This is around the time that you usually know something is up.
Where the hell is my period? Why do my boobs hurt? Why does eating a case of Mr. Noodle sound amazing and the thought of orange juice makes me want to vomit?
Some people skip all these symptoms and just go about their business until they are ready to give birth in line at the bank. You know who you are.
The hCG levels are high enough in your body to confirm a positive pregnancy test so pee away on those sticks.
Your baby looks like a little tadpole now. Major organs are beginning to grow and upper and lower limb buds begin to sprout. Tell your partner that if they rub your feet enough they can actually hear the baby squeaking as it grows.
You may also be tired. Like really tired. Like holy-crap-do-I-have-mono tired. Your body is in overdrive making a placenta and a person and it wipes you out. This fatigue typically lasts during the first trimester so (if you can) take it easy here and there until you hit the 13-week mark. That said, you’re going to be a parent so you’re going to be tired for the next two decades. Own that shit.
5 Weeks Pregnant Cheat Sheet:
- Even though this is the fifth week of pregnancy, it’s only the third week after conception.
- The blastocyst has become an embryo.
- hCG levels increase and signal your ovaries to produce more estrogen and progesterone. (Cue the sore boobs and queasiness.)
- You have around 245 days before you give birth.
How many months is 5 weeks pregnant?
Five weeks is just over one month pregnant.
How are you feeling this week? Let me know here.