Nine weeks!

posted by Dana with 3 Comments
Check out the little baby ticker to the right of this.  That’s right we are nine weeks and one day pregnant.  In about thirty-one more weeks Marce and Chris will be welcoming their baby into their arms.

Everything is going well here.  My symptoms of this pregnancy are bi-polar.  One day I’m like, sweet, no morning sickness and great energy – sometimes it hardly feels like I’m pregnant.  The next evening I’m in bed as soon as I can right after the kids are tucked in, texting my husband a couple rooms over, asking him to please bring me a LARABAR so the nausea will calm down.  Still if we are talking about levels from one to ten the nausea has never been higher than a four or five.  One thing I notice, Marce and Chris will get a kick out of this, is that the smell of beef is not my friend and the foods I reach for when feeling nauseous are nuts, fruit and my beloved nut and fruit LARABARs.  I never leave home without one.  I need to look up what fruit has to offer so I can see why I am craving it.  I know fruit offers sugar of course but I’m wondering about the minerals and vitamins my body might be craving – just curious.

I heard from the RE’s office.  They are SO bad about getting back to me.  Over a week ago they decreased my progesterone injection and kept my progesterone suppositories, endometrin, at the same level as it has been with three a day.  TMI if you care to not read on.  I called the NC last week to let them know I really wasn’t just being a baby when I said the suppositories are causing a lot of problems: burning, itching, tearing, red, hot sensitive skin.  I asked if there was any way we could keep the injection higher and reduce the suppositories even down to two a day.  Over a week later and just two days before my next blood draw anyway, she called back to say I could go back to 1ml injections and drop to 2 suppositories   I mean if the NC or the good old doctor could have my symptoms for a day they would have made the call sooner.

And now the exciting news, in just two days, this Tuesday, we have our nine week ultrasound!  Marce and Chris are planning on coming.  This is when we will hopefully get to see some fetal movement.  The baby is about one inch now, growing exponentially!  My mind is blow at how much the baby develops each week and it sounds to me like it’s been a big week.  Check out how advanced the fetus (as officially named with no more tale) is already.

From Babycenter.com – How your baby’s growing (9 weeks):

Your new resident is nearly an inch long — about the size of a grape — and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. She’s starting to look more and more human. Her essential body parts are accounted for, though they’ll go through plenty of fine-tuning in the coming months. Other changes abound: Your baby’s heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form — as do her tiny teeth. The embryonic “tail” is completely gone. Your baby’s organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. The external sex organs are there but won’t be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. Her eyes are fully formed, but her eyelids are fused shut and won’t open until 27 weeks. She has tiny earlobes, and her mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. The placenta is developed enough now to take over most of the critical job of producing hormones. Now that your baby’s basic physiology is in place, she’s poised for rapid weight gain.

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  • Kelly

    This pregnancy seems to be going by so fast now. I’m glad you’re getting some relief from the morning sickness but I’ve heard morning sickness is supposed to indicate a healthy pregnancy so let’s hope that’s it!

  • Anonymous

    LARABARS are my favorite too! What are your favorite flavors?? Can’t wait until tomorrow! See you then


  • greatdana

    Peanut Butter Cookie and I just discovered this week the Blueberry Muffin, my new fave! My kids like the Apple and Cherry Pie ones. 🙂 See you in a few!

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