Today was my 10 week checkup with my OB. I was so nervous just because I haven't had any appts for 4 weeks, I have a previous mc, etc so I wanted to make sure everything was good.
As soon as I expressed my anxiety, the doc put away the doppler and said he would try a quickie ultrasound instead to ease my mind. What a champ! He turned it on and we immediately saw the baby (looking much more baby-like than last time)...but for the first 15-20 seconds I didn't see any movement or heartbeat. I started mentally FREAKING OUT and the doctor wasn't saying anything as he looked around. FINALLY, crazy little nugget kicked a leg and my heart leaped. Soon after the doc found the heartbeat flickering away. It was an older machine so it just took him some time to pinpoint it. I have not been that happy in a long time!!
Doc says everything looks great and he thinks I'm out of the primary "danger zone" so he hopes I will relax between now and my next appointment. PHEW. I feel so much better than I did this morning.