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Week 7
~ Tired and Anxious

Last Friday was the start of week 7 according to my LMP calculation and the blob is now the size of a blueberry. A life-force draining blueberry.

I've still been really, REALLY tired since the middle of last week. I wake up early but then have no energy throughout the day. I can't make it through a day without falling asleep for anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. Makes it hard to want to exercise and keep active but I'm trying. I also haven't had much of an appetite and when I do want to eat, I gravitate to salty, cheesy, carb-loaded foods.

I took another picture today. Guess I'll try to make a habit of snapping a picture every Monday. Unfortunately, all I have is my laptop camera, so it's not the best quality. Not much difference between this week and last. In fact I've lost nearly three pounds. Not surprising since I've been eating better (when I do feel like eating) and not drinking alcohol (smart, right?). Though I'm sure all of this will change soon enough. Since I never had washboard abs, I'm thinking I won't be missing too much. Ask me again in 6 months.

7 weeks

I've been having some pain in my lower right side and I'm hoping it's nothing but growing pains or indigestion. But all I could think about was "ectopic pregnancy". I woke Karl up in the middle of the night on Saturday and cried and cried. The next day was Mother's Day and he said he thought about getting me a card or some flowers but didn't want to stress me out. I agreed with him.

Your dad and I are getting very anxious to see you. It has been hard not telling everyone we see that you are really on the way but we are also trying to distance ourselves from what is happening. Not because we don't love you or want you, but because we don't want to build something up in our heads and in the expectations of others that could disappear without reason. If I lost you I would be devastated and I know he would be too. We won't feel in the clear for several more weeks (months, really), so please, hang in there. We will get to see you soon enough. The first ultrasound is two more Mondays away!

Ruth Ann

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