I hit eight weeks pregnant this week and baby is now around the size of a kidney bean. Lots is happening this week, the organs, muscles and nerves are starting to function and in the brain nerve cells are starting to connect. Baby even has taste buds forming. Pretty amazing stuff going on in there! It may be my third pregnancy but I still find it fascinating.
That first trimester tiredness has finally hit me. I have had to have a couple of afternoon naps this week. My boobs are also really sore again, and when Alex climbs on me or leans on them I have to stop myself shouting out. I have also been very bloated for the last couple of days and I look about 5 months gone if I wear anything fitted! With Alex I was the same but my bloat never went down it just turned into a bump, so I am interested to see what happens this time!
As my booking in appointment approaches I have been thinking quite a bit about the type of birth I would like. I was told any more children would automatically be born by cesarean as I have had two previously but I would like to explore other options too. We have also been talking about wether to have the nuchal screening. I didn’t have it previously but I am undecided this time. Once my booking in appointment is out of the way I can start to look forward too(and dread) my 12 week scan.