Friday, September 26, 2008

Yikes, It's an Alien Baby

That is what I think when I see my little ticker in the upper right hand corner. It's looking a little alien like right now. Right now all the books and websites say that Baby Barber is the size of a lentil or grain of rice. How cute! My little alien grain of rice.

Not much to report thus far. Overall, I am actually feeling pretty good much of the time. I had an appointment last week where I met with the nurse who asked silly questions, took what must have been 10 vials of blood and peed in a cup. Not very exciting stuff. But I scheduled my first ultrasound that will be a week from Monday at 8 weeks. Can't wait to see a picture of what is in there.

6 weeks 4 days

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ugh... Bloat!

At this point, I just look fat, not pregnant. The bloat is crazy and is making this already slightly plus sized body look fatter. I'm only 5 weeks and a couple days, so there's no way I can blame this on baby belly yet. It's just ugly.

On to other things, I generally feel good. The bit of nausea I had the other day really hasn't reared it's ugly head again. As long as I eat regularly, then I feel ok. Though my super-human sense of smell has provoked a gag reflex for certain smells of certain foods (like Mr H2O's dinner the other night).

Oh, and I don't know if this is some stereotypical pregnancy thing, but I LOVE pickles. They are sooooooo good. I gag at the thought of having them with ice cream though. I just like them by themselves.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Horray for 5 Weeks

Today I am 5 weeks pregnant. Just one week closer to the end. I feel better and more excited as each week progresses without issue or complications. Though it seems like time is ticking by so slowly. I'm sure I'll look back thinking differently about my concept of time passing.

Nausea crept up on me today. It was one of those, I'm getting kind-of hungry and I better eat something or I'll be sick... but even after I eat the nausea still lingers. Oh well. It's another good sign that things are going the way they are supposed to.

And for fun, my baby is the size of an apple seed! here's what the Nest (er, the "Bump" now I guess) says about our baby's progress this week:
Your embryo (looking kind of like a tadpole) is starting to form major organs (heart, kidney, liver, stomach) and systems (nervous, circulatory, digestive). Baby's presence in your uterus triggers production of hCG (the hormone detected by pregnancy tests)... which triggers production of other hormones like estrogen and progesterone... which trigger all those great symptoms you've probably been noticing!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Speaking of Fortunes...

My last post I talked about my fortune from my fortune cookie the other day. Well I forgot to mention the fortune I received a week ago, the day before my bfp.

Check this out.

I thought is was a good sign then. Guess I was right. :)

How Am I Feeling?

So is there anything new? Do I feel any different. Well it's still early yet but I have a few symptoms of note.
  1. My boobs hurt like hell. I've had the PMS breast tenderness before, but this is a whole new level of tenderness. They hurt from being in the stream of the shower. And I can't tell if a sports bra helps or hurts. Jury is still out.
  2. I have to pee a lot. That is apparently the standard MO for being pg. Though I'm also drinking a lot of water which is what I'm supposed to do. So that's probably why I'm peeing a lot too.
  3. I'm totally boated. I feel like a balloon of air and a balloon of water have blown up in my abdomen. And so far, since it's early, it just makes me look and feel fat. Thank goodness for my stretchy workout pants.
I'm not really complaining about any of the above. They are all signs that the right things are going on in there so I'm content for the symptoms to continue if that means I'm growing a healthy baby.

Besides, read what my fortune said the other day: "Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians." To me it means, that this is out of my hands and in God's hands. So be patient and let nature take it's course.

4 weeks 4 days

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Oh the Irony!

How ironic is it that I bought a Clearblue Easy Fertility monitor I intended to "use the next cycle" and then I get pregnant before I get to use it? Yeah, that's a little crazy. Maybe it's God's/the universe's way of answering my prayers or intentions.

Those CBEFM's are expensive, they can go for $200. But I got this one on ebay, for like $70. I'm not going to complain too much. Really this BFP outcome is a much better one than having to actually use that thing.

Oh and yes, I'm still pg. I've had this compulsion to pee on sticks, and the lines are getting darker, so that's a good sign. Scheuled 1st appointment for next Thursday, 9/18. I'll be 5 weeks 3 days by then. Yay!

4weeks 1day

Saturday, September 6, 2008

I Have a Secret

So I have a secret that I discovered this morning.

Do you see a 2nd line here?

Well how about this??

So yeah, it's a BFP! It looks like my body and our schedule was able to get it's act together and we are PREGNANT!!!

Today I am 11dpo and I really have no idea what even possessed me to even test this morning. I just got up and decided, what the heck, I'll test with one of my internet cheapie tests. I was totally expecting nothing.

To my absolute shock and surprise, a faint line started to show up. I didn't have my glasses on nor my contacts in, so at first I thought I was seeing things. Put my contacts in, looked again, and yep, there's a faint line. NO WAY!!

Still in disbelief, I went digging through my bathroom cabinet that had some digital hpt's that I had been saving for such occasion. And yes, I saved my cup of pee from the fmu, so I was good to go. I process the test, and wait... As evident above, it said "Pregnant".

I woke up Mr. H2O this gently asking if he had his glasses nearby and if he could see if he can see what I am seeing. He asks what it's about. I say, well it's a hpt and I'm wondering if I'm seeing things, or if there is really a second line. He gives me an eye roll (because he knows it's a little early), takes a look and says, "well I guess there is a faint line there"... then I hand him the digital.

So I am quite excited, and over the moon. I'm not sure if it's quite sunk in for me yet, and I'm pretty sure it hasn't sunk in for the Mr. either.

According to my due date forecaster, our first baby is due to arrive May 19. So now this new journey begins. Stick baby, STICK!