Tuesday, April 30, 2013

How I really feel...just FYI

When people I don't know that well ask me how I'm doing I respond with the neutral "Oh I'm fine, everythings good." or even "Things are getting a little uncomfortable." and I throw in a little polite laugh. But really, this is what I want to say:

Parks and Recreation gif

Just, you know, FYI.

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Baby Shower! Blue and Orange

Here are some kind of a lot of photos from the baby shower taken by the hostess, my sister-in-law, Elisa. The theme was orange and blue and as you can see, everything turned out amazingly!

The invitations:

The seating:

The AWESOME letters made by Elisa for Sawyer. These are totally going in his nursery. He is one lucky baby!

One of the activities we had was for everyone to color an alphabet page for Sawyer. We gave them a page with a letter on it and they had to draw something that started with that letter. Everyone was asked to be creative and no "C" is for Cat's or anything like that. They turned out so cute! They will be made into a book for Sawyer. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Here is the coloring station.

Here is the lovely me, trying to not walk in the heels I chose to wear.

My doggy Lulu Belle! Not many people seemed to like her dress. But she matched the party!

Cody planted orange and blue flowers just for the shower. And I would like to mention that for most of the shower, he voluntarily stood next to my chair and made sure I had everything I needed. He also filmed the highlights with the cam-corder. And he even colored a few alphabet pages. I love that man.

Baby food tasting game. Yum! And each one had a little chevron covering with a diaper safety pin holding the number.

The party favors were blue and orange sixlets. Seriously, so much detail went into this! Elisa rocks. Look at the little flags on the boxes!

 The food table even had color coordinated food and drinks.

I must say, one of my favorite parts were the gray paper straws and the blue cutlery. And the carrot cups. Ok, all of it was my favorite.

Oh yeah. and ONESIE and BIB shaped tiny finger sandwiches!!! I mean.... how adorable is that?? It's just too cute.

The shower was beautiful and turned out better than I could have ever imagined. We so appreciated Elisa throwing this for us, and for family traveling for this little event, and for all of the lovely gifts we received. We sure are blessed! Thank you so much!!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

33 Weeks Along . . .

This week was my 33rd week of pregnancy bliss. As of today I have 43 days until my due date.

 I had a doctors appointment on Tuesday. Everything is super normal and we got to hear babies heartbeat, which is always fun. We found out that the baby is head down, which means the constant upward pushing towards my chest is caused by a little baby bum (aww!). So now when I am holding the top of my tummy, trying to perhaps relieve the pressure that is constantly there, I know my hand is being pushed by a tiny bum and it makes me happy.

Now I will go to see the doctor in 2 weeks, and then once a week after that. This is getting real, homies. And it is really scary to me! These past few months have absolutely flown by. I am so excited to meet this little addition to our family. SO EXCITED! But also, so not ready. I mean, I only have THREE paychecks left before I leave work. (ah!!!!)

He is super active (sometime insanely active). Sometimes it isn't very pleasant but mostly I just love it so much. Feeling the baby move is my absolute favorite. It feels amazing. I know I am really going to miss this part of pregnancy when he comes out.

Due to some serious upper back pain, I have worked out a little deal with my boss. I can now work part time at the office and part time at home. This is saving me. I really can't be in this chair for too long before I get SO uncomfortable and I am in a lot of pain. It is sucky because I can't really get anything done. Cooking in the kitchen is pretty much impossible and cleaning the new house hasn't happened for a couple of weeks because of it.

Here are my stats for this week:

How far along: 33 Weeks

Size of baby: Pineapple sized? Durian fruit sized? (what the crap is a durian.) Past the 17 inch mark.

Gender: Male.

Maternity Clothes: No matter what I wear I feel like a whale. Poor husband.

Stretch Marks: Getting Scary. Just scary.

Sleep: Still a joke and probably always will be. I toss and turn, have to get up 4 times to pee, have crazy, frightening dreams. And most of all, HEART BURN. I wake up feeling like spicy hot chili is sitting in my throat. Aaaand I am tired all day. Hooray! But it could be worse, and probably will be.

