Monday, November 22, 2010

8 weeks

I realize that I don't have a baby bump yet, but I'm so excited to start my "Baby Bump Series" on my blog.  I mainly want to start it this early so I can blog about all the details of my pregnancy.  I know that it goes by quickly so I want to soak up every moment of it!!
**I took these pictures and typed this post on November 15th when I really was 8 weeks!

how far along? 8 weeks
how are you measuring? ????
size of baby? size of a kidney bean
heartbeat? ???????
total weight gain/loss? -2.2 pounds
maternity clothes? I'm still wearing my normal clothes and they fit just fine!!
stretch marks? No
sleep? I can't get enough sleep. I am absolutely exhausted when I come home from school.  I go to bed around 8 or 8:30 almost every night.  I think the latest I've stayed up since I've been pregnant was 10pm.  I usually squeeze in a 30min to 1hour nap on weekdays and I've been taking a 2-3 hour nap on the weekends.  
best moment this week? During week 6 we told our family we were expecting. During week 7 we told close friends and Matt told his boss and I told my Kindergarten team.  This past Sunday when I was one day shy of 8 weeks we told our ABF.  It has really made the pregnancy feel real now that it's not a secret anymore!!
movement? I'm not feeling anything yet.
food cravings? No cravings yet.
gender predictions? I honestly have no idea.  
what i miss: I miss having energy.  I feel so lazy when I come home and sit on the couch all evening.  I just have to remind myself that I am growing a little baby inside of me, and that is why I am so tired.  
what i'm looking forward to: We have our first sonogram on Thursday.  I am super excited to see our "Little Link" growing inside of me.  I really hope we are able to hear the heartbeat.  I hear that sometimes you can and sometimes you can't at 8 weeks.  
how are you feeling? I am very tired, but I haven't been sick one bit.  I really feel great!! No nausea or no vomiting, NOTHING.  I feel so lucky.  Somedays I have to remind myself that I am pregnant because I really don't feel all that different.  


Ashley said...

My gender prediction is a boy. Carson would love to have another boy cousin to play with even though they will be almost 3 years apart. I'm so glad your pregnancy is going so smooth. It sounds exactly like mine with Carson.

Micah and Nicole said...

I hope it stays that way!! I've been so sick I've been hospitalized. I'm 15 weeks, and I'm just starting to feel a little better, but still nauseous all the time!! I hope it's smooth for you! No matter what, it'll be worth it.