Design a site like this with
Get started

2nd Pregnancy Week 8

Signs and Symptoms this week:

  • The morning sickness is both worse and better at the same time.  Worse, I think because the hormones are escalating, but better because I seem to have found more ways to handle it better.
  • Fatigue has reached and all time high.  I feel as though I could sleep for 24 hours and still need to sleep more.
  • Hunger pangs have not abated one bit, although I still can’t eat very much at any one time, it almost feels like I’m continuously putting food into my mouth.
  • I seem to be having cravings for the most unhealthy foods!  We bought a box of Big Apple Donuts and I finished it!  I thought pregnant women were supposed to have instincts to do what’s best for their babies and here I am craving for junk food?
  • My sense of smell has sharpened to a keenness I almost wish it didn’t have because all offensive smells that I never used to notice are now quite unbearable – including the smell of my son’s diaper in the morning.
  • The hormones are on the war path because I seem very emotionally strung lately – getting angry very easily, and crying over the littlest things.  Can you believe I balled my eyes out watching “Bolt“?

If what they say about the hormones are true, then I must be having a girl.  At the same time, I’m trying hard not to think about that because I know I’ll be utterly devasted if I keep with this line of thinking only to discover I’ve got a boy.

The other person I’m beginning to worry about is Gavin.  I think we have inadvertantly also brainwashed him into wanting a baby sister because whenever I talk about the baby, he immediately says, “I want baby sister!”

I can just imagine when the baby arrives and it’s a boy – Gavin will look at the baby and say, “Mummy, take him back!  I wanted a baby sister!”  Yup, that will definitely go down well…

I have been subtly trying to tell him that the baby could be a boy but he seems rather resistent to the idea.  Oops.  Ah well, there is still a chance it will be a girl and we won’t have to worry about that one…

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

2 thoughts on “2nd Pregnancy Week 8

  1. Ooh the crying might mean it is a girl! I never cried when I was carrying Jack but this time, I cried at the drop of a hat. I was very sensitive to smells and the craving for unhealthy foods like sweets too. OD of female hormones!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: