Author: laurenlamar18

Room 323

I miss the hospital. It’s more of a longing actually to go back to the simple time and place where we first met our baby. I’ve had this same feeling with all three boys, and while I can’t say enough good things about our stay and the amazing care we received, it is much more than that. The hospital is…

Progress over Perfection

I love January 1st and the first blank page of a new year. This year, I’ve got a lot going on and while I want to set challenging fitness goals and personal growth targets, I’m just not going to do that to myself. I have no idea how our new addition will change our patterns and routines and I’d rather…

Sawyer’s Birth Story

Written before we left the hospital on December 23, 2018. Disclaimer….only read if you want real labor and birthing details otherwise this post may not be for you. As I write this, baby Sawyer is receiving some of his final tests before we head home from the hospital. This has been such an experience that I had to write it…

Week 39: The Longest Shortest Week

We have finally made it. I am writing this early (on Thursday) because by the time Sunday rolls around, Baby L will be here. Unlike his brothers, Baby L did not want to come out early which is fine and kind of reflective of his personality thus far. He has been my little companion just content going along for the…

Week 38: I’m Still Pregnant

I really don’t have much to update this week other than I am ready to have this flipping kid! I have been having contractions like crazy (albeit mostly just Braxton Hicks) and he is sitting pretty low these last few days. This baby needs to be born this next week preferably Monday or Tuesday….the 18th really sounds like a great…

Week 37: And Now We Wait

I am fairly settled into the idea that Baby L is just going to hang out in here indefinitely.  I know that he is due to arrive later this month, but he seems pretty cozy and content right where he is, and aside from killing my bladder, my workouts and my sleep he is a pretty decent roommate. This week…

My Greatest Fitness Challenge: Pregnancy

Three years ago I realized that I needed to find something of my own that was just for me and no one else. By setting one goal to run a 5k each month during the year (2016), this goal became the catalyst to a completely different lifestyle that became sustainable and necessary for both my physical and mental well-being. My…

Week 36: A Weekend to Myself!

All I can think about lately is Baby L’s arrival, and because of this, every day feels just a little bit slower than the previous day. Every morning I wake up and wonder if today will be the day. I over analyze every contraction and every pain.  If I had any say in it, I would love for Baby L to…

Week 35: One More Month To Go

The week of Thanksgiving is one of my favorite weeks of the year. It usually includes a short slower work week, food, time with family and starting to prepare for Christmas. This week also included my week 34 appointment (reminder, I am a week off on appointments). It was probably one of my better appointments. I didn’t have to wait…

Week 34: How is it almost Thanksgiving?

When last week’s blog post went up, we were on our way to see the Kansas City Chiefs play some team that I never bothered to remember.  We bundled up as it was expected to be pretty cold and luckily managed through the cold pretty well without anyone really complaining. This was Shane and my first NFL game, Chase’s second…