Let's be honest, now that I am a Mommy, there isn't much Liz or much of that, mostly just about Finleigh!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

25 weeks! AND 2nd anniversary!

This week was a special one, we celebrated our 2nd anniversary!

Celebrated with a delicious dinner out!

Throwback of our wedding day 3.19.11 after we cut our delicious cake!

Just my bump pic! whoa only 25 weeks?! haha

How far along? 25 weeks! Baby girl is the size of a head of cauliflower!
Total weight gain: 14lb - according to my official record at the OB Friday morning, she says it is on "perfect track" and looks great... I feel massive already!
Maternity clothes? Same as last week, looking forward to wearing my regular dresses (that fit) next week in the SUN!
Stretch marks? Same, still nothin showing yet!
Sleep: Some rough nights, but not baby or pregnancy related! I seriously love my body pillow.
Best moment this week: Kevin finally feeling baby girl KICK for real. He was SO excited, had a little tear in his eye and I think literally held my bump alllll night.
Miss Anything? Not really!
Movement: so so much! she loves to move & kick!
Food cravings: ummmm PINEAPPLE STILL! this week I found fat free pineapple sherbet.. heaven!
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!
Symptoms: had one random leg cramp in my sleep and I am sure Kevin appreciated me yelling out, but nothing else!
Belly Button in or out? Still in but getting closer...
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Labor Signs: Nada!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Our BABYMOON!!! We are headed to Vegas Monday through Friday for some sun & relaxation! Then getting back to normal and keeping going on the nursery!

Soooo one more thing... thanks to google reader going bye-bye in a few months, I am in the process of switchin over to Bloglovin, you can follow me there!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

24 weeks!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Looking at the St. Pattie's themed chalkboard you may notice it's a new one. About 10:15 on Friday night while Kevin was at work I decided I wanted to repaint my board & I had some chalkboard spray paint so I did it... and it ruined it. LUCKILY a local education supply store had a really nice chalkboard the same size on sale! It was actually cheaper than my original one. Whew! Lesson learned, don't make any more decisions late Friday night after a looooong week.

How far along? 24 weeks! Baby girl is the size of a cantaloupe (YUM!) and my uterus is about the size of a soccer ball, hence the mention of her kicks. She really may already be practicing soccer.
Total weight gain: 12+, a pound a week is right, ugh
Maternity clothes? allll maternity pants/skirts and most of the tops I wear are too. I did discover that some of my regular dresses will still fit great over the bump for our babymoon coming up!
Stretch marks? Same, still nothin showing!
Sleep: I feel like I sleep great, but am still tired. Oh well.
Best moment this week: My Grandma & Grandpa came to visit. Kev & I are about to celebrate 2 years and they have been married for almost 55 years or something crazy, such great marriage role models. We took them all around including a precious tour at Kev's station. Love all 3 of them!
Miss Anything? Nope! Had a fun night out with my pregnant girlfriend & lemme tell you Mocktails are just as good ;)
Movement: Quite a few kicking sessions a day! Loving it! I think that helped keep me sane this week
Food cravings: seriously obsessed with PINEAPPLE still: fresh pineapple, pineapple juice mixed with ginger ale and frozen pineapple in my morning smoothie! strawberries, brussel sprouts with lemon, and cheese - goat cheese, blue cheese and Gorgonzola (all pasteurized of course!)
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!
Symptoms: Just tired! A little braxton hicks while we were in CA, but nothing crazy.
Belly Button in or out? Still in but getting closer.
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Labor Signs: Nada!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! I think partially I am just SO happy that after 5 days of work this week I have 9 off for spring break!
Looking forward to: Celebrating our two year anniversary this coming Tuesday! Can't believe it has been two years!

Side note: now that we have tackled the registry nightmare BEAST, I am working on a post alllllll about the super duper fun not that is baby registry at Babies R Us. Stay tuned.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

23 weeks!

