I’m going to try to write a regular weekly “pregnancy update post” like this, so I can better organize my thoughts. I also want to write other types of posts, but I’m not quite sure what to write about! Is there something you’d like to see? Like what it’s like to be a pregnant infertile, pregnancy after loss, or things I tried that may have contributed to my BFP? Would you like to know more about RPL testing, immune testing & treatment, or Dr. Kwak-Kim? Or anything else? I don’t want to bombard everyone constantly with preggo posts, but it means so much to me to be able to share all this with everyone. As always, I’m here for you – so feel free to email me with any questions or if you want to talk. Baby4Lisa(at)gmail(dot)com.
How far along: 9 weeks, 1 day!
Baby size: An olive! Baby is now a fetus, not an embryo anymore!
Symptoms: I still feel great! I must be one of the “lucky” ones, but I didn’t want to be. I wanted more symptoms! 😉 I guess the fatigue has been the most noticeable symptom so far, but it isn’t that bad and it’s not constant. I definitely have to go to bed early and take naps on the weekends. I’ve noticed a feeling of pressure on my bladder that makes me have to pee more frequently. It’s a different feeling than I had before. I know it will get worse, but that’s okay. I have not had morning sickness, but I do get shaky before I eat breakfast. I have to eat pretty much constantly throughout the day, or I don’t feel “right”. I’ve been taking lots of healthy snacks to work with me. The past couple days, my appetite has been HUGE! I don’t just HAVE to eat, I WANT to eat – everything in sight!
Food Cravings: I think I’ve eaten Ramen noodles every single day since I got pregnant. LOL. I’m still craving salty/spicy food, but it doesn’t feel like a strong craving anymore. It’s more like nothing else sounds good, so I’ll just eat that. Strong flavor tastes better to me. However, I have just recently started eating things I wouldn’t eat previously. I did have an aversion to meat and sweets for the first few weeks of pregnancy, but I will eat a little bit of those now. I think it’s because my appetite is stronger again. I’m going to take advantage of that and try to eat more diverse and healthy foods.
Emotions: I have been referring to last week as “cry baby week”. I cried at work, I felt on the verge of tears most of the time, I was easily offended, and I just felt fragile. LOL. I keep feeling like I’m forgetting things and screwing things up. Sometimes I cry over nothing. I’ve been okay the past couple days, but it is an adjustment to have so many emotions and hormones running through me. I’m able to laugh at myself though. 🙂 Other than that, I’m soooo happy!
Weight: I don’t mind gaining weight at all, but I have not gained any yet. I lost a lot in the months leading up to getting my BFP, so maybe my body has kind of stalled out. I’m not losing anymore, so that’s good.
Something I’ve done to prepare for baby’s arrival: Nothing yet, but we are going to do some organizing projects around the house soon. We have a big closet downstairs that we use for storage that desperately needs cleaned out, things thrown away or donated, and re-vamped. After that, I’d like to get the 2nd bedroom organized and cleared out, as well as our bedroom because we will be moving more stuff there. I’ve had a major urge to get everything cleaned and organized the past couple weeks. Oh, and I bought 2 pairs of maternity pants (jeans and khakis) and a maternity top. 🙂 I haven’t worn them yet though.
What I am most excited about: Everything! Oh my gosh, I’m excited every single day! I’m excited to be pregnant, for another week, for another milestone, for the present moment, and for all things to come. I’m so grateful!