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8 Weeks Down, 32 More Weeks to go!

Guess who is back again?
Who missed me? 
As you can see we welcoming our THIRD BABY!
This baby is due around the end of MAY 2015.

My last period was August 13th-24th.
I'm almost certain that I ovulated September 2nd
I got my first positive digital pregnancy test on September 15th.
My first OBGYN appointment was October 14th
I estimated my due date somewhere between May 20th-26th.
After my ultrasound the baby's due date got moved to May 31st.

Now that you are all caught up... 
My very first 8 week bump board

I will be wearing this same outfit for EVERY bump board. 
I just feel like I will enjoy seeing the difference from start to finish.

Highlights and Lowlights of my Pregnancy Week 8:

  • The baby had a strong heartbeat of 145 bpm
  • I have had no bleeding or cramping! 
  • A little worried that the baby is smaller than what it's suppose to be. With Brayden and Elena everything was always right on track.
  • Super super super nauseous. 
  • Either constipated or have diarrhea. No happy in between.
  • Exhausted! But Elena has been waking up every hour of the night also.
  • Loss of appetite  
  • I keep losing what looks like parts of my mucous plug but it grows back so I am just writing it off as normal since this is my 3rd pregnancy and i'm sure my uterus isn't as strong as it use to be. 

Starting weight 120 pounds - Starting waist measurement 31.5 inches. 

Weight gain: Same weight.

Major Developmental Milestones: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, it's eyelids practically cover their eyes, breathing tubes extend from baby's throat to the branches of it's developing lungs, and it's "tail" is just about gone. In baby's brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl

Stretch marks: My stretch marks from Elena finally are faded just in time to start over again! Haha

Belly button in or out: It is an innie outtie! I have never had it pop out for any of my pregnancies.

Sleep: I am sure if Elena would sleep through the night so would I! (: 

Best moment this week: Best moment this week was just have a day off to spend with my littles. I am amazed at how much they have both grown and learn everyday! My heart is so full of love. 

Worst moment this week: My worst moment this week is just trying to work through my nausea and eat food. Car rides make me want to vomit, the smell of meats, the smell of some foods at all. I have never been so sick.

Miss anything: Sleep (: 

Movement: No movement yet!

Cravings: Fruit, juice, popsicles and cucumbers. 

Queasy or sick: HORRIBLE! 

Looking forward to: The second trimester! 

Mood: Focusing on the finish line and keeping this smile on my face! 

Upcoming events/appointments: 
Appointment with my Midwife on November 11th.
First Trimester Testing and Ultrasound November 19th.

What I look forward to: A confirmation that the baby is okay and growing perfectly!

Weekly Wisdom: Stop complaining and just appreciate the life you have.


  1. Hi Crystal, I just wanted to say how awesome it is that you make these blogs and accounts for other mommas that can follow you. I'm currently pregnant with my second and my first was a breeze but this time around its awful. I have motion sickness, "morning" sickness, terribly bloated and constant gas (burping) with no relief so it's safe to say that this time around its quite different. I just think it's awesome how honest you are and don't glamorize pregnancy like a lot of mothers do. You're such an inspiration to other mothers, even just knowing they're not alone.

    Keep you're head up momma<3

  2. I'm so excited to watch your second pregnancy :) btw where did you get those pants. So adorable!


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