First, we meet the bubble TOMORROW at 1:30! I’m psyched!
from me …
It’s been a rough week. I’ve started using Sea-Bands, but they’re not perfect. I’m usually okay in the morning, and sometime between 2 pm and 4 pm is when it all goes downhill. Hopefully there are only 4 more weeks of this and then I’m in the clear! Let’s hope!
The bubble also decided that it might be fun to start vomiting this week, so I’ve done that a few times, as well. Great, huh?
Otherwise, life as a bubble-carrying woman is just peachy!
Your pregnancy: 8 weeks
How your baby’s growing:
New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby’s hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his “tail” is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven’t developed enough to reveal whether you’re having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can’t feel it.
stats @ 8 weeks:
Your baby — now comparable to the size of a kidney bean (just over 1/2 inch long) — is constantly moving and shifting.
Week 8 of Pregnancy: Looking Like a Baby
How’s your baby measuring up this week? At a length of about half an inch right now, your baby has graduated from blueberry-sized to raspberry-sized. But weekly growth is getting a bit hard to estimate, and here’s why: Growth occurs at about the rate of one millimeter each day, but that growth isn’t necessarily just in height. Spurts can occur in the arms, legs, back, and other parts of your baby’s body. So, big changes will be occurring every which way in the coming months.
What else is changing at eight weeks pregnant? A close-up view of your little embryo (say cheese!) would reveal a more baby-like appearance (and thankfully, a less reptilian one). You’d see an upper lip forming, the protruding tip of that cute button nose, and tiny (and very thin) eyelids. And check out those hands and feet! Your baby’s webbed fingers and toes are differentiating now, so give your baby a round of applause.
All this growing is exciting for your baby too. How do you know? His or her heart is beating at the incredible rate of 150 times per minute. (That’s twice as fast as your heart beats.) Your baby’s digs are growing, too. Amniotic fluid increases at a rate of about two tablespoons per week to accommodate your womb’s growing tenant.