Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 19!

Whoa Mama! The belly is encroaching on the sign!

How far along? 19 Weeks

Total weight gain? I’m up 1.5 lbs this week to 114, yikes! When I weighed myself I thought “How did that happen?” Then as I started to fill out the post for this week I realized it was the candy, cookies, and eating out. haha

Waist/Belly Measurement? 27.5"/34”, up ½” in the belly!

Maternity clothes? All maternity pants and a mix of shirts. I’m still small enough to fit into my usual shirt size. I even got into a pair of regular jeans this week using a rubber band!

Stretch marks? Still none!

Sleep? Sleep is getting worse as my hips are getting more and more loose. They’re really sore when I wake up some mornings. I also find that I roll over onto my back a lot, so I wake up and then freak out and quickly roll to the side.

Best moment this week? I can’t really name an amazing moment this week.. The hipster in the drive thru window at Starbucks keeps calling me “pretty lady”. I’m sure he says that to everyone, but when you’re pregnant you’ll take what you can get. haha

Have you told Family and Friends? Yes!

Miss Anything? I was kind of stressed at work this week, so I missed delicious ice cold beer. Or wine. Anything to just de-stress after work! I ended up making cookies instead.. That’s probably another reason I gained 1.5 lbs this week.

Movement? Still very sporadic, but cupcake is definitely moving in there. I notice it a lot when I get dehydrated (bad Mom!) because when baby squirms it sets of Braxton Hicks!!

Cravings? It was candy this week. I inhaled it! I had jolly ranchers, sour patch kids, twizzlers, and a twix bar.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope! I’m pretty un-queasy.

Have you started to show? Again, I think so. But a co-worker in passing discovered I was pregnant by the conversation I was having with another person, and he asked if he had missed something. I told him I was 19 weeks pregnant and he said “WHERE?!” So that was kind of funny. Still, I think I look pregnant. :) Not to mention my belly is even COVERING MY SIGN this week.. haha!

Labor Signs? Do Braxton Hicks count? I’m totally bumping up my water intake.

Symptoms? Braxton Hicks and hip soreness. I guess my body is prepping for labor and delivery, to which I say “Slow down!!” We’ve still got at least 17-18 weeks!

Belly Button in or out? Still an innie. It doesn’t even look shallow… I don’t think my belly button will pop out!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time? I was a little more moody this week, but that was more work related than anything. Some weeks are just better than others!

Looking forward to? Going to Ikea this weekend and getting the replacement crib (darn broken cribs!!) and getting to put the cute little bumpers I made into it. Once I get it all put together I can start measuring for the skirt and sheets! But knowing us it probably won’t even happen this week.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nursery Sneak Peek!

So I'm being a little delinquent here with my week 19 bump post (I'll try to get it up tonight!) but I've been working like crazy and I also have a sick husband on my hands. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek of the nursery! The only thing we've bought for the nursery that's actually in there right now is the chair, the floor poof(which I re-covered!), the curtains, and the rug. Everything else was in there before which is why it still resembles the craft room it once was! We tried to keep it really gender neutral because right now we don't know what gender our little cupcake is and also, some people just don't want to know. In the end it will be primarily gray, black, and white (which is pretty obvious) with pops of yellow and turquoise(which is slightly less obvious at the moment). Enjoy!

The empty corner is where the crib will live once we actually get it put together. I opened the package to get going on it this weekend, and it turned out that the mattress platform was a little damaged. Looks like I'll have to get that replaced. Whomp whomp!

My sewing area! I have no idea where I'm going to put that table when all is said and done. We might just have to get rid of the loveseat in the office and put it there. Once that's gone the dressers will migrate towards one another and we'll hang the shelf over the top. You may remember the dressers from my facebook post in April. Hot glue and fabric are my very best friends.

 This is the view from the door. You can really see all of the extension cords and mess from here.. haha We still need to get blinds for the window, but I'm not sure what the best solution is. We can't seem to find a single set that is long enough, but I'm not sure if I want to deal with putting two in there. I saw a really cute post on Young House Love where they used two cheap bamboo blinds from Walmart and hung the curtains high and outside of the actual window. Jesse did that on his own, so I might look into that. They would be pretty close to the color of the floor so I don't think it would clash TOO horribly. Also, I'd like to point out the AWESOME light fixture that has been hanging in that room for over a year now. Special thanks to my Mommy who bought it for me at a flea market last year when they were visiting. I absolutely LOVE it and it goes so well with everything else!

