Pregnancy in GIFs

Since I hoard GIFs like no one’s business and I love them oh so much I decided to do another pregnancy post in GIF form much like this one.

 

This legitimately is the only thing I have been craving…

mimosa and a glass of wine with a side of beer…

My face when I realized we were responsible for naming someone for the rest of their life

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followed closely by

screaming

and now it is more an intermittent case of

cantbreath

My current reaction to any sort of commercial involving kids:

Nyaaww

How pregnancy hormones affect your body while reading/watching any sort of romantic book, movie, or TV show

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When Brian tells me not to snack because dinner is almost ready, I’m like:

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Trying to grasp the concept of how a baby can grow from a sesame seed to a large melon in 40 weeks at first was like:

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Trying to picture exactly how said large melon makes it’s way out of my body

wtf

When people tell me how horrible their birth experience was in horrible graphic detail

Dontdothat

 

Hope you all had a great weekend!

 

xo T

 

 

6 Months

Oh hey there belly, I almost didn’t see you poking out…

25 weeks

Is it just me or did I all of a sudden sprout a pointy tummy? For comparison sake here is a side-by-side of 22 weeks versus 25 weeks.

6 monthsRight?! It also depends on what I am wearing, but still there ain’t no denying that there is a baby in there. (btw I just realized that I tend to wear this scarf quite a bit…)

In other Baby B news, Brian (finally) felt him kick! He kicks like crazy and Brian has been able to see it (like for realz my stomach moves) but anytime his hand is on there, nothing happens haha. But last night it finally happened and it solicited this reaction from Brian:

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I’m kidding but it was still exciting :) He actually had his head on my stomach so he felt as well as heard the movements which was pretty cool.

We also met with our new OB this week and I already feel a lot more comfortable with her compared to my previous doctor so it went really well. Funny story though: a resident did the doppler to hear the heartbeat and almost as soon as she put it on my stomach he karate kicked the mic and swam away! I have a feeling we have a little handful coming our way pretty soon. This most definitely does not stem from his parent’s nicknames being Tawnster Monster and B the T (Brian the Terrible) growing up…

xo T

Babymoon

Hi friends!

I have kind of fallen off the blogging train after coming back from our babymoon two weeks ago…forgive me? I pushed writing about the babymoon because I didn’t take ANY photos. Like not one and I am not really ashamed of it as I didn’t think we did anything crazy exciting but I still feel bad. But I am back and our babymoon was fabulous!

We ended up going to a small town in Montana that is close to Whitefish at a timeshare that Brian’s coworker owns. Our accommodations were free and we also got complimentary massages, but we had to sit through a sales meeting on the timeshares on one of the afternoons. That ended up only taking about and hour and a half so it was well worth it :)

I had my first prenatal massage (which was actually my first massage ever as well) and it was soooo relaxing! I had to lay on my side and hug a pillow and then had to rotate halfway through so that the masseuse could do the other side. Baby B must have liked how relaxed I felt because he was moving around like crazy while it was happening which prevented me from falling asleep but that is probably a good thing. Brian got to do a hot rock massage and when he came out he had such red indents on his face from the massage table that it took a good 45 minutes for them to fade!

Our whole purpose of the babymoon was to get away one last time before Baby B comes and reconnect without TV, our cell phones, my kindle, or any other distractions. We had really in-depth conversations about parenting and our future which was really nice to reaffirm that we are both on the same page with everything Baby and parenting related.

The other thing we did was eat. We ate some ah-mazing food from brick oven pizzas, to chicken risotto to a local rib joint that had the best fry bread with honey butter that I have ever experienced. We had such a range of food choices and we didn’t eat at the same place twice just so that we could experience as much as possible. We also did some shopping for the baby and got some outfits for him as well as some summer maternity clothes for me (maxi skirts FTW!).

Nothing super exciting has happened since we have gotten back from the States except for getting a (free) 3D ultrasound done! It really worked out in our favour that my friend needed a (pregnant) guinea pig to test the ultrasound machine for them and I jumped at the chance to see Baby B moving around in there again. He was moving like crazy and we got some 3D photos of him that are pretty trippy because he is still so skinny but it was an awesome experience.

I hope you all haven’t missed me too much ;)

xo T

22 Weeks

Weeks: 22

Total Weight Gain: Not sure but I think around 15 pounds

My Body: Feeling good! I really need to make fitness more of a priority though. This week has been good for walks with Mika, but last night I did a “pregnant woman circuit” that included squats, lunges, planks, and push ups and it was shocking how much muscle I have lost. So doing more strength exercises is my goal going forward.

Maternity Clothes: Almost exclusively. Still a few items still hanging by a thread.

Cravings: Nothing really. I am just hungry all. the. time.

Sleep: The usual weird dreams and pee breaks but other than that can’t complain. Baby B really likes to kick me in the morning though when I have just shut off my alarm and am laying there. All of a sudden he will just start kicking away.

