Remember elementary school when we learned all about the magic of the number nine? There's the whole square root thing, the cool hand trick for the 9's multiplication tables, the way you can add a multiple of nine together to get 9 again. To be honest it took me years to understand these tricks cause I just did math the old fashioned (slow) way, but now that I am 9 weeks pregnant, and officially past my miscarriage and D&C milestones, I am a big believer in Magic number 9!
Today we got another peek at our precious Snow Pea. On the way to the appointment, Chad and I both admitted that were a bit nervous, but more out of habit than having any real fear this time. We were also excited and hopeful for a good ultrasound. And Snow Pea did not disappoint! We got an amazing picture from the second the u/s started and I am happy, relieved and still a bit disbelieving when I report that everything was perfect.
Snow Pea looks like a cute little gummi bear and is 22.5 mm now, about the size of an olive or a large grape. We could see the arms and legs and of course a big round head. The heart is still strong and steady at 161 bpm. Dr Jedi said this is about the point where movement can often be seen on u/s, although it is of course way too early to be felt. He tried to move wandy around to wake up Snow Pea and get a little wave but no such luck. Poor Chad almost had a heart attack when the doctor said there was no movement but he assured us that babies can nap for 2 hours at a time and there is nothing to worry about. Sounds a lot like me and daily 2 hour naps. We both need our rest for all this growing to continue!
Before he left, Dr Jedi gave us the option to stay with him for 2 more visits before moving on to the OB. I think he truly did hurt for us losing Sprout and he knows how much peace of mind these visits give us. Once we go to the OB our appointments will be fewer and farther between so I really appreciated the opportunity to see our RE a bit longer. Plus it buys me some time to find an OB since I still need to do that.
I am just so blown away and grateful for every second and every milestone with Snow Pea. And I am continuing to stay hopeful I will hold Snow Pea in my arms, happy and healthy very soon. 9 weeks down, 31 to go.