Pregnancy Weeks 4-8

Month two 4-8 weeks (first trimester)

This is the month you will do your pregnancy test and be able to see a bfp. Yayy!!

Try to wait to test a day or two after your missed period because sometimes it can show negative but really you are pregnant.

This month your growing baby will form little buds that will grow into their precious arms and legs. Fingers and toes will begin to form in the second month and also their lovely eyes and ears. Their sensory organs begin to develop and their neural tube (brain, spinal cord, and other neural tissue of the central nervous system) is formed. Bone starts to replace cartilage and baby's head is a larger portion to the rest of his/hers body.

Around week 5-6 is when your precious baby's heart will begin to beat and can be detected by an ultrasound.

By the end of month two your baby is now a fetus, and is around the size of a gummy bear lolly or a snail, measuring about 2.5 cms


Symptoms reported by women... Not just what the books say.

A lot of these symptoms you will feel are exactly like the early symptoms stated in month one. I have added a few more to this month.


  • Missed period
  • Nausea and just feeling plain sick in the stomach
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue and feeling really tired, even after a full nights sleep
  • A tightening pulling feeling in your lower stomach to the side, either right or left.
  • Tender sore breasts
  • Fluttering feelings in lower stomach
  • Cramping on and off like period pain
  • Spotting or light bleeding (due to implantation bleeding
  • Emotional or moody
  • Dizzy feeling
  • Just feel different (it’s very hard to explain this until you have experienced it)
  • Craving foods
  • Feeling more hungry
  • More frequent needing to wee
  • A metallic taste in your mouth
  • Really vivid dreams
  • Sense of smell (like you can smell everything)
  • Hair feeling really oily
  • Your face feels really clear and smooth or you can have a break out
  • This hungry feeling like you have not eaten in days. This usually comes on suddenly, if you don’t eat there and then if makes you feel sick
  • Very bloated. You almost look 5 months pregnant already from bloat, but this will go down in time
  • Very gassy
  • Constipation and finding it hard to go to toilet
  • Thirsty
  • Sore nipples
  • Mild cramping
  • Hot flushes and feeling hot