I wish I had something exciting to report this week, but I don’t. Sometimes I want to fast-forward and get to the exciting stuff, like finding out the sex of the baby, feeling it kick…even distinguishing its body parts on the ultrasound!
But I guess this is the trade-off for finding about the pregnancy so early on (unlike my mother, who didn’t know she was pregnant with me until she was 3 months along!).
My nausea is getting better, but I have my good days and bad days. I have also found that there are certain foods and smells that set me off – for example, yogurt. I used to love yogurt (especially Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey) but the baby seems to hate it. Thinking the first time was a fluke, I tried again a week later and spent the afternoon bent over the toilet. Sigh…and yogurt is supposed to be good for pregnant women!
I’m also a bit ashamed to admit that I’ve already gained 5lbs. I’m sure it has to do with my gorging on food when I have my nausea-free days. Bad Jenny! However, I know that it can’t all be fat because my lower tummy is feeling firmer and rounder. Is it normal to gain this much weight already at 7 weeks?
I guess slowly gaining weight can’t be all that bad. I was talking to a woman at church who said she didn’t gain any weight until her 21st week (because of the horrible nausea). Then, she finally started to put on some weight…and by the end of the pregnancy she had gained 40lbs! She said she would’ve definitely preferred to have started packing on the pounds earlier because gaining that much weight in such a short period was a shock to her body.
According to BabyZone, this is what the baby looks like now:
It’s now the size of a pencil eraser!