Week 7

These weeks are going by soooo slloooowwww…

How Big is the Baby?

This week, the baby is as big as a BLUEBERRY! Just a wee little lad/lass.

“The big news this week: Hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs — although they look more like paddles at this point than the tiny, pudgy extremities you’re daydreaming about holding and tickling. Technically, your baby is still considered an embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of her tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks, but that’s the only thing getting smaller. Your baby has doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long.”

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What’s up?

We had our first ultrasound this week. I was so nervous going into the hospital to see if the embryo was viable. We went through everything and the tech was super quiet. I laid on my back while she moved the ultrasound arm around and around. I kept searching Nig’s face for an answer but he looked as blank as the ultrasound tech. Finally I asked her to tell me something one way or the other and she was kind of aloof as she said just let me finish and I’ll tell you what’s up. So she finished and finally spun the camera around. There were two sacks and immediately I thought there might be twins… I asked her how many and she said “one” I asked what the other sack was and she said it was the yolk sack. Blarg! One better is better than no baby and I was truly excited to see the little flicker on the monitor that signaled the heartbeat.

After we left the ultrasound room, we went to go speak to the Early Pregnancy Clinic. She told us the results showed that the baby’s heartrate was perhaps a little slow which meant that something could have been wrong or it could have simply been too early in my pregnancy. I cried as soon as we left worried that something was wrong with the baby. Upon reviewing my sheets and stuff, I realized that she had my due date marked down as February 2nd… Um… RED FLAG. I’m only 7 weeks… do the math… Not impressed.

We have a follow up ultrasound in 2 weeks to make sure everything is okay. Pray for the best.

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