After a day of worrying about the fait of our baby, we learned that the pregnancy is going well. We were able to confirm a heartbeat through ultrasound. I feel a sense a great relief. I know that there is a high risk of miscarriage at this stage of the pregnancy, so when the morning sickness subsided, I was sure that this was a bad sign that things are going wrong.
However, my wife failed to tell me that she had been drinking gingerale which can also as a relief to mild to moderate morning sickness. There are other foods that can do this as well.So that may have been what masked the morning sickness the last couple of days. My wife came home with a picture of the ultrasound. I basically just show a picture of what looks like a little blob in a hole. Even with the unclarity of the picture, I thought it was the best thing ever. I immediately scanned it so that I could upload it here.
Today begins the seventh week. There should be some dramatic changes happenening this week. At this point all of the major organs are forming, they eyes and some of the facial features are forming, and the embryo now has its own blood type unique from it’s mother’s. Also, the enbryo is now able to move around a bit. Sure signs of life.
Anyways, here is the ultrasound pic.
The ultrasound says “week 8 day 6”, but its actually week 6 day 6. The little blob in the middle of the dark spot is the embryo.