Thursday, September 18, 2014

Baby W Update - 24 Weeks

We had our monthly appointment Tuesday and we are 24 weeks TOMORROW.  I can’t believe how fast this is going by. And so far I’m loving every minute of it. Ok, maybe not the couple of times I had heartburn. The first time I experienced it I was at the mall with Kaylen. It wasn’t terrible but I got it again Sunday while lying in bed trying to take an afternoon nap. THAT was uncomfortable.

Chris is being so awesome. He’s really and truly worried I’m going to fall down the stairs. He asked me on the way to our appointment if I ALWAYS use a hand rail. He said he knows how clumsy I am pregnancy aside…and I couldn’t really argue. If he’s this protective of me I wonder how he'll be with Cooper. I truly can’t wait to see this guy I’ve known since he was 15 as a DAD…with an actual BABY.

And can I just say I’m actually digging this new round shape? I wasn’t sure how I would feel when I started to expand but I love it. Sometimes being pregnant feels so foreign and weird and I just can’t believe I really am. But then at the same time it feels…natural.

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Weight Gain: On the doctor’s scale (I don’t have one at home) I was 138. Up 13 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight of 125. Weight gain seems to be nice and gradual.

Clothes: It’s about time for actual maternity pants. The belly band can only do so much. As a matter of fact some of my shirts just aren’t going to cut it for much longer either…

Symptoms: Heaviness. Right in the belly. That’s probably a duh but it’s a strange feeling when I stand up and feel like I’m carrying a 15 pound weight around my middle.

Movement: YES and lots of it! I’ve even SEEN him and THAT is weird and thrilling at the same time. Chris has even felt him a couple of times! He wasn’t sure how he’d feel about it. He thought it would be completely creepy. One night while lounging on the couch he started moving up a storm and I finally talked him into trying to feel. He kicked once and Chris’ eyes got as big as saucers. Cooper kicked again and Chris jerked his hand away and went “Ahhh!!”. Then he put his hand right back on my belly to try and feel again and teared up soon after.  Quite emotional, that one.  But he still says he does NOT want to SEE my belly move.

Cravings: Nothing in particular. I’m just eating anything and everything that doesn’t eat me first. I’ve been drinking sweet tea like a crazy person lately though. And in the past couple of weeks I’ve been wanting more coffee (decaf of course) when I wasn’t drinking it at all from the time I got pregnant.

Sleep: Still kind of sucks. I’ve started sleeping with a pillow between my legs and under my stomach and it’s more comfortable than without. And I’m STILL waking up every hour or two. I have to wonder if it’s my body subconsciously getting me ready for what’s to come.

Stretch Marks: Still good and still using my body butter religiously. I asked Mom if she had stretch marks with Kaylen or I and she only had a couple that went away soon after birth. So that’s promising.

Missing: The good sleep. I would have liked to stock up on that!

Nursery: We have paint samples on the wall! Four shades of navy. The room isn’t very big and there’s only one tall window so I’m going to lighten it up with white furniture and curtains. This is where the idea came from. I just love how boy the navy is and I think it will grow nicely with him.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ten on Tuesday - Kanye, Miss America, and a Goat


one.  I got up Saturday morning and went to a yard sale...and there was an actual nip in the air.  Oh...so nice.

two. Now THIS is what I'm talking about. Instead of a bar cart, a COFFEE cart!
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three. Kanye West is a lunatic.  Did you see or hear about the whole "I'm not gonna keep playing my concert you paid to see until everyone stands up for me" thing?  This guy's ego knows no bounds.  What a tool.

four. SOA anyone?  I still hope Jax learns the truth and kills Gemma.  Gemma just proved that she will do ANYTHING and go through ANYONE to save her own worthless hide.
And Dancing with the Stars premiered last night!  We'll be watching it late but I'm really excited to see Betsey Johnson!

five. We have four navy paint samples on the wall in what will be Cooper's room!  I'm ready to get this nursery show on the road!

six. I fell asleep on the couch last night while Chris was watching Raw and this guy turned up in my dreams.  I might have a little crushy crush.  In case you don't watch professional wrestling (and you probably don't) this is Roman Reigns (The Rock's cousin).

seven. Who watched the Miss American pageant?  I watched it with sister and parentals.  We're pretty serious about picking our favorites.  I was NOT impressed with Miss New York.  After she made top ten I'm pretty sure Dad just threw his pick sheet up in the air.  And maybe I'm biased but I think Miss Alabama, Miss Oklahoma and DEFINITELY Miss Arkansas got robbed.  And Kaylen finally figured out why people were saying Miss Nebraska didn't place but still got famous.  Google it for yourself.

eight. I'm going to do my very best to make a picture like this happen...

nine. Got our monthly doctor appointment today!  We probably won't get pictures but I'm sure we'll get to hear his heart beat.  I look forward to this day more than any other of the month now!

ten. I can't tell you how much I love this.







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Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Little Things

I realize last week I was a Negative Nancy with my "If You Ever Want to Annoy Me" post .  I figure every negative needs a positive just for the sake of balance.  So this week I'm going to try to not let "the rage" get to me.  I'm going to take a few deep breaths, tap into my inner chi (is that even how you spell that?), and focus on all the little things that are making me happy right now.

-My new CHEAP eyelash curler.

-Naturally waking up early on Saturday and enjoying the quiet.

-When Dixie curls up in my lap in the evening.

-My new round shape.

-Wearing leggings all day while I clean on Saturdays.


-When Chris calls at work just to check on me.

-My freshly painted toenails.

-Early Christmas shopping.

-Seeing Kaylen on weekends.

-The average daily temperature dropping a few degrees.


-Ice cream sandwiches.

-Hazelnut decaf coffee toward the end of the work day.

-Feeling and SEEING Cooper move. 

-The spacious closet since I purged it.

-Getting into a bed with fresh sheets.


And a bonus:  Alabama winning this weekend.


Happy Monday, friends.
PS.  The Brad Pitt dancing gif is one of my favorites ever.  Look for it again.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

If You Ever Want to Annoy Me

Someone on facebook (who is also pregnant) posted something the other day about "pregnancy rage".  She called it the inability to put up with other's stupidity that usually you would be able to handle.  And I thought....this is a real thing!  I have pregnancy rage!  It's something different and usually at a different person every day of the week but the struggle is real.
I've taken the liberty of putting together a list of things that grind my gears.  Granted some of these annoyed me before baby happened and some have only intensified:


-Wear so much of your awesome cologne I can’t breathe without getting a headache.

-Tell me again how breastfeeding is really the only good option.

-Pull out in front of me like you have somewhere to be...and then drive below the speed limit.

-Say “War Eagle”.

-Complain about not having any money to pay bills and then brag about something awesome you did…that costs a lot of money.


-Make unnecessary noise.

-Shuffle your feet when you walk.

-Complain about where you live (on a map) and talk about how much you hate it….and then continue to live there.

-Actually complain about ANYTHING you have the power to change.

-Call me when one of my favorite songs finally comes on the radio.


-Talk about how gross my lunch looks…while I’m eating it.

-Breathe so loud I can hear before I see you.

-Don’t use your turn signal. And turn in front of me while you’re at it.

-INSIST that Taylor Swift is a terrific role model.

-Talk just for the sake of talking.


Know what's definitely NOT annoying?  Weekends.  Happy Friday, everyone!
Do we share any annoyances?  What really grinds your gears?

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