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Pregnancy Week: 8

And this week we got to see our tiny baby! It was awesome to see the little heart flickering away at 155bpm.

I’m feeling more excited and I can’t wait to hear the heartbeat on the doppler. My midwife is keeping my appointments every 2 weeks until we feel comfortable and know our lovebug is here to stay.

Having a miscarriage and then becoming pregnant afterwards is stressful. When I found out I was pregnant with each of the girls from the start we were so excited and  from the start thinking of names and buying baby stuff, even with the miscarriage we were so excited not thinking we would be the 1 in 5 and when it happened I was heartbroken.

When we found out this time I didn’t even have those butterflies in my stomach of excitement. I didn’t want to get excited yet because in case we were that 1 in 5 again I just couldn’t go through that heartbreak again.

Yesterday, at 8 weeks when the ultrasound tech put the transducer on my stomach instantly the little tiny baby showed up. The first image we saw was much clearer than the image above, in fact you could see tiny buds of arms and legs, this one is the one she got of the heart beating away.  I was disappointed she didn’t do a picture of the first image we saw of the baby, but this one you can still see the embryo tail.

After seeing the baby on the screen with that tiny heart beating away I feel like this is more real and come next February we will have another little one cuddled up in our arms.

Your Baby Week 8:

Your baby is growing at an amazing rate — about a millimeter every day — and now is the size of a large raspberry. Your little berry is looking a lot less reptilian (even though she has webbed fingers and toes, her tail is just about gone) and a lot more baby-like these days, as her lips, nose, eyelids, legs, and back continue to take shape. Her heart is beating at the incredible rate of 150 times per minute — about twice as fast as yours! And even though you can’t yet feel it, she’s now making spontaneous movements as she twitches her tiny trunk and limb buds.

I am really excited to get through the first trimester, nausea is still intense even with the zofran. I have my good days and bad. I also noticed that it seems to ear off around 7pm and I have been more tired this past week. I am in bed by 8pm, and watching tv laying in bed.

I am also in shock at how high my uterus is already, I know that with each pregnancy your uterus stretches faster but I really didn’t realize it would be this high already.

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


    1. And you too Alli! You and I will have wonderful little blessings in the new year! I can’t believe how your bump has grown already this past week!

  1. I wish there was a way to show you a scene from your future when you will be holding your healthy baby.

  2. Congrats to you, Amanda! It is always so amazing the first time you see that little life. 🙂 Happy bouncy babies are so precious, what an exciting time for you!

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