As of today, I am considered 4w5d pregnant. I truly had no idea that symptoms begin so quickly. My aversion to foods began early last week. I've always had a sensitive nose, but now certain food smells make me gag! At the moment, I am staring at a bowl of cereal and I just can't make myself eat it. My lactose issues seem to be worse now. I've always had a love for waffles, but cannot make myself eat them now. It's always been hard for me to eat in the mornings, but now I really need to make sure I have breakfast each day.
Fried food is still terrible, but I somehow managed to eat some fried chicken at Cracker Barrel last night. I've been craving real food and fruity stuff. I guess it's better than craving stuff that's not good for me!
I talked to Janet at ART on Monday about my cramps each day and Calcium.
- She told me that I needed 1200mg of Calcium daily, and there's only 200mg in my Prenatal Vitamin. She suggested a supplement since I can barely stomach milk, hate cheese, and rarely eat ice cream. (I know, I'm un-American). I love orange juice and I've also been able to drink small amounts of chocolate milk, but I want to make sure that my baby(ies) are taken care of.
- Because Brandon and I went through so much to get pregnant, it makes sense that I'm super aware of each and every little twinge and cramp. Shockingly enough, I've been extremely relaxed since we found out we're pregnant. Brandon is a different story! He gets nervous whenever I mention that I have cramps. And by cramps...they are nothing like what I experience with my menstrual cycle. They don't necessarily hurt, but they cause me to stop what I'm doing and sit down until they pass. They seem to be more noticeable when I'm standing up for over 30 minutes at a time. Janet said it was nothing to worry about, that it's just my uterus growing for the baby(ies). It's sweet to see Brandon so worried about me and Baby Sneakers.