Wednesday, October 21, 2009

4 weeks 1 day

That's how old my little poppy seed sized embryo is right now. Well that's what I've estimated it to be. It's name is Rupert... such a cute name. DH says it reminds him of the cartoon teddy bear, a name we would never give a real child though... but cute for a tiny ball of cells :) This week Rupert is starting to form 3 layers which will eventually become a neural tube - this then develops into the brain and spinal cord. I'm diligently taking my folate and iodine to prevent any defects

I hardly slept a wink last night which didn't help that I was flying to Adelaide for the day today. I'm so tired. I have felt slightly sickly this morning, but nothing major. Also have felt more twinges down in my uterus... so I guess things are happening down there. I'm petrified that Rupert won't stick... so I'm trying not to take much notice of the twinges, but they are pretty constant now.

I rang my fertility specialist this morning and told her I was pregnant. She was thrilled. She said that my progesterone was really high for somebody who just ovulated, so she had an inkling I may have fallen pregnant but of course couldn't tell me that. So now I'm off to my local GP on Friday for a confirmatory blood test. Not sure how long that will take to come through... pray this weekend goes fast!!! Just to clarify, I didn't take ANY medications to help me with this pregnancy... this is o'naturale... but I was supposed to start ovulation stimulating medication this month!! Clomid was the name of the drug.

Band wise I'm doing OK. Just can't get full. Feeling the restriction, but always hungry. Am very conscious of what I can and can't eat now... so no soft cheeses... which I love :(

Thank you for all your beautiful comments. They mean so much! :)

I'll be keeping you all well informed of Ruperts progress :)

LBG xx


Anonymous said...

You will spend the next 9 months worrying about your baby and then it's whole lifetime too :-)

Don't worry about the twinges - I even had mild cramping and that is all normal - if you are feeling a little off and tired they are all good signs :-)

plus i have had bleeding too but still all normal and had it last pregnancy too

have you bought any pregnancy books yet - if not can I suggest Your pregnancy bible by Dr Anne Deans. It is fantastic and has really great week by week photos.

Also baby love for the first 12 months of your baby's life is great!!

:-) it is so exciting - even though i have zero energy and feel sick LOL

~*~HOT*MAMA~*~ said...

Hiya Rupert!!


Bridget said...

I am sooooooooooooooooo happy for you!! xoxoxo

The Dash! said...

Please do.. let us know everything. Glad you're coping so far - flying and all. xx

Nicole said...

i had lots of cramping at first with my pregnancy. they say it is the embryo embedding itself deeper into the uterus. don't stress about it.


Janine said...

OMG - I just read the news. I am super excited and so happy for you!!!!


Cat McKenzie said...

Just wanted to say congratulations. This is awesome news. I hope everything goes really well for you wand will be following your progress.