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.
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?