Yep, the fetbryo is still alive, little heart beating away. Today it was 2.5 cm for CRL (Crown rump length), and 163 bpm. Fred the fibroid is shrinking ever so slightly, so it many be possible that it will not interfere from here on out. Of course, the shrinking is causing me some slight pain, since it's happening at the same time that my uterus is growing.
But that's okay, as long as I know it's Fred!
Best part of the US? The baby was moving! Tiny little flutters, little bits moving here and there. Very very encouraging, since movement is a good sign of development. Next week or the week after we should be able to get lots more movement, if things continue on properly.
They were able to use the US machine abdominally and get clear pictures, which was interesting. I'm not sure if I like that or not, since between the UTI I still seem to have and my perennially small bladder, transvaginal is less painful than having someone push on my body like a squishy overfilled water balloon.
Of course, transvaginal can be slightly creepy if you aren't used to it, or if you have an US operator who is driving you crazy with the poking and prodding etc.
So, hey, any preferences out there? Which one do you guys like better, and when, and why: dildocam or probe on the tummy?