Monday, January 28, 2008

Fetal development in pregnancy week 5:embryo in second month The changes to your growing embryo are not quite as drastic this week as they've been in the last few weeks. Growth is now largely focused on their little head, which is starting to develop much more rapidly than the rest of their tiny body. This is because their amazing brain is undergoing some very crucial and rapid development in order to effectively regulate their heart rate, blood circulation, and other vital functions. As for the rest of their miniature body, what were simple limb buds last week are limb flippers this week and the tail is more expressed. Amazingly, within a mere five weeks your little miracle is already developing the rudimentary forms of their liver, pancreas, lungs, stomach and nasal pits while their little heart is already increasing its circulation. Your baby is now a whopping 4-6mm in length. This means our baby is about this big I I (the distance between the two I's is 4 mm)

Friday, January 25, 2008


So today was kind of emotional.  I was told on Monday at my appointment that I could expect to see some spotting.  Well this morning I was still spotting so I thought I would call the doctor just to see how long I could expect to spot.  Well the doctor had me come in right away, which totally freaked me out, since I was expecting her to just say it is fine, totally normal or something along those lines.  So I went straight to the doctor's office and had some blood work done and an examanation.  Thankfully everything turned out ok as far as the examanation goes.  They are supposed to call me regarding the blood work.  They told me to just take it easy the rest of the day.  So I am just hanging out at home watching some T.V.  Keep us in your prayers as I can see that this is going to be an emotional ride!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I'm Pregnant!!!

So I decided to set up a blog to talk about the pregnancy and that way I can update people on how things are going. I am thrilled to be pregnant! When my husband and I were sitting on our bed waiting for the digital test to be complete, well it was amazing! I screamed! It just seems so surreal. I keep thinking is this a dream?

I had my first doctor's appointment on Monday morning (1-21-08). It worked out nicely because I already had my "yearly" appointment scheduled so I didn't have to wait at all! The official due date is September 27th (or 29th). We get to have our first ultra sound done on February 6th!! I had to go back in to get more blood work done today because the levels of what ever they tested on Monday were not what the doctor wanted them to be, but today it was fine. Thankfully they called back to let me know the results! My progesterone is low, so I have to take a progesterone pill for 12 weeks. I am not looking forward to this because I have had to take this before and I was so emotional, I actually cried when I couldn't figure out what to order at Applebee's! And at that time I only took it for 10 days. I am hoping that maybe it will effect me differently since I am pregnant, but I highly doubt that will be the case. :) Well I will keep everyone updated on how things are going. I am sure you won't actually be reading this for a while since I am not sure when I am going to tell people about it.