Pregnancy update: Week 5

This past week has been trying to say the least. It had little to do with being pregnant and a whole lot more to do with life giving me lemons. But I won’t lie being a tad more emotional than normal along with the fatigue, meant that I probably did not deal as well as I could have.

That said though I got through it and baby and I are doing well. Baby has decided it doesn’t like red meat. This was made very apparent to me when having dinner with Hubby one night and the steak turned my stomach. To be fair I think it has a lot to do with having to have meat cooked well done when I’m normally a medium girl. It completely changed the taste. Yuck! And just thinking about it makes me queasy. Also baby doesn’t like bacon.

But beyond that we are both fine as long as I eat every two hours and get lots of sleep. Here’s what week 5 looks like

How far along? 5 weeks

Baby is the size of a: Sesame seed!

Total weight gain/measurements: I weighed myself on Friday morning because we went away for the weekend. I am now 56.6kg.

Maternity clothes: Nope not yet, just lots of layers and loose fitting stuff to hide the bloat

Stretch marks: No not yet, but I have already started with the stretchmark cream morning and evening. Especially on my boobs which seem much bigger this week

Best moment this week: Last week was a very hard one both on a personal and a work level. But I would have to say the best moment was chatting about the baby with family around the dinner table.

Miss anything? Still missing coffee and not having a near constant queasy feeling in my stomach. However if this is as bad as the nausea is going to get then I’m very grateful.

Movement: Nothing yet but I’m looking forward to it

Food cravings: No cravings yet. I still find I need to eat really often to keep the nausea at bay.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Red meat is definitely on the no-fly list right now. I can’t stomach it right now.

Gender: Nothing yet

Symptoms: The nausea is still a companion – some days are definitely better than others. Fatigue, sore boobs, bloating, the cramps still come and go but nowhere near as often as they used. I also get sharp stabbing headaches that come and go, but these also seem to be coming less and less often

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy. Although I will tell you that pregnancy rage is a very real and terrifying thing. It comes out of nowhere and packs a punch. I also seem to get moody for no reason then it goes away just as quickly. For the most part though I’m happy.

Looking forward to: Our appointment with the OB on the 30th.



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