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

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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.

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Does anyone know how to be less obsessed about food?

14 comments:

  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?!?

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

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

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  4. OOoooh TOI I CANNOT WAIT TO READ EVERY SINGLE BIT OF THIS JOURNEY!!!

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

    xo
    Dani

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  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!

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  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

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

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

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

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  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! :)

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  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?

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  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.

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  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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