6 weeks - To eat or not to eat

I wrote this post on January 29, 2013.

Week 6 of pregnancy has definitely taught me to take it one day at a time. One day, I feel mostly normal and like my usual self (except for the pregnancy truck induced fatigue), and the next day everything makes me nauseous. I haven't experienced any real morning sickness yet, as I've managed to keep the food down, but it hasn't been an easy task. [Correction: apparently being nauseous counts as morning sickness, even if you are not vomiting.]

Some of my favorite foods, like pork and beets, became surprisingly intolerable at times. But then, on other days, I would eat an entire burger. Go figure. On the worst days, eating bland food has helped. In my case, that was matzoh (my Jewish version of crackers). Keeping pieces of matzoh in a ziploc bag on my nightstand to eat first thing in the morning before I get out of bed no longer seems like a ludicrous idea.

Here I am at 6 weeks:

6 weeks

That's not a baby belly yet, that's mostly bloat and constipation (another fun side effect of pregnancy). Plus, this photo was taken right after I ate. My clothes still mostly fit me, but they are beginning to look awkward over my bloated belly. I didn't expect that to happen until much later in the pregnancy. Just goes to show that I don't know anything about this whole baby making business.


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