Sunday, September 18, 2011

15 Weeks Bumpdate

I am attempting to stay on task with these pregnancy updates. I have not even come close to my goal of weekly posts and maternity photos. I guess I have been a little more than lazy lately (as stated in a previous post). So don't hate if I slack yet again. I'm hoping this second trimester has that second wind I have been waiting for...

How far along: 15 weeks

Total weight gain: Ugh. 8 pounds. Already. You would think with all of the uh..."output" lately, it would be a lower number, but nope. I blame the girls. They. Won't. Stop. *TMI? Sorry*

Maternity clothes: I can still zip my super stretchy denim leggings which I adore. Everything else requires the trusty Bella Band. I have busted out a few of my old maternity pieces from Aiden, but most of those are very summery, bright colors, so I'm working with what I have at the moment. I did; however, browse inspiring blogs for style tips (Thank you, Aura Joon and Katie!) I have had two successful shopping trips to TJ Maxx/Ross/Marshall's and Forever 21. I am proud to say I have not purchased anything maternity! So I am hoping to wear these bargain items again! I also racked up on some great accessories at Charming Charlie and World Market! SWOON.
Sleep: Dude. I love sleep. During the week, I sleep from 8 to 6. I steal a nap when I can, and on the weekends, I get close to 12 hours. Did I mention I love sleep?

Cravings: Not anything big. In the beginning, if I saw it on TV, I had to have it. But nothing really stuck. Currently, I am loving milk and anything I can pair with it: cereal, brownies, cookies. etc. I'm sure this will kick in soon. But for now, I love everything.

Best moment for these weeks: We got to see the little one at Uncle/Dr. Roy's office. We couldn't guess the gender, but it was the first time we've seen him/her looking like a baby. Cute little profile, hands, legs, the works! Hopefully, we'll get a better look in a couple of weeks.

Movement: not yet

Labor Signs: no, gladly!

Belly button in or out: popped out on the top. EW. And if I eat a big meal, it HURTS!

What I miss: Not having heartburn all day and not throwing up all week. Definitely miss that.

Milestones: Ultrasound pics!

Favorite moments: Anytime I cuddle with Aiden. I'm trying to get in all of the extra one on one time I can!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Pregnancy (and everything else) Catch Up

So, I'd be lying if I didn't say that I have slacked. A lot. But, in fairness, I have slacked on everything else as well. For one, I decided to stop cleaning the house. I straightened it up now and then (or Jamie did, which means it got really bad). But as for scrubbing, vacuuming, sweeping, etc.--NO. But the good thing that came out of this area of laziness is the hiring of the most wonderful cleaning lady ever. I never in a million years thought I would ever do this. It was up there with driving a mini-van or wearing Crocs. But I did it.'s freakin' fabulous. It's nice to know it will always be clean. One less thing to float around in my head until it's checked off the never ending list.

I am going to ease myself back into cooking again. I do enjoy it. Really. It's just difficult to get back up after those afternoon naps (that are a MUST) and motivate myself to stand in the kitchen for an hour. Hopefully, the second trimester--my favorite will bring back some energy soon. For now, the family will settle for to-go, fast food, frozen stuff, and dinners with the grandparents. But I will be back. I have watched way too much Food Network lately. Cravings need to be satisfied.

Another area I need to get back into is the couponing. WOW. Two drawers full of unorganized/uncut coupon inserts. I really don't even want to write about this because it stresses me out too much. I have a feeling I will get back into it as soon as my husband stops asking me about it. I'll get close to diving in again, then he asks, and POOF! my ambitions are shot. Kinda like when I would want to clean my room until my mom would remind me to. haha.

As far as how I have been feeling, I have been sick with cold/allergies/sinus/feelinglikecrap stuff for three weeks now, so I have not really felt very pregnant. Other than the thousands of pee trips throughout the day. I am happy that my nausea has subsided, though. That was not the funnest. With Aiden, I only remember feeling queasy a few times. This one was everyday. So glad I seem to be past that phase. I have definitely "popped". I have a friend who is 2 months ahead of me and we look about the same. What they say about the second and "uterus memory" is so true. But I was excited to get out my old maternity duds and especially those oh-so-wonderful Bella Bands! I have been eating like a maniac. Which has contributed to the aforementioned popping. But dang, y'all. Food tastes so good.

Aiden has fully grasped the fact that there is a baby in Mommy's belly. He kisses it, says "Hi. Wha' you doin?" and "I Aiden" (so cute). But that's about it. When we talk about the baby being outside of the belly...he is not so interested. Conversations go like this:
Us: Aiden, are you going to help love the baby?
Aiden: Uh huh. I love the baby.
Us: Can the baby sleep in your room too?
Aiden: No.
Us: Can the baby play with your toys?
Aiden: No.
We're working on that. I'm sure he will adjust fine. I realize it's going to rock his little world, but he has always been so easy going with change and milestones, that I don't worry about it too much. I just can't wait to see them together. UGH so sweet.

I'll leave you with the latest pic of the little one and a video of hearing the heartbeat. The pic was from our last ultrasound session at 9 weeks. Still a little bean, but with little arms and legs. We even got to see them kicking. The heartbeat was heard at 10 weeks which was our final confirmation...that was when I finally cried the tears of joy. I can't wait until our next appointment around 15 weeks. We'll get to try and sneak a peak at the gender! EEEEEK!

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