Weeks/Days along: 7 weeks exactly
Appointments: OB visit next Friday (9/23), first midwife prenatal visit 9/30
Symptoms: constant cravings and aversions, tons of nausea and reflux, dead tired around 4 pm every day, bloating, digestive issues, sore nipples + growing breasts (seems to be leveling off at +2 cup sizes, for now), plus I am really snippy and cranky!
Food: I am really worried that I'm not getting enough to eat. I'm trying really hard, but at this point, it's whatever I can manage to get down. Crackers are good.
Exercise: I am going crazy without my usual walks. I walk an average of five miles a day and the last week I've done almost nothing. We went on a trip to the midwest to visit family and between flights and driving between cities and jet lag and fatigue, I'd be surprised if I walked a mile the entire week. I feel really off and I can't wait to go for a really nice, long walk tomorrow. Also, I'm getting my legs waxed and getting back in the pool asap. I miss swimming so much.
Body changes and other milestones: I'm so bloated! I think it's related to the trip. It's a lot like pre-period bloating. Also, the breast changes (as above). I look more tired too, but that makes sense. I have really bad acne now, which is unusual for me.
Thoughts: We're in the final stages of buying this house and I'm getting cold feet. My partner's been wonderful about talking to me about my anxieties and almost none of them make much sense when I say them out loud. I feel like I'm becoming sort of irrational and fearful (not generally, but when it comes to big decisions like this). The house is going to need a lot of work and I need to trust him when he says that it's doable stuff. I also need to trust him when he says that it's a good decision to be buying this house. I think anything short of the perfect house in the perfect location in perfect shape would be anxiety-provoking for me right now (and I don't really know what perfect means, so...)
We're starting to throw names around. It's fun but kind of daunting. Naming is a big responsibility! Also, we might switch up last name stuff - in his culture, kids don't take their fathers' surnames, they choose one themselves. In my culture, women keep their surnames (from their fathers) even after marriage. We're thinking that we might come up with a new family name, hyphenate our names, and give the kid the new name. It's kind of confusing, but at least we'll all have a consistent last name if we do this.