5 weeks 3 days,
Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Although, my current exhaustion level makes me want to say “goodnight.” I would love nothing more than to crawl back into bed and sleep for about a month. For something the size of an apple seed, it sure is taking a toll on my body. As much as I wish it was baby belly, what I’ve got is pure baby bloat. A beautiful little puff which on my 5’4″ 108 lb. frame, sure looks like a little bump, especially at night.
I’m the poster child for early pregnancy symptoms (minus the morning sickness, knock on wood). I’m currently experiencing the mild cramping of my uterus expanding to fit our growing Jelly Bean. The sore nipples which my husband has been warned to stay away from. Food has become even more of my best friend – yesterday I was dreaming of Domino’s Parmesan Bites. The ability to go to bed at 7:45 pm yet still wake up multiple times a night before that 6 am alarm goes off. Best of all, I can now cry at the drop of a hat. I’m a real treat sometimes. My kidneys are beginning to grow this week so I sense my dream of moving my desk closer to the bathroom is arriving soon.
Regardless of it all, I can not wait for the changes in store for my body because I know at the end of this, I will have created a tiny miracle. A piece of my heart I get to watch grow and live. That alone, is worth any symptom thrown my way.