posted by Mel
We had another ultrasound– this time so that our OB could date the pregnancy (EDD now February 10th). At 9 weeks we could actually see it hopping around in there. It waved its arms and legs and gave us a little booty shake for good measure. Heart rate is roaring along 188 bpm, which seemed a little high to me, but Dr. Google assures me that, though it is a bit above normal range, this is the week where the heartrate is likely higher than it will ever be again. It climbs till week 9 and then begins to settle down.
The ultrasound tech measured the gestational sac because I asked her to, and it’s still measuring a little over a week behind, which still worries me. Will try to wait until the OB has had a chance to have a look before I freak again. The embryo measured 2.27 cm. So now it’s about the size of a grape. We’re in centimeters people.
Three more pics this week. A 9 week ultrasound, an 8 week belly shot in which I show off my pre-existing stretch marks, and a food baby belly shot of Vanessa, who was feeling a bit left out of the family pics.