Thursday, March 10, 2011

8 weeks!

I'm 8 weeks pregnant today!

I decided to "borrow" this idea from the lovely Kelly over at Candid Confessions of a Southern Princess.

Being 8 weeks pregnant is an amazing thing to me, I've never been here before and even through the nausea and emotions I feel very happy and blessed that we have made it this far.

According to thebump.com - My babe is now the size of a raspberry! Baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though I can't feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs, and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.

Aaaaamazing!!

My symptoms are as follows:

1.  Bloating- I'm mean serious bloating.  Yesterday at work I had to have my pants unbuttoned for the majority of the day and I felt like my stomach might explode. (My sister N got to hear about this all day)

2.  Fatigue- I'm tired, I find myself wishing I could just lay my head down on my desk at work, I usually fall asleep on the couch before bed and then I have to muster up the strength to get up and actually get into bed.

3.  Nausea- I pretty much feel nauseous off and on all day.  It comes in waves and luckily I haven't actually had to run for the bathroom yet.  Nothing ever really sounds good to eat even though I am starving most of the time. 

4.  Emotional- Yep, things make me cry at the drop of a hat and I get angry pretty easily too.

Things I am loving right now:

1. carrots- I can't get enough of them and they help with the nausea.
2. saltines- of course.
3. macaroni and cheese- to die for.
4. eggo waffles with peanut butter- this is my go to breakfast and it hasn't let me down yet.

Things I am hating right now:

1.  Foods with strong odors- gag. Steve got a sandwich over the weekend and it smelled so bad I made him roll the window down in the car while he ate it.  It seriously smelled like a garbage can. (He just laughed at me and told me if it really smelled like a garbage can he wouldn't want to eat it)
2.  Spicy foods- haven't been agreeing with my stomach at all and I end up with terrible heart burn.
3. PIO shots- my hips are so glad today is the last one!!

We have our next ultrasound on March 16th, it seems so far away!  Our babe will be almost 9 weeks old by then!

16 comments:

  1. 8 weeks, another milestone-check!

    I like hearing how you are feeling, and it's a good way for you to keep track over time when things change.

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  2. Congratulations!!!! You deserve some sort of an award for healthy mama eating. I laughed so hard when I read about the sandwich. Priceless! You two sound like such a fun couple! You have one lucky baby on the way!!!

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  3. O....M....G.....I will be stopping on the way home from work to get eggo waffles!!!!

    Congrats on 8 weeks!!!

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  4. My symptoms are exactly the same...yesterday my bloating was so bad that I couldn't button my jeans and I almost started crying because I shouldn't be having to do that yet. I am much better today! Enjoy every second of your symptmos! Yea for 8 weeks!

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  5. Yay, how exciting! I have lucked out on the bloating and emotions, but my goodness the nausea has made up for it! Exhaustion too!
    Ask your doctor to write you a script for phinigran. It won't solve all of your problems, but it will REALLY help!

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  6. LOL! You just took me down memory lane. All your symptoms were the same as mine....except I had to run to the bathroom. Blah! So, I just wanted to tell you that I loved pickles when I was prego, but only the Clausen ones in the refrigerated section. I also ate french fries every day. You will get your appetite back very soon and if your like me you will gain 11 lbs in one month....hahaha! Love Ya!

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  7. love hearing such great news!!!!! gotta love peanut butter on ANYTHING!!! the "peanut butter company" has the BEST dark chocolate peanut butter that i swear I could not live without!

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  8. Congrats on 8 weeks! Peanut butter waffles sound yummy. We've been on a waffle kick on the weekends around here. I might have to try it.

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  9. I'm so glad to hear things are going in the right direction. It's amazing how babies grow inside, it's really a miracle.

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  10. Woohooooo for 8 weeks!! So happy things are progressing so wonderfully for you! Oh, and btw...Mar 16 is my bday, so that's a great day for an U/S, teehee! :)

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  11. You should try the waffles with Nutella! 8 weeks-congrats!

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  12. happy 8 weeks! :) cant wait for your next u/s!

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  13. Mmmmmmmmm... waffles! I'm glad the needle part is over and that everything is going according to nature, bad smells included.

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  14. Wow - it's going by so fast!

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