Friday, February 26, 2010

Bump Day -- 17 Weeks

(Not gonna lie, this is letting it out as much as I can, note the weird second mini bump, that's the Easter candy bump. I can still suck a good portion of it in which usually means it's still not all baby. Le sigh. Never thought I'd be bummed I didn't have a belly....or that I would post a picture of my flab on the Internet.)

How far along? 17 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: This week, up 1 pound. Total, still down 2. I think my days of losing are behind me. Oh well, I am growing a human after all!

Maternity Clothes? I'm breaking down and buying some maternity scrub pants. It's just not pretty or comfortable anymore. No body needs to see my crack! Thankfully I found some pants online for only $19.99 a pair. I'm not messing with the tops, I will just wear a maternity tee.

Sleep: Slowly starting to get some more spunk back!

Stretch marks: No, but as I start filling out I'm looking at my stomach with a fine tooth comb, just waiting for one to pop up.

Best moment this week: My MIL has started coming up with "grandma" names when she signs her emails to me. So far we have the Graminator and Gramalicious. I almost peed my pants.

Movement: Yes ma'am! Not much during the day, but as soon as I get home from work and put my feet up it's nonstop swimming in there! I just wonder what he/she is doing...laps??

Food cravings: Well my sweet tooth is back. I wouldn't call it a craving, but I'm definitely indulging in the chocolate a bit more. Damn you irresistible Easter candy!

Gender: I could go either way this week....mother's intuition is starting to wear off. Don't forget to cast your vote!

Labor Signs: Nada.

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss: Feeling cute. I'm in the phase where regular clothes look bad, but maternity is still too big....and naked is by far the worse. Oh, and the zits that keep popping up on my face aren't helping either. We won't even mention the fact that I STILL haven't done anything about my hair and my eyebrows are starting to look outta control. At least once I day I ask my hubby how he can even stand to look at me.

What I'm looking forward to: Looking like a cute pregnant woman with that motherly glow everyone talks about.

Weekly Wisdom: When you continuly hear people balk, "OMG you're FOUR months pregnant?!?" in reaction to your non-existent bump....try not to punch them in the face.

Milestones: Maternity shopping with my mom! It was our first mother-daughter pregnancy experience....I think she got just as big a kick out of that fake bump as the hubs did!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Flashback Friday (a little early)

Friday Flashbacks!

So one of my good friends has a new Celebrity Gossip blog and has started Flashback Fridays! This weeks topic is 80's TV star. Be sure to go check her out and post your own favorite 80s star before they were famous! Here's mine:

Leonardo DiCaprio

Long before he was saving people on the Titanic, he was Luke the homeless boy on Growing Pains. I had a HUGE grade school crush on him!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ummm....why was I here again?

I find myself muttering this more and more everyday. I've always been a pretty responsible person. Not someone who forgets things easily. The girl who could go to the grocery store with no list and still manage to remember everything she needs. Dates and schedules? No problem. I've got a Blackberry built into my brain.

Yeah. Well....not anymore

Pregnancy brain has kicked in BIG time! Half the time I swear I'd leave my own head at home if it weren't attached!! Take yesterday for example..I went to CVS for 2 things..TWO! You think I managed to leave with both items? Nope.

I blame it on the Easter Candy. I got distracted by the pretty colors and the beautiful array of chocolaty goodness. So I forgot the face least I have the family sized bag of Cadbury Eggs to get me through the day week.
And now today I sit here at work and realize...I didn't put on any deodorant this morning.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 wife is pregnant?

So during this whole pregnancy, I've whined commented to my husband that some days I think he forgets I'm even pregnant. I hear about all these other husbands who talk to the baby all the time and dote on their wife hand and foot. I rarely get any of that. Hmph. Perhaps I need one of those husbands instead. I kid. Don't get me wrong, he's over the moon excited, he just shows it in a different way...which usually in my eyes is the wrong way.

Well over the weekend my hubs and parents trekked over to the outlet malls to peruse the Motherhood Maternity store. It's at that point I think it finally hit him.

The five positive pregnancy tests...(yes five, a girls gotta be sure)
Our first ultrasound, seeing the little peanut on screen
Hearing the heartbeat
My somewhat growing, flabbier belly
Picking up our baby furniture
Wandering the overwhelming aisles of Babies R Us

None of this seemed to do the trick.....

But trying on maternity clothes with that ridiculous fake, Velcro on bump....
that's what did it for him?

I walked out of the fitting room and the look on his face was of utter shock. OMG, my wife really is pregnant. And he must have told me about 5 more times that weekend how cool it was to see me actually look pregnant. If I knew all it was going to take for him was to see a fake baby belly, I'd have shoved a pillow up my shirt months ago! Boys are funny.

I only wish we'd have thought to snap a quick cell phone picture to post...I really did look about 20 months pregnant, it was rather amusing. Oh well. Maybe next time. Here's a few of the things I picked up! Hurry up spring (and baby belly) I want to bust out my new digs!

I'm thinking red shoes...way more fun!

This side rucheing business seems to be the rage in the maternity world. I must admit, it is rather flattering...and as the sales lady so wisely said, it helps you look pregnant, not just fat. to my ears, sign me up for about 20 of those!

I think I actually "squeed" when I saw polos. The world is where it should staple spring/summer shirt. The one I got is yellow...I'm sure more will be added to the collection considering my non preg wardrobe has practically one in every color.

The classic white shirt. Note the elastic under the boobs...that's key! Otherwise those blousy ones just look like mumus! It looked especially good with my black polka dot bra underneath.....

Friday, February 19, 2010

Bump Day -- 16 Weeks

How far along? 16 weeks....holy crap that's 4 months! Time's a-flyin' now!

Total weight gain/loss: Up 3 pounds this week. Yikes! Looks like all that snacking is catching up to me! Still down 2 pounds overall.

Maternity Clothes? Still just jeans..and to be honest, they're kinda big, but I wear them cause it makes me feel more pregnant. I also bit the bullet and ordered a ton from the Old Navy sale. As expected about half worked...surprisingly the capri's and shorts did. Most of the tops and both dresses were WAY to big and had no shape....I've learned with my body, a defined waist below the boobs is a must!

Sleep: Still waiting on this so called 2nd tri energy. Monday I fell asleep on the couch at 8:30. We did have a busy week though and friends in town over the I think was just exhausted.

Best moment this week: Laying in bed and feeling a few pokes!! I just wish the hubby could feel too....soon enough I suppose!

Movement: Yep! (see above) I feel the flutters at least once a day now, most notably after eating something sugary...nothing like giving the baby a sugar high!

Food cravings: Nothing new. Still digging the chips and ranch dressing. Also picked up a bag of reeses's peanut butter hearts half price after Vday....there's only one left. Guess my sweet tooth is finding it's way wonder I packed on 3 pounds this week!

Gender: For the first time this whole pregnancy my mother's intuition has taken a 180 and I was totally feeling girl! Guess we will find out for sure next month! Feel free to take a guess in the sidebar poll.

Labor Signs: Nada.

Belly Button in or out? Still in....for awhile.

What I miss: Having the energy to stay awake past 9.

What I'm looking forward to: Still waiting to pop. I'm tired of just looking fatter...bring on the bump!!

Weekly Wisdom: Eating crappy foods really just makes you feel like crap. Apparently this eating healthy thing isn't just a crock of bull!

Milestones: Picked up the baby furniture! Got it all unwrapped and safely stowed away in the beer warehouse. Can't wait to have a nursery to set it all up in!! Guess I better stop dragging my feet with this whole house hunting business!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shiny Happy People

So my bestest friend over at If I Only Had the Words must have picked up on my grumpy gus mood yesterday and decided to turn that frown upside down with an award. So now instead of dwelling on all the annoyances in my life, you all get to hear the top 10 things that make me happy....not quite as fun, but I'll oblige.

1. The hubs. You'd all think I was pretty cold hearted if I didn't list him first right?
2. Our growing little peanut. I'm getting anxious now to find out what's in there, I always knew deep down I didn't have the willpower to wait until delivery day!
3. The lake. Sigh....winter months really kill the boating season!

4. College football!

5. My BIRTHDAY!! Less than four months away people, better get shopping!

6. My pups. Even though they drive me crazy 99% of the time, I still love 'em!

7. Cadbury eggs. And since the retail world celebrates all holidays early, I've been enjoying them since January already!

8. Cards in the mail. Like real actual snail mail. Usually our mailbox is full of bills and junk mail so on the rare occasion we get an actual letter, I love it!

9. My DVR. Without it I'd miss all the trashy shows I so enjoy.

10. Pay Day!! Who doesn't like a little reward after slaving away at work??

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Things that make me go hmmmm....

Every morning my husband manages to drain the entire hot water tank leaving me with a cold shower. How is this even possible?!? It's a HUGE tank. He claims he's only been in there 10 minutes, yeah, try 30. And thanks for the ice bath.

Come tax season...what's with all the dancing Uncle Sam's and Lady Liberty's? They don't make me want to file my taxes with you, they just make me feel sorry for the poor shmuck you made dress up in that stupid costume and risk their life by standing in the street during rush hour traffic. Find a new marketing ploy. Perhaps you can borrow the gecko?

All the people who thought the movie Valentine's Day sucked because it had sooo many actors in it and you only saw them on screen for a short time. Really people? Did you not see the previews? They made it pretty clear how the movie was going to go, not like they hid the HUGE cast list from you. If that's the reason you didn't like it, it's your own damn fault, pay better attention next time.

Heidi Klum's new maternity line. What pregnant woman in her right mind would wear a unitard with hooker heels? Oh yeah...a super model with a perfect bod.

The Bachelor. I just don't think I could fall madly in love with a guy I know is making out with every other girl and feeding her the same bullshit lines. Are women really that desperate?

Vera Bradley bags. Enough said.

How every week the days drag by....but the weekends are gone in a flash. So not fair. I think I have a case of the Tuesdays...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Bump Day -- 15 Weeks

How far along? 15 weeks!

Total weight gain/loss: Down a pound. Total loss 5 pounds.

Maternity Clothes? Just the jeans for now. Though Old Navy is having a killer sale and I currently have about 15 items in my cart. Haha. It's all spring and summer stuff, so I'm hesitant to order now, but 40% off, can I really pass that up!?
Stretch marks? Nada

Sleep: Some days I'm noticing more energy, others I'm ready to crash by 7. This week has be BUSY so I chalk it up to that.

Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat on the doppler for the first time. That little thump thump will melt your heart every time.
Movement: Little flutters here and there. It's not everyday yet and no pokes or prods, but I love it!
Food cravings: Hot dogs, ranch dressing and potato chips. I've had hot dogs for dinner twice in the past week...and not the healthy turkey variety either. The fatty, delicious, stadium style dogs. Yum. And I switched to the lower fat kettle chips, but now I'm drowning them in ranch dressing, so I think they've cancelled each other out. Oh well. I'm still down 5 pounds.
Gender: Still holding out for boy....but I saw some adorable little tutus that helped me come to terms with the possibility of Team Pink. Either way, I will love it to pieces.
Labor Signs: Nope, but I think I felt one of those round ligament pains my doc warned me about. Ouch!
Belly Button in or out? In. And unless this baby moves outta my crotch it's no where near endangerment of popping out!
What I miss: Nothing really. We even had our huge portfolio wine tasting ALL day Tuesday and everyone kept asking if I was bummed I couldn't drink.

What I'm looking forward to: Still waiting for that noticeable baby bump...that shows up in more than just my yoga pants.

Weekly Wisdom: Do not be fooled by the drawstring waist of scrub pants. When your belly starts to bulge they will automatically fall down making you resemble a ghetto thug or a plumber. Just remember folks, crack kills.

Milestones: Scheduling our BIG ultrasound for March 22! Let the countdown begin to finding out what kind of equipment this baby is packin'!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Is that a baby in your crotch or are you just happy to see me?

When I say I'm carrying "low" I feel that's an understatement. If I could say I'm carrying this baby in my crotch, it would be more accurate. Hello baby....your mama has a really LONG torso, why don't you take advantage of that and stretch out a bit. Thanks.

Body hugging sweater dresses on normal women. Cute. Body hugging sweater dresses on an obvious pregnant lady. Cute. Body hugging sweater dresses on a semi pregnant lady who just looks fat. Not cute. Le sigh.

Naming a pretend baby for fun. Easy. Naming a real baby for the rest of it's life. Hard. Our current front runners

Girl: Brooke Elizabeth EyeCanSee (I think it's cute her initials would be "BEE")
Boy: James {Jamie} David EyeCanSee (David for my maiden name)

My whole life I always said I didn't want to know the sex of the baby. Finding out in the delivery room is one of lifes last big surprises. My husband does not agree. Usually he's not the, "I put my foot down" kinda guy....but with this he will not waver. Not one bit. He claims we have to know to plan. Well we've already bought the bedding and the furniture...pretty much planned the whole non-existent nursery. We've decided all major baby items (car seat, stroller, etc) we will go gender neutral so future children can use too. So what exactly are we planning for?? Other than clothes. I'm at a loss on how to win this battle. Pretty sure we will be finding out at the 20 week ultrasound. Perhaps my negotiating skills will be better with the next one.

Professional maternity photos, casts of your belly and 3D/4D ultrasounds freak me out. I will not be doing any of them.

I really want a boy first. Most of my life I said I wanted 3 boys and 1 girl. I don't think I could handle raising more than one of me. Not gonna lie, I was kind of a brat. My fear is that if I find out it's a girl, my first reaction will be disappointment. And that makes me a horrible mom.

I can feel the baby move already. Call it bullshit if you want. I know they say most first timers don't feel anything until 16-18 weeks. Bollux. I've never felt this sensation before. Ever. Not one other time in my 28 1/2 years of life have a I felt a fluttering in my uterus. It's not gas. It's not my stomach. It's the baby. And it's amazing.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bump Day - 14 Weeks

(I really do own other clothes....but for the sake of these early photos, I thought it might be easier to spot a bump if I wear the same thing every week.)

How far along? 14 weeks....hello 2nd Trimester!
Total weight gain/loss: Up the 2 pounds I lost last week, back to my original 4 pound loss overall. The funny thing is on Tuesday after my 2 day vomfest I was down 2 more apparently since then I've actually gained 4 pounds? I think it's time to get a new scale....cause whenever the number is something you don't like, it's always the scale right?
Maternity Clothes? So I gave those Gap maternity jeans a second chance over the weekend. Well after a 3 hour car ride they stretched out some and now I finally get why everyone is so in love with maternity pants....they're the most comfortable thing I've ever owned. I can still fit into my regular jeans just fine, but I think I'll trade them in for elastic waist comfort!
Stretch marks? No...but I've rounded out enough I may bust out the cocoa butter. It probably won't help the inevitable, but it will make me feel better.
Sleep: Yes please! With the exception of potty breaks, I don't think I left the bed for 3 days.
Best moment this week: Getting anti-vom pills from my OBGYN. It's like the miracle drug.
Movement: Nada.
Food cravings: Anything I could keep down....which wasn't much. I ate ALOT of dry toast. Yesterday I braved some chicken fingers, you'd think I'd died and gone to food heaven.
Gender: Mother's intuition still says boy.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out? In. I'm voting it stays in the whole time. I'm not a turkey timer for heavens sake!
What I miss: Advil. Tylenol is a useless drug....useless!
What I'm looking forward to: My doctors appt on Wed! I'm still at the in between phase where I'm not really showing and I don't feel any movement so sometimes I doubt it's still in there....any medical verification that I really am a human incubator is good!
Weekly Wisdom: Being sick when you're not pregnant sucks. Being sick when you are pregnant is like 1000 times worse. I guess that's not really wisdom, but I spent most of the week with my head in a toilet so cut me some slack, I'm a little short on the wisdom today.
Milestones: The two grandmothers to be have joined forces and purchased our nursery furniture! YAY! I burst into tearstold my mom it was too soon, but she couldn't pass up a good bargain....JC Penney was having a super sale after all! We're going to keep it in the beer warehouse, appropriate don't you think, until we get a house or decide we're never moving and turn the office into a nursery. I'm hoping for the house. Either way, isn't it beautiful!!

(Both pieces will be Espresso like the crib)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A rose by any other name is just as sweet

I'm going to let you all in on a little secret. My last name is NOT actually "EyeCanSee."
Shocker...I know.
I'll take a moment while you all gasp in disbelief.
My last name is in fact a German catastrophe that sorta, kinda, sounds like Eye-Gun-See or Eye-Can-See depending on who says it and how jacked up it gets in translation.

Now. In the three years I've known my husband I've never messed it up. He told me once, prior to our first date in fact, how to both spell and pronounce his last name and that's all it took. Apparently I'm a genius, because for the rest of the human population this is not the case.

I knew after living 27 1/2 years with the last name 'David' that I was in a for a real ride when I voluntarily took on the hubs name. After years of being asked "Last Name" and saying David, only to be given the stink eye and told again, "No Ma'am, LAST name" I was glad to be taking a name that most definitely was NOT a first name. Though really people...I have boobs and am wearing a skirt, clearly my first name is not David.

When I went to the BMV to get my Driver's License changed, all happy and giddy in Newlywed bliss, the woman behind the counter very seriously asked if I was SURE I wanted to do this. Wow. That's a little rude. Well now I'm beginning to know why.

In the last few days I've had to spell my name over the phone to various people. E-I-G (what, did you say C?) NO. G as in Gary. S-E-E (what, V-D-B?) OMG I'm going to strangle you. I've resorted to full out A as in apple, B as in Boy spelling and people still get it wrong. They repeat it back to you and I'm like, what, was that a niner in there?! Where did you even get half those letters?

This folks, is the name I get to saddle my future children with. My 5 year old will most definitely flunk kindergarten for being unable to spell his own last name. And the clincher is....we're not even German! Not 1 lousy percent. Try explaining that to the one freak who pronounces your name right and then starts speaking to you in German. Oi-vay!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Stink. Stank. Stunk.




That pretty much sums up the last few days.
In fact I've been so out of it, I forgot I had scheduled my hair post.
What a fun surprise to re-join the land of the living and see my blog friends are behind the "Go Brown" movement! Now if I could only get my hubby and mom on board. Oh well, they'll learn to love it!

Last week I woke up with a sore throat and some kick ass nausea complete with dry heaves.
Awesome. Talk about a welcome mat to 2nd Tri.
I plugged on through the weekend feeling ok.
By Monday I felt like I was on deaths door.
Hello Grim Reaper, so nice of you to stop by.
My cold turned into a stomach bug by Monday afternoon.
Let me just say, stomach juices on a throat that already felt like it was on fire...NOT fun!
Needless to say, I haven't really had much to eat or drink in the past 2 days
so my OB prescribed an anti-nausea drug late last night.
I'm in heaven.
Loopy, half delirious, medicated heaven.

So don't be surprised if I leave some wacky comments today while I catch up on everyone's lives!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

So Brunettes have just as much fun...right?

Every so often I get this urge to dye my hair back to it's natural color. I think that's brown. Verdicts still out. For the past 3 years it's been blonde highlighted. The hubs is more of a blonde guy, so when the dark itch hits me, I just shove it under the rug. Well I'm sick of looking at these roots, but it's reminded me how much I actually like my real hair color. I'm sick of spending beaucoup bucks higlighting all the time and with baby on the way I want something low maintenence and way cheaper.

So I'm thinking of taking the plunge.

I'll probably only last through the spring/early summer before adding a few hightlights again. What can I say...I'm a blonde at heart. I was a toe head as a kid afterall.

Here's this summer after I chopped off the locks and went pretty highlighted

I don't have any pictures of the last time I went dark...they're all in storage. But here's what I'm thinking.

Brown to be Wild

Or Foxy Brown

So what do you think. Go brown or stay blonde?