22 Weeks

Sunday, March 30, 2014




How far along?  22 weeks

Maternity clothes?
  Yes, of course.  Altho I am wearing a lot of my cardigans that aren't maternity.


Stretch marks?
  Not one.


Sleep: 
Sleep has been great.  Altho I'm getting up once a night to either pee or chug a huge glass a milk.


Best moment this week:
  A surprise visit from family Thursday night.
 


Miss Anything?
  Missing out on purchasing and wearing all these super cute spring/summer clothes. 


Movement:
  For sure.  We have a kicker in there.  I love watching my better while he/she is kicking.  So surreal. 


Food cravings:
  I'm not a huge sweet person, but I crave anything sweet.  I did when I was pregnant with Vinny too.  I need to knock it off since my glucose test is fast approaching!


Anything making you queasy or sick:
  Nope!


Gender:
  Nobody knows and won't for another 17 more weeks!


Labor Signs:
  No.


Belly Button in or out?
  In but I think it's thinking of poking out soon.


Wedding rings on or off?
  On


Happy or Moody most of the time: 
Happy!


Looking forward to: 
Nesting.  I am actually starting to a little now.  Today's project: organize/clean out nursery #2 closet.  

21 Weeks

Friday, March 21, 2014

Oh this belly of mine.  It truly has a mind of it's own.  I wake up every morning feeling so cute and little.  By the afternoon I swear my belly has doubled. 




We had our anatomy ultrasound this week.  Chris, unfortunately, was not able to make the appointment.  I won't lie, I secretly was contemplating finding out the gender.  I figured if Chris wasn't there, I could just play along for the next 18 weeks and pretend like I don't know.  Who am I kidding?  I could never keep that sort of secret.  Besides, as much as curiousity is trying to get the best of me this pregancy, I truly want to be surprised in the delivery room.  So, nobody knows this baby's gender.  Not even my doctor.

Since I was alone, I sat by myself in the ultrasound room for what seemed like forever before my technician came in.  My mind swirled and swirled.  I got hot.  I felt like I was going to throw up.  There's nothing that would lead me to believe that something was wrong this pregnancy, but I can't help but worry.  I don't remember worrying about this with Vinny.  Maybe since everything was so new with my first pregnancy I didn't have time to think of that.  This pregnancy, since I know what's to come, I spend my time worrying and wondering.  All I want is a healthy baby. That's all anyone truly wants, right? 

My technician came in and started the ultrasound.  I felt my heart pounding.  There were a few times where she went silent and just stared at the screen.  Of course I kept asking if everything was ok.  And it was.  After approximately a half hour of checking out this babe she gave me the green light saying that he or she looks perfectly healthy.  Such a relief.  I could finally relax and breathe.


How far along?  21 weeks

Maternity clothes?
  Comfort is key to me so, yes. 


Stretch marks?
  None.  


Sleep: 
I sleep like a rock. 


Best moment this week:
  Finding out that this little peanut is healthy!


Miss Anything?
 


Movement:
  All.The.Time.  He/she is kicking me as a type :)


Food cravings:
  Still on the Taco Bell train.  I even had it for lunch today.  No shame. 


Anything making you queasy or sick:
  Nope!


Gender:
  We'll find out in July!  I did get to see a 3D profile pic of this little peanut at our ultrasound and all I could think was that he/she looked like a boy.


Labor Signs:
  No.


Belly Button in or out?
  In 


Wedding rings on or off?
  On


Happy or Moody most of the time: 
Happy!


Looking forward to: 
Spending the weekend with my little family.  The days get so hectic and busy during the week that I crave the weekends where can just relax, stay in our jammies and enjoy each other. 

Half Baked

Friday, March 14, 2014

Well hello there half way mark! 

While I sit and type I reminisce about the first half of this pregnancy part of me feels it went by super fast and another part feels it went by so sloooow.  Regardless, I made it.  WE made it.  She/he is half baked.  Only 19 more weeks until my cut date.  Let the countdown begin!

This time around I definitely feel and look bigger sooner than I did while pregnant with Vinny.  (click here for my 20 week belly shot my last pregnancy.) I'm trying to embrace it.  Even if that means trying to squeeze myself into non-maternity shirts still...

 



I almost get asked daily if we intend to find out what we are having this time around.  And, just like we did with Vinny, we are not going to find out the gender next week at our anatomy ultrasound.  It's funny how so many people can't believe we are waiting.  I get shocked faces, and, of course, everyone's 2 cents.

We are having a baby. I have a little miracle inside my belly right now. No matter if it's a boy or girl, it's going to be awesome.


I successfully designed a gender neutral nursery while I was pregnant with Vinny.  I don't have a doubt that I can't design another one.  And who says the closet can't be filled with clothes before baby girl/boy gets here?  Sure it won't be a closet full of blue or pink, but trust me, it will be filled.  Besides, who is to say I can't place a substantial order on www.gap.com while I'm still in the hospital recovering from my c-section? :)

Altho I didn't blog my first half of my pregnancy I do plan on answering the same questions as I did when I was pregnant with Vinny for the reminder of my pregnancy.  So, let's do this.


How far along?  20 weeks

Maternity clothes?  Here and there.  I definitely feel a lot more comfortable in maternity clothes.

Stretch marks?  None.  Lathering up daily with cocoa butter!

Sleep:  Yes please! 

Best moment this week:  Finally getting outside with Vinny to enjoy the sunshine and weather.  This seriously has to the be longest winter ever.  I cannot wait for it to be over. 

Miss Anything?  A nice glass of red wine would be ideal right now. 

Movement:  I started feeling baby girl/boy move about 2 weeks ago.  I love feeling all these little flutters, kicks and punches. 

Food cravings:  Taco Bell.  I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope!

Gender:  Not an idea.  Altho I had my first dream about this little peanut the other night. I dreamt she was a girl! 

Labor Signs:  No, thankfully.

Belly Button in or out?  Still in, huge and wide. 

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  I'm generally happy.  Altho I have been more sensitive this pregnancy.  The littlest of things make me cry or scream.

Looking forward to:  The weekend.  It 's been a long week at work. 

Hello? ... h e l l o ?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hi.  Hello.  Or shall I say, helloooooo?

It's been a while huh?  And by a while I mean like almost 7 months since my last post.

Unbelievable.

I don't even know if anyone still follows me.  I wouldn't.  I could start to go on and on with the million excuses why I haven't blogged in so long, but nah.

A lot has happened in the last 6 months.  The highlights are as follows:

Vinny is now an 18 monther.

I left the comfort of my downtown law firm job of almost 12 years and got a new job in the 'burbs which is closer to home, pays more and allows me to spend more time with my family.

I made it through my busiest season of photography yet last fall.

We spent our first Christmas not traveling to Chicago.  Ohhh I could write a whole blog post on how nice it was to be home, not having to travel and staying in our pjs all day while drinking hot chocolate.

And we are expecting.  I'm currently 18 weeks pregnant!  Vinny is going to be a big brother in July!


Can you say holy thunder thighs?!  My gosh.  Lay off the Oreos girl.

I hope to be back on my blogging routine.  I've missed it.  There's so many bits and pieces of our lives that I wish I would have blogged so I could look back and read them over and over.  It might be a little late in the game to start a new year's resolution, but I've never been one to follow the rules anyways.  So here's to blogging again in 2014!  
 

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