How Far Along: 8 weeks
Size of baby: Baby is the size of a kidney bean this week!
The pituitary gland is also forming and the embryo is beginning to grow muscle fibers. The heart has divided into the right and left chambers and is beating about 150 beats a minute which is about twice the rate of an adult.
The baby's facial features are visible, including a mouth and tongue. The eyes have a retina and lens. The major muscle system is developed, and the baby starts to practice moving. The baby has its own blood type and the blood cells are produced by the liver now instead of the yolk sac.
Total Weight Gain: Will know tomorrow...hopefully staying steady at the 5 lb. weight gain.
Sleep: Falling asleep earlier and earlier every night. I was in bed by 6pm last night and asleep by 7:30pm.
Symptoms: All-day nausea. Not vomiting, but VERY close. Super tired. A bit more uterus stretching/cramping this week. Dealing with the UTI, so I'm peeing even more frequently than before.
Cravings: Bland stuff. Toast with peanut butter and Stouffer's macaroni and cheese.
Gender: No clue.
Movement: Not even close unless gas counts ;)
Maternity Clothes: Still regular clothes for work. But maternity jeans on weekends.
Milestones: 8 weeks and no spotting.
What I'm looking forward to: Ultrasound #2 tomorrow. My mom is going with me to this appointment.
The belly: Bloated and round.