I am just over 6 weeks and morning sickness just came!! URG.
I've been feeling nauseous for over a week on and off, but today it actually became morning sickness. Yikes. And while at work and in the afternoon.
Ahh, the joy of the myth that you will only be sick in the morning.
Other symptoms include mood swings, slight tiredness and very very slight boob tenderness- thank goodness they haven't gotten that much bigger- yet (I am still knocking on wood on this one). And a whole lotta bloat.
Somehow- we still haven't told anyone else. I was dreading Easter at my Sister's, but with 4 kids running around and mimosas flowing- no one noticed. Mr. Spice covered well by pouring me a bunch of 'mimosas' when no one was looking- aka OJ. My sister even joked about me having a baby in the future- MAN will she be shocked when we tell her.
Last week- due to some cramping/side pains- I had my first ultrasound. I was just over five weeks- so nothing really exciting to show- really just a dot with a slightly enlarged uterus. And if you want to know, my left side pains were an indication that the egg came from my left ovary, which seems pretty appropriate since I am left handed!! I wonder if our little one will be a lefty too?? Ha.
But Jaws (as we are lovingly refer to our little one- I'll explain the name at a future date) is in the right place and all is good.
As for how I feel emotionally- I am pretty much all over the place- enter mood swings. I've had moments of pure happiness and joy overwhelm me in the last two weeks and there are moments when I totally forget I am pregnant, yet those moments are brief as I try not to throw up. I am also still hyper aware that I am still in the limbo zone. 20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, which is a scary thought.
Positive thoughts people!!
Folks say miscarriages are just nature doing it's thing, but right now Jaws is just doing its thing and making me feel nauseous again.
I also feel like I have to do a shout out to Mr. Spice. I'm not always a fan of reading other people's lovely dovey comments about how amazing their significant other are, but really if this is any indication of how he'll be as a Dad, he really will win some national awards. This is going to sound cheesy, but I feel like he's stepped up to the plate and become a different Man over night.
We've started to have some honest discussions about how to raise our little one and how to shape our family. It already makes me want to buy a mug that says 'Father of the Year' on Father's Day. And he's already become an expert in baby gear- strollers in particular! Anyone want to play name that stroller with Mr. Spice, I am pretty sure he'll win.
I am off to meet my Mom for lunch and trying desperately not to throw up and not to spill the beans - I am trying to hold off until Friday when we hear the heart beat!! Wowzers!!
Here's another bump watch picture with not much to show: