Weeks 1-6? Is there a week zero? I don’t know how these things work. I’m still grasping with the fact that due dates aren’t calculated based on when egg fertilization actually occurs.
So, there’s that.
Anyway. I’m pregnant. But I just told the earth last week, give or take a few people, and so now clearly we need to rehash every thing that happened in those first 13 weeks because WHEW bodies are weird. I started to make a list of Things I’d Wish I’d Known but then I decided I really didn’t care that I was learning as I go, so I’m not going to try to be all WE SHOULD BE MORE INFORMED, even though I have some choice words for people who really have no idea about the birds and the bees and the state of maternity leave and healthcare in our country. Those people should be more informed, but I’m fine just kind of being weirded out most days by this bod and the leech inside of me.
And yes, at this point, the thing is a leech. Pro-lifer’s be damned, that thing is STILL taking all my food and motivation and desire to eat healthy foods. My kid really likes Chick Fil A, incidentally.