My pregnancy journey- 4 Weeks Pregnant… so it begins!
My husband and I just found out last Wednesday that we will be expecting our first child! We were so excited and we just couldn’t wait so we told our family and best friends. I also wanted to share this exciting news and share my journey along the way will everyone! I know most research that you do will say to not to tell anyone besides close family until after the 1st trimester is over but we are so excited for this baby and we are happy to open our lives up to our families and friends!
What is happening inside your body at 4 weeks:
- Our baby is the size of a poppy seed.
- The ball of cells is splitting into the embryo (your future child) and placenta.
- Baby’s neural tube, the building block of his spine, brain and backbone, is already formed.
- The amniotic sac and fluid are forming into protective cushioning for your baby
My pregnancy symptoms Week 4:
Starting the Sunday before we found out I had some pretty bad “cramps” or what I thought where “cramps”. This got me discouraged because I thought that meant that the embryo didn’t implant. However, I decided to take an early pregnancy test on Wednesday morning just for fun (I am known for taking pregnancy test a week before they would actually work!). That morning I was pleasantly surprised that the test came back with two lines! It was one of those cheap tests so I took one of my expensive tests out and sure enough that came back positive as well!
So that Wednesday night I woke up about 6 different times with horrible back pain that only seem to ease up once I was walking around. I have had back pain off/on sense we found out. That is pretty much the only symptom I have really been able to tell (most experts say you won’t feel anything in week 4). My mom thinks that I am having twins since I tested positive so early and that I already have symptoms, but only time can tell!
What to eat during Week 4:
This book that I am reading “What to eat when you’re pregnant” suggest eating Spinach this week because it is full of folate which is important during this week of pregnancy. This book is a great source for what is going on in your body at every week as well as letting you know what food is best for the baby during that week. It then gives you a recipe for that food item!
Hope you all will enjoy my pregnancy journey!
All medical information came from TheBump.com
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Tags 4 Tots Preemie No Touching Sign
Another one of my business ventures was creating a company called “Tags 4 Tots.” I sell signs that you can place on your newborn or preemie’s car seat or stroller that kindly asks everyone to look but not touch!
It all started with the motivation behind my little nephew Carter who was born with two holes in his heart. It was very important for all of us to be careful around him and wash our hands because any little germ could have huge impacts on him. Thank God we are able to say that his surgery went great and he healed super fast and now he is 100% cleared from the doctor!
Being a new mom is very stressful. It just adds to your stress when people are always wanting to come up and touch your newborn, all with good attentions. These signs help new moms by having a sign that politely asks others to look but not touch!
I just wanted to share some of the photos that my customers have sent in over the past year!
Canvas Elephant and Giraffe Growth Chart with Bible Verse
I was working on a gender neutral baby room when I designed a growth chart. I decided to get it printed on canvas and hang it with a tree branch!
I didn’t have to go far to find a limb, we have had crazy storms lately and we had tree limbs down all over our yard. I decided to go with a straighter limb to keep the sign level.
Next came how in the world to hang the branch. I decided to take picture hanging wire and wrap it around the bark!
The growth chart starts at 1 foot off the floor. I measured with a tape measure to make sure that it was at the correct height.
I think it turned out pretty good! I decided that I was going to add this growth chart to my store! They are now available here!
Elephant Neutral Nursery Inspiration
Whenever my husband and I decide to have a kid we decided that we do not want to know the sex of the baby. Therefore that has caused me to start thinking about neutral nurseries. Here is the first one that I have come up with!
Crib: Fiona Crib from Pottery Barn Kids
Elephant Taylor Organic Nursery Betting Set by Pottery Barn Kids
Wool Felt Elephant Mobile by Restoration Hardware
Gray Elephant Wood Art from Pottery Barn Kids
Growth Chart designed by me!
Ceramic Elephant Table Lamp by Pottery Barn
Mercantile Stacking Bins by Restoration Hardware
Elephant Hamper from Home Decorators
Polar Shag Area Rug
Don’t be shy! Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment!