Week 6

This week, “morning sickness” has begun. Monday was minimal, Tuesday was pretty bad all day but luckily my boss and co-workers are very understanding. Ginger ale & crackers and goldfish have become my best friends! It’s funny, even before my morning sickness began I still wasn’t feeling like eating. Anyone who knows me knows I love to eat, and I tend to eat a lot. I know I need to eat and I know I’m hungry but I’m afraid to eat, afraid I’m going to get sick. I almost can’t distinguish whether I’m hungry or feeling sick. Like this morning, I thought I was hungry so I ate something, and I got sick minutes later–uh 🙁 And I used to eat salads for lunch EVERY day at work, they would all pick on me, but now I can’t stand to eat a salad. It’s so weird. Being pregnant is not at all what I expected.

Yesterday I felt better than I had in a while so after work I went to Old Navy (thanks to Lindsay for the heads up) and bought my first maternity outfit! I felt a little out of place in the maternity section but soon enough I will fit right in 🙂 Karen, my boss, also gave me quite a few pregnancy/name books which was super nice! And my co-worker Colleen gave me some bigger scrubs for when my tummy outgrows my own scrubs. I have such great friends and I feel so blessed! After Evan cooked me dinner, we went through the name book and talked about a few names, then I fell asleep, LOL. When I woke up, Evan had tons of windows open on the computer with “dude bags” (diaper bags for dudes), baby clothing websites, baby furniture websites etc. It was super cute, he was getting really excited 🙂 I just love him more and more every day. He has already been an amazing help to me, especially this week not feeling well at all. I usually take out the dogs in the morning and feed them, now he does it. He gets up at 5:30 (he’s not a morning person and doesn’t HAVE to get up until 7:30 to get ready for work), sometimes he gets up earlier if I am not feeling well, to bring me sprite and crackers, or to make me breakfast. AND he always cooks dinner, and cleans the kitchen. I normally do most of the cleaning in the house, and he’s been picking up and keeping things tidy. I haven’t asked him to do any of this either. I love it! I brag on him all of the time at work and my co-workers really wanted to meet him. We had a last minute cancellation for a cleaning this morning so Evan came in and got to meet most of my co-workers. They loved him, they said I had me a hottie, and they told him how much I bragged on him. It was a fun time, I love showing him off 🙂

So I signed up for weekly e-mails about the development of my baby through babycenter.com. I thought it might neat, and it is. I thought I would share:

Your pregnancy: 6 weeks

How your baby’s growing:

This week’s major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears that you’ll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you’d find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby’s eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil bean.

A lentil bean huh? It’s weird to think that my baby being the size of a lentil bean is make me feel so sick, but I’m hoping that will soon pass. Either way, I know that it will all be worth it come March! Oh, on another note, my puppies are acting very clingy and lovey lately. I think they know that something’s going on, they’re always around me and want to lay on top of me, haha. I think it’s cute now, but they’re going to have a rude awakening when I told have all of my time for just them.

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