What You Don’t Want to Hear at Your First Ultrasound

When the words “Oh my gosh” came out of my doctor’s mouth, I got that terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach.  There was no baby or heartbeat to look at on the ultrasound monitor.

However, turns out there was no reason to panic.  The doctor said I was just not as far along as we thought. 

From my last period, it looked like I was about 8 or 9 weeks pregnant.  But the doctor said from the ultrasound, it looked more like 4 to 5 weeks along.  She said it wasn’t too uncommon for this to happen.  I go back in 2 weeks for another ultrasound when the doctor will set a due date. 

So the good news is that all is well, just baking slower than I thought!  And the bad news is that I’ve already gained 3 pounds and it looks like I’m just at the very beginning of my pregnancy – ug! 

On the way home from the doctor, my 4 year old said, “When I turn 66, I’m going to retire from real estate.”  (He says this because my dad is planning to retire at 66, and my husband is a realtor).  It made me smile and think that every stage of life is to be treasured.  Whether you’re retiring at 66 or just starting out as my 4-5 week old baby is, life is a special gift from God!


3 Responses

  1. What a surprise to find out that you weren’t as far along as you thought! But I am glad that is it was. Although, doesn’t 40 weeks seem so much farther along now? 🙂 I always thought I would never deliver my baby and now he is 8 months old! haha

  2. Yes, 40 weeks seems like a long way which is good…lots to do beforehand – ha!

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