Well, I can't get this picture to rotate. I took it with my phone...so, there you have it.
I just couldn't stand it that the word "pregnant" disappeared about 24 hours after it appeared! That's just so sad. So, I had to have another one.... as indicated, "just to make sure."
Every Tuesday I should be one week further along, so as of 9/25, I should be considered 5 weeks.
How am I feeling?
Well, I was feeling super excited and unable to sleep.
Apparently, I only had to mention that at the dr's office to change things. I suddenly can hardly stay awake. One night, I slept for 12 hours, got up, started my day, took a 1.5 hour nap, and I was asleep the next night well before the night news came on.
For the past few days, I've been scheduling life around my napping.
Other symptoms: I was nauseated all day on Saturday.
Even still, certain smells just....ugh. And looking at uncooked meat in packages---yuck.
Sometimes I have to just make myself eat and drink.
Other times, it's like I've opened the door to a bottomless pit.
Mostly, I'm craving good stuff! (Mostly)
...but sometimes, I want fries from Five Guys, and I want to put hamburger dill slices on top of them. YUM! And, this isn't a far cry from what I usually like, because I like hamburger dills atop Tostitos on a normal non-pregnant day!
So, for the most part, I'm tired all the time.
I'm either eating a lot, or very little.
I worry that I'm not drinking enough water.
So, I either force myself to drink water, or I find myself suddenly thirsty and I guzzle water like I've just traversed a desert.
I get tired doing the easiest, most normal stuff.
I've had some cramping. I am attributing this to implantation. I'm still on the estrogen patches and progesterone 2x/day. So, in the back of my mind when the cramping feels like period-cramps, I think "oh, gosh, what if I body is trying to miscarry and I'm just on so much medicine that I'm somehow just prolonging the inevitable?" Isn't that a sick and twisted way to think? It's awful. I am aware of it, and I just try to remind myself that I should think positive thoughts and not think that way! And, I think back to when I was pregnant with Gage. I had never experienced a pregnancy loss, and I just believed everything was great, was going to be great, and would always be great.
Now, while I am very excited, I have those other thoughts creep in and I know why...
But overall, I'm very excited.
So that's my update.... we are just waiting for our first ultrasound. For whatever reason, I think that first ultrasound will ease a lot of my fears. I think I will just feel so much better after that.... It really can't come soon enough!