GENDER GUESS: No idea right now, I’m just so hoping that it’s perfect and healthy and normal and everything is developing the way it should!
BABY’S HOMEWORK THIS WEEK: This coming week will be a big one! Baby will triple in size, and basic facial features like eyes and ears will start to develop. And the tiny heart will start pumping!! Also, tiny little arms and leg buds will appear! So exciting!
BABY’S SIZE: .25 inches, or a small pea (at least by the end of this week). Currently it’s the size of an apple seed
BABY LOOKS LIKE: I don’t have time to put a photo in right now, so I’ll add that next week when we get back from vacation in Vancouver!
WEIGHT GAIN: I haven’t gained any weight yet, but my stomach is bloated. I can tell by just looking and feeling it, and when I measured my waist yesterday it was over an inch bigger than normal! But it’s the middle of my stomach that it big and rounded and bloated, so not down low where the baby bump will first appear. I hope this bloating goes away so I don’t start out even bigger than I should!
SYMPTOMS: Not much. :( I keep hoping for more to pop up so I feel more pregnant. I have a few times had the tiniest little stomach ache for just a short time, but I almost think it could be psychological, that I’m willing myself to feel something. And very early in the last week I think I had a metallic taste in my mouth for a little while, but that’s the only time it’s been there so maybe it’s not pregnancy-related at all. The one thing that I do attribute to being a symptom is me being extremely emotional all day on Sunday. I started crying a number of times, but the biggest thing was in the evening when I found out J had eaten the leftovers I was going to have for dinner (and I had been looking forward to it for the entire day cause it was so yummy), I was so over the top emotional. I started crying even, and then after that I was so so so angry for a good hour, and still mad after that. So that was not my norm certainly – and even as I was livid mad, I was also thinking that the only good thing about this whole thing was that I was feeling pregnancy emotions so it was a symptom which made me happy!
CURRENT MOOD: Wanting some symptoms to start. The newness of finding out I’m pregnant has worn off, so now I’m just impatient. I don’t want the whole pregnancy to go fast, but I would love these first few weeks to go fast so I can know everything is okay and the baby is healthy and I haven’t miscarried and I’m having symptoms and starting to show just a little. So I guess current mood would be a little bit impatient, but still trying to just take one day at a time and trust that everything is happening as it should be. I can’t wait to have a little belly though and be able to tell everyone and start taking weekly belly photos!
CURRENT FAVORITE FOOD OR CRAVING: No cravings, and also no aversions.
DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS: Last Wednesday, so almost a week ago, I went to my family doctor for a blood test to confirm the pregnancy and get the HcG number, and she also did all the early blood work. Unfortunately, I had to make another appointment to get the results (she obviously gets paid by appointment), and because I’ll be gone as of tomorrow and then she had a couple days off, I can’t get the results until April 16, almost 2 weeks away still. The only thing I want to know is the HcG number, I knew it with Elsa and I feel like it will tell me a lot.
I also heard from my OB and I have a first appointment scheduled for May 22, when I’ll be 12 weeks. The really good thing is that since I’m 35 this time, I get to go for early genetic testing! So that will all be done before my first OB appointment. I don’t know exactly what happens, but I think first they get our medical history and I think do the triple screen test, and then if there’s any question, or maybe if I ask for it, they’ll do an in-depth early ultrasound to look for any abnormalities or issues. What I LOVE about this is that hopefully by the start of the second trimester, I will know that there is one perfectly healthy and normal baby in there, so I won’t have to wait for the 20-week ultrasound to stop worrying about Downs Syndrome and possible genetic issues. And that will just take that extra weight of worrying off me, so I love that!
BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: Ummm, I can’t really think of anything in particular. Nothing pregnancy-related for sure. Just good times and laughter with my sweet Elsa, those were for sure the best moments of this week!
WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO: Feeling some morning sickness and my jeans starting to feel a little tight!
WHAT I’M MISSING: Not really missing anything yet. But I just read an article about what not to eat and when I read the word Brie I so wanted some and so right now I’m missing not being able to eat Brie!