Shark baby has webbed fingers and toes now making it more bad-ass than ever even though its tail is pretty much gone. It’s starting to move but you won’t be able to feel it so ignore those lunatics who told you they felt the baby move just after they missed their period – they are exaggerating and have no sense of time.
Even though this kid is about the size of a jelly bean, you may feel like you’re busting at the seams.
Remember how I told you about progesterone and how important it is to relax your uterus so it doesn’t contract this kiddo out? Well, it has a buddy called relaxin and it does just that, it relaxes your muscles and joints so your body can unhinge like the jaws of a snake come labor time. Good stuff, right? Absolutely, except along with the birthing muscles, it relaxes the gastrointestinal muscles, which slows down your digestion, which forms gas. That gas turns into deadly farts that could take down a flock of birds in mid-flight.
That’s right, you are a beautiful vessel of life right now. Toot. Pfft. ‘Scuse me.
8 Weeks Pregnant Cheat Sheet:
- Fingers have begun to form and ears and eyes are starting to take shape.
- Your baby is about 1/2 inch (11 to 14 mm) long from crown to rump because there are no legs to measure yet.
- You have around 224 days before you give birth.
How many months is 8 weeks pregnant?
Eight weeks is two months pregnant.
This week's to do:
I'm going to start the to do list with the two most important ones. If you do nothing else on the full list, do these two.
Be kind to yourself. Whether it's date nights, playing with the dog, or lying on the couch and binge watching Marvel movies, do shit that feels good and makes you happy throughout this whole pregnancy. It is a long, hard haul so treat yourself well when you can.
Life housekeeping. Are you safe? Got some life trauma that needs addressing with therapy? Toxic people who need to go? If you haven't dealt with this stuff now is the time to get going.
How are you feeling this week? Let me know here.
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