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Week 5

Your baby:

  • Is about the size of a sesame seed.
  • Looks more like a tadpole than a human-variety baby.
  • Making developmental leaps and bounds by the hour like a damned GENIUS CHILD.


  • Are totally for-real pregnant, with a positive home pregnancy test to prove it and everything.
  • Are definitely popping a prenatal vitamin everyday — you can pick them up at any grocery store or vitamin shop. Your doctor can also write you a prescription, but if your insurance doesn’t cover them it’s perfectly fine to buy them off the shelf.
  • If you don’t FEEL very pregnant yet, don’t panic. It’s early. Breast tenderness and fatigue may be all you’ve got at this point.
  • Oh, and yes, it is time to stop smoking, drinking, doing drugs and licking inner-city mailboxes, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Operation Chill Out hit its first major obstacle this week in the form of cramping. Lots and lots of cramping. Now, I do remember some cramping last time — right before I found out I was pregnant, actually, because I distinctly remember deciding to NOT take a pregnancy test after I missed my period, since the cramping told me it must be imminent. But this week was different, since I could clearly tie the cramping to activities, like running errands or picking up my toddler or just WALKING TO THE BATHROOM. The pain shot through my abdomen and around my back and I swear I could feel it around my pubic bone at times. I took to the couch with a ginormous bottle of water (dehydration can cause uterine cramping) and tried to stay put for as long as possible.

My husband finally handed me the phone and ordered me to call the doctor — my first prenatal appointment isn’t for another few weeks and he was not happy about that. My doctor told me everything I already knew: drink plenty of water, rest, and relax. If there’s no bleeding, cramping is usually completely normal. But…come in for a quick ultrasound anyway.

At five weeks and change, your baby is about a millimeter long. That’s incredibly tiny and hard to see with even the best ultrasound equipment. This is not to say that there isn’t stuff there — the early shapes of a head and torso and the teensiest little limb-buds are starting to form, along with internal organs and the chambers of the heart. By next week, that little heart will be a visible flickering pixel on a sonogram, but right now it’s all just too small to see.

My ultrasound this week confirmed that I was carrying a single appropriately-sized embryo — appropriate for a five-week-old pregnancy, meaning the baby itself was about three weeks old. And it ruled out the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. (Where the embryo implants anywhere other than the uterine wall, like in a fallopian tube or down on the cervix or even IN an ovary.) Cramping and abdominal pain can be a symptom of an ectopic pregnancy, but like all other Bad Things, it is usually accompanied by bleeding.

Then again, some spotting is completely normal and harmless. It can be a stray clot, a urinary tract infection, or just one of those weird things that happens. You just don’t always know. Welcome to pregnancy! And…parenthood, actually. Now that I think about it.

(Now that we’re in the realm of actual can-be-documented stuff about
pregnancy, I’ll be including a couple things each week comparing my
first and second pregnancy. “Oh Yeah, THIS” will be the stuff I went
through the first time but repressed forgot about,
and “New This Time Around” will cover all the stuff that makes my
current pregnancy a unique and special little snowflake.)

Oh Yeah, THIS: Bloating! Dude. Duuuuude. The first time around I (wrongly) assumed that I started showing ridiculously early, and no lie, I LOOK like I’m showing already. My pants don’t fit and I have a round poochy belly that I cannot suck in. But of course, my uterus is still tiny. I am bloated. Am balloon. Am walking around with my pants undone, affectionately rubbing my little gas-baby and there’s just nothing to be done about it. Thank heavens for the Bella Band.

New This Time Around: Well, the frequent and painful cramping, obviously. I’ve since read all about the round ligament pain that plagues a lot of second pregnancies, and also how uterine scarring — be it from endometriosis or previous D&Cs or c-sections — can also exacerbate the cramping. I also went to the price club and purchased a giant pallet of bottled water and keep one with me CONSTANTLY. Staying hydrated has definitely helped, even if I am also dashing to the bathroom CONSTANTLY. A full, pressing bladder is infinitely more preferable to the sensation that my uterus is about to expel its precious cargo.

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About the Author

Amy Corbett Storch


Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering ...

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Amalah. Also, it’s pronounced AIM-ah-lah.

If there is a question you would like answered on the Advice Smackdown, please submit it to [email protected].

Amy also documented her second pregnancy (with Ezra) in our wildly popular Weekly Pregnancy Calendar, Zero to Forty.

