I just realized that I hadn’t posted anything about how I’m feeling this week. Well, the answer is that I feel basically the same as last week. I’m still having some nausea, but not throwing up, my boobs are still sore and definitely bigger, and I’m tired all the time.
I’m having some weird food aversions, too. One minute I will really, really want a piece of pizza, and when it is actually in front of me I can barely look at it. And for some reason I’m craving rice a lot, which is not something I eat on a regular basis. Anyone else having weird cravings?
Anyway, I was planning on waiting until Thursday (ULTRASOUND DAY!!) to post a more interesting update, but I will be eight weeks by then and I don’t want to skip over week 7.
Since this is sort of a boring one, here are some photos of the baby gear we have started collecting from our parents and siblings (the only ones who know at this point). They just can’t help themselves and I totally love it!
This week according to What to Expect:
Right now, the only things growing faster than your baby’s brain may be your tingly, achy breasts.
Your Baby in Week 7 of Pregnancy
Your baby is now about the size of a blueberry (and about 10,000 times bigger than he was at conception). Most of that growth is concentrated in the head as new brain cells are generated at the rate of 100 per minute. Your baby’s mouth and tongue are forming as arm and leg buds sprout, and those little kidneys are getting ready to do their job (pee production and excretion).
Your Body in Week 7 of Pregnancy
Your baby might be the size of a blueberry, but your breasts probably look more like melons. By this point, some expectant moms have grown a full cup size, which might be welcome news if those boobs weren’t so darn tender. The culprits? Those naughty (though necessary) pregnancy hormones again, along with an increase in blood flow and a buildup of fat — all essential to the task your body can perform in about eight months: breastfeeding your newborn!