Thursday, May 2, 2013

8 weeks 6 days

Wow, it's been a whole week! Well as you can see our little blob is looking more and more like a human baby every week. C and I love seeing the progress!! New this week, he/she has a visible umbilical cord!! That makes me happy for many reasons but mostly because that brings me closer to being able to stop the estrogen patches and the progesterone injections, WOO - HOO! The heart beat was a whopping 180 beats per minute! I can not believe that I will be 9 weeks tomorrow!! Tomorrow is also a big day because it will be our first OB appointment. Which is bittersweet because that means next week we will be saying our farewells to our RE office.

Now to the GENDER debacle. I know myself... I NEED TO KNOW! But C wants it to be a surprise (even though I think she is still on the fence with that). I can totally respect that decision for her and keep it a surprise (for her). But this also means I will be the only person to know the gender of our baby. That is going to be tough lol. I feel like we should just both find out for the first baby and make the second baby a surprise. What is everyone's thought's on this???

How far along? 8 weeks 6 days 
How big is baby? Green Olive
Total weight gain/loss: One pound up 
Maternity Clothes: Not wearing them yet.
Have you started to show yet? Starting to but it is mostly bloating.
Sleep: I could sleep ALL day!
Best moment this week: Seeing my baby grow :)
Miss Anything? Lunch meat sandwiches!
Movement: None.
Food Cravings: Nothing much.
Anything make you queasy or sick? Nothing specific just a sense of nausea mostly in the morning or when my belly is empty.
Gender prediction:  Boy
Symptoms: Same as last week, but not bad... I can't complain.
Major purchases this week? Nada
Looking forward to: First OB appt tomorrow, and last RE appt weds. 


  1. Both my partner and I HAD to know the gender. But, my dad requested not to know until she was there. It was really really hard - he was the only one who didn't know the gender. I accidentally slipped up and said the gender in a conversation and ruined it. LOL, he wasn't terribly upset, but it is a tough spot you got there! :) I definitely respect your partner's decision not to know, but oy, it might be difficult. Good luck to you both! :)

  2. Gosh that is a hard one!! I would not be able to do that. We wanted to when we were going through treatments but after waiting so long and going through a long 2.5 years we couldn't wait!

  3. I dont know how one of you could know but not the other. Wouldnt you find yourself accidentally referring to it as he or she in conversation or when talking to it? I know I would!