Week 8

Thursday, June 19, 2008

It is the start of week eight. I feel less sexy and even more unglamorous (maybe I should get myself a new set of lingerie so I'll feel better, whatdyathink?). I stay in bed all day and have no desire to do anything but lie down. I am eating more but I watch what I eat (gawd, I miss junk and soda!!!). I'm on a medication just to be sure since my OB saw a slight bleeding inside but she also said there's nothing to worry about because Baby Dot's heart is beating at 128bpm and the yolk sac is at a healthy size. I am *forced* to drink momma milk (anything for the baby!!!) twice a day. I am lactose intolerant so I'm also having upset stomach for days now but I'm glad it's not a cause of dehydration. I chose Gerber for Moms among all milk brands because it doesn't taste milk at all (but I still gag when I drink, sigh). I am still allowed to drive but Hubby wants me to refrain from doing so, if I can help it...the same with commuting, Hubby wants me to avoid it.

Our next OB visit is on July 15 and Doc said we can bring the camera so we can record the ultrasound ;) Yay!

Here's information from babycenter:

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.

How your life's changing:

You may notice that your bra is getting more snug. Soon you'll likely need a larger size with better support. Rising levels of hormones cause breast growth and other tissue changes, all in preparation for lactation. Your breasts may continue to grow throughout pregnancy. Don't be surprised if you go up a cup size or two, especially if it's your first baby. Keep this in mind, and allow for room to grow when investing in a new bra.

Feeling fatigued? Hormonal changes — in particular, a dramatic rise in progesterone — may be contributing to your sluggishness. Nausea and vomiting can certainly cost you energy, too. And you may be having trouble getting a good night's sleep at this point, especially if you're uncomfortable or find you need to get up to pee.


Mich said...

ang bilis ano, you're on your 8th week. I'm drinking Anmum medyo watery and not milky ang taste. Enjoy your pregnancy!