January 17, 2010

~8 Weeks~

I googled a picture of what an 8 week fetus looks like and honestly, I thought it was a little disturbing so I decided not to include.. lol

I have had good days and bad days this past week, more good than bad looking back, but man were those bad days bad! I fight slight nausea pretty much throughout the day, but have found ways to calm that. I have A LOT of food aversions. There are not many foods I think of that can make it's way into my mouth without gagging. I found I cannot do yogurt. Eggs make me want to vomit. Chicken made at home? Forget it. Seems to be okay from a restaurant though.. strange. Crackers and cheese put me over the edge. I can't really stomach the thought of anything Mexican, which if you know me, you know I'm pretty distraught over. What have I been loving? I can't get enough apples (or any fruit really, but especially golden delicious apples)! Apple Jacks and a piece of toast every morning. Saltines. Ginger Ale. Sometimes I like a good grilled cheese sammy, but lunch is hard for me. Any form of potato I'm loving (except fries.. those not so much most of the time.. although yesterday I enjoyed them). I used to love broccoli, but now I can't eat it. I am loving edemame though!
I'm ready for a nap every day between 2 and 2:30, never fails. Very few days out of the week do I actually get to take advantage of that though, but when I do... heavenly.
I went dress shopping yesterday with a couple that we've become great friends with. Thank God she was with me because I would have had a mental breakdown. I know by looking at me, no one can tell I am pregnant, but boy do I feel it! In every single inch of my bloated, expanding body. I did not feel good in anything I tried on, except the very last one I tried on that Jess (yes, I've managed to befriend yet another Jessica) pulled off the rack.. that I would have never ever in a millions years picked out. Which also happened to be on sale. Which allowed me to get the most amazing pair of boots ever. Which were originally $110 and I got for $34 with tax. Holla. I'm pretty positive that no boys read this, if there are, I'm sorry... but hello boobs! They wouldn't fit into any of said dresses. If I went big enough to accommodate those puppies, it looked ridiculous every where else on my body. Even the winner needs a little something under to accommodate, but it works perfectly.

Enough about me... here's what our little alien will be up to this week:
  • You are still growing up a storm this week, even more so than last. You measure about 1/2 inch in length and you're about the size of a large raspberry.
  • You are looking more and more human these days (I'll have to stop calling you an alien I guess), as in your lips, nose, eyelids, legs, and back are continuing to take shape.
  • Apparently, you are moving around like crazy in there... wailing around your legs and arms. I cannot wait to actually feel that!

This Friday I go for a group appointment with the nurse. She;ll tell me all about the due date, birthing options, etc. I don't really know what to expect at this one. All I know is that when I leave there, I'll know the date that I'll finally meet with the doctor and hear this little heartbeat. CANNOT WAIT.

10 comments:

Expat Girl said...

Jessice, you do make me giggle with your posts. Those rough days are really rough but they will get better I promise and I had just about every food aversion that you mentioned which will slowly but surely go away. Just stay healthy and sleep lots and enjoy those boobs! haha

Expat Girl said...

It would help if I spelt your name right....forgive me?!

Stephanie Hartman said...

Awwww!!! I love reading about the baby like what its going to be up to this week thats so cute!! I can't wait to have one..Hope you had a great weekend!

-Stephanie

Steph said...

Gee... hope you lose the nauseousness. Hope you are having a good weekend!

Katie said...

I can't wait to hear about the doctor appointment. You know you're going to have to start doing "belly" shots, soon!

Katie said...

isn't it crazy how one day you HATE something food-wise (like fries) and for some reason the next day its fine! Seriously--I DONT get it--but it cracks me up. Pregnancy really can be frustrating at times in the beginning when finding food is SO HARD. I can't tell you how many things went bad in my fridge that I "THOUGHT" I would want, and then I was disgusted with later on...

sad, and true. It DOES get better though. Oh, and an 8 week baby is a little scary looking--don't worry, it will get better :)

Allison said...

I couldn't stand the smell of any meat cooking while I was pregnant. It did seem that all white or yellow foods went down easy... bananas, apples, toast, mashed potatoes. I think I only ate mashed potatoes for a solid week. I swear it will get better! Mexican food will go back on the menu.

Leesie said...

I just found your blog and it's super cute. I'm your 100th follower! Can't wait to hear more.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I'm sorry to hear you're having such a horrible time with food! Hopefully it'll get better!!!

ay113sc said...

No Mexican??? My heart hurts for you! Now I'm going to get a quesadilla. I'll think about you and the little peanut!