My first weekly update!!! With Elsa I started at Week 13, and was also very busy during the summer so some weeks were skipped, but it is still AMAZING to look back and read them! With this baby, since I now have a private blog, I figured I could start right away which is very cool – I get to write down all the beginning thoughts and feelings this way! So obviously there won’t be too much to write down yet, but I love starting right away!!
GENDER GUESS: No guess. There was 3 day old sperm which would favor a girl a little more, and 1 day old sperm, but I think a lot of it leaked right out, but the stuff that did get in had special PreSeed lube to help it, and that would favor a boy a little more.
BABY’S HOMEWORK THIS WEEK: During this next week, week 5, the baby is officially an embryo and is dividing into three layers of cells, which will eventually become the central nervous system, the circulatory system, and other major organs.
BABY’S SIZE: An appleseed, or about .13 inches long
BABY LOOKS LIKE: Not like a baby yet. It actually looks just like a line of cells, and in the next week it will start looking very phallic. Photo via BabyCenter.
WEIGHT GAIN: None.
SYMPTOMS: I sometimes have a very light stomach ache, usually right after eating. And I sometimes have very light little crampy feelings or feelings of movement in my uterus area, almost like blood flowing or something like that. I’ve also had a grumbly stomach a lot, even though I’m eating like I usually do. And insomnia some nights, but I was having that occasionally for the past couple months so it may not be due at all to being pregnant.
CURRENT MOOD: Excited, optimistic, nervous, anxious. I have all of these at times. It of course doesn’t seem really real yet because it’s so new and I don’t have real symptoms yet and of course no belly yet. Part of me is so nervous cause when I read all that needs to happen over the next especially 5 weeks, it seems hopelessly complicated and I think of all the things that could go wrong between the current bundle of cells right now, and the tiny human being that will be there in 5 weeks. It’s UNBELIEVABLE how fast it develops, and it seems so incredible that it all just happens naturally! But I remind myself that babies are made and born all the time, so the process works. So that makes me feel more optimistic then. And I’m taking all my vitamins and eating relatively well and not overly stressing so I feel like I’m doing all I can right now, and the rest is out of my control so I try to not even worry about it then (and I’m better this time at not worrying than I was with Elsa!)!
CURRENT FAVORITE FOOD OR CRAVING: I wanted a glass of milk a couple days ago. But everything else is very normal.
DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS: Tomorrow I’m going to my family doctor to have my blood drawn to confirm the pregnancy and find out my HcG number, and today I called my OB to make an appointment and am waiting to hear back from his office with a first appointment date (I’ll be surprised if it’s before Week 13).
BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: Waking up on Saturday morning, seeing that my temperature was still up, taking the pregnancy test and seeing those two beautiful lines!!! So so so so so exciting!!!! I couldn’t stop grinning, my cheeks had no control over the huge smile! It’s SUCH an amazing moment to get that positive!
WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO: Getting morning sickness (or all day if like Elsa). I know, it sounds so crazy and when and if it comes, I will be so regretting wanting it, but just for extra confirmation that the pregnancy is moving forward as it should, I so want some symptoms. And I’m also looking forward to when my belly starts popping just a tiny bit so that I need to get some maternity jeans!
WHAT I’M MISSING: It’s too early and too exciting to really be missing anything yet. I know at some point I’ll really wish I could have a Costco hot dog. I’m not missing coffee because I have two cups of decaf every day still, and for the last two days I’ve been adding half a scoop of caffeinated into it, just to be weaning myself off it and not suddenly stopping. I think tomorrow I’ll still do a tiny bit of caffeinated and then after that just pure decaf. When we’re in Vancouver visiting J’s family next week, that’s when I will really miss coffee cause I think I’ll only be able to have some if we stop by a coffee place so I can specifically order a decaf.
Okay that’s it!! Today I read about all that will happen in Weeks 5 through 9 and it’s sooooooooooo incredible!!!! Right now I’m praying for Week 5 to go well and everything to happen perfectly and as it’s supposed to in there, so one week at a time! It’s soooo exciting to think that in a month I will have a tiny little human being inside me, already looking like a little person! Incredible, it’s really such a miracle even though it happens all the time!