Week 6 Update

We told Geoff’s grandparents the big news on Saturday, and they were so excited! We had brought over some sparkling apple juice (organic), and I think they were a little suspicious of why it wasn’t champagne. When Geoff made the announcement they both jumped out of their chairs and gave us big hugs.

Since then I feel like I’ve pretty much gotten over the initial shock from when we found out and the excitement of telling our families, and now I feel like I’m just waiting for something to happen. Waiting to tell our friends, waiting to tell people at work, waiting for our next appointment… I’m also not having very many pregnancy symptoms (no morning sickness, minor nausea, I’m pretty sure the only reason I’m tired is because I can’t have caffeine, etc.) so I don’t feel very pregnant. I almost feel like I’m just changing my diet and lifestyle, not pregnant at all, and that freaks me out a little. The only symptom I really have is that my boobs are sore. And they are totally getting bigger. So I guess that’s a good sign, and I should count myself lucky that I’m not experience morning sickness (yet)!

I do have an appointment scheduled with my new doctor on Friday, so at least I’ll get some reassurance then. I also think that I will get scheduled for my first ultrasound then! However, I’m told that will not happen at my doctor’s office, and that I will need to go to another location to Radiology to have that done. Do you guys know if that is fairly common? Or is that weird?

This week according to What to Expect:

Your Baby in Week 6 of Pregnancy

You might be coping with full-blown pregnancy symptoms (sorry), but there’s plenty of good news too. Your baby’s jaw, cheeks, chin, eyes, ears, and nose are beginning to form what will eventually become one adorable face. In addition, her kidneys, liver, and lungs are developing, and her heart is now beating 80 times a minute (and getting faster every day). All this and she’s still no bigger than the length of a nail head (about a quarter of an inch) from crown to rump!

Your Body in Week 6 of Pregnancy

Your body may not yet have changed on the outside, but there’s a lot happening on the inside. For one thing, the pregnancy hormone hCG is causing an increase of blood flow to your pelvic area, and your kidneys are becoming more efficient at ridding your body of waste; add to that the fact that your growing uterus is beginning to push down on your bladder and you’ve got a perfect (pee) storm. What else is going on in there? Bloating, queasiness, and cravings (or food aversions).

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