7* week bumpdate

 *There's an asterisk by 7 because until my ultrasound on 5/4/12, I am technically 7 weeks pregnant today. I, however, know that I'm around 5 weeks.

How far along? 7* see above

Weight gain/loss:    Apparently my scale is lying to me at home because it says I'm up 1.8 pounds from last Monday. Today I weigh 146.8 as opposed to 145 last Monday. I think I need a new scale... especially since just 2 years ago it said 118.

Feeling: I've had some mild cramping/twinges a few times a day but no nausea or anything of the sort. I've also had some killer bloat and minor backaches. Overall I feel pretty normal though.

Maternity clothes? None yet but I have a feeling I'll need a BellaBand soon as I was already outgrowing my pants from gaining some weight before I found out I was pregnant. My pants are definitely much tighter in the evening and into the night.

Sleep: Not really any difference yet. I've been waking up about 30 minutes earlier than usual though. I've also been really uncomfortable sleeping on the boat. This started last Saturday night (before I found out) so I know it's not in my head.

Food cravings: I really wanted some Krispy Kreme earlier in the week but once we got it, I wanted nothing to do with it.

Movement? None.

What I miss? Mountain Dew. I went from drinking 6-8 cans a day down to 1 in the afternoon. I might die, ya'll! This is probably going to be the hardest thing for me. I am a serious caffeine addict. I've had some terrible headaches this week due to the lack of caffeine.

Best moment this week: By far, telling our parents. I think they were more excited then we were. My mom and dad have already started shopping. This baby is going to be spoiled for sure!

What I'm looking forward to: Since I'm on progesterone oral supplements, I will have another round of betas and progesterone check on Friday the 27th. I'm very much looking forward to seeing how things are progressing and then, of course, my first appointment and ultrasound on Friday 5/4.

Next Appointment: May 4th.

Milestones: Week 7*- baby is the size of a blueberry...brain is growing fast. OR Week 5- baby is the size of an appleseed...major organs and systems are now forming.

Against my better judgment this early on, we made our first baby purchase Sunday, the 22nd. We saw the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib at an Essex Outlet here in Nashville about a month ago and fell in love with it; thought it would be perfect for the boat. The same travel crib is $220-$260 on Amazon. The Outlet had it advertised for $145. We went today just to see if they still had it and sure enough, they still had the display model. I asked if we could get a discount since it was the display and when the lady said $69, I pretty much yelled "We'll take it". I think it was one heck of a deal and there was just no way I could pass it up.

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