The past week I have been so tired and exhausted. I know that is very normal in the early part of pregnancy. I am barely making it through the day at work without wanting to curl up with the kiddos and take a nap. When I've been getting home I am too scared to take a nap because I really don't think I will wake up before morning! I have had zero energy to do anything in the evening. I haven't blogged in forever, I hope you can forgive me! I'm hoping that I will soon move out of the exhausted stage and have a bit more "get up and go!"
This weekend I was looking at some different baby websites and each website was telling me that I was farther along than I had originally thought. I was under the impression that I was supposed to start counting weeks after the date we had conceived. That put me at 4 weeks. So these websites are telling me I'm 6 weeks and I wanted to know why. This was my answer thanks to babiesonline:
"A full term pregnancy lasts 40 weeks (280 days), broken down into 13-week trimesters, starting from the first day of your last menstrual period. That's right, you haven't even conceived in what physicians consider to be the first two weeks of pregnancy. You might as well get used to this idea now: Your first day of pregnancy is the first day of your last menstrual period. Ovulation usually occurs two weeks after that, and most women conceive during that time. So as if thinking you may be growing a human being inside of you isn't confusing enough, you are already two weeks pregnant on the day you conceive!"
Yes, very confusing and surprising for sure! I can't believe that I didn't know this!!! So, if this information is right then I am actually right around 7 weeks. WOW! I have my first Doctors appointment on March 10th. I really wish that it was closer than two weeks. I am really nervous about having a miscarriage. I think I will feel a lot better when I am able to hear the heartbeat and know that sweet little baby is okay! If you don't mind, please keep the baby and I in your prayers!