8 Weeks

This week has not been very productive for me.  Well, I am keeping up with my homework, but I’ve done very little housework.  Nausea has hit me full force.  My sense of smell is through the roof.  Almost everything  I smell makes me nauseous.  It’s so very hard to eat.  I’ve lost about 5 pounds.  I eat, but very little.  Fortunately, I’ve managed to keep my food down.  I only threw up twice so far.  The last time I puked, my head began hurting terribly.  A sudden and severe throbbing headache immediately after throwing up.  It lasted for about 5 minutes before it let up.  At first the pain was so bad, I thought I should go to the hospital.  I never had pain in my head like that before.  I’ll be sure to mention it to my doctor at my next appointment.

I did have another appointment this week on Monday.  It was just a routine prenatal appointment where they discuss health insurance, and medications to avoid, foods to avoid, and a timeline of my appointments for the duration of my pregnancy.  They took 5 vials of blood to check for iron levels, HIV test, and other routine things to make sure I’m healthy.  I do have to go back in a couple weeks for a genetic screening test, and also for another ultrasound.  The genetic screening test is now non-invasive.  It’s just a simple blood test to test for down syndrome, and other genetic disorders. It’s suppose to be 98% accurate.  Because of my age, this test is offered to me so I will know ahead of time if there are any problems with the baby.  Please continue to keep us in your prayers.

It is a great thing that I’ve been so sick.  This means my pregnancy is progressing and the baby is still growing :)  It is so frustrating though to try and eat.  If my stomach is empty, I’m really really nauseous.  So, I try to find something to eat, but my sense of smell is so strong, it seems like everything stinks to me!  I go to the fridge to find something, and then something in the fridge stinks so I close it and give up.  So far, cantaloupe, mandarine oranges, and bananas are my friends.  They smell good and don’t make me feel nauseous unless I eat too much.  Yes, it’s a fine line between feeling ok and feeling nauseous. Eat too little and I feel horrible… eat to much and I feel horrible…. catch a whiff of something bad and I run to my room and avoid food completely.  The whole house stinks to me.  Every room smells.  The sink drains stink. The waste baskets stink.  The fish bowl stinks.  The couch and cushions and sheets and blankets stink.  My daughter stinks.  Her breath smells no matter how much I brush her teeth.  She tries to kiss me and I hold my breath.  When I go outside my nose gets assaulted with Rocky’s pee and poop.  There is no where to escape.  When I’m at Head Start with the toddlers and babies,  I can’t stand their poopy diapers or their bad breath.  Even their green boogery noses smell to me.  They’re such adorable kids though; all of them.  And I have so much fun with them.  Just can’t stand to smell them lol :)  I can’t wait for this trimester to be over and hopefully start to feel normal again.

8 weeks belly pic…



We got some fall decorating done today.  Faith was so excited when I pulled out the tote of “scary stuff.”  Halloween is her favorite time of year.  She’s been talking about Halloween ALL YEAR.



Here is what baby looks like at 8 weeks…



This week, many changes take place in your baby, who now measures about 1.6cm. His embryonic tail is just about gone, and all his organs, muscles and nerves are beginning to function. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. Your baby’s hands now bend at the wrist, and his feet are starting to lose their webbed appearance. His eyelids cover more of his eyes and tastebuds are forming on his tongue.

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  1. Cute pictures! :-) The morning sickness sounds as bad as I had it with my kids. Exactly the same! It will get better. I found cold drinks and food, ice cream and popsicles, juicy juice all helped and yes fruit! You will get your appetite back. Glad all is well. ♡ Lidia.

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