I’ve been feeling quite sick lately and taking every second of it as a good sign. I decided to start back up my pregnancy journal- I took the one I had done in the past and kept some of the questions but also changed some of them. So here goes- Happy 8 weeks to the little peanut in my belly!!
How far along: 8 weeks and 2 days (you are the size of a cute little kidney bean)
Total weight gain: +0 lbs (I’ve been holding steady at my normal weight so far- the sickness helps!)
Maternity clothes: Not yet! Everything still fits the same, but I sure do love coming home from work and throwing on my favorite pair of sweats- this has nothing to do with being pregnant though…I do this all the time.
Mood: Mostly sick and tired. Poor Aaron- he’s been dealing with me really well and I appreciate him and love him more than ever.
Sleep: I’ve been averaging 9 hours a night which is super easy to do when I’m feeling so sick- I’m super sensitive to smells so when Aaron cooks dinner at night I always get a little nauseous. The only thing I want to do is lay down and sleep- so I do…at 8 pm 😉
Best moment of this week: Coming home from an exhausting day to my cute hubby, clean house and snack foods to make me feel better.
Miss anything: Waking up with energy- oh, and coffee.
Movement: no, it’s too early!
Food cravings: This is weird. But Cheez-its seem to be the only think I can eat that settles my stomach. I’ve been trying hard to eat healthy, complete meals but it’s just not working out at all. So I live on ginger ale and cheez-its- go me!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Everything and anything. I’m super sensitive to smells and even the thought of food gets me most days.
Have you started to show yet: nope, that won’t happen for a while.
Gender: I honestly have no clue- I decided that I don’t want to find out the gender until the baby is born but I think Aaron wants to know asap. We will see who wins this battle 🙂
Labor signs: nope.
Belly button in or out: in.
Wedding rings on or off: on.
Happy or moody most of the time: SO happy! We told my family and today we are going to tell Aaron’s siblings (we already told his parents). It’s such an exciting time!
Looking forward to: October 5th aka the safe zone! I’ll be 12 weeks and can finally rest easy knowing everything is okay with this pregnancy.
Other news/stories: Last week I had a bit of a scare. I woke up on Thursday morning feeling completely normal (and not pregnant at all!). I thought for sure that I was having another miscarriage so I called my doctor first thing on Friday morning and she squeezed me in for an ultrasound. The appointment couldn’t have gone better. The baby grew since the last time I was there and we heard the heartbeat!!! Going at a steady 126 🙂 This was the first time I’ve heard a heartbeat and it was truly amazing. My next appointment is on September 21st and I can’t wait to see the little nugget again.