I posted a status on my personal Facebook page recently that read, “Growing a human is hard.” The comments flowed in from many friends who are currently pregnant along with other women who have felt what I mean by this. One even mentioned that her doctor told her that it is like climbing a mountain every day. I 100% agree with this doctor!
I’m feeling it this week and I am revelling in it each and every day. Granted, I don’t necessarily like feeling like this but I know that it means everything is going well. My baby is healthy.
Today marks the end of week 6 and going into week 7. A milestone I have yet to surpass in my last three pregnancies.
This week was the start of what I am hoping will be weeks of hugging the toilet. It always sounds super strange to say this but it will ease my mind so much. With all three of my healthy pregnancies, this was normal for me and it was the start of my worry in my three losses when it didn’t happen. I know that each pregnancy is different but you know how you know your own body, well I do.
Nothing seems satisfying to me at all. I go from being extremely hungry and not knowing what to eat than eating and it not sitting right for the next few hours while it digests. Again, I’m not complaining!
I’m also very very tired still.
Cravings? A few have popped up. One was vinegar. Fries soaked with vinegar and I was able to curb that craving when we were at Splashdown. The other is a Wendy’s Frosty. This one has yet to be satisfied. Did you know there are no close Wendy’s in Brookswood! Boooo. I even YouTubed how to make one yourself at home but I didn’t have chocolate milk, condensed milk, cool whip or an ice cream maker. Dang it all! I digress.
I use the pregnancy app Ovia and they tell me that this week baby was the size of a blueberry. How crazy is that this life is as small as a blueberry and will continue to grow not only on the outside but so much is going on in the inside as well.
Cool fact, the umbilical cord was formed this week.
I’m not tracking my HCG anymore. Mostly because I’ve reached the point where I just need to start trusting God with the life of this precious one instead of trying to control things. Checking it twice a week will not change the outcome if things do not continue.
I was also on progesterone having to take it every 12 hours then lay down for an hour after I took it. Again, I gave this up to trust in the care of the Lord.
The bloat has taken over my body and nothing is fitting me. This is totally new to me because with the kids I didn’t buy any maternity clothes. I’m thinking this is going to change this time around. Any great maternity clothing suggestions, besides the obvious ones?
There you have it friends. I’m almost in tears right now finishing this off. I’ve made it to seven weeks! Praise God. Thank you all for your continued prayers for this baby of ours.
David has come up with a nickname for the baby, it’s Taco! Here’s taco and me in week 6.
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