I’m a couple days late on this week’s update. As of Sunday, I was officially 5 weeks pregnant. Time seems to be going by quicker than last time in some ways, yet crawling by in other ways. I think all the house stuff we’ve been doing has been a welcome distraction and has made time go by faster, but the extra worry I’m feeling this time around has made time go by slower. I don’t think it’ll really feel real to me until we can get past the first ultrasound and hear the heartbeat. As much as I’m trying not to worry and to just enjoy this pregnancy, deep down I just keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Baby is about the size of an apple seed and resembles a tadpole. He/she is beginning to grow a heart, circulatory system and kidneys. The neural tube is also under construction this week, which will eventually become the brain and spinal cord.
Mama is super moody lately. I’ve gotten really cranky with D several times. Thankfully he seems to be pretty understanding about it and is the first to come over and give me a hug instead of fighting back when I snap at him. Other than the moodiness, I’m just really queasy often and have had intermittent headaches. Feels a lot like a hangover, actually — you know, if hangovers lasted weeks on end. Still peeing a lot, and the boobs have gotten extra sore just in the last few days. I have completely kicked my coffee habit, which I’m really proud of, and I’ve been eating pretty healthily lately. I’m craving fruit (especially peaches), but chocolate and other sugary sweet stuff doesn’t sound good to me.
We told my parents and my brother and sister-in-law this weekend, which was exciting. They were all really excited and asked a lot of questions, which made it feel more real. We had D’s mom, sister and brother-in-law over yesterday to see the new house, but D isn’t ready to tell them yet, so we didn’t. I didn’t have a beer when everyone else did, and was the only one who didn’t drink coffee either, but either no one noticed or they just decided not to say anything. We went to a friend’s BBQ on Sunday night and I made a little more of an effort to fake drinking since the people there definitely would have noticed. I just carried around a beer the whole evening but didn’t drink it – seemed to do the trick just fine, but I was so thirsty by the end of the night! Looking forward to just being out with people, but that won’t happen until after our 12 week appointment.