Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Weeks 5-8

Week 5
1/1/2012 - 1/7/2012
Milestones: It looks like a tadpole, complete with a tail.
Size of Meatball: About the size of an orange seed.
Symptoms: It's like having a constant mild hangover.  And I'm sooooo exhausted.  I also have low blood pressure and get very dizzy when getting up if I'm not careful.
Food cravings: None.
Food aversions: Nothing has me retching, but nothing sounds fabulous either.
Exercise: 3 run/walks (including a 7+ miler), 1 swim, and 2 strength training sessions. I guess I wasn't that tired.
Weight gain: I still have the mega bloat, but I'm down 0.8 lb this week.

Week 6
1/8/2012 - 1/14/2012
My little brother JoshyPoo came to visit this week.  We told him the news by Ken taking a photo of us and saying "hang on, I can't get all three of you in the photo."  We had to try a few phrases before he finally caught on.
Milestones: The heart is now beating.
Size of Meatball: About the size of a nail head, 1/4 inch from crown to rump.
Symptoms: Massive gazongas, cramps, fatigue, and full blow nausea.  Multiple pee trips in the middle of the night.  Good times are getting underway!
Food cravings: None.
Food aversions: Just about everything.
Exercise: 1 walk and an awesome sledding trip with Ken and Joshy.
Weight gain: Down another 0.8 lb this week, and down 1.6 lb total.

Week 7
1/15/2012 - 1/21/2012
I was blessed with a random full-body angry rash this week.  Thankfully it went away after multiple messy oatmeal baths and some coma-inducing Benadryl.

I did manage my first bike ride since Ironman Arizona this week.  It was only on the trainer, and I puked before and after.  But it still counts.  And finding a pair of tri shorts that fit over the baby bloat was pure miracle.

Milestones: Baby K has grown 10,000 times in size since conception.
Size of Meatball: A blueberry.
Symptoms: Last week was clearly NOT full blow nausea.  THIS is full blown nausea.  And my lady lumps keep growing and growing.  And growing.
Food cravings: Ewww, food.
Food aversions: Everything!  Especially coffee.  Ken has to clean out the kitchen and fridge daily.
Exercise: 1 run, 1 bike, 1 strength, and 1 hike.
Weight gain: Down 1.8 lb this week, and down 3.4 lb total.


1/22/2012 - 1/28/2012
No real pictures this week, but some fluffy mail arrived.  Cloth diapers are soooo cute!!!
Milestones: No milestones to speak of, but I did learn a valuable lesson.  Clean the toilet daily during the first trimester.  It makes for much more pleasant puking sessions.
Size of Meatball: Between 1/2-1 inch from crown to rump.  I love saying "rump".
Symptoms: Oh my God, make it stop!  And now I can't poop.
Food cravings: Watermelon.  It's not so much a craving, as the only thing I can keep inside of my stomach.
Food aversions: Can we please stop talking about food?
Exercise: 2 runs, 1 swim, and 1 strength.  I don't know how I did anything this week.
Weight gain: Down only 1 lb this week, and down 4.4 lb total.

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