Week 8

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

How far along? We know for sure 8 but as of yesterday’s ultrasound, the Dr’s office had me at 8 weeks 5 days (so 6 days today if you do the math)

Total weight gain/loss: Still hanging in around +/-7lbs

How big is baby? The size of Raspberry.  Average size is .63 inches, .04 oz.  Those little arms and little legs are moving like crazy.  We saw that yesterday on the ultrasound.

  • You can’t feel it yet, but the baby’s moving those arms and legs like crazy!
  • Baby’s fingers and toes are now only slightly webbed and tail (yup, baby has one) is gone.
  • Fun fact: Baby’s taste buds are now forming.


Maternity Clothes? Well, no, not yet… but I have been wearing hubby’s t-shirts because I feel like I look fat.

Stretch Marks? None that I know of other than originals

Best moment this week? Seeing the baby on the ultrasound.  Seeing it’s little heart pumping and getting to hear the heartbeat.  It got a new name this week from bug to Peanut and it’ll probably stick… lol because that’s what it looked like on the ultrasound.  Its heart rate came in at 162 beats per minute.

Movement? too early but we sure saw it moving on the ultrasound!

Food Cravings/Aversions? Sadly, steak.  that’s an aversion.  Then trying to eat Thanksgiving meal was a bit tricky…  No real cravings this week although something I hadn’t had in years sounded really good yesterday but I can’t remember what it was right this minute.

What I miss: My clothes fitting and not feeling like I look fat.  Right now I’m at the stage I’m not showing, I just look fat.  Being able to read the weather forecast without crying.  although I think that was partially due to I kept checking out the Thanksgiving day forecast and it brought happy memories to me.

What I’m looking forward to: I don’t really know.

Nausea/Vomiting? I’ve had my feeling nauseous moments but other than that I’m doing all right.

Labor signs? Oh good heavens no.

Gender? Don’t know but I can tell you we’re finding out.

Belly Button in or out? I have an inny thanks for asking 🙂

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Sleep? Other than multiple trips to the bathroom at night. I’ve had dreams about food though, mainly turkey… and that makes me where I’m not sleeping well… it’s weird.

Weekly Wisdom: You might as well invest in waterproof eyeliner and mascara because at the drop of a hat you can start crying and there is absolutely NO reason needed.  Oy!  Also, pregnant women shouldn’t skip lunch or in my case forget your money at home and also your lunch.  No fun!

Due Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014… based off of the ultrasound we’re looking at July 4th, 2014…


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