Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Going on Hiatus... (10/12/11)

Hey everyone. So the title of this post says it all. I'm going on hiatus. Everyone is bugging me for an update and I just don't have the time for it right now. Sorry. This blog is not on my list of priorities right now. Honestly, I'm just trying to get the house ready for the baby before she decides to arrive. I'm approching 37 weeks, which is full term, and that means baby may arrive any day now.

I hope you all understand. I'm not sure when I'll be back or even if I come back at all. Best wishes to you all. XOXO

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Room Almost Cleared! (09/27/11)

As you all know, DH and I are moving into a bigger bedroom so we can share our room with the baby. We don't have the space for a nursery. Over the weekend we pretty much cleared out the bigger room. We were originally going to rip up the carpet and put down new flooring but we've changed our minds. As of now, we're looking for a futon to switch our old bedroom into an office/guest bedroom.

Right now we need to purchase a new bed frame, possibly one on wheels. We found a bed frame on wheels at for cheap. It also has brackets to add a headboard of our choice. We also need to get a box spring mattress. We're thinking about this one from

Before we start moving into the bigger room we want to steam clean the carpets. We have a dog that likes to pee all over the house. *Rolls eyes* Once that's done we'll be moving into that room and we can finally set up the baby's furniture and sort through what we have for the baby already and what we need to get. I actually can't wait finish all of this.

Since I'm an organized/checklist kinda gal, I have a checklist of what needs to be done before the baby arrives. I'm going create a page for it on my blog after I post this blog. Check it out if you want! Have a great week everybody!

PS - I added another recipe to the "Recipes" page. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

33 Weeks 4 Days! (09/20/11)

As of last Friday, the 16th, I turned 33 weeks along. As you can see the baby is about the size of a honeydew. Mmmm, honeydew! Baby is about 17.2 - 18.7" long and weighs 4.2 - 5.8 lbs. Yikes!

How far along? 33 weeks 4 days

How I'm feeling? Pretty good other than I'm getting quite uncomfortable. I tired pretty easily also.

Weight? So far I stand at a 25 lb. weight gain. My OBGYN told me I'm allowed to gain 40 lbs. total during my pregnancy but I can't allow myself to do that. My goal was to gain only 30 lbs. but we'll see how that goes.

How I'm changing? I'm very moody and cry easily. I've lost times how many times I've cried in the past week. It's all over stupid silly stuff non-the-less. My hair gets greasy, my skin is actually better pregnant than not pregnant, I'm geting stretch marks (hello new road map ass, thighs and hips!) and I'm geting cellulite on my thighs. Ew!

What I miss? I'd give anything for a malibu bay breeze or a glass of wine. I miss my normal energy level too. *Sighs*

Cravings? Right now I crave salads and fruits. Yum! I actually think I'm going to have a nice big juicy granny smith apple after I finish typing this out!

Food Aversions? Meat on the bone.

Highlights this week? I got my first unemployment check yesterday. Woohoo! I also packed my diaper bag, DH's diaper bag and the baby's bath caddy.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Stressed Out... (09/13/11)

My apologies for the lack of updates. I've been pretty busy lately. A few posts back I posted that I'll be losing my job at the end of August. Obviously that time has come and to be honest, this blog has been at the bottom of my priorities (as it should be). I'm trying to get my unemployment/disability pay in order, trying to get the house ready for Sophia's arrival, and not to mention we have family from Florida who are here to visit for 2 weeks.

Picture courtesy of Google images.

I'm actually debating on letting this blog go. I'll leave it published but I just don't know if I have the time to keep updating it or not. I'm 32 weeks pregnant and things are getting hectic around here. I'd imagine it will be this way until I give birth and it'll intensify by atleast 10 once baby girl is here.

I just wanted to do a quick update and let you all know I'm still alive. Anyway, I gotta run. I have to make a few more phone calls for my unemployment/disability pay then hopefully I wont have to deal with that again until September 29th!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

It's an Addiction! (09/03/11)

I can't stop stalking my registries. It's seriously an addiction and I need help. Is there a rehab for that?

DH and I went to our elective 4D u/s appointment yesterday and it was a success! She was sucking on her ankles (yes, her ankles!), poking herself in the eyes with her toes, sticking her tongue out at us, stretching and more. It's was amazing to see. We got the whole u/s on DVD so DH and I just finished watching it. I can't help but get teary eyed every time I watch it. I'll post a few pictures from the u/s tomorrow at some point.

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Weekend (08/30/11)

So I had a hectic weekend to say the least. After work on Friday and for a majority of Sunday DH and I prepared ourselves for our first hurricane, hurricane Irene. We got food and water, candles, lighters and a few extra candles. We brought all loose items from the patio inside to the garage. We started to pack an over night bag incase we had to evacuate. We we declared state of emergency and the next town over from us had to be evacuated. We live about a 15 minute walk from the beach so we had to keep an eye on the news closely for updates. It was estimated to hit us around 9:00PM Saturday night and we were never evacuated so we just hung tight. We weren't hit with the hurricane until late Saturday night. DH and I went to sleep Saturday at around 10:00PM and woke up several times that night from the heavy rain and winds. We didn't get any flooding or damage on the house though. Yay! We didn't even lose power! Just about everyone I talked to after the hurricane lost power. We were so lucky!

