I had my dating scan yesterday afternoon, and like usual, it was a fairly unpleasant experience.
My tech had a serious case of verbal diarrhea. Like, she completely lacked the filter between her brain and her mouth. She tried to get a good view abdominally, but couldn't see anything. She kept saying "I don't see it, I don't see it". I was always under the impression that sonographers are supposed to keep a 'poker face' so to speak. She tried for a couple minutes before asking me to empty my bladder so she could do the ultrasound internally. Not my first time to that rodeo. Unpleasant, but almost preferable to the painfully full bladder.
She immediately became quite flustered. I suppose she is not quite used to navigating uteri with birth defects. I don't think I've mentioned it yet in this blog, but I have a mullerian tube defect that causes my uterus to have a septum. My uterus is heart shaped, as opposed to balloon shaped, and there is a partial wall that descends from the top into the lumen.
So anyways, she was quite discombobulated by this, as it took her quite sometime to even locate my pregnancy. It is up inside one of the lobes, she did eventually find it. She dated me at 6 weeks, a full 8 days behind my suspected dates, but ironically this is exactly what they found at my dating scan with Lyra. She found a heartbeat immediately, which she times at 117 beats per minute (which I thought sounded very slow, but at 6 weeks, the heartbeat is typically 90-110 bpm)
Then she couldn't find my ovary. Like, she just could not find it. I am very sure I have two, but she kept saying it was hiding in my bowels. I'm not entirely sure how that's possible, but she did locate it eventually, and was able to identify my corpus luteum as well.
This ultrasound was different than any other I've had. I've always had to sit in the room silently with the tech while they measure, then wait while they show the radiologist, and then they come back to show you everything. The whole thing left me feeling kind of addled. I'm not sure if she was caught off guard by my malformed lady parts, and it flustered her, or if there's something wrong. And I feel so ambivalent about that, and that makes me feel guilty because in theory, it should upset me.
Weird pregnancy is weird.