Wednesday, November 23, 2011

8 Weeks Pregnant

I am SO EXCITED to be starting these weekly pregnancy posts!  Hopefully you'll enjoy following along in this journey with me!

Baby Growth:  This week, the baby is the size of a raspberry.  Even though I can't feel it yet, the baby is just starting to move all around!  The baby is starting to grow tiny fingers and toes on it's hands and feet.  The tail is just about gone, and eyelids almost completely cover the eyes.  The baby will also get it's upper lip and the tip of it's nose this week!

My Symptoms:  Nausea is pretty present, but mostly at night.  For the first time this past week, I actually got sick instead of just feeling sick.  I've been having moments where I really don't feel that bad, and then moments where I feel terrible.  I still get tired very easily and love the days that I can sneak in a nap.  I'm really trying to enjoy that part this week, as next week I won't be able to nap when I'm back at work!  If I get up too quickly from laying down, the very bottom of my stomach gets very very tight, so I'm trying to remember to get up very slowly. 

Weight:  I'm still the same as what I was when I found out.

Gender:  No idea.  Actually, the baby should be starting to form his or her "parts" this week and next.  With the last pregnancy, we for sure knew that we wanted to be surprised with the gender.  After losing that baby, things really changed for us.  I now have a big desire to just know what's going on and to have as few surprises as possible.  This means that, for right now, we're leaning towards finding out.  ??  I'm really torn though.  Because I know that this is our last baby, and I think it would be really cool to experience not finding out until the baby is born.  So I guess we have a lot of thinking to do over the next 10 weeks??

Maternity Clothes:  Heck no.  I'm putting off those bad boys for as long as possible!!  I will admit though, I'm starting to get a pretty noticeable pooch.  I shouldn't be surprised - this is pregnancy #3 for me AND the last pregnancy was just 5 months ago.  Plus, who am I kidding?  My stomach never went back to "normal" after LL.  I started showing with her at 10 weeks, so I should be shocked that I'm already starting to show with this one.  I'm not going to be able to hide it from my kids at school for much longer - they're already starting to notice!

Belly button:  In.  It didn't pop out with LL until waaaay later, so I don't expect this for a LONG time!

Movement:  Not yet - still too early!

Sleep:  I can do this ALL the time!  I'm having to get up at LEAST once a night to go to the bathroom, and when I do, I usually end up laying in bed for awhile feeling sick.  Naps really help!

What I Miss:  Being in Disney and not caring if people could tell that I was pregnant - haha.  It's easy not to care when you don't know anybody!

What I'm Looking Forward To:  Feeling the baby move!  It's for sure my favorite part of pregnancy!  I'm also looking forward to taking LL to my 10 week appointment to hear the heartbeat.  I'll also be glad when my weekly shots are over.  I only have to do them until 12 weeks, so I only have 4 more.  They're not terrible, and I for sure don't MIND having to do them, but they make my hip pretty uncomfortable for a few days and that definitely doesn't help my sleeping.

Cravings:  Surprisingly, none.  Not yet, anyway.  With the last pregnancy, I wanted tuna and shrimp ALL the time.  While those things don't sound gross right now, I don't really crave them, either.  The only thing that I've had a real aversion to so far is pork.  It just really grosses me out right now.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:  Asking LL what she was thankful for today and she said, unprompted, "The baby!".  Also being a Disney and not caring if I looked pregnant or not.

My Concerns or Questions:  Obviously I'm still going to be somewhat nervous until I hit 12 weeks.  No real questions as I'm going to the doctor every week right now.

Goals for the Week:  Rest as much as I can before going back to work!  Start cleaning out the office to get ready for baby??  Probably not this week, but I at least need to start thinking about it.  There's a lot of stuff in this room that has to be relocated!


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