Baby Items Bought/Received: My aden + anais items that my mom bought me arrived yesterday! I got a change pad cover, a blanket, and 4 swaddle blankets. This brand is not cheap but the word on the mommy blogs is that they are the best so I really wanted to try them. The flying dog on the blanket just kills me! So adorable. My step mom also bought me a diaper bag so I am excited to see it when it comes in the mail!

PicMonkey CollageI also registered for my baby shower with Toys R Us this week. I think I have everything covered, although I am disappointed that they don’t let you register for clothing items online :( So I hope people who come to the shower bring outfits anyway!

Best Baby Moment: Seeing and feeling him move at the same time. It is so surreal. I also had a bit of a blonde moment yesterday when it finally dawned on me why the movements were so low on my stomach; it is because it is his feet! For some strange reason I was visualizing him laying down across my stomach (maybe because that is how the ultrasound photos come?) and it blew my mind to realize that he is curled up vertically with his feet at the bottom.

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Goals: Working on strength exercises so I’m not a lost cause trying to lose all my baby weight.

Worries: None!

Looking Forward To: Our babymoon this weekend! A babymoon is one last getaway just the two of us before the baby comes :) We are going down to Whitefish, Montana and staying at a friends timeshare there. It is free accommodations for us (yay!) but we have to sit through a sales pitch (boo!). We don’t have a lot planned for it, just to hang out and get some shopping done for the nursery and maternity clothes for me.  But I am looking forward to no cell phones or distractions for a few days and just reconnecting with my husband.

22 Weeks_crop

 

xo T

 

My Weekend in a Nutshell

Hey Friends!

So my weekend went pretty much as I expected it to but somehow still was not long enough. Friday we got air conditioning installed in our house (!!!) yay no more 35 degree nights that make our dog throw up at 2 am! We had to make the tough call to either pay for a/c or redo our flooring upstairs and me being a selfish pregnant woman thought about my comfort when I am a whale at 9 months pregnant and we ended up going for the comfort over looks investment. Grown up decisions are so not glamorous.

We went over to our friends house for dinner on Friday and they made us lobster for dinner! I felt kind of bad showing up with our Costco caesar salad and tirimisu cake but that quickly went away once we started eating. I don’t remember lobster being that messy to eat but I somehow got lobster gunk eevveeerryyywwhheerreee including an embarrassing lobster splatter on the wall situation. I blame my messiness on the fact that I was a starving pregnant woman and I ate way too fast (I finished de-shelling and eating my lobster 15 minutes before anyone else did #skillz).

My Saturday was spent cleaning the majority of my house including going scrub crazy on my bathtub and I ended up walking funny for the rest of the day because my back hated me. Later on my sister and brother-in-law came over for dinner and Windy and I shoved our totem pole leggings in Brian’s face. Specifically we recreated a picture of two totem poles:

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Sunday was spent catching up on my Facetime calls with family, watching Friday Night Lights (we have ONE episode left!), and meal planning for the week. This week’s meals look like this:

Monday: Beef Dip (**Brian and I made a roast on Sunday and since we never come close to finishing a roast ourselves we always end up making two meat pies from the leftovers and then saving the remainder of the meat for beef dips during the week. I can do a post on our meat pie prep process if anyone is interested as well.)

Tuesday: Chicken Souvlaki

Wednesday: Pasta with homemade spaghetti sauce

Thursday: Lemon-dill tilapia with couscous and bok choy

I didn’t plan for Friday because we are leaving that day on our BABYMOON!

Tell me: How was your weekend? 

xo T

Totem Pole Leggings

Hey everyone!

This week seemed to fly by but go really slow at the same time somehow. No? Just me? Alright then.

I went to a legging party last night (yup I said legging party) and it was…good? I don’t really know how to explain what happened but basically I went by myself and I was the only. one. there. The weather was crap yesterday with blowing snow so I wasn’t expecting a lot of people, but as soon as I showed up the hostess had to leave for another party leaving me with her husband and her two kids (one of which was having a melt down as she was leaving). I didn’t really know what to do so I just stared really hard at all the different patterns of leggings that were on display and tried to fade into the back ground. If anyone would have gotten the joke I totally would have moonwalked right out of the situation…

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So on one hand I love the two leggings that I got, but the whole experience was a bit odd to say the least. The little girl was super cute though and even wrote me a ‘receipt’ on a post-it. I ended up getting one pair of capris leggings that are a floral print on a white background and a pair of full length ones that are more aztec print than anything. Both are SUPER soft and I immediately put the full length ones on last night to wear around the house. Brian said that I looked like a walking totem pole. I wasn’t sure how to take it but I am going to take it as there is a compliment in there somewhere.

While I was being a wall flower and getting some leggings, Brian made homemade pizza for us for dinner. It is kind of scary how well that man knows me sometimes because one of the pizzas he made had kale, chicken, and srircha on it. Man of the year right there! It kind of makes up for the fact that he called me a walking totem pole.

So what do you have on the agenda for this weekend? I will most definitely be hanging out in my awesome leggings and Brian and I might finish Friday Night Lights! I am going to be so sad when it is over, Riggins is like a part of me now.

 

xo T