Friday, March 2, 2012

FET #2 5w6d ultrasound pics


So I don't know, guys, seeing the ultrasound image from this morning again... it's pretty underwhelming...but this is what we've got at this point. Doesn't look like much to me, but maybe...just maybe...there's something there? I think it's supposed to grow 1mm a day or so... so grow! grow!

What's your vote - embryo? Or RE hallucination?

Mo

Zoom in on "Blurry Thing" 

"Blurry Thing" with markers around it

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53 comments:

  1. There is definitely something in there (but, I agree, that the resolutions of this u/s machine sucks).

    Also, this is exactly what one would expect to see at this early gestation (which is why many REs prefer to wait).

    So, yes, it is clearly there and not a hallucination and it looks like what I would have expected to see if it had been me.

    Hang in there, I know these early days are rough when something is so wanted and so hard fought.

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  2. It's definitely something. I'm hoping it's a little tiny fetus. Keeping you all in my prayers:)

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  3. Embryo!

    This is mine from the same time frame-http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0dd31b3127ccef9c0fee743fa00000090O31AauGbZi1YsQe3nwg/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D3/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

    Very similar, it practically looks like nothing at this point.

    I just looked at the following week and although bigger it still looked like a blurry blob.

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  4. good lord, that is a crappy u/s machine. i mean, really? really?

    anyway, that looks like embryo to me. remember, this is still early, most people don't even get an u/s for another week, which given 1mm/day is a lot of growth. so deep breaths, Mo. deep breaths, this is a good early u/s.

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  5. oh it's definitely something - look at mine at 7 weeks

    http://www.the123blog.com/2009/01/7-week-ultrasound-scan.html

    the one angle makes the thing look oblong too and those weird shapes are sleeping in their cots right now!

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  6. It looks like an embryo to me! One of mine at 6w2d was less visible than that! Fingers crossed!!

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  7. I know it's terribly hard to hold onto hope and positive thoughts given all you've been through. I second what everyone has been saying...it's just so early and information such as a crappy ultrasound serves no purpose but to make you crazy. Please rewind and focus on how the P4 is doing so great so quickly, your betas were perfect, and you'll get better ultrasound information by next week. For your sanity and health... please breath and use those techniques you teach others to use (self-talk, etc.). What you know right now is all very good news. Just because it went bad many times before doesn't mean it will and there's nothing pointing that way so far, so hold onto that.

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  8. I'm also saying embryo. Mine was just the tiniest little smudge and it was several days after yours.

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  9. Completely underwhelmingly crappy u/s. Given that, there is definitely something in there and the second image looks exactly like my first ultrasound. I walked away feeling like this is it? Today's ultrasound of that little roundish barely there blob had a skull and arm buds! Just give it a couple of weeks; tortuous I know but time is the only thing that will make the ultrasounds more reassuring. You are doing amazingly well with the crazy by the way!

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  10. there is definitely something in there, and one would have to assume it is an embryo, since you are pregnant :)

    but really, that looks like an embryo. a 5w6d tiny little sesame seed embryo. grow little one, grow!

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  11. You may have avoided this but I just Googled 5w6d and looked at the images. There are tons of equally underwhelming specks in gestational sacs of all different shapes. Thought you should know.

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  12. This is mine at 6 weeks, 2 days with my first pregnancy:

    http://mdzspace.blogspot.com/2008/07/heartbeat.html

    This is mine at 5.5 weeks with my second pregnancy:

    http://mdzspace.blogspot.com/2010/09/55-weeks.html

    As you can see, there isn't much there to look at this stage. I'm crossing my fingers for you that everything will work out!

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  13. Well, I'm no ultrasound tech...but looks to me like potentially the yolk and that slightly darker blurry thing (in the zoom) is the embryo. One on top of the other. Mine, from a different angle, looked like a diamond ring at 6w2d. At 5w4d a small circle. Can you (not you personally, anyone) actually see an embryo this early in a pregnancy? I thought it was only 1 mm long or so at 6w.

