If you’ve read my previous post you will know that we had an early scan today due to some light bleeding I’ve had over the past days.
Scott took time out of work to come with me because we were both totally freaking out.
Pros of the scan
- The gestational sac was in my uterus (aka ectopic ruled out)
- We could see a yolk sac
- Could not see any bleeding in uterus
Negatives of the scan
- No heartbeat detected
- Fetal pole unable to be detected
The doc hadn’t checked my dates prior to the scan because he had slotted me in between appointments. With these factors in mind and the measurement of the gestational sac the Doc concluded that I was 5.5 weeks along. Which would all be very well and good except that I’m actually 6.5 weeks along. I told him that I had gone online to a specific IVF FET date calculator and it had told me I was 6 weeks 3 days today.
When we left the ultrasound room and went back to his office, he had this spinning chart thing out to predict my dates.
“Hmmmm” he said “you are right, you should be 6.5 weeks along, you are measuring one week behind”
So what does this mean?
He tells us that whilst it is possible this pregnancy will pick up and be fine. It is also likely that the embryo has ceased developing.
He told us to look at it as ‘more of a cup half empty’ approach.
I don’t like this thought at all.
We are hoping ours will be one of the few happy endings.
Nothing to do now but (you guessed it) wait.
I’m hoping I’ll make it another week with minimal to no bleeding.
We go back for another scan in a weeks time and will know more then.