Monday, March 28, 2016

Mommy Monday {32 Weeks}

8 months down, 2 to go! We're so close, it's kind of scary. We have so much to do on baby girl's nursery that I'm starting to get a little anxious about how fast time is going. I'm sure it will all get done, eventually! 

Apparently I'm loving stripes lately. Dress Here

How far along? 32 weeks!
Total weight gain: I am going to the doctor on Wednesday, so I will have an accurate update on this next week.. but I'm still at 21 lbs up from pre-pregnancy weight. 
Maternity clothes: My clothing staple currently is dresses, upon dresses, upon dresses. I'm living for comfort these days. 
Stretch marks: I'm still using my Honest Co. Organic Belly Balm. I also purchased some Nivea Q10 Plus Skin Firming Lotion because my legs are not as firm as they were pre-pregnancy {no matter how much walking or Yoga I do}. 
Workouts: I have continued to attend my Yoga and Prenatal Yoga class this week, along with taking Ziggy for walks. The weather has been a little bit more mild the last couple days, which have allowed for some nice long walks
Sleep: I was awake at 4:30am last night and just couldn't get back to sleep. I've still been using my Boppy Pregnancy Wedge and that seems the help. I also have been taking about one nap a day {at least on the weekends}. 
Best moment this week: Hmm, this week is pretty busy, so I really don't have anything to look forward to! I suppose we can say that going to Yoga and staying as active as possible is the best moment, though. 
Miss anything? Not having heartburn after every meal. I'm carrying around a large sized bottle of Tums where ever I go these days. 
Movement: OH boy, is she ever active. She's gotten into the habit of kicking {or punching} me on my right side and hitting every nerve possible. It's quite uncomfortable. I'm definitely not complaining though, I still love feeling her move around. 
Food cravings: Häagen-Dazs Coffee ice cream in a cone. To. Die. For. 
Anything making you queasy or sick? I've been getting nauseous again throughout the day.. hoping that's just temporary. 
Gender: Girl!
Labor signs: No and let's keep it that way!  
Belly button in or out? Still in!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: I've been happy all this past week! 
Looking forward to: Working on the Nursery! 

Until next time! 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Mommy Monday {31 weeks}

Mommy Monday has arrived! And I am one week closer to 8 months. We are in the 4th quarter at school and approaching yearly state testing. This last quarter is going to be a stressful one and I just hope the stress doesn't throw me into early labor! I'm going to try and stay calm and relax when I'm at home. Here's hoping everything works out well the rest of the school year! Crossing my fingers! 9 weeks left of school and this pregnancy! I can do it!

How far along? 31 weeks!
Total weight gain: I have not actually gained anything in the last couple weeks (contrary to my last post). I'm still at 21 lbs up from pre-pregnancy weight. I'm feeling a lot more confident that I can keep it under 30!
Maternity clothes: I am living in dresses {especially being back in AZ}. The whole pants thing is really just too restricting. Maxi dresses are 100% more comfortable.  
Stretch marks: I'm back to using my Honest Co. Organic Belly Balm and loving it just the same! I'm going to have to go out and buy some more as I am almost out! 
Workouts: {I thought I would add this category this week to give my post a little variety}. For the whole of my pregnancy, I have continued to practice Yoga at my regular gym. I've had to modify my workout some, but can still do most of the poses. I have also added prenatal yoga to the mix and I absolutely love it! It has helped with my breathing techniques for when I do go into labor. I'm feeling more and more confident that I can go all natural when the time comes {yes, I do plan on not getting an epidural and yes, I do believe I can do it. Mind over matter.}
Sleep: I have started to get pretty restless at night. I wake up to use the restroom several times and just can't get back to sleep. This makes for some really long days! I'm still using my Boppy Pregnancy Wedge and it is definitely helping my back. 
Best moment this week: Having this coming Friday off! Woohoo for 3 day weekends!
Miss anything? My energy levels have definitely declined in the last week or so. Hoping this is just because I'm not getting the best sleep right now. 
Movement: The movement has increased! She is one active little girl these days! 
Food cravings: Anything sweet at this point. I have to follow any meal with a sweet treat {even if it's just fruit}. 
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing!
Gender: Girl!
Labor signs: No and let's keep it that way!  
Belly button in or out? I still have a pretty deep inny. I'm now doubting whether or not it will pop out. My mom seems pretty confident that it will. I guess only time will tell!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: I've been pretty happy, but had a spell last Thursday where I cried over anything and everything. 
Looking forward to: Three day weekend!

Until next time! 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Baby Shower {Wisconsin Edition}

Prepare to be amazed.. Three blog posts in one week. Im feeling so productive these days! Now, if only I could put this energy to use in baby girl's room! I'm sure the nesting will set in soon enough.