So this week we actually took the picture a day early (6am Friday morning instead of Saturday-ish) because when this post goes live we will be down in California, hopefully in sunshine! I know one day isn't much and I would like to say I wouldn't be bigger in only a single day, but let's be honest some days it feels like the belly grows by the minute!

How far along? 23 weeks! Crazy to think she is over a pound in weight!
Total weight gain: 11ish pounds, it just keeps coming & coming blah
Maternity clothes? still fitting in my regular tops okay some of them but no pants. i tried my old pants one day.... reeeeally bad idea!
Stretch marks? Nothing showing... yet!
Sleep: Loving the new pillow, sleeping great except all the potty breaks!
Best moment this week: Running in the sunshine! Okay the running is definitely not close to what it used to be, but it felt amazing to be outside doing it!
Miss Anything? not really!
Movement: She looooves to move right when I lay down to bed, regardless of the time. And lately while I drive home she is up kickin around too. So cute.
Food cravings: PINEAPPLE! grapefruit, honeycrisp apples, cantaloupe, broccoli, bagels & cream cheese, and (my from scratch turkey) sloppy joes. Oh and gummy bears... I just can't seem to put them away. I found myself eating them on my commute home this week, oops!
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!
Symptoms: Nothing to complain about!
Belly Button in or out? Still in!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Labor Signs: Nada! Watching the pre-term labor video next appt, ick!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! especially once the sun came out this week, it always helps!
Looking forward to: More nursery progress! The striped wall is DONE! It was by far the hardest part & was a scary experiment, but it worked out! Now we are finishing, and by we I mean Kevin, the baseboards and closet doors and trim and everything else that needed to go from taupe to white!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

22 weeks!

Yep, skipped 21 weeks... ugh I was hoping not to skip another week, buuuuut I did. We started the nursery AND our registry last weekend and then work has been insanely busy lately. I'm talkin leave late every single day and STILL work from home at night. I literally didn't think about a new chalkboard until Tuesday so figured I may as well be lazy and just wait until Saturday and 22 weeks.

How far along? 22 weeks! a papaya seems huge!
Total weight gain: I think about 10 lbs. My OB said it is perfect & on track, but yikes seems like a lot!
Maternity clothes? Some of my regular shirts & sweaters still fit the ever-growing bump, but maternity clothes ONLY for pants, jeans, skirts, and leggings.
Stretch marks? Not yet!
Sleep: Sleep has been pretty good except not feeling good a few nights and then I started waking up OFTEN worried I was on my back.... So I got this new pillow... AAAA-maaaa-zing. No more worries about back sleeping, the cocoon keeps me locked... and hardly leaves room for the hubby. oops!

Best moment this week: Since it was technically two weeks: (1) last week having our 20 week appt and hearing the heartbeat and that everything looks great and the anatomy scan was perfectly normal! and (2) this week find out one of my best friends is pregnant with baby #2 so we get to be pregnant TOGETHER! so excited!
Miss Anything? hmmmm I can't really miss it because it is new, BUT Shock Top came out with a Honeycrisp Apple Wheat Beer! HELLO! One of my fave beers AND my favorite food/craving of all time TOGETHER!! Don't worry, my mom tried it for me and said it's awful. ;)
Movement: She is quite the mover & shaker. Last week she was jumping all over the place while I was in a meeting and it was hard to hide and not smile!
Food cravings: honeycrisp apples, PINEAPPLE like crazy, and now bagels with cream cheese
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!
Gender: Our little bundle of joy is a girl!
Symptoms: A few headaches and then just tiredness but I think that is from work madness, not just baby girl!
Belly Button in or out? In, but finally noticing movement towards out
Wedding rings on or off? On with lots of room still, fingers crossed!
Labor Signs: nope
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: The month of March in general, going to be a FUN busy month! We fly to CA next weekend to visit friends, then have my grandparents visiting, then our 2 year anniversary and then its spring break and we changed our honeymoon to sunny VEGAS instead of rainy Seattle. So excited!
Peace sign from the baby girl back from our 2/14 ultrasound, so cute!