I have an ultrasound booked for next Thursday, the 26th.
My Hilly Quirky clinic nurse: “We would book you for an ultrasound at 6 1/2-7 weeks, which would be May 21-25th”
My New City clinic nurse: “We do ultrasounds at 6 weeks, so for you that is the 26th!”
I double checked the New City clinic math with the nurse – they count back 14 days from the day of transfer to determine cycle day 1. This ignores the 5 days of embryo development that occurred, skewing the count low. Even with that skew, I think this is behind, as my transfer was on a Monday. By my reckoning, the 26th is 7 weeks 1 day.
As Turia said, ultrasound dating is most accurate, and it will all get sorted out, but as she also said, what kind of fertility clinic does not know how to date their cycles? I am glad I am just using them for drug prescriptions and scans.
In the past week I have also made motions to be transferred to one of the OB/GYNs associated with the clinic when the time comes and have been accepted by a midwife program. So I’m getting things moving regardless of my reservations. I also canceled my seminar at the Exotic Far East workshop, which was perhaps presumptive, but I needed to give them good notice to replace me on the program.
Mostly I am still just thirsty, and easily tired. Yesterday I spent four hours vacuuming spiders out of the basement of our new house, and then spent half an hour with my uterus crampity cramping. I may need to tone it down a touch in the next few days, especially with unpacking on the menu for the weekend.