BABY STATS – WEEK 8 !!
How Far Along?
8 wks 2 days
How Big Is The Little One?
The size of a kidney bean
Total Weight Gain / Loss?
I have lost 8 pounds thus far
I can still wear all of my clothes. I just ordered some maternity skinny jeans since my clothes are getting too big with the constant weight loss.
I am super tired most of the time, but am not sleeping well through the night.
Best Moment of the Week?
I had my first OB appointment on Thursday, my prenatal work up with my OB’s nurse complete with labs and genetic screenings on Friday and also saw my RE Friday. I saw the baby three times during sonos and the baby is growing, looks like a bird and has a heartbeat of 165. Dr. Karamitsos, my OB, and I set a date of September 30th as my scheduled c-section / birth date. He wants to do it at 39 weeks. I wanted 38 so that I can leave sooner to go to the beach with my bae bae(s) !
My morning sickness has gotten worse. I feel nauseated all the time. I have read up on some things to do and stopped drinking when I eat to avoid overfilling my stomach. I have not stopped eating fried meats, however, fried chicken or fried fish every once in a while doesn’t bother me. Spicy food doesn’t bother me either. The thought of eating is not a pleasant one.
The only things I craved this week was a fried chicken leg from Popeyes, Hibachi veggies, chicken fried rice and onion soup from Benihana and fried flounder. I had all of those, but ate only a few bites before I did not feel too well. My baby seems to love soup ! I have been thinking about soup and looking for soup all week. I did get a huge bowl at Westway Diner in NYC, where I used to pick up a cup of soup every day before acting class.
Pretty much all food until I make myself eat something every 4 hours. I can not fathom eating fruit or eggs. Half and Half makes me very queasy when I add it to my coffee.
It BETTER be a girl in there ! I hope there are two babies in there.. but so far, only one is showing up.
Nope… way too soon !
What I Miss?
Sleeping all night without much interruption. Being able to wear my skinny jeans without them falling off of me.
What I Am Looking Forward To?
My Materni-T21 test in a few weeks and learning who is in there ! Getting normal results on all this genetic screening.
Unfortunately, my little one is getting bigger and more noticeable by me. My mom is on bump watch ! I am hoping to be able to keep my pregnancy under wraps until at least 12 weeks, so hopefully I will not pop out more over the next 4 weeks.
In and I hope it stays that way.
I have started removing and adding items to my registry that I will be purchasing closer to summer. One item I may get ahead of time is the Stokke Xplory stroller system with the bassinet, winter kit, mosquito net, and rain kit. It is a very expensive item and I have a friend who works at Saks who can get 40% off, making the stroller only $735 and I can order the other pieces from Amazon.com. I will refrain from making any other purchases until late Spring, when I order the crib from Bratt Decor and the bassinet. The car seat and zillion other cute must haves that are in my registry, I will get just before coming back to the condo at the beach in October, so that I can have them all shipped to the condo and not have to worry with dragging more stuff with me.