One baby with a heartbeat! I still can't believe it! I was so nervous beforehand. I could tell right away that there was baby in the little gestational sac. Technically, it is still an embryo. She/he is measuring exactly on time, 6w5d. We saw our little embryo's heart flickering away at 115 beats/minute. There was a little dark spot of blood on my uterus at the top, but the doctor thinks that is due to implantation and will probably be gone by next week's u/s. Though it is still early days, I feel optimistic about the weeks ahead. However sitiing in a waiting room with a bunch of third trimester pregnant women made me feel somewhat inadequate. I think my stomach is actually flatter than it was 4 weeks ago.
We got to the doctor's office at 1:00 and did not leave until almost 4:30. Thank god they did the ultrasound first or I would have been a basketcase. We really liked the OB. She is young and knowledgeable and has lots of energy. She was totally on board with doing as many sonograms as I want in the first 18 weeks (until I can actually feel the baby moving inside me). She seemed sensitive to the fact that I will need more reassurance and information than a normal pregnant woman.
I also found out that a friend of mine who has been undergoing fertility treatments for a long time got a strong positive beta today. Last week, a cousin of ours got her BFP after her first go at IVF. It's good news all around.