Bumpdate: 8 weeks

How far along:  We are 8 weeks today!

 Size of baby: Baby is the size of a raspberry, or a gummy bear, or a 2×2 Lego brick depending on which app I decide to look at.
Gender: Still don’t know. But, I’m feeling more and more like it’s a girl every day.
Exciting developmental things:  Our baby is moving this week.  It’s very weird to think that this baby is dancing inside of me, and I can’t feel a thing.  We developed eyes this week.  We also started forming fingers and toes.  There’s a lot of things happening early on in pregnancy. And, it’s crazy to think our baby is almost looking like a little person in there.
Doctor’s Appointments: We don’t have a doctor’s appointment until the 19th, and we will be one day short of 10 weeks at that appointment.  I cannot wait to see our baby on the ultrasound and hear a heartbeat and know that our baby is there, it’s doing good, and everything is fine.  We also will do bloodwork for the genetic testing that day, and it should include a gender.  Hopefully I can get our doctor to leave the gender at the desk in an envelope so I can come get it and we can do a gender reveal for our friends and family.
Weight Gain:  I’m pretty sure the batteries in our scale need to be changed, because everytime I try to get on it, it flashes a different number and says “Lo.”  I plan on grabbing batteries next time I go to the store, so maybe I can get a more accurate number for weight gain.
Stretch Marks:  None so far, and I pray it stays that way.  I’ve been using lotion, but not religiously.
Movement:  Baby started moving this week, and although I can’t feel it, I know it’s happening.
How I’m Feeling: Yesterday I was pretty wiped out.  Today I’m feeling more awake, but still very tired.  I feel like I could go to sleep and sleep until Monday.  And, with the impending snow, I might just get to do that.
Miss Anything?:  I miss not thinking about everything I’m putting in my mouth, and worrying about every little thing.  But, I don’t think the worrying stops when I give birth.  Then I’ll just worry about what is going in baby’s mouth.
Sleep:  We are still great on the sleep front.  Sometimes when I wake up on my stomach, I feel like I’m squishing something, but other than that things are good.
Food:  I have no food aversions yet, and nothing makes me sick.  The only thing that is kinda iffy is like uncooked meats.  It definitely makes me feel slightly nauseous.  And, thoughts of any kind of pork or steak is kinda ehh.  Like I just don’t want it.  But, I can eat it.
Workouts:  This is definitely an area I want to work on for the next week.  I know for an easier labor and delivery, doing short workouts will help.  It will also help with how I carry, and how I lose weight after baby is born.
Clothes: Most of my clothes still fit, but jeans are definitely tighter.  Not that I’m the biggest lover of jeans to begin with.  Some shirts are just looking different these days.  I did order one pair of maternity jeans, leggings, work pants, and a white t-shirt.  Because, elastic waist jeans sound heavenly even not pregnant.
Baby Items:  I’m still in the looking phase of everything currently.  Once I know the gender we will probably be more serious about registries, and starting to get stuff and get the room cleaned out.
Best Moment This Week: It’s been great just feeling so good about being pregnant.  I know lots of women aren’t this lucky to have absolutely no sickness or aversions.  We’ve also spent a lot of time discussing names.  And, we paid off a loan a whole year early.  Definitely feel like we’re ready to be parents now.
Looking Forward To:  I’m looking forward to eating oyster stew and chocolate chip cookies at my parents tonight, and maybe being snowed in this weekend.  And, our appointment in two weeks.

Bumpdate: 7 weeks

How far along:  7 weeks.

 Size of baby: Baby is the size of a playing die currently.
Must have items:  Nothing yet, besides lots and lots of water and sleep.  It’s been crazy how much water I have needed since finding out we were pregnant.  I used to drink maybe one cup a day. Now, I can drink three cups just at lunch or dinner.

Sleep: I can sleep like it’s my job currently.  I love love love sleep. And, let me assure you pregnant sleep has been so wonderful.

Cravings: I could eat Japanese and Mexican food literally alternating every other day. My husband on the other hand, is extremely tired of both.  I try to eat one of them for lunch once a week to try to control my craving while not making him eat them too.  I’ve also been loving water with oranges in it, but that’s just to add some flavor to my water.
Babies movement:  Definitely no movement yet, but I can’t wait until there is. 

Genders: We are doing chromosomal testing on January 19th at our next appointment and I have read that that test will tell us the gender.  But, we are doing a gender reveal and won’t know until that is planned.  I literally have no inkling either way. My momma radar isn’t working at all on the gender of our baby.

 

Challenges this week: Christmas was definitely challenging this week.  Being exhausted, but wanting to be fully present at each Christmas celebration was hard.  I was having the beginnings of a cold, but drank my weight it feels like in orange juice, and thankfully ran that off very fast.

Best moment this week: It’s just been a great week overall. We have been blessed by both of our families, and it’s been amazing to hear them all say things about next year when we have a baby for Christmas.  It’s also really nice to have put our news on Facebook so everyone is in the loop and we don’t have to keep it a secret anymore.  We struggled while trying to keep it a secret.
Can’t wait until I have more fun pregnancy things to share!
xo
Hanna