Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We hit 2 months!

Well we hit 8 weeks this week, which also means we hit two months! it sounds like so much when you actually use months.
Nothing much new has been happening, still dealing with nausea, being bored because i am not doing anything like going to work atm (although i am back on Friday at least!).
We are booked in to have our Nuchal Scan done on the 23rd December, and hopefully we will get a nice picture of the little bub looking real baby like and send them out to family for xmas (well slightly late xmas by the time they are delivered).
I have to go in for bloodwork bout 4 days before the scan which is part of the exam as well.
We both really hope everything comes back clear. *fingers crossed*
Christmas is coming so quickly and we have organised nothing as yet! Its very hard with not knowing when either of us will be off work around the holidays either. But i'm sure whatever we do or plan it will still be christmas :)

Week 8
Cartilage and bones begin to form - At the end of this week your baby will have already completed 1/5th of the journey 'til his birthday!
The basic structure of the eye is well underway - The position is more "newborn" like already!
The tongue begins to develop
Intestines move out of the umbilical cord into the abdomen.
Body grows and makes room - Two months along and this little one is growing inside and out by leaps and bounds!
The fingers and toes have appeared but are webbed and short
Baby's length (crown to rump) is 0.61 inch (1.6cm) and weight is 0.04 ounce (1gm)

Friday, November 21, 2008

7weeks and a little flicker of hope

So yesterday we had our 2nd ultrasound, this was the big one to check there was a heartbeat and that things were looking good.
Well there certainly was that little flicker that was a heartbeat and it looks so great!
Baby is now 9mm but is measuring slightly behind on days, is only 6w6w not 7w2d as he/she should be. The heartrate was 135 which is in a great range.
I'm concerned about the measurements being out but i ahve heard plenty of ladies stories where the next appontment the baby had caught up or even grown over i hope thats the case.
Our next appointment will be with the antenatal team to have a
nuchal scan and bloodwork done, this is something that i requested and is to check for down syndrome by checking the fluid around the neck as babies with excess fluid are at risk of downs.So that will be done at about 12 weeks.
We can opt for the extra money ($270 as opposed to $90 for the standard test) to get 3d pictures of the baby, but we will decide that depending on what i want since it doesnt interest Aaron in the slightest

Week 7
Elbows form - Again, taking a peek inside you could see your baby's fascination with bending and flexing. Later you will swear you can enlist your child as the star of the next "Karate Kid" movie!
Fingers start to develop - These digits often become your baby's first toy!
Feet start to appear with tiny notches for the toes - It is fascinating that at less than a half inch, your little guy (or gal) already is leaving "footprints" on your heart!
Ears eyes and nose start to appear - Although they may resemble an alien life form, these all "shift" soon enough into a more normal appearance.
Intestines start to form in the umbilical cord - Did you know that initially the intestines are not formed inside your baby's body?

Teeth begin to develop under the gums - Thankfully, right now you won't be dealing with teething pain!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

6 Weeks and planning a wedding.

So this week we jetted off to Newcastle to have a look at some ideas for the wedding, where we might have it etc.It wasnt the greatest trip as morning sickness/nausea all day decided to kick in for me just after i got off the plane and has been there ever since, all day, all night.ugh.We spent alot of time driving between venues, the area around the wineries is very pretty, but it feels like its such a big drive, such a massive area of land to cover.We spent a wonderful time at Hunter Valley Gardens, we managed to get in for free, i dont know how, but we didnt we spent all the time we needed in the Hunter, we took ourselves and our hire car for a trip to stay with Aarons family, which was quite nice and relaxing, and if i had have been feeling better i would have enjoyed myself alot more.Then it was time to drive home and so we made the 6 hour journey back here, i ended up driving the whole trip, it was such a smooth run.Not much else has been going on in the 6th week so far, the day before we left for newcastle i took a tumble on the tiles at home and thought for sure the pregnancy was pver as i ended up cramping for a good while, but everything seems to be going ok, i hope...its uneventful really,except the sickness, which i could easily live without.

