Friday, January 29, 2010

Bump Day - 13 weeks

(Pay no attention to my awful roots. There will be a post about this dilemma early next week!)

How far along? 13 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Down two more pounds this week, for a total loss of 6. I actually cried about it this morning and made my husband weigh himself to make sure the scale wasn't broken. I've been losing and gaining the same 4 pounds this whole time, but to lose 2 pounds, 2 weeks in a row has me stressed to the max. Does a mother ever stop worrying about her baby?? It's going to be a loooong 10 days till our next doctor's appt.
Maternity clothes? I tried the Belly Band with my jeans last week. I think all people should own one, even the non preggo's (for the record I HATE, LOATHE that word)... ya know, for those all you can eat buffet situations. It was pretty awesome. I also bought a pair of maternity jeans. Figure I better start the search could take me the rest of my pregnancy to find a pair I like. Verdict still out on the ones from Gap. How are they supposed to fit? I'm not sold yet. They fit great in the bum and legs, but I feel the tummy area is too snug. Le sigh.
Stretch marks? God no
Sleep: Restless. I think my hips are stretching or something because I wake up and it hurts like a mo-fo to lay on my sides. My stomach is out at this point. Hopefully back sleeping is still safe. Oh...and I'm still rockin' the 9PM bed time. I may never give it up.
Best moment this week: Buying oreos at the grocery store. Sometimes, it's the little things.
Movement: On two separate occasions I felt this weird fluttering in the exact same place. It's still too soon to be feeling baby, so I guess it was just the ole uterus growing again. (I like to think it was the baby though :)
Food cravings: Still nothing. I guess oreos, but I ate two and was over it. Lame.
Gender: This week I'm less sure it's a boy. Kind of feeling indifferent.
Labor Signs: Nope. Thank God.
Belly Button in or out? In. My bloat...I mean "bump" is WAY low. No belly button infringement yet.
What I miss: My sex drive. Please come back. I miss you....and so does my husband.
What I am looking forward to: Looking into a pre-natal yoga class now that I'm past 12 weeks.
Weekly Wisdom: Just because you can eat an entire bag of potato chips in one sitting doesn't mean you should. You will want to vomit later and be miserable for the rest of the night.
Milestones: I've added crazy pregnant lady emotions to my list of symptoms. Not sure if that's a "milestone" or not, but I thought I was lucky enough to be passing that one up. HA! No such luck. This week I actually cried...because I was crying. Let the roller coaster begin!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I ruined the mojo

So as you may or may not already know, my family are HUGE K-State Wildcat fans. It started in high school for me. My older brother was in college and the family started going down to Manhattan, KS aka the "Little Apple" for some of the football games. At 14 I wasn't a big fan, but I liked the atmosphere of the stadium and watching the cheerleaders and the band. By 15 my parents bought season tickets, but they only bought two. I got a season ticket with my brother in the student section....where I got to sit every week with him and all his fraternity brothers. Umm..hello, this was football I could get into. I eventually learned the game, for the most part, and was so excited when we moved back to KC that for the first time in 10 years I would get to go to the games. We've even worked on turning my hubby into a fan....and I can't wait to dress our little peanut in purple for his/her first official game!
Baby's first official K-State outfit. I couldn't resist.

Now onto the part where I ruined the mojo. K-State was never good at basketball. We left that to the lesser school in our state, KU (blech!) Well this year our little Cats have gone and taken a turn for the better, being ranked in the top 10 for a good portion of the season. (Until I ruined the mojo) Even taking down the #1 team last week, the Texas Longhorns! They were on a roll....until I stepped foot into the Octagon of Doom. (Yes, they really call it that) Saturday the Wildcats were playing unranked Oklahoma State, so my brother graciously offered his tickets to me and the hubs. Excited for my first ever basketball game, seeing Willie the Wildcat in something other than his football garb, I was stoked. Well as soon as the game started, the excitement pretty much wore off. Who was this team?!? They couldn't make a shot, rebounds..forget it, and apparently free throws hadn't been on the agenda during practice. They were down right horrible. You can guess the outcome, a big fat loss. I am never allowed to step foot in the arena again. I ruined the mojo.
Before the games started. We were still smiling and expletives weren't flying outta my mouth. Good thing the baby can't hear yet....
We got there early (as you can see from the empty stands) to watch the teams warm up...perhaps they should have started practicing earlier. At least our seats rocked...6th row baby!
Willie the Wildcat...our faithful mascot. (I have a small obsession with him)

We play #2 ranked KU this Saturday...our biggest rival. I don't even know if I'll be allowed to watch it on TV....for mojo's sake of course. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bump Day