Amy is mother to rising first-grader Noah, preschooler Ezra, and toddler Ike.

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About the Author

Our Pregnancy Calendar, Zero to Forty, was written by Amy Corbett Storch while she was pregnant with her second son, Ezra.

Amy, also known as Amalah, writes the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back here at Alpha Mom. You can follow her daily mothering adventures at her own site, Amalah.

About the Illustrations

The Zero to Forty illustrations were created by the artist Brenda Ponnay, aka Secret Agent Josephine. Brenda is very talented and these images are copyright-protected. You should hire her if you want your own unique ones.

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  • jodifur

    February 27, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    I’m just excited someone else calls Costco Price club.
    Carry on, pregnant people.

  • Bethiclaus

    February 28, 2008 at 9:33 am

    I had more intense ligament pain with baby #2. Am textbook pregnant woman. Also, seven weeks post-partum and still have bloaty gas baby. Sexy.

    • babycakes

      May 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      hi, i’m 5 dpo, i’ve been eating alot, drinking alot  craving wraps, having stomach cramps and headachs need to urinate more than normal, like every hr or so. and a small weird taste in my mouth
      Could i have help please?
      Btw, i’m only 22. 

  • selzach

    February 28, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    I’ve had much more cramping with this (my second pregnancy). I ended up calling the OB at some point around 4-6 weeks and she said it’s very common. The cramping has tapered off, but I still have some very uncomfortable days. The tiredness during my first trimester was awful. I could barely function in the evenings.

  • tara

    March 4, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    hey there. long time somewhat-lurker from amalah who fears the post button and will worry that what i wrote is stupid in about 10 seconds.
    just wanted to say that i’m so glad that you are writing this and if all continues to go well, i’ll be just a few weeks behind you. i’ve been stressing all day, worrying that i’m cramping for all the wrong reasons and you’ve made me feel better. thanks 🙂

  • Lindsay

    July 16, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I am newly pregnant and LOVING reading your blog. I, too am experiencing the “gas baby” and thinking that I might be crazy to think that this sesame seed sized baby can make my pants too tight! Thanks for making me feel better! 🙂

  • Tracy

    July 22, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Ok, Like…15 or 20 weeks ago or whatever, however long ago it was that you announced you were writing this blog…I was all “hmmm. That’s interesting.” And I checked it once or twice and went on with life. NOW…five weeks pregnant…I am SOOOOOOOOOO happy you wrote this! I’ve spent the last 24 hours freaking out about all the cramping I was doing yesterday, and the very SLIGHT bit of spotting I had…and now I know it’s normal (despite what Dr. Google told me.) Yay.
    Thanks, Amy.

  • Brittany

    August 15, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    whew! Thank goodness! I had zero cramping with baby #1, now I am prego with #2 and I could swear I am getting ready to have a period my cramps are killer!!! I was worried it was not normal and you have squashed my fears hooray! ps I got through advanced college calculus with flying colors…….yet pregnancy math completely stumps me!!!

  • Andee

    September 10, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    I laughed out loud at the gas-baby! Was just saying to a friend tonight that I was wondering if I was further along than I thought because even my maternity pants are uncomfortable!!! This is baby number 3 and just like my last pregnancy, this one confirms that no two experiences are the same. Happy I found this! Thanks!

  • Lucy

    October 1, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    I know this is totally hella late, but I start my fifth week tomorrow and I am SO THERE with you on the cramping! I’ve had endometriosis for years (4 surgeries for it) so I guess that’s why it’s so dramatic for me.
    Also, I do not have a gas baby, but I do have a water baby. For serial. I’m so damn thirsty all the time that I feel like my eyeballs are floating.

  • Jenn

    October 3, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Gas Baby: check, frequent peeing: check,
    nausea: check , but my boobs have only expanded (Thank God, also my first pregnancy clue this time around)
    I love your blog and it’s so nice to hear these things from a real pregnant woman not a man(the authors of most prego books)

  • miriam

    October 23, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I also had the cramping that made me think “damn. I’m just fat” 2 days out from when I should have had my period. Fortunately, I continued with the period not-having, and it turns out that I’m just really pregnant and bloaty. And fat. So glad I read this and got the bella band early (but now I think I might need a larger size).

