Tuesday, December 13, 2011

8 week ultrasound

**Warning: There will be lots of pregnancy talk in this blog from here on out.  I understand if you don't want to read or want to unsubscribe.  I'm not going to post a disclaimer every week, so consider this a general disclaimer.**

This morning I had my 8 week ultrasound.  I must admit, I'm loving these weekly ultrasounds.  I have very few symptoms, so by the end of the week I always feel worried that maybe something is wrong.  The small amount of nausea I felt over the last few weeks is totally gone.  I have a good appetite and energy level.  If it weren't for the fact that my boobs have gone up nearly a cup size and are intermittently sore, I wouldn't "feel" pregnant at all.  So, it's always a relief to go for the ultrasound and see that everything is right on schedule. 

This week, the nurse doing the ultrasound couldn't get a good measurement.  The baby is obviously much bigger than last week and the heartbeat looks great, but the baby is kind of crammed in the corner of my uterus, so she couldn't get a good shot of its full length.  She tried and tried, but every measurement was coming up 7w4d.   The doctor and regular ultrasound tech weren't there, so she's going to show the doctor the picture and see if I should come back for another scan.  She doesn't seem too worried, though.  This week you can see the edges of the amniotic sac.  Hopefully next week the baby will have moved away from the uterine wall to get a better view!


  1. Congratulations! I had my 8 week ultrasound yesterday (Monday) and it was just amazing. I'm so excited to see our babies grow!!