Thursday, July 22, 2010

From the Peanut Gallery- Five Weeks: The Sesame Seed

Yep, the peanut is the size of a sesame seed this week.  Still pretty tiny, huh?

I've decided to take a Q & A approach to these weekly updates, so if you have any Q's, lemme know, and I'll give you an A!

Q: What symptoms, if any, have arrived this week?
A: Slowly but surely, this baby is making her presence known (and yes, I already refer to the peanut has a her, so get over it).

I am having waves of nausea every now and again, but they seem to be picking up in frequency.  So far, no actual dash to the bathroom, but I am thinking about it more and more often.  I have found that eating something small every two hours really helps!

By the way, all of the nausea is MORE THAN WELCOME here.  I will gladly take it.  I worked really hard to make this baby!  I just want it to stick around.  The illness tells me my hormones are raging away, which is a good thing.

My other symptom of note is my incredibly heightened sense of smell- I call it my "Spidey Sense."  My Spidey Senses have told me that I no longer care for the smell of bacon, corn, or ranch dressing.  However, as of now, I can still eat these things...I just don't want to smell them.  I was also keenly aware that one of our waiters on vacation had been smoking the marijuana, because to me, he reeked of reefer (although no one else could smell, huh?)

Q: How's your energy level?
A: I'm slowing down a little.  I've always been a napper, but now I find them a little more necessary.  However, I have yet to feel that I'm-so-tired-it's-like-I've-been-hit-by-a-truck feeling.  Except one night on vacation when my eyelids were closing on their own accord at the 7:30.  Yeah, I'm a little tired.

Q: Now that you're pregnant, what do you miss the most?
A: Nothing, so far!  I found out on vacation that O'Douls actually tastes like real beer, and makes me feel like I'm still part of the grown-up crowd.  And the bleu cheese they put on my favorite burger at Ruby Tuesday is made with pasteurized milk, so I can still eat it!  HUZZAH!

Q: What's happening with baby this week?
A: Well, the peanut looks more like a tadpole than an actual human baby.  Tail and all.  BUT, its little rudimentary heart starts beating (in a completely uncoordinated manner) this week.  Baby is also busy growing the beginnings of all her other internal organs.  Exciting, no?

Until next week!

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