Second step done: announced to his parents!

We have lunch with his parents every Friday, so we figured today would be the perfect occasion to break the news to them. I assumed they wouldn’t be crazy excited, since this will be their third grandchild. I mean, obviously, I knew they’d be happy. But I figured, you know, it’s the third time around for them, so no huge deal. However, I was surprised. His mom actually got teary eyed, and they were both very happy and excited. We really can’t keep any secrets, so we even already discussed first names, haha!

Today’s ticker shows:

Today’s belly shot, at Day 17. I obviously failed to take one yesterday, but I guess it’s no big deal to miss one every now and then. I plan on wearing the same outfit in each shot, so the difference will be easier to see as time goes by.

Today also marks the beginning of a new stage. Here’s what Baby will look like for the next 3 days (until Monday):

Here’s the source page with all the details. Our little embryo is now already a little over 1 mm big! It sounds ridiculously small, but it seems crazy to me that – technically speaking – it would already be visible to the naked eye. Because just two days ago, when I made my previous post, it was barely 0.4 mm!

I feel very bloated today, and I think it shows in my picture. I do have a bit of a belly right now. But obviously, since Baby is barely one millimeter big, it can’t be because of that lol I suppose the pregnancy in general is just causing a lot of extra bloat. I also started feeling a bit more tired, and even dizzy. I’m taking it easy all day, and intend to stay quiet and relaxed for the next 9 months. The pinching I felt throughout my whole uterus the past few days is practically gone now. I do feel a pinch here and there every now and then, but almost nothing compared to the beginning. Still no morning sickness or anything unpleasant. I have been feeling more hungry. My stomach feels (and even sounds lol) empty several times a day; which was never the case before. I try not to overeat, since that’s not necessarily good either. But I definitely eat more than usual now.

These first few days have felt like they went by so slowly. I can’t wait to be a little further along!

♥︎ Lisa