Thursday, September 17, 2009

Random Stuff at 5 Weeks

      My boobs are already getting huge (and sore) - they keep falling out of my V-neck pajama top I like to wear around the house, and putting on a shirt is getting more and more painful.

      I'm already in love with naps. I wish I could take them on workdays.

      I have to pee 2-3 times a night, and I have a hard time falling back to sleep afterwards. And, if it's after 5:00 am, forget it, I'm awake for the day.

      I am thoroughly enjoying the raging appetite, and being able to eat more, guilt free.

      I am trying to eat healthy. I've made a point to increase my calcium, fruit, and veggie intake. And I've cut back on artificial sweeteners and caffeine.

      Despite all the eating, I have actually lost weight. I have no idea how that is possible.

      My push-ups are really girl push-ups.

      I got the okay from my doctors to continue exercising. I am taking things down a notch, though. I wear my heart rate monitor and make sure it doesn't get too high. My jogs are more like jog/walks now.

      I also go the okay from my CF doctor to switch from Zegerid (Pregnancy Category C) to Zantac (Pregnancy Category B), although, he said I should go back to Zegerid if my heartburn gets too bad.

      I have gone to the bathroom just to check out my underwear, more than once.

      I am really glad we are going to visit friends this weekend, because waiting for our first u/s is killing me!

      The one coworker who knows about our IF struggles told me that I am “already glowing” and that my face “is shiny” the other day. Maybe that’s because I’m no longer using salicylic acid on my face : /

      I was so bloated the other night that Greg said, “Wow! You are huge! You already look pregnant!”

      I am so thankful for all of your good wishes, thoughts, and prayers!


Maeghan said...

Yup, you've got the symptoms. Gotta love them :) Could have written a lot of that myself. Have a fun weekend!

bbjoys said...

Yay, glad to hear things are going well! I am so happy for you.

And about the weight thing, it's weird, but the same thing happened to me (and my belly has been growing quite a bit, too). I'm not eating any less, but I am actually down 2 lbs. My doctor says it's probably all the healthy stuff I've been replacing with the junk food I used to love.

Silvina said...

All of your symptoms are true pregnancy symptoms and I'm SO happy for you. It definitely reassures that things are going well. I experienced all those that your going through. For me the tiredness just got worse as the weeks passed. You'll definitely love the naps more and more.

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Jessica said...

well you sound preggo to me, twins HAHA!

Yeah I had the hardest time gaining weight. I lost 6lbs the first trimester -all in all thought I put on 35. Lots and lots of boost (one after ever meal and 2 before bed).

Stay well and congrats!

Racheous said...

Beautiful <3

Alicea (mnbride1013) said...

Oh, I remember how sore my boobs were. It hurt to hug people and I was doing lots of huging around Christmas/New Years last year! Congrats, again, Momma!

Amy said...

Sounds like you are doing good and going according to schedule. Keeping prayers coming your way!

Bridget said...

I'm happy for both of you!

Skye said...

I am so happy for you! I have been reading your blog faithuflly and even though I don't often comment, I felt compelled to tell you how often I think of you and how you must be doing. I pray for you and that you will carry a healthy baby(or healthy babies!) Keep us posted if you get another beta. {{hugs}}

Jess said...

I'm so happy for for you that you're having all those pregnancy symptoms! :)

True Companions Plus One? said...

Woohooooo! Yay for symptoms and have fun on vacation!

Katey said...

YAY for random 5 week stuff (even though all of it may not be too fun)!!! I'm just so excited for you!!! Keep eating...i'm sure the weight will come on at some point!! I guess it's better to eat healthier for the baby than fattening foods just for the weight gain???

Erin said...

Wow Kristen, This post just made my morning. Yay! I can't wait for your u/s. Don't worry about the weight loss, I lost weight in the beginning until my 12 week appointment where all of a sudden 10 lbs jumped on me :)

I am sending you the biggest virtual hug in the world!!! Love you!!

Nicole said...

hello I have been off alot sites and my google reader for a while, I was very happy to log back in and see you were pregnant. This is mom2lillian I posted on when we were both in process of trying. Anyway looks like we coincided perfectly as I am exactly 7 days behind you at 4 weeks 3 days. I would love to chat more I can PM you my email or name if you do facebook over on

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