Wednesday, April 14, 2010

8 weeks 5 days

Sorry I've been MIA lately. Everything is okay, I've just been very nauseous in the afternoons and it gets worse the later it gets, so I've had to work as much as I can during my feel-good hours instead of blogging. I'm making a concerted effort this week to do better. I have ultrasound pics to show you, plus cow stories, and house photos, so a lot has been happening.

I went for my second ultrasound and my how our baby has grown since just 2 weeks ago. Here s/he is measuring 5.3mm and about 6w2d (I was actually 6w4d at this point.).

It's a tiny little thing in the right of the big black spot in between those little x's.


Then, at the most recent ultrasound, s/he has already tripled in size, measuring 19.3mm and 8w3d, so it's played a little catch-up, which I don't mind at all.


Here, it's turned sideways and the right x marks the hiney the left x marks the head. It never would show us anything but the hind end, so we couldn't get a good picture. I hope that stubbornness doesn't continue long, since if you recall I had placed an order for a baby that doesn't spit-up and a teenager that doesn't talk back.

So, I go back to the doctor in 2 weeks for another ultrasound and then I'll feel like I can breathe a bit easier. I miscarried at about 9 weeks last time and if I can make it past that point, I'll be relieved to say the least.

More blogging this week, I promise!

22 comments:

Kimber-Leigh said...

sweet little one! thanks for sharing the pics! with all my pregnancies, i was sick the same way, starting early afternoon, getting worse until i woke the next morning. thankfully, the end of the first trimester was magic for me, hope it is for you too! (have you tried raspberry leaf tea? i found that it helped tremendously.)

Davinie Fiero said...

I think the late afternoon nausea is a sign that Sassy is in for the long haul.
I also think you will end up with that urping baby who talks back as a 4 year old, long before she's a teenager, and that you will enjoy every stinking minute of it because good times or bad, parenthood is the coolest thing that can happen to a person.

XOXO

Kathleen said...

Girl, don't you worry about the blogging world - just take care of yourself. BTW, I found myself traveling with a party sized box of Goldfish my entire first trimesters, because the naseau was so bad. The trick is to never let your stomach get empty, I found.

Shunrai said...

I am very happy for you. Second IVF in May for me...

aggiebonfire00 said...

i had a dream last night about all the baby layouts you'd be making with future kits. i am still praying for you and greg. i'm sure the next few weeks are going to be nervewracking, but i trust that the Lord is giving you everything you hoped and prayed for.

Lulu said...

Hey April :) I just love seeing your U/S pics! I am 7wks today, and I hear you about the nausea. Mine is the worst in the evenings. So far no throwing up, just a general gross feeling.
Also getting up 2x a night to pee, and it's driving me mad since I have a hard time getting back to sleep.

But it's worth it :)

Cassi said...

continuing to think and pray for baby, you, and greg!

KristynG said...

Congratulations on a healthy little baby! And yay for nausea (as bad as that sounds!) It always meant a viable pregnancy for me so hopefully this one is here to stay. I think you had us all a little worried when you went MIA for so long :) take care and rest up!

Julie said...

Super exciting. I'll be thinking happy thoughts for you. Your baby is very cute!!

Barb said...

Aww. Your baby is beautiful already!

Anonymous said...

Saying a little prayer for you, Greg and Baby Foster. Get your rest and don't pressure yourself, let your loved ones take care of you. Glad to hear about the nausea, so worth it!

Jenn said...

Wow, I am happy to see the update! I love ultrasound pictures-it's fascinating to me that they can "see" inside the womb (I know this is nothing new, but still!).

April, I will continue to pray for you as you come to mind in the days to come. Please rest up!

Joanie said...

The ultrasounds are amazing! Forget the blog world and take care of you & baby Foster! We are all praying for you! You will breathe & relax so much more easier at the 2nd trimester mark! Fight the nausea by keeping your tummy full of some carbs!

Mrs Frizz said...

So pleased to see your blog updated, only cos I wanted to have an update on your nauseousness ... sounds a little nasty really and I truly don't mean it to be ...

You look after yourself.

Ally said...

Oh YAY! Baby pics! Hoping for more of the same over the coming months (good, healthy baby growing updates that is).

sylvie said...

Don't think about us, as long as you're taking plenty of time to rest, that's what counts. It is important in these early stages of pregnancy. I understand your worries, but I am sure everything will be just fine, we are all praying so hard for you & your precious little thing!

emily minton said...

Oh, I love the pictures!! Ultrasound pics are so special. :) Hope you start feeling better soon- my nausea completely disappeared around week 11. I love that you are sharing this journey with us. :)

Agnes C said...

WOW eight weeks...that's amazing April. Can't wait for the next 2 weeks to fly by and my prayers are with you that you continue to do well. I love your baby order!!!

Anna Sigga said...

Fantastic news and I am so happy for the two of you!!

lisa truesdell said...

i'm so glad the wee one is growing well.... and hoping the late afternoon queasies mean s/he is sticking around for a long time. =)

Amie said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you! I hope you start to feel better & enjoy the next few weeks. It'll fly by & the next thing you'll know, you'll be sending your baby off to kindergarten!

kathleen said...

Thanks so much for sharing your us photos!! I know exactly what you mean about breathing a little easier after 9 wks!!!! I had two misses before I had my chickadees and getting past those dates was huge... in my head and heart!!!! I hope the time flies!!!!