October 17, 2010

The 8 Week Update

(Written on 10/8/10)

How many weeks? 8

Showing?  Uh, yes.  I am definitely showing already!  Do you see this belly??  I think my body remembers how big I got the with the Green Beans and is giving the baby plenty of room.  I have a feeling I am going to have a full-term 9 pounder this time around!  I don’t need maternity clothes just yet – but I did already break out the Bella Band to give me some extra room in my work slacks and jeans.

8 weeks   

How am I feeling?  This week I started experiencing some headaches.  I thought it was caffeine withdrawals at first (because I went from drinking a Venti coffee to just one Keurig a day).  It could be because of the caffeine, but it could just be pregnancy related.  Who knows!  Hormones are always to blame. 

Doctor’s Appointment? Yes!  I had an OB appointment and a sonogram this week.  It was great to see the baby growing and with it’s heart beating away!  My doctor gave me clearance to do some running.  She said, if I’m used to it, then I can continue doing it.  I had stopped all my running once I found out I was pregnant since I am really nervous to do anything in my first trimester.

Workouts?  Since I got reassurance from my doc that I can do some running.  I backed up my C25k app to week 3 and did that workout.  It consisted of walk/run/walk intervals.  I didn’t overdo it and felt pretty good afterwards. 

Sleep?  I am SO tired.  I sleep at any chance I get!  One night this week, I was in bed at 7pm.  It wasn’t even dark yet!

Weight Gain?  2 pounds.

Baby Preparation?  Nope.  I want to wait as long as I can before getting anything “baby” setup.  I am nervous (for obvious reasons) to get many preparations underway.  I have plenty of time for that much later on.  For now, I am just taking things day by day and week by week. 

Likes/Dislikes?  I like most foods, but I am just very opinionated on what I want or don’t want.  Something will just pop into my head and I’ll want it.  I either love it or hate it.  This week I developed a repulsion to the Jello Mint Chocolate Moose cups.  They were delicious and now the thought of them absolutely repulses me.  I guess I should just throw them out so I don't have to look at them anymore.   On the other hand, just like my last pregnancy, I loooove Publix subs!  I get them about 3-4 times a week.  When I’m on the road, I always look for Publix.  They are healthy, delicious, and filling.  They make me happy :)

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Am I forgetting any other important questions?  If you think of any, please leave a comment with them so I can add it to my weekly updates.  Look out for more weekly pregnancy updates; I’ll try to always post them weekly.

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14 comments:

  1. i am just giddy with excitement to see your pregnancy updates! long overdue friend! so excited for this fifth little green bean and can't wait to shower him/her with love and of course, gifts!

    and in 7 days i get to meet you face to face -- SO stinkin excited!!!

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  2. I love it! You can answer everyone's questions at once! :)

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  3. You look great! I'm so happy for you! And I'm so jealous that you get to meet Devon in person...I would love to meet you both! Hope that's a great time together!

    Love,
    Tonya

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  4. You look amazing! I can't wait to follow this journey with you!!!

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  5. Happy 8 Weeks Sweet Friend!

    Like you, when it comes to food, I either love it or hate it. And I was most disappointed when my favorite Caramel Apple Spice at Starbucks tasted bad :( Maybe later it will taste good, but who knows.

    I'm about ready for that bella band too and am off today to pick up some bigger jeans. Thank goodness for the boyfriend jeans at Target...they are super cute!

    Just so happy that you are doing well and I'm praying for you every step of the way.

    Much Love today and always,
    Andrea

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  6. WoW Lauren, look at your belly! It's a miracle! ((hugs)) I'm glad that you're feeling good! I'm so excited for you! :)

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  7. Can't wait to read your updates each week! You def show sooner with sub preg.

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  8. YOur Preggers!!!!! YEAH!!!!! I must have missed something :( I am so excited for you!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!

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  9. Goodness! You are stunning! As always, I might add:)

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  10. I too am COMPLETELY giddy and excited to start watching for your updates!! :) Hooray!

    Kristi Guillory
    (i totally cant remember my password to sign in!haha)

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    Welcome to my life…

    Over the past three years it has been flipped upside down. I am 31 years old, and married to my hubby of three years, Josh. We have 4 beautiful angel babies, who are fondly known as our “Green Beans”. The first of my quads, Heidi, held on as long as she could and was born on January 31, 2009 after pPROMing at 17 weeks. A few weeks later, I pPROM’d with my sweet Lily. Lily, Paige, and Rylan were all born at 22 weeks on February 23, 2009. Just after being released from the hospital empty handed, I returned with a high fever and infection. Two of the nights I spent in the hospital that week, I honestly thought I was going to die. It was the sickest and most hopeless I’ve ever been. I’m pretty sure my diagnosis was a broken heart.

    Our journey to becoming parents has had its share of happiness and heartbreaks. I got through every day by staying close to Josh, friends and family, blogging, and relying on God that my future will be bright. All the love and support I’ve gotten has greatly helped me manage……I am alive and well, and want to be my absolute best as a result of this.

    On May 1st 2011, we welcomed our sweet baby girl, Taylor, into this world. She is our miracle baby and brings so much joy and happiness in our lives. She is such a gift from God.

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