Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pregnancy week 4 - 12

Just some notes about these first weeks of pregnancy.
Baby Sweat at 8weeks 5days*

Baby Sweat at 9 weeks 6 days*

Baby Sweat at 12 weeks 6 days*
Week 4: 9/7 – 9/13 (poppyseed)
This week I have felt exhausted and hungry.  I come home and all I want to do is eat and sleep.  Nothing too exciting.  I’m waking up twice a night to use the restroom, that’s not fun, but makes sense as I’m drinking more water, and my body is getting prepared for a growing visitor.  I’m fascinated by your growth, and learning about you growing inside.  The fact that right now you are just millions of cells, and one tiny miracle!

Week 5: 9/14 – 9/20 (appleseed)
I feel less pregnant this week.  Just because I’m not as tired, and am eating more normal, if that makes sense.  Chris and I have been going on walks which have been really nice.  I’m wanting to try and be active.  Every moment seems to go towards you being ok and healthy.  My constant mantra is “Please dear Lord let this baby be ok.”  “Please dear Lord let this baby be healthy.”  It’s a very overwhelming feeling.  It’s incredibility difficult not telling everyone I’m pregnant.  And I’m growing more and more anxious for our first prenatal appointment in 3 weeks! 

Week 6: 9/21 – 9/27 (sweet pea)
Ugh, I’m sick this week, and little sweet pea isn’t helping.  I woke up Monday morning with a sore throat, and that has progressed to a running nose, sneezing, and coughing.  I really hope to feel better soon.  I feel like I have zero appetite.  Who knows if it is because I’m sick or because I’m pregnant, but nothing seems appealing.  Wednesday morning the idea of some wheat toast sounded fantastic, which I was thankful for. 

Week 7: 9/28 – 10/5 (blueberry)
Still not feeling so hot this week.  I’m tired all the time, and am easily sleeping 8+ hours each night.  Along with the twice trips nightly to use the restroom.  No real morning sickness, although I have had a couple cases of nausea where something just sounds disgusting, and smells...I feel like my senses are in overdrive.  If I crave anything it is either carbs or something fresh like a salad or fruit.  My uterus has doubled in size, and you are also doubling in size week to week! 

Week 8: 10/6 – 10/12 (raspberry)
This week it became real!  We had our first OB appointment on 10/10.  As predicted you are exactly 8w5d, with a EDD of 5/17/14.  We got to see your super strong heart!  Your heart rate is 168!  I feel so relieved.  All of my prayers of “Please let this baby be ok” have been answered!  Seeing you was a beautiful moment.  I cried, and we were so happy to spread the news that you are growing exactly as you should!

Week 9: 10/13 – 10/19 (green olive)
Got the results from all the blood the doctor took from me last week.  All is good except for my blood sugar.  This isn’t too big a surprise as majority of my mom’s side (including my mom) is diabetic.  Got the official news that I’m pre-diabetic.  My levels are just slightly above the norm, and puts me in the category of “High Risk Pregnancy”.  Although scary sounding, it could be so much worse.  I have to pay special attention to my diet, and stay away from carbs.  Hopefully doing that will prevent me from having to take any medication.  Although my levels are elevated, I’m still in the “normal” category of having this cause risk to baby.  So that’s good news!  Another perk to be categorized as “high risk” is more ultrasounds=more times to see baby!  We meet with the nurse on 10/16 to go over EVERYTHING: from all the diabetes stuff, to the hospital stay.  We talked with her for more than 2 hours.  Phew!  On 10/18 we went to a specialists that deals with every type of pregnancy complication you can imagine.  Got to see Baby S again!, and it was amazing the difference from last week to this week.  The details were amazing.  We go to see baby move, see the heartbeat again, along with hearing the heartbeat!  I’m still measuring right on point, and am getting super excited as we near the 12 week mark!

Week 10: 10/20 – 10/26 (prune)
I’m just so exhausted.  I don’t really know what else to say.  I have no energy, and truly hope that I go back to normal in a few weeks.  I’m getting more and more anxious as week 12 gets closer.  Lots is up in the air right now, as I’m waiting to hear if I got a new job or not, and I truly hope that the timing will just be perfect. 

Week 11: 10/27 – 11/2 (lime)
Still tired.  I did have my first real craving, and sent Chris to the store for some cinnamon toaster strudels.  Obviously not fruit or salad like I have been wanting.  But absolutely nothing else sounded good.  Who knows how many years it had been since I’ve had a toaster strudel.  But that toaster strudel was G double O D…good!  Another first this week: I got sick.  True “morning sickness” as it was in the morning.  I’ve been waking up super flemy (if that’s even a word).  Needless to say I got rid of a bunch of phlegm.  It was gross.

Week 12: 11/3 – 11/9 (plum)
Cat’s outta the bag this week.  I’ve told my work, and pretty much everybody!  I’ve really enjoyed telling people in person, since majority of the family I’ve told was via phone.  Got to hear the heartbeat again, and see you!  You were sound asleep when the tech first put the “camera” on you.  After a couple of jabs you moved, kicked and waved!  You have a strong heart rate of 164!  I had some light spotting later in the week that scared the crap out of me, since up until now everything’s been “normal” down there.  But thankfully you’re ok, and still growing exactly as you should.

*One of the coolest things I think about getting a ultrasound is seeing your name and date of birth on the screen with your baby.  For me, it makes it that much more official! 


Emily Foley said...

So fun! You're so lucky that your first trimester is mostly tiredness. It can be so brutal. Not to say exhaustion isn't brutal, but adding in the constant throwing up makes it way worse. I love these posts!

Summer said...

Growing a person really takes it out of you! It's terrible because you're exhausted but you can't tell anyone why.