How far along: 7 Weeks today
What is up with Maybe Baby: MB is now the size of a Blueberry! Yum…blueberries… MB’s arm and leg buds are now starting to grow! The umbilical cord is now visible and MB’s brain is growing at a rate of 100 cells per minute!
What is up with my body: The sickness got me this week. Although I prefer to call it All-day sickness rather than morning sickness. Pretty much if I am not eating or sleeping, I’m nauseous. No throwing up, just feeling like I want to. The only thing that I’ve found has helped is sucking on hard candies (peppermints and Werther’s) pretty much non-stop. The peppermints leave a weird aftertaste in my mouth that I am not fond of and J says the Werther’s make me smell like a grandma. But if it keeps the nausea away I don’t care. Yesterday I actually even had a can of Coke at work because I was feeling so sick and nothing was helping. That helped a lot, but it is not something I want to have to turn to very often. Only in desperate times.
J came home the other day and gave me a big hug. The first thing he said was “Your boobs are definitely bigger”. Then he cracked an evil smile. So apparently my boobs are growing. They still hurt pretty regularly as well. Also the big blue veins have made their appearance. So sexy.
I have a pretty awesome bloat bump going on. It’s almost depressing because in the right clothes…I LOOK pregnant. And no, I am not crazy. I know that is not MB. MB is currently nice and snug under my pelvic bone and wont start to rise for another 3-5 weeks. I know this. Yet I am so bloated that I could totally show it off and call it a baby bump and people would probably think I’m further along then I am. I’m really hoping the bloat goes away soon because I’d rather have my body get bigger because of MB, not gas.
Cravings: Nothing that is really jumping out to me. It depends on the day.
Aversions: Still having a hard time finding things that sound good to eat.
Gender: I have my suspicions, but we’ll save that for another day.
Best moment of the week: Without a doubt seeing MB’s little heartbeat. One of those moments I will cherish in my life. Such an amazing thing to experience.
Looking forward to: Another peek at MB on Tuesday! Hoping to see lots of growth and a faster heartbeat.
Other: So…this whole Progesterone suppository thing is interesting. I’m glad you all warned me about the clumps and stuff because otherwise I may have flipped out. I’m still taking it at night because I don’t know if I could handle it during the day. Even when laying down I feel like I am…*ahem*…leaking and it freaks me out. Because leaking in my mind=bleeding. So I jump up and run to check. Of course there has been no blood spotted in this pregnancy…but still. Part of me is waiting for the other shoe to drop. So I don’t think taking it during the day is a good option for me. I will speak to my RE about it on Tuesday to make sure it is okay that I take it at night, if not I guess I will have to just suck it up and get over it.
I have some hair clients coming over today for some cuts so I have to go through my house and hid any MB memorabilia that may be lingering (U/S pics, appointments on the calendar, ect.) around. Feels weird to hide all this when part of me is dying to scream it from the top of a building. Of course the other part of me wants to wait to announce till MB is actually born. But I digress. For a few hours MB will not exist in this house, but as soon as they leave everything is coming back out of the box.