June 14, 2012

four weeks


how far along:  4 weeks

size of babyaccording to the bump a poppy seed.  The baby is currently just a blastocyst.  A tiny ball of cells.  Crazy to think that itty bitty speck is going to turn into a baby.

weight gain:  0 pounds.  This week will be my starting point.  With Ryann I only gained 20 pounds (thank you giant long stretch of nausea...), so it would be nice to stay close to that.  But I'm also starting off 18 pounds lighter than I was when I got pregnant with Ryann.  So I wouldn't be surprised if I got closer to the 30 pound mark.

maternity clothes:  nope

symptoms:  fatigue, maybe?  Honestly I usually feel tired, and this past weekend I may have felt more tired than normal, but I'm going to have to chalk that up to lack of sleep.  So a whole lotta nothing.  Except a slight sensitivity to smells, maybe...

exercise:  Usually when I think of my weeks in terms of exercise, I go Monday-Sunday, but as far as the pregnancy is concerned I'll be going Thursday-Wednesday.  So this week I got in 4 workouts, a 3.5 mile run, a 6.5 mile run, a two mile walk + weights, and a 1.25 mile run (that would have been longer if the little miss hadn't decided she hates the gym now).  I hope to keep running throughout the first two trimesters, and we'll see during the third.  But I guess really we'll see how my body handles it this time around.  I know I'm healthier, but that doesn't mean a ton.

cravings/aversions:  nothing yet!  Last time around I couldn't stand chicken, and wanted to eat nothing but soup and onion rings.  Maybe this time around my body will do me a favor and crave salads...

movement:  nope.  I'm hoping I feel something earlier than 19-20 weeks this time around, but we shall see!

sleep:  fine other than the fact that I am staying up later than I should.  I was up in the middle of the night last night to pee, but I'm pretty sure that is because I chugged water before I went to bed.  Not a good plan.

gender:  Currently thinking boy, for no reason at all.  For the record I'd be happy with either.  I know I want to have a boy some day, but I'd love a sister for Ry.

looking forward to:  a doctor's appointment, or some sort of confirmation there is a baby in there! 

worries:  that this isn't really happening.  I keep thinking I'm going to wake up from a dream and I won't really be pregnant.  Or because we found out so early, that it will be a chemical pregnancy and I'll have my heart broken in a matter of days.

what's different this time:  I know I was pretty shocked when I found out I was pregnant with Ryann, but I think as soon as I saw the word 'pregnant' on the digital test I felt different.  I felt like I was pregnant, like I was protecting a little baby in there.  This time I can't even fathom the fact that we will have another child in roughly eight months.  I know I haven't given it a lot of time to sink in, and it will be a lot more real after the first couple doctor's appointments and more people know, but it just feels different.

milestones:  I'm pregnant!

best moment this week:  finding out that I am pregnant, of course.  Also, awkwardly telling my friend Sarah.  She was one of the few who knew we were trying for baby #2, but she hadn't asked for an update in quite some time.  Wouldn't you know the day after I get a positive test she asks if I have any baby news.  It caught me off guard and I'm a terrible liar, so I told her :).  But it is nice to have another person excited for me!

1 comment:

MommaBird.net said...

I LOVE that you took pictures and wrote about #2 at 4 weeks and went through and posted all of them. I wish I had done this when I was pregnant the first time.

Feb is a perfect time to have a baby. Just after the cold/flu season, you aren't pregnant during the hot summer days/nights and spring is right around the corner. My guy's birthday is Feb 22 :)