is a baby in 8 months, and if so I will relax.

OvaGirl said...

betty...all my cautious optimism flying your way too. caught up with your earlier post and the whole 'line in the sand' at 42 and the fickle fates resonates very deeply with me. have a great weekend and joyous news to come xxx

slouching mom said...

Oh I hope hope hope this works out.

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