Monday, January 25, 2016

31 Weeks



This is what I look like when I've been stuck inside for 48 hours.... A hot mess 

How far along
31 Weeks.... single digit weeks left to go  

How big is baby
16.2 inches long and around 3.5 pounds of pure cuteness I'm sure 


Weight Gain/Loss 
 Yes? I'm sure I've gained weight but I'm refusing to step on a scale

Symptoms
 I'm fighting a headache right now, along with the usual hip pain, and growing pains all over. My belly is also sore from baby kicks. She is a strong little thing. 


Maternity clothes
Yup. I'm also running out of shirts to sleep in. Even the ones I've stolen from Tyler are starting to get a bit snug which isn't very fun.

Stretch marks
Nothing to report here.

Sleep/Mood
  Horrible. I feel like a zombie today because of the lack of sleep last night. Between getting up to pee 18 million times and not being able to get comfortable, last night was one of the worst nights I've had in a while.  

Gender
Girl

Movement
Lots and lots of movement. I swear she can tell when I'm stressed out though. Any time I'm feeling anxious she is as still as can be, then as soon as I relax... the party is going again.

Best moment this week
 My first of two baby showers was yesterday and it was beautiful. My aunt Maggie and cousin Katie did a fantastic job with everything and it was so much fun celebrating this baby girl of mine. I of course didn't take any pictures but my cousin did so I'll post some at some point. 

Food cravings
 I all of a sudden wanted peanut butter icing on Saturday night and Tyler being the sweet husband he is whipped up some icing along with nutella waffles topped with whip cream and oh.my.goodness... best thing ever.
 
Downs this week
 Just feeling huge. Its a daily struggle and the fact that I have two more months of getting even bigger... yikes.
Also, I had a mini melt down on Friday night. Without thinking a flopped down on our bed... On my stomach. I instantly started crying thinking I'd squashed our baby. Flopping down on a tempurpedic when it's a little chilly in the house is never a good idea, especially not when you're growing a human. I was freaking out while Tyler was trying to calm me down. I just sat there with my hand on my belly talking to baby girl begging her to kick. Of course she was being stubborn (that or she was in shock from being squished), but 5 minuets later home girl started wiggling up a storm so I knew everything was fine. My first mommy melt down happened and we both lived through it.... Lesson learned. 

Labor signs
Nope, but I am having braxton hicks daily now.

Wedding rings on or off
 Still on

Belly button
 Still in!

Nursery
Another week of no progress here... I had planned on getting some things knocked out last weekend but since we were snowed in and couldn't really do anything... yeah it didn't happen. I did have fun taking the tags off the clothes we got at my shower Sunday though. I'll be doing a load of baby clothes soon and I might cry while folding her tiny little socks.... 




Monday, January 18, 2016

30 Weeks



Don't mind Tyler's boots and sweatshirt in the background. This is real life people!! Same goes for my 6am flat hair and no make up!

How far along
30 weeks.... Ahh!! 

How big is baby
15.7 inches and 3lbs! Putting on more and more of that adorable baby fat!


Weight Gain/Loss 
  Haven't stepped on the scale this week, but I do have a dr appointment this afternoon (I can't believe I'm not seeing the Dr every two weeks!) so we'll see.

Symptoms
Same.. Headaches, heartburn and hip pain oh my.


Maternity clothes
Duh. I'm did wear a pre-baby t-shirt yesterday around the house and the bottom of my stomach was hanging out. Oops.

Stretch marks
Still nothing here (that I can see). Lots of lotion and oil. I'm pretty sure I've ruined most of my t-shirts and I don't even care.

Sleep/Mood
Sleep is still pretty crappy, which really sucks because all I want to do is sleep. Oh well, I figure I won't be sleeping well for the rest of my life haha.  

Gender
Sweet baby girl

Movement
She wiggles up a storm and I love it so much. Bring on the baby kicks!

Best moment this week
Getting dressed up for a wedding. I actually felt pretty and not like a beached whale for a few hours. Sure I could put forth some effort of putting on a face on a daily basis but who has the time for that?

Food cravings
I've been really in to cereal this week.

Downs this week
We attended a wedding on Saturday and my normal 4inch heels werent the best idea, but I can't help it! I'll gladly own up to the fact that I wore my old pink uggs home.

Labor signs
Nope! I'm pretty sure Braxton hicks are a daily thing but I'm not sure. I've got to ask my dr if that's what I'm feeling or if it's just baby moving weird.

Wedding rings on or off
Still wearing them every day, I have random moments of hand swelling but nothing crazy.

Belly button
Still in, i keep waiting for it to pop though.

Nursery
Didn't do a thing in there this week... Not even gonna lie. I do tend to peek in the room at least once a day though.



Friday, January 15, 2016

Five on Friday

Happy almost weekend! Linking up with the ladies for 5 on Friday so here it goes


One
Floors! Floors! Floors! After a 3 month ordeal with Lowes we finally got our new floors! The carpet in our house was 20 years old... Talk about gross. So many random stains and spots. When we moved in we deep cleaned the carpet but to no avail. It didn't really bother me because we had puppies and kittens so accidents happened but with a baby on the way. I couldn't imagine our baby girl crawling around on that gross carpet. So new carpet for the master bedroom and new laminate to match the rest of the house in Tyler's office and the nursery. It looks like a different house and I love it!



