Well, today's ultrasound went better than I was expecting. To say I was terrified this morning is an understatement. Yesterday I began spotting and was sure that it could only mean bad news. Not so! Everything looked great at the ultrasound. We saw the fetal pole and yolk sac, and everything measured 5w6d, which is right on time! We did not, however, see the heartbeat yet. My RE was not at all concerned and said it's still early. He said that about 1/2 of all healthy pregnancies don't have a visible heartbeat at 6 weeks, so it was not a problem at all. My next ultrasound will be a week from today and we'll hopefully see a heartbeat then. He saw no reason for the spotting (which was gone by last night) and said it could be any number of reasons like hormonal fluctuation, a scab from one of my ovaries, etc. Since it's gone now, he was unconcerned. Thanks for all your well wishes and for following us in this journey. For today, I can breathe a sigh of relief and have a bit more hope in my heart.
Here's the ultrasound photo. It's really grainy and hard to tell what is what, but the area between the Xs is the baby and the yolk sac is sort of circle-ish looking on the right.