I've been...forgetting things lately. Taking a nap every day. And as of yesterday, eating saltines. To boot, Squishy has a new shirt:
That's right, folks! Come a bit after Christmas this year, our family will be welcoming a fourth member. We are thrilled and thankful.
It's quite early in my pregnancy (almost 6 weeks along), so I would greatly value your prayers during this beginning time.
So what does 6 weeks pregnant look like for me?
-Super tired. Thus the nap every day. This started around week 4.
-Amazing hyper sense of smell. This was my 1st clue that I was pregnant. If there's mold in the bathroom, I can smell it when I walk past the door (the bathroom has since received a good scrub). If my husband turns off a lamp, I can smell the burning odor of the filament. And I can smell poopy diapers from across the room. Fabulous, I know.
-A bit absent-minded. *sigh*
-Ligament pains. Sharp quick pains in my lower abdomen if I shift position too fast, especially at night.
-A higher heartrate. My heart normally beats around 70 times per minute...now it's more like 80-100 (my PA school student hubby gets to practice taking pulses for fun). This is due to the extra blood volume that comes with pregnancy.
-As of two days ago, I now keep saltines handy. If I don't eat every 1-2 hours, my stomach starts to feel unsettled. No really awful nausea yet, thankfully.
-Very frequent trips to the bathroom.
The symptoms are rather fascinating and crazy. Over all, I'm grateful for every one because of what they represent.
Looks like #27 on my list has been crossed off! What a gracious God we serve. Now the crazy 9 month + 18 years + rest of my life (God willing!) adventure begins...
P.S. Not sure if I'll be getting to that 5k this year...Joyce was right, I should have tackled that prior to getting pregnant.