The Pregnancy Diaries: 6 weeks

Our baby’s heart is beating! According to my books, we should be able to see the heartbeat on an ultrasound by now but we won’t be able to hear it yet. Our first appointment is in 13 days and I can barely wait! Today I’m 6w2d and I’m still virtually symptom-free. Some days I wish I had more symptoms because sometimes I feel worried about being symptom-free but I try to be grateful that I’ve had it so easy so far. Of course, it’s still really early on! I’ve heard that for the majority of pregnancy women, morning sickness starts by week 6. Yesterday I woke up feeling HORRIBLE! But I had been up all night with a sore throat so that could have contributed. I put on my sea bands which I bought a few weeks ago in preparation for morning sickness. I was nauseous a lot of the day but since I had a sore throat and a headache I wasn’t sure if it was morning sickness or just part of the cold. Well, this morning I woke up feeling just fine! So I guess it was a false alarm. No morning sickness yet. I have noticed that if I get even a little bit hungry I start to feel sick but I’ve always been that way. I can’t go too long without food or else I get lightheaded, dizzy, nauseous. It seems to hit more often now than it used to but as soon as I put a few cheerios into my stomach I’m ok. If that’s morning sickness, I’ll take it! I imagined much worse. But I still am thinking it’ll hit me sometime before week 8. We’ll see! I had lower back cramps on and off from the day before I found out I was pregnant until the end of week 5 but I haven’t had any in 4-5 days. I’m a little bloated and my breasts are definitely growing!...but besides those little minor symptoms I feel totally normal. OH DUH!...I forgot the most annoying symptom! A symptom I actually have! Peeing ALL the time! I had to use the bathroom 5 times at work! Normally I use it once. So far today I’ve used the bathroom 8 times total and it’s only 6:30pm! Here’s an early pregnancy tip: don’t wear an undershirt tucked in because it is REALLY annoying to tuck it back in 8 times in one day! I’ll try to not make that mistake again.
A little less than 4 weeks until we can finally spill the beans! family, at least. I think I’m more excited for this Christmas than I’ve ever been even though it will be our first Christmas away from home. I’m just so excited to finally spread the baby news!
I’ll update again when something more interesting is happening…
Here are some interesting facts about our little embryo!
His/Her nervous system and all major body organs – heart, kidneys, liver, and lungs – are beginning to form!
His/Her facial features (jaw, cheeks, chin, nose, eyes) are beginning to develop!
His/Her heartbeat is beating about 80 times per minute and getting faster every day!
PS Our baby is about the size of a pumpkin seed!

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