I'm kicking off my baby bump series with weeks 5 & 6 of my pregnancy. I'm so excited to start sharing all of my symptoms, weight gain, baby news and everything else with you all! It's been a crazy few weeks since I found out I was pregnant 2 weeks ago. Man, it seems like that was a million years ago...Time is already flying.
Well, I guess let's just jump into it!
1-2 lbs? I say that with a questions mark because I normally fluctuate between 1-3 lbs so technically I have gained a few lbs but...not really.
I'm sleeping...ehh okay. My restless legs are really bothering me lately so it's hard to find a comfy position to fall asleep in.
Nothing maternity yet! If I was already wearing maternity clothes at this point there would be a problem...lol.
Best Moments From Week 5 + 6
Obviously my first favorite was finding out I'm pregnant! I don't even know why I took the pregnancy test (other than I was late) but I just didn't feel pregnant at all. I took the first test right after getting up in the morning and it was immediately positive. I was absolutely shocked! I ran out into the kitchen where Charlotte was eating and with tears in my eyes I said, "Charlotte! You're a big sister! Your mommy is going to have a baby brother or sister for you soon!" She was so smiley! It was probably the sweetest moment I've ever had with Charlotte :)
I knew I wanted to tell Tom in a really special way so I started scheming. It was a Thursday which meant he would be at work until 5 then I would only see him for like 5 minutes (if that) when he came home to shower and rush to class from 6 - 9pm (he's in school for American Sign Language Interpretation). It actually wasn't as hard as I thought to keep it a secret from him! I thought I''d be bursting at the seems to tell him the news but I was honestly okay which is so not like me. Anyway, I waited until he was home early from work the next day (Friday) to tell him. I had made a sign that said, "I'M A BIG SISTER" and put it on the wall above her crib. He came home and was talking my head off about work and stuff. I just wanted him to see it! I was sweating and nervous and I just needed him to go in there and see it. After what seemed like a million years Charlotte finally woke up from her nap and I had Tom go get her. I heard him say, "Hi Baby Girl! Did you have a good na...." Then there was silence. I walked in the room and he smiled so wide and said, "Babe are you pregnant?!" He gave me a huge hug and kiss and it was such an amazing moment :)
Nope. No movement yet. Although I swear I'm sometimes getting Braxton Hicks contractions already! I read somewhere online that you get BH contractions starting right away but that you generally don't feel them until around 16 weeks. But I don't believe them! Haha I really feel like I'm getting them already every now and then. They feel exactly like the ones I got with Charlotte only my belly doesn't fully tighten because everything is still so little inside. Make sense? Oh, I sound crazy? Okay. Haha ;)
My cravings have been the same as they were with Charlotte. Avocados, cheesecake, Chipotle, Robin Eggs (the Easter candy), and French fries (the newest one). Any pretty much anything with 15903672 carbs in it. Haha!
Before I found out I was pregnant I was chopping avocados for Charlotte and I said to Tom, "I'm going to put some of this on my food too!" And I thought, "This would make sense if I was pregnant but I'm definitely not." Mmhhmm... ;)
So...do you see all of those cravings that you just read? I now can't stand most of those (except Chipotle and french fries). The thought of the rest of those foods make me sick. Today (I'm typing this on Wed 4/8) I woke up and it hit me - all the food aversions. I wanted to make stuffed bell peppers tonight for dinner but when I woke up this morning I did not want to eat that. Not. At. All. Thankfully Tom's family decided to all go out to a Mexican restaurant tonight and that actually sounds amazing and...nothing today has sounded amazing.
Believe me, I wish I knew. Only like...a billion more weeks until we find out though! ;)
I mean...I love my husband and always miss him when he's at work and everything but I've had this strange depression when he leaves. He went to go to Sprint the other day to get a phone and I actually cried. He was going to be gone for like 2 hours but...cry I did because #hormones.
I have also been getting dizzy if I don't eat at least every 2 hours. I'm serious. It's nuts! I'm going to gain sooooo much weight this pregnancy. lol.
Maybe I can't remember very well but I think the nausea is worse this time. I threw up once with Charlotte but I haven't yet with this one. I probably will though... :(
I have also been really out of breath these last few weeks. If I walk across the room I get winded. Haha! I'm such a wimp. But I remember being that way with Charlotte too.
I've also been very very claustrophobic and touchy lately. If Tom is laying too close to me in bed or if it's humid and a I can't breathe as well I just freak out. I seriously have panic attacks if I feel restricted in any way. This just started with my pregnancy and it's so weird. I feel like I'm going insane! Hopefully it passes with the first trimester otherwise I might cry.
I am already going to the bathroom every two seconds. I will go, walk out of the bathroom and 5 minutes later I'll have to go again. This didn't happen until much later with Charlotte so...yay. ;)
Happy or Moody?
Definitely a mixture of both. Most of the time I'm really happy but I have had my moments the last few weeks where I am super grumpy.
Well this week was a little boring just because I haven't been to see my midwife yet but as the weeks go by it'll get a lot more fun and exciting!
My Midwife Says...
I haven't been to see my midwife yet but I will be in the next 2 or 3 weeks. I can't wait! I just want to hear baby's heartbeat! :) Thank you so much for following this first bit of my second pregnancy!
Stick around for weeks 7-40! :)
My name is Hannah and I'm a lucky wife to Tom, and mama bear to two sweet girls - Charlotte & Rosalie. Coffee, lipstick, sunshine, and dresses are some of my favorite things! I love to blog about God, motherhood, "wifeyhood", food, health and much more.
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