8 Weeks Pregnant... What's Happening this week?
Baby’s brain is officially up and running! This week, brain activity begins in your little raspberry! Your uterus has also now done some major growing! It’s now the size of a grapefruit. By the time your pregnancy is finished, your uterus will have grown to the size of a watermelon! But don’t worry, it will shrink back to it’s origional size in the weeks following delivery.
Baby In Action at 8 Weeks
You can’t feel it just yet but your baby is now making subtle movements. His or her tail is almost gone and baby’s body is beginning to straighten out making her look at lot less like a tadpole and more like a baby. The tip of that cute little button nose has also formed. All of the major organs will have begun to develop by the end of this week.
Baby Size at 8 Weeks
Growing at the rate of about a millimeter per day your baby is now the size of a raspberry. Baby weighs about .04 ounces!
Your Body at 8 Weeks
Here are some things you could be experiencing this week:
Headaches: Your blood volume has increased by almost 50 percent, which can spur these on.
Nausea and Vomiting. Ginger has been said to help, so if you can stomach it it’s worth a try.
Constipation: You are not alone on this. About 50% of women report having it. Make sure you are drinking lots of water to help get things moving!
Cramping:Your ligaments are stretching to accommodate your growing uterus, which is now the size of a grapefruit (twice its normal size), so some cramping is normal.
8 Week To-Do-List
-Read up on the 5 most common mistakes pregnant woman make in this post.
-At this point in your pregnancy, you may start to find it more difficult to sleep. Multiple trips to the bathroom, racing thoughts and general discomfort can make for one tired mama-to-be. We’ve got all the details on safe ways to get more sleep here.