I apologize for not posting for the past couple of weeks. It has been a tough few weeks for me, with all of the sickness, exhaustion, and hormones. It seems like the worst has past (knock on wood). My medicine is working fairly regular for me, I am able to eat so much more than I have been lately which is so nice! I am still tired but I am getting used to it. I have not been myself which I think has bothered me the most. I have been so moody, and it sucks 🙁 I don’t like being sad for no reason but I do think it’s getting better. And before I tell you what happened yesterday, here’s what’s going on according to babycenter.com:
Your pregnancy: 9 weeks
How your baby’s growing:
Your new resident is nearly an inch long — about the size of a grape — and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. She’s starting to look more and more human. Her essential body parts are accounted for, though they’ll go through plenty of fine-tuning in the coming months. Other changes abound: Your baby’s heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form — as do her tiny teeth. The embryonic “tail” is completely gone. Your baby’s organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. The external sex organs are there but won’t be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. Her eyes are fully formed, but her eyelids are fused shut and won’t open until 27 weeks. She has tiny earlobes, and her mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. The placenta is developed enough now to take over most of the critical job of producing hormones. Now that your baby’s basic physiology is in place, she’s poised for rapid weight gain.
Now for the best part—yesterday was our first OB appointment!!!! Although we had to wait a lot, and I had to give blood for the first time (yikes!) all went well. It was very very cool to see our little grape on the ultrasound machine, moving like crazy. Baby Chaisson is not even a full inch yet but it was moving around so much that the Dr. had to chase it around. When we got to hear the heartbeat it was amazing, so loud and fast! 179 bpm to be exact. The Dr. said that was great, and it was measuring perfectly for 9 weeks! NOW, I would like to present to you for the very first time—Baby Chaisson 🙂
I can’t describe how cool it was to see the inch long babys brain, legs, arms—it was amazing! It definitely made the pregnancy that much more real for me. I think I was too scared that something was going to happen to fully be able to be excited, but after the doctor’s visit, I’m stoked!!!