Hi, baby. This week you are as big as a lentil:
Your tiny little heart is beating now. How very neat, although that word is a sore understatement. Tiny dark spots are starting to form on you — these will become your eyes, ears, and nose. Your arm and leg buds are also just starting to sprout. Our tiny little sprout. We hope you are growing strong and healthy and can’t wait to learn more about you on Monday when we go to our first appointment with my doctor.
This week I have been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, having been very tired, constipated, and a bit uncomfortable. Last night I had a little meltdown and ended up crying for about ten minutes to your dad. I’m not really sure why. It’s not because I am unhappy — I am extremely happy and already love you very much, and I love your dad to pieces. I just feel different, and the hormones that are surging through my body coupled with my tiredness have given me a bit of an emotional ride.
I haven’t had any symptoms of nausea yet, and for that I am thankful. I hope it won’t kick in at all, but if it does I will accept it as graciously as I can and hope that everything just means you are growing stronger and getting exactly what it is that you need. I hope we can see you on Monday, but am not sure yet what the doctor has planned for that appointment. We sure have plenty of questions for her.