Make that 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant...oops! I called the doctor this morning after a few days of spotting worried that something terrible was happening like a miscarriage. They saw me today, did an exam, bloodwork and rushed an ultrasound where come to find out, Lil Bow Wow is only measuring in at 5 weeks 6 days, not 7 weeks and 4 days! The sonographer said that at this point in time, her measurements are the best to go by because gestationally speaking, fetuses all measure the same at this point through about 10 weeks. At that point, genetics take over and the size of the baby will vary on Mommy and Daddy. So here's Lil Bow Wow!!!
Because of the STAT order of the outsourced ultrasound, the lady wasn't allowed to gush over anything. She was on strict orders to measure the baby, see the heartbeat and give all the info to the radiologist, who would call my doctor to discuss everything. Though she didn't talk to us much, we still got a glimpse at Lil Bow Wow's heart rate, which was at a solid 170!!! I have to say, seeing that little perpetual beating inside my body was the most amazing thing I've ever seen. I felt the proud ownership of that little being, something Matt and I created out of love, and to see our dream come to fruition in the form of our tiny baby is truly a miracle.
I was astonished to see that the heartbeat was so visible, coming from a heart that had already formed two chambers! No eyes, no real arms or legs and the beginnings of a torso and round-shaped head...but that heart...that strong heart beating like beacon in the night for all the world to see...that is unmistakable. The true essence of all living beings is the heart, which makes such sense that it would be one of the first organs to form in our baby! I love that tiny baby so much already.
Please pray for our tiny baby - that he/she continues to grow healthier each day! We have a follow up ultrasound to measure his/her growth in 2 weeks. We will definitely keep you posted!