Just for fun, here's a gratuitous belly shot! Interestingly, I'm not pregnant from behind.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 18!

How far along? 18 Weeks

Total weight gain? The cupcake and I gained 1 lb this week, and that puts us at 6.5 lbs total.

Waist/Belly Measurement? 27.5"/33.5”, up ½” in the and the waist for 1” total this week. That makes 5” for my 18 week total!

Maternity clothes? I’m wearing maternity jeans/pants and a few shirts. Most shirts are still way too big for me, though. I can’t believe I still fit into those white pants! I think I have the most trouble getting them over the junk in my trunk, which was kind of always a problem. But they fit good around the belly area now that baby has finally started to creep upwards. Plus they just make me feel stylish and un-pregnant, which I really like.

Stretch marks? Still none!

Sleep? Sleep has been normal, and I’m so glad I’m not tired all the time anymore!

Best moment this week? We finally finished painting the nursery! Jesse actually allowed me to finish up the trim painting because there wasn’t much. We have some exterminators coming in this week because we have ants! It’s starting to get pretty dry in TX, so the ants are coming in looking for water.. yuck! But after they get the baseboards sprayed we’ll put the crib together, hang the curtains, and put up our new shelf.

Have you told Family and Friends? Yes!

Miss Anything? Sandwich meat. I swear, everytime I wanted to eat out this week I wanted a sandwich. haha

Movement? Yes! I think the cupcake wakes up around 1-3 PM every day and stretches out because I feel pressure right below my belly button at that time every day! I also noticed that he or she migrates over to the right side of my body during that time because my belly is lopsided at that point. Everytime I think of the cupcake moving it makes me giggle because at our last ultrasound the technician kept probing and the baby would kind of flail like “STOP!!” Jesse said that makes him think we’ve got a little boy in there, just because of the attitude. I think it’s a girl because that just seems like something I would do. :)

Cravings? PASTA. Oh goodness me, I want pasta for every meal. My checklist goes as follows: Is it pasta? Does it have chicken? Will there be a cream sauce? Is it spicy? Then I’ll take it.

Anything making you queasy or sick? I got kind of nauseated on Saturday night (really late, like 3am) but I think that was because we were traveling and I was eating really bad. Like stadium nachos and pizza. I just don’t eat like that normally! I’ve been really healthy lately, and my body was not a fan of the grease.

Have you started to show? Oh I think so. I definitely look pregnant, especially after all of that pasta I tend to crave. My manager pointed out that I’m really tiny, though, and that if you didn’t know me you wouldn’t know I was pregnant.

Labor Signs? Nope!

Symptoms? Still getting the teeniest backache here and there, but it’s always when I’ve been moving a little too much. I just don’t think my frame can handle me running a marathon at this point.

Belly Button in or out? I'm still an innie!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time? I was pretty happy all week! Some 10 year old was heckling me at the football game, though, and it took everything inside of me not to walk over and drag him by his ear to his apparently unobservant parents. SOME PEOPLE!!

Looking forward to? Assembling the crib and hanging stuff on the walls. I’m seriously into this nursery thing! I can’t believe some people let this slide until after the baby is born, I’m super proactive about this.. haha

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 17!

I'm getting a little lazy with the chalkboard art.

How far along? 17 Weeks

Total weight gain? Still holding steady at 111.5 lbs, only up 5.5lbs so far. My mom said not to worry, I’ll gain weight. Plus I checked the  pregnancy weight gain tracker I’ve been using online and it also says that I’m still on track, although I’ve migrated my way to the lower end of the spectrum.
Waist/Belly Measurement? 27"/33”, up ½” in the tummy but down ½” in the waist. I’ll take it!

