6 weeks pregnant

The morning sickness has really hit hard this week! I was already feeling a bit naseous last week, but this week I’ve started throwing up – which really hasn’t been enjoyable. Although every time I’m sick, it reminds me that I’m growing a baby and being sick is a clear reminder that the baby is still in there and growing nicely – so I’m not going to complain about it too much.

The other thing I’ve noticed this week is just how tired I’m getting. I haven’t been able to make it through a whole day without a nap yet. Sometimes I find that I’m really tired only an hour or so after I wake up! One saving grace is that I don’t drink tea or coffee, so there’s been no caffine withdrawal for me which I know can really add to how tired some women feel during pregnancy – I can’t imagine how hard it must be for those women.

The final thing to update on this week is how anxious this pregnancy has been making me. I’m really not an anxious person normally, but I feel like I’ve done nothing but worry since I saw those two pink lines. I worry about eating the right things, about taking the right supplements, I worry that every ache is something terrible and every new sensation is a harbinger of bad news. I’m counting down the days until my first scan, I think that I’ve convinced myself that once I hear the heartbeat, everything will be okay. The good news is that there’s only 6 days to go until the scan. Wish us luck!

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