Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Eight Weeks Today...

I am eight weeks today.  I am very anxious because tomorrow is my second ultrasound.  I should see a growing baby...but I am so nervous.  I am trying to be positive.  Thank you to EVERYONE who has prayed for Matt and me and this little one. 

So, today I am eight weeks.  The baby is the size of a kidney bean.  It is 5/8 of an inch long :-)  The below update is from

New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.

I can't wait to see a healthy, growing baby tomorrow. My appointment is at 10 if you can think to pray just one more time...I would GREATLY appreciate it!

Got some more good advice from Tracy (drug nurse...tired of putting nurse anesthetist) and Debby (IVF nurse coordinator)....PLUM SMART!  I did buy plum juice...haven't tired it, but I am going to get some Plum Smart tomorrow. I have had some I feel better.

Pregnancy fatigue is fo' real.  OH MY.  At about 3:30 in the afternoon, I hit a brick wall.  I can't decide if I am tired, hungry or about to smooth pass out.  Probably all three.  Today, I felt so sick.  I laid down on our couch at work at 4:30 and Brooke woke me up when she was leaving at 5:15 pm.  I felt so bad.  I did feel a little better after the nap...but then I hit 3 hours of traffic (usual drive home...30 minutes).  It has been a long day.

Anyway....I am going to finish up and call it a night.  I have a very long day tomorrow.  I will post as soon as I can after my appointment.  Thank you in advance for your prayer!


Brooke said...

When I was walking out I thought, if I don't wake her up she will sleep till 7pm. Guess I should have left you, you could have slept till 7 pm and still been stuck in traffic. Can't wait to hear about tomorrow! We'll celebrate with a jar of pickles :)

Ashley said...

Praying for a smooth appointment this morning! Good luck!!!

Just Jiff said...

I was exhausted in the beginning too! Just sleep as much as you can and DO NOT feel guilty about it.

Excited about your appt this morning. Sending positive vibes your way!!