Weekly Pregnancy Updates: 5-14 Weeks!

Thanks for all the sweet comments yesterday.  It really means a lot to me to share the news.  I know these can be kind of boring, but here are my notes from the first trimester.  

I did these updates throughout the beginning of my pregnancy, and I'm really happy that I was able to record a few things.  I feel that you're so exhausted during the first trimester, so everything seems like it is a bit of a struggle.  I'm glad that at least these updates are somewhat organized so I can remember a few things! 

How Far Along? 5 weeks

Size of Baby: Sesame Seed

Nursery:  We're so excited about everything and one of the first things that the husband mentioned was that maybe we need to find a new apartment.  We've been thinking about it though, and we think that we can stay in our current place. I'm excited about the challenge!

Symptoms:  None really.  I'm so excited that it's hard to concentrate.

Cravings:  Nothing unusual, just my sweet tooth!

What I Miss: Caffeine.  Just one cup of coffee might help me get through the day a bit better.

Best Moment This Week: I found out on Tuesday night and was beside myself with joy.  The husband was traveling on a business trip, so with the time difference he wasn't able to call me until 5:45am in the US on Wednesday.  I thought it would be bittersweet to tell him when he was so far away, but we are elated! Our phone conversations are pretty scattered, because we seem to be trying to think about everything at once.

On Thursday night, I Skyped with my sister and told her the news, since she would be traveling this weekend when the husband came back home.  It was so exciting to tell her.  On Saturday, we called my parents, the husband's parents and my brother and sister-in-law.  Everyone is so happy for us. 

Looking Forward To:  Our first doctor's appointment!

How Far Along? 6 weeks

Size of Baby: Lentil

Nursery:  We are pretty set on staying in our apartment.  I've been thinking about some of the things that my parents might be willing to store (aka Christmas supplies and golf clubs).  I'm also trying to go through some of our belongings and declutter.  I spent a lot of time over the weekend on Pinterest just dreaming and planning.

Symptoms: I am tired, but no morning sickness yet, which makes me nervous.  It all seems so surreal. 

Cravings:  I'm trying to focus on eating healthier now.  I can't believe that you have to eat 70 grams of protein! I did have mac and cheese for dinner one night, because that is the only thing that sounded good. Valentine's Day weekend was also a bit of a nutritional disaster.

What I Miss: Caffeine, but I think I would be tired anyways.

Best Moment This Week: My parents came up to visit, because they are so excited.  We are already starting to think about names and what we will need for our little one to be.  I'm relieved to have made it to the six week mark.

Looking Forward To:  The first doctor's appointment!  I still feel like this is all a dream, and I will feel so much better once everything is confirmed. I also want to do some weekly bump photos, but I haven't had enough energy to figure out something cute.
Valentine's Day cupcakes!
 How Far Along? 7 weeks

Size of Baby: Blueberry

Nursery:Still pinning lots of things and trying to gather ideas.

Symptoms:  Still feel really good except I am tired!

Cravings: Last week I tried to eat a lot of quinoa, but it was a bit of a disaster, in that it was the last thing ever I wanted to consume.  This week I made some veggie chilli, and it has hit the spot, plus reassured me about hitting my protein needs.  It seems that every week I have some new nutritional aspect that I obsess over.  The first week I felt guilty about the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, then I worried about protein, and now I am preoccupied by iron.  Even if you eat an entire container of spinach (which took me three days), it is only 15% of your daily requirements.

What I Miss: Caffeine, but I've just been adjusting by getting a decent amount of sleep every night.

Best Moment This Week: The doctor's appointment!  Everything was confirmed and it is starting to feel more real.

Looking Forward To:The end of the first trimester so we can share the news!

How Far Along? 8 weeks

Size of Baby:A blueberry!

Nursery: Still thinking about staying in our apartment and happily pinning images.

Symptoms: Definitely tired.  It's all I can do to get through work and finish my work for class.  We had a snow day and I didn't do too much; I was exhausted.

Sleep:  Still good. I think I'm becoming more of a morning person.

Cravings:Sugar and Chick Fila

What I Miss:Not much, I'm just so happy that everything is going well so far.

Best Moment This Week: On Friday night the husband and I talked about the pregnancy announcement. 

Looking Forward To: The next doctor's appointment and the end of the first trimester!

How Far Along? 9 weeks

Size of Baby:A grape!

Nursery: Still just thinking about it!

Symptoms:  Just tired, but so far I've been so lucky.

Sleep:  Definitely making sure I get eight hours.

Cravings: Jelly beans, but I think that is just me around Easter time.

What I Miss: I could really go for a cup of coffee in the afternoon.

Best Moment This Week:The husband designed the pregnancy announcement, and it meant so much to me that he did it.

Looking Forward To:  Sharing the news with everyone!
How Far Along? 10 weeks

Size of Baby:A kumquat.

Nursery: Thinking that if we have a boy, I'd like to do a nautical theme and if it is a girl do soft pink and gray to match with our bedroom.

Symptoms:  Just tired

Sleep:  Definitely making sure I get eight hours and then some.

Cravings: Sugar and I also seem really thirsty all the time.

What I Miss: Caffeine, but I really can't complain.

Best Moment This Week:I visited my parents over the weekend and it really is nice to be able to talk with them about the baby.  When I came home, I was pretty tired and the husband had tidied up the apartment and bought fresh flowers.  It really meant so much to me.

Looking Forward To: Sharing the news; just two weeks to go!

How Far Along? 11 weeks

Size of Baby:A Brussels sprout!

Nursery: I still really don't have very clear ideas, which is kind of unusual for me.  I think once we know the gender, I will really start in earnest.

Symptoms:  Still tired, but I think it is the lack of caffeine. 

Sleep:  Definitely making sure I get eight hours.

Cravings: None right now.

What I Miss:  I think things are going pretty well!

Best Moment This Week: I had my doctor's appointment on Friday, and I got to see the baby in more detail.  As the husband says, it's really starting to look like a baby!  During the ultrasound, you could also see the little feet.  It's definitely starting to feel more real!

Looking Forward To:Sharing the big news!


Elle Sees said...

congrats! this is wonderful news! sending you hugs from GA and October babies are the BEST! ;)

MCW said...

I love the kumquat! Everyone uses that one (assuming it's what an app gives you or something) and yet, I don't think anyone knows what it is. ha.
Again, congrats!