I would first like to start this out as saying that I am doing this because I want to be pregnant and to understand what it is like to be pregnant, as this is not physically possible for me as I am a male. Anyone that would like to help me with this endeavor will be greatly appreciated and if you don’t have any experience but would like to give encouragement I would like that also, but if you are going to be mean and judgmental don’t even bother reading on as this is my own personal journey of learning about this miracle of life that I will likely never experience myself in this life.
Secondly I understand that people will think that I am doing this just to get attention or because there is something wrong with me or something to that effect. The reason that I am doing this online is because I actually want to document this for once so that I can look back and show that I tried to understand want a woman goes through while she is pregnant and to document what I did so that I know what I did for future simulations.
So I’ll start out with a little background on myself.
I am a 30 year old male and for as long as i can remember I have wanted to be pregnant. From a young age I was interested in pregnancy and would spent as much time as I could secretly learning about pregnancy and dressing up pregnant to see how it looked. I guess you could say that it is more of an obsession now than anything. I think the reason that I still do this is because it helps me to calm my mind and it helps with my depression.
This pregnancy will be started just like all pregnancies are started, which means that there needs to be physical intimacy. Unfortunately for me I have no one to be intimate with so this will be interesting.
stay tuned to see how my pregnancy progresses.
I just took the pregnancy test and it came back positive so I will call my doctor tomorrow and set up the appointment to verify the pregnancy.
I am 7 weeks pregnant. I am both excited and not excited, I feel as though I’m running on empty already and the pregnancy has just started.
5 july 2017
I am 11 weeks pregnant now, I’m not feeling any different than usual yet but it’s still early days.
Your baby is now at least half a centimetre long, or around 2 to 2.5 inches. He or she weighs in at around half an ounce and is getting bigger and heavier by the day. The brain and central nervous system are becoming more complex now, and are allowing your baby to make more deliberate movements inside your womb.
Your baby’s reflexes are improving around now, and he or she can move it’s tiny fingers and toes. Your baby may be sucking its thumb and can even respond to your touch, although you’re unlikely to feel any movement yet, especially if this is your first pregnancy. It may seem strange that this little lime-sized person can do so much already, but babies are much more clever than we often give them credit for!
Your baby’s eyes have settled in their final position on the face now, and the belly is becoming more rounded (much like yours is!). The bone marrow is producing infection-fighting white blood cells and the digestive system is starting to work, although it won’t really be doing much until after the birth when your baby starts taking in breastmilk or formula.
You: What’s Happening?
The good news is that your hormones start to settle down around now, so all those early pregnancy symptoms should start to reduce. It may still take a week or two for them to disappear completely, so don’t expect it to happen overnight!
The big change for you this week is the size of your uterus. It’s so big now that the top has started to protrude over the top of your pelvic bone, and if you see a Midwife around this time they’ll probably be able to feel it. You may not be able to feel it yourself yet, but you’ll certainly know it’s there! At appointments, your Midwife will measure your uterus from your public bone to the highest point that the uterus can be felt. This gives a good indication of how your baby is growing.
Because your lower abdomen doesn’t have the same bone support as the pubic region, your uterus will now start to show through. It may only be small, but you should start to notice a bit of rounding out. You may find bending forwards is more challenging, although this will be nothing compared to during the third trimester!
20 July 2017
I’d like to start this weeks post out with saying that this is still weird for me to talk about this in public outside of the forum that i speak on, but I’ll still keep up with this as best as I can.
Today I went to the doctor for a checkup and the Doc said that i am measuring large for where I am at and thinks that there might be more than one baby in there. honestly that is kind of scary and invigorating to hear at the same time.
If you could have a peek inside your uterus at this time you’ll see your baby making all manner of funny facial expressions. With the brain now allowing for lots more deliberate movements, your baby is figuring out how to control the muscles in the face and is squinting, frowning and even pouting. No smiling yet though, that won’t happen until around 4 or 5 weeks after the birth, and it’s definitely worth noting in your baby journal!
Your baby’s sex organs are becoming more obvious and the difference between boys and girls is much more apparent. Although it’s still very early, and you probably won’t have a chance to find out your baby’s gender until your next scan at around 20 weeks, the chance of successfully determining the sex of a fetus increases from 46% at 11 weeks of pregnancy, to 90% at 14 weeks gestation.
Your baby has been swallowing amniotic fluid and urinating for the past couple of weeks, but now the intestines are producing meconium which will form your baby’s first bowel movement. Unlike normal baby poops which are usually quite soft and range from bright yellow to dark brown in color, meconium is a green, sticky, tar-like substance that’s very difficult to clean up off of those newborn baby butt cheeks!
The lanugo covering your baby’s skin starts to get thicker now, and hair also starts to grow on the head and eyebrows. While some babies are born with a full head of hair, others are born almost bald. In some cases, even babies born with long and thick hair can become bald within the first few months after birth, and the new hair might be an entirely different color and texture to what it was before. It’s not clear why some babies are hairier than others, but an old wives tale suggests that you’ll experience heartburn if you’re carrying a hairy baby!
You: What’s Happening?
Although you’re still 24 weeks away from giving birth (give or take!), your cervix begins to shorten at this point in preparation for the birth. Although it won’t fully efface until your baby is ready to be born, there are some big changes going on already. At 14 weeks, shortening of the cervix is completely normal and does not indicate that your baby will make an early appearance.
You might be a little achey this week in your lower abdomen as your uterus continues to grow upwards and outwards from your pubic bone. You should have a little rounded belly now, although it’ll still be easily hidden by clothing if you’re not ready to let the world know you’re pregnant just yet.
As your uterus expands, it has to go somewhere, and there’s not that much extra room in there. You’ll probably find some of your poor organs getting a little bit squashed, especially your bladder and stomach. This may cause you to need to use the bathroom much more often, and the pressure on the stomach could cause a bit of excess gas and flatulence! It may be embarrassing, but it’s completely normal. You might find yourself saying “pardon me’ a lot during your pregnancy.
Here is to seeing how this all turns out.