Today was amazing. I was so nervous about our appointment at the RE because I was afraid that they would tell me that he/she had stopped growing or something else terrible. Surprisingly (to me), everything was perfect. Baby is measuring exactly 8 weeks today. Heartrate was 167 bpm. We didn't get to see any movement, but it was so wonderful to actually see something. The husband and I were so excited that we decided to go ahead and do the ol' Facebook post. I guess that makes it official. Hopefully that doesn't bite me in the ass! I always figured I would announce early, though, since I didn't want to have to hide it later if something happened. I didn't want to have to explain things. This way, people can share in the good news and hopefully will send me some hand-me-down baby things! haha
Size of baby: Raspberry
Physical symptoms: Same as before. I pretty much still spend the whole day alternating between being starving and nauseous. No vomiting yet. Bloating is better than before, but gets worse at night. So at night, it looks like I am showing even though it is still so early.
Weight gain/loss: Still up about a pound.
Maternity clothes: I pretty much have lived in sweats the past week....so...
Stretch marks: Only on my boobies
Sleep: Sleep is pretty much crap now. I toss and turn and have crazy ass dreams all night, plus I pee like every 2-3 hours.
Best moment since last week: Our ultrasound this morning. Seeing and hearing that heartbeat still takes my breath away. I was so afraid they wouldn't find anything today, and there he/she was.
Movement: Way too early.
Cravings/Aversions: No real cravings, although I tend to lean toward food that is bad for me. I know, big surprise. Why can't I crave salad? As far as aversions go, I'm having a little trouble with meat, especially chicken, which I usually eat all the time. I cannot handle raw chicken at all and leftover chicken makes me feel like throwing up.
Gender: Still dreaming about baby girls. Husband is convinced it's a boy.
Labor signs: Way too early!
Belly button: Innie
What I miss: Normal sleep, feeling like myself
What I am looking forward to: Our first OB appointment next month!
On a separate note...my best friend had her son this past weekend. She had to have an emergency c-section, and he was born small, but luckily he is thriving and is just beautiful. She is being released from the hospital today, and I know it is hard that she has to leave him behind at the hospital. So please keep them in your thoughts (and prayers if you go for that sort of thing). Thanks!