I just had to look it up: I am 5w4d today. wow...!
symptoms so far: I'm tired a lot, I feel bloated and nursing my toddler has become extremely uncomfortable - I think my milk has pretty much dried up. I also have constant cramping, not bad, but considerable.
about the food no-no's during pregnancy I am very relaxed. I like to go with my gut. I don't drink wine, but I love to have a beer once in a while. obviously I would never get drunk, but there are a lot of good nutrients in a good beer, so I'll happily have one every few weeks. small luxuries ;) In my 1st pregnancy I CRAVED sushi! We lived by the sea then and had this awesome all-you-can-eat japanese restaurant close by so I would go there and binge eat on sushi. I believe if something isn't right for me, my body, or the baby, I will have a natural aversion when I smell it and the other way round if I crave something there probably is a good reason for that too. Also there is no way I could survive the days without coffee, so I am not beating myself up about it.
abouttobe5 - I totally hear you! I'm in the same boat. we are about to be five too and it wasn't exactly planned, so I am also feeling a little nervous (and defiant?) about telling. But I've decided to keep it to myself and some close friends until I show. I will need some time for myself to get used to the idea...
citymama2q - It's funny, I also had no doubt during my last two pregnancies that they would go perfectly. this time around though, I am having... thoughts. A close friend of mine just had a miscarriage, so the possibility seems so much more real. plus this one wasn't planned or expected and feels a bit like a wild card. A fortune teller on the streets of thailand once told DH he was going to have two children with me. maybe three, but probably two. the third one was more like a question mark. well, that old gipsy lady did obviously not reckon with our super fertile compatibility... ;)