Wednesday, December 3, 2008

This one's just mean!!!



Yup, you got that right- the baby is the size of a "martini olive" according to the site I check in with!! First of all, I LOVE green olives. And, strangely enough, since I've been pregnant that is the one thing that I seem to "crave" - though I think I may just need the salt, not sure. Second, No fair! I love martinis!!! I double checked around because lots of sites give examples of how big the baby is and there are so many sizes of olives (especially if you are martini drinker, you know what I am talking about), so the baby may also be the size of a grape, which isn't nearly as fun until it is mashed and fermented!





So, the baby is developing nicely. His or her major digestive organs are growing as we speak - including the pancreas, bile ducts, gall bladder, and anus (fun stuff!) . These are all in place. The little guy is also starting to lose his tail! Further, he is supposedly already moving around like crazy in there, though I don't get to feel it yet (boo hiss!).


On my end, things are going well. I'm still nauseous, which is absolutely fine with me. I'm still on the vivelle and PIO in very limited doses until probably Monday. The doctors decided to be conservative because of my uterine bleed or sac separation or whatever they are calling it and keep me on them for a while longer. Fine by me (though that PIO shot is getting old!). I'm still on restricted movement. The first nurse who told me about the sac separation and blood under the placenta told me that this is common and they have never seen this cause a miscarriage...so I felt better. Then yesterday I spoke to my regular nurse and looked for some comfort about it. I said something along the lines of "but these are very unlikely to cause a m/c, right?" and she responded, "Well....as long as you try to take it really easy, keep off of your feet, complete pelvic rest, not even a tampon if you start to bleed, and don't lift anything, you should be fine." Um....eeeek. THEN, I found out the OB next week wasn't planning on giving me another ultrasound until week 19, so I called up and explained that I really need to monitor this thing to see if it is getting bigger or smaller (b/c I haven't been bleeding AT ALL, so I'm hoping it is absorbing!). So, she agreed and we are going in for another ultrasound on Thursday. Whew. So, needless to say, I am sure all is fine, but I am still nervous. Oh, and just to warn you other new BFP girls who did IVF, um, the belly does start to show MUCH earlier with IVF. I'd heard this before, but now I am really experiencing it. It's definitely true!!!!




6 comments:

DAVs said...

Wow I'd never heard that about the belly showing earlier with IVF...maybe because the ovaries never got to rest after being so revved up? But it must be fun to see that belly grow! Enjoy your olive :)

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Mmm...martinis, Congrats on your olive! And IVFers do show earlier- I think it may be the progesterone supplements. At least that is what I have been told.

Linda said...

Yay! Your pumpkin seed is now an olive! Even though I've never had a martini before (we're not drinkers), now I want to try one just to see what all the fuss is about! lol

Lisa said...

So fun that it is the size of an OLIVE already!! And already losing its tail. I've never heard of IVFers showing earlier before. I wonder why that is? hmmmm. Sorry about the PIO shot, you must be getting SOOOOO ready to leave them behind and good news that your OB will see you early and give you another ultrasound. Will help with the worry! For now, try to take it easy and let DH pamper you :)

MamaSoon said...

Hmmmmm olives are good!

And ummmmm, you can't say that and not post a belly shot.

Jill said...

I've been testing positive on HPTs since Wednesday. What tipped me off was an olive craving! And I don't really like them. Hmm...

Congrats on your pregnancy. I found you through another CCRM blog.