Friday, January 20, 2006

7.86 weeks down

Overall I've been feeling quite a bit better this week - the queasiness is almost completely gone, except when I let myself get too hungry. Must feed the monster! (Whether that monster is me or Phred I'm not entirely sure.) Not so much of an aversion to sweet things either, although it's still there to some extent.

We had our second ultrasound this afternoon. Given that the little nausea I had been feeling had subsided this week, I was a little bit nervous - but that was totally unfounded.

You can definitely see the head and body now, the arm stubs (is that a technical term?;-), and what looks like eyes. Phred looks like a ghost in the picture! If he weren't already called Phred, we'd probably start calling him Casper.

The doc said that everything is looking fantastic. Measured the heart rate again, it's gone up to 176bpm this week. (From 108 at the last ultrasound). He checked my ovaries again, and told me that the egg came from the left side, because he could see the corpus luteum. I'm amazed that they can tell so much, down to which ovary the egg came from! Phred is measuring 8w1d.

I have my first appointment with the OB scheduled for Monday 2/6. I like getting to see the doc every two weeks, although I suppose I shouldn't get too used to it.

13 comments:

DD said...

Arm "buds" is the tech term.

Gosh, I'm really happy because you sound...well...OK, I have to say it - Knocked UP! Wheeeee!

Suzanne said...

It's nice to see some happy pregnancy news. In the matter of the fridge thief I would be more than happy to take a picture of my dog licking a piece of pizza for you to post with a sign saying "whoever stole my pizza, I hope you enjoyed it because my dog really liked licking it for you."

Alexa said...

Wonderful news! And excellent, fast heartbeat--if you believed in old-wivesy pregnancy lore, it would indicate you are having a girl. I, for one, am just glad you are having a baby...

Kim said...

I'm so happy for you. :)

pixi said...

I'm so glad that things are progressing well. It's so exciting that you are getting to see little Phred take form. Next come the leg stumps!

Pamplemousse said...

Fab news all round!

Lori said...

So glad to hear that things continue to go well. I would imagine those regular visits and ultrasounds are a hard habit to break!

Kath said...

Great news, Nico! Well done Phred!

Katie (WannaBeMom) said...

I can only just smile. Arm buds. Great stuff!

Liz said...

Glad to hear things are going well and you're feeling better.

Rebecca said...

Yea! I'm glad to hear the appointment went so well.

Here's to another uneventful 32.14 weeks...

April said...

How exciting!

I'm so happy to see some good news in the infertility blogosphere...

k #2 said...

Yeah!!! Glad to hear that all is going well!!! I am smiling for you!