Sunday, July 17, 2011

6 Weeks

Such a little number, but with hormones raging, gag reflexes in full swing, and a beautiful blue positive sign six weeks is still pregnant!

My sister and I are pregnant together!
This may be the only time we are together during these pregnancies,
 so we thought it appropriate to take "bump" shots. :-P

Pregnancy Update:
How far along? 6 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: nothing yet
Maternity clothes? Nope. So excited to wear them though!
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Lots and lots of dreaming. Several frightening dreams that have made me scream out loud (and wake Daniel). :-/ Others are just weird... like dreaming where the mis-placed pair of scissors that I've been looking for all week are. Once morning came I couldn't remember where to look. 
Best moment this week: Feeling real morning sickness to confirm I'm still pregnant. :) O, and I got to hold our pastor's lil guy (9 months) through church this morning. He slept on my shoulder the whole time, and I was overflowing with joy thinking of holding my own sweet baby soon!
Movement: Baby is the size of a sweet pea - I can't feel those lil hands wiggling yet!
Cravings: Nothing constant. Went through a couple days of Franks Hot Sauce, and then pickles. Now I'm lovin' frozen blueberries.
Gender Predictions: We both would love a baby boy, and the Chinese Gender Prediction Calendar says that it is a boy. But who knows? No mother's intuition yet. :)
Labor Signs: No :)
Belly Button in or out? If my belly button every goes out I will cry tears of joy. My little brothers used to run around and try to stick their pinky fingers in it, shouting "I lost my finger!" I guess my grandmother's attempts to prevent an outie worked, cuz that thing is way in there. :-P Sorry, TMI.
What I miss: The kids and I went to Carowinds two Fridays ago. I was aching to ride the roller coasters!
What I am looking forward to: Finding and meeting our midwife, and deciding where our baby will be born.
Weekly Wisdom: Are first time mothers even qualified for this? I've found in the last week or so as I've started to feel queasy and "drunk" that eating does really help, but not eating a lot - almost better to just snack. Sleeping, too. O, I love my sleep.
Milestones: 6 weeks. I've been waiting for 6 weeks to get here since I peed on that stick! ;)
Other: Daniel surprised me by bringing home a baby name book from the library. It was so sweet! We had fun looking through it a couple nights this past week. 
Baby is also the size of a sweet pea this week, and rapidly growing! Eyes, ears, nose, cheeks and chin are all starting to bud, and the heart has begun pumping blood through the little body! Even though the hands and feet are still webbed, they can wiggle! Incredible to contemplate all that is going on inside of me!


  1. I loved this so much! And you're right- are we even qualified for the "weekly wisdom" section? I've thought about deleting it. . . :) Love you and your precious sweet pea.

  2. yeeeesss!!! i'm so excited for you ashlee. i can't wait to see your babe...and you of course!!


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