Two
Bluetooth headphones... I finally got some this week and I'm obsessed. They aren't super nice because I wanted to make sure I'd enjoy them first. And yup, I'm obsessed. I'll eventually have to test them out at the gym. 



Three
Hoarding. Yes this a plus this week. I have a hard time throwing things away but this week it payed off with reminiscing. I found a box full of all of my old cell phones. It was pretty funny turning them on (yes I still have the Chargers too) and seeing old text messages/phone logs/etc. it did make me sad though because I used to call everyone. Actually using a phone for phone calls? Who knew!


Four
Baby kicks. I'll never get tired of them. They are my favorite! Even at 3am when she wakes me up kicking up a storm. I'll miss it when she is born. 


Five
Palmers coco butter. Since winter has finally showed up my hands have been so dry! I used this stuff constantly at work since I touch lots of paper it just sucks the moisture out of my skin. This stuff helps soooo much!


Hope everyone had an awesome week! Here's to a fabulous weekend! 





Thursday, January 14, 2016

Snape

If you really knew me you'd know that I'm a Harry Potter fan... Like it's kind of a problem. I even planned on doing a Harry Potter theme for a nursery if we had a boy. So the news today that Alan Rickman passed away is hitting me hard.

Maybe it's just pregnancy hormones but dang!

Rest in peace Alan






Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Whats Hap-pinning

Linking up with the ladies today!


I'm gonna have a little fun and dream some. What's happening in my life? I'm planning what I'm gonna do when I win a billion dollars tonight! 

First things first, hubby and I will buy a farm! Lots of land for activities and for a beautiful farm house. 


Ours will have a tin roof and a hot pink front door (yes Tyler said I can have a pink door. I've always dreamed of being able to tell people "yeah ours is the White House with the pink door".) 

We will also trade in our cars for some different rides. I'm not sure what Tyler wants for his daily driver but I'll be buying one of these beauties. 


Nothing too flashy, just a matte black Ford Explorer.
But for the weekends? Something a little more fun. 


A hot pink Nissan GTR and a hot pink jeep, because, I can that's why. 

We will also get Tyler his dream Ford Bronco 



Then since we have lots of land we will need lots of animals to make it fun and teach our kids responsibility (if we have a billion dollars I also want as many kids as God blesses us with) 


Oh and I'll be getting a ridgeback 


And probably a few more dogs to add to the herd. No more cats though... Cupcake is enough. 

Good luck to everyone who bought a ticket! Except not, because I don't want to split the pot haha. 




Tuesday, January 12, 2016

29 Weeks



How far along
29 Weeks.... 11 to go

How big is baby
15.2 inches and 2.5 lbs (I'm still betting she is bigger then 2.5 lbs though)

Weight Gain/Loss 
 Weighed myself this morning and I'm officially up 32 lbs so far... eek! But again, my doctor hasn't said anything to me about slowing it down so I guess I'm ok. While I know my hips and butt are bigger too I feel like I'm carrying a lot of my weight in my belly (again I think baby girl is gonna be massive)

Symptoms
Headaches, heartburn, and hip pain oh my. By the end of the day my hips are totally over it and it sucks. The only way to get relief is to lay down which can't happen while I'm at work so I sit on a heating pad like an old lady.


Maternity clothes
Yes. I did order three dresses from PinkBlush and they are super comfy! I needed options for my baby showers coming up and we're also going to a wedding this weekend so a dress was needed.

Stretch marks
Still havent noticed any

Sleep/Mood
Sleep sucks to be honest. I'm in bed and passed out usually before 10-10:30 every night but I wake up a few times between 11 and 1ish because I cant get comfortable, then around 3 to go to the restroom, and around 4 because home girl is normally wide awake and practicing her kick boxing moves. 

Gender
Sweet baby girl

Movement
Lots of it, and I love it! Yes even the 4am kick boxing workout.

Best moment this week
Picking up her crib and having Tyler put it together! I got lucky with Craig's List and found the crib I've been obsessing over for half the retail price! Its got a few dings on it but nothing substantial.  Its the Kendall crib from Pottery Barn Kids and I'm in love.

Food cravings
Nothing new here, still just red meat (cheese burgers).

Downs this week
Hip pain like I mentioned above. It was a super busy weekend so by the end of the day Sunday I could barely walk. I was really thankful for our tempurpedic to help relieve some of the pain.

Labor signs
Nope!

Wedding rings on or off
Still on

Belly button
Ummm... its still kind of in?

Nursery
WE HAVE FLOORS! No more 20 year old, oddly stained ratty carpet. I can say now that I'm fine with my baby crawling around in there now. Before it grossed me out just thinking of being barefoot in that room, but its beautiful now! I can finally focus on getting the room ready for her arrival now.
 




Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016 Goals


I'm not one for resolutions because who sticks to them anyways? So how about calling them goals? I think that sounds nicer and easier to do.

