Tuesday, May 8, 2012

*Navalgazing* Reflections at Eight Weeks (+1) Pregnant

Written on Sunday... we still haven't done a photo, but I'll update when we do.

Our baby is now officially considered a fetus!  I have a tendency just to think of it as a baby, but I guess the transition from embryo to fetus is still notable.

I read somewhere that 7-9 weeks marks the highest rate of miscarriage, so I'm a little anxious, and figure I really will be until past 12 weeks, but right now I'm focusing on this coming Saturday as somewhat of a milestone as the risk drops fairly significantly then.

I'm continuing to take my medication to help with nausea.  The mornings are usually good and I feel worse and worse through the day.  I had one really good evening this past week (Thursday), but many nights I'm exhausted and crawling into bed by 8:30pm.

Smells have really been getting to me and I've been "off" many foods.  I know it's not a good thing, but I've really cut back on my fluid intake.  I normally have one or two cups of tea through the morning, but am finding it totally unappealing now.  Milk also seems gross.  I'm trying to force myself to drink water, but know I'm not getting as much as I should be.  I'm not having any consistant cravings, but various things seem very appealing at different times.  Ice cream cake and baked potatoes are two examples.  I didn't get the cake, but I did get baked potatoes.  :) 

I got on the scale yesterday afternoon and it looks like I'm up a pound or two.  I'm starting to be able to tell that my pants are feeling a bit snug around the waist.  I can still close them, but definitely not as comfortably.  I'm hoping that things continue fitting until the end of the school year.  I really don't want people there to know, particularly my principal, as I think I mentioned before.

Did I tell you that I have a job interview this week?  It's at a school I think I would like working at, so I'm pretty excited about it.  Nervous too.  And guilty that if things continue to go well with this pregnancy I'll only be there through the first term.  

Here's a belly photo:
Coming Soon


  1. Ice cream cake and baked potatoes! Too funny. I love hearing about everyone's cravings and aversions.

    What school?! Is it one that I know? :)

    1. Did I email you?
      The initials are BH and it's an all girls school. You can probably figure it out. ;)

    2. No email! That's so exciting. I went there...did I tell you that? I was there before SCS.

  2. Glad to hear things are getting a bit better for you. I didn't have weird cravings for either of mine, I just needed to have a very large salad with lots of raw veggies everyday, with lots of vinegar dressing. there are worse things I suppose!
    Good luck on the interview and congrats on graduating to fetus!

    Jennifer @ Dark Blue Dragon