Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pregnancy Update: Week 19

I forgot to do week 18...I forget to do lots of things now.  Do you believe "pregnancy brain" is a real thing?  You should.  I was not a believer and now, some days I feel like I'm lucky I remember how to get home.  

How Far Along: 19 weeks

Total Weight Gain:  I weighed in at 132 pounds this week. 

Maternity Clothes:  I can no longer wear my high waisted jeans because it doesn't look like I'm pregnant, it looks like I have a FUPA, which is unacceptable.  There's also only like, two pairs of pants I can now wear to work.  I'm going to have to order those waist band extender things!

Stretch Marks: Still none, although my stomach has been very itchy this week.  I need to start putting lotion on twice a day I suppose.

Sleep:  It's been awful.  I think it's because my posture is changing, but I have this terrible pain in my back.  It's causing spasms and it gets so bad that it takes my breath.  Please go away!

Best Moment This Week:  Finding out the sex of baby Bart!  Definitely the best moment!

Baby Bart's Mid-point ultrasound

Miss Anything:  Sleeping through the night and waking up pain free.

Movement:  During the ultrasound, it was so amazing to be able to see baby Bart moving AND feel it.  I've been experiencing these muscle twitches for four weeks and not been sure.  Now, I KNOW 100% sure when it's the baby moving and it's the most amazing and weird feeling ever.

Food Cravings:  Jimmy John's.  I'm almost willing to risk getting listeria for a flipping Jimmy John's sub.  Please oh please. 

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick:  The texture of chicken, still.  I'm also getting really queasy in the morning due to gross drainage (thanks allergies!).

Gender:  It's a boy.  BOY.  Baby Boy Bart.  According to our ultrasound tech, he would not stop showing off the fact that he was boy.  I personally never saw it.  Even after she pointed it out but I'm taking her word on the fact that we are getting what we wanted.  When she told us, Adam got like..a tear in his eye and it was absolutely adorable.  I'm glad my instinct was right.  I was afraid to tell anyone I felt we were having a boy because I didn't want to be wrong...which may sound silly to some, but I didn't want my motherly intuition to already be off!  To reveal our baby's sex, Adam & I had both sets of our parents together for supper.  We carved a pumpkin outside on the porch and after dinner...we turned off all the lights and brought it in. 

Piper helping Adam carve our pumpkin.

Piper ended up in a lot of the photos because she cried for me and who am I to say no to that beautiful face?

Labor Signs: None.

Belly Button In/Out: In, but it's already making its way to the surface.   

Wedding Rings On/Off: On.

Happy or Moody:  I've been pretty much just in a "blah" mood.  I'm already uncomfortable and in pain, but it's not enough to ruin my good mood.   

Looking Forward To:  Now that we know it's a boy, I'm looking forward to starting a registry and getting the nursery started. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me in form of...Diaper Bag!

Have you guys heard of Zulily?  It's a discount shopping site for the family, mainly focusing on mom/babies/home, but occasionally there's a few things for dad.  I've been a member for a while, found some great deals on Toms, but always decided against buying anything....until now.

I've been eyeing this Timi and Leslie diaper bag since I found out I was expecting.  I've been trying to wait patiently for it to just appear at the Zappos Outlet, but I couldn't wait any longer!

(copy & pasted from the Timi and Leslie website):

The Hart Convertible Backpack takes the term convertible to a new level. Not only is it a timi & leslie convertible diaper bag, but it’s also a backpack and a shoulder bag! It’s super stylish and functional any which way you wear it! It’s made from easy to clean faux leather (PVC free) and features our custom hardware in an antique brass finish. Hart comes with many functional and fashionable accessories and features:

  • A detachable shoulder strap for when you want to carry it as a shoulder bag;
  • Two adjustable detachable nylon backpack straps for when you want to carry it as a backpack;
  • Our specially designed changing pad with a front mesh pocket where you can store your diapers, wipes and creams when you need to make a quick diaper change trip;
  • A zippered sac to put away soiled clothes;
  • A stylish clutch that you can use as your purse (who wants to carry a purse and a bebe bag?) with interior credit card slots and an inside zipper pocket;
  • An insulated bottle tote to keep your baby's bottles warm or cool;
  • Matching stroller straps so you can hang your bebe bag from your stroller;
  • Water resistant, light colored lining so you can easily see everything in your bag;
  • Five exterior pockets;
  • Six interior organizational pockets;
  • Inside key fob – never lose your keys!
  • Bag Measures: 15”H x 14” W x 5” D and 8.5” handle drop

Last week, it was on Zulily for $99 (it's currently on sale on the Timi and Leslie site for $129), so I had to pounce!  I cannot wait for it to get here.  It looks like a bag I would carry anyway, so I may not even have to wait for Baby Bart to get here for me to break it it.


Pregnancy Update: Week 17

How Far Along:  17 weeks

Total Weight Gain:  At my blood "specialist" visit last week, they weighed me in at 130....but they don't reset their scale after every use like you're supposed to, so I take it with a grain of salt.  I also use the term specialist very loosely with that quack.  Ugh.

Maternity Clothes:  I still haven't bought anything else maternity.  I'm currently trying to wear all of my sweaters now to try and determine what will make it the next four months.  So far, none of them will. 

Stretch Marks:  Still no new ones, that I can tell.

