9 weeks today!
Midwife appointment this morning went well, mostly just paperwork and booking info for the Nuchal scan and blood tests etc.
It is out of the “embryo” stage this week – and now into the foetal stage. It doesn’t have a tail anymore, and is slowly looking more and more like a little person rather than a creepy alien. The placenta should start doing its job soon, but I will have to continue my hormone drugs for another month or two, just in case. According to my baby apps, it also starts wriggling from now on – of course it’s way too small to feel; but not far away for that to begin!
I had put on some weight last week, and was up to 52.5kg – but then this week, I’ve lost it again. (Thanks morning/night/all day sickness). Lemonade and Mizone sports water are my best friend when I’m vomitting heaps, but as for the constant nausea feeling – I havent been able to shake that; it’s seriously the worst. I know I was warned about it, but jeezus – if anyone has any solutions I’m all ears! If anything, this sickness has helped come to terms with this pregnancy! It’s like a constant reminder that there is something growing inside me. My fear this week, has been the constant talks of when people get to their 12 week Nuchal scan, and find out the baby stopped growing at 8/9 weeks. I know the chance is slim, but also fear is very real about that sort of stuff. I know I have to shake it, but I guess it’s easier said than done! Oh, I also discovered the heartbeat I found on the Doppler was most likely my own heartbeat, but I haven’t tried again since – I’m waiting for the midwife to do it at about 12 weeks. Then when I know where to look for it I can start finding it myself!