Pregnancy Update: Week 5
Okay, was anyone else surprised to learn that pregnancy is dated from the first day of your last period? I had no idea. So when I was told I was six weeks along, I was like WHAT. HOW. WHEN. WHO AM I.
Week 5 was a lot better than Week 4! The first week I found out I was pregnant, I had a lot of cramping and the sorest boobs I could ever imagine. I couldn’t even lay down on my back because my boobs would move and it hurt. LOL
One night I couldn’t even sleep hardly at all because of dem boobs. And, I had to get up and go to work the next day and successfully hide my tiredness while only being able to have a small amount of coffee. ARGH. It was torture.
By the end of the week, I was feeling a bit better physically but a lot more tired. I have always struggled with insomnia since I was a little kid, so falling asleep is hard but getting up is even harder.
I also thought I had a baby bump already (and was excited!), but apparently it’s just bloat this early on.
I literally had to go to the mall and buy new pants, guys. I almost suffocated at work on the first Monday in my faithful size 8s. (Clearly I don’t wear pants on the weekends so I didn’t notice how tight they were until Monday at work.)
The worst part? I went in and bought the exact same pants I was wearing, thinking I could just get the next size up. OH NO FRIENDS. I got THREE SIZES up. So I feel about as big as a house already.
Here’s a pic of me with my fake baby bump/real burrito baby. Taken after a delicious Mexican dinner at Viva Mexico.
Of course, being so early on, I’m also worried about so many things, from miscarriage to birth defects and wondering if this pregnancy will result in a healthy baby. It’s not something that’s discussed very often, but I have several friends who have suffered loss and complications, so it’s something I worry about too.
So I’ll probably just worry about stuff for the rest of my life? Sounds great.
Going forward, I’m trying not to stress and worry so much. That can be hard with having 2 jobs as well! I come home from my full-time job and have deadlines for my freelance business.
That’s been really hard to juggle even in just the last two weeks, so I know that’s only going to get worse and I’m going to have to find ways to lighten up my workload and make more time for sleep…
But all I can do is push forward! Trying to stay positive for the next week ahead (and get my proper sleep!).