Everything is GOOD!!!! ☺
Went for my follow-up on Monday, after Saturday's scare, and everything looked just fine. Whew! The little bean is measuring right on track and the heart rate was 127 bpm. Such a HUGE sigh of relief after that appointment! I talked to my IM after the appointment and could hear the relief in her voice; I was so glad I could call and give her good news!
The part that's a little bothersome, at least to me anyway, is that there's no real reason for the bleeding. No straight answer, just "this is common in IVF"...that really sucks, but I guess the silver lining is that it's not uncommon and other women have gone through it and continued on with a healthy pregnancy.
So anywho, we're 7 weeks now!! ☺ I'm still nauseous, but it's nowhere near as bad as it was in the past, so it's a bit easier to manage. The Reglan (nausea/vomiting med) that the Dr gave me doesn't seem to help, just makes me super sleepy so I only take it a night now. I took it during the day on Monday and damn near hit my head on the keyboard at work from falling asleep! (Oops!)
Here's the deets on the little one this week:
This week baby is undergoing some extraordinary changes and developments. The head, heart, spinal cord, and some of the larger blood vessels begin to form. As these blood vessels form, the heart begins to pump fluid through them, and your baby's first red blood cells are created. Baby is about 7 - 9 mm or 0.27 - 0.35 inches in length, (approximately the size of a grain of rice), and weighs about 1/30 of an ounce - less than a breath mint. Baby's brain, bladder, tongue and esophagus are all developing and transforming, while his eyes are moving to the front of the face and his tiny eyelids are forming. The bones of his tiny limbs have started to form and all of your baby's major organs - heart, intestines, kidneys, liver, lungs and pancreas -- are forming and growing. In fact, your baby actually goes through 3 sets of kidneys during development with this week's development, being the second set.
Both the hand plates and the genital tubercle are present this week, but you can't tell whether it's a boy or a girl by sight at this point. Nasal pits are also forming. In your womb, your baby has already become active swimming around inside the amniotic sac and kicking. However, as he's much too small and well-cushioned by the uterus and the new amniotic fluid you won't be able to feel him yet. But don't worry. In a few months you'll be able to feel him constantly.
This time next year M&P will have a 19 week old baby! Time flies! ☺
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