Finally, you are 8 weeks pregnant. What other changes are going to happen on this week? What is the size of your baby at 8 weeks? Your little bean now is the size of a raspberry. Pretty impressive right? Let's check out the growth progression, the fetus body changes, symptoms, and tips of the week.\r\n8 Weeks Pregnant: Baby's\u00a0Growth Progression\r\nThis week development and growth are focused on your little bean's hands and feet. It developed into webbed fingers and toes, the eyelids almost cover the eyes, breathing tubes. It extends from the throat to the branches of the developing lungs, and the "tail" is just about to be gone.\r\n\r\nThe brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about having a boy or a girl, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal your baby\u2019s sex. Either way, your baby is about the size of a kidney bean and constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.\r\n\r\nYour baby is continuing to grow. By now, he has all the organs like an adult. The ears are gradually forming. Your baby\u2019s head is larger compared to the other parts at the moment, and the baby\u2019s face is beginning to take shape. This stage already determines the baby\u2019s sex but still could not be seen from an ultrasound.\r\nBody Changes\r\n\r\n\r\nBrain: The nerve cells in your baby's brain are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways.\r\n\r\nEyelid: Translucent eyelids now practically cover your baby's eyes.\r\n\r\nHand: Your baby's hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over the heart. The fingers are still slightly webbed but growing longer.\r\n\r\nKnee joint: Your baby now has knees, and her feet may be long enough to meet in front of her body.\r\nOther Changes\r\nThere may not be apparent changes, but you will notice subtle changes to your body. Your clothes may be tight around the breast and waist. Your blood volume has already increased by up to 40 \u2013 50%! You may also start to feel more tired than usual.\r\n8 Weeks Pregnant - Symptoms\u00a0\r\n\r\n \tMorning sickness - Feeling nausea and vomiting from time to time during this week.\r\n \tFood and smell aversions - Thanks to increased hormones, you may be bothered by certain tastes and odours, which make your stomach feel as if you're on a roller coaster ride.\r\n \tDiarrhea - Your digestive system is more sensitive now, so make sure to eat healthy, clean and nutritious food. Do not consume any anti-diarrheal medicine before you consult your doctor.\r\n \tFrequent urination - You will face this symptom throughout the rest of your pregnancy as your baby grows and putting pressure on your bladder.\r\n \tAbdominal cramping - This symptom is associated with the growth progression of your uterus. Unless the cramping is severed, immediately asks for doctor's consultation.\r\n \tBack pain - You may feel some uneasiness or back pain when you are 8 weeks pregnant; especially around your lower back. This is because your back muscles are working a bit harder than usual in order to accommodate your growing uterus.\r\n \tLight spotting - Similar to the previous weeks, it is normal if there's some spotting. Make sure the spotting is only a few drops of blood at a time. If you notice heavier bleeding, head over to the nearest clinic.\r\n\r\nWhat Should You Plan This Week?\r\n\r\n\r\n \tStart reading up on pregnancy books. Visit a nearby bookstore or buy online.\u00a0 You could also google online regarding pregnancy.\r\n\r\nTips When You Are 8 Weeks Pregnant\r\n\r\n\r\n \tEat healthy and balanced food\r\n \tBreathing exercises\r\n \tTry to get enough of sleep at least 8 hours\/night\r\n \tTake afternoon naps\r\n \tDo exercises\r\n \tDrink plenty of fluids\r\n \tAvoid sleeping pills or stimulants such as caffeine or alcohol\r\n\r\nYou may experience crazy pregnancy cravings at this stage of your first trimester. But healthy eating habit is still a must! Spoiled yourself on some of those days with your favourite indulging foods and snacks- but not too much! Don't forget that you are eating for two, so make sure to eat an extra 300 calories per day. Make a dentist appointment as dental care is essential as well during pregnancy.\r\n\r\nStay tuned to find out what will happen on the 9th week of your first trimester. You can go check out Motherhood.com.my for all the baby needs as preparation before your little one become part of your family soon. Everything you need on our online store!