I couldn’t make this up. That’s what one of the online sites on pregnancy said about our baby. Wow! There’s the SEVEN again.
Well, it’s been a couple days and we are still on cloud 7 and in disbelief of the news.
Today was the first blood work post pregnancy discovery to check the HCG levels. This is known as the pregnancy hormone. Very very important one as it’s the hormone that protects the placenta from being rejected by the body as a foreign object. You see, the placenta becomes the cocoon that protects the baby. It also grows to become a full-fledged organ in the woman’s body during pregnancy.
So last friday’s BIG NEWS was due to hcg levels being at 82. The levels should technically double every other day to signal that things are progressing as they should.
Calculations differ from site to site. But one has us at being 4 weeks, 4 days pregnant with fetal age at 2 weeks 4 days. We’ll have to wait till the doctor gives us a more accurate date.
For now, wife affirmed she is “feeling” baby. Pointed directly to where she is feeing the baby to the left of her belly button.
As things are getting real, we put our nutritional intake on extra high gear. The grocery bill today at our new neighborhood Bristol Farms reflected that. Ouch!
Well, continued rest for now as common things like tired and bloated and several overnight pee trips are starting to manifest a dejavú for us.