I promise not to become one of "those" pregnant women that overwhelm Facebook or the blogosphere with my experience as a preggo, BUT I do want to record and share some of this exciting time! It is strange to realize that so many of the pregnancy symptoms are actually true - not that I believed they didn't exist, it was just hard to imagine that I could all-of-a-sudden be completely disinterested in eating a salad! So, here's a quick overview of what the first two months of being pregnant has been like.
Weeks: I'm 9 1/2 now. We found out at 5 weeks.
Weight: 112. Down 5 lbs from my first appointment at 5 1/2 weeks.
Cravings: I wouldn't say I have any real cravings, but it seems like when I want something, I want it and I can't think of anything else. Some of these "cravings" have been: messy nachos from Taco Casa (when usually I get chicken tacos!!), coconut soup and crab angels from Surin, sausage biscuits, orange juice, bread, salty stuff, and Fruit Roll-Ups.
Aversions: At first, I was grossed out by everything except bread and rice. Beef is currently the only thing that I can't even think of eating, but I have had trouble with eggs, salad/lettuce, vegetables, fruit. Veggies & fruit were surprising to me - I LOVE some produce! But the weirdest thing that I haven't been interested in is CHOCOLATE! It doesn't gross me out, but... I'm just not interested in it!
Struggles: I am having a hard time taking my vitamins. I hate pills of any sort to begin with, so having to take ones with a nasty aftertaste is even worse. I'm trying to suck it up and do it for the baby but it is hard! Lately my appetite has been better, so I feel like I'm naturally getting in some important vitamins and nutrients, but I need to find a vitamin that works (maybe even just a chewable one would be better than nothing!).
Bump: No official baby bump yet, but I can definitely tell that some of my pants are fitting differently. I try to suck in, but it's not really going anywhere!
Symptoms: "Morning" sickness hit me right around 6 weeks and usually lasted ALL day. It has gradually gotten better, but I have been taking Zofran to help on the days when it's bad. Fatigue is also starting to set in - but usually a 20-30 minute nap helps! I've also been constipated... hey, I didn't say this was going to be a pretty post!! It actually hasn't caused me any pain or discomfort, but it's just annoying.
Gender: Blake and I both think it's a boy. Well, I think it's a girl but I have guessed wrong with the past 5 pregnant girls I've known, so... I'll go with boy.
The first few weeks went by SO quickly and now things are slowing down just a tad. I feel like I should be further along, but we're getting there! Next time I do a pregnancy post, I'll put up a belly picture. Right now I just feel like there's no point - my stomach looks like a pretty normal stomach, but I have a feeling it won't be long before there's a noticeable pooch!