5 Weeks Pregnant | Early Ultrasound, Hypothyroidism, Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Hello my beautiful friends, it’s Sam here and welcome to week five of my pregnancy So I started off this week by going to get a blood test just, you know, standard pregnancy blood test and I got a callback a few days later, the doctor wanted me to come in just to review something of concern So I went in and my thyroid levels are too low so they measure your thyroid by doing tests of your TSH levels and normally in a healthy person it should — there’s a range and it’s up to I think about 4.5 and for pregnancy they actually recommend that it’s around 2 or 2.5 So my levels were 8.5. So I thought that’s pretty high, but it’s actually not super high But yeah, so I was diagnosed with having hypothyroidism and that just means that my body is not producing enough thyroid so usually when the TSH level is high, it’s an indication that your thyroid is actually low So I kind of got worried like what does that mean? And the doctor basically said everything’s fine. You just need to take thyroid pills every day in the morning so that’s what I’ve been doing and of course after the appointment, I went home, I googled it and there’s all these nasty effects of having hypothyroidism during pregnancy, the effect that it can have on your baby if not treated so I am kind of worried But I think that and because I did get tested early in the pregnancy that I was able to get treatment for it right away So I would recommend that as soon as you find out you are pregnant, go to the doctor at least just to get the blood tests and make sure everything is normal. And if something’s not normal you could get it addressed right away So that’s how I started off the week And it’s kind of been challenging because I have to take this pill every morning and I have to take it at least like an hour before I eat anything so and being pregnant, as soon as I wake up I’m starving So it’s kind of hard to pop the pill and then have to wait a whole hour. So I’ve kind of just started — Because I go to the bathroom like three to four times a night By the time I go to the bathroom, which is usually — my last one is around like 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m So anytime between then I just like take the pill then go back to bed So then when I wake up around 8:00 or 9:00, I can just eat right away So that’s my trick Other than that The symptoms that I’ve been having — they’ve pretty much been the same as last week the new symptom I’ve had is I’ve actually had a lot of cramping And that did start actually towards the ended my fourth week. So I did bring it up with the doctor and he said it’s totally normal, it’s just your uterus stretching So, I mean if he’s not worried, I guess I’m not worried. It’s just mild cramping but it is kind of a pain and also, I am really, really fatigued so super, super tired I’ve actually started taking naps which is really weird for me because I never take a nap and I find myself having to nap once a day. So, that’s new. At my appointment, the doctor did do another ultrasound And just to see how things are developing And he saw that there’s little yolk sac and a little embryo So there’s the yolk sac, and there’s the little embryo The embryo was 2.5 millimeters long and he said that — he dated it at five weeks and six days He didn’t find a heartbeat yet, but he said if I came back in a couple days, that’s when they would be able to tell about the heartbeat. And so he actually asked me to come back in a couple weeks But I just thought you know what that this is like my third scan in this pregnancy, and I just feel like — I know everyone says ultrasounds are safe but I mean there’s gotta be some sort of level of radiation or something and I just don’t want to keep getting ultrasounds so I’m actually gonna wait for my ten week scan and I’m just hoping for the best and hopefully I’ll hear the heartbeat then and yeah, so I don’t have another appointment for another month which is kind of crazy, but that’s just what I prefer. That’s how I want to do it So I want to check in on how baby’s doing. So I have a couple pregnancy apps I have the “Bump” app, which I love because it’s so pretty and it gives you like the size of your baby in fruits, which is really cute So week five, baby is as big as an apple seed. 3.3 millimeteres. It’s already starting to form major organs – the heart, stomach, liver, kidney and systems – digestive, circulatory and nervous system and the other app I use is the “Pregnancy +” app and I like it because it gives a little bit more information about the baby so Let me just see what this one says. and I just like comparing between the two apps and seeing what the similarities are, what the differences are It says at week five, placenta has started to develop There’s three distinct layers of cells in the embryo And again, it talks about how it’s forming the digestive system, lungs, heart, all those organs, nervous system Two major processes occur during this week. First, the neural tube, which is the precursor to baby’s brain and spinal cord forms and folic acid is vital in this process Secondly, a tiny two chambered heart has formed and has even begun beating at the very end of this week Although it will still be too small to see or hear So, which is probably why I couldn’t see it or hear it at my five week six day ultrasound So by the end of this week your baby is about the size of a tiny sesame seed Or about two to three millimeters and is developing rapidly So, yeah, that’s kind of what’s going on with baby So that’s basically my update for this week So Danny and I, if you’ve been following us, know that we’re traveling all over the world We took six months off from our lives to do this and now we’re kind of stuck in Spain because of this pregnancy And also I’m just so tired. I don’t feel like traveling anymore and we had all these plans like oh, we’re gonna go to Morocco We’re gonna spend two weeks in Italy and I just — I can’t, like I’m too tired so it’s kind of a shame, but I don’t care. I just want this to be healthy. I want this baby to be healthy and that’s all that matters at this point so yeah, we’re just kind of staying put Just kind of exploring a few hours a day just close to the area that we’re staying at But other than that, yeah just a lot of resting, eating healthy, doing a lot of cooking at home and just getting my body prepared for this pregnancy. So, that’s all I have for this week. Thank you so much for watching If you’re new to this channel, please hit that subscribe button and come along on this journey with me I’ll be sharing weekly updates every week. If you missed the one from last week, be sure to check it out, I’ll leave a link below and Yeah, stay tuned. Next week, week six. I’m excited. Thanks guys

12 Replies to “5 Weeks Pregnant | Early Ultrasound, Hypothyroidism, Early Pregnancy Symptoms”

  1. Thank you to everyone for your continued love and support as we start this new chapter in our lives! Are you in your 5th week of pregnancy as well? What type of symptoms did you have?

  2. Take care of yourself, im also 5 weeks pregnant ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“, i like youโ€™re videos and waiting for the next one. Love u๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

  3. I definitely have mild cramping. It's so annoying. I didn't even know this was a thing. I am 5 weeks. I just found out today!

  4. Congratulations on your pregnancy! You are not alone in your journey. It's so great that you are sharing your experience with others so they can be aware of challenges and tips! Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy.

  5. Hi Sam. Thank you for sharing about your pregnancy. I don't know if you will even get this but I was wondering about your experience with the hypothyroidism.

    I am 3 weeks pregnant and I have hypothyroidism. My T3 and T4 levels are within normal range but my TSH is elevated (5.5). I started taking the levothyroxine today but have been scared with the whole miscarriage thing. Did your levels regulate with taking the thyroid medication? did you experience any adverse effects throughout the pregnancy? was everything ok with you and the baby with the delivery? Thank you for sharing your journey! <3

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