So I can honestly say in the week, and especially the last few days, I have really started to “feel” pregnant.
First, there is the feeling that I have a brick sitting in my lower abdomen. The heaviness is most likely attributed to the extra fluids and blood flow that is going on in my uterus, but it just makes me feel heavy.
I’ve been very tired…. Like going to bed at 9pm kind of tired. Taking naps before bed kind of tired. You get the picture.
I’ve been a little nauseated but so far nothing’s come back up. This is a huge concern if mine and was one of the greatest concerns both Josh and I had when I decided to become a surrogate. When I was pregnant with our son I had hyperemesis – it’s basically extreme morning sickness where the woman can’t keep anything down. I was hospitalized for a couple of days to rehydrate me and make sure I could keep something down. It was emotionally taxing on both of us – I was depressed that I couldn’t eat, and Josh had to do EVERYTHING around the house.
I doubt I will have the same problem this time though – by 6 weeks I was already spending half my day over the toilet.
Lastly, CRAVINGS!! Like I said before, with my son I was sick so much I was happy to get anything down so I really didn’t have cravings… at least not until later on. I wanted chocolate baked goods and milk every night.
Right now – I want Ice… Sonic Ice in particular. Since I’ve been a little queasy cold things sound really good – cold fruit like grapes and oranges. Oh and the babies have told me that they are particularly fond of Mexican food on a number of occasions. And Breakfast – but not at breakfast time, at dinner time instead.
Both the genetic father and mother are at least partially Hispanic so I think the babies just want home cookin’ ;)
Friday, we go in and have the sonogram to confirm that there are, and only are, two little beans in there. I’m really hoping to get a sonogram pic and will be posting it for sure, if I do.