Week 6

Obviously, this is not a current post – I wrote this 7 weeks ago but still wanted to share.  I wish I could say I have more of them from before the announcement, but well, nope I don’t.  I’m planning to do a 13 week update and posting it tomorrow so I’ll just recap the last 7 weeks then.  In the meantime, enjoy…

Today I am 6 weeks pregnant.  Yikes, that’s the first time I’ve written it down and it’s a little crazy!

Around November, C and I decided we were just about ready to start a family.  Without going into detail we decided to stop preventing pregnancy and see what happened.  Well, in the middle of the night on Valentine’s I couldn’t sleep and decided to pee on that infamous stick.  It didn’t take long for those 2 pink lines to appear.  And let me just tell you the results didn’t exactly help me fall back asleep!  To make sure I ran out to the store before C woke up and bought another test, plus a gift for him.  The other test confirmed (this time with the word “pregnant”) and I was freaking out a little.  I had bought C the movie “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” so I wrapped it up with the positive pregnancy test and handed it over as his belated V-day gift.  He opened it, looked at the movie, looked at me with wide eyes and said “really?”  As I nodded yes he got this huge smile on his face.  I told him about the two positive tests and my projected due date.  We decided to celebrate by watching the movie, exciting kids aren’t we?

I wish I could said these last two weeks have been filled with joy and excitement.  They have been, but at the same time we’ve both been a bit nervous and anxious.  Coming from the medical field, I’ve seen too many miscarriages for my liking.  I’ve also seen more than a handful of ectopic pregnancies.  I couldn’t help but worry that every little twinge or cramp I felt was a sign of impending doom.  We had a heart-to-heart and decided that we would expect, hope and pray for the best and not spend time worrying about the what-ifs.  For the last two weeks its been a little surreal.  I know I’m pregnant but I don’t feel pregnant, which I suppose is a good thing.  Well, that all changed this week, and I’m definitely feeling the effects of all those hormones.  The worst of all?  The last 2 days I’ve been getting some pretty significant waves of nausea.  I feel fine in the morning but come around 2-3 I get super nauseous.  To the point that I couldn’t even stomach the thought of making dinner.  Thankfully I haven’t actually gotten sick, but I won’t be surprised if that comes soon.

At this point the baby is the size of a sweet pea, or only 0.25 inches – pretty tiny, no?  The heart is formed & beating and the eyes, cheeks, nose and chin are forming.  Hard to believe something that small can be developing so many things at this time.  And in just a week it will double in size.

I’ve been wanting to tell every soul I know about our news, but we’ve decided to wait and tell close family and friends until after our first doctor’s appointment the 2nd week of March.  At that time I’ll have an ultrasound, blood work and exam, plus I’ll meet my OB for the first time – hope I like her!