8 Apr 2011

Week 7 - Pregnancy Update

I can’t believe I am seven weeks and four days pregnant, today. My belly is not sticking out like a pregnant woman, but more like someone who hasn’t done exercises for ages.

I picked up some pregnancy books and downloaded more pregnancy Apps on my Ipod, I don’t lack information on how I should feel or what is happening to my Baby and my body at week seven.

Baby: is the size of raspberry, last week the size was blueberry – I love all kind of berries so the first nickname of the Baby will be Berry :)! raspberry


At this stage the baby look more like a baby and not anymore like a reptile – glad to hear that. The facial features are stating to develop, the upper lip, the protruding tip of a tiny cute button nose, and very tiny eyelids. If last week the baby had webbed fingers and toes, this week they are differentiating – hurray Berry, keep up the good work :).

The heart of the baby is beating at the rate of 150 times per minute – faster than my own. And the baby’s digs (what are they?) are growing. Amniotic fluid increases at the rate of two tablespoons per week to accommodate your womb’s growing tenant.week7Body: my uterus, which is normally the size of a fist, has grown to the size of an orange. Although it is normal to not look pregnant at seven weeks, I am supposed to feel pregnant from the inside. Nope, I am not feeling anything, this makes me want to pick up more pregnancy tests and check my pregnancy on weekly basis, but I am not going to do that because I know everything is going on well as it supposed to.

Some days, like Wednesday, I pee a lot. On other days, like yesterday, I was feeling like a normal person without the need to pee at every ten minute.

Appetite and food: Many pregnancy literature reads that morning sickness can happen to the expectant woman up to week 12. I am lucky, because at the moment I do NOT have that symptom. I haven’t being vomiting or anything, I just feel a little bit of nausea now and again, but nothing scary.

However, I don’t have appetite, and this is strange – I love to eat. The smell of food makes me not want to eat, it is only after the first spoonful that I realise the meal is not bad and it tastes quite good. I am also into spicy food, that takes away the taste of a sick person out of my mouth – my lack of appetite reminds me of when I am ill and I can’t eat my favourite meals.

The only recipe that makes me think “The food is nice.” is pasta and tomatoes sauce. The other day I was licking my lips because AMI cooked spaghetti and carrot and basil sauce, topped with grated cheese. I ate the whole plate…

Last week, to stop myself from thinking about food all the time, I watched Youtube videos on how to cook Italian and Ghanaian/Nigerian food. They were not enough clips for my liking :(. Yesterday I went to buy the ingredient to cook some Ghanaian spinach stew; so I am going to cook spinach stew.

The typical food I am eating are wholegrain fibre bread, activia yogurt all fruit taste, egg, weetabix and milk for breakfast. Burger, chips, ketchup, rice, potatoes, broccoli, spaghetti, tomatoes sauce, noodle soup, beef steak, pan-baked salmon and salad and tomatoes for lunch and dinner. Mango-banana, orange juice. Banana, pineapple and oranges. Lot of water. I am not into sweets at all – I just ate a little bit of milk chocolate, but that was last weekend.

I hope I am getting good nutrition through the list of food above. In addition I take the folic acid without fail – I forgot just once since discovering the pregnancy.

Personal note: My first scan is booked for 6th May 2011 – I can’t wait to hear the heart beat and see Berry on the screen. For the occasion I will start writing in the romantic journal I bought in 2007 for when I will become pregnant – call me romantic :)! I love this tenant in side my womb. She or he is the sweetest thing ever! I am so much in LOVE! I love you BERRY!

On a general note: I’ve decided not to let my laziness mood swings have the better of me. I went to the library and chose great list of literature to read, to be inspired to writer better. Today I finished reading The Worse Thing She Ever Did by Alice Kuipers – I need an inspiration for my teen novel. Tomorrow I am going to a creative writing workshop, I hope I will meet someone with whom I can talk about writing and exchange opinion on our art.


Does anyone know how to be less obsessed about food?


  1. Hi Toi! I definitely don't know how to be less obsessed with food, and I am not even pregnant! If you find out, please share... = )
    Yesterday my co-worker asked me what my weekend plans were, and everything I told him had to do with the meals I was planning on cooking or the restaurants I would be going to… Obsessed much?!?

  2. I am glad I am not alone in this obsession then :).

  3. I am very happy to be reading your blog along this journey


    Thank you for sharing with us. And I hope you make some awesome food and get great inspiration from the book.


  5. I can't wait to hear more about you and baby Berry. I can feel your excitement and it's contagious. LOL :). I LOVE IT!

  6. Baby Berry...i can't wait to hear more as BB grows and develops..being less obssessed with food...if i knew i would have Mrs. K's abs:-)But hang in there...you're eating for two now..just eat sensibly! healthy choices

  7. you will be AMAZED when that berry is suddenly a watermelon!

  8. This is SO exciting!!! I hope you take weekly belly pics and share with us! :-)

  9. Yay, I'm too excited for you!!

  10. i am so excited to read about your journey!

    i am not pregnant but i am crazy, crazy about food soooo i can't help you, hehe! :)

  11. So excited for you and looking forward to hearing more about your journey. Babies are a blessing and worth anything you may go through. :)

    Do you think you'll find out later if it is a boy or girl or wait to be surprised during after the birth?

  12. Sorry I am late on the update, but congratulations on the blessing. I know that you have wanted it for a while.

    I am not sure if I have any advice for not being obsessed with food, but to pick healthy foods to snack on.

    For the link up I will put a link to your page on my Music Monday for music on Tuesday and you can do the same. Let me know if this works.

  13. This is so sweet. I'm newly pregnant and have downloaded an app on my cell phone to give me the play by play information.


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