    And I would totally not worry about a GS shaped like that. Not that I'm an RE or anything :)

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  14. I think it looks great. Ours at 7 weeks, 2 days on the fancy Denver machines still looked like a smudge (http://insertmetaphor.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/good-news/).

    I know it's hard to find comfort in any of this, but know that I (and hundreds of others) are willing this embryo to grow and grow and sending positive energy your way.

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  15. Re machines suck! They just don't care about all the details we care about. That's about what ours looked like at 7 weeks at the re's. I freaked out about it so they sent us to radiology and the embie looked totally different on the good us machine. My opinion on your pic is it loOks great! Try to see this as a good thing

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  16. I see that little bean! And I pray it continues to grow and be healthy.

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  17. I think that's definitely something. And the fact that your sac looks much bigger than your last pregnancy is good.

    I think you've got a good one here :)

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  18. Definitely looks like something is in there, and its definitely embryo, though RE's machine leaves something to be desired.

    This is a great early u/s. So far, this is a GREAT pregnancy. Breathe in, breathe out, and get through the weekend!

    I went to see Liz, boy that stuff is relaxing, I nearly fell asleep on the table! Thanks for recommending her, she seems great:)

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  19. I see an embryo there if you ask me, Mo. It just needs a little more time... hang in there!

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  20. Here's the zoomed in pic of my blur at six weeks one day (embryo measured six weeks two days).

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ErXHB7Q-vYs/TH2UyatdVqI/AAAAAAAACTE/hEfyAjIXq2E/s800/image2.jpg

    One part is the yolk sac, the other is the embryo. In your final picture, where the blob seems bisected, that could easily be a yolk sac and embryo.

    As far as the shape of the sac goes, our ultrasound pic from two weeks later makes the embryo look liked it's positively getting squashed inside its bean-shaped sac. Suffice to say, our daughter suffered no ill effects!

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  21. OMG!!! Mo, it's WAVING at you! And look at that adorable little face! No really!

    Ok, maybe not WAVING. (Probably.) But you'd never know with that crappy u/s machine. That said, it sure looks like an embryo to me. And it's in the right place, doing just what it's supposed to be doing.

    I'd say things are looking good, pregnant lady!

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  22. Thank God there are other blogs on infertility out there! I love your posts...very helpful in so many ways.

    Check me out if youd like:

    Hit or Miss
    brittanydayman.blogspot.com

    You may find the infertility section interesting.

    Brit :)

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  23. mo,
    i did some googling, at it really seems as though a banana shaped or kidney bean shaped, elongated, oblong, ovcal, etc. shaped gestational sac can be a totally fine variation of normal. if it wasn't, your RE and RI would not both be liars and be stringing you along... they just would not do that.

    knowing how our worried minds work, it seems that at every u/s, there will be something to worry about... there was for me, and so many other women who ended up with good outcomes. so, it isn't a black and white thing (no pun intended)... there's lots of gray and waiting-to-see and resolution in the mean time.

    keep doing what you are doing, because it has gotten you to a good place so far. any plans for the weekend? some delicious take out? a small treat for yourselves? anything to make the weekend go by faster?

    will be thinking of you!

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  24. I vote embryo. That is what it looks like at that point... I saw quite a bit of u/s with the last pg and that little line is your bean. :) I hope you see a strong HB next week.

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  25. My first us at 6w made my sac look like a sideways rain drop. it came to a very sharp point on one end. I asked about it and it was just the angle and placement of the sac. All was fine.

    It is definitely an embryo! So exciting!!!

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  26. Definitely embryo.

    All I could see at five weeks was an oblong sac with nothing in it, but that looks exactly like a mini-embryo having found a nice home.

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  27. I just went back and pulled out our 6w0d ultrasound pics. I will scan them in and post them on my blog tonight so that you can see them.

    They look a lot like yours - the sac is similarly shaped, and what the ultrasound tech marked as "embryo" on ours looks a lot like what's between the markers in your second picture. In ours, you can see the yolk sac, but that's only because the tech was very diligent to get us a picture that included it - I remember that a lot of the time as she was scanning, you couldn't see the sac because of the angle everything was at, and then suddenly it would pop into view for a second.

