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Friday, June 5, 2009

Little lemon's test results...




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.

6 comments:

Fran said...

Welldone to the baby lemon! Delighted to hear all is well and every test is a step closer to pure happiness. Definitely check the iron level though. Love, Fran

Hippie Family... said...

honey. sleep sleep sleep!! you need it, your body is going thru insane changes. take it all in but get as much rest as you can. not just these 14 weeks but the 3 years behind it are helping this stress. give it time and sleep a lot.

andrea said...

glad to hear about the NT scan, but wish you weren't having those headaches! oh, to be able to sleep so long. Kinda ironic, isn't it?

Rebekah said...

Great news! Monkey has made my migraines increase as well :( It sucks! Feel better soon!

Jamie said...

Ugh I hate migraines. Congrats to making it to the lemon stage. When I pregnant I used to compare my baby's size to fruit as well. I enjoy reading your blog and hope the headaches ease up for you. Get as much sleep as you can you will need it!

Heidi said...

As a fellow migraineur, I can recommend getting some kind of a hot or cold pack to put over your eyes. Whether hot or cold helps you is a personal thing -- in my case it's heat. There's a brand (Earth Therapeutics) you can buy at Bed Bath and Beyond...pop that baby in the microwave for a minute or so, and it REALLY helps me. I'm also a big fan of the "Head On" sticks (you know, "apply directly to the forehead.) -- they contain salicylates, though, so you might check with your doc if that's OK. Of course, I like Imitrex shots and Vicodin, too, but the other two are probably more preggo-friendly. ;)