Ew, what stinks? Your hormones are doing some pretty freaky things at week eight, likely heightening your sense of smell and making your stomach do flip-flops. And don’t get us started on those wacky pregnancy dreams. What’s interesting is that while one of your senses is in overdrive, one of baby’s — her sense of taste — is getting its start, too. Can you believe at 8 weeks she’s starting to grow taste buds? If you’re feeling nauseated, extra hungry or extra tired right now, remember that it’s all because baby’s growth is in overdrive — and because your body’s still adjusting to all those hormonal changes — it will be worth it. (Especially in the second trimester, when most moms-to-be feel more energized.) If you’re experiencing severe nausea at eight weeks, it might be tough to keep down foods, let alone eat right, so try to find some options you can actually stomach.
Your baby’s the size of a raspberry!
Now she weighs in (yay!) at about .04 ounces and measures about .63 inches. This week, she’s growing about a milimeter each day.
your baby at 8 weeks
- You can’t feel it yet, but she’s moving those arms and legs like crazy!
- Her fingers and toes are now only slightly webbed, and her tail (yes, she had one) is gone.
- Fun fact: your baby’s taste buds are now forming.
pregnancy symptoms at 8 weeks
- Bigger, heavier, sore breasts, as milk producing lobules in your boobs start to expand.
- Fatigue and/or nausea (yup, still).
- Early pregnancy cramps — the ligaments in your abdomen are stretching as your uterus expands.
- Other tummy issues: constipation, indigestion, bloating or heartburn.
- A heightened sense of smell.
- Weird dreams — get used to them; they’re totally normal throughout pregnancy.
- Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water.
- Pull out your “fat pants” or buy a pair because you will need them.