What’s Happening This Week: Your baby is now 5/8 of an inch long, about the size of a kidney bean. 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. His arms have lengthened, too, and his hands are now flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart. His knee joints have formed, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways.
How far along? 8 weeks
Weight: Goal Weight - 1.5 lbs. (Still no weight-gain, which SHOCKS me!)
Stretch marks? Not yet, still applying cocoa butter every morning and evening.
Sleep: I'm not having trouble falling asleep, I can do that with the TV blaring curled up on the couch. But because I'm going to the bathroom every 15 minutes, I'm up throughout the night, making it challenging to get a full night's rest.
Best moment this past week: The relief of telling people!
Movement: nope. I'm not even sure when to expect this.
Food cravings: Fruit. Fruit snacks, orange juice, apple sauce, apples, smoothies, etc.
Labor Signs: none.
What I miss: Energy. I get so worn out very quickly, especially because it's so hot outside!
What I am looking forward to: People recognizing that I'm pregnant. I hate just feeling fat and bloated!
Anxieties: I am worried now that things won't go smoothly. It's difficult to plan for the worst but assume the best at the same time.
Weekly Wisdom: I don't know that I got any advice this week, but we did get a lot of people offer to watch our baby for us. That's pretty cool.
Milestone: No longer an embryo, we now have a fetus!