Then she went digging around to see if there were any more amniotic sacs. Well, she found another one! We have 2 sacs in there, but she couldn't see anything inside the second one. It looks like Roo did at 5 weeks. We go back next Tuesday for a 7 week U/s. We will be able to hear Roo's heartbeat and see how strong it is and we will also check up on the second sac. See if anything shows up in it. Pics are up on the Roo page along with my first
Oh, I should probably explain how we came about the name Roo. Right before my IUI I received a package in the mail from the lovely Dandelion Breeze. Along with socks and some treats she sent a little kangaroo with a joey in her pouch for good luck. Well, I now have a little joey growing in my pouch! Joey was a little too boyish so we went with Roo, boy or girl!
Due date: According to my ovulation day my due date is April 16, 2013.
How far along?: 6 weeks
Total weight loss/gain: The day before my IUI I was 206. At 6 weeks I am 206.
What's going on with the baby?: Roo is about 4mm (0.15 in) long and his/her little heart is beating away even though it is still only a tube. The neural tube should be almost completely closed by now. The placenta and umbilical cord are forming, but not being used yet. Roo is still getting all of his/her nutrients from the yolk sac.
What's going on with my body?: This week the lower back pain came back full force after I did some weeding on Wednesday. Then Saturday morning I woke up in the morning from a sharp pain going through my left butt cheek and my whole leg was pins and needles. I have had sciatica attacks before, but never like that! By Sunday afternoon the back pain went away again and hasn't returned. I have been feeling some pulling and twinges mostly on the right side. Could that mean our little being is implanted on the right? I really feel the pulling when I stand up after sitting a while. If I stand up too quickly the pain is sharp. Yesterday and today I woke up feeling completely "normal" no symptoms at all.
What does the belly look like?: Same as always, jiggly! The crease at my belly button between rolls might be getting a little more shallow. I don't know, could just be imagining it at this point.
Maternity clothes: Nothing yet. Thank goodness I am still wearing my old jeans that are a little to big on me. Room to grow before I have to buy pants.
Movement: No baby movement, but I'm gonna talk about gas again. My goodness I can feel it moving through every inch of my intestines and sometimes it feels like it's going to come out of my belly button!
Sleep: When I was having back pain earlier in the week I would wake up often, but now I have been sleeping great. Last night I had a few strange dreams. Most were stupid, but one was nice. I dreamt that we did a home birth and we had a baby boy.
Cravings/aversions: Nothing yet, Sunday night I was eating dinner and all of a sudden I hit a wall and knew if I ate another bite I might throw up. I didn't feel nauseous, and wasn't full yet, but just knew. Felt the same way at breakfast this morning.
Sex of the baby: Won't find out for a while. Hubby wants to and I don't. That might be a problem.
What I miss: At this moment absolutely nothing!
What I am looking forward to: Seeing our little Roo next Tuesday! We will also be looking at the other sac again to see if we find anything in there!
Mood: I was so relaxed and happy this week until Monday when I found out the Hubby was going away on a business trip. Then I started to feel kinda nervous about the U/s. Now I feel so relaxed and happy again!
Milestones: We saw a heartbeat!!!!
Medical concerns: None right now.
Sex?: Still good ;)
Best moment of the week: Today seeing our little Roo's heartbeat!
Hows Daddy?: He has been so calm and understanding dealing with my mood swings this week. Such and amazing Hubby and going to be an amazing Daddy! I don't get much from him about what he is thinking and how he is feeling about everything. I just know he is happy and excited.
Some funny/cute things Hubby has said (at least I think they are): One of the times I was crying and I didn't know why I told the Hubby that I was sorry I was so emotional and I didn't know why I was crying. He chuckled, pat me on the head and said "welcome to pregnancy!"
Nursery: We need to move the Hubby's computer and take out a desk before we can bring a bed in. Gotta put some more stuff away and then I can get everything ready for when the Hubby gets back and he can move the desk and bed. FIL will be staying with us for a week in September.
Misc: I bought a book this week and I love it! Lots of pictures, computer generated and U/s and lots of information on the baby, body, and other things. It also goes over labor and delivery, the first 2 weeks of your baby's life and any complications and concerns. Great book! (This is my own opinion. I bought the book myself and no one is paying me to do a review)