Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Beginnings of Prego Journal: Weeks 5 & 6

Over the next few days I'll try to upload two weeks worth of journaling a day; enjoy! 
How far along: 5 Weeks
How big is baby:  Orange seed
Total weight gain: I weighed myself on Saturday and realized I had lost 4 pounds since finding out I was pregnant.  I’m guessing it was my switch in mindset from post-wedding freedom to taking care of another life.  I started eating healthier pretty much immediately after finding out (much thanks to Jason’s shopping trip which resulted in everything good to eat while pregnant being in our refrigerator). 
Maternity clothes: Still a ways off (hopefully).  But I did realize this week that I hadn’t spent any of the Northpark Gold I had received for Christmas; which would make nice spending money for when the time does come.
Sleep: Gosh I feel like I want to sleep all the time! But once I lay down I have the hardest time staying asleep.  I don’t know if it’s restlessness or worry, but I wake up a lot in the middle of the night.
Best moment of the week: I’ll have to go with telling my mom we are pregnant! I was in serious need of telling someone who had been prego before to make sure I was doing things right.  We tossed around a couple of ideas about how to tell her, but settled on using an episode of I Love Lucy to help us.  I am a huge fan of Lucy; I own most of the seasons of her show and religiously watched Nick at Nite when I was younger.  So, we put on the episode where Lucy tells Ricky she’s pregnant and played the “We’re Having a Baby” song.  Yes, same song mentioned in the post about finding out we were pregnant.  Unfortunately, my mom turned on the water right as we started playing the song…so we had to start over.  Jason captured it all on video (note the "Are you sure this is a good idea"...hahaha of course we do!):
But seriously, this week has felt so long.  I can’t believe it’s only been one week since we found out!  That day feels like ages ago.
Food cravings: I didn’t think I was having any, but looking back to before I knew I was pregnant, I suddenly wanted to eat all of Jason’s tortilla chips.  So I must be craving salt or corn.  Which is weird because I don’t typically like to eat a lot of salt.  This isn’t necessarily a craving but my favorite thing to eat right now is non fat plain Greek yogurt with strawberries and blueberries mixed in.  It’s delicious and makes such a wonderful and healthy desert.
Food aversions: I’m actually wanting a little more of this to start because I want to eat everything I see right now.  I might have some aversion to very tart items.  Jason bought raspberries, which I usually love, but for some reason they are a bit too strong in my Greek Yogurt.  Oh also, I’m having the hardest time finding any liquid I want to drink right now.  Usually I only drink water and tea, but right now I feel like our water tastes like dirt and you can see my note about tea below.  I was going to add crystal light to my water but it has aspartame, which could be potentially harmful so I’m at a bit of a loss. 
Symptoms: Very few.  Kind of like the food aversions, I’d like to start feeling more because it doesn’t seem real just yet.  I have had very mild nausea in the mornings until I get some oatmeal in my tummy.  I’ve also had some shortness of breath in activities which usually wouldn’t be all that difficult (see climbing stairs).  On that same line, I’ve been getting very faint whenever I stand up lately.   
Movement: Nope.  I’ve had some cramping, I’d assume because Iggy’s home is starting to build up. 
Gender: I wish we knew!  We are thinking boy right now, but for no real reason. 
What I’m looking forward to: First doctor’s appointment!  It won’t be until July third and I am dying to get this started.  I’ve taken three home pregnancy tests to make sure I’m still pregnant.  I’d love the reassurance of a doctor telling me it’s real.
What I miss: TEA!  I have read so many mixed reviews regarding tea during pregnancy that I’m scared to drink it until I talk to my doctor.
Next appt: July 3rd
Workout/Fitness: Like I mentioned above, I’ve been experiencing more shortness of breath and fatigue.  I went to the gym on Thursday and did a cardio circuit using a few of the machines.  Just a 45 minute workout had me breathing pretty hard.  I’ve also done one of my Jackie Warner videos a few times because it is low impact but still has good cardio and light weight training.  Since we haven’t told anyone yet, I’ve been shamelessly avoiding my running partner.  Poor guy…but I’m a little worried about running in the Texas heat right now, not to mention my stamina is just terrible.  He would seriously question my fitness level if I tried to run with him right now.  
EDD: I’ve calculated two dates.  The first is from the first day of my last cycle: February 16th 2013.  The second is from what us NFPers call peak day: February 24th.  We’ll see what day the doc gives us when that time comes!  
That’s all for now!  I’ll start picture/bump updates once we hit week 8 (the same week we go to see the doctor).  

How far along: 6 Weeks
How big is baby:  Our little sweet pea
Total weight gain: Still none.  Same size, but I feel kind of bloaty.   
Maternity clothes: Nope; even though I feel super bloated (see above), I’m still fitting into everything. 
Sleep:  It’s so-so.  I’ve been waking up a lot still.  As a result I feel tired most of the day, but for some reason continue to delay going to bed each night. 
Best moment of the week: Beginning our house hunt!  We have officially looked at our first seven houses with our amazing realtor, Cindy Robertson.  There are a couple that have some potential.  Overall it’s been very helpful to start seeing all the different options.  It’s fun to start imagining what the nursery will look like!  
Oh oh!  Also getting to see my girlfriends from college!  One of my bridesmaids is getting married in September and I threw her a couple’s wedding shower this weekend.  It was so wonderful to see everyone but so hard not to tell anyone our news! Incredibly hard…especially because they asked us about 100 times when we are going to start having kids and whether or not we’re pregnant…ummm no?  Jason had to slyly drink a glass of wine for me along with his beer in order to throw them off a bit.  For now, like most of our friends and family, our big news is that we’re starting the house hunt. 
And last; as I sit here writing this Jason is playing his new guitar and making up songs about our little “Iggy Fry” and it’s really cute
Food cravings: None.
Food aversions:  It comes and goes, usually if I take too long between meals, then nothing sounds good.  But other than that I’m okay with most foods.
Symptoms: Emotional! I almost started crying in my practicum class Tuesday night for the most ridiculous reason.  As if I wasn’t already emotional enough.
A little more frequent, mild cramping.      
Nausea but no sickness.  Typically if I force something into my belly when I’m feeling the nausea it will go away. 
Movement: Just lots of tummy grumblies.  If I didn’t know any better, I’d think I was back in my Sophomore year of college when I had some pretty pesky stomach issues. 
Gender:  I’ve been thinking of reasons why I would be excited to have a boy or a girl, that way no matter what Iggy is, I will be super excited! 
What I’m looking forward to:  Telling Jason’s mom!  She is coming to visit on the 29th and I can’t wait to let her know our news J
What I miss:  Having conversations with people without worrying about letting it slip.  Also, tea.
Next appt: July 3rd
Workout/Fitness: I ran 3 miles on Tuesday.  It was nice to go for an outside jog, but I think I’m going to have to stick to the treadmill from here on out.  Too many blogs/websites have said  that it’s a bad idea for pregnant women to run in the heat in the first trimester because it can start contractions…and we don’t want that.    I’ve done a few other work outs too, but mostly at home videos or impromptu workouts.   


  1. That was the first time I've seen the video of mom. I cried, shocker.

    1. haha it makes me cry too; but also laugh because she was so confused about what was going on!