One gestational sac measuring ten millimeters, or 5W1D. I'm probably 5W2D, so close enough. Said the nurse practitioner, "It's about what I'd expect to see." Personally, it's not what I wanted to see, exactly--a nice fetal pole and a heartbeat and a little flag with, "I'll stick around till September" on it would have been nice--but expectation is a whole nother fettle of kish, as my late grandmother used to say. I was given a due date, which creeped me out a little, but as it is said grandmother's birthday, it had a pleasant ring to it nonetheless.
Blood for beta, progesterone and TSH given; not sure when results will come. Not sure what results will mean when they do come. What's a good beta for 5W2D?
The same NP saw me a couple of months ago for a possible infection. When she asked the inevitable question about birth control, I sniggered. (I mean, really: I don't think sniggering was out of line, considering not only the infertility but also the fact that I hadn't even had a period yet.) Undaunted, she told me one of those myriad urban legend stories about a former patient of hers (multiple IVFs, finally had twins, then got pregnant naturally...with twins). When I laughed and said something a little flip about snowballs and hell, she gave me a sideways smile and said, "You might be surprised."
Well, color me surprised. Or maybe stunned. Better yet, stupefied.