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 - 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.


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!


  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.

  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!!!

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

    Congrats on 8 weeks!!!

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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.

  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.

  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! :)

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

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

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

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


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