16 Weeks

So today started out great! Felt great, looked great, everything was great. Then I got to work and haven’t been able to keep food down since. Goodbye cheerios 😦 Then to top it all off the twinge of a cold that I felt coming on last night reared it’s ugly head and has now manifested as nasal congestion, sore throat, coughing, the works. AWESOME. Okay I will stop being a Debbie Downer now I just needed to get that off my chest.

On a happier note, last night was pretty cool. Our baby stuff from Costco got delivered that we ordered a couple of weeks ago! We also had a mystery box waiting at our front door when we got home that was massive but we had no idea where it came from. Brian and I then spent over 3 hours opening boxes and assembling various baby gadgets. Who knew that a high chair needed that many pulleys and secret lock/unlock buttons?! We sure didn’t. There was a moment of panic too when we were missing the drink tray for the stroller that the car seat needs to latch onto (ie: VERY important piece) and we could not find it anywhere. Brian looked online and since we order it from Costco, there was a chance that we may have to return the entire order. In it’s original packaging….

Needless to see we were kind of freaking out because the stroller was the last thing that we assembled and the thought of disassembling EVERYTHING and putting it back into their respective boxes was something my brain could not handle at that moment. Lo and behold though this morning Brian randomly spotted something underneath the couch and it was our missing drink tray! Hallelujah!

The mystery box was the biggest and heaviest box and was tucked in the corner behind and beneath the rest of the boxes so we did not get to it until all the other boxes were gone. It was a glider! Exactly the one that I wanted and I just knew it was from my Dad and step-mom (I texted to make sure the credit went to the right people just in case). So exciting about all of our awesome baby gear, now all we are missing is a little baby to put in it!

Today you can see a bit more than bloating so I will share my first blog bump photo taken in the bathroom at work:

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Weeks: 16

Total Weight Gain: About 10 pounds.

My Body: Have been feeling great minus today where I feel like death. My back has been quite sore recently too but I think painting the baseboards did quite a number on me as well as assembling all the baby stuff last night.

Maternity Clothes: Just some pants right now. Shirts are still too big/fit funny.

Cravings: Nothing really…my appetite is finally toned down and is back to normal (read: I am not eating like a starving trucker anymore yay!)

Sleep: Awesome with my snoogle! Except last night because I was so congested.

Baby Items Bought/Received: Our Costco set, and a glider for the nursery. I also tackled repainting the baseboards in the nursery but am waiting on Brian to finish mudding so that we can put some paint on the walls.

Best Baby Moment: This might get a bit too hippy for some people but it is a pretty cool story. Every once in a while a family friend of ours does a card reading for me (ALWAYS positive stuff none of those decks that have a death card in them or anything; these readings focus on where you are at now and gives messages from your guides). Long story short when I was picking my cards to do the reading I was feeling flutters like crazy. Turns out baby pushed out enough energy to have his own reading with his own cards that were very separate from mine (mine had a very clear and distinct message). That was a really special experience.

Goals: Need to exercise! Ah! This is not working at all. Although it is my birthday week so I think I get kind of a pass for that?

Worries: I really want to change doctors. I am a bit of a chicken and am afraid of hurting my doctors feelings though asking for a referral (the OB/GYN that I want only accepts referrals). Stupid I know and I will eventually do it I am just pushing it off.

Looking Forward To: Changing doctors. Going back home to my snoogle after work.

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Blame the Hormones

Hey Y’all!

Birthday potluck was a slamming success. I ended up getting TWO cakes (one ice cream and one homemade gluten free, fairy free, white chocolate blueberry creation that my sister made), and we all stuffed our faces with moose meatballs, kale and cabbage salad, brussels sprouts with bacon, and whipped potatoes. And like always my family has the weirdest table talk that I would not trade for anything. You have to see it to know what I am talking about.

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My amazing birthday meal ended with me doing a demonstration on how my snoogle works. For all those who are curious a snoogle is a pregnancy pillow that looks like this:

snoogleMy step-dad and brother in-law are now going to buy one. I had them green with envy. But in all seriousness, this pillow is amazing and I slept like a baby last night. It was like a giant pillow hug that encircled my whole body!

In other (not surprising) news I am still demolishing books like it is my job. I am really digging YA novels, paranormal romances, and books along the lines of Fifty Shades of Grey. Don’t hate me. I am blaming my pregnancy hormones for my recent taste in books. Sure there have been some AWFUL ones along my way but there were also some surprisingly good ones too! I have been scouring GoodReads.com to get some new book ideas and some of the reviews make my entire day. For example, I stumbled upon Bared to You by Sylvia Day and was like okay let’s see what this has going for it. The first review (by a girl named Katrina) had me on the floor dying from laughter. Click here if you want to read it (scroll to the bottom to see the reviews, hers is the first one) but be warned there is some very explicit language. The GIFs make the entire review. Let me know if you snort water out your nose when you read this review like I did. 

I’ll be back in tomorrow with my 16 week update.

Question: what are you currently reading?

xo T

Quarter of a Century of Me

So today is my 25th Birthday!

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I am now a quarter of a century old 🙂

BdayI have had some pretty memorable birthdays, from the one where I wore a crown and had a very inappropriate birthday cake (thanks friends…)

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to my first birthday that I celebrated with Brian

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I think this is when he knew I was a keeper 😉

This year instead of drinking champagne and dancing all night with my friends, we are having a family potluck and Brian bought me a snoogle 🙂 I’d say that is an awesome way to bring in my 25th year!

Have a great day!

xo T

15 Weeks

Weeks: 15

Total Weight Gain: I am not sure. I only get weighed at my doctors appointments and I forgot to look down last time :/

My Body: I feel normal! I don’t look pregnant or feel pregnant really except for certain times of day. It’s a bit trippy to forget and then suddenly remember.

Maternity Clothes: Just pants right now. Shirts are still too big/fit funny.

Cravings: Hot sauce (sriracha or Franks Red), hard boiled eggs, apples, popsicles, and ribs. The closest I have gotten to ribs this week was a beef dip and it didn’t satisfy my craving 😦

Sleep: Sleeping good except for really vivid dreams, waking up to pee in the middle of the night, and losing feeling in my left side because I force myself to sleep on that side.

Baby Items Bought/Received: We bought this set from Costco and it comes with all the big stuff we need for a really good price. Both of our parents helped buy this for us so we feel extremely spoiled. Brian’s parents are also bringing down the nursery furniture that Brian’s brother gave us this weekend as well so everything is coming together really fast! We also picked a paint colour for the nursery last weekend that is a very light grey so will work with lots of colours whether Baby B is a boy or a girl.

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Best Baby Moment: Feeling lots of flutters everyday :)

Goals: I need to get back into my walking routine. I sit all day at work so I really need to focus and exercise when I get home. <– this hasn’t changed from last week. I cannot wait until it is nice outside (read: NOT -30) so that I can walk outside again.

Worries: Brian made me a sandwich for lunch today that has (nitrate free) sandwich meat on it and now I am all paranoid. I’m sure it will be fine but you never know!

Looking Forward To: Our next doctors appointment on my birthday :) Hopefully we get to hear the heartbeat again!