Sunday, January 15, 2012


Here's the growth info for the baby this week:

Your baby is growing at an amazing rate — about a millimeter every day — and now is the size of a large raspberry. Your little berry is looking a lot less reptilian (even though she has webbed fingers and toes, her tail is just about gone) and a lot more baby-like these days, as her lips, nose, eyelids, legs, and back continue to take shape. Her heart is beating at the incredible rate of 150 times per minute — about twice as fast as yours! And even though you can't yet feel it, she's now making spontaneous movements as she twitches her tiny trunk and limb buds.

How am I feeling? Terrible. But I'm reassured that means the baby is in there thriving, and doing what it's supposed to do. I'm suffering from strong morning sickness. This week brought my actual first times of vomiting. And this morning sickness couldn't get done with soon enough.

It's amazing how terrible you feel when your stomach is off all day long. I have a hard time thinking of anything that I want to eat or drink because I'm so nauseous. But I have faith that this will pass in a few weeks, and I do know that it will be worth it in the end. This sickness has made me say that this will be my last pregnancy, my husband thinks I should wait before making that decision. But it's hard to think about doing this again when I feel so blah.

Anyone who read my previous post may be wondering if there is any update about the placental bleed or cyst. The only update I can give at this point is that the severe cramping and bleeding has stopped. I will see the OB on Thursday and I am hoping for some input and new information on these things then. I have been following the ER OB's advice and taking it as easy as possible (but being down with morning sickness makes that pretty easy advice to follow).

I will be sure to update after the OB appointment on Thursday.

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