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Parents are still here so this will be really short. All I saw was a tiny blob. My parents and the doctor said they saw a heartbeat… I did not. It was so small they could not even get a count on the heartbeat. I go back next week. Pip was also only measuring 5 weeks 6 days. I should be 6 weeks 4 days. I don’t feel good about this.



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  1. May 14, 2012

    Belle, I’m holding you in my heart right now. Holding and hoping.

  2. veetamia #
    May 14, 2012

    Belle I’m hoping and praying everything is ok with Pip! Hang in there♥

  3. May 14, 2012

    Oh Belle 😦 😦 😦 I can’t imagine what you must be going through, this is so hard and so confusing. I hate when things aren’t clear cut and you’re left wondering and worrying. My heart is with you right now and I’ll be thinking about you constantly. xoxoxoxo

    • May 15, 2012

      Thank you Izzy. It sucks but I’m TRYING to focus on the fact that small does not equal doomed.

  4. May 14, 2012

    If the doctor saw a heartbeat, I’m hoping that he is in fact right! And often times the early measurement are off by days. I’m thinking of you and hoping for the best, my dear! ❤

  5. May 14, 2012

    It’s very good that the doctor saw the heartbeat–very good sign. And I agree with unaffected–often the early measurements are off by several days. Hang in there this week.

  6. May 14, 2012

    From all my obsessive blog reading, I’ve learned that sometimes the measurements can be off by a few days, and it’s dependent on a lot of factors. That being said, I really do understand your worry and concern, and I’m not going to try to talk you out of it because sometimes trying to talk ourselves out of it just makes us more anxious. I’ll just sit here with you in your fears and pray that all will be well in the end.


  7. Mo #
    May 14, 2012

    Honey everything is still ok. sometimes they have a bit of a slow start, and it’s so freaking early. They saw a heartbeat, that’s what’s important. Focus on that, ok?
    Sending you a huge hug.

  8. May 14, 2012

    Everything crossed for you. This part is so so hard. I went through hell with my baby B and all those thoughts, but anofferingoflove was measuring many days behind too and all is great with her. If I could do it all over again I wouldn’t have that ultrasound so early! The week will go by fast and Pip will be ok. They say the miscarriage rates are less than 2% once they see a heartbeat (with a singleton) so 98% chance pip will be fine.

  9. May 14, 2012

    Thinking about you, and sweet little Pip. Sending lots of positive vibes from my parts.

  10. May 14, 2012

    hey, im sorry the ultrasound was less than reassuring. i agree with the others though, seeing that heartbeat is a GOOD sign.

    like millionbabysteps said, my current pregnancy measured 5 days behind at the first ultrasound. i, like you, freaked out…but it’s been okay. baby has grown the right number of days between each subsequent ultrasound, even though the measurements are still off 4-5 days from my calculation. i think some are just late to implant (or are short!) 😉

    one of our twins measured 4 days behind at her first ultrasound too, and she did just fine.

    hang in there. i KNOW it is hard, but we are all out here rooting for your little pip! i hope next week’s scan brings the peace of mind you deserve.

  11. May 14, 2012

    Like others have said, focus on the heartbeat. I will be keeping you and Pip in my prayers. Come on Pip, keep growing!

  12. May 14, 2012

    I’m sending you lots and lots of good thoughts. I don’t know anything about baby measurements but I do know about the power of good thoughts.

  13. May 14, 2012

    Hang in there Belle! Keeping you and Pip in my thoughts. Those early dating ultrasounds are tough.

  14. May 14, 2012

    Belle, I hope this week flies by! I’ll keep you in my thoughts!

  15. May 14, 2012

    Praying like crazy that Pip is burrowing in even deeper- I know how scary those first uncertain weeks are. I’m sorry it didn’t go as you’d planned but that little heartbeat is a great sign!

  16. May 14, 2012

    Belle – I have been in your shoes before and I know it’s tough. But they DID see a heartbeat and the first thing the ultrasound tech told me today was that they can be off by a few days. Pip will hang in there! xo

  17. May 14, 2012

    You and Pip are in my thoughts, Belle. I can’t even begin to imagine how fragile things feel right now. Hang in there Belle, hang in there Pip!

  18. May 14, 2012

    Hoping and waiting with you… and focusing on that heartbeat and those great beta numbers (those were/are a good sign of Pip’s strength, too, right?!) Hang in there. I’m sending a hug.

