Week 5

Today I am either (as best I can figure) 5w0d or 5w3d. I expect a medical professional will be able to sort all that out in a couple of weeks. There is a developing saga about insurance and finding a new doctor and so on, which is so far unresolved. However, I’m going to leave that for another post because that’s pretty annoying – and I’m in a good mood at the moment so I am going to write a nice enthusiastic post.

Let’s see… Last I wrote, everyone was violently ill with the plague and the gloom was pervasive. No more! The digestive tracts are all back in order, and I haven’t yet succumbed to morning sickness and am generally feeling great. This fact I totally appreciate and will enjoy while it lasts. Ok, for historical accuracy, there have been minor discomforts, like ongoing nipple hurtyness and bloating/gas pain. I am happy with those teeny problems, though. They are not impeding my daily functioning.

I’ve run out of pregnancy tests.

Whoever it was that said that the darkness of the test line doesn’t mean anything clearly doesn’t know what they are talking about. These were taken each about 3-4 days apart and they seem to show a distinct pattern of increasing hCG. I mean, what the heck do I know – but believing that sure makes me happy. So now I’ve peed on all the sticks I had, and I think I won’t buy any more. That’s how positive I’m feeling right now.

Also? I bought books. Hubs and I drove the couple of hours from my mother-in-law’s house to our hometown and spent several nights there catching up with relatives and old high school friends. (The reason I didn’t manage to post until now – little computer access.) The best used book store on the whole planet is there, and I scoured their pregnancy section. I got: What to Expect (obviously); The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy; Eating for Pregnancy, which includes some delicious looking recipes; and The Baby Owner’s Manual, which looks extremely silly and tongue-in-cheek but at the same time appears to have some really good information. So, I guess that’s officially the first money we’ve spent on this kid, not counting the drain of funds that was our conception adventure. Well, maybe my current bottle of prenatal vitamins counts (and the B6 and Metformin that I’m still taking)… It’s totally different though.

I went into a yarn store and was geared up to buy some washable pastel colored yarn, too, but they didn’t have anything I liked. The first knitting project – now that will be a significant event.

In other news, we are still in the visiting-family stretch of our move. We were supposed to start driving the last 1,000 miles this morning, but the weather has delayed us a couple of days. I cannot tell you how much I am ready to GET THERE already, and be reunited with all of our stuff and start receiving mail again… My hopes are high that the winteryness will abate enough this weekend for the trip. Fingers crossed!

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One thought on “Week 5

  1. I love enthusiastic posts! i’m sure posting must be really difficult while you’re traveling, but i’m glad you’ve found the time because this is SO GREAT!!! i love that you’ve peed on that many sticks, and also that you’re not buying more. i love the books and the yarn (attempt).

    here’s wishing you smooth sailing, non-inclement weather and an unstressful stretch of family visiting. Hey – YOU’RE PREGNANT!

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