Since Mr BBB and I were undergoing fertility treatment, we found out that we were pregnant early. Really really early. Like 4 weeks early. So as you can imagine, the first trimester (and all the ‘increased’ risks associated with the first trimester) felt like it went forever. Luckily for me, however, we did have 4 blissful weeks in the USA during this period, that was a wonderful distraction for my overactive brain. But hey, let’s start this story from the start. My ‘hidden’ baby diaries (a little pregnancy Q &A – with some very dodgy sans-makeup photos) can now be revealed 😉 Pregnancy – Week 4 How far along? 4 weeks 3 days How big is baby? This week our little one is the size of a poppy seed. How I’m feeling? Super excited and super scared all at the same time. Having had two miscarriages previously, and been consumed with the ordeal of fertility treatments for almost a year, I know that there is a long way to go until I will relax. For now, I am just trying to focus on the positive and keep my anxiety at bay. Weight? I am starting this pregnancy journey certainly at a weight that is more than my ‘happy’ weight, but the fertility drugs certainly played a part in that. What I miss? Exercise. I deliberately took a big step back from exercise this week and pretty much stopped all together. Until I get a few weeks of good blood HCG / progesterone results, I am not wanting to push things. I know that they say you can continue exercise throughout pregnancy, and I plan to (hopefully), but having suffered pregnancy losses previously I am being very cautious at the moment. Symptoms? sore boobs that appear to have doubled in size already lol. Like ridiculously. I also had a few twinges in my abdomen, and some tiredness, but nothing too noteworthy. My sense of smell is also CRAZY strong at the moment. Cravings? Chocolate and soda water with fresh lime. I just cant seem to get enough of either! Food aversions? none at the moment. Highlights this week? Hearing those wonderful words from the nurse – "you are pregnant", and seeing the look of pure happiness in Mr BBB’s eyes when I told him.
3 thoughts on “Pregnancy Update – Week 4”
You are too cute! Congrats!
No exercise would be really hard for me. Can you swim?
Will these "secret" baby posts show up in Google Reader?
It feels like such a privilege to be able to share in these entries / posts 🙂 Thank you for doing so.
gave me chills, yay!