I had my first u/s at 5w4d. I am having twins and was very shocked. My RE does the u/s's so he was showing and teaching me what stuff was. The sacs were very easy to see, as you know, black circles. The white lines are the fetus. That's why I call them my "rices" because in that photo they look like the size of white rice. He also showed me the yolk sacs. There was no ring at that u/s, but I did see one at 6w5d, so I know what you mean with your son. If you send me your email address I can send you scanned images of my u/s photos for that day. They are very clear, and that way you can tell if that is what you saw also. I have to say, if you saw two large black balls, and a rice in each one, then it's twins. We saw our twin's heartbeats last week. The rices grew a good bit though and didn't look like rice anymore. I still love that name and call them that. I know rice is plural, but I like the way "rices" sounds
BTW- Welcome & Congrats
Jaydent- Sorry for your loss. Remember that with any loss there comes mourning, and you just take as much time as you need. My heart is with you.
Ruthie- I have been thinking of you lately. I hope you are well. We are here for you if you need us. I understand though that this is the last place you want to be sometimes.
Sancap- (Amy) Hey, watch were your going Chica! No more falling down steps. Weren't you the one that DH was going to bubble wrap (maybe not), but it sounds like he needs to. BTW- I thought it was so cute that you called me Chica. One of my friends used to call me that all the time and it was funny to hear it again. Also, I want to go to the beach with you.. I am so jealous. We could even show off our "girls"- HaHa
Tony- Welcome. Isn't it amazing to see the heartbeats? Congrats. My doctor only showed us, it sounds like some have been able to hear theirs, but maybe his machine doesn't do that. I completely forgot to ask, since I was just so happy to visually see they were nice and steady, fast beats!
I used to work in Labor & Delivery so I knew just by sight that they were healthy. Never even got a number, but I just knew all was well.
Lisa- I think it's very safe to assume you just have one. Your nurse maybe new since most don't get you worked up about things before it's too early to even be able to tell. If she is new, she probably just got really excited.
Kala-I love that your 6"1'. If you want to have a natural labor (without pain meds) you would be an ideal canidate. Tall girls do really well in labor. They almost always go really fast and have very nice smooth deliveries. No matter what you decide, it should go well for you. I loved having tall patients. It's the little short one's that walk in with their 6'6" husbands that worried us. You pretty much knew they were headed for c/s since the babies had such a hard time coming out. Also, since your tall, you'll carry very nicely. You probably won't "show" as early as most because you have more room to carry a baby vertically than the average woman. You'll also be more comfortable at the very end then some, since you won't be just all baby.
As far as the beta thing, I think most of the hype comes from the wait. You wait to get your betas, and there's nothing else to do but obsess about them. The next u/s is at least a week away, so us crazy IVF'ers just have our beta numbers that come in occasionally to keep us busy and occupied. But as far as normals for singletons and twins, etc. Your right...it's all up in the air.
Hope your feeling better. I almost feel quilty between you and Shelby that I feel so "normal".
Dillysgirl- I agree with Kala about seeing your OB. Your going to see them anyway and establish a close relationship. Why not start it a little earlier? Maybe they'll be more understanding about your concerns.
I continue to have brown discharge at times, but not like last week where I had to wear a panty liner. It was very reassuring though, when that was happening to see the heartbeats and know all was well. After that I really relaxed about it, and I don't worry as much now when I spot a little becuase I knew they were OK when it was more. I agree that peace of mind is the most important thing right now. Stress can do a lot of bad things, and it's the last thing you need.
Shelby- Hope your doing better. I know some days are better than others. I guess the good thing about some of this is you know your still pregnant (not the UTI though
I know that there are others not on here. I went down as far as the forum would let me go on one page. So hope everyone is hanging in there.
AFM (As for Me)- Had a little energy today-Yeah. Do any of you feel pressure down there like where your uterus would be. Right above your pubic bone. I know that the doctor says it's from the uterus expanding, but I feel it a lot. It's different than the cramping too. I just don't remember it with my son, so I'm curious. It may be that since I have twins, things are growing quicker, or I'm just more aware of what is going on down there since I have been pregnant before. Just wondering.
Have a great day, Melanie