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Five Weeks Pregnant with Baby Two

Today (9/22/15), I am five weeks pregnant. According to the online community, this means my baby is the size of an appleseed, measuring a quarter of an inch long. It is starting to form its major organs, and its fetal heartbeat is visible. Other than the positive pregnancy tests I’ve taken (first positive super early at 3 weeks, 4 days!), I’m completely wiped out from the moment I wake up until I go to sleep at night, my breasts are sore and tingly off and on, nausea comes and goes, and I’m definitely crampy sometimes. TMI, maybe, but I say bring on the symptoms -it means the little one growing inside of me is more likely to stick around.
My first pregnancy (before Henry) ended in miscarriage at about 7 weeks, but the baby stopped growing at 5 weeks, so I’m in the scary zone (for me) within the also scary First Trimester where 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. I’m trying my best to not think about that, and calmly and happily remind myself when I wake up that today I am pregnant, and that is amazing, no matter what could happen later. I also have a two year old to chase after this time around so there is less time to sit and dwell on the what ifs. But I’m still anxious and scared, and that doesn’t go away.