Today our baby is the size of a blueberry So Andy and I had oatmeal with blueberries in it for breakfast to mark this momentous occasion. Each week I’ve been calling the baby whatever fruit/vegetable it’s the same size as. (Last week it was Lentil). Last week I was having slight pain in my left side, but that went away, so I ended up not scheduling an appointment with the midwife at Santiam Hospital. No more pain so far, except a little cramping here and there, which is perfectly normal. We chose Carol Severson to be our homebirth midwife, and we have our first appointment today! It will probably only consist of lots of talking, filling out paperwork, and doing a blood profile. It’s too early to hear the heartbeat on a Doppler, but hopefully we’ll be able to do that in a few weeks. I’m even considering renting my own Doppler for a month or so to check for the heartbeat.
Changes this week: Morning sickness has set in! I’ve been feeling queasy from when I get up until after lunch, then it finally goes away. Nothing sounds good in the mornings, but I’ve been forcing myself to eat because I know it will make me feel a little bit better. On top of that, I’ve been exhausted. The U2 concert we went to on Saturday didn’t help that any. We went to bed at 8:30 last night, which was heavenly! I’ve been less bloated this week, which has been nice. However, I think I’ve already gained about 2 pounds. I’m not too concerned about weight gain, though, because I need to gain weight for the health of Blueberry.
Cravings this week: fruit and cheese!
Update: We just got back from our appointment with Carol. I really like her. She seems really down to earth and is a Christian, which is important to us. Our next appointment is for 10 weeks, when we will hopefully hear the heartbeat of our baby! I’m getting really excited about telling our families our big news. I think they’ll be pretty excited too.