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