Our Five Ring Circus: 8 Weeks

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

8 Weeks

Now that the secret is out, it's time to document my pregnancy! I am 8 weeks, as of yesterday.

December 27, 2010

How far along:
8 weeks

Total Weight Gained:
None-probably lost

How big is baby? About the size of a kidney bean

How baby is growing: 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.

Maternity Clothes:
Not yet

I'm exhausted, but always wake up at least once in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.

Best Moment of the Week:
Telling everybody our news, and seeing their reaction!

: None

Food Craving: Kosher Dill Pickles, Jello

Food Aversions:
Everything else, especially liquids.

Morning Sickness:
I've been sick since before I missed my period, and it's getting worse. I'm praying it doesn't last my entire pregnancy, like it did with Dylan and Lexie.


Nausea every waking moment, vomiting, gagging, headaches from dehydration, exhaustion.

What I miss:
Feeling normal!!!

What I'm looking forward to:
The morning sickness going away (Praying!!!), and feeling the baby move!

Here's the baby bump at 8 weeks. I'm wearing a bulky sweater, but there's not much to see! I'm incredibly bloated like I was with Lexie. My belly actually shrunk after my first trimester with her!



  1. I am so happy for you guys!! cant wait to watch and read while you go through this pregnancy!! Hope you start feeling better.

  2. Yay! Congrats to y'all! I have no clue how I'm going to get over this baby fever I've been having with everyone getting pregnant or having babies!!!

  3. Praying for an ease of that sickness! Must be a strong baby in there!

  4. Sounds exactly like my 1st trimester. With Graham it lasted until 20+ wks. This time, I must say at 14 wks, I'm starting to feel a lot more normal. I haven't vomited in at least 3 or 4 days!! :)

  5. SO exciting! Sorry about the morning sickness...yuck! NO FUN. I didn't have it with either of my boys, BUT I did feel the nausea late at night! Hope it goes away and you get back to your old self soon :) Can't wait to hear about that baby growing...SO exciting! Don't get me too excited though, we've SAID no more kiddos!! Ha!

  6. Congratulations! What do the kids think?

  7. You don't look bloated! I am sorry to hear of the sickness. I was sick with Asher, and you are so right. There were times I'd cry, just wanting to feel "normal" again! Stay strong!!!

  8. Aww congratulations! Very exciting stuff! Morning sickness is the worst. :(

  9. sorry sbout the morning sickness:( hopefully it will get better soon! Congrats on the pregnancy!

  10. I'm so sorry you're sick. I am praying that it will only last for the first trimester or less! That's how mine worked.

  11. You look great! This is so fun. XOXO

  12. I was reminiscing through old blogs last night and seen one where you had left me a comment saying you couldn't wait to have another child. This made me even more excited for y'all! I hope that the morning sickness goes away soon. I know it is such a pain. Lemons helped for me, yuck.

  13. Gorgeous picture!! You look so cute!! Hope the mornig sickness goes away quickly.

  14. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so excited for you guys! Praying you are feeling well. 2011 is going to be a wonderful year for you all!!!!

  15. Yay!!! What great news!! Congratulations. HEre's hoping your morning sickness goes away quickly. Can't wait to watch your journey :)

  16. You're always so beautiful in your pictures! I'm so happy for you guys!

  17. Cute documentation! I hope you get relief from the all day sickness...mine has yet to go away. I like to call it our husbands fault, they like to mess with us ;)

  18. Oh yay.. Congratulations! Baby #3, you are so brave! Best of luck!

  19. Congrats! I am so excited for you all!! Happy New Year!


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