Maternity clothes? I purchased some more clothes online this week, we have a few weddings coming up and I don’t have any dresses to wear! I looked around here but it just seems like all maternity clothes are way to big for me (I know, I know, first world skinny girl problems), so I ordered a few dresses from Old Navy in XS. I picked up some cute clearance shirts while I was there, too. Hey! I was already buying stuff, might as well get free shipping. Plus I some 26” Citizen maternity jeans for, get this, $10. Can you believe it?! These things retail for $150+! Even though I’m always impressed with the sweet finds I get when I thrift,  this is definitely my best!

Stretch marks? Still none, but I’m keeping myself well oiled.. haha

Sleep? Still about the same. It was kind of rough last night, but it’s good overall.
Best moment this week? I definitely felt some little baby flutters this week! I had just left the Doctor’s office and told him that I had yet to feel movement, which is normal for 16 weeks, and then while sitting at my desk listening to music the little one fluttered! It kind of felt like someone was tapping their fingers on the inside of my tummy. Soooo stinking cute and magical! Of course, like a schmuck, I cried. :) Then I felt him/her again this weekend in the car while I was listening to the radio. Apparently we’ve got a little dancer on our hands!

Have you told Family and Friends? Yes!

Miss Anything? I was kind of stressed out one night this week and I thought “normally, I’d come home and have a beer with my husband” but that was out of the question. So he took me for custard instead. What a sweetie!

Movement? Yes yes YES! Only a few times, but definite cupcake squirms.

Cravings? I finally got the OK from the Doc to indulge myself in tamarind candy. MMM!! Other than that, nothing really.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing this week! I swear I’ve got a cast iron stomach.

Have you started to show? Yes! No strangers have pointed it out (thanks, by the way!) but friends and family have told me that I have a little belly.

Labor Signs? Nope!

Symptoms? Only one backache this week. I think I got a little too aggressive with the cleaning.. haha

Belly Button in or out? I'm still an innie!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time? Jesse told me this weekend that I’m always happy now. I love to hear that! I swear I’m like the happiest pregnant lady.. haha It probably helps that I wasn’t sick and I don’t feel uncomfortable at all.

Looking forward to? Well, painting is almost complete! Jesse just wants to touch up the baseboards and we’re good to go! Then I move everything back against the walls and put the crib together. Next stop, bedding!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bump Watch: Week 16!

Note to self: Using camera flash in the morning will make you pale.

How far along? 16 Weeks

Total weight gain? Up ½ lb to 111.5lbs, I finally started gaining weight again! I never thought I’d be happy to say that.. haha I was getting concerned, though. I hadn’t gained weight since week 13.

Waist/Belly Measurement? 27.5"/32.5”, up ½” in the tummy (although it looks and feels like more..)!

Maternity clothes? I’m pretty much exclusively wearing maternity pants/leggings and regular dresses and shirts. They’re just so much more comfortable since I’m only growing in my lower belly right now.

Stretch marks? Still none!

Sleep? Sleep is great! I was only tired a few times this week, probably because we were staying up late for the Olympics.

Best moment this week? Honestly this week was pretty uneventful. I thought I felt flutters, but I think I’m just way too excited to feel movement.

Have you told Family and Friends? Absolutely everyone now knows!

Miss Anything? Having clear skin. Yikes.

Movement? I thought I felt something!... But again, I think I’m just getting pumped up.

Cravings? I discovered that I don’t just want candy, it’s fruit flavored candy! I don’t want chocolate, just sour patch kids or starburst, etc. So I bought some organic fruit strips and I’ve been eating fruit in hopes that I won’t want candy anymore.. haha

Anything making you queasy or sick? Not a thing!

Have you started to show? I think so! Everyone who knows tells me that I’m only getting bigger in the belly area, and everywhere else looks normal.

Labor Signs? Nope!

Symptoms? Still backaches and headaches, and let’s throw in some hormonal acne for good measure.

Belly Button in or out? I'm still an innie!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time? Jesse and I talked about this, and we’re both surprised at how calm and even tempered I’ve been. Especially for me! He pointed out that there was a week or so where I was really irritable, but otherwise I’ve been really enjoyable. Ha!

Looking forward to? We’re still painting. Like I said, Jesse’s not a fan of the whole painting thing. He did finally finish up the walls, now we just need to caulk and paint the baseboards and do the lower trim. Then I can move everything to where it needs to be and put the crib together (probably in 4 weeks.. haha)!