2015 was the year of ups and downs and ended with me in bed at 9pm watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix while Tyler watched football in the den. I did manage to drag myself out of bed at 11:45 to watch the ball drop and get a smooch from my hunny, then it was right back to bed. All I kept thinking was "I wonder if we will even be awake for this next year?". We will have a 9 month old who will probably be a maniac if she is anything like me so we will either be wide awake with a wide awake baby, or trying not to make a peep so the little one doesn't wake up. I guess only time will tell.

Anyways, back to my goals for 2016.

  1. Take care of myself and this sweet baby girl while she is still growing inside of me. Drink more water, take more walks, get rest when I can, and eat healthier.
  2. Embrace every moment once she arrives. Try not to stress out about the little things and lean on my family and friends for the support that I know I'll need.
  3. Be intentional with my time spent with Tyler before and after baby arrives. I know that adding a baby to the mix will completely change our relationship (for the better), but I want to focus on not losing the great relationship that we do have. Lately I've really been thankful for the man I married and the way we have grown together. Of course our marriage isn't perfect, but in my opinion, its pretty damn close.
  4.  Love on my dogs once baby girl makes her appearance. I don't want them to feel left out. This might be stupid to some people, but our dogs have been our "babies" for the past 4 years so their world is about to get turned upside down with a new addition coming in to our house, and I don't want them to feel dismissed. Yes dogs have feelings no matter what anyone says.
  5. Get back to my working out/eating right lifestyle. I know I have to let my body heal after giving birth, but I also know if I sit around for too long then it will never happen. I know my body and my mind and I am a happier person when I'm working out and taking care of myself. Especially since I now know that I have PCOS, once this baby comes out I need to heal my body so I can get pregnant again in the future hopefully the natural route instead of going through clomid hell again. So this has to be a priority come May-June. Not just to "look better" but to feel better so I can be the best wife/mom/friend/etc I can be. These past 7 months away from the gym have really taken a toll on me and I'm over it. Sure I lift weights occasionally now but its nothing like what I used to do and I'm ready to get back on the wagon. 
  6. Write more. I kind of go back and forth with blogging and I think its because I put to much emphasis on comparing myself to others. I need to get back to my roots of the livejournal days and write about what makes me happy/sad/irritated/whatever. I want this space to be a reflection of my daily life because its so much fun to look back on. Who cares if I'm not writing about my new bag or new designer shoes? I'm not doing this for the google analytic stats, I need to do this for me. 
Basically I want to take care of myself, mind/body/soul which is something everyone should focus on all year round. 
Happy New Years! Here's to an awesome 2016!






Monday, January 4, 2016

28 Weeks





How far along
28 weeks. Holy third trimester!

How big is baby
14.8 inches 2.2lbs, the size of a large eggplant. And how cute is this... I love getting punched by these tiny little hands



Weight Gain/Loss 
I don't know... I do have a doctors appointment today though. Wish me luck.

Symptoms
Heartburn sucks. And my hope for a baby with a head full of hair thanks to it is out the window. Talked to my sister and she had no heartburn with her first who came out looking like she had on a wig, and heartburn like crazy with her second who was bald till she was 4 haha. Oh well... we'll see.

Maternity clothes
Of course. I actually have on a pre-pregnancy top in my picture above but it was loose and flowy before, and is now form fitting haha.

Stretch marks
Still havent noticed any, using lotion and oil religiously.

Sleep/Mood
Sleep is fleeting. I will wake up in the middle of the night feeling like my bladder is going to explode which isnt the most fun feeling. 

Gender
Sweet baby girl

Movement
She is a wiggle worm for sure, and I love every second of it. 

Best moment this week
Bringing in the new year with my man and my puppies. Soaking in our last big holiday as a little family of 5 (including the cat).

Food cravings
Still loving red meat, and pizza. Tyler also made me a steak on Saturday night which made me happy. It had to be cooked medium-well which isn't my favorite, but steak is steak. I just cant wait to have a medium rare steak in a few months, with sushi on the side!

Downs this week
The car seat I have my heart set on is out of stock everywhere... not the actual car seat but the color I want. I'm really hoping that its not discontinued and that it will be back in stock soon. As soon as I see it available I will probably go a head and order it just to be safe.

Labor signs
Nothing yet. I do think I'm having braxton hicks though but I'm not 100% sure. It might just be her flipping around, but it will all of a sudden feel tight and weird on my lower abdomen... so I'm thinking braxton hicks. I have to remember to ask my doctor.

Wedding rings on or off
Still on, but I have random moments where my hands will swell up a little bit. But thats a normal occurrence, I don't think its actually pregnancy related at all.

Belly button
Its like 25% still in? So weird...

Nursery
Still just waiting on the floors to be installed so we can really get going on finishing the room. Next weekend will be full of flooring. Our master bedroom is getting new carpet on Saturday and the nursery and Tylers office is getting new floors on Sunday.... Shew!


Other
My dad is having knee replacement surgery today so please say a prayer that everything goes well and his recovery is quick!