  • Michelle

    November 7, 2008 at 1:30 am

    Haha. I NEEDED to read this site. My friend who is 8 months along directed me here and I’m so glad she did. 😀

  • Ash

    December 23, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    I just found out this weekend that I’m pregnant. I’m about five weeks along and don’t have my first appointment for another month. I’ve really enjoyed reading this blog and looking forward to the coming weeks! I feel better after reading why I’m getting these annoying cramps and why my jeans aren’t being very cooperative. I have this sort of vague queasiness where I don’t want to eat anything ever again and yet I am ravenously hungry and want to eat everything in my house, furniture included. And if I go pee one more time in my day I’m just going to set up camp in there! It never ends! Thanks for a great blog!

  • Candace

    February 23, 2009 at 8:53 am

    This is amazing! I found I was pregnant 2 days ago, well sort of, I took me taking 4 pregnancy tests over the course of 2 days to consider this real, because of the cramping! I thought for sure I was going to start my period. But no blood no nothing and this morning, I have a little queasiness. Trying to drink water but it is just plain nasty, so for now I am sticking to some sugar free kool aid, alternating with water. I was ravenous yesterday though, and ate everything in sight! This is so odd, and I swear I still don’t really feel pregnant.
    Thank you for a great blog! I bought WTEWYE, yesterday and that was interesting but this is hilarious and reassuring. I can’t thank you enough 🙂

  • Holly

    April 3, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    I am enjoying your blog! I had my first possitive HPT almost two weeks ago (in two days week 6 will start). I say first because I had to take a few to make sure it was real. The cramping really threw me off – I was sure it was PMS. It sucks to have to wait so long to see the Dr. and get the ultrasound, but I’m trying my best to be patient.
    My first tip of possible pregnancy was constipation (that never happens to me) and the single dark brown spot on my undies. Fortunately I tested positive right away on my 28th day so I didn’t have to deal with false negatives. I had been trying for six months, so it was a glorious/surreal day!!
    Ash totally hit the nail on the head for me with the subtle queasiness and loss of appetite combined with feeling like I’m starving all the time. Makes finding something you really desire to eat a challenge!
    Is anyone else afraid to get too excited yet? I feel bad that I”m not jumping off the walls about it, but part of me is afraid to get too excited ’til we hear the heartbeat or the first trimester is over. I think I’ve heard too many bad stories….

  • Amy M

    August 1, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    according to my dr i am 5 1/2 weeks pg but will get an ultrasound next friday to see if she still agrees with that and the estimated due date she gave me yesterday.
    to Holly: that’s exactly how i feel.
    lots of cramping coming and going and wow the constipation. and the gas baby? i has it. it’s not fun. considering amalah tells me the millimeter long embryo isn’t the source. i kinda knew that though! i have known about this calendar for a while but saved it until i was pg. i’m so glad i did. thank you Amalah!!!

  • Melissa

    September 14, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I am so glad to read this! I tested yesterday – two days before my expected period – and got a positive result! Two more tests confirm that I am pregnant. Of course, I don’t believe it. But the cramping! Thanks all for making me feel okay about this, considering my first appointment is not for another 4 weeks. I am so thankful for this blog!

  • Cara

    October 25, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you, ladies, for assuring me the cramping-that-feels-like-PMS does not mean the HPT was wrong. I took the first test Friday night, so I can’t even call my doctor until Monday. We’ve been trying for 2 years, and I really want this pregnancy to be real.

  • Candace

    March 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Hey! I posted last year on February 23, when I found out I was pregnant with my little boy Carson. And now I am posting again, because yep, got a positive pregnancy test last night. Got a blood test this morning. Totally NOT planned but really excited! Woo!
    Editor: Congratulations!

  • Jackie

    May 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I’m so glad I found this site! Congrats everyone on the wonderful news! I am 5.5 weeks pregnant- found out 2 weeks ago, 9 DPO. I conceived using clomid due to PCOS, and have my first ultrasound in 3 days. I too was worried about the cramping (had it since implantation), but this site has made me feel so much better. I told my doctor about it last week, and they said its normal as long as it doesn’t get worse in terms of pain. I also have the bloating with constipation and look like I am 3 months pregnant and don’t fit into any of my clothes! I haven’t felt morning sickness yet, thankfully. Look forward to reading the upcoming weeks 🙂

  • Suzie

    May 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    This is awesome!! I am not pregnant, and do not plan on getting pregnant anytime soon, but I’ve always been scared of having children just because everyone who has gone through it always talks about the bad, the bloody, scary, crappy parts, and not the fun exciting parts. They called it a form of birth control (when I was in high school) scare me into not having sex. But now that I’m engaged and about to start my life, I still feel the way I felt in high school… not excited to have kids, but now everyone is like “Yay! Babies” And I’m like “yeah right”. But this helped me feel differently on having kids. Especially the relax and enjoy blog. I am a worrier, so thank you for saying what you said about miscarriages and being scared of hurting your baby. It makes sense. You also looked at having babies and being pregnant as it being fun and not just the scary process before pushing the watermelon out your vagina. I don’t know why women don’t say this kind of stuff enough! It would make the younger generations mind more at ease and more wanting to have children. 🙂 So thank you. You made me actually get excited about having children in the future! Very positive out look!

  • Megan

    June 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Found this site on Pinterest about the time I was ovulating…scoured the first couple weeks of posts over and over starting at 5 DPO, I have had the sore boobs, gas baby, crampy icky OMG I’M SO TIRED WHY CAN’T I SLEEP AND WHY MUST I KEEP PEEING almost from the beginning (not all at once until week after I got my positive test). I totally had myself psyched into following your advice and waiting to take my test until several days after I missed my period but after three sleepless nights in which I get up to pee (which I never do!) I took and got a resounding positive on day 27 (I usually have 26 day cycles sooooo technically that was not even late yet). Now I feel embarrassed because this is only my first and I feel crampy (everyone else who complains of this seems to be on second or third baby?) and I already bought maternity clothes because I can’t stand tight on me right now (see gas baby). Now today at 5w 3d and I have been feeling that whole queasy but I want to eat thing for a week. Bleh. Thank you for helping me feel like I’m not crazy.

  • Lynette A

    July 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Thank you so much for this.  You said exactly how I have been feeling!  PS…is it weird that I won’t be seeing the doctor until week 10?

  • christina

    November 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Found your blog a few months ago and even though I read it then I couldn’t wait to follow along once I got pregnant, and now I am!! Such a roller coaster ride but glad to have your humor to help me through!

  • jingelbells

    January 14, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Hi! I hope somebody could help me. I think im 5 wks along and had already stopped with the cramping. BuT yesterday and today i have very light brown discharge on my undies. It’s not continuous and i doesnt hurt anywhere. I went to my ob last fri & she did a transvi on me…

    Do i need to go to the dr now or this spotting is normal? Am i miscarriaging? Pls help 🙁

    • Kelly

      May 4, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Jingelbells, I hope everything worked out OK for you. My advice is to Google whether or not you have a local Ask-A-Nurse hotline. Whether you have questions on your pregnancy, or question about your baby when they spike a fever at 3 am, they are so good. They ask the right questions and will let you know whether you should seek medical attention or simply just talk you down from the sleep deprived new mom hysteria.

  • Rachel

    March 6, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Thank you so much for this blog. I am 5 wks 4 days with my 2nd pregnancy and I have been experiencing light cramping off and on for the past few days. I don’t remember getting this with my first. Definitely freaked me out, but I have found lots of reassurance online that it is completely normal! Love your humor in these posts! It’s nice being just a bit behind your pregnancy so I can look ahead and see what may be coming my way soon!

  • Jessica

    March 16, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I have been making fun of myself for rubbing my ‘gas baby’ between weeks 4 and 5 five of my 2nd pregnancy. I am soo glad that I am not alone!

  • Maureen Muoneke

    March 18, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Your baby is still tiny, but its heart, brain, spinal cord, muscle, and bones are beginning to develop. The placenta, which nourishes your baby, and the amniotic sac, which provides a warm and safe environment where your baby can move easily, are still forming, too. The umbilical cord forms and connects your baby to your blood supply.

  • Melissa

    June 11, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    This is an awesome blog!  I am just now 5 weeks pregnant (well tomorrow).  This is my second pregnancy after a miscarriage last year.  Your humor puts a great spin on things that can be kinda scary  in this early stage.  I have to laugh being able to relate to the whole rubbing the gas baby and boob smashing as a way to convince yourself you are still pregnant (week 4).  And I have become a sobbing mess!  I’m just so thankful after 14 months of trying I am getting to experience this all over again-even the “Honey, we gotta pull over, I”m going to be sick!!!” experience!

  • Melanie

    September 5, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Just found your blog while browsing pinterest, and read week 1 to 5 – you are hilarious! Thanks for putting in the fun factor into the stressfull time 🙂

    I am into my 5th week (2nd pregnancy) and have been having terrible cramps (no other side effects) therefore I was quite pleased to read your input on the subject and shall take your advise and RELAX as well as add a couple more drinks of water to my day

  • Cris

    September 22, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Just found out we are expecting #2, so I came back to this calendar which got me through pregnancy #1. It’s like saying hi to an old friend, so reassuring! Thank you Amalah!

  • Candi

    October 2, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Hi, it’s nice to read everyone’s experiences. I’ve yet to have a positive test but I used an ovulation kit and 3 days after ovulating I started having cramps and they haven’t stopped. They are mild and they are a first for me so early in my cycle so I know something is amiss. After 2 missed miscarriages i’m worried but still looking forward to a positive test. I truly believe if God has this in store for me it will be. God’s rich blessings upon us all 🙂

  • Lisa

    December 14, 2014 at 3:21 am

    On the 29 of november 2014 doctor told me that I’m 6weeks 3days pregnant , so it was fine but most of things if I’m eating I just vomit or get nary , my problem now I dnt feel anything accept in my womb even my breast not full but are pain full.

  • vannessa

    December 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Just took a test and found out in pregnant but i thought it was lying to me so i took 3 more test all came out positive that was yesterday and today in cramping

  • Mihaela

    January 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Ha ha ha! Thanks billions for this blog. i found myslef in it,except i’m on my first pregnancy…5 weeks and my belly looks like few months already plus my pants hardly close…My husband was making fun of me ,saying it’s something i just imagine,until…i took my belly out of large clothes and showed him;))) Thanks again and all the best

  • Stacey

    January 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Wow! Im so pleased I came across this blog, I found out this week im expecting our first as a result of cramping and no period. Hospitsl confirmed im pregnant and did an ultrasound but nothing showed up at all, thn they did my blood 48 hours later which showed the HCG had increased by 198% so they believe im much earlier then they thought but I do have really irregular periods, dometimes 7 weeks aparts. Booked in for another scan in 2 weeks but the cramps, OMG, in my hips, thighs and pubic bone and constipation is making it so much worse. Glad im not the only one, being my first time i am prettified of getting excited just incase this isnt normal. No spotting or any ill feeling just cramps!!!

  • Adriana Wolfe

    January 26, 2015 at 1:44 am

    I just found at that I’m pregnant 4 days ago and I am 5 weeks pregnant, we are super excited! I love your blog. Everything you have said has me saying, wow that’s me! “Yes that happens to me too”!! Love it! I don’t feel alone now 🙂

  • Kharista

    January 26, 2015 at 5:32 am

    hi!!!! im a first time mommy and jus found out i was pregnant im 5 weeks and a day pregnant… i am experiancing the cramps tiredness and back pains…. your blog made me feel.alot better about the cramping…

  • lindi

    February 14, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I’m so glad I found you!! Am 5 weeks pregnant and on my 2nd .my first baby is 5 and I ‘v now forgotten about what happened then this time. i am cramping like mad almost thought am having a miscarriage. Thank you so much for the next app is in 5 weeks. We are so excited we’ve been trying for years. God bless all the moms, wishing everyone the very best including myself!!!

  • Roxanne

    February 14, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Love this !!! So glad I found it . Im 5 weeks pregnant and a first time mom to be ..I still can’t believe it im so nervous yet excited 🙂

  • Tabitha

    February 15, 2015 at 11:07 am

    im pregers for second time too but i havent gotin a positive pe sticck yet …i have von willow bronze disease ..a blood cloting disorder and that makes my bleed till sexond trimester ..i went off the pill n my intuition.gut tells me i am infact i spoted 3 days befor my period was due…n out of no wherehre one day after implant..i felt like i ran a dang marathion it was only 7 in morning and my back pain with seriours streching feeling in my abdomon…and nauses now at 5weeks 3days….iv had a head ache from hell hasnt gone away sence 4 weeks…i idnt get the aunt . im extreamly sleepy by time 5 oclk rolls around im exzausted…i used ro have to take sleeping pillls to make me go to sleep….now i need to eat at 5 n im yawning all dtired….btw everybody im sorry for the miss speld words n stuff my auto correct its pain in my arse…this is the best blog iv found yets… so helpfull n helps me relive my freak out moments about worrying n stuffs

  • Ariel Garvin

    February 16, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I am so glad I discovered this blog! This is my second pregnancy, my first was a miscarriage at 6 weeks….. this pregnancy is going smoothly! Thank god! I am so relived to discover that all the weight i have gained is just bloating or water weight. I thought i was showing for a second and that can’t be. When my baby is the size of a poppy seed. I have my bf over here telling me i gained weight and i’m pregnant that is whats supposed to happen but not this this soon i thought! I’m glad i have more knowledge on why my jeans don’t fit me anymore! 🙂 Thank you all!

