(Aug. 27 to Sept. 2)
Symptoms: Oh God. The nausea. Please stop. Also: dog nose has returned, and every smell on the planet offends me. Heartburn (already, what the #$&@?). And pregnancy brain — I’m an airhead again.
Body changes: Bloaty. Possibly a slightly bigger rack, but compared to my nursing knockers, nothing really compares, does it?
Cravings: None. Don’t want to eat. Go away. But if I have to eat? Then maybe vegetarian pizza. Or Cheerios and milk.
Aversions: Get the meat away from me! I hate you! I also hate chicken. And pork. And eggs. GROSS GROSS GROSS. My pregnancy-induced vegetarianism has kicked in again.
High point: Hearing my family doctor say it could be TWINS!
Low point: Feeling like CRAP all the time.
Paranoid moment of the week: Still half-expecting period and/or Bad Things To Happen. I hate the constant paranoia of the first trimester.
How does this week compare to Week 5 during pregnancy #1? I didn’t really feel bad until Week 5 last time, but this time around, feeling bad is already old news. The symptoms seem much more severe, too.