With IVF, you are considered high risk, even if everything is healthy and looking good. So they have you do an ultrasound at 6 weeks to check for ectopic pregnancy (something I was high risk for) and to make sure everything is progressing well. Then they also check your hormone levels to evaluate your medication needs.
We had our first ultrasound on the 22nd. I was actually almost 7 weeks along. Everything looked really good and we even got to hear the heartbeat! I think I am still in shock--I really was starting to think this would never happen for us.
|The baby is only the size of a blueberry, but that's pretty huge considering that only a few weeks ago it was microscopic!|
|The heartbeat is 125 bpm.|
So we are praying that things continue to progress nicely, and that ultimately we end up with a healthy baby. Boy, girl, tall, short, it doesn't matter. We are already so in love.