Dear Crissy

8 weeks pregnant

To say that I was anxiously awaiting my first prenatal appointment would be an understatement. I was going absolutely crazy with anticipation, and having my first peek at the baby was a huge relief. There is so much worry in those first few weeks of pregnancy, and I think most women can’t help but get a little nervous prior to that first ultrasound.

I actually received like 6 photos from the U/S, and this is the least clear. I think my husband must have taken the other images to work with him today.

eight week ultrasound photo

My appointment went well, and so far, so good. We saw a little Teddy Grahamesque baby (our U/S tech actually used the Teddy Graham description for babies at this stage, with their little arm and leg buds), and a healthy 167 bpm heartrate. Before anyone chimes in to say that I must be having a girl (due to the faster heart rate), my little boy’s was 180 at 8w, so I don’t subscribe to that particular old wives tale! :)

I am still sick pretty much every moment of the day (and night). In fact, my sickness seems to be getting more intense, and the vomiting comes more often. I’m really not even sure what the Zofran is doing for me at this point, maybe knocking the edge off a little.

Just trying to get through each day.

    28 Comments on “8 weeks pregnant”

  1. Cute!

  2. Praying for relief and the ability to enjoy this new baby as he/she develops. How exciting! New babies are such a blessing! I was SO sick with baby #2. I ordered those little pressure point arm bands from Amazon and they actually worked far better than anything the doctor prescribed – maybe those would help! Best wishes for a healthy, happy little one! :)

  3. Congrats! I’m predicting a girl based on the position the baby implanted (definitely take that with a grain of salt, I’ve only skimmed the study on it but it was right for me!) We’re having another little boy and he is implanted on the other side. The study was done on transvaginal ultrasounds though…I was assuming yours was abdominal, if not I may have it backwards! Haha. Mine was abdominal and on the left side = boy.

    Anyways, like I said…grain of salt. It’s more just a fun guess!

    PS – The heart rate wives tale was totally wrong for me too…on both children. Have you tried the Chinese Gender Predictor? Lol. It was right for both of mine!
    Are you hoping for one or the other?


  4. Congratulations! Hope the rest of the pregnancy goes smoothly for you, I know the all day sickness sucks!

  5. Love it ♥

  6. Congratulations on your little baby.

  7. Congratulations Crissy, it’s a Teddy Graham! lol Now that you mention it, I do remember Kaitlyn’s heartbeat was faster than Ryan’s or Nathan’s. But who knows! Sorry about the sickness though :( Hope it passes soon.

  8. OMG, Congrats!!!!
    You are both amazing and brave. My daughter Zarina has recently been nagging for a brother or sister and with 8 years since I did this last, I am dragging my feet. The memories of the nausea, fatigue, anxiety, are faint enough to keep the thought alive yet potent enough to indefinitely stall me.

    Go Crissy!

  9. Congrats :)

  10. How exciting to get to see such a healthy little baby!! Congrats!!

  11. Been wondering how you are doing and not happy to read that you are even feeling worse. Ugh! I can still remember how this felt. Ugh, again. And again.

    Teddy looks great! :)

    Feel better soon!

  12. Zofran helped me. I hope you get some relief soon.

  13. There are a lot of old wives tales about predicting the sex of the baby…..maybe you should try several of them to put them to the test!

  14. Congratulations!(:

  15. Oh what a beautiful site ! I so love and remember pic’s as these ! So priceless
    that it brings tears to my eyes ! It is so so joyous !

  16. Congratulations on your new little Teddy Graham. I love that name:) I am with you on the feeling sick. Through both my pregnancies I was like the walking dead. Lost more weight than I gained and still had huge babies. I pray you find relief soon.

  17. Awwwww!!! I don’t think I knew you are pregnant, so congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you :)

  18. Awww… Crissy. I am so happy for you, even through the blur of nausea. Take care of yourself, as best you can. Thinking and praying that your second trimester will make you feel ten times better so that you can enjoy your pregnancy fully!

    Angela W.

  19. Congratulations! Such fun times and scary all at the same time.

  20. Congrats!! How fun to get to see your new little baby!! Morning sickness is awful!! I had it with both my kids horribly. Have you tried Zofran (they even have a generic for it). It helped a lot for me! Good luck!

  21. Teddy Graham…LOL. Never heard that one!! Ha!

    So happy for you…but I sure hope you turn a corner soon with your nausea and vomiting. That stinks. Hang in there!

    Kristin :)

  22. Congratulations on your new little one. The ultrasound was always my favorite part of the pregnancy! =)

  23. :) Teddy Graham, I love it!
    Have you told Evan?

  24. I am constantly amazed by untrasound technology. The fact that this is your least clear u/s is incredible. Congrats on your little teddy graham who is already so cute :) I feel your “morning” sickness pain. I suffered through with my first. Really no fun. It consumes your life and there’s nothing you can do about it. At least you have these u/s pics as a happy reminder of why you’re so sick.

  25. Here’s to hoping that your morning sickness gets better soon. I remember those days and glad they are over. It’s always such a joy when you get to see your little baby on that black and white screen and hear that heart pumping away. Hoping that you continue to have a healthy pregnancy.

  26. My oldest son’s heartrate stayed around 160 during my pregnancy with him, my now 5 year old’s had beats around 140 and my daughter’s was all over, but mostly in the 130’s. So yeah, another here who says there’s no truth to the old wives tale, either. Glad everything is going well, baby wise, and I hope you start feeling better soon.

  27. Congratulations on the new little one! If I could, I would have a dozen more…I LOVE being a mom! But, so far I have my two boys and am very thankful for what God has blessed me with.

    I understand your pain with the morning sickness. I had hyperemesis gravidarum through my pregnancies and that was no walk in the park. But, the end result were huge and perfect babies so it was not all bad…just uncomfortable. God bless you on your journey! :)

  28. Congratulations on getting to see your new little one! I’m so sorry to hear the “morning” sickness hasn’t gotten any better. Prayers that you’ll get some relief very soon.

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