Aug 26, 2009  •  In Personal, Pregnancy

Pregnancy Update, Week 5

When the doctor first told me the approximate age of Tater Tot, I was shocked. That’s it??! I thought to myself. But I’ve been having symptoms for over a week!

They say that most women start experiencing symptoms of pregnancy at 6-8 weeks. I started getting symptoms at 3 weeks, which is just one week after conception. I was super-tired, cranky, bloated, and my boobs were swollen and sore. In fact, that is what prompted me to take the pregnancy test.


“You’re pregnant? Are you sure???”

Needless to say, the symptoms have intensified since then. I need to take daily naps in order to function properly. I am an emotional train wreck, being gloriously elated one minute and sobbing into my pillow the next. My hands and feet have swollen to a point where my engagement and wedding rings are uncomfortably tight (I now only wear them when I go out) and my feet look like fat sausages. I am constantly plagued by nausea (luckily I have only thrown up a couple of times), and my boobs…oh geez my boobs. At 5 weeks, my boobs have already gone up an entire cup size. They are so sore that I wear sports bras everywhere.

I guess I am one of those <sarcasm>lucky</sarcasm> women who get their symptoms super-early and in extreme doses.

According to BabyZone, this is what Tater Tot looks like right now:

Doesn’t it look like a cross between a seahorse and the aliens from the Alien movies?

4 Responses to “Pregnancy Update, Week 5”

  1. Perhaps you’re having a girl! I had some extreme symptoms in my pregnancy as well and I read somewhere that the extra hormones from carrying a girl are sometimes evident in the intensity and types of symptoms you end up having.

  2. ahhh you’re scaring me now! ;) that sucks things are are so intense but hopefully symptoms will go away sooner since they started earlier?

  3. *HUGS*********** poor thing!!!! stay strong and if you ever want to hang out or need anything give me a call :) i can take the bus over and rub your feet :)

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