Monday, August 8, 2011

Pregnancy Weeks 4-9 Recap

Before I was pregnant, I was always a little bit nervous about what pregnancy would be like.  What symptoms would I have?  Would I be one of those people who were so miserable all throughout their first trimester? How would pregnancy treat me?  Well, I figured since I have kept this baby news secret for the first 9 weeks that I would do a little recapping of how things have been going so far!  Inquiring minds wanna know, right?!

So here we go…..

Week 4: When I saw that positive pregnancy test, I seriously couldn’t believe that it could be true because I felt anything but pregnant.  Sure I had a few things that seemed a bit abnormal, but overall nothing had really changed too much for me.  I pretty much felt like everything was the same as always.  There were a few things that tipped me off that made me think I might be pregnant.  I had some minor stomach cramps, which never ever happens, and then also my chest was a little bit swollen and sensitive.  (Sorry if that’s TMI!!)  The biggest surprise of week 4 wasn’t that I was feeling any certain way, but rather the fact that I was actually pregnant!!

Week 5: Pregnancy so far had been treating me great! I still had the same chest soreness, and mild tugging/pulling cramps, but beyond that everything was pretty much normal. Well, except for having to pee like every 5 minutes! Oh what a perk that is! That definitely wasn’t normal, but totally comes with the territory!

At 5 weeks I had my first Dr’s appointment and had a regular blast filling what seemed like endless vials of blood for testing.  Who knew pregnancy would have such great perks? LOL! My Dr scheduled me for my first ultrasound to find out exactly how far along we were, since I have such abnormal cycles.  It was torture knowing we had to wait 2 weeks from then to see our little baby!  

As far as food went, nothing really made me sick and there wasn’t really anything I craved.  I did have my first food aversion though, and it was definitely a strange one for me.  The husband was eating some Chinese food and the smell of it was so unappealing I had to cover my nose while he ate it.  Hysterical considering I am Chinese and ADORE Chinese food with a passion! Needless to say, I haven’t had any since being pregnant.

Week 6: Morning sickness? Not this girl!!!  Now I realize that some of you may hate me for this, and may even stop reading at this point out of shear anger.  I am sorry, but it just didn’t happen for me!! I seriously feel for those of you who have to go through that, but it just didn’t happen for me…thank God!!  The only times I ever felt slightly nauseated is in the middle of the night when my stomach is completely empty, or any other time when I have a completely empty stomach.  However, once I chow down it just goes away.  I find myself constantly munching and having to keep crackers on my night stand for a quick snack at 2 in the morning.

Another weird pregnancy thing I noticed going on was having a lot of saliva! Whoever would have thought that was pregnancy related? Not me!! I was totally grossed out by that and find the only solution was to have gum or some kind of candy to make it go away.  I almost feel like at times I was going to drool or something!

Week 7: The biggest highlight of week 7 was getting our ultrasound!! We had to wait until Friday for it and it was seriously the LONGEST week of my life.  I just wanted to see that little baby of ours! Once we got to the Dr’s office I was shaking because I was so nervous and excited about the whole thing.  I always thought I would be the type to cry when first seeing my baby on an ultrasound, considering I cry at nearly everything but the minute that I saw that little peanut I couldn’t stop smiling.  It was totally amazing to see our little baby with it's heart beating!! For me, in that moment I feel so in love with this tiny little baby that I saw on the screen.  I knew without a doubt that I could never love anyone else more than I do this baby.

Week 8:  Is it just me, or does anyone else need a nap? :) Yup, that's pretty much the hourly sentence I would repeat.  I could seriously take an hour or so long nap at any time. I'm just feeling so very tired.  Growing a baby is hard work! :) Besides being tired, I definitely felt bloated especially after eating.  I get hungry all the time, but can barely eat a big portion because I feel so full so fast!! Another lovely side affect of was getting breakouts seemingly everywhere.  But hey, I am not one to complain, if that's the only symptoms I'm getting then I am happy to take it! 

Week 9:  At week 9 I had my 2nd Dr's appointment.  I wasn't sure if we would be able to hear the heartbeat or not because usually you have to be 10 weeks along to hear it.  My Dr said he has been able to hear it at 8 weeks and wanted to try.  It took us a while but we did find it and it was strong and healthy.  It was so amazingly wonderful getting to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time.  I was so bummed that Scott wasn't able to make it to that appointment because I knew he would have loved being able to hear it.  I could have sat there all day long listening to it! 

So far this pregnancy has been an absolute blessing!!   I couldn't have asked for things to go any better than they have been going.  It has been so easy that sometimes I forget I am actually pregnant.  I will be doing weekly updates from here on out probably on Wednesdays since that's when my weeks change over.  I can't wait to share all the fun progress we are making with this little one!!

1 comment:

Eliza said...

Many congrats to you! I saw that you were following my blog so I had to come check you out too. I'm now your newest follower and excited to have another blogger with a due date so close to mine. I hope the best for you on this journey. It's amazing.

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