Bump Update: Week 6
Welcome to week 6 mamas! If you're high-risk, you may be having an ultrasound this week-and that's the best part of being pregnant, right?! Don't you just love seeing that beautiful miracle in your belly? Around 6.5 weeks is when your doctor should be able to hear the heartbeat of your wonderful miracle. If you're not high-risk, you'll have to wait a little bit longer for your first ultrasound, but hopefully not too much longer! If you haven't called your doctor to schedule an appointment, now is the time to do so!
Headed to the bathroom more than usual? Totally normal, mama! Frequent urination is common this early in pregnancy, and is often one of the first indications to expecting mamas that there's a little sweetie in there. Unfortunately, those bathroom visits may often be caused by queasiness or nausea which may start this early on. Whether you're getting sick or experiencing consistent diarrhea, your raging hormones are causing you some grief. You may also notice that you're bloated and gassy. These symptoms will feel pretty similar to when you're on your period, and should subside (and reappear, and subside, and reappear, and subside, and repeat for 9ish months) throughout your pregnancy.
While your body is definitely going through some major changes, your emotions are probably all over the place too. Thanks to those lovely hormones, your mood is going from crazy temper to sobbing in a matter of minutes. Do your best to roll with the punches, get used to being the out-of-control pregnant chick, and give into some of those weird cravings you're having to make yourself feel better!
Baby's head and all those sweet little features like her nose, mouth and ears are starting to take shape. Babe is still teeny tiny, measuring in at just about a quarter of an inch long- the same size as a pomegranate seed! She doesn't have any arms or legs quite yet, but little buds are starting to peek through. There's also a lot of development happening in the bones, brain, and muscles. Tissues are also forming the intestines and lungs that will continue to develop throughout your pregnancy. Blood is working its way through your little girl's body, and baby's heart is beating twice as fast as yours (about 100-160 beats per minute).
Look up those foods and drinks that you should be avoiding while you're pregnant. You'd be surprised what you're supposed to steer clear of!