Today marks 5 weeks of pregnancy! It’s still so exciting. Most everyone knows, so we get to celebrate with everyone around. The last few days, I’ve even started having some symptoms. Exciting for me, it just makes me really feel like I AM pregnant 🙂
So far symptoms are…
BLOATING – And a lot of it, since the day we found out, my stomach is 2.25 inches bigger, which is obviously not baby! My pants (that aren’t leggings and sweats) are all too tight, luckily I’ve got enough stretchy pants and skirts, I can find things to wear! The next symptom…
SORE BOOBS – and oh wow, I feel like I got hit in the chest with a bat. I have never felt like this, and I know it’s just going to get worse. I wore a regular bra today, and man that was a mistake! I’m sticking to sports bras, and doubling them up for activities. I never sleep in them, but now it’s a stretchy one for bed.
The last couple days I feel like I’ve almost been nauseous, but not enough that it’s bad, I know what is impending, I’m taking full advantage of my good appetite now!
I’ve already stacked up on some items, thanks to family and craigslist! I got one of these, a Graco Travel Light Crib, for $30, and it’s in great shape! It was easy to put up, very light, has a bassinet and is a playpen (with 3 bigger dogs, I plan that we’ll need a few to keep baby off the floor). Can’t wait to be able to use it!
I also got over a dozen cloth diapers, for about half the cost of them new, in fairly neutral colors, which we can just add to when it comes time. Also – and very generous family member gave us a stroller! I gotta remember to slow it down, I want to get everything right now, but we’ve got plenty of time. I’m excited to start my DIY projects, and find more great baby deals!
I promise I’ll continue the Charting series, though I didn’t get to do my own charts for long, I think it is incredibly interesting, informative and helpful!