Cravings: Strawberries, WATERMELON (WHY is it not watermelon season!?), red vines, and cinnamon toast crunch.

Looking forward to: The house getting done! Painting is under-way and carpet will be installed next week.

Symptoms: The usual. And by the way, restless leg syndrome is STUPID.

Worst moment this week: Hmm. Just another emotional volcanic explosion. No biggie.

Best moment this week: Sitting outside in the shade with the cool breeze, listening to the wind chimes and thinking about my baby. That was a very lovely, peaceful moment. I think that I really need to slow down sometimes and just try and enjoy and connect with the little spirit in my belly sometimes. I think that is really important.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bumpday Bumpdate - 32 Weeks

How far along: 32 Weeks

Size of baby: 4 pounds!

Gender: Man-child

Maternity Clothes: Yes. I feel huge. I am huge. Comfy maternity clothes are a must. And I pretty much only wear flip-flops at this point because stuffing my big fat swollen feet into appropriate shoes looks pretty ridiculous.

Stretch Marks: Worse and worse every day.

Sleep: Many, many trips to the bathroom. And then insomnia. And heartburn.When I am asleep I am dreaming of either renovations to the new house, cleaning the new house, or shopping for baby items but not being able to find the right ones. So basically the usual.

Cravings: Blah. Food just sits in my chest. Eating doesn't ever sound that great.

What I miss: Being more regular-sized. Having my full lung capacity. That sort of nonsense.

Looking forward to: The house being painted and the carpet being in.

Symptoms: Carpal tunnel sometimes. Restless leg syndrome. Unbelievably itchy ankles. Seriously, no rash, no bumps, not really swollen, just itchy beyond all reason. And constant upper back pain.

Worst moment this week: Nothing horrendous has happened this week. Just my back hurting all the time to the point where I can't be at work for very long.

Best moment this week: The few moments that I get to spend with my husband are the best. :)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Preggo Update - Finally!

 I have totally slacked on the blogging lately. A lot, A LOT has been going on. The baby shower was last weekend and turned out amazingly. My sister-in-law did such a great job and it couldn't have been better. It was awesome.

Cody and I have been doing a ton of work on our new house to get it ready for moving in. I have spent several hours cleaning the kitchen (ew, gross.) and Cody has ripped out all of the carpet and washed the walls. I am still not done with the stupid kitchen because I can't do a whole lot at once and I have to take a lot of breaks. And it is FILTHY. But half of it looks so-fresh-and-so-clean-clean that you can't even tell it has been used, thankyouverymuch. And what's most importantly (said in my ghetto voice) is that everything is sanitized.

Except the fridge. I am not touching that thing. I have a gag reflex, people. I have limits. We are going to have to get a new one because there is no way. NO WAY I am putting my FOOD in that frightening, unearthly thing. The smell that lingers for several moments after you open and close it is enough to choke a donkey. So....

Oh yeah, and I put the oven on self-clean and it started ON FIRE. So that was exciting. Hopefully I can clean the crap out of it by hand and there will be no more incidents of the flamey variety.

And just FYI, I have been wearing a filtered mask to protect myself and my unborn from any fumes/chemicals in the cleaning supplies. Just in case you really wanted to know. Someone has to clean this place to make it safe (I mean there are live BUGS in some of these cabinets, come on, now) to live in, and it aint no husband of mine that will be doing it. He will be handling the painting, though. Which he is very excited about as we have never had our own walls to paint.

So that is what is up with me. And here is me today, documenting the belly in it's 32nd week of pregnancy.

Oh yeah, and here are my toes that I had done for the baby shower. My big toes are sporting wee baby foot prints. (Awww!)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Freaky Baby Movements

Last night I was laying in bed reading Baby Wise with my hand that was holding the book resting on my belly. After a while, I suddenly felt the baby move... across my skin. It moved right under my hand and freaked me out! I gasped and threw the book down and lifted up my shirt to see what the heck was going on. Instead of quick random punches, the baby is now doing slow, creepy, across the skin movements. It feels like an alien! But also super cool.

That is my update for the day.

Happy Monday!