“baby” is measuring 3-5mm, instead of 9-11mm. Do I have that number right?? Likw 10 or 12 mm is normal for 7W5D? The measurement showed up as 6W1D (six weeks one day) instead of what we are which is 7W5D . At first we could not find a heartbeat, but towards the end when Dr. Poor Social Skills changed the angle of the wand, we did see a clear heartbeat more than once. The yolk sac looked fine. Dr. Poor Social Skills was actually very comforting and lovely and did all the right things, but it did not make the news any easier to bear. When pressed she said there is a 50% chance that the fetus will develop normally. This number is not based on any study or anything, it is just what the doctor came up with based on her clinical experience. I don’t know about you all, but I consider this VERY VERY fucking bad news. The measurements are 1 week 5 days behind where they should be…which is terribly significant if you consider that the baby is really only 5 weeks old.
The doctor told us to come back in a week for another ultrasound. But fuck that. I asked if we can go in on Friday, to the local hospital where hopefully they have better machines, to do another check. I already scheduled it. Is this a good idea? What do you know about measurements and miscarriage? Give it to me straight people. I am not one for sugar coating shit that is this serious. I am already trying to prepare myself. Our baby might die. And that isn’t me being paranoid or pessimistic. Right? It is too small. I think I might puke.
**I just looked at my 8W0D ultrasound pic with LM and he measured 1.55cm, which is 15mm right? This one is 5mm. That just can’t can’t can’t be good. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.