I argued with myself about posting bump updates so early. I only got one in last time before things went horribly wrong. However I’m going the positive route and decided I’m going to do it. Yeah things are still early and there are a million things that can go wrong, but I am determined to enjoy this pregnancy and that includes updates so I start today. I’ve also decided that for my own sanity I needed a nickname for this one. I can’t keep calling it the embryo and I’m not ready to use the “B” word quite yet. Instead in my head I’ve taken to calling it my Maybe Baby. This may sound negative to some but to me it makes perfect sense. This pregnancy does indeed have a chance of becoming a baby. In time I might even get comfortable enough (Oh around 24 weeks or so) to drop the ‘maybe’. But for now it is Maybe Baby. Or MB for short.
How far along: 5 Weeks today
What is up with Maybe Baby: Apparently MB is now the size of an apple seed! The chambers of the heart are starting to form and may begin to start beating soon.
What is up with my body: Boobs are killing me. They are so much more painful than the last time I was pregnant. If I even nudge the sides it causes sharp aches. J is all excited because he thinks this means they will grow super big. They probably will. F me. But I’m grateful for the ache because it feels like an indication that all is well with MB.
I think I’m starting to feel little bouts of nausea. Not bad mind you, I have absolutely no feelings of vomiting, but every once in a while my stomach will kind of turn and feel unsettled. Then it disappears and I’m sure I have imagined it.
I am also pleased to say that with the small exception of the time I tried to poop too hard, there has not been any spotting. And that incident was so minor that I’ve ridden it off. This is a huge relief to me as I spotted the entire time my last pregnancy. And we all saw how well that one worked out.
Nose is becoming more sensitive. We went to the beach today and I was struck by how stinky the ocean is. I’ve never noticed that in my life before but today I definitely did. Plus I can smell when J comes in from riding his bike. Stinky boy smell does not bode well with pregnancy nose.
Cravings: Stuff I can’t have. Why does it work that way? I have been absolutely craving cookie dough. I think this is because during my TWW I had made a batch of cookies but when the first round came out of the oven I discovered they were very cakey, which I didn’t like. So I stuck the rest of the dough in the fridge and slowly ate it all raw. I’m healthy like that. Anyways this is a big no-no because of the risk of salmonella in raw eggs. I think it’s a low risk but still. Better safe than sorry. It sounds so good right now though.
Aversions: Nothing really. We ate Arby’s for dinner one night and that was the first time I felt a little nauseous but I wouldn’t say that it sounds horrible to me. Okay maybe a little now.
Gender: I’m just hoping at this point that it has a beating heart. Not too concerned with parts yet.
Best moment of the week: Hearing that my HCG doubled in 32 hours. Very excited that things seem to be heading in the right direction.
Looking forward to: My 6 week HB check scan. I am also terrified for this. Please let MB have a heart beat…please please please.
Other: My Couch to 5K challenge is officially on hold. I was a little vague in my last update (Week 4) because I knew that it was on hold but I hadn’t announced the pregnancy yet. They say it is okay to run in pregnancy if you were a runner before, but the thing is I had only been a runner for about a month. And not a good one at that. It was still pushing my body much more than I would be comfortable with right now. I just can’t take any chances. The good thing is that I now know I can do it though. My hope is to pick running back up after MB is (gulp) born. Maybe lose some of the weight that way. I’ll have to start over but I’m okay with that.
J and I are going to start taking bump pictures this weekend because he would like to animate them to show me growing through the pregnancy but I don’t think I’m brave enough to post them yet. Maybe once we see a heart beat. It does make me smile though, I’m not the only one that seems more confident about this pregnancy, he never suggested anything like this with the last one but the pictures this time were his idea. Come on MB! We are rooting for you!