Week Six

The arms and legs continue to develop - These limbs are stretching out more and more. Later on you will be feeling those feet and elbows up close and personal right in your bladder! Brain is growing well - Did you know that over the course of the remaining months that your baby's brain will develop over 100 billion neurons? This is just the beginning! Lenses of the eyes appear - If you could catch a glimpse inside, you would notice your baby's appearance becoming increasing like a newborn's. Nostrils are formed - The position of the nose seems to shift into its proper place as well. Soon, the nerves running from the nose to the brain appear. Intestines grow - Initially these are actually located outside the baby's body within the umbilical cord. Pancreas - Your baby is now equipped to deal with digestive enzymes and take on processing the insulin and glucagons the body needs to function.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Its the best looking black spot ever!

So that is our baby...well the start of our baby anyway.We got to see him/her yesterday in the very first ultrasound.As you can see, there is not alot there lol, but i assure you, he/she is growing up big and strong. Due to it being so early we cant see a heartbeat yet but we are booked in for the 20th November to see the little ticker beating away at 7w2d. By then the Dr will also be able to see the full outline of the baby, and he/she will have started to grow arms and legs etc which will be very exciting.
Now 2 weeks of waiting again...and how very anxious i am to see the little blob again to know he/she is doing ok and i am doing enough to keep him/her ok.
My dr said this next two weeks are a big step, and if we see it through without a miscarriage or any other hiccup then its a fantastic sign that the little blob is happy.
I hope thats the case!!
All i can do, is eat when i'm hungry, sleep when i'm tired, drink plenty of water and make sure i take my daily vitamins to give our little "ricey" the best chance he/ she can have.
Also, we have named him/her "ricey" as right now its about the size of a grain of rice :)
Today i went and had all of my first round of blood tests and urine samples to make sure my immunisations etc are up to scratch as well as blood types, and some stuff to do with antibodies, and to check for the known diseases etc.There were 7 things of blood and my arm went a little weird, but we got through it.
There is so much waiting in this pregnancy thing.
I'm not good at waiting...but i think i will learn very quickly how to be.

Week Five
First heartbeats begin - If you have an early ultrasound you may not be able to recognize this tiny being as a baby, but there is no mistaking what it feels like seeing your child's heartbeat on that screen. That rhythmic beat is echoed in your own heart.
Umbilical cord develops - This is your baby's lifeline in utero. It bears the responsibility of pumping in oxygen, removing waste, and supplying the necessary nutrients for the remainder of your pregnancy.
Blood is now pumping - All four heart chambers are now functioning, insuring your baby's body will receive all it needs over not only the remainder of your pregnancy but throughout life.
Most other organs begin to develop - Your infant's lungs start to appear, along with her brain. Already your little one is preparing for a quest for lifelong learning!
Arm and leg buds appear - While they may not appear to be much at this stage it is ok to dream of the future. Just imagine your ballerina twirling and jumping around your kitchen floor. Or perhaps you will have the precocious boy that throws the perfect pitch -- right through the neighbor's window.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

first scare...well technically 2nd!

I just had the worst scare ever!
My dr just rang me out of the blue on a saturday to basically tell me i was going to have a miscarriage!!
I freaked out.i said what??????????
He said your tests that i had done on tuesday were HCG 130 ...and the 2nd tests that you had done were sent to me (i had that one done through my GP but with the same lab to get a correct count) and he said, it has only come back at its going down...i freaked out again!
I said wait! your receptionist told me on wednesday that my levels were 36, and 130 was progesterone????he was adamant that they were 130. and that it had gone down...

...he then said, oh wait!, no they have labeled it wrong on this sheet that was sent to me. it was 36, progesterone 130.

I cant take anymore of this incompetance!!!!!
i had to do another test today and my line is nice and dark....but not even that makes me feel better anymore.

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