Tuesday, August 21, 2012

6 weeks: meet roo

WE SAW A HEARTBEAT!!!  As soon as ol' wandy was in I saw the yolk sac. Then, she moved a bit and I saw the little heart beating away! The most amazing thing I have ever seen so far! I squeezed the Hubby's hand so hard at that point and he looked at me confused. He didn't see it yet, but as soon as Dr G pointed it out he saw it and the smile on his face was huge! She gave me a pic, but she always seems to freeze it at the worst point. Such better shots on the screen. She didn't take any measurements.

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 roll bump pic! :)

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)

37 comments:

  1. Squee! Congratulations! I had a feeling you were going to get good news today. :-)

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  2. YAY!! SO AWESOME!!! i bet seeing Roo's heartbeat was so emotional and wonderful! i'll pray for the second sac too! so glad it was a good experience today :-)

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  3. So happy for you! You deserve this girl! Praying for your little Roo and potentially Roo #2! :)

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  4. Awwww yeahhhh!!!! Love seeing that heartbeat! Congrats kiddo!

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  5. That is so exciting I am so very happy for you!!!

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  6. Congratulations Emily!!! That's wonderful news!

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  7. Congratulations!!! Can't wait to hear all about Roo's progression in the coming months :)

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  8. Hoping that the second sac proves to have a heartbeat too. Can't wait to go look at the photo as soon as I post this.

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  9. So so so happy for you!!! Now I'm going to check out the pics :)

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  10. Eeeeekkk! I'm so happy for you! <3

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  11. YAY! So exciting :)

    I have that same book. I highly recommend it to people too! It gave me something to look forward to each day.

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  12. Happy tears a'flowin over here! Hooray for you, for Roo (and maybe Roo 2), the heartbeat, and that great hubby of yours:) So happy for you!!! Thanks for sharing the great news. Keep it coming!

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  13. I hope, hope, hope there is a second heartbeat next week! Can't wait to find out!

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  14. Awesome news, Emily! So happy for you and roo! :)

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  15. YES! This is SO exciting! :) I'm grinning from ear to ear!!

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  16. I'm so excited I can't even tell you!!! I wanna jump up and down but it hurts. LOL

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  17. Oh my word - i am stoked for you guys! and love the nickname Roo - yay that it's Australian! We nicknamed ours 'Comet' at 7 weeks because it looked like a little comet on the scan - it's so lovely to have a nickname through the pregnancy... So happy for you! woo hooo!

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  18. Congrats on the heartbeat! So exciting.

    I've had sciatic pains off and on throughout my pregnancy. Sometimes I could go quite a while without any issues and then other times no matter how I moved, sat, stood or whatever it wouldn't go away. Just try to stretch it out as much as you can and take a paracetamol when you need it.

    Love the pics and update!

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    1. It had basically gone away thank goodness. I think walking and working out is keeping it at bay.

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  19. Hi from ICLW! Congratulations on your little Roo! What a cute name btw! I'm very excited to follow you on your journey. I'm 17 weeks pregnant and that 6 week heartbeat check appointment feels like it was just yesterday! Enjoy every moment :)

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  20. Congratulations! This is such an exciting time and I hope you are able to enjoy it and that you do not get morning sickness.

    Fingers crossed for the second sack. As hard as twins would have been, I would have loved it.

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    1. So far no nausea! Keeping everything crossed it stays that way!

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  21. Congrats on your new little Roo! Hoping that all will continue to go well, and that your scan next week brings only good things. :)

    If you're dealing with sciatica already, I would suggest connecting with a good chiropractor (if you don't already have one). I wouldn't have made it through either of my successful pregnancies without my chiro.

    ICLW #7

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    1. I have been thinking about seeing a chiropractor. It has basically gone away for now, but if it comes back I will be going. Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Excellent news! So happy for you and your hubby!

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  23. Fan-freaking-tastic!!!! Yay :) So thrilled for you guys!

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  24. Hooray! Glad you had such a great appointment on Tuesday! Go baby Roo! (and potentially baby Roo #2!)

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  25. I'm so happy for you Emily. You deserve all the happiness in the world.

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  26. I have heard this early can still make it hard to see inside the sac, so I'm crossing my fingers for lil' Roo 2! Congrats, I am so excited for you!

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  27. I am so excited for you. Keeping my fingers crossed that Roo (and RooTwo) continues to thrive.

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  28. Thank you so much everyone for all your wonderful comments. They are all so overwhelming in a good way and bring me to happy tears every time I read them. I appreciate every single word.

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  29. Yay!!! Depending on what happens with sack #2, I think Joey is a good unisex name (I watched a lot of Dawson's Creek as a teen).

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