Sunday, August 17, 2008

Week 8

New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby - about the size of a kidney bean - is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it. (from

I've been doing okay. My boobs are still growing and I can't lay on my stomach because of them. My uterus has almost doubled in size and I'm starting to be able to feel where it is. The tiredness has also started to kick in, I'm not tired all the time but when I am all I can do is sleep.

Last night I started having some intense cramps that continued this morning. I've had a very small amount of spotting but nothing to be concerned about. I've been on the couch all day and Jonathan has been bringing me food and water, he's so great.

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