Sunday, March 20, 2011

Week 8

Week 8 (February 20-26) size: a raspberry

Sorry for the lack of updates this week.. guess I was busy? lol

Feb 26th- missed period number 2!
How are you feeling today:
Mood: Happy/Scared- went to bed exhausted feeling like I wanted to be done feeling yucky!
Energy: Sleepy/lazy
Appetite: hungry but nothing is appetizing
Morning Sickness: yup-nauseous
Cravings: pickles, salt& vinegar chips, edamame
*noticed bad acne on face & chest- ew*

-Monday (Feb 21) found out that my hcg levels were rising but not as much as they would have liked.  ordered an ultrasound for wednesday (Feb 23)...

we SAW THE HEARTBEAT!!!!!! AND THE BABY!!! *WEEK 7*

it was truly amazing. i am sad I did not write more about this moment. karl and i just looked at each other and were like oh my gosh! everything looked great and the sonographer said to have "cautious optimism..." :) we decided now to share our joy with our friends on Facebook! :)

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Your Baby in Week 8 of Pregnancy:
Your baby is growing at an amazing rate — about a millimeter every day — and now is the size of a large raspberry. Your little berry is looking a lot less reptilian (even though she has webbed fingers and toes, her tail is just about gone) and a lot more baby-like these days, as her lips, nose, eyelids, legs, and back continue to take shape. Her heart is beating at the incredible rate of 150 times per minute — about twice as fast as yours! And even though you can't yet feel it, she's now making spontaneous movements as she twitches her tiny trunk and limb buds.

Your Body in Week 8 of Pregnancy:
While your raspberry-sized babe isn't exactly causing you to show yet, chances are your clothes are feeling a little tight around the tummy and you might need a bigger bra. You may also be feeling perpetually queasy. But take heart — your baby feels just fine even while you're hugging the bowl with morning sickness. Try to eat often, but only a little at a time. That should also help your body battle another stubborn woe coming your way soon: pregnancy heartburn. Most likely, you'll find relief as you move into your second trimester, but for now, try to focus on the positive: Morning sickness is usually a sign that your pregnancy is going well.

(in case you were wondering these updates are all taken from whattoexpect.com and the pictures is from thebump.com)

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