Monday, August 28, 2006

Progesterone belly

Wendy here.

I'm five weeks pregnant! The whole math thing about pregnancy still trips me up. For example, today is the first day of my sixth week but I claim "five weeks" because I've completed five weeks. Already, I'm getting twisted up about how this counting system works and have thrown my hands in the air with an expletive. Did you know MATH is a curse word?

According to the many pregnancy books throughout the house, my progesterone continues to rise. This can cause bloating in the belly. And if you've had a previous pregnancy, your abdominal muscles may already be stretching.

Well, I haven't been pregnant before. But I have been overweight. And although I haven't gained a pound in the past five weeks, my belly has stretched with bloating to where it was when I was 20 pounds heavier. (I lost 10 pounds in May and another 10 in June). Right now I can still wear my jeans but if the bloating continues, I'll have to go up a size (fortunately I have two pairs of jeans in a larger size).

Following the lead of the of the folks at What About My Life Plan, I'll put how many weeks and days we're pregnant at the bottom of each post. And how many trips we've made to Babies R'Us!

Did everyone else visit Babies R Us six times by their 5th week? I think it's a little overboard but it's so close (five miles away) and it's so fun to visit!! We've already picked out the glider we want and have lovingly stroked several onesies.

[6 Babies R Us visits]


Caroline said...

You guys are too cute. I love that you have gone to Babies R Us 6 times already. Your baby is going to be so spoiled, as any baby should be.

When is your due date? Have you gone to the doctor yet? I am thinking you might be due around my b-day.. May 29th.

Wendy and Karen said...

Actually, the unofficial due date is May 1. We have the doc visit in 2 weeks. But if we keep up this pace, we'll spend more time at Babies R Us than we do at home! Right now, we just wander around and soak in all the baby-ness. We're really trying to hold off on purchasing things until we find out the baby's gender. But we sure are having fun!

Ethan Barry's Momma said...

Ah...the joy of progesterone. You will also find that it will soon bring wonderful fatigue and more of the oh so exciting nausea. It's all part of it try to enjoy every minute of it. :)

Estelle said...

Actually, you're three weeks pregnant. You were two weeks pregnant when you inseminated. I am about 8 days pregnant right now. But this pregnancy will end in about a week.
We are all pregnant. All the time. Didn't you know that?

It's so dumb.

Oh wait, maybe you're SEVEN weeks pregnant!

Holly said...

there's nothing wrong with multiple visits to babie r us. we are less than a mile away from one. it's very easy to just stop by on my way home from work to "look around."
as for the math thing, check out this post! I had some math issues of my own!