Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Showered With Love

This weekend we had our baby shower. I've been to many baby showers in my day and it was a surreal feeling to be having my own shower.  I can't think of a nicer tradition- family and friends gathering around the baby mama to support her in taking a huge leap.  I can't believe how many people came out to support us and prepare us for our little man.  The hosts were my mom, hubby's mom, and my sister-in-law and every single thing about it was perfect.

The details were beautiful- my SIL put up baby pictures of us and even baby pictures of what Chino could have looked like (heart melts).

The food was ridiculous- so many dishes to choose from and enough to feed a full army.  The highlight was the dessert table- it was about as big as the dessert table at our wedding.

I'm omitting the pictures of our guests to protect the innocent, but we did capture some family pictures.

And then it was time to open presents.  I'm the slowest present opener ever.  It's a good thing our master of ceremonies was able to assist.

So many cute things!

My aunt in Florida sent a whole package of handmade blankets, booties and hats for the little man- they were so beautiful and I needed a whole crew to help open everything.

As the night wound down and the ladies left, we had an after party and things got a little silly.  We took a picture of our family of three.

And a classic belly shot with our good friends.

And some more family photos.

With 31 weeks down and a house full of baby stuff, we are starting to get ready for our new adventure.  Time has flown by and each day we get closer to meeting our new little man.

I hope he likes hugs, lots of loud conversation, and lots of love because if our shower experience is any indication of what his life will be like, he'll be one loved little guy!

Monday, March 12, 2012

29 Weeks

Here we go with yet another week of this thing.  The funny thing is I used to think how long it would take to get to the third trimester and now I'm here and it's flying again.  I've decided 30 weeks is a good time to freak out- but for now 29 weeks is working for me.

How far along? 29 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: I went in again on Friday and I'm up 20 big ones.  I must be carrying a toddler in there or something.  I can definitely feel the weight in my heavy belly now and my cheekbones are on vacation.

Maternity clothes? Yes, and yes.  This weekend hubby and I took a trip to Target so I could get some longer tanks for working out.  I'm starting to look like Homer Simpson in some of my workout tops.  I also need to figure out what I'm wearing to my shower in 2ish weeks...the goal is something that makes the bump look cute without making the rest of me look quite as robust.

Stretch marks? I got a new vitamin E oil from Trader Joe's...still hoping I won't get them.

Sleep: Sleep is still great.  I occasionally wake up on my back but I'm still sleeping through the night and only wake up early in the morning to freak out about work, but usually fall back asleep.

Best moment this week: In health news, I'm still feeling really well since my cold went away and heard that I passed my gestational diabetes test (woo hoo!).  We also made more progress on our house and the baby's room has hardwood floors all done now.  Oh, and we are getting some stuff from our registry delivered to the house...I get all giddy and open the packages :)

This week's comment of the week:

Someone asked me what I was having at the coffee shop.  I think it's now safe to say that I'm obviously pregnant.

Miss Anything? Nope. But I do want sushi and lox when I'm done being pregnant.  Make notes, family.

Movement: Lots of movement and he's getting closer to my ribs.  He also squirms around when I'm laying on my side and I usually have to turn because I think I'm squishing him.

Food cravings: Welp, I was eating a popsicle tonight when hubby took my picture and those have been my go to dessert (and ya know, chocolate).  I also killed this mediterranean plate for lunch last week without even blinking.  I've been eating roasted asparagus like it was going out of style last week as well.  I guess it's a good combination of healthy with a few treats...and eating like a lumberjack.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, feeling good!

Sex: BOY!  

Symptoms: My lower back has felt tender again over the last few days.  I was doing a lot this weekend and it could be related, but I'm trying to keep it stretched out with cat cow pose.  I also got my blood work back and I'm slightly anemic, so I get to start taking an iron supplement.  Besides feeling heavier, I'm still happy with how well I have been feeling.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and busy.  I joke that because I'm carrying a human I get enough work for two people at the job...I'm the only one who finds this amusing and it doesn't work to lessen the workload.

Looking forward to: My baby shower (in 2 weeks, eek!), maternity leave, and meeting my sweet boy.

Exercise: Walks daily, 2 gym workouts including full body weights circuits and cardio, and one yoga practice.  I'm aiming to get more in this week and still really enjoying movement.

Oh- and in case you were wondering about sympathy cravings, I let Chino try my all fruit popsicle.  He approves....and don't worry, I rinsed off the puppy drool before I had the popsicle.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

27 and 28 Weeks

Hello fellow food bloggers.  I keep coming back here without food- so let's start with that first. We got a new waffle maker and today was its maiden voyage.  Waffles are back in the home =)

In other news, I'm still gestating and still around.  I caught a rough cold that lasted for 9ish days and one would have thought I caught the plague or something.  I'm usually what I call a functioning alcoholic and can usually work my way through colds but this was no joke.  I am pretty much recovered now and ready to attack the last 12 weeks!

How far along? Just hit 28 weeks this Saturday! 

Here is a picture from 27 weeks:

And here I am today- woah bebe!  Big brother Chino was squirrel hunting in the background with us.

Total weight gain/loss: I go in again on Friday, but I'm guessing up 18 pounds or so to add a pound a week since 26 weeks.  The baby is going to be doing a lot of growing and brain development in this trimester, so I'm suspecting the scale will keep going up.  I'm still eating healthy and when hungry so I'm letting my body do what it needs.

Maternity clothes? Yes, and yes.  I still wear a lot of pre-preg shirts but I can't get my lululemon zip ups to close anymore.  Sad face.

Stretch marks? Still holding out for them- maybe I just can't see them yet?

Sleep: Sleep is still great.

Best moment this week: Finally feeling better had to be my best moment.  I also had my golden birthday- 28 on the 28th and my family and friends made me feel pretty special.  Finally, our parents and the hubby have been working like crazy on our house and it's starting to come together.  Today grandpa Jacob (my dad) came over to paint the baby's room and yesterday grandpa Stan hooked up the light in the room.  Here is a sneak peak of the progress to date- you can't see the colors too well, but this is a light aqua and a light grey.

This week's comment of the week:

- People haven't said much.  Maybe they're afraid of the hormonal wrath I can bring.

Miss Anything? Not really.  I think I missed drugs while I was sick, but I'm feeling pretty well and trying to enjoy this time. 

Movement: Lots of movement.  Baby has a party in there in the early mornings and evenings and he's getting stronger.  My ribs have started hurting so he may already be kicking up there.

Food cravings: None of note.  I made a fruit salad this weekend and have been plowing my way through it, but I have kept most of my eating habits the same- just more =)

Anything making you queasy or sick: I noticed that when I get hungry I start to get queasy- all signs telling me to keep up with the growing babe.

Sex: BOY!  

Symptoms: Besides the cold of death that I keep referencing, I have been pretty much pain free.  In the last two days my ribs have felt tender and after a busy day my back was a little sore.  Part of it is from not being active while sick so I'm going to get back to a regular workout and yoga schedule since my body needs the movement and flexibility.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Not pregnancy-related, but I had a really cranky week from work stress and not feeling well.  I know I'm not being rational half the time and set crazy expectations for myself half the time, so the goal for this week is to be more relaxed and keep stress levels down.  Maybe it's OK for me to not be so nice and to be more assertive.

Looking forward to: Lots to look forward to- including my baby shower, maternity leave, and meeting my sweet boy.

Exercise: I was able to keep up with only about half of my walks with Chino since all I wanted to do was go to bed by 7 each night.  I am so thankful hubby took over and walked the pup the other evenings.  Now that I'm feeling better, the goal is to get back to formal exercise and yoga most days of the week so that I'm in shape for my endurance event.