14 weeks yesterday, which means McBaby miraculously turns into a new fruit or veggie. Fruit o' the week is lemon.
Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, and (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth.
The best news of ALL is that we got the NT results yesterday. For my age and history alone, chance of Down's was 1/302. When adjusted for the NT scan, chances go down to 1/1388!!!! Chances of Trisomy 13/18 is even less than that.
As much as I (thought I) wasn't worried about it, it was definately a relief to see it in writing.
This little lemon seems to be sucking the life out of me (no pun intended). I cannot get enough sleep. And the headaches are excrutiating. I'm taking at least 6 Tylenol Xtra Strength each day, and still either wake up/go to bed with a headache. And these are migraines, not just your run of the mill headache...I have a history of migraines, so YES I can tell the difference. A little caffeine seems to help, but not greatly.
I seem to have about 2 good days for every 5 bad days. Again, last night, napped for 3 hours, woke up for an hour and attempted to do something productive (i.e. check Facebook and e-mail) and then back to bed at 10, only to FORCE myself up at 6:30. I really wonder if I have an iron deficiency. I'm going to ask Dr. S to check that next week.