How far along? 12 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Down 2 from last week for a total loss of 4. Hmmm....had to check that number 3 times after eating like a P-I-G PIG all weekend long. Guess I won't complain!
Maternity clothes? Nope...I think it's kind of an accomplishment really. I did buy three maternity shirts at Gap last week....not because I needed them, but it was a super sale! Oh...and get this for irony. My jeans, still fitting fine. My scrubs....with a drawstring waist....snug around the pooch. WTF? I thought I'd be able to sport the scrubs through this whole ordeal. Guess not!
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: Still going to bed at 9pm. I hope this energy everyone talks about in the 2nd Tri isn't some huge pregnancy myth or I'm gonna be one pissed mama!
Best moment this week: Discovering my soft squishy pudge has turned into a firm TEENY, TINY, ITTY BITTY bump that does not disappear overnight like the bloat did.
Movement: nope....other than the gas. Now there's a side effect no one tells you about!
Food cravings: Cereal. Multi grain cheerios to be exact. The nausea has come back a bit again this week, so nothing too crazy.
Gender: Still thinking boy. The feeling is getting stronger too...I don't sense girl at all!
Labor Signs: Nope. Thank God.
Belly Button in or out? Still in...does it really ever have to pop out? Outties give me the creeps.
What I miss: The brief time I was nausea free! Please come back!
What I am looking forward to: 2nd Trimester...only 1 week, 3 days to go!
Weekly Wisdom: If you're trying to have a baby....keep up on your hair. Otherwise 12 weeks in you'll have some SCARY roots. I know they say it's harmless....but I'm paranoid and waiting to get out of 1st Tri before touching these bad boys up.
Milestones: We are under 200 days people!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Open letter

Dear inventor of the self flushing toilet,

Next time you decide to create something that's supposed to make our lives easier, make sure it actually works. I'd prefer it NOT flush when I'm sitting on it, my booty does not need a midday shower. No matter what I do, no matter how still I sit or how I've even contemplating holding my breath so as not to set it off with my apparently heavy still flushes every time mid business. You know when it doesn't flush. When I actually stand up to leave. Ya know...when it's supposed to! So if you could go ahead and fix those problems for the next generation of automatic flushers, that would be great.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Modified cooking

So you may or may not have noticed that Tasty Tuesday has disappeared yet again. Well I'm sure you all could guess that during the last few weeks the last thing on my mind has been cooking. I've eaten more cereal for dinner since I've been pregnant than I did back in my college days. My poor hubby hasn't said one word, God love him. (It helps that I stock the freezer with pizza rolls for my not so good nights) On the rare occasion I actually feel like making my way into the kitchen it has to be something easy with minimal ingredients. Here's a few of our new found faves for anyone looking for a quick, no fuss dinner!

Bean burritos. Aka. The lazy mans dinner. Seriously. Heat up beans. Put in tortilla. Add sour cream, salsa, cheese, etc. Eat. And the Taco Bell ones are the best canned ones I've found. Delish!

I discovered these frozen turkey meatballs one day...they're to die for. And as far as jar sauces go....Emeril is the man. BAM! You can heat up the sauce and meatballs while the water for the pasta is boiling. Easiest meal ever and it's a surefire husband pleaser.

Ok. So frozen pizza is a bit of a stretch in terms of actual cooking, but Freschetta is the shiz and I had to throw it in the mix!

I used to turn my nose up at these boxed dinners....but the Chicken Fried rice is REALLY good! Add your own chicken and scrambled egg and voila...dinner!

So there you have it. Cooking for the kitchen impaired....or for the so extremely nauseous the thought of cooking makes you wanna vom. Bon Appetite!

Monday, January 18, 2010

From jello shots to onsies

Oh the good ole days circa 2006

One of my bestest friends Nikki came to visit me for the weekend! I kind of had to laugh as I thought of things for us to do and how times had changed since our college days. With both of us pregnant I certainly didn't have to worry about late nights and hitting up all the hippest bars. The jello shots and bottles of wine instead replaced with decaf lattes and bottles of water. (Did you know they make decaf espresso...I didn't. I feel like I've died and gone to heaven!!)

We had a great time indulging in lots of yummy food, including this new yogurt place....twice. (Don't judge, we're eating for two..haha) We met Gwen, fellow KC blogger, for an afternoon of pottery painting. I hadn't done anything like that in years and can't wait to see how my snowman cookie jar came out! We chatted and I picked her pregnancy brain, at 27 weeks she makes me look like a novice. We ate some more, can't come to KC without a little BBQ, and caught the movie Leap Year. (super cute chic flick BTW)

I was actually kind of glad my hubs was out of town cause we got to spend some QT time just the girls...and I couldn't tell you the last time we did that! Some days it's hard be so far from my friends, but weekends like this make me appreciate the time we get together!

Thanks for the great weekend Nikki!! Can't wait till your baby shower in March!

