Scout got a much better view of the screen than me and could actually see it wriggle it's little butt! The heart rate was 175 bpm and Scout was not impressed lol. She's a big believer in heart rate being predictive of gender and I've tried to tell her the heart rate will change over time but of course she can't help herself. Anyway, old wives tales aside, I'm just glad there IS a heart beat and it's a good one at that :). After the scan we had a discussion about the progesterone. My FS wants to start weening me off it. I'm nervous about it. Really - I know it's not that big a deal because it was a frozen embryo transfer so I ovulated and there's a corpus luteum in there doing it's thing but it's taken a lot of embryos to finally get one to stick and I feel like the progesterone pessaries had something to do with that. Anyway ... Starting tonight I will be skipping pessaries every second day and I'll go in for a blood test next week to make sure the levels are still ok. If they are, then I'll stop the pessaries all together and have another blood test a week later just to make sure things are still fine. If I spot (which I better not!) then I'll have to recommence the pessaries again. So at this point I'm hoping this weening process goes off without a hitch and then we can officially graduate from my IVF clinic and specialist :). I have to book in with my GP now to get the ball rolling with the testing that needs to be done between 10-12 weeks and we have our first midwife appointment at 14 weeks.
Up until now I've been pretty reserved but since the scan today it's finally starting to sink in that we are actually pregnant and all going well we're going to have a baby! You would think with all the nausea and fatigue that would have sunk in by now but it hadn't really. I guess I just needed to see some evidence of something that remotely resembled a baby ... and we have that now :). Crazy!! Anyway, I'm ridiculously tired and need to hit the hay. For some reason I'm not sleeping very well and have been waking up at 12am to pee and then tossing and turning and peeing till 4am before I finally fall asleep again. It's been exhausting ... especially when I need to get up at 6.30am for work. So I'm really hoping I get some sleep tonight cause I NEED IT. More Zzzzzzz please!