DH and I have been discussing getting a 4D u/s since we found out we were pregnant. I found a place that does them that is about 30 minutes away from me. About 3 weeks ago I made an appointment for Saturday, August 27th at 8:20AM. I got the "Standard 4D" package for $150.00 which includes:
- 10 minute DVD set to music
- 5 Black & White thermal images
- CD ROM of 10 to 25
- Color 3D images for printing or e-mailing to your family and friends
- Gender determination
- Discount of 20% on all return visits**
- Includes a CD and DVD
Score! However, the appointment is only 15 minutes long with absolutely no wiggle room. On Saturday morning DH and I went in for our elective 4D u/s. We were super excited about this appointment and then quickly bummed once we learned our LO would not cooperate. We saw her for about 15 seconds with her hands in a fist up by her mouth and nose. How beautiful! The u/s tech immediately told us to get up and walk around for 10 minutes. We did that and tried again. LO was facing my back so we couldn't see her precious face and the u/s tech immediately asked me if I ate. I said yes and she said "Well, you can get up and walk around some more or just re-schedule. Your call." She was so rude! DH and I decided to walk to the bagel shop next door and I got a coffee and orange juice. I chugged those and went in for round 3. No such luck. LO was still facing my back. Ugh! This little girl is something else. Every time we go in for an u/s she gives us problems...never fails! Gotta love her anyway though! So DH and I made another appointment to try again this Friday the 2nd at 5:00PM. Wish us luck!

So tomorrow is my last day at work before I get laid off and I don't think I could be more excited. I'm ready to get the house ready for the baby's arrival. I've been putting it off because I just don't have the energy to do it after a full day of work. No more excuses now!

Friday, August 26, 2011

30 Weeks! (08/26/11)

I'm 30 weeks today! Ekkk! Only 70 more days to go! Next week I'll hit 31 weeks and then have 9 weeks remaining. *Panicks* Baby is still about the size of a squash; 15.2 - 16.7" long and weighs 2.5 - 3.8 lbs.
At 30 weeks, your belly’s doing more than just making it tough to find a comfortable sleeping position. It’s made itself a conversation piece. Everywhere you go, someone seems to have a comment about your physical appearance, which isn’t always so fun. And no doubt, you’ve encountered quite a few people who don’t think before they speak and say something embarrassing or hurtful (what’s up with that?) Try not to take those comments seriously, but know which ones should be taken to heart. Like when they tell you you’re glowing, believe them! And take advantage of some of the perks (when someone offers you their seat on the train -- take it!) At week 30, your dreams might be getting even weirder -- if you’re actually sleeping, that is. That could be a result of anxiety, so consider doing some prep work to help you rest easier. One idea? Do a test drive to see exactly how long it really takes you to get to the hospital. Then maybe you’ll stop having nightmares about giving birth in your car.
- Her skin is getting smoother.
- But her brain is getting wrinklier -- to make way for all that essential brain tissue.
- She's now strong enough to grasp a finger!
I've been doing my kick counts nightly after dinner as that's usually when she's most active. Last night it took her awhile to get going and that worried me sick to the point where I felt nauseous. I even had DH put his hand on my belly and start talking to her, which usually gets her going but nadda. Once I went bed it was party time for her in there. Oh joy! Is this a sign of what's to come?
While watching Jersey Shore last night in bed I got to thinking about the things I'd miss once she joins us.
- Movement. Even though waking up from a deep sleep due to a kick in the ribs is uncomfortable I wouldn't trade it for the world.
- My OBGYN appointments. Oddly enough, I love going in and getting my blood pressure checked, getting weighed, listening to her heartbeat, asking my questions, bringing up concerns, etc. After each appointment I feel comforted.
- DH's loving and caring ways. Not that he's not loving and caring when I'm not pregnant but he seems to go a bit further and beyond than he normally does. Every time I stop dead in my tracks from a pain or an ache he immediately says "ARE YOU OK?!" "Yes, dear. I'm fine." He's been stepping up to the plate and helping me out any way that he can.
- Watching DH with other children and imagining him with Sophia. His Sister and 3 cousins have children of their own. It's absolutely priceless watching him interact with their children. He claims he's not scared of what's to come but I can tell that there's something there. He may not be scared but he may be nervous. I know he'll be an awesome Dad, no doubt in my mind. I actually fear that she'll be a Daddy's girl. No fair!
- Feeling the constant 24/7 bonding feeling. I'm carrying her with me 24/7 right now...I have been for 30 weeks now. There's no closer bond than that. I know when to expect her to start kicking, she kicks when I start getting hungry, certain foods that I eat make her go wild, I know when she gets the hiccups just by feeling them, loud noises scare her and she jumps, etc.
Yes, I may have cellulite. Yes, I may have stretch marks. Yes, I feel like a beached whale. Yes, I'm sick of the rude comments from some friends, family, co-workers and strangers. Yes, I hate being tired all the time. Yes, I hated throwing up for the first 16 weeks of my pregnany. Yes, I hate being so darn paranoid about this pregnancy. But you know what? I'm thankful and I wouldn't change it for the world. <3 Momma loves you Sophia Marie! <3