Friday, January 15, 2010

11 Weeks

(Sorry for the crappy pic this week...I was in a hurry this morning! Is that a little bump I spy?)

How far along? 11 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Still down 2...woo hoooo!!
Maternity clothes? No, but by the end of the day I'm definitely ready to put on my lazy pants
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: Well considering I'm averaging about 10 hours a night, I'd say pretty good. The middle of the night potty breaks get kind of old though
Best moment this week: My nausea is fading!
Movement: nope
Food cravings: Potato chips! Plain, boring, salty, greasy potato chips....the kettle cooked ones are even better. If I'm not careful...I will down a bag in one sitting. Yikes! Still digging my morning smoothies too.
Gender: This week I'm thinking boy, but probably only because I'm excited we may have actually settled on a boy name!
Labor Signs: Nope...but there's been some growing and stretching down there this week.
Belly Button in or out? Still in
What I miss: Staying awake past 9PM and sleeping thought the night.
What I am looking forward to: An actual baby bump
Weekly Wisdom: If you like a name...and it's not completely ridiculous....stop worrying what everyone else thinks!
Milestones: Getting my appetite back! Alleluia! And buying the nursery bedding. The one we liked best was on sale at Pottery Barn Kids and being discontinued....couldn't pass it up!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Heat Wave!!

Bust out the suntan lotion and flip flops people!
Today the sun was shining and it was a balmy 46 degrees!
The mountains of snow are slowly melting
and some of the idiots outside are walking around with no coats on.

(Come on people! It's still only 46!)

I know it's just a fluke...
we're still in the pains of winter...
but baby, I'll take it!

So technology is a good thing right?

So over the weekend I finally bought a new cell phone. I've now officially joined the android nation. (whatever that even means) My old phone was in great disrepair, complete with peeling keys. For the first time though, I was actually sad to be giving up a phone. Usually I'm giddy with excitement, but me and the ole Palm Centro had a great life. RIP.

I've also come to the conclusion that the first few weeks I have a new phone, it's a love hate relationship. They make them so hard to figure out these days. No more can you just turn it on and go. I actually had to bust out and read the manual. And that was just to figure out how to answer a call. Still trying to figure out the Internet on this thing and what's the deal with all the apps?? Do I really need something that simulates farts or tells me at what point in the movie is a good time to take a potty break?? Apparently I was happy living in a world with outdated technology!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Houston....we have a problem

Well it's been a whirlwind 24 hours to say the least.
Last night, about 10:30 I was laying in bed watching tv
I started hearing what I thought was the ceiling.
Nah...probably just the dishwasher or someone in the floors above us flushed the toilet.

(The perks of living on the 1st floor)

No....I most definitely hear trickling water in the ceiling.
(Gee I sure hope we don't get flooded like last years disaster)
And then it happened.
Oh dear. There's water dripping from the smoke alarm.....

"HUN!!!!! I think the unit upstairs has flooded again!!!"

Yep. Sure enough. 13 months later...the same vacant unit, has the same pipe burst.
Within about 30 minutes we have water pouring out of our vents, lights, smoke alarms and sprinklers. Joy.

The unit upstairs is a swimming pool and we're acting as it's drain.

Luckily we were able to get everything valuable out of harms way
and emergency flood people arrived within an hour.
We were able to sleep in the building's guest room while they worked on sucking our place dry until about 5:00AM.

The biggest damage is the hardwood floors in the living room.
Which means we will get to live through floor demolition for the 3rd time in less than a year.
At least none of our personal things were ruined.
Now let's just pray we don't get mold....again!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Introducing Baby EyeCanSee

Ok. So I promise my blog isn't going to turn into Baby mania.
So all you non-baby readers out there don't worry!
I couldn't however, pass up the chance
to share with all of you our first official peanut picture!

(Don't you love how they mark it"baby" so you can tell which grayish black blobby to look at :) The head is on the right, feet on the left)

Our appt Friday went well!

We went in thinking we would just get to hear the little heartbeat on the doppler.

Unless there's a problem, my OB office doesn't routinely do an ultrasound

until the 20 week visit when you can find out the gender.
Well after searching around with the microphone for a minute and not finding much,
our Doctor said not to worry,
10 weeks can still sometimes be a little too soon to pick it up...
let's just do an ultrasound instead.

Fine by us!
So a few minutes later we saw our baby up on the big screen
Moving like crazy with a strong heartbeat of 173 beats per minute!!
The little bean was even measuring 3 days ahead of schedule...
looks like we have an overachiever on our hands!!
I thought I would get all emotional,
but it was just so surreal to see it
and hear the little 'thump. thump. thump'
that for once in my life I was speechless.

Friday, January 8, 2010

10 Weeks

Seems silly taking a picture...there really isn't a bump there, but this way in a few months when I'm actually sporting a baby belly I can look back at this and laugh and remember how huge I thought I was.

