I'll include what I posted on Friday....and add some new stuff at the end...
My U/S was Fri & I was hoping to hear that she measured 5 wks 2 days just as my due date would tell me I was but the measurements he put in came back "out of range" which meant it was too small to give an age. I was like WHAT? Then he told me the earliest it would say was 5 wks which made me worried b/c I am a couple of days over that. I'm not sure if it is a big deal to be a little under, I don't even know how much under I was. It sucks that my RE is out of town so I just had to go to "outpatient imaging". Urgghhhh.
He said he saw one sac (yippi!) and that he saw the beginnings of a yolk sac forming & the beginnings of a fetal pole. He said it looked good from what he could see. Just the fact that it wasn't measuring 5 wks made me a little nervous. I don't know when the Dr's office will call but hopefully they can answer my question about the smallness of the sac. I'm just hoping this is what is supposed to be there for a 5wk 2day baby.
So I decided to spend the rest of the night "googling" 5 wk ultrasound and it actually made me feel a lot better. One of the websites I saw was for a clinic and they said the 5 wk sac measured 6.5 mm & mine had measured 7mm. For some reason the tech said for it to "measure 5 wks" it would need to be 10 mm (I think). Anyway, after talking with a nurse (my nurse was also out!--urgh!!) she told me not to worry that it was important that things were inside of the sac & it was ok b/c they don't all meausre the same. I just feel like I would have felt better talking to my Dr. or if she would have just measured what I am.
So, now I have to decide to have my 2nd u/s on Fri or on Tues. Fri it would be back at "outpatient imaging" b/c my RE is still on vacation and if it is on Tues I would be able to go to his office. The biggest thing is that I'm not sure I would be far enough along at the rate things are going to be able to hear the heartbeat which is why we are having this u/s.
We decided that we would tell family once we had a heartbeat. My MIL's b'day is this weekend and we were going to put a sonogram frame in her gift bag and suprise the family at the b'day dinner. Now we are nervous that if we wait until Tues that we should scratch the b'day surprise. The problem is some people are coming in from out of town so we wouldn't be able to tell them in person if we didn't do it then. My DH doesn't want to have to spend the $ on another u/s b/c he thinks that we won't see the heartbeat so we will have to another u/s. He is more patient that me! I want to see if she has grown in a weeks time. I think even if I just saw growth I would feel better and more confident about telling the family. If I have to wait until Tues I'm not sure if I would feel as comfortable doing the b'day surprise!
I'm going to call my nurse on Monday and decide what to do after I talk to her.