  19. May 14, 2012

    Thinking of you and hoping for a more reassuring scan next week!

  20. Jay #
    May 14, 2012

    if the doc says he saw the heartbeat, its there:) They never give false hope, not on this magnitude, they usually tend to be harsh realists. Hoping you get some reassurance next week!!!

  21. May 14, 2012

    I know this is not the news you were looking for. It’s not the news you feared, maybe, but it’s not what you wanted either, and I am so very sorry that you have another week wait ahead of you. I’m not usually one to pray, but I’ll say a little prayer for you and Pip this week. I am so hopeful that Pip is doing just fine.

    Also, I was just reading this morning that “ultrasound can be off by at least 5-7 days in early pregnancy”.

    Are your parents hanging around this week, or will you be on your own?

    Sending you **hugs** Belle. Lots of them.

  22. May 14, 2012

    Oh! It’s already happened! I slep thru it!

    It’s ok belle. It’s so so early. They are doing well to see a heartbeat at this stage, it’s just a little flickering light. I was so numb at our ultrasound-elated later, but just stunned mullet at the time.

    It isn’t ectopic.
    It isn’t molar.
    It isn’t an empty sac.
    There’s a baby inside you belle.
    Pip is alive.
    Everything else is completely out of your control, apart from staying well and as relaxed as you can. So do that.
    Remember all those crazy moments in IF treatment where you think it’s going wrong, then it turns a corner? THIS is one of those moments. Just ride it out. Don’t jump to conclusions, don’t catastrophise, just sit with it. Just see it for what it IS. I understand your fear, and I would feel just like you. But you are going to be ok.

  23. May 14, 2012

    Love to you, darling. I’m holding out hope and faith over here!

  24. May 14, 2012

    Oh Belle, I know this is not the news you were hoping for. I’m praying for better news next week. Holding you in my thoughts, stay strong.

  25. May 14, 2012

    When I was pregnant with my triplets they were measuring a little behind too at our first ultrasound around 7 weeks. Hopefully everything works out ok!

  26. Wife #
    May 14, 2012

    I’m thinking of you and Pip.

  27. Shelley #
    May 14, 2012

    Thinking of you and hoping for the best.

  28. May 14, 2012

    I hope that this is comforting….

    This same thing happened to a friend of mine. She actually measured behind for almost 3 weeks and was told to be mentally prepared to miscarry. At one point she measured I think 10 days behind. But you know what? She went back to the doc for her next appt and he had grown. She now has a healty 7 and a half month old boy.

    Thinking of you

  29. May 14, 2012

    Oh, Belle, I know this isn’t the news you were hoping for, but a heartbeat is great news! Hold onto that, and I hope this week goes by in a blink so that next ultrasound can reassure you everything’s still okay. I’ll be thinking of you and Pip!

  30. May 14, 2012

    I’ll be crossing my fingers for a better ultrasound next week!

  31. robin #
    May 14, 2012

    I baaaaaaarely saw the heartbeats on our little blobs when we went in at 6w6d and they were also BOTH measuring behind. It’s was hard to see the flickering with the ultrasound wand moving. HOWEVER. If your doctor saw the heartbeat then THERE IS A HEARTBEAT. Trust your doctor knows what he/she is seeing! One little blobby with a beating heart! A little blobby named Pip!

  32. May 15, 2012

    I also struggled to see the heartbeat, be strong and good luck for next week

  33. Anna #
    May 15, 2012

    I’m sorry I’ve been slacking on commenting recently. First off big hugs. It’s good that they saw the heartbeat. I can only begin to imagine your worry right now so I will just hold you in my heart and think positive thoughts xxx

  34. May 15, 2012

    Thinking of you and hoping all the best!! Like so many others have said it’s such an early ultrasound and they often seem to end up creating more fear than reassurance. Sometimes there is no heartbeat to be seen at all so early – and they saw one in your case so that must be a good sign!! But I understand it’s nerve racking. I know what it’s like to be in that limbo state where you don’t know what’s happening – although in my case it was at the BETA stage. Looking back I’m glad I was made to wait until week 8 for the ultrasound so we got to see a nice strong heartbeat. But even at that point the baby was still measuring 2 days behind. He only caught up by week 11.
    I know it’s hard, but try to trust and rest. It’s all beyond your control. Big hugs xxx

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