5 weeks

Hey, baby. This week you are as big as a sesame seed:

My little sesame seed

You are already starting to form your circulatory system, and other layers of your tadpole-esque self will turn into skin, a skeleton, intestines, your sweet little urinary tract. I almost can’t believe you’re inside me, and I can’t wait to go to the doctor on June 21. I think that will make this so much more real.  But your dad and I love you already. Even though you can’t hear yet, he’s already talking to you every day.

I feel different since I found out you are here — almost a turning inward to this miracle inside me. It’s probably also a side effect of how tired I’ve been all week, but I’ve been much quieter than normal. I’ve told your dad to ask me any questions he thinks of — how things feel, anything at all — so I can give him a better idea of what this process feels like every day. Although I feel myself turning inward as everything around me and inside me changes, I want to bring your dad with me as much as possible too.

Other than my exhaustion, I’ve had to pee perhaps even more than normal (I drink a lot of water anyway so it has been hard to tell much of a difference there), and I am very constipated this week. I have switched my morning breakfast to a high fiber Kashi cereal in the hopes that it will help me out, and am also making sure to eat a balanced, high fiber diet. My breasts just started feeling sore this evening. I happily take on all of these feelings for you.

You are our sweet little sesame seed secret and we are so happy you are here.

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3 thoughts on “5 weeks

  1. Hey, I found your blog via Offbeat Mama, and I wanted to say, being 6 weeks pregnant myself, one thing that’s helped with the, ahem, digestive issues is quinoa. Half a cup (cooked) of quinoa twice a day really helps with the pluggage induced by the new passenger and the prenatal vitamins.

    Congrats and good luck!

    • Hey Brie! That is a great idea…thanks! I like quinoa, too. Do you cook it every day or just cook up a bunch and then have it for several days? And…congratulations on your pregnancy! 🙂

      • Thanks, you’re welcome, and sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner — I’ve mostly been sleeping, haha. And yeah, I usually cook up a whole bunch and eat a little at a time

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