I’m definitely starting to feel more pregnant. Mostly, its just serious exhaustion-almost like being constantly jetlagged. I’ve been taking a lot of naps and have been going to bed much earlier. No serious morning sickness yet. Just a little bit of queasiness when I first wake up. As long as I drink some water right away it’s fine. Sometimes I check to make sure my breasts are still sore-just to reassure myself that the embryo is still there.
I’m also having crazy dreams. The weirdest one was a few nights ago where I dreamed that I grew a third nipple. I called my HMO’s advice nurse and they were really unhelpful. She said I had taken the wrong combination of medications and should probably hire a lawyer. (My HMO is even unhelpful in my dreams.) I was on an old school phone with a long cord and couldn’t hear them very well. At some point it was established I was having triplets so I really needed that third nipple..
I also keep playing the ultrasound over in my head. I still can’t believe I saw a tiny heartbeat. I do have to say I felt my singleness a lot during this appointment. One of the nurses asked if I brought a friend with me and I felt compelled to give her a bunch of excuses (it was 45 minutes from home in the middle of the workday). I definitely started tearing up when I first saw the amniotic sack and also when I hard the heartbeat but I didn’t get super emotional because I was just with the nurse and the doctor. I’m definitely going to bring someone to my 20 week anatomy scan.
So my little embryo is now the size of a blueberry (at least according to the internet). It’s pretty wild that she was microscopic a few weeks ago. Here is what she should look like right now (at least according to a very un-scientific google image search):