Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pregnancy: 8 Weeks

A couple of things to start out with:

First, I am typing this blog post on a Mac computer, which I am pretty illiterate at. So hopefully things don't turn out really funky. Long story short: our internet, cable, and all other technology is currently out at our house. Ugh... I'm giving you the evil eye, AT&T. But, since my hubby has our neighbors WiFi password on his laptop, I am able to access the w-w-w. Our neighbors don't mind - we share everything!

Second thing: I actually really dislike 'bumpdates' but I decided I am going to randomly post them on my blog whenever I feel like it. The main reason I dislike them is because they often times seem repetitive. As in: "Gender... still a boy" or something like that. Not hatin - just saying. Plus, I never know what to say when commenting on someone else's bumpdates. Anyways, my heart won't be broken if you totally skip over this post today, but it's my first bumpdate on le blog.
Baby Size: Raspberry. However, I feel like it's much bigger because, HELLO BUMP. My goodness. I will say this though: I am also bloating really bad because as you may recall, I am still taking progesterone injections daily - and a large amount, at that. Progesterone is said to slow the digestive process in order to make sure all the nutrients go to my babe/babies (I am still keeping it a secret until tomorrow!) which means that Momma gets bloated because of the slow process. 

Maternity Clothes: Actually, yes. I bought my first pair of maternity pants for work and they are genius. I feel so liberated. 

Movement? At this point, nothing, which is normal. Boo hoo! I wanna feel something. 

Food cravings/aversions? Nothing out of the norm. However, I will say that my husband's hair spray makes me wanna puke. The smell of it gags me.

Nausea, vomiting, or sickness? Nothing at all. I am assuming this pregnancy is going to be awesome, which makes me smile really big. I read that things like morning sickness, etc is hereditary, and after speaking with momma, she also said that she felt great during her pregnancy with me and both of my brothers. Therefore, no morning sickness for me (hopefully!)

What I miss: I miss absolutely nothing. Umm, hello... we planned this. The only thing that I can remotely think of is that I wish I could take real medication instead of just Tylenol. I have a major cough left over from my cold last week and I can't shake it!

Symptoms? Bloating. Gassiness. Light-headed ness (at times). Stretching pains in my uterus. That's about it. Nothing major.

Best moment this week? Having our very first ultrasound yesterday. Hearing the heartbeat(s) was AMAZING!!!!!

Workouts: I have not been cleared to exercised yet. The first trimester is tricky, and considering we spent $12k on the babe/babes, I am not taking any risks here. However, I do try to go on walks when possible. 

Gender: Not sure, but I have my speculations. 

Sleep? Well... I am typing this post at 3:17am... so that may be an indicator. My sleep has been all over the place. Sometimes I sleep well, other times I am tossing and turning all night long. What the hail?

Daddy-isms: Hubby kisses my belly occasionally to make sure the babe/babes know that he loves him/her/them. (p.s. yes I am still being vague about how many babies there are!)

What I'm looking forward to? Friday we will have another appointment, but it's more a consultation for pregnant women. Anytime someone is admitted into the pregnancy club at our hospital, it's standard practice. At that appointment, I will hopefully learn when my next ultrasound is!

Wisdom or other thoughts? I continually pray and think about the women who still are going through infertility. My only "wisdom" would be this: 1) Don't lose hope. 2) Trust in God. Honestly, I am still amazed that I'm pregnant. I had so many negative pregnancy tests, I just never thought it would work. But hope and faith that God had a greater plan kept me going. I am praying for so many women right now, and I know that God will provide!


  1. Yay for a bumpdate! I agree, they can be repetitive and such, but one every now and then would be awesome! ;) Just sayin'. And I seriously cannot wait to check in tomorrow and find out how many little stowaways you have in there! I just KNOW it's more than one....I guess I'll find out tomorrow! :)

  2. sooo happy for you lady!!! :) :)

  3. Yay for your bump update! I feel the sane way. I've only done one and it was at 20 weeks. They can totally get repetitive!

  4. Can't wait to hear how many on in there!! So glad to hear the appointment went great!

  5. Girl you are killing me with this secret!! So glad the appointment went well and can't wait to hear the news tomorrow! And I agree with your feelings on the bump dates... however, sometimes I feel like they're hard to comment on because people give one word answers. I like that you 'talked' more about what's going on :)

  6. I felt the same thing writing them! For a good chunk of the time, almost all of the answers were the same! I was still happy that I was able to keep track each week, and it's fun to look back. I'm so happy I documented it all! You look great! I can't wait to hear!

  7. I'm so happy for you! I got nervous when I didn't hear back yesterday! :)

  8. Ahh you're killing us!! I enjoyed your bumpdate for sure, over the moon for YOU!

  9. I'm not a fan of the bump update either but man people ask for them! Waiting patiently to hear how many we have i there! P.S. You look gorgeous!!

  10. Yay! Love the bump dates! I can't wait to hear about the babe (s)!

  11. So happy for you!! Bumpdates are fun but, certainly work! Lol! If I were to start over again I think I would do it every other week. But it is fun to watch your bump grow through all the pics!!

  12. Ooo I'm guessing twinkies! <3... I'd love to see some bumpdates every now and again if you don't mind! :-)

  13. Occasional bump dates are good! Like even every other week. I switched to just random thoughts at around 30 weeks I think because I was sick of the same questions! 40 weeks and 4 days here and I have to take a new photo for this week tonight! :-P