Sunday, December 23, 2007

6 Weeks Today

I am so grateful to be here, 6 weeks pregnant and as happy as a clam.

Scrappy has continued to be ever so polite, with nary a symptom to let me know he/she is busy growing. Well, actually that's not entirely true. My breasts have continued with their soreness, which seems worse at night. I do have the occasional wave of queasiness - but this is something I can't quite confirm; as mentioned in earlier posts, I have a naturally strong gag reflex so it's not uncommon for me to feel queasy - and therefore I can't tell if what I'm feeling is real or a product of my will. On the other hand, when hunger comes on, it comes on strong. Needing to eat has become a sudden and urgent priority.

I have also noticed that smells are slightly enhanced, and not in a good way. For example, yesterday, D was eating Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream and watching TV whilst I sat next to him. The show was funny, and he kept turning towards me and laughing. Well, his breath smelled like chocolate and I found it to be so offensive that I forbid him from laughing for the remainder of the afternoon. I really don't think I ever would have noticed something like that before.

Other than that, not much to speak of, maybe just the occasional mild cramp, twinge, bloating. Nothing too uncomfortable. In fact, if I weren't paying such close attention, I might not have noticed anything at all.

I may indeed regret saying this, but I really hope that morning sickness strikes soon, and good. Nausea was never something that I felt during the pregnancy that we miscarried, and for some reason it's become symbolic of a healthy pregnancy to me. I realize that many healthy pregnancies are without nausea but I'm still hoping for at least a little upchuck.

At the very least, I am comforted by the fact that even though my pregnancy symptoms have been fairly minimal, they are still more than I felt last time by far. And it's still very early.