I am so relieved today is over. Thankfully, both babies are still alive and growing! 7w3d is when I found out that my pregnancy was doomed last time, so I was pretty uneasy about having an ultrasound at 7w3d. Now I can finally begin to feel that this pregnancy is entirely different from my last pregnancy and stop with the constant comparisons. I can't believe I will wake up tomorrow morning at 7w4d and still (presumably) be pregnant...and so, the uncharted territory begins!
Baby Aleph, who was measuring 4 days behind last week is now measuring 2 days behind, at 7w1d. Baby Bet, who was also measuring 4 days behind last week, is still measuring 4 days behind but at least he/she is growing proportionately. Also, both babies definitely have a yolk sac, which is good to know after the scare last week when the u/s tech couldn't find Baby Bet's yolk sac! The nurse I spoke to told me today that she thought that was super weird and she had never seen in a report before that a baby had a heartbeat but no yolk sac was observed. I knew it was strange, too, but I am glad she waited until today to tell me she had never seen that happen before!
The only thing that is a little disconcerting is that both of the babies' gestational sacs are measuring quite small. I know I find something new to Google grimly and obsess over after every ultrasound. Also, I have a SCH. I am a little surprised because last week, when I was actually complaining of a little spotting, the u/s tech didn't find any source for it. This week she said that the SCH might cause more spotting or outright bleeding but hopefully it will just be reabsorbed. My next ultrasound is scheduled for 9w2d.
Since I can no longer button my jeans, I was brave and went to the maternity store to buy a belly band. My first pregnancy-related purchase - I really, really hope this is not something I will regret in the coming days and weeks! I know I made that mistake last time. I am trying to focus on being more grateful and less anxious. It is hard for me to feel properly appreciative and really, awe-struck that this is actually happening when I spend sooooo much emotional energy worrying. I now understand more than ever how you can remain infertile in mindset when you are, in fact, pregnant in body.
Here are some pictures from today of our little smudges: