Saturday, October 13, 2012

8 Weeks and Bumpdate

How far along:

8 Weeks

How big is baby:
the size of a raspberry

Maternity Clothes:
I recently purchased a pair of maternity jeans and they are awesome.  Thankfully the weather is turning cooler and I can wear more of my sweater dresses.  Most of my pants are snug and uncomfortable.
Still no weight gain though (weighing 123lbs).

The baby is actually moving now, but it's still too tiny for me to feel anything.

Food Cravings:
Nothing out of the ordinary.  I continue to crave fruit and sugary stuff.  Tums are my new best friend!  I love drinking fruit juice each morning, and I have been drinking lots of water throughout the day.

Food Aversions:
Anything fried or greasy, 'well done' cooked steak, grilled shrimp, carbs, anything heavy

10 weeks until we find out!
(That also means that Christmas is right around the corner!)
Brandon thinks his initial guess could have been wrong.  I will be thrilled either way, but I'm secretly hoping for a little girl!

Tender breasts, acid reflux when I'm hungry, indigestion after meals, aversion to foods, intense sense of smell, increased appetite, extreme fatigue, bloating, DROOLING during the day now, "pregnancy brain", moodiness, mood swings, weepiness, headaches, constipation, nausea, bleeding gums, and sore hiney from the PIO injections

What do I miss:
Nothing terribly.  I prayed to be pregnant with this sweet baby.
I will enjoy a yummy NY Strip cooked 'medium' once "The Sneak" arrives.

Best moment of the week:
Our ultrasound appointment seeing how much our baby has grown.
Also, getting started on my pregnancy scrapbook for "The Sneak."

What am I looking forward to:
Continuing our appointments with the RE throughout the end of October and being released to our OB.

"The Sneak" grew so much in the course of a week and as is measuring well.
"Baby is growing about a millimeter every day.  Lips, nose, eyelids, legs, and back continue to take shape.  Even though I cannot feel it, the baby is now making spontaneous movements, twitching his/her tiny trunk and limb buds."
from What to Expect When You're Expecting


Still not a lot of changes.
Here's to a happy and healthy 8th week!


  1. You're so tiny! Yay for 8 weeks......

  2. Precious!! ~ You look great!! :)

    What a blessing!


  3. A great update and photo! I think my belly is already that bloated (and I'm 4 weeks behind you! But I blame the progesterone supplements for my bloat). I'm particularly impressed that you're admitting to drooling during the day now. Maybe Mommy needs a bib too!

    1. I always think of you when I add my drooling symptom to the list! =) It's hilarious. My pillow was soaked after my afternoon nap yesterday!!

  4. Happy 8 weeks! Keep growing baby!

  5. Congrats! I just found your blog and am happy for you! I am 16 weeks pregnant with my first and I just wanted to warn you that the fatigue and nausea will probably get worse before it gets better. Weeks 10 to 13 were the absolute most miserable time of my life...but I feel much better recently...hang on. I also love the story of your dogs..dogs are the best

  6. I love reading your weekly me an idea of what to expect since I'm about 3 weeks behind you! :)

  7. Seriously 8 weeks already!?!? When did this happen??? Can't believe how how fast your pregnancy seems to be moving. Aren't maternity jeans the best??? I got 5 pairs of pants from Gap and don't know why I waited so long, may still wear them long after I am done being pregnant!!


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