Sleep:  Maybe it's the full moon, but I have slept terribly the past four days.  I wake up at least twice a night to pee.  Then, toss and turn to finally fall back asleep....then, go pee again.  Adam said he is buying me the Boppy Sleep Pillow.  I'm not 100% sure which one Target carries, but hopefully it's something like this (in a different pattern, woof!):


Best Moment This Week:  My birthday was this week and although it seemed like a normal day, I got to spend it with Adam, his family, and my parents.  Pretty good.  We also went to Glendale Days and even though it was disgustingly muddy and cold, Adam got a super cute stuffed Ewok for the baby and I'm excited about it.  Now he has to make it a hood. 
Miss Anything:  I officially cannot sleep on my stomach and it's driving me crazy and making me sad.  Laying on my stomach is the only comfy position for me.  I also miss my brain.  Before this, I thought "pregnancy brain" wasn't real.  I am a believer now!  I've been mid-conversation and go totally blank, dropped a full cup of sweet tea, mixed my words's terrible!
Movement:  Well, I still don't want to say, "yes, i've felt the baby"...but these "muscle twitches" that I keep getting are sometimes so intense, they make me get a little bit nauseous.  BUT, if those twitches are the baby, he/she was very happy during church, which is sweet. 
Food Cravings:  Over-medium eggs still...and crab legs.  If you were to ask me, "Amanda, what are you thinking about?"  Those two things would almost always be my answer.
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick:  Still with the chicken texture.  Other than that, it just appears randomly throughout the day. 
Gender:  7 days!  Still no clue on the reveal, but I guess we'll figure something out. 
Labor Signs:  None.
Belly Button In/Out:  Sadly, my little belly is already starting to push parts of my belly button closer to the edge.  I'm so scared.
Wedding Rings On/Off:  On.
Happy or Moody:  It's weird.  I've been incredibly moody.  I will snap on someone so quickly, but I still feel in a good mood after....oh well. 
Looking Forward To:  Our construction being completed, hopefully by the end of this week!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pregnancy Update: Week 16

How Far Along:  16 weeks

Total Weight Gain:  I won't really know until my next doctor visit.  I don't even own a scale.  All I know is that none of my dress pants button.  That's still considered business casual, right?

Maternity Clothes:  I have two pairs of pants that Adam's mom bought me, which I am loving.  They are so comfy.  I also bought three shirts from Kohls because they were ridiculously cheap.  Will I actually need them?  Who knows!

Stretch Marks:  Still none.  I bought the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Cream for Stretch Marks.  I'm probably going to buy the lotion.  This stuff is so thick, it doesn't spread easily and I use way too much.

Sleep:  Sleeping as great as I can by only sleeping on my sides. 

Best Moment This Week:  Eating over-medium eggs at IHop.  I shit you not, it was the happiest I have been in a few weeks.  Yes.  Food can make you that happy.  Luckily, Adam was there to see how happy it made me...and the fact that he was there also made me happy.

Miss Anything:  Sushi.  Being able to eat whatever I want at work and not have people lecture me about what's healthy.

Movement:  Again with these muscle twitching things.  I'm still not convinced it's the baby, but if something else doesn't happen so...I guess I'll change my mind.

Food Cravings:  Over-medium eggs, still.  That's about it.  I had cravings before pregnancy, so even when I do crave something, it's not odd to me.

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick:  The texture of chicken, still.  I randomly get very queasy AND sick.  At least it's just once a day now.

Gender:  We find out in 12 days! 

Labor Signs:  None.

Belly Button In/Out:  In.  However, I've already noticed it's starting to get more shallow.  This is traumatizing.  Although, not so traumatic I would buy the little bandages I found while browsing Amazon that cover your outie belly button.

Wedding Rings On/Off:  On.

Happy or Moody:  Still mainly happy.  There's still the occasional mood swing.  The slightest thing makes me want to yell at someone...but yet, I still feel like I'm in a good mood.  Is that weird?

Looking Forward To:  Well, this weekend is my birthday.  We have no plans for it, except painting the bathroom and possibly the closet, but maybe something surprising will happen.  Who knows!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sometimes TV shows just really get me.

Although I don't necessarily like that the final season of How I Met Your Mother is taking place over the span of one weekend...the characters are still on point and the humor is still there.  In last week's episode, Robin tries to make a new girl friend since Lily is moving to Rome.  The above screencap pretty much sums up my entire personality, hence my overabundance of girl friend's (cough *sarcasm* cough).

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pregnancy Update: Week 15

Who Dey! 
So this isn't a belly photo, but it's the only photo taken of me during Week 15,
so...enjoy my niece's beautiful face.

How Far Along?  15 weeks

Total Weight Gain:  I weighed in at 125, gaining 3 pounds since my 11 week visit.  The doctor was thrilled since she wants me to gain 40 pounds.  FORTY.

Maternity Clothes:  I think it's just a matter of time now before I cave and buy some maternity dress pants.  My work clothes are just so uncomfortable now, I can't imagine in a few more weeks.

Stretch Marks:  Still none.  Trying my best to remember to moisturize.

Sleep:  Aside from waking up several times to pee, I'm still sleeping great.

Best Moment This Week:  Hearing baby Bart's heartbeat.  The suspense kills me until the doc actually finds it.

Miss Anything:  Runny eggs.  Although a friend told me that as long as the eggs are pasteurized, I can have them.  If this is true, man am I going to demolish some over medium eggs!

Movement:  I felt this twitching thing.  Kind of felt like a muscle spasm.  The doctor said it COULD have been the baby...but I think it was just my body being weird.  I'm still waiting for that stereotypical "bubbles popping" experience.  We'll see.

Food Cravings:  I want some sushi so bad!

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick:  The texture of chicken is bothering me....makes me gag...which is a bad thing since chicken and fish are the only meat I eat. 

Gender:  Still unknown.

Labor Signs:  None.

Belly Button, In or Out:  In, in, in.  Stay in.

Wedding Rings On or Off:  On.

Happy or Moody:  I think I've been more happy than moody this week.  Which is a good thing.  I'm moddy enough without being pregnant :)

Looking Forward To: