This is a picture of what we saw. . .
We were the last appointment of the day, so our fabulous ultrasound technician gave us a lot of time looking at the baby. In the above picture, we are still using the transvaginal ultrasound and the head is to the right. You can see arms and legs, although not nearly as clearly as you could on the actual ultrasound - where our Sweet Little One was putting on another performance, this time, with his or her torso joining in. It was hard to get a face or hand/arm shot, because apparently, the baby likes to tuck its hands up by its face. Which of course, we thought was just too precious.
The next picture is another big deal for me. After a long and lingering look through the transvaginal camera, she surprised us by spreading warm goo on my tummy and letting us have an external ultrasound peek. This way, we can see the profile a lot more clearly. In this shot, the baby's head is also to the right, and that little white "peak" is the nose!
After we had a long print out of pictures (she gave us EIGHT) and the CD with twelve more glamour shots, the doctor came in to assure us that all looks great. The heartbeat was a tad bit slower today, but at 164 beats per minute, it is still higher on the range of normal and nothing to be worried about. The baby was also measuring 10 weeks, 4 days, so still a few days ahead. I think it is the baby's way of assuring me that all is well.
I did have another scary faint today, and when we brought it up to Dr. M, she was a bit more concerned that Dr. S. While it is normal to faint, she is worried about the amount of driving and standing around that I do. She took my pulse, which was about 100 beats per minute, a bit higher than she would like to see. She decided that it would be best for me to take a few days off from work, try and take my anti-nausea medications throughout the day, keep more fluids down, and then come back in for a reassessment.
I actually have my boss working with me tomorrow and Thursday and she has flown up from California for the occasion, so I am still going to work, but she is going to drive my car and we might wrap the day up a bit earlier than usual. I am definitely going to take Friday off and see if a long weekend can help me feel a bit better. It's funny how physically lousy I feel, when emotionally, I have never felt better!