How far along? 10 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: Down 3 pounds (up 1 from original 4 lost) Not too shabby. My goal is to make it out of 1st Tri with less than 5 pounds of gain.
Maternity clothes? Nope. Not even close. Though it helps I wear scrubs and my jeans were a little loose to begin with.
Stretch marks? other than the ones I already had...nope. Am starting to notice more spider veins though....yikes!
Sleep: Still good, still sleeping in all positions. I'll be sad to one day lose my go, on the stomach sleeping.
Best moment this week: Going for our second appt today! Hope to hear the heartbeat!
Movement: Apparently the baby is moving like crazy, but it's only the size of a prune so I certainly don't feel it.
Food cravings: My magic Bullet smoothies and anything salty. Still haven't found my sweet can stay away forever as far as I'm concerned!
Gender: I don't have a clue. Not one. Hubby thinks it's a girl so does my mom.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out? Still in
What I miss: Eating without feeling sick. Not eating and feeling sick.
What I am looking forward to: Hearing the heartbeat today! Some times I still don't believe there's really anything in there!
Weekly Wisdom: If the mere thought of Chipotle makes you want to vomit...stop thinking about it and dear god don't attempt to eat it
Milestones: Reaching double digits today....I can almost see 2nd tri

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It really is magic...

I don't like milk.
I don't drink it.
I'm lucky to even put it on cereal.
I will eat yogurt or cottage cheese on occasion, but that's about it.
I don't want to have osteoporosis at age 30 and from what I've heard
this little growing baby is a calcium sucker.
And prenatal vitamins only cover like 23% of you daily value.

So my mom introduced me to the wonders of the Magic Bullet.
Not the sex toy you dirty pervs....
The best little blender EVER!

Well when Christmas came around, it was at the top of my list!
My mother in law got me the deluxe model
and I can honestly say I'm in love.

How this thing takes frozen chunks of fruit and whips them into the best smoothie ever
when my "top of the line" blender can't even blend ice I will never know.
But it's awesome.

I've made a different flavor each morning this week.
Here's today's concoction.
Peaches, Strawberries, plain yogurt, calcium fortified OJ & cranberry juice.
And the best part is, it's one of the few things that doesn't make me nauseous.
Even better!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

On my way to being one stylish mama!

So over our anniversary getaway
we hit up the outlets.
And what would a stop to the outlets be
if you didn't hit up the Coach store?
Well we picked a good day!
As we walked in the door I was handed a 20% off coupon.
So what's a girl to do?
Buy the most awesome diaper bag ever...
It was our first BIG baby purchase!
Everything's starting to feel so real lately,
and on Friday we get to hear the heartbeat!!
Only 212 days to go!
(wow....that seems like a looong time)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Anniversary wind down

Another year has come and gone!
We had a great Anniversary weekend ringing in 2010
New Year's Eve was pretty low key.
We had dinner with my parents and some friends
Watched the ball drop (11pm our time)
And went to bed.
The baby pretty much runs my sleep schedule these days....
I was lucky to stay awake past 9!
We didn't even manage to cut into our cake,
but I snagged a few photos.
Not too bad lookin' for a year in the freezer!
New Year's Day
We drove 3 1/2 hours to Big Cedar for our weekend getaway
The resort reminded me of the place they went to in Dirty Dancing.
Lot's of onsite things to do and several places to eat.
No Patrick Swayze though.
Here's our cute little one room cabin
Complete with Christmas tree!

The hubby bought me sparkling grape juice for toasting!
Apparently I'm going to carry all my baby weight in my boobs and face.
When did I get a 2nd chin?!? Yikes!

We ordered in room service.
Watched the Buckeyes win the Rose Bowl.
And tried to light a fire. Three times.
I guess I should have spent more time in Girl Scouts.

Saturday we had the BEST breakfast at one of the lodge restaurants.
We then ventured to Branson to sight see and shop

After shopping we checked out the Titanic museum.
I wanted to catch one of Branson's famous shows,
but they were all on break now after the holiday. Boo!

Saturday night we ate dinner at another one of the lodge restaurants.

My husband is in fact taller then me, but for some reason in pictures,

likes to hunch down and make me look like the Jolly Green giant.
At least I only have one chin in this one. WOO HOO!

We went back to the cabin and attempted a fire again
Woo hoo! Success!
OK. We cheated and went to Walmart and bought one of those fake logs.
Oh well. Fire is fire. Right?!

And we finally cut into our cake!

This is one well travelled baked good!
Like any smart woman,

I made my husband try it first.

It was actually pretty good...

for year old cake!

Sunday morning we woke up to this

A winter wonderland!

We ate breakfast here.

Delicious again!

Then is was back on the road for a snowy drive home!

So far it's been a great start to 2010!

Hope you all had a great New Year!