Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Betas, Bagels & Blogiversary

I went back to Dr. RE this morning for my 2nd Beta.
I was so nervous waiting for that phone call...
HCG is growing beautifully today at 1,820!

I guess it's time to start the obligatory weekly updates about what's going on in my belly! Decided to use the updates from 3D Pregnancy instead of The Bump.

Week 5

Baby is about the size of this:
But looks creepy (I mean adorable) like this:
Baking Baby Blakely

Your baby's microscopic heart begins to beat this week—although it won't be detectable with one of those cool Dopplers for a few weeks, so you'll have to wait a little longer to hear that satisfying "whoosh-whoosh" you're so anxious for. Here's what else is under construction:

With the beating of the heart, blood will begin to circulate throughout the body. Your baby's first organ system will be up and running!

The beginnings of the brain; the cardiovascular, nervous and reproductive systems; as well as all other major systems are under way.

Your baby's new digs—the amniotic sac and the placenta (aka the hotel and the restaurant)—are still forming at this point. (Maybe you should send a housewarming gift.)

All that high-speed development and your baby is only 2 millimeters long—about the size of a sesame seed (check one out next time you're chowing down on a bagel—you won't believe how tiny it is!).

So, the next milestone is the ultrasound on the 25th where, hopefully, we'll get to see the heartbeat!!Trying to take it easy and get lots of rest until then.

And finally, Today is my 100th post! Happy Blogiversary to me!


  1. Happy Blogiversary, baby. :-)
    Glad that today went so well....

  2. Happy blogiversary. What a great way to celebrate! :)

  3. Congrats on your bloggie milestone...and the other one inside you. :)

  4. Happy blogiversary, Stef. I'm glad the beta went well.

  5. YAY! I am so glad to read this news!!! Glad everything went well today!

  6. Ha! I LOVE those updates. I'm going to have to check out that website for my little lime this week.

    I am SO SO happy for you!!!

  7. Congrats on the 100th post and your bagel seed! :) I'm so glad to hear your beta went well!

  8. Oh, I am glad you are doing these updates. I am a few days behind you, so I can just read yours and know where my baby is at! ;) Lazy, I know!

    What a good news post for your 100th. Happy anniversary!

  9. Congrats on both the 100th post and your 2nd beta!! Have a great weekend :)