Thursday, March 26, 2015


Baby's size: Sesame seed.

Next appointment: March 31st

Total weight gain: I've actually lost a pound. Go figure.

Exercise: Is something I should be doing but am not so far. Next week I'm going to start taking the dog for a long walk when I get home from work. The weather's gotten nice enough.

Sleep: Averaging 8 hours a day, which is about an hour more than normal. More on the weekends.

Food cravings: Nothing I wasn't craving before I got pregnant - cabbage, black pepper popcorn, peanut butter.

Symptoms: Hardly any. I still get some lower back soreness and pressure above my groin. Heartburn pretty regularly. Boobs only intermittently tender, and even then it's more my nips. Mostly I'm tired. Very, very tired.

What I'm loving: The fact that I feel comfortable enough with this pregnancy to even write a Week 5 update (thanks, strong beta!). I haven't even peed on anything since Tuesday! Also: the new root cover I purchased on Amazon. ColorWow is like eyeshadow for your hair, and it covers my grays up perfectly.

What I'm looking forward to: Our first ultrasound. I'm pretty sure there's only one jellybean growing in there, but you never know.

Best moment this week: That super-high third beta. It's not a guarantee that everything is okay, but I cleared a hurdle that I didn't last time. I literally couldn't stop shaking for hours.


  1. This is AMAZING!!!! Doing the happy dance for you!!

  2. This made me smile :). I hope we both have uneventful pregnancies from here on out!!

  3. Yay! Very happy to see a 5 week update!!

    1. Let's hope I didn't just tempt fate here...

    2. I have always tried to poke fate with a stick. With mixed results. I just can't seem to help myself. As soon as I think "don't do x, you'll jinx it" I just have to do x. Have to. Cannot stop myself.