8 Weeks!

8 weeks

And another milestone has been reached! 8 whole weeks today!!! Eekk…pinch me now!!!

Here’s what’s going on with little bean this week, thanks to Baby Center!

New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby’s hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his “tail” is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven’t developed enough to reveal whether you’re having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can’t feel it.

You may notice that your bra is getting more snug. Soon you’ll likely need a larger size with better support. Rising levels of hormones cause breast growth and other tissue changes, all in preparation for lactation. Your breasts may continue to grow throughout pregnancy. Don’t be surprised if you go up a cup size or two, especially if it’s your first baby. Keep this in mind, and allow for room to grow when investing in a new bra.

Feeling fatigued? Hormonal changes — in particular, a dramatic rise in progesterone — may be contributing to your sluggishness. Nausea and vomiting can certainly cost you energy, too. And you may be having trouble getting a good night’s sleep at this point, especially if you’re uncomfortable or find you need to get up to pee.

How far along?  8 weeks
Total weight gain:  1 lb (still bloat weight)
Maternity clothes? Nope.
Stretch marks?  No.
Sleep:  I’ve been having crazy vivid dreams that wake me up and night, but seem to fall back asleep fairly easily.
Best moment this week:  Dinner out at the best Italian Restaurant around!
Miss Anything?  No.
Movement:  Not yet.
Food cravings:  Any kind of hot pasta. Fettuccine Alfredo, Spaghetti, even Mac & Cheese. As long as it’s hot and has noodles…I am a happy camper!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  No. Although it would be quite reassuring to have some morning sickness, I am trying to feel blessed that I haven’t really experienced any at all.
Gender prediction: We saw an adorable little girl at church last week and hubs and I both looked over at each other and smiled. It was as if we both knew exactly what the other was thinking…we could totally squeeze on one of those!!!
Labor Signs:  Hopefully not for a long while.
Symptoms:  Fatigue &  sore boobs.
Belly Button in or out?  In
Wedding rings on or off?  On.
Happy or Moody most of the time:  So happy!
Looking forward to:  Still looking forward to our ultrasound on the 29th. Man, these 3 weeks are KILLING me! Totally worse than the 2ww!

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