Saturday, May 11, 2013

Saturday Six

  1. My parents and students are amazing. It was a great Teacher Appreciation week. And I felt so loved and cared for by my parents and students.  I got about 17 bouquets of flowers over the course of the week, an amazing, personalized, white vase, a personalized reuse able water bottle, and gift cards.  I can't believe I only have 4 more weeks with these cutie pies. 
  2. We moved a good chunk of boxes out of the apartment today. It's both exciting and bittersweet to know our time here is wrapping up so quickly... There's a lot of memories here, but there will be even more, even better, and life changing memories where we're headed. I can't wait to live out new, positive memories.
  3. So far it's been a great movie weekend on the couch for the hubs and me.  We watched This is 40, last night. It was depressing, realistic, and amazing all in one.  Tonight, Silver Lining Playbook, amazing and sappy all in one. I for one haven't read the book yet because I'm behind on my reading, and I'm lazy :-P  But both movies were very good and perfect in their own right. 
  4. We left the puppies at the new place this afternoon, in between trips, I think they are really going to enjoy having a big yard that they can run around in all day. We got home around 530, and they both immediately expressed their pleasure and exhaustion by promptly falling asleep on us. They spent most of the evening curled up in various places in the growing empty space. It was nice to see they will be comfortable and happy. 
  5. It was so warm today! I wish we hadn't been so busy. I would have loved to spend a few minutes by the pool just relaxing and dipping my feet in. I definitely did not take advantage of the pool and gym enough while we lived here. Eh, such is life. We get busy, we move on. I am looking forward to spending some time over the summer doing my exercise DVDs. It will be nice to be able to exercise, without being worried about disturbing the family that lives below us.
  6. I am looking forward to seeing my side of our family tomorrow for Mother's Day. We haven't seen anyone but my mom in over a month... Kinda crazy. We're having a small dinner thing, hopefully with my grandma too! I love Sunday family dinners. Doesn't matter which side of the family we are dining with, as long as their is family, food, laughter, and embarrassment- and maybe even some pictures. 
Question: What is your favorite routine/tradition  each weekend?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Week 17 Wrap-up

Growing. Growing. Growing.

Weight gained: Up two more pounds! I think. It'd hard to tell, but I definitely feel bigger.

Workouts:  None really. It's been a pretty quiet week.  Took the pups for a few short walks, and walked a lot at work. The apt is currently a mess with prepping for the move, so doing my at home DVDs is sadly not an option. 

Symptoms:  Lots of stretching and round ligament pain.  Gummy is definitely growing and stretching and taking all my insides with it... :)

Movement: Possibly.  Getting so anxious, and feel like I'm reading into things that probably aren't it- but maybe, just maybe! So ready to feel something.  Come on Gummy give momma one swift kick to the insides!

Food Aversions:  Still bananas and avocados.  Seems to be a texture thing, more than a taste issue.

Food Cravings:  Nothing outrageous this week.  I've been craving smoothies and milkshakes, but haven't really given in yet-- I've been too lazy to make them, and too cheap to keep buying them.  Oh! And orange juice! I am really loving a cold glass of OJ-- which is strange, I've never really been able to stomach it before.  Ice water has also continued to be a close friend. 

Sleep:  Better this week, than last.  Still waking up two or three times a night to roll over, readjust, or blow my nose and remember to breathe.  Solid sleep has been coming easier this last week- as my allergies have finally started to calm down.

Stretch marks?  Not yet, but if I'm going to get them... They are sure to make their debut in the coming weeks.

Miss Anything?   A cold glass of wine.  With the hot weather we had this past week, I just wanted a small glass of white wine with frozen grapes.  And sushi!  All I could think about in the heat was how nice a good salmon roll would be for dinner.  It's going to be a long 5+ more months.

Happy or moody most of the time:  This week has been mostly happy.  I find myself getting stressed out more easily, and I think that's just because I am so uncomfortable.  I'm definitely a wave closer to tears that I used to be, but overall it was a happy week.  I am more moody at work than at home.... First graders are exhausting!

Belly Button in or out?  In, and seems to be getting deeper and bigger(ish).  Probably all in my head, but tis how it seems.

Wedding rings on or off?  On during the day, off as soon as I get home.  My fingers swell as it is, and my ring is probably fitted to tightly to begin with- but it hurts now if I don't take it off at night... At least I can still wear it during the day. 

New Baby Items: Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week:  Nothing this week.  We did stop at a Kohls and look at clothes and such, but with trying to prep for the move, we have put a lot of baby related stuff on the back burner until we are done.  We did play around some more with names... and my goodness if I didn't expect this to be the easiest decision ever and it has turned out to be one of the hardest...
Also, random interesting/funny fact from this week.  (Mostly for my own amusement...) Each week when we prepare to take my belly pictures, Sean looks back at the week before to try to get a similar profile, and similar lighting, etc.  Well after looking back at apparently my week 15 photos, he prepares to take this weeks and says... "Damn, you've gotten big! You've really grown!"  Thank you, sweetie, for further highlighting the growing girth of my midsection.  :) 

Looking Forward To:  My ultrasound in two weeks, which will hopefully include finding out the sex of the baby!  Additionally, sharing it with all of my coworkers-- They will be placing their bets the following day, by wearing pink or blue to work to take sides, and then I will "reveal" with cupcakes.  I'm really excited that my coworkers are so excited for me.  LOVE YOU GUYS!

A Look at Gummy:

  • He/she is about 5 inches long (head to rump) and weighs about 5 ounces.
  • Baby’s skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it.
  • His/her umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and the little fingers and toes now feature one-of-a-kind prints.
  • He/she can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Saturday Six

  1. We are up north this weekend for my man.  He is running his FOURTEENTH marathon tomorrow morning... Avenue of the Giants.  It's supposed to be a beautiful 26.2 miles. I don't know what's more annoying... That my husband is in good enough shape to run 26.2 miles, and I'm not... or that an organization has the audacity to call such a torturous event beautiful and amazing.  But I'm just being spiteful, after 4 half-marathons I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing fun about running that far-- I'd much rather take a yoga or Pilates class.
  2. Long car rides are not as fun when you're pregnant. (Not that I've ever been a good car riding companion... I get bored and achey too quickly.) Added with the growing weight of my belly on my bladder and you get many more frequent pitstops.  I feel like I did pretty good this time, I only stopped when it was convenient, and only got super cranky about needing to stop as soon as possible, once!  But it is a new, strange level of annoyance and planning that is required.  Makes me slightly anxious about September when we have to travel to Anaheim for another Disney race, while I am 34 weeks preggo! Yikes!
  3. I'm starting to get anxious to know the sex of our Gummy Bear. All the girls I know who are currently pregnant (with the exception of one) already know what they are having... Only a few more weeks, but still! I'm impatient! 
  4. Only 5 more weeks of school this year.  It's so crazy to think I only have 5 more weeks until I send my babes off to second grade!  They have all grown so much this year (physically and mentally) it's amazing to think of how little, young they were when we started together in August.  Love my little boogers! They've started to notice my belly recently (or at least my parents have started to notice) and it's really cute when they poke my belly and ask when the baby is coming out of there.
  5. I have an healthy obsession lately with ICE water and carbonated anything (water, soda, pop rocks!)... I can't get enough of either each day.  I will hardly drink water during the day (naughty preggo lady, I know) unless it's loaded down with ice, in which case I will drink 3 glasses in an hour... and then do a pretty good pee-pee dance until recess.  
  6. I love looking at the Pinterest Humor Tab.  It provides me with a good couple hours of entertainment... A few of my favorite....