Pregnancy Update – 5 Weeks

How Far Along? 5 weeks – this is my estimated calculation based off when I felt myself ovulate.

Symptoms: Bigger boobies!  Good riddance, A-cups! 😉 They’re also a little bit sore.  Maybe tiny little hints of nausea here and there, but I’m hoping it’s just all in my head.  Also, fatigue.  So tired.  I need rest breaks like all the time.  So much different when you have a toddler to chase after!

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  Nada.  Once I ovulated my weight finally stabilized.  It has been the same the past 3 weeks or so.  Only a matter of time before it starts going up up up!  My BMI is now 21.5.  It was 19.3 the last time I got pregnant!  But my body has obviously let me know that it can’t sustain all it’s biological functions on that level of body fat!

Sleep: I actually seem to be sleeping better, as long as I can manage to turn my brain off at night.  I sometimes have to pee twice in the middle of the night, but that is not totally unusual for me anyway.  The nice thing is that I’ve been able to fall back asleep faster.  I’ve also had some crazy weird dreams.

Food Cravings: Fruit.  And fruit juice or fizzy fruit drinks.  I’ve started wanting fruit for dessert <– not normal!  I’ve always been a chocolate, cake, & cookies type of girl.

Food Aversions:  None really.

Best Moment This Week: I guess telling my family about it.  Last time I hid it from them until 8 weeks and secrets secrets are no fun.  Also announcing it on the blog 🙂

Movement: None.  The baby is the size of a grain of rice, y’all.

Labor Signs:  Absolutely not.

Gender: Way too early to tell.  We want a boy.  We wanted a boy last time too.  But now that I have a girl, I know how awesome and adorable they can be, so it’s not like I’m gonna be disappointed if that’s how it goes.

Belly Button In Or Out? In.  Stay innnnn please.

What I Miss: This is strange, but lunch meat deli sandwiches.  You can’t have luncheon meats when your pregnant because of the risk of listeria. Laaaaammmmeee.  I’m just really lazy and don’t want to cook chicken for my sandwiches/wraps.

What I Am Looking Forward To: First midwife appointment… she will be so excited!  They may or may not do an ultrasound to determine the gestational age, but I doubt it since I’m fairly certain I know when I ovulated.

What’s Different From Last Time?  Well last time I was in a glass cage of emotion about it (it was unplanned and we weren’t married yet).  They also suspected a miscarriage, so I remember them taking blood samples 2 days apart to check to make sure my hcg levels were rising appropriately.  Those two days were terrible!  Glad I don’t have all the anxiety this time.

Last Words of Wisdom:  I am so thankful that I decided to gain weight, eat more, and exercise less.  It obviously works.  I may be softer and heavier now, but gosh darn it I am fertile and I am happy.  Who knows how long it would’ve taken had I kept doing what I was doing before?

Belly Pics!

April 007 April 008

Haha apologies for the dirty bathroom counter and mirror.  We’ve been renovating the other upstairs bathroom, so this one has fallen to the wayside.  I also look tired as crap.  I like to take belly pics first thing in the morning because A.) the baby is still in her bed and she won’t beg for the phone B.) I won’t forget and C.) my belly is usually not bloated in the morning.  I’d like to see my actual pregnancy developing, not just a pseudo-bloat baby.

Does you stomach tend to be flatter in the morning too?

Do you feel like your hormones influence your food cravings?

 

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6 thoughts on “Pregnancy Update – 5 Weeks

    • Thank you! You know, I think thing I missed out on last time was actually taking the time to appreciate the pregnancy itself rather than just thinking of it as a “means to an end.” My mind was constantly aimed forward to after the baby arrives… I just wanted to lose the weight as quickly as possible. This time I want to honor my body and the miracle that it is performing by growing this tiny little life.

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