Pregnancy – Week 7 Update
Written on February 12, 2018
Hello! Although I am only seven weeks pregnant, I feel like it’s been way longer since I’ve found out. When I think about the fact that it’s only been three weeks, I am astounded! I already can’t remember what it feels like to not be pregnant. I am getting so used to the fatigue, nausea, and overall soreness, that it is just becoming normal haha. Today our little buddy is the size of a blueberry!
If you missed the Week Six recap, you can check it out here. 🙂
Not much of a change from last week, although I am feeling more bloated than ever. When I went to my first prenatal appointment, I hadn’t weighed myself in months, but I was up about five pounds from what I remember my last weight being, so we’ll just go with that for my “starting weight.” But since that appointment I have stepped on the scale once and actually lost a few pounds. So who knows? All I do know is that I am anxious to have a baby bump for real, not just one that is there because I am bloated. 🙂
I am feeling all of the same symptoms as last week, except magnified. I have taken more naps lately than I think I have since I was a child, and it’s such an odd feeling to really have nothing sound good to eat. But those few things that do sound good to eat, are like imperative for me to get immediately. I may or may not be a little dramatic. 😉
Like I mentioned above, not much sounds good to me right now. The thought of raw vegetables still makes me gag, and I cannot stand the smell of just about anything cooking. Which is a real shame, because I used to love cooking. I’m still trying to cook as many homemade meals as I can, but they are definitely fewer and further between than before.
Over the weekend, the literal only thing that sounded good to me was these super spicy buffalo wings and fries from one of our favorite local restaurants, so Chris was a saint and went out and got it for us to have for dinner. Then the next day, I was so hungry that I was nauseous, so I got a Jimmy John’s vegetarian sub again. It is such an odd feeling to have actual cravings for something specific – I have never really experienced that before. Usually I can just push past “craving” something, but that certainly does not fly lately.
The current things I am eating and drinking over and over again are Ezekiel bread toast with peanut butter and jelly, saltine crackers, La Croix on crushed ice with lemon juice, orange juice (this is a random new one), and just about all fruit. When we were at the grocery store the other day, Combos sounded so good to me. Remember those?! I had them in like, third grade. Something about the totally fake cheddar cheese wrapped in pretzels sounded amazing, but I wouldn’t allow myself to get them. At least not yet….
I am still obsessed with Preggie pop drops. They are delicious and so good for getting rid of nausea and/or headaches quickly. I actually haven’t started using any other new products than those that I mentioned last week.
My fitness routine is still similar to what it was last week. Like I said, I am even more exhausted this week, so I have skipped a couple of days, but I am trying to remember how much better I feel when I am active. My days just go more smoothly when I get up and do some kind of movement first thing in the morning.
I am really enjoying giving myself the permission to not push myself as hard as I used to. I am exercising to be healthy and strong for myself and our baby – not to lose weight for maybe the first time in my life. It’s a good feeling to go to the gym because I want to, not because I feel like I have to.
We had our first prenatal appointment! I really had no clue what to expect. Chris was able to get the afternoon off of work to come with me, and I was so happy to have him there. Overall, it was a pretty simple appointment. They confirmed the pregnancy, asked me a bunch of questions about my medical history, did a quick exam, and answered a ton of my questions. I really like my doctor and am so thankful that she is so easy to talk to and relatable. It makes this all seem way less intimidating! After that I had to get a bunch of blood work done, and by the time we were leaving the office we had been there for almost three hours! I was beyond hungry, so Chris and I may or may not have stopped for pizza on our way home. Here’s a cheesy picture of us being all happy after our good appointment. Except Chris looks terrified for some reason. I swear, he’s not. 😉
Other than that, there isn’t too much that has changed since last week. I am so anxious for our first ultrasound next week and to announce our pregnancy to everyone. I am not really nervous at all, but I am definitely curious about so many things. My biggest question right now is when I will start showing! Although I know no one can really pinpoint that, I still want to know. I am obviously also wondering if it is a boy or a girl. We’ve got a while to go before we figure that one out though. 🙂