Saturday, January 19, 2013

8 Weeks Pregnant

I am 8 weeks pregnant today!  Woo hoo!  This past week, I have been really sick.  I have had morning sickness just about every morning, but the feeling of morning sickness lingers throughout the entire day.  That's the worst part.  I actually feel better in the morning after I have gotten sick a few times, but then the feeling that I need to get sick again continues during the day.  That part is awful.  I haven't eaten healthily this week.  I eat whatever feels like it will settle my stomach.  I think I have gained just over 2 pounds so far, but I dunno how concrete those pounds are, because the number seems to fluctuate each morning I get on the scale. 

This week the pack n play, cartoons, and spaghetti o's have been my best friends for August.  That's awful, I know.  I never have the t.v. on during the day, but August loves to watch it, and I don't want him becoming a couch potato, but this week I just needed some rest.  So I turned on cartoons for the first time, and August loved it.  He has also been playing really well in his pack n play which is nice because I can't watch him well when I'm running back and forth to the bathroom.  Also, I haven't been able to stomach the smell of pureed baby food.  So this week he has eaten a lot of table food, and he has also had spaghetti o's a few times.  I know those aren't the best nutrition wise, but I can tolerate the smell of them, and August loves the taste of them.  It's a win win! :)  I have been eating my fair share of spaghetti o's as well. Here is a video of him eating some leftover chicken and rice that I made for supper one night.  He loves to eat.


Yesterday was the first day of sunshine we have had in almost 2 weeks.  It was sooooo wonderful to get up with the bright, beautiful sun.  It's amazing what sunshine can do for your mood.  I didn't realize how much I needed some sunlight!  So yesterday I felt much better just because of that.  I ate a decent breakfast of eggs, had my morning devotion, deep cleaned the kitchen, ran a few loads of laundry, and August and I even got out of the house for about an hour.  It was really nice.  I needed that. 

Today has been great too!  We had a lazy morning.  For brunch, we got out of the house and got some Bojangles.  Loooove Bojangles!  I talked to my friend Becky on the phone a few minutes prior to leaving the house, and she said she, Pascal and Liam would be up that way at the grocery store.  I told her we might run into each other, but I didn't really think we would.  When we got to Bojangles, sure enough, they were at the intersection right next to the restaurant.  So after we chased each other around the building in our cars a few times trying to find each other, haha, we finally met and decided to eat together.  We had a blast sharing stories, talking about our kids, and anticipating their departure to Mauritius.  They are going to be permanent missionaries to Mauritius, and I am so glad for them, but I am selfishly very sad that they are leaving.  Becky and I have become such great friends over the last year, and I really really hate to see her go.  We have planned to keep in touch through Skype and e-mail, but I will really miss hanging out with them.  Becky and Pascal have such a heart for the Lord, and are dedicated to following His will.  That's really hard to find in young couples and young adults these days.  We are hoping that we will be able to go and visit them in Mauritius, but it will have to be God's will because we definitely don't have the money to make a trip like that.  But God will provide a way if He wants us to go!

Well, I need to catch up on some housework while August is napping and Adam is a praise team practice.  The house got a little bit neglected during my sick week.  I hope y'all are doing well!  Happy Saturday! :)


  1. Hang in there, Amanda. I know just how you feel and it's no fun! I always get morning sickness in the first trimester (more like an all-day sickness, like you were saying) with all the cravings, too. It was worse when I was pregnant with my girls. Who knows, maybe August has a little sister in there! :) Take it easy and get as much rest as you can. You'll probably feel a lot better when the 1st trimester is over. Praying for you!

    1. Thank you, Mollie! I greatly appreciate your prayers! Ya know, at first I was thinking this is a boy, but I have been a lot more sick this time around, so we will see! I will actually be a little bit surprised if it is not a girl, but who knows. I can't picture a girl, but I guess that's because I've never had one. But I have had fun looking at girly baby clothes and nursery things. :) Thank you for your comment! I love hearing from you!


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