8th Week

At this point I’m half way through my 8th week of pregnancy. On Monday we had an ultrasound at the specialist. Our little bean is definitely growing. Now the size of a raspberry, (s)he was wiggling around in there. We got to hear the heartbeat again, and it was going strong at 155 beats per min. It’s finally starting to feel real, and I’m getting very excited about this little nugget already.

Baby's growing like a champ. I could actually make out limbs at the US!!

Baby’s growing like a champ. I could actually make out limbs at the US!!

My friends Ali & Eduardo had her baby boy on Monday. He’s so little and just so cute. This was my first friend to have a baby vaginally. She said it was an amazing experience, despite having contractions for over 2 days. He weighed in at 7lbs 8oz and was a whopping 22 inches long. We’ve been watching their first fur baby…Mr. Paco. He’s in for quite the surprise when I bring him home to his new little brother!

Baby Samuel Eduardo Henriques....so so cute!

Baby Samuel Eduardo Henriques….so so cute!

 

How far along?  8 weeks 4 days
Total weight gain/loss: 2 lbs (basically from completely cutting out exercise)
Maternity clothes? Not yet…but I’m using a hair tie to extend my pants and some shorts.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Sleeping great
Best moment this week: Seeing the little bean get even bigger since the last ultrasound. (S)He even measured one day ahead!
Have you told family and friends: Yep!
Miss Anything? Wine. I was naughty and had a TINY splash of wine on Monday night at a dinner party. It was a ’97 Cakebread and there was no chance I wasn’t having a taste!
Movement: No
Food cravings: Sweets. It’s a problem! I’ve been eating these protein bars in between meals, and I read the packaging and turns out there’s high fructose corn syrup. So then I started researching, and that sh*ts in like everything. So I made it a point at my last grocery shop to not buy anything with that crap any more. Apparently it’s a contributing factor to gestational diabetes. SCARY!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing specific, it’s really random when I get my nausea.

Have you started to show yet:  Nah
Gender prediction: Still feeling girl! Dr. Hernandez-Rey predicted girl at our ultrasound this week, based on the heartbeat rate
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody.
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender, I know I’ve got like 10 more weeks…but I’m pretty excited to see what’s growing inside me!

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