6 weeks pregnant.

I can’t believe I’m already 6 weeks. In many ways I feel like time is going by faster this time. It also helps that we’re getting in for an ultrasound early — less than a week away now.

Baby: Still an embryo, baby is about the size of a sweet pea now and is starting to grow a nose, eyes, ears, chin and cheeks. S/he may even be wiggling his/her hands and feet by now! This is the week the heart will start beating and circulating blood — a huge milestone and one we hope to see at our appointment next week. I read that the risk of miscarriage goes down to about 3 percent once you’ve seen the heartbeat via ultrasound.

Mama: Still feeling pretty good compared to how I felt this time last pregnancy, though I did throw up this morning (well, I would have, if my stomach hadn’t been empty). I get random waves of nausea here and there, but brushing my teeth has been a chore. It makes me gag, then barf, and then I need to brush my teeth again after I barf. It’s a vicious cycle. Still really tired, but I’ve started taking the bus again, which helps with the evening fatigue, so at least I’m not driving drowsy. Feeling pretty gross and bloated and having a hard time finding something to wear each morning. The “blump” is real, and definitely seems to be worse this time around.

Cravings: Nothing, really.

Weight: gained 0.8 lbs. this week, but I’m still under my starting weight by 0.8 lbs.

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