Some days I'm absolutely spent and it's only 8:30pm. Then there are nights like today when I'm still kicking at 11:30pm, hmmmm? I don't get it but at least I'm not going to bed by 9pm every night! Since I'm finally awake, coherent, and not at work, here's all the beautiful details.
Ultrasound day was as wonderful as I had hoped it to be! I met Tim in the lobby and we walked up together. It felt kind of full circle as we waited in line to let the receptionist know we were there. You could tell by the paperwork that the couple ahead and behind us in line were having their first visits to the office. I prayed that they could find what they were looking for here as well.
Margaret was going to perform our scan and I've had her before and like her a lot. She's always very sweet. She chats a little but not a lot, which is nice considering you're half-dressed. Of course the day Tim came with, it didn't go as smooth as usual. Nothing bad, just a few hiccups. First off, it took a little while for her to come back to the room. You can imagine Tim, with ADD, in the room checking out all the new things he hadn't seen before. When she came back, she started to get settled at the ultrasound machine and made a funny face and excused herself again. I bet Tim that for some reason she didn't like it and was going to transfer me to the other room. Him, not knowing there were multiple ultrasound rooms made a joke about me walking through the halls wearing my lovely blue sheet. So I pointed out the bathroom door that joined both rooms. Good thing she came back fairly quick, otherwise I'm sure Tim would have scoped out the bathroom too! Sure enough, we were swapping rooms because she preferred the other setup.
We get settled and she starts going into her spiel. Took a look at our chart....two blastocysts...going to check ovaries first......then look for the baby......do measurements then will show us the screen shots. Alrighty, I understand....be patient. Except as soon as she started, the screen was barely tipped towards us and I saw it. I gasped! I was so nervous that I was going to be Rachel from Friends and not know what I was looking at. But when I saw it, I knew exactly what I was looking at! It was so beautiful, so so beautiful. You could see a sparkle on the screen, a little flutter, just a glimmer, and that was the heartbeat. So beautiful.