This morning I went for a nurse visit. They needed to confirm my test before giving me my first dr appt. I was kind of nervous. After 5 mins she called my name and told me that my test come up positive and I smiled big. The next step for me is to start paperwork. I go in on the 16th and she told me that it will take about an hour and also no eating. They will be drawing blood that day as well. After that, I'm done and she will give me my 1st dr appt. How exciting!!
As for pregnancy symptom I've been having heartburn, gagging, sore nipples & mild cramping. One other thing I'm going through is diarrhea. I know TMI, but I had this all last weekend and now it's starting up again today. I was told this is common.
This morning I woke up at 4:30 and had the most awful heartburn. I've been having heartburn for some time now, but I just thought it was my acid reflux acting up again. I took some tums and it gave me nausea. By the time I had to get up and get ready I wasn't feel too good. Yesterday I gagged so bad when I was brushing my teeth that I almost had to throw up. I held it and stood in front of the fan to calm me down a bit. It happened again this morning.
I have to say even though I have 2 children both pregnancies were completely different. I feel that this one is going to be very different.
Since I will be 4 weeks tomorrow this is what our bambino is going through now.
Week 4: The embryonic period begins
The fourth week marks the beginning of the embryonic period, when the baby's brain, spinal cord, heart and other organs begin to form. Your baby is now 1/25 of an inch long.
The embryo is now made of three layers. The top layer — the ectoderm — will give rise to a groove along the midline of your baby's body. This will become the neural tube, where your baby's brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and backbone will develop.
Your baby's heart and a primitive circulatory system will form in the middle layer of cells — the mesoderm. This layer of cells will also serve as the foundation for your baby's bones, muscles, kidneys and much of the reproductive system.
The inner layer of cells — the endoderm — will become a simple tube lined with mucous membranes. Your baby's lungs, intestines and bladder will develop here.