Pregnancy Week 8 – Meditating

I was studying the development of my baby in my belly and sending him a lot of loving thoughts while active and while meditating. The meditation exercises I have learnt in the past were a great help in this vulnerable time. Week 5 to 10 is when all the organs are developing and the risk for birth defects is the highest. In order not to go all crazy about this – I meditated. Do you want to know how? Here’s the book my meditation exercise is described in. The girlfriends I did tell about the treasure in my tummy were trying to spot a bump, but there was nothing to spot at this point!

What’s happening this week?

  • Baby’s crown to rump length is 8 mm or 0.3 inches. Baby weighs about 0.8 grams.
  • Baby’s bones begin to form.
  • Baby’s mouth, nose, and lips are recognizable.
  • Baby’s ears are just starting to develop.
  • Elbow’s are now visible.
  • The spine is straightening up.
  • Baby’s sex glands appear.
  • Baby’s fingers and toes are present, although they may still be webbed.
  • Baby’s yolk sac continues to shirk as the placenta now starts to take over nourishment of the embryo.
  • Baby’s head is large relative to the trunk.
  • The eyes are getting larger and darkening with pigment.
  • The umbilical cord contains blood vessels that are beginning to transport nutrients to the embryo and remove waste products.
  • Mom’s uterus is starting to enlarge, but no changes will be visible yet.
  • Mom may notice changes in skin pigmentation during pregnancy.


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Author:Alinka Rutkowska

Alinka is a best-selling and award-winning Children's Author.


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