Monday, February 21, 2011

Baby Bump Update - 3rd Edition

It's time for another baby bump update.  If you missed the 1st edition or 2nd edition, feel free to check them out.  It's been awhile since I last updated so we have lots of news.

Dr. Update:
I am now 22 weeks pregnant.  I can't believe we're already more than half way through, time is flying by!  I have gained a total of 10 pounds but I'm not sure how much longer I'll be willing to share that update with you.  :-) We just went to the Dr. last week and had our mid-pregnancy ultrasound.  It was so great to see the baby more developed and it was even better to hear that the baby is growing normally and everything is in it's proper place.  What a blessing!  The ultrasounds was cool, although half of the time I couldn't really tell what I was looking at; but they checked the kidneys, brain, stomach, arms, legs. etc.  So all is good!  We also found out that we're having a BOY!  (Cue the blue confetti) Which is SO very exciting.  It's funny because my friends and family said on my facebook post how great boys are but I know if we were having a girl, everyone would be just as excited and say just as much nice things about girls.  We would be happy with either a boy or girl, but it's even more exciting now that we know it's a boy.   :)

I am officially not fitting in much of anything.  I'm still trying to make some of my regular clothes fit because a) I haven't had time to go shopping and b) I don't want to spend the money on clothes that are not that cute and I won't wear long term and c) I'm in denial that I no longer wear the same size. . . SIGH.  I know I'll soon have to go shopping but we'll see how much longer I can wait that out. 

Maybe I'm just not used to seeing myself like this but I swear I look better in person.  Or maybe I'm just not photogenic.  Or maybe we always take the pics late and night and I have the long day showing on my face. Haha, if you see me, just tell me I look beautiful anyway.  ;)

19 weeks

20 weeks

21 weeks

22 weeks

The difference between 19 and 20 looks huge, but maybe it was just the non-maternity shirt I was trying to squeeze myself into. 

For the most part, I am sleeping well.  I don't have to get up too much and I usually sleep through the night. I  have always been a stomach sleeper so the whole side thing is kinda hard to adjust too.  I'm more comfortable on my back, but apparently you're not supposed to sleep on your back after the 4th month?!  So, I'm confined to my left side.  For some reason, my right side is not nearly as comfortable.  Whatevs.

I'm still trying to eat healthy of course, but it's getting hard with everyone giving me free reign to eat whatever 'because you're pregnant'.  I need someone to say "I know chocolate cake for dinner sounds good, but think of your baby. . . here have some carrots!" So, next time you see me, offer me an apple or something. Haha.

I can feel him move from the outside now.  Curtis was able to feel him about a week and a half ago.  It's hard to let other people feel him move because it happens so quickly and it's hard to find him in there.  It's so cool to feel his moves more strongly now.  Now I know why pregnant ladies are always holding their bellies, it's because you can't not put your hand there to feel him kick.  It stops me in my tracks every time.

Mood Swings:
I'm not going to lie, these may be coming back from time to time.  Or maybe they just lay and wait for me to get a little frazzled then they rear up like a mighty lion. (wha?) I know I sound like an annoying and nagging wife, but the mood swing in me takes over and I can't stop sometimes.  I am thankful to have a hubby who loves me anyway and just gives me a hug instead of hating me.  If only he knew what things I didn't say. 

Other News:
We started the process of registering and I'm now looking for furniture.  I think we may have found some bedding with the help of my friend, but I may check a few other places.  Next time I go to the doctor, I have to have the blood glucose test, which I've heard is not so fun but we'll see. 

I'll keep you updated over the next few weeks, so stay tuned if you'd like.  :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dear Glee, It's not me, It's you!

I am now sad to say that I used to promote Glee right here on this very blog. I know right! Please don’t judge me. It really was a good show. . . you know, back in season one. Now, I am not loving it at all.

I realized that I’m fast forwarding most of the songs and as my friend pointed out - the acting is not so amazing. There are no really gripping plot lines any more (I'm missing Mr. Shu and Ms. Pillsbury). Now the songs are slow, boring, Bruno Mars (ewww) or something I’ve never heard of, and worst of all - there is no real point to the characters stories.

The only fun part about Glee is Sue Sylvester. She’s absolutely crazy and it’s awesome. But really, I could just watch the highlights of her antics on hulu or something.  Why do I continue to watch this show?  I dunno.  I may continue to fast forward and catch the highlights, but I'm thinking that too will fade.  So, after coming to these realizations, I think I'm going to have to break up with Glee.  So here goes. . .

Dear Glee,

It's not me - It's you!  I’m not sure I can just quit you cold turkey, but you’re running on thin ice here pal. Your singers are amazing and I like your characters but I need more if I’m going to spend time with you every week. So. . . I guess what I'm saying is - Shape up or I'm shipping out.


Monday, February 14, 2011

It's Valentines Day

Sorry to point that out.  I'm finding that even if you're in a loving and committed relationship, you most likely groan at the thought of Valentines day.  Expect if you're in high school and have a boyfriend, then it's like totally the most important day ever!

Anyways, I like Valentines day for the most part.  I do think all the cards and toys are super cheesy but I like the thought of telling people how much they mean to you. I think that's a vital and important part of every relationship you value and should not be done only once a year.  But a yearly reminder to do so is nice I think.

So to all of you, my friends, my family and most importantly to my amazing husband, I LOVE YOU!  I really appreciate all the wonderful people that are in my life.  I am one blessed girl! 

My honey and I will not be celebrating tonight, we're going to visit my friend and her new baby, but we find out if we're having a boy or girl on Wednesday so we'll use the high of that event as cause to celebrate us and our growing family! Yay!

I hope you take the time to let the people in your life know how much they mean to you; and it doesn't have to be today. :)


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Another Ten on Tuesday

It's time for another Ten on Tuesday courtesy of Chelsea at Roots & Rings

1. What’s your favorite kind of donut?
I'd have to say overall it would be a chocolate covered donut.  But usually I get one glazed donut and one chocolate covered donut.  I love anything with chocolate. 

2. Do you use the snooze button?
Absolutely,  I am notorious for being extremely difficult to wake up, just ask my family and my husband.  I wonder how that's going to work out for me with a baby in the house?  Guess I'll get used to waking up. :)  But for now, I snooze for a very long time, like 30 - 45 minutes.  And now I've got my husband into the habit of hitting the snooze button.  BAD STEFANIE!

3. Do you write in cursive, print, or a combination of the two?
A combination of the two.  I usually start my words in cursive and end in print.  I think. 

4. Tell us a joke.
I am a terrible joke teller.  I get most my jokes from Laffy Taffy.  I borrowed this one from my friend Amanda.

Q:  How much do pirates pay for an ear of corn?

A:  A buckaneer!

5. How many languages do you speak?
Juuuusssttt one!  English is my language of choice.

6. Why did you start blogging?
I had gotten into reading blogs and I loved how bloggers would link to other blogs and you'd find a whole new style of writing and a whole new set of information.  I kind of feel like a stalker when I talk about the blogs I read as if I know these people, but in a small way I do.  When you follow a blog, you get somewhat invested in that persons life and get anxious to hear what the next step in their life, pregnancy, home buying, etc. will bring.  I also wanted a way to document what goes on in my life - if for no other person than myself.  I am not great at taking pictures of the events in my life so this is a good way to try and remember to document the big events in my life.  It's great to look back over your blog posts for the year and see what all you've done. 

7. Do you use bar soap or liquid body wash?Liquid body wash.  I don't like the feel of bar soap, I think it always feels filmy on my skin. 

8. Do you buy bottled water?
Yes, sad but true.  I know it's bad, but we use them when we're on the go and we buy a variety of those crystal light mix-in packets and make our own lemonade and stuff.  We do use filtered water when around the house though. 

9. What did you think of the Super Bowl Half Time Show?
Eh... it was fine.  I like the Black Eyed Peas for the most part but I think the sound crew did a bad job.  But isn't that the case in most of the Super Bowl performances?  To be honest, I'm kind of sad that I missed the Janet Jackson / Justin Timberlake fiasco so I'm always watching to see if anything scandalous happens.  Everyone (meaning online) was saying how Fergie had a baby bump but I didn't see it, I just noticed her shoes. 

10. How do you feel about Steve Carell leaving The Office?
Booo.  I don't think they should continue The Office without Steve Carell.  I haven't been into the office since the beginning, but I've caught up on it.  I don't think it's as funny as it used to be, but the characters are so developed that I think it just won't be the same without Steve Carell.

Take Care!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Random Thursday Thoughts

Brrrr. . . it's cold!  But I'm home now with my comfy sweatpants on, comfy shirt, warm sweatshirt, fuzzy socks, blanket and snuggly husband.  I'm set.  (And I'm sure I'm lookin oh so beautiful).  We're about to warm up some left over roast (Yummy!!) and settle in for some relaxation.

BTW - I love how it's 35 today and in the 60's on Sunday.  That's why we all stay sick and I can't seem to recover! 

Anyway, I hope you're staying warm and are also relaxing tonight.  Tomorrow's Friday and then the weekend.  We have a super busy but fun weekend ahead. 

Oh and we're going to watch Big Bang Theory in a few minutes.  Hope you tune it, because I'm sure it'll be funny - it always is.  :)

I tried to wear a 'normal' shirt today that I used to wear all the time and it was very tight now.  It really pointed out my baby bump and everyone noticed.  Guess I won't be wearing that one again for awhile. (not that I want to hide my bump, it's just too tight)  Every time I go into my closet, I try on a shirt, then have to throw it into the 'put away for later' pile.  I'm running out of options people.  If you see me, don't judge me for wearing the same shirt you saw me in last time, my choices are limited.  :)

I'm catching up on a lot of my friends blogs lately and they've all been posting the cutest pics of their kids and their activities.  Check out the list on the right side of the page if you haven't already.

Hmm, guess that's all my random thoughts for now.  Have a great night.

Love ya,