Today, I want to say thank you to my amazing mom and cousin for throwing me an extraordinary baby shower this last weekend in Wisconsin {also a special shout out to Lauree for helping us set up and allowing us to use the clubhouse}. Everything was perfect and I am so blessed for so many amazing people in my life. I have some of the best family and friends that anyone could ask for.

Caught with Cake.

My amazing friends {minus many}!

My gorgeous Mom and I!

Until next time!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Throwback Thursday {Babymoon}

Two posts, one week. It's a modern day miracle. I am on Spring Break and have a little bit of extra time on my hands, so why not. Today, I've decided to write about our Babymoon that we took to San Diego a month or so ago. We had a nice relaxing weekend in our favorite area of SD. We like to stay in different areas every time we go, but we liked this particular spot so much that we went back for more. It's got a nice little park that is right on the Bay and we love to take long walks there together. So without further ado, here we go:

We stayed at a nice hotel {found through Hotwire, because it's our favorite way to book travel}, called Bay Club Hotel and Marina. 

Our room had Bay views and we could see Downtown San Diego. This was a Sunrise one of the mornings we were there. Absolutely breathtaking. 

The Mr. and I on one of our long walks in the park. 

These pelicans were staring at all of the Fishermen that were cleaning their fish. 

Downton San Diego in the background. 

What's a trip to San Diego without a trip to the Beach. We love to go to Coronado Island for our beachgoing adventures. It's much less crowded than all the other beaches near San Diego. {The coffee is from the most amazing coffee shop, Better Buzz Coffee. It is amazing.}

The Mr. snapped this when I wasn't looking. Bump is in full gear. 

6 month bump. 

Sunrise and then this wonderful sunset all in one day. 

The Mr. and I. Love him to pieces. 
Until next time!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Mommy Monday {30 weeks}

Here we are at 7.5 months with only 2.5 to go! I had one of my baby showers yesterday and am so blessed with such amazing people surrounding us with such amazing support. I'm so thankful for everyone that was able to attend and can't wait for everyone to meet this little girl!


How far along? 30 weeks!
Total weight gain: I'm really terrible at weighing myself so I apologize for that. I'm assuming I. gained maybe 1 lb since last week. We'll just guesstimate that I've gained 22 lbs so far. 
Maternity clothes: Same story here... I can fit in some non-maternity clothes, it just depends on what brand and how stretchy they are. 
Stretch marks: I have now switched {temporarily} to Palmer's Cocoa Butter  and I am liking it! 
Sleep: Right now, I'm on spring break and am able to get more sleep than normal. Thank goodness! 
Best moment this week: My Wisconsin baby shower! 
Miss anything? Nothing as of right now. I'm still feeling pretty good and well energized. 
Movement: The last couple days she has been starting to get more active throughout the day, but she is still kicking up a storm at night too!  
Food cravings: I could eat Cream of Wheat for every meal right now! 
Anything making you queasy or sick? Still nothing in this department!
Gender: Girl!
Labor signs: No and let's keep it that way!  
Belly button in or out? In {although, it's sneaking it's way out}. 
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: I have still been happy lately 
Looking forward to: Being able to relax for the rest of my week off! 

Until next time! 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Mommy Monday {29 Weeks}

Well, time keeps flying by and I can't really seem to put on the brakes! I can't believe we're already at 29 weeks. Slow down time, please! I've got so much to do in so little time! Good news is we FINALLY found the perfect dresser for in her room this weekend at an antique store. I will be working my magic and bringing it back to it's original charm... blog post to follow {and I still have to do a blog post on the rocking chair}... someday!

How far along? 29 weeks!
Total weight gain: I'm up 21 lbs now! My hope is to stay under 30 lbs total so I'm really trying to make a valid effort to eat lighter, more frequent meals throughout the day. I'm also trying to avoid the sweets and eat fruit instead. It's all about eating and being healthy! 
Maternity clothes: Maternity pants.. yes! I can still fit in {most} of my pre-maternity tops and I'm taking full advantage of that right now. I also can fit into pre-maternity dresses. 
Stretch marks: I'm using my Honest Co. Organic Belly Balm more frequently now and still loving it! 
Sleep: The Boppy Pregnancy Wedge is my lifesaver. I love it! I'm getting decent sleep, aside from some tossing and turning every now and then. 
Best moment this week: Being able to see baby girl's face at her growth ultrasound. She has changed so much in the last couple weeks! She's got the cutest chubby cheeks now! We also found out that she is measuring in the 60th percentile, so at least we know we've got a healthy little girl on our hands! 
Miss anything? Nothing as of right now. I'm still feeling pretty good and well energized. 
Movement: All the time, but she is definitely more active at night and even kept me up part of the night last night. 
Food cravings: Strawberries! We have about 4 containers in our fridge right now!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Still nothing in this department!
Gender: Girl!
Labor signs: No and let's keep it that way!  
Belly button in or out? In {although, it's sneaking it's way out}. 
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy more often than not, which I'm sure the Mr. is happy about. 
Looking forward to: Spring break! 

Until next time!