Baby Thomas: Weeks 7, 8 & 9
7 Weeks: Baby is the size of a BLUEBERRY!
8 Weeks: Baby is the size of a RASPBERRY!
9 Weeks: Baby is the size of a GRAPE!
7 Weeks: 3 pounds. I can feel the weight. I feel bloated most days and by the end of the day it's probably closer to 4 pounds up from last week, but it fluctuates between 2 and 4 pounds right now. I feel like that is a lot, especially since everything I've been reading says that during your 1st Trimester you shouldn't gain much weight since you don't "need" to eat extra calories at this point.
8 Weeks: 3 pounds. I think I've gained a total of 7 or 8 pounds already...yikes! I haven't had ANY energy to workout since finding out we were pregnant, so I can see how easily it is to gain instead of maintain.
9 Weeks: Finally starting to feel better, walked for the first time. Hoping to get more exercise this week and shed a few of these pounds :-/ Weighed myself and the scale said 147...up 7 pounds from my initial weigh in at 4 Weeks.
7 Weeks: Light spotting & cramps, still. I've had this happening since we found out we we're expecting. Light nauseousness every once in awhile, but overall doing really good! I've been reading on my pregnancy group chats that a lot of women are having morning sickness at this point in their pregnancy. I am very grateful that so far I've barely suffered any stomach issues.
8 Weeks: Light spotting & cramps have finally stopped. I was beginning to worry. The nauseousness comes and goes, especially when I have an empty stomach. I feel hungry all the time and feel the weight is starting to pile on. I pinched a nerve in my lower back at the end of week 7 and it has been sore and painful since then. The hubs does a great massage to help it feel better every other night.
9 Weeks: Back is feeling much better. Still feel hungry all the day long, but am able to go longer now without having to eat every other minute. Energy is getting better, thank goodness!
7 Weeks: Coffee (decaf or reg) still seems to make me nauseous after drinking 1/4 cup. I also ate some Butterfinger bites last night and felt super nauseous afterwards. Sweets just don't settle too well at this point it seems.
8 Weeks: Coffee still. Too much Halloween candy makes me sick (which is probably a good thing...lol). Two Reese's peanut butter ghosts will make me nauseous.
9 Weeks: None so far.
7 Weeks: Taco Bell's Crunchwrap, Iced Tea (unsweet with Splenda), pretty much anything salty. I've also been sneaking Halloween treats ;) Reese's peanut butter cups are AMAZING to me right now!
8 Weeks: Grapes, cantaloupe, Reese's peanut butter ghosts (only 1 at a time), salad from Olive Garden and pasta, still loving Iced Tea.
9 Weeks: Same as Week 8 except Chick-fil-a has become the love of my life...and to think I hated fast-food 3 years ago!
7 Weeks: Sleeping alright. I wake up several times a night. Usually every morning @ 4am I need to go use the bathroom but I don't want to get up or I'll be wide awake. I try to hold it as long as possible or until I finally get out of bed at 6:30-7(ish)am.
8 Weeks: Sleep was horrible. I was sick half the week with being dizzy and a head cold coming on, so I toss and turn a lot. Still waking up @ 4am to use the bathroom then cannot fall back asleep unless I turn the TV and wake up the hubs (sorry about that...honey),
9 Weeks: Still waking up @ 4am, but having more energy, surprisingly.
Looking Forward To...
Our first doctor's appointment is coming up this week, but it probably won't fit into the blog till the next update since it's later in the week and technically into the next week's events. We are excited to see exactly how far along we are and get our 1st pictures of Baby Thomas.