Monday, November 30, 2009

11 Weeks!

Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.

Last Wednesday we graduated from the RE and we head to the OB this week. It was so bittersweet. I cried as we said goodbye to our Dr and Nurses and just really concentrated on this being a good thing. I got to stop one of my meds at that time and get to stop a boatload of them this week, which will be wonderful. I am so ready to not be popping pills by the dozens each night! And I get to stop my shots on Sunday!!!! yay!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

10 Weeks!

With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will too.)

Monday, November 16, 2009

9 weeks!

Your little embryo has now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating heart. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, baby is kind of starting to look like... well... a baby!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tucka Tucka Tucka Tucka

What the heck does that mean?! That is the sound of our little bean's heart beat heard today at 8 weeks 2 days ! It was amazing!! And our little bean isn't so much a bean anymore, we call baby our little gummy bear now, complete with little arm and leg buds. The heart was beating like crazy at 170 and we even saw the little one move after I laughed.

Tears were running down my face the whole time we were in the ultrasound and our favorite Nurse was the one to scan us, which was great. My ovaries are still humungo, but I am dealing with it. We are just so excited. The look on Tyler's face hearing the heartbeat and seeing the arms and legs was so precious. He is such a proud poppa. I think we can say that we are in major love and its not just with each other :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Morning Sickness Combat: Product Review

These are some great person's gift to pregnant women! I went after these last week when the queasiness was at a high and ever since, I have popped one in when the going gets bumpy and I feel just fine.

They do say that ginger does not work for everyone. I have had great luck and found these at Motherhood Maternity. They were $4.99 for 21 pieces, which was a better deal than the preggie pops. Happy Shopping!

8 Weeks!

Baby's now the size of a raspberry!

Baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can't feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs, and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.

Wednesday we go in for ultrasound #3 to see the little gummy bear. We are so excited to see the little bean again. Things are settling down morning sickness wise and I am starting to feel a little more human. Now if I could just start to feel like I have energy :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

7 weeks today!

Baby's now the size of a blueberry!
Baby's brain -- both hemispheres! -- is growing fast, generating about one hundred new cells every minute. Arms and legs are emerging as joints start to form, and a permanent set of kidneys (baby's third!) is now in place.

Starting to feel better. Morning Sickness has not been such an issue, which has been nice. I still feel queasy, but I am not glued to the toilet in the morning and night. Trying to take it easy and hoping my ovaries start to go down more. I have been very tired lately and not sleeping the best, so I hope that starts to even out. Overall, I am a happy lady and loving all of this.