Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Week Eight

Week eight started out with out first official appointment with our OB. Granted we have seen him almost every week so far, but this is the first appointment where we talked do's and don't s, family history and what the schedule will look like for the next month or so. Things seems to remain on track even with the painfully large spot (cyst/ mass) on my ovary. We are continuing to track it and hopefully by twelve weeks it will begin to shrink, if not we can look at surgical reduction methods, until then we are praying that it doesn't burst and that it continues to supply the baby with all the needed hormones. At the end of the appointment we were delighted to hear the heartbeat via Doppler, due to the fact we are only eight weeks along the Dr. didn't know if he could find it, but within the first few seconds he had it picked-up and recorded it at 160bpm's - it sounded healthy to all of us and the Dr. reassured us is was a very good sign. Outside of our appointment the baby went to its first official Tigers vs. Twins baseball game and enjoyed some delicious nacho cheese and pretzels and a large glass of ginger ale. The baby, however, was not, enjoying the smells of onions, onion rings, hot dogs or chili.

8 weeks: Baby is the size of a kidney bean
Your baby -- now comparable to the size of a kidney bean (just over 1/2 inch long) -- is constantly moving and shifting.