Here we go! Weeks 7 and 8!
A lot has happened this week with baby and I. Sometimes it feels like I'll never feel better but I know this is just a first trimester thing and I just need to wait a few more weeks!
Here's how weeks 7 and 8 looked...
B A B Y S T A T S
Our Sweet Pea now has fingers and toes starting to poke out, eyelids now cover his/her eyes, nerve cells are branching out in the brain to connect to each other, and baby's ears, upper lip and nose are clearly visible.
He or she has quadrupled in size the last 2 weeks and is now the size of a
He/She is about 1.6 cm long and weighs 0.04 of an ounce.
M O M M Y S T A T S
I've actually lost 4 lbs. this week which is normal in the first part of pregnancy. A lot of women lose a few pounds at first then start to gain the weight month by month. I'm not even sure how this happened because I've eaten out a lot this week (goodbye "Eating Out" category of our budget...lol). I've also been eating high caloric foods just because everything I can stomach happens to be that way. I'm not complaining though ;) And don't worry, I have been eating lots of good fruits and veggies too. I'm not a total idiot. Haha!
Nope! Not yet.
Sleep is a lot better this week! The restless legs aren't as bad so that has made a huge difference.
Best Moment From Weeks 7 + 8
Yesterday Tom got off work early and we needed to go to the store so he came along. We finished getting our food and were on our way to the makeup aisle when I saw them...NEWBORN ONESIES. Gahhh my heart melted. I grabbed one off the rack, held it up, and said, "Babe! Can you believe we are going to have a baby this size soon?!" That onesie was soooooo tiny. It made me so excited! Haha I was like a kid in a candy shop. It's taking everything for me not to climb up in out attic and get all of Charlotte's newborn clothes out to spread all over the floor (then later to wipe up all my tears with) ;)
Anyway, that definitely wasn't as cute as last week's best moment but it was the only pregnancy related thing I could think of.
Also, I went to my first midwife appointment this week! It just made me feel a lot better to have my blood drawn and everything tested to reassure me that everything is as it should be and that my baby is growing and healthy. I didn't get to hear baby's heartbeat just yet but I will be able to by my next appointment in 3 weeks or so! Yay! The group of midwives I see are rotational so whoever is working that day is who I see for my appointment. I actually got to see the midwife who delivered Charlotte last time! She made me feel so safe and comforted when I was in labor and delivering Charlotte. I was alone at this appointment; my sister-in-law was watching Charlotte for me and Tom couldn't get the time off work since the appointment was made last minute. Anyway, I was feeling really emotional and sad that I was alone so when I found out I would be seeing Paula, the midwife who delivered Charlotte, I was immediately comforted and I felt so much better :)
No movement for now! I still swear I am getting Braxton Hicks contractions every now and then. My midwife told me that women generally tend to have more BH contractions with their second pregnancy so that makes sense that I'm feeling them this early. (If that's what I'm feeling).
French fries!! Really any potato-y food. Hashbrowns, mashed potatoes, anything. And also pineapple. Tom brought a fresh pineapple the other day and chopped it all up. I ate it obsessively until it was gone. (Woopse!)
Another craving has been pasta with tomato basil sauce. It's soooo good. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And I might ;)
The same things as weeks 6 and 7 - avocados and Robin Eggs (the Easter candy) especially. Also poopy diapers. They are usually pretty awful but especially now that my sense of smell is better than a bloodhound. Haha! Mexican food is now an enemy as are hamburgers, chicken and ground beef. So basically any meat... Haha oh, pregnancy!
Obviously I don't know yet but I am predicting that this is a BOY.
This pregnancy is just sooo different from Charlotte's and I really have a feeling the testosterone in boys is the reason. I know all pregnancies are different despite the gender but something inside me is saying baby is a "he". Of course I could be dead wrong though! Tom really wants a son. He would obviously be so happy either way but every man's dream is to have a son. I think he might get his wish! But you never know. The suspense is killing me!
I have been cramping a little more this week but my midwife says that's normal as long as there is no spotting (and there isn't)! It's just kind of bothersome but I know that it just means our baby is growing growing growing.
I threw up the day I turned 7 weeks. I was on the verge all day long. I mean ALL. DAY. LONG. And it didn't even happen until about 9pm which I thought was annoying because it was taunting me all day and I just wanted it to happen. BUT I think it was a blessing in disguise because it was a day that Tom is gone literally all day and doesn't get home until after 9:30 or so so I would have had no help with Charlotte while that was going on. She went to bed at 8 so that was nice at least. (As much as it can be nice...lol.)
I'm still going #1 alllllll the time. Haha that won't change until after I deliver either.
Hot has been my middle name these past few weeks, and not in a good way. lol. I've been getting got flashes a lot (which also happened with Charlotte) and then the next second I'll be freezing for a few minutes. #hormones
Happy or Moody
I'm much happier this week! After my little pukey incident I have gradually felt better and better every day since. Let's cross our fingers that I didn't just jinx myself! My mom had 5 kids and barely had morning sickness + never threw up. Her mom had 8 kids and barely had morning sickness + never threw up.
Come on, genes!! Work with me here! ;)
My Midwife Says...
She said that everything looks great and that all my symptoms sound normal! My blood pressure was good, my blood work was awesome, and I should be having this baby around Thanksgiving! I might be eating turkey and pumpkin rolls a'plenty in the hospital. Although it would be nice to stuff my face on Thanksgiving and then go straight into labor since you aren't allowed to eat at the hospital until after delivery. (It will absolutely not go that perfectly...) lol.
Alrighty so that was it for weeks 7 + 8! I feel so good now that I've gone to the midwives and they've checked me out and everything looks great! I am so excited to kiss the absolute heck out of this baby and snuggle with him/her! Baby Naegele can't come soon enough :)
I hope you all liked this week's pregnancy update! If you're expecting and experiencing the same things please comment below and tell me. I would love to compare notes!
Have a wonderful week!
My name is Hannah and I'm a lucky wife to Tom, and mama bear to two sweet girls - Charlotte & Rosalie. Coffee, lipstick, sunshine, and dresses are some of my favorite things! I love to blog about God, motherhood, "wifeyhood", food, health and much more.
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