5 weeks 5 days

Today was my first ultrasound since I got pregnant. I was HOPING we could see a clearly formed embryo and hear a heartbeat, but we were just a little too early for that, sadly. At five weeks and change, the baby is about a millimeter long. That’s incredibly tiny and hard to see with even the best ultrasound equipment, so I shouldn’t feel discouraged that I couldn’t see much. Heck, the baby is supposed to be the size of a sesame seed about now, so that’s understandable I suppose.

sesame seed

What I DID get to see did make me feel better- BeBe Hottinger implanted in my uterus, which ruled out an ectopic pregnancy. This is common in IUIs I think (this is where the embryo implants anywhere other than the uterine wall, like the fallopian tube or down on the cervix or even IN an ovary), so I was a little worried about it. Ends up, Dr. P was too, which is why he had me come in so early to get checked out. He didn’t tell me b/c he didn’t want to worry me…but of course I read too much and was already worried enough. Anyway, no worries on a ectopic pregnancy, so YAY!!!! And since we couldn’t see much, Dr. P is letting us come back next Tuesday afternoon. Currently, this bebe is making developmental leaps and bounds by the hour like a damned GENIUS CHILD….so by next week we should see much more. =)

For now, I’m taking bits and pieces from other prego-bloggers out there whom I follow (such as PrettyCuteOVaries) and am going to start a weekly update for you. Some of it will be TMI, I promise, but I want to keep track. Sooooooooooooo………

5 WEEK UPDATE:

How far along? 5 weeks 5 days

Total weight gain: -1.5 lbs {I’m not trying to lose weight at all right now…I’m chalking this up to eating more healthy since I found out I was preggers}

Maternity clothes? Not yet, but sometimes I feel like I could already use some pants, lol!  I am not one of those girls that gets a monthly bloat along with a period, so this bloating has my pants feeling tight already!

Stretch marks? Nope.  I already have some (on my boobs, since they grew overnight years ago), but no new ones yet.

Sleep: I have been exhausted for weeks, but unable to sleep much at night (like 4-5 hours at a time).  This week has actually been better so far and I’m sleeping 6-7 hours, finally.  Still exhausted.

Best moment this week: My first ultrasound today, although I was a little bummed we were too early to see/hear much.

Miss Anything? Diet Coke.  I KNOW I can have one a day if I want, but I went ahead and gave up all caffeine  a couple of weeks ago.  I’m sure I’ll have one when we are out late, but not yet.

Movement: Not yet….will probably be a while.

Food cravings: Gatorade and Chinese Food.  Random, I know.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Cigarette smoke.

Gender prediction: Who knows.

Labor Signs: No, thank you.

Symptoms: Fatigue, sore nips, bloat, occasional cramping, thirst and frequent urination.  I also have this one REALLY WEIRD and totally embarrassing thing that has been happening for the past couple of weeks.  I’ll wake up from a dead sleep and be having an orgasm.  You would think this was great, but right afterwards I have the most painful cramps (like laying in the fetal position crying for 20 minutes) and then I’m back and forth to the potty (#2) for several minutes.  It’s sooooo weird!  This has happened like 5 times in the past two weeks….and I’m telling you, this never happens.  I told the hubs last night and he told me to google it….and when I googled “1st trimester wake up to orgasm and then cramping” I found tons and tons of pregnant women who are also dealing with this.  How bizarre!  Guess this is one thing that can happen that people just don’t talk about?  Who knows.  I wouldn’t wish the cramping on my worst enemy.  Anyway, as long as I’m not bleeding and the pain goes away, the doc isn’t worried about it.

Belly Button in or out? In. I don’t see myself ever having an outty….

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty elated and happy most of the time!  I get tired and then grumpy at times, but I think I’m doing pretty good.

Looking forward to: Our ultrasound next Tuesday….

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One thought on “5 weeks 5 days

  1. Your pregnancy symptom about the orgasm is interesting and something I have never heard of. Good luck with your ultrasound next week!!!!!

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