Tuesday, June 7, 2011

7 weeks, and 32 weeks to Go!

Before you even THINK about, "I see pregnancy belly," no you aren't seeing anything!  It's either just general bloating, bad camera angle, or a food baby- or actually maybe even all three. I'm going to start taking some abdominal pictures every 2-3 weeks or so, same outfit and same angles.  It'd be kind of nice to see this progression!
Oh let's see...week 7.  How was it this week?
  • I found out my shitty sleeps were due to my putting my head pillowcase on the wrong pillow.  Yes, only one pillow is designated for my head or my whole entire sleeping process will be a disaster!  So now, i'm having satiating sleeps again
  • My body is ready for a nap after any most activities that involve exertion (but I don't have generalized fatigue).  We went for walk around Trout Lake yesterday, we sat down and watched the crazy, noisy dogs at the dog park and I was falling asleep just sitting on the bench! LOL!
  • My body is ready for sleep by 11:30pm (like passed out), and will be waking up by 9:00am almost religiously
  • heightened sense of smell.  Gene bought berry flavoured gum, and I can smell it at greater than 7ft away, everyday, until it was done!
  • When i'm hungry, I feel like throwing up
  • When i'm hungry, my symptoms are system wide- thinking about food, stomach is growling big time, sense of urgency to eat etc.  However, it takes me a while to feel full, which I really need to watch or I can just be wolfing down so much food than I can handle
  • If I eat too much or too fast, I feel like i'm going to throw up
  • my nipples are so damn sensitive, UGH!  Like even the shower pressure hurts!
  • my boobs feel the most dense when I wake up in the morning
  • my generalized flexibility feels more "frozen" than usual.  Like easy stretches before feel kind of like I haven't stretched in a long time, I guess "tight" is the word?
  • continue to have random gagging moments especially with smells I don't like.  In particular, a musty-pine-armpits type of smell (there's an unidentified shrub near RONA that makes me gag)
  • I also pick up body odor easily, and that makes me gag.  Sometimes I think about what I would say to the bus driver when that moment comes when i'm about to have projectile emesis and he/she needs to stop the bus NOW
  • i'm pretty lucky that I don't have that crazy morning sickness people talk about! I just randomly gag! LOL
  • i'm actively thinking and doing some Kegel exercises
  • Water just goes right through me!  For those that know me, I drink a lot of water, I love cold tap water (via Brita filter), and less than 30 minutes into drinking a big mug i'm heading straight for the bathroom.

What does BabyCenter say?

How your baby's growing:

The big news this week: Hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs — although they look more like paddles at this point than the tiny, pudgy extremities you're daydreaming about holding and tickling. Technically, your baby is still considered an embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of her tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks, but that's the only thing getting smaller. Your baby has doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long, about the size of a blueberry.
If you could see inside your womb, you'd spot eyelid folds partially covering her peepers, which already have some color, as well as the tip of her nose and tiny veins beneath parchment-thin skin. Both hemispheres of your baby's brain are growing, and her liver is churning out red blood cells until her bone marrow forms and takes over this role. She also has an appendix and a pancreas, which will eventually produce the hormone insulin to aid in digestion. A loop in your baby's growing intestines is bulging into her umbilical cord, which now has distinct blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from her tiny body.

How your life's changing:

Your uterus has doubled in size in the past five weeks, and eating may feel like a chore — or worse — thanks to morning sickness, which by now may be in full swing. (If you're feeling fine, don't worry — you're lucky!)
You may need to pee more than usual, too, thanks to your increasing blood volume and the extra fluid being processed through your kidneys. (By now, you already have about 10 percent more blood than you did before you were pregnant. And by the end of your pregnancy, you'll have 40 to 45 percent more blood running through your veins to meet the demands of your full-term baby.) As your uterus grows, pressure on your bladder will send you to the bathroom as well.
About half of the women who feel nauseated during the first trimester will find complete relief by about 14 weeks. For most of the rest, it'll take another month or so for the queasiness to ease up. It's unlikely, though, that the need to pee more than usual will ease up. In fact, research shows that both the frequency and volume of urine tends to increase over the course of pregnancy

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  1. Blueberry-sized!
    Those look like nice abs to me. :) Totally forgot that you got a bellybutton ring/stud.


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