    I know it's tough to feel anything other than nervousness, uncertainty and ambivalence at this point, but I'm actually very encouraged for you after seeing those pictures of the scan.

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  28. has denver seen the u/s from today? what do they say?

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  29. um, it's ridiculous that i kind of think the second one looks cute, right?

    i thought so.

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  30. I vote embryo, too. Hopefully an embryo with a nice, strong heartbeat next week.

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  31. Honestly to me it looks like a Big Mac, but obviously -- lousy resolution aside -- a Big Mac would be much, well, Bigger. So I'm going to go with embryo, and am delighted -- never having seen a u/s pic taken so early that I can remember (certainly not one of my own, possibly another blogger's) to hear from so many of the commenters above me that this is, indeed, what they look like at this stage. Because I'd have no clue.

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  32. So very glad to see the picture, I'm pretty sure that we've got an embryo on board! I hope that you're able to spend some time this weekend where you allow yourself space to think that this just *might* work. Or at least remember that right this second, you are pregnant. I will continue to hold hope, pray and send good wishes.

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  33. I think that looks like a little tiny bebe. Just exactly what it is supposed to look like at this stage in the game of life. :)

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  34. I've posted the pics for you.

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  35. Looks perfectly fine, although the resolution really does suck! Oval shape is ok. I had an oval shape gestational sac and all turned out just fine. I can email you the pictures if you like since I don't have a blog! Looking fwd to Tuesday's update.
    xx
    OCGal

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  36. Love and hate early ultrasounds because you want to see more and yet it's just too early. I think this is what I'd expect to see. Continuing to send lots of prayers ya'lls way!

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  37. Wedding get a ultra sound till 7weeks but I recall that it looked longish too.keep your head up.

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  38. Oh Mo! Hoping with all I've got! I think you have something there, too!

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  39. Keeping you in our thoughts, grow bran grow!

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  40. *that would be bean not bran :).

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  41. My sacs were never spherical, but rather kidney shaped. I think you are fine there. Also, of the seven pregnancies I've had: I had cold/flu symptoms with the two successful ones. I never did IVIG but I did do CCRMs autoimmune protocol - antihistamines and steroids??? I do believe there is an immune component (not sayin' I'm an NK cell believer) it's just that I have anti thyroid antibodies, antiovarian ... and I took 40iu Lovenox for the successful pregnancies - I've heard that that too deals with immune and not just clotting issues early on. And the cold symptoms - sure seemed to me like my body gets confused at what to fight and what to support.

    Eagerly watching and praying for you ... Polly

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  42. I think it's an embryo too! I don't really have any success stories for you, but it is still really early on. :)

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  43. Based on an ultrasound picture sitting on my mantle, this is a baby. I was about 1 week ahead of where you were when ours was taken. You had asked yesterday about the oblong shape, and mine was exactly that. I would be more than happy to send you a picture of it, if it would make you feel better.

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  44. I had a VERY funny shaped sac at 6w3d. And have a VERY big 20 month old boy to show for it :)

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_8QyQNtNpVQo/SyptMlFGsjI/AAAAAAAADVI/DjO0OYPcxLM/s1600-h/us_6we.JPG

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  45. So, given the beta levels, and the fact that embryos, as opposed to skittles, were transferred, I'm guessing that it's not an RE hallucination! You gotta believe. You just gotta.

    BTW our 7 year long pregnancy from hell is finally over...we welcomed Anika Cate yesterday. You gotta believe...

    Physician chick from the great white north.

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  46. The oversleeping and being late for the appt. sounds very stressful... Thank goodness they were able to fit you in.

    Sure looks like an embryo to me! May the time fly by so you can see your baby's beautiful heartbeat. Hope you're feeling better today.

    P.S. To anonymous physician chick - congratulations on the arrival of Anika Cate.

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  47. You have an embie!!!! Geez with all the money we pay u would think they,d give u a better pic! And the flicker sounds so hopeful!

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