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Weekly Pregnancy Update – 8 Weeks

How far along: 8w0d

Baby’s size: 0.9 inches, about the size of a grape

Total weight gain: Up 1.5 lbs., which is actually down .7 lbs. from last week!  Must be the morning sickness…

Maternity clothes: Yes 🙁  I gave in and purchased two pairs of jeans and a few pairs of dressy pants for work.  As much as I hate already being in maternity clothing, I have to admit, I’m MUCH more comfortable!

Stretch marks: I pray never, and so far I’m good!

Sleep: Some nights okay, other nights not so much.  Last night I got up twice to pee…  Getting to sleep is the hardest part, as I feel most sick when I lay down

Symptoms/Feeling: Still struggling with morning sickness, which is really all day sickness.  I still think the Unisom and B6 are helping, but perhaps not entirely now, as I’ve been experiencing more and more moments of sickness.  I’m managing by eating every two hours or so, although this is much easier on the weekends.  I’m praying I’m lucky and this all goes away at 12 weeks.

Best moment of this week: Tonight is my last progesterone injection, I can’t wait!  Although I’m terrified to stop.  My doctor assured me the placenta is now making enough, but what if mine isn’t??

Miss anything: I miss feeling normal.  As thankful as I am for being pregnant, I do wish I felt better.

Movement: Still way too early!

Food cravings: Meals have centered around bananas, apples, peanut butter, bagels and cream cheese, saltines, and hard-boiled eggs.  I know, strange right!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Eric really wanted hamburgers for dinner last night, but nope, couldn’t do it.  The thought of them was enough to turn me off.

Have you started to show yet: No, just still really bloated  But maybe some of that will sub-side this week once my progesterone supplements end.

Gender: Too early! But I think we can find out around 12 weeks with some other testing we’ll have done.

Labor signs: HAHA, let’s hope not yet!

Belly button in or out: In.

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Happy or moody most of the time: Moments of both.  I was happy when shopping yesterday for maternity clothing, but now back at work and ultra moody.

Looking forward to: My last progesterone injection tonight!

Purchases for baby:  So far just one Medela Calma bottle.  I received a coupon for one, so decided to order.  They are a little pricy, but apparently really good if you want to breastfeed but also bottle-feed sometimes.

4 thoughts on “Weekly Pregnancy Update – 8 Weeks

  1. Happy 8 weeks!! I hope you start to feel better soon!!

  2. Congratulations on having your last PIO shot tonight. Yay! And I’m glad you caved and tried the maternity pants. So so so much more comfortable 🙂

  3. My lactation consultant recommended the Calma when DD was having some latch issues early on. It didn’t work well for us at all :-(. I hope it works better for you!

    She did way better with the Avent Natural bottles that we’d originally purchased.

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