I am 8 weeks now and I feel like I have a belly, but it’s probably just bloating and fat. My symptoms include: constipation, LOTS of burping, constant mild nausea, fatigue, some heartburn, and intermittently sore boobs. This morning, I threw up for the first time. It was before I had eaten anything, so it was just a bit of bile. I have gagged and heaved before, even knelt before the toilet just in case, but never actually had to puke. I wonder if this was a one time thing, or if it’s a sign of more to come.
I don’t have any weird food cravings. I’m not even sure when that typically starts. I have had cravings for things I normally like (but don’t often eat) and I satisfy those. I find that I’m having more food aversions than cravings. It seems that the thought of fruit and veggies turns my stomach. I was drinking smoothies at first, but then I started feeling sick after. I spent a Sunday afternoon in bed after one smoothie. I feel bad because I know I should be eating tons of fruits and vegetables for my growing baby, but I seem to only want carbs and other junk. I have read that the baby will take whatever nutrients it needs from you and it doesn’t need much at this point, but I just want to do the best for my baby and I feel like I’m not.
I booked my 12 week ultrasound (the NT scan) for April 23rd. I am anxiously awaiting it. I hope the baby is low risk and still developing properly. I am so excited to see him/her looking more like a baby. And I’m excited to be able to stop hiding/lying about my pregnancy.
We call the baby Jujube (J hated all the other ideas I came up with). I talk to Jujube every day and I definitely feel in love already.