Friday, December 18, 2009

At 5 Weeks

Our baby is 5 weeks along at the writing of this blog post. He or she is only about the size of a sesame seed! But already God is knitting Baby Snider together so that he or she can join us out here in about 9 months. There will be important things happening in my womb every day until Baby Snider is born sometime at the end of August or the beginning of September.

This week the most fascinating development that is taking place is that Baby Snider's heart is going to start beating for the first time. He or she is only the size of a sesame seed, and still, Baby Snider has a beating heart. How amazing is that? Answer: Very, very amazing.

If you see me in person this week, you might think you see a baby bump, but no, I'm just kinda fat. I probably won't start showing for another month, possibly two. I do feel really boated, however, and I feel fatter than usual, but that might just be because I haven't been feeling well and because I've been eating a ton and a half.

I feel so hungry all the time. Even when I don't feel like eating because I'm nauseated; I'm still hungry! So far I've only had normalish cravings. Plain bagels and cream cheese is my latest, I've eaten two this morning. The amazing thing about cravings, though, is that you feel so satisfied after you eat - I love that!

Already, I don't like my clothes to be clingy at all - it just makes me feel ill to be squeezed by anything. I've folded up my jeans and doubt I will pull them out for the rest of my pregnancy. I'm definitely preferring elastic waist skirts and pants right now as anything that is remotely tight is really uncomfortable. I'm thinking about getting a belly band - has anyone else used them?

That's all from the Snider home for now - I have to go fold laundry. LAUNDRY IS TAKING OVER MY LIFE!


  1. Congratulations on the baby! That's super exciting. :) I found your blog from HSA and my little sis' and I had fun looking through all of your pictures.
    Have a great day!

  2. soo totally awesome! I am just sooo excited! :D

    My mom really liked her belly band. It would probably be helpful to ya.

    Laundry is taking over my life too... *HELP* I seriously think it grows out of the woodwork. praying for ya and the wee wittle snider :)
    love you! {{HUGS}}

  3. We need to talk about clothes. The end.

  4. I almost jumped up and down reading this. I'm so happy and excited for both of you :)

  5. Congratulations on your first baby on the way! I am just a few weeks ahead of you at 11, but with my sixth.
    The belly band is fantastic. I am the same way and cant stand anything constricting my belly and I bloat really bad at the beginning too. So yeah, I have a huge bump from like 4 weeks on..and I have some pudge..oh well, totally worth it!
    I am glad you are researching cloth diapers. We love ours! Still using them at night and at nap time with our 2 1/2 year old. I hope my post helped. I have another coming up soon about a different type of soap we are trying.

  6. HOORAY! Congratulations! Best wishes. Please let me know if you'd like info on Pittsburgh birthing options, need a referral to a Bradley instructor if you're interested, baby items, and all that other fun stuff. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


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