First Pregnancy Update – Week 5

First Pregnancy Update – Week 5

I’m pregnant!!!! My HCG levels doubled and then tripled and I had my first ultra sound yesterday. We were able to see the yolk sac and they said we’ll be able to hear the baby’s heart beat next week. My heart is so full of joy!

Baby Larsen

I am 5 weeks and 4 days. Baby Larsen is due on September 7th – exactly one month before my 30th birthday. πŸ™‚

Pregnancy Update – Week 5

How far along are you?
5 weeks, 4 days! We told everyone that knew I was going through IVF, but we’ll wait to tell everyone else and announce it on Facebook until I’m 10 weeks pregnant.

How I’m feeling:
Feeling good, not feeling any nausea I’m just more tired then usual. We had a pretty busy week traveling to Miami and to the Bahamas (blog post to come) so I’ve been super tired.

Total weight gain:
5 pounds all in my boobs. Most of this came during IVF when I started the hormone injections.

How big is baby?
Baby Larsen is the size a sesame seed.

Maternity clothes:
Not yet.

Stretch marks?

I’m averaging around 9-10 hours! I started to need a lot more sleep when I started IVF. I’m going to try to get at least 9 hours for the next 8 months.

Best moment this week:
My nurse telling me I’m for sure pregnant and that I will be discharged from the IVF clinic on January 28th. Best. News. Ever.


Food cravings:
Meat – mostly chicken.

Food aversions:

Belly button in or out:

What I miss:
Sushi & wine!

What I’m looking forward to:
Hearing my baby’s heart beat next week.


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  1. Wonderful news!!! So excited for you guys!!!!
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  2. Congratulations!!!! So happy for you!!!!!
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  3. What awesome news!!!! I’m so happy to hear that things are going so well (and honestly, I’m a little jealous of the extra boob weight lol). πŸ™‚
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  4. Congratulations! I’m so glad this turned out — happy new year! πŸ™‚
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  5. What awesome news. Congrats πŸ™‚

  6. I’ve been looking forward to hearing these great news!!
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  7. CONGRATS Sara. This is awesome πŸ™‚ I’m wishing you a health pregnancy.

    Will you reveal (when you find out) if your baby is a boy or girl or will you keep this a secret until birth?
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  8. Oh Sara! I’m so thrilled for you! What a lucky little one to have you for a mama! Wishing you a healthy pregnancy XOXO

  9. Congrats! This is such exciting news. I’m so happy for you and your hubby! This is such a special time for your little family unit. Take care of yourself! The exhaustion is the worst , but your energy somehow comes back later in the pregnancy. And the boobs, yes they get gigantic! Funny how fast the body changes and adapts. Enjoy this time!
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    • Thank you so much, Britt! You have an idea of the long road it took to get here. I really appreciate your kind words! I’m definitely enjoying it. πŸ™‚

  10. CONGRATS!!! I’m so excited, our runCHI family is growing!
    I’d love to gain 5 pounds of boobage. πŸ™‚
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  11. I’m loving this bumpdate, it makes me so happy πŸ™‚ What’s the size this next week, an apple seed? All of the size for fruits and veggies are beyond adorable. Can’t wait to see you and baby next week Mama!

    • You are too sweet, Christina! Thank you for being so happy for me. I can not wait to see you next week!

      I’m glad we’re blog friends! xoxoxo

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