  • julie

    May 19, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Thank you for this post! Im nearly 5 weeks pregnant. Its 5am and ive been laying in bed for the last 2 hours searching the internet in an effort to figure out if that cramping ive been feeling since last night is a miscarriage or an ectopic. Is that bloating or an inflamed tube? I think maybe…maybe i saw a tiny discoloration in my cm indicative of blood so of course im totally losing it. Now that i think of it, i barely drank any water yesterday.

  • Tavia

    June 29, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I’m so happy I found this blog. I’m about 5 weeks into my first pregnancy. After about 8 pregnancy tests I’ve come to the consensus that I am pregnant. With it being my first time around I’ve been nervous of every little ache and pain and cramp I feel. I’m very happy to hear that it isn’t unusual.

  • Desirae

    October 3, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Hi i just found out i was pregnant. Im 5 weeka and a day. This is my second child. Ive been haveing bad cramping. I didnt have this first time around. I thought something bad was happening. Thanks to thia blog i feel better

  • megan

    October 11, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    I am in my 5th week of pregnancy. I too am having very sharp pains on my right side (ovary) and it seems to wrap around my back. I noticed it today whilst having a lot to do. I notice the at when I lay down on the side that hurts it tends to fade away. I do not have any spotting or bleeding what so ever but the pain is almost like a contraction sometimes it gets that intense. Will be scheduling a Dr appointment tomorrow morning and hopefully I will get in A.S.A.P. this will be my 6th pregnancy and if everything goes ok my 3rd L.b. We m.c. back in 2013 at 6 weeks. It was a tubal pregnancy.

  • Cye

    October 27, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    I am going through everything mentioned in this blog (im 5 weeks). It was a pleasure to read!

  • Cher

    November 16, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    I’m 5wks & 2 days. I was fine actually felt pretty normal which I thought was weird (lol go figure ) and then I woke up today with light Brown spotting when I pee followed by cramping, cramping the killer lol. It’s taking me a little off my daily routine. If it continues I think calling my Dr. Will be best

    • Isabel Kallman

      November 16, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      You should never hesitate to call your doctor/ health care provider.

  • Juliette

    January 17, 2016 at 3:54 am

    Hi I have a two and a half year old I had a misscarrage in October and am 5 weeks pregnant now I have a on off ache pain in my lower stomach constantly going to the toilet fearing a misscarriage what do u all think?

    • Isabel Kallman

      January 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Juliette, this is a question for a medical practitioner or healthcare provider.

  • Erika

    January 25, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    I love this weekly diary articles! ! Very helpful! Thanks so much! !

  • Kiesha

    March 13, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks this is helpful I’m 5 weeks today and nervous couldn’t wait to write on this blog

  • AshleyWomack

    March 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Ladies.
    I’m 5 weeks pregnant today, found out I was pregnant when I was 4 weeks, Ive been pregnant once before but do not at all remember having these crazy cramps, Especially so early like this, well I’ve been worrying myself and panicking so badly about miscarriage. But I just took a little sigh of relief after reading this article,. Makes me feel a whole lot better that a lot of women feel the same thing around this time, well I just prayed about it and patience and faith that Gods plan never fails and that he has his best interest for me Is the only thing I can honestly do, .

  • brianna

    March 31, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Lol yep that’s exactly what happened. Was cramping and thought my period was coming. But it just never did so I took the test at home. They were all positive. Then went to the hospital yesterday and doctor confirmed I was 5 weeks pregnant. Definitely constipated, and passing gas. I’m hoping for a girl 🙂

  • Brittany

    May 1, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Love this blog!! I had my first positive test last Sunday, clear blue said “pregnant 1-2 weeks ” and blood work on Friday with hcg results of 342 to confirm. I am extremely excited, but every night around 5-6p I have this horrible back ache, which only goes away when I sit or lay down. As soon as I stand up it returns. Is this a sign of m/c ?! Any input would be great!!! Thanks 🙂