First, can I just say that pregnancy is not at all what I expected. I'm not sure what my expectations looked like, but no matter how much you think you know, you just don't. Some things are better than I imagined and other things I just wasn't prepared for. But, in the end, it is all worth it. :)
One thing is for sure - I'm not as sick as I had always imagined. In those first few weeks after finding out we were expecting, it concerned me. I thought if I wasn't puking every moment of the day then something wasn't right. Now I'm just thankful that my gag reflex doesn't kick in at every meal and that puking has kept itself to a minimum.
Apparently being congested is a pregnancy thing!?! No one tells you that! haha. But now I did. So if you haven't gotten to experience this yet - good luck. Not only are you nauseous and exhausted - but you won't be able to breath either! ;)
And your brain just doesn't work. Yes, I've heard of pregnancy brain. But, I thought that kicked in after your first trimester. And it also has affected me in ways I couldn't foresee. It isn't so much that I forget things (though I do) - I just can't seem to function the way I should. My thoughts don't work together well, my body doesn't always listen to what my brain is telling it to do, and I am very easily overwhelmed and frustrated.
Anyways, now for my weekly questionnaire and bump picture:
Definitely not my favorite photos but if you look really close, you can see my tiny little baby bump! :) I tried doing a comparison with my 6 week pic but I think with the factor of my weight loss, they both look about the same. :(
This week, baby is the size of a: Large plum. Last week it was a lime. That was more fun. ;)
Next appointment: Tomorrow!! After the hassle of my last appointment (directly after my ER visit), we finally got into the new OB practice and my first appointment is tomorrow! After a bad experience, we are going to toture the poor doctor with questions. lol.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've lost 7 pounds! For the first time in my life, (well, actually the 2nd, but that story is for another day), I want to gain weight and I just can't! I haven't been horribly sick but my appetite is lacking and I do have a hard time finishing meals on occasion. However, thyroid issues run in the family, so we are making sure to ask the doc what he thinks tomorrow.
Exercise: Ha! What is that?? I've really got to get into a routine. But I am pretty active at work and around the house - and even that much is difficult right now. Hopefully with nicer weather it will be a bit easier...
Maternity Clothes: Not yet. I purchased a swim suit on Zulily because it was super cute and on sale. But I won't need it for awhile... Jeans are a bit uncomfy but they still fit just fine.
Sleep: Depends on the day. But the past few days have meant a couple of solid hours and then tossing and turning because I can't get comfortable. And I don't even have much of a belly yet!?!
Food cravings/aversions: Haven't really had any cravings. And aversions - well, that just depends on the day.
Movement: Every time anything happens in my abdomen I wonder if our Little Sprout is doing somersaults but I don't think I've felt anything yet...still too early.
What I miss: My It Works! Greens - they give me energy and help my stomach feel better - both of which I really need right now. But there is one ingredient that could cause contractions and that isn't something I want to risk right now. And I miss sushi. A lot.
What I'm loving: My belly seems a little bigger every day! Its neat to actually have a little bit of a bump. It makes it all feel a little bit more real.
What I'm looking forward to: Our first official ultrasound. I've only had one done in the ER. Hubby wasn't allowed to be with me and I wasn't allowed to see the screen. I heard the heartbeat for about 5 seconds, but that was it. I'm so anxious to see our Sprout! And for Hubby to experience it with me. Hoping we can get this scheduled at our appointment tomorrow.
Best moment this week: Showing off my barely-there bump! :)
Milestones: Not to sound redundant...but...my bump!
Goals: Hmmmm. I'm guessing a lot of my goals during this pregnancy are going to be house related since we want to have quite a bit done before Sprout decides to join us. So, that being said, I want to get the floor in the bathroom sanded this week so that Hubby can seal it next weekend! And I should probably try to gain some weight...