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Can You Feel My Heartbeat When I’m Close to You?

One-hundred and eighty degrees for last Monday was today, a peaceful, easy morning at the IVF clinic. Unlike our hour-long wait to get into the ultrasound room last Monday, this morning we showed up 10 minutes early and were escorted right into the ultrasound room where our favorite nurse, Peggy, sat waiting for our moment of truth.

It really did feel like a reckoning of sorts. Despite our best efforts to be calm after last week’s no-heartbeat/no fetal pole look at what was to be our baby, we spent 6 off-kilter days refusing to admit that our here-and-there bickering was a result of worry. I was worried that today would be bad news. Thankfully, there was not such news to be delivered.

The embryo’s heartbeat was 130bpm, which is quite strong for a little one! In fact, according to our nurse (and me and Constance) it looked perfect in every way, which isn’t to say there’s nothing left to not worry about. But we’re not really the worrying type. Now we feel good, lighter than last week, and optimistic for the weeks to come.

If all checks out good at our appointment next Monday, we are done with the IVF clinic and on to living life as a normal pregnant couple. Huzzah to that, my friends.

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3 Responses to “Can You Feel My Heartbeat When I’m Close to You?”

  1. That’s great news - and a great pic! Congratulations! Now… breathe…

  2. I spent the first 8ish weeks of my pregnancy convinced that we were going to go to the first ultrasound and be told there wasn’t anything there. I still get choked up when I think of the tech responding to my “do you see anything?” with “yes! I see a baby with a strong heartbeat”.

    So glad to hear the good news!

  3. Here’s hoping for a smooth transfer from RE to OB. Best wishes!!!

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