Bump day week 8!

Sorry I’m a day late on getting this post up! I am officially 8 weeks pregnant and so far everything is looking good. Baby is the size of a kidney bean now! Things have been pretty much the same as last week as far as symptoms go. I am still having some heartburn and bloating. I’m still nauseous and having those hunger pain-type sickness spells. Yesterday I smelled something musty at work and it really got to me. I felt pretty miserable all day. I am still having stretchy cramping and I feel tight right there above my pubic bone. A new symptom that has cropped up this week are sore breasts. The only time in my life that I’ve ever had tenderness was when I just started breastfeeding Sylas. Not even in my normal cycle it doesn’t happen. They feel fuller than normal and I sometimes get a tingling feeling like let down when you breastfeed. Now I know that was TMI but get ready for some really TMI stuff coming up. You have been warned. You guys know that I’m on a progesterone suppository. So I noticed that after about two weeks of taking it, things started feeling swollen down there when I inserted the pill. Its a totally normal symptom of progesterone so I wasn’t worried. I have noticed that within the past 3-4 days, the swelling has gone away completely. With my missed miscarriage, the baby passed at 8w3d which is right around this time I’m at now. It just confirms to me that my body is no longer producing progesterone on its own and this is the cause of my miscarriages. Its kind of scary that my pregnancy is now relying on this little pill to keep it going for a bit longer. I have been really diligent about taking it on schedule, but I am going to have to be very strict with my schedule from here on out because I don’t want to risk even the slightest fluctuation of progesterone.

I’m really excited for our appointment next week but I think that Javier is even more excited than I am! I think that he is really anxious to see how many babies there are (it seems like he is team 2). I don’t really care either way as a pregnancy in itself is an incredible blessing. I do fear that complications could arise if I were carrying two. I really want to not worry anymore but if we are having twins, that isn’t gonna happen. I know that I shouldn’t worry but loss changes a woman and it has definitely changed me. For good reasons and bad but I have lost a trust in my body to do what it should. I just have to keep faith that God is doing his thing. I can’t wait to update you all on what pregnancy week 9 holds!

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