26 Week Pregnancy Update with Baby #8

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Phew, what a week!  We just returned home from a family vacation, and I’ve been trying my best to get back into the swing of things.  When we got home, I sat down and wrote a meal plan, which is something I never do.  We are usually busy with the kid’s activities during the week and eat on the go.

We’ve also been trying our best to work through some heart issues with our almost thirteen-year-old son.  Parenting isn’t for the faint of heart, y’all.  Prayers are appreciated. 🙂

This week, I was determined to slow down!  We didn’t have any obligations except for my dreaded one-hour glucose test.  Honestly, I didn’t know what to do with myself.  Other than homeschooling, we’ve had a very lazy week.  We’ve been working on putting together a fun notebook about our travels to Hunting Island, SC using NotebookingPages.com and our kids have been really enjoying it!
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I diligently followed my midwife’s instructions and treated this test kind of like the three-hour test I was asked to take during two of my past pregnancies.  The morning of the test I ate only eggs and drank water, hoping to keep my sugar levels low.

The next day the results from the test popped up in my email, and I passed!  I was so excited since the three-hour test was a miserable experience with my 5th and 7th babies.

My appointment was pretty much standard other than that.  Miss Mabrey’s heart sounded great, and she is moving around quite a bit.  I was asked to try my best to have two one-hour sessions of rest each day and to drink 100 oz. of water daily as well.  My husband jokingly let me know that I already have the times of rest downpat, and I need to concentrate on my water consumption. 😉

I really don’t have any major pregnancy cravings right now, except for the occasional grilled chicken sandwich from Zaxby’s….and a cup of chocolate on top of more chocolate from Yogli Mogli.

I plan on pulling out the changing table and to start collecting items for Mabrey soon.  Since we have three girls in a row, we don’t really need many more things, but I definitely am going to keep my eye open for a few special things just for her.

I really can’t believe that summer is almost here!  She will be born in August, and time is flying by fast.  I wish it would slow down.

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NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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About Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

5 Thoughts on “26 Week Pregnancy Update with Baby #8

  1. I’m 38 weeks with number 2, we think also a girl like our first, we’ll be going on a mad shopping trip if not! Glad you passed the gestational diabetes test, not fun, I failed and it’s been a huge learning curve foodwise to keep blood sugars stable, though THM has been very helpful. I’ve heard so much about lavender oil lately from friends with fussy babies and how calming it is diluted in coconut oil rubbed on newborns feet. It’s working great on Miss 2 who is a rather high strung madam.

  2. sounds like while your week was a bit slower it was really busy as well. I guess that is life with a large family.
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  3. Paula Kiger (Big Green Pen) on June 2, 2016 at 7:35 am said:

    Hoping you and Mabrey (and family, and especially that 13 year old) have many blessings!

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