Yep, just like in regular life. That's what that means, each week is another in the countdown until baby arrives! Congrats on your pregnancy!! This is your first?
Are you excited??!! I was on cloud nine with my first all the way until the last few weeks when . . .well, it got a little uncomfortable and I started to fret over how was I going to take care of a baby. lol. (it DOES all come together in the end if that worry ever pops up for you). Do you have a partner that you are sharing this with? Oh, and the big question . . . you are 8 weeks (congrats) --- have you gotten any nausea? If you haven't, you probably aren't as susceptible to the classic 'morning sickness' that happens a lot more than just the morning. It normally kicks in around 6 to 7 weeks and it did for me like clockwork. Anyway, welcome to the forum!
My doctor told me that having morning sickness is a good thing because it means you've got lots of hormones needed for a healthy pregnancy. Food cravings can be good or bad. I crave, with my pregnancies, things like cheese, peanut butter and grape fruit. I think that when I look into that, they all represent some type of nutritional need. So, cravings can make sense. If you crave taco bell or chocolate, it just might be hormones. lol What are you craving?
That's a bummer about your boyfriend. Did you have a miscarriage or end the pregnancy last time or was it just a scare? Gosh, I hope he is more open this time. How do you feel about it? Is your family supportive or anything?
Most pregnancies last around 40 weeks (or 38 weeks from conception), so typically the best way to estimate your due date is to count 40 weeks, or 280 days, from the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP). Another way to do it is to subtract three months from the first day of your last period and add seven days.
How did your ultrasound go? Things looking good? How are you doing emotionally with all this? Been thinking about you.