Some people may say I'm naive or stupid or I will jinx it if I post things too early, but I feel relaxed, happy and blessed that I feel so good about everything and truly believe we will see a heartbeat on Tuesday. If God forbid something does happen then we will cross that bridge when we get to it. There is always a little bit of nerves about it all, but I am trying to not go through this pregnancy nervous, worried and scared something is going to happen. The truth is, it is out of my hands and if something does happen there is nothing we can do about it. I am doing everything in my power for this baby. Eating right, exercising, but not strenuous, taking my prenatal vitamin and loving on our little one. That is all I can do.
I decided to back track and post my 2WW symptoms and week 5 to keep track for myself and for anyone else who is interested.
I tried so hard to ignore my 2WW and did a very good job of it, but there were things I just couldn't ignore. I was busy and didn't have time to sit around and look for and obsess over possible symptoms, which I have done in the past. I only wrote down things that struck me as strange and not normal for me. My nipples are always sore 3DPO on so I didn't put any of that.
7/28- 4DPO dream, pm period like cramps and soreness, bloated
7/29- 5DPO pelvic muscle burning feeling like UTI but not, bloated
7/30- 6DPO didn't sleep well, dream, bloated
7/31- 7DPO didn't sleep well, lower back pain
8/1-8DPO woke up a lot at night from lower back pain, twinges, slight pain behind belly button, brown CM
8/2-9DPO woke up a lot at night from lower back pain, lower abdomen soreness felt like I did a million situps
8/3-10DPO dream, woke up a lot at night from lower back pain, lower abdomen soreness, little pains behind my belly button and down when I cough or sneeze, pelvis feels full, Today I am totally convinced that I am pregnant!
8/4-11DPO dream, woke up a lot at night from lower back pain, twinges, pains behind my belly button and down when I cough or sneeze, Today I feel less hopeful.
8/5-12DPO dream, woke up a lot at night from lower back pain, lower abdomen soreness, Hope is back Totally convinced I'm pregnant!
I stopped writing things down after that. I think it was a combination of that I got really busy and I was just so sure that I was pregnant. I felt completely different than any other cycle. Something about this cycle was perfect. Everything seemed to fall into place and I had the best feeling it was going to work.
Week 5 - Just going to write down what I can remember from that week.
Due date: According to my ovulation day my due date is April 16, 2013.
How far along?: 5 weeks.
Total weight loss/gain: The day before my IUI I was 206. At 5 weeks I was 206.
What's going on with the baby?: Our little being is 2.5mm (0.09 in) long and looks like a little tadpole.
What's going on with my body?: My progesterone is normal so I don't need prometrium. The lower back pain has finally subsided a bit just today. Feeling like AF is coming and I get a pulling like pain behind my belly button every time I cough or sneeze. Very runny nose and a little post nasal drip. Nipples are very sore and boobs are tender now to. I was constipated in the beginning and then it turned to, as The Cornfed Feminist says, mud butt.
What does the belly look like?: Same as always, jiggly!
Maternity clothes: Nothing yet. Thank goodness I am still wearing my old jeans that are a little to big on me. Room to grow before I have to buy pants.
Movement: Does gas count?
Sleep: Sleeping a little better now. The lower back pain has let up a bit and doesn't wake me up when I move at night. I don't have as many vivid dreams. I have been going to bed earlier than usual and waking up at 6 with my Hubby, ready for the day.
Cravings/aversions: Nothing yet, but I am less indecisive when it comes to what I do want to eat.
Sex of the baby: Won't find out for a while. Hubby wants to and I don't. That might be a problem.
What I miss: To be truthful. Rolling over in my sleep and not being woken up by extreme lower back pain.
What I am looking forward to: Seeing our little being's heartbeat on Tuesday at 6 weeks and hopefully giving him/her a nickname.
Mood: So excited, happy and blessed to be pregnant! I have been pretty relaxed and calm except for one emotional breakdown where I got worried if we could handle more than one baby. As of the first U/s at 5 weeks there is only 1 in there, but my RE thinks there may be another one hiding.
Milestones: We found out I'm pregnant and saw an amniotic sac at 5 weeks!
Medical concerns: If the lower back pain comes back full force I may go get it checked out. I think mine might be so bad because of the nerve damage I have in my lower back and upper butt from breaking my tailbone years ago.
Sex?: Pretty darn good actually! Being happy and relaxed after 3 years really makes a difference! And, I am liking the extra blood flow down there. Very nice!
Best moment of the week: Finding out we are pregnant and then seeing the amniotic sac!
Hows Daddy?: So excited and happy and a little relieved at finally getting here.
Some funny/cute things Hubby has said (at least I think they are): When we got the positive pregnancy test, after hugging me, he called our cat, "Oh Purcey! You are in big trouble! I don't think you are going to want a little brother or sister!"
A couple days before we found out he could tell I had a feeling I was
pregnant. He gave me a hug, grabbed me around the waist and jokingly
said "If it makes you feel good you look fatter and pregnant to me." I
burst out laughing.
The day we found out he told me "See! I told you you looked fatter and pregnant!"
Nursery: The future nursery is our computer room and junk/catch all room. We need to clean it out
and organize so we can put a bed in for FIL who is coming in September
to stay for a week. It will be nice to have a clean and organized blank slate to plan and decorate for our baby.