I have a yolk sac? Whats a yolk sac!?

April 27, 2018

 

At the end of week 5 I went in for more bloodwork and an ultrasound to take a look and see if the yolk sac (or gestational sac) was in there and in place.  Now, I had NEVER heard of this.  Mostly because women go in AFTER 6 weeks to get an ultrasound and so the embryo has already morphed into something else. 

 

(The yolk sac is a membranous sac attached to an embryo, formed by cells of the hypoblast adjacent to the embryonic disk. This is alternatively called the umbilical vesicle by the Terminologia Embryologica (TE), though yolk sac is far more widely used.

 

Well, since I'm being monitored like a NASA space expedition, I totally got to go in and see the lil sac!!!!  I circled the sac with a yellow heart- it the dark circle of just next to the "G".  And, at week 5, he was technically becoming an embryo!!! Super cool!!!  

 

So what new and fun things happened in week 6, you ask? Wellllll......The nausea is still around in the morning till about 1pm.  It does sometimes come and go throughout the day.  The hangover feeling from the progesterone is still super there in the mornings!!!  SO. NUTS.  The heart racing has mostly gone away and I feel better about that.  I am eating less because of the nausea (Mom-I'm eating enough though, don't worry!) and that actually makes me feel a bit more normal and balances out the Whale-like feelings the progesterone bring on!!!!  

 

I am, of course, still having a shot every night- this week was epic!  I bled like a stuck pig one night, another night it hurt going in and then stung for 6 hours, and then the next night was totally fine!!! ugh! so dumb.  BUT its working, so whatever- lets keep it up.  Again, Thank the universe and ceraphim above for my awesome friends and tribe.  I literally could not do this without them.  Technically, they helped me make a baby!!! HA! 

 

Up next is the heartbeat ultrasound!!!  Fingers crossed all is well in there.  I keep telling him to stay put and grow grow grow.  Hopefully he's a good listener!  

 

-M

 

Till the next one!

 

-M

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