Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pregnancy Week by Week: 8

Week 8Baby size: Raspberry
How I feel about being pregnant: Very excited yet nervous. I'm definitely ready to get through my first trimester so I can enjoy the pregnancy without being so scared of another miscarriage. Also, dealing with complicated emotions about losing one of our babies.
Symptoms: Still battling some nausea. Lots of sporadic headaches and overall achy feeling.
Food Cravings: Fresh fruit! Mango, red grapes, strawberries, bananas... you name it, I want it. And now that my Zofran has really helped curb my nausea, I'm actually able to eat somewhat normal foods again. I'm still eating pretty bland stuff, but branching out to bagels with cream cheese, english muffin with peanut butter, etc.
What I'm most excited about: As my pants get tighter and tighter every week, I'm getting excited about seeing this belly of mine grow.
Something sweet your daddy did for me: Brought me the most beautiful bouquet of long-stemmed lilies... just because.
Boy or girl? For some reason, I've been picturing a little baby girl in my head...
Something I've done to prepare for baby: Began looking (casually) at cribs, nursery's, etc.
Funny moment: During our first OB ultrasound, the doctor started pointing out the baby's hands and arms and feet. Chad - being the jokester that he is - said "So no puppy ears in there right? Just want to make sure it's a baby. I need someone to help take out the trash."
Special moment: Chad talked to me a bit about he's kinda worried about how much our lives are going to change once Baby Bee comes into our lives. I think all expecting parents have this little freak-out moment. But it made us both think about how lucky we are that we'll have a good three years or marriage behind us once our little one joins the family. I'm so thankful for that time we've been able to grow stronger together and establish ourselves as husband and wife before we get to work at being mom and dad. The other obvious special moment was hearing the baby's heartbeat for the first time... amazing!

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