Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Spotting

So I got really freaked out this morning when I saw spotting, but it left as soon as it arrived. My doctor says not to worry about it, so I'm not. I also want to edit what I posted yesterday about how far along I am. I am 6 weeks, which means I'm actually in my 7th week of pregnancy (because the 1st week of pregnancy is cycle days 1-7). So, I'm posting what it says on fertility friend's pregnancy page about this week:

Your baby is 0.16 to 0.2 inches long (4-5mm) when measured from crown to rump. It is now identifiable as a human baby.

The limb buds are growing rapidly, developing into little fins with nodules at the ends which will eventually become fingers and toes. The arms have already differentiated into hand and shoulder segments.

The cerebral hemispheres of the brain are growing, and the eyes and nostrils are appearing. Your baby's heart bulges from its body and the heart chambers are divided and formed. Blood vessels now circulate blood throughout the whole body. The head looks large and is bent on the chest.

Your baby's face is forming, but its eyes are on the sides of its head and are still sealed. The discs that will become your baby's eyes will move over to the front of the face over the course of the next few months.

Bone cells are beginning to develop and the outline of the baby's nervous system is complete. The pigment in your baby's eyes can be seen under the skin overlaying them. By this point there is also a pancreas and an appendix. The tail is still visible, but it will soon fade. The umbilical cord is growing and the placenta is maturing as well.

So there you have it. Hopefully the spotting is totally finished until I give birth so I won't have to wear pads any more. (Cuz it's just weird wearing maxi pads when you're pregnant...) But I must tell you, I was SOOOOO freaked out when I saw it. I got all nauseous and felt dizzy because I was so scared. But, no reason to freak out...spotting is aaaaaall gone (IY"H totally gone).

4 comments:

Nikki said...

Spotting happens - like your doctor said it's nothing to worry about. Glad it's gone though.

Good luck!

ssbean said...

I know that fear all so well, since I had it too. I just love reading your updates and all, partially because due date buddies. BTW, how are you feeling these days? Morning sickness kicking in yet?

Jewels said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that there is no more spotting utnil after delivery.

tryingtoconceive said...

Thank you for stopping by and encouraging me!

Now that the spotting has subsided, I'm doing so much better. But if you can't stand the stress, is there any way you could move your appointment up???