Wednesday, August 4, 2010

8 Months

I am entering my 8th month and Baby Lakyn is about 5 1/2 lbs and the size of a honey dew melon! I went to the doctor today and everything went great. I go back in two weeks for another routine check-up. We have been 2nd guessing ourselves on the name. We have loved the name Lakyn since I was pregnant with Harleigh, but we wound up chosing Harleigh instead. Now that we are having another girl, we went back to our favorite. So, it's final, her name will be Lakyn. But, when we first decided on the name, it was Lakyn Mae. Josh's Grannie's name is Frankie Mae, and since our other 3 kids have family names, we thought Miss Lakyn should too. But after losing Maeson, I decided that the "theme" in my life and especially this pregnancy was HOPE. So anyways... we are undecided between Mae and Hope. We will probably wait until we meet her and make the final decision! Oh, I can not wait to meet her!!!!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 34 weeks 1 day
Total Weight Gain: +20 lbs
Maternity Clothes: My cousin got me 4 new shirts and a dress the other day! I am loving having new things to wear and they are all so cute and go with anything!
Gender: It's a girl! Lakyn Hope
Movement: She is still moving a lot, but it has definitely slowed down as she has gotten bigger. I can tell she has less room and I'm feeling more wiggling and less flipping!
Food Cravings: I am constantly wanting ice cream and chocolate, and anything sweet!
What I Miss: I really miss having energy to play with the kids and go for walks.
Sleep: I went through a short period where I was sleeping really well, but it has come to an end! I feel like I'm awake more at night that asleep.
What I'm Looking Forward To: I'm looking forward to our diaper party this weekend!
Big Sister & Big Brother: They are both really anxious to meet their new baby sister and neither one of them quite understand why we have to wait so long!

3 comments:

Ciressa said...

Yay! One month to go!

Rebekah said...

Love the picture!! My vote is Hope :) Whenever people ask about Madalyn's name I share the reason we chose Hope as her middle name.

Moose and MiMi said...

This is a beautiful picture of the 3 of you! You will know when you meet her and hold her what you both want her middle name to be. Both are beautiful and meaningful. If ya'll coose Mae you can always make a note in her baby book that we called her "Lakyn Hope" while she in your tummy & why!

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