PREGNANCY WEEK 8
My age: 26
How far along: 8 weeks
How big is baby: the size of a kidney bean
Exercise/Activity Level: My exercise has been consistant with 5 times per week. I find that I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER on exercise days vs. non-exercise days. I keeps my nausea and exhaustion a little more at bay. I’ve been alternating weights & cardio at the gym with a kickboxing DVD at home. Also skiing…but that’s getting more exhausting!
Maternity clothes: None. I actually am looking forward to wearing them, but I want to hold out for a while since I can still fit my regular clothes. I want to wear my regular clothes until they no longer work.
Stretch marks: None.
Belly button: Innie.
Sleep: My sleep has been very broken. I just never feel well-rested. The best night of sleep I got last week was when I slept on the couch. I don’t want to make a habit of that, though! I am still having crazy, vivid dreams at night too.
Best moment of the week: Seeing our little baby on the ultrasound on Friday! We could see the heart beating! It was amazing!
Food cravings: My nausea has continued to be really bad. I can manage to eat sweets, fruit and bland carbs.
Food aversions: Chicken. How weird….I am a chicken girl, but I have been so turned off every time I see or smell chicken.
- MORNING SICKNESS! I have to eat crackers in bed before I get up. Nausea is REALLY bad. I am now keeping bags and a bowl in my car in case I throw up on my commute. Thankfully I only threw up one day so far. But my nausea is just there EVERY DAY.
- Huge boobs.
- Exhaustion. I sleep A LOT. I go to bed around 8pm when I get home from work.
- Constipation. Prunes are now my friend.
- Moodiness. I cry and get annoyed easily.
What I’m looking forward to: On Thursday we are leaving for Indiana to visit my family. I can’t WAIT to finally be able to tell them about the pregnancy!
What I’m nervous about: Working and having enough energy to make it through each day.
What I miss: Feeling skinny. I’m so bloated and feel so fat.
Next appointment: Friday, March 8th.