8 weeks pregnant.

Decided I am going to do a "weekly" one of these. I think the belly pic was a bad idea for now, but hey, I've started it now and I didn't want to bore you all with facts without actually posting pictures. So here we go.

"You are now eight weeks pregnant (or in your ninth week if that's how you prefer to count it).

How your baby's growing

The tiny tail is disappearing and so many changes have taken place that your baby has changed from an embryo and is now officially a fetus -woohooo- . This is the critical stage when your baby's organs are forming.

The baby is now constantly moving and shifting, though you won't be able to feel anything for several weeks -phew, I still enjoy my sleep. Not looking forward to be being kept away by bubs too!- . The arms have grown and the hands are now flexed at the wrists and meet over the heart -all together, "awwwww"- . The legs are lengthening and the feet may be long enough to meet in front of the body. It's still almost impossible to tell whether you're going to have a boy or a girl - although reading old wives' tales for predicting gender can be fun. -wanna take a guess for me? I might start up a "guessing game" so you can all guess.-

How your life's changing

Though you're unlikely to have gained much weight -actually lost some with the sickness, though the belly pic may suggest otherwise- , parts of you are certainly growing, like your breasts -hmm, no? I wish.- . Less obvious is the increase in your blood volume but by the end of pregnancy, you'll have 45 to 50 per cent more blood running through your veins to meet the demands of your baby -that's a LOT of extra blood-. The extra demands on your circulation can make you prone to varicose veins and piles -oh please no, piles... fun fun fun.-"

Let me know what you think of this feature, I will try to add my own running commentary and update with my own belly pics and how I am feeling. So, YES, very sick. Boobs are NOT growing, they are still as deflated as ever. Haven't put on any weight, lost about 3lbs, though a "pooch" is starting to develop. However, it was there from Dakota, so not sure if that is really the baby or not. Haven't felt any movement yet but wasn't expecting any, can still sleep OK which is good because I need to take the sleeping when I can, feeling SO tired a lot of the time.

Love, A xo.

2 Responses
  1. Lauren Says:

    How come you're on your 2nd baby and skinnier than me??? Grrr.... I sent out Kota's package today, let me know when it gets to you guys it is meant to be going by air so should be there quite quickly!! I love you guys.

    Oh yeh and email me to update me about Dad sometime... he texted me to ask me if I knew you were pg and I said yeah and he never replied again!! I need updated!! Love you xxx

  2. Sherri Says:

    LOVE the baby bump...so cute!! I haven't started showing yet, but I'm only 6 weeks now. And I love the updates as well, I am thinking that I am going to do the same!