Thursday, August 29, 2013

29 Weeks!

How far along? 29 weeks and 6 days

Total weight gain/loss- 6.5 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes! 

Stretch marks?  I haven't found any more! 

Sleep: This week hasn't been so bad!  I have learned to really cut back on drinking at night.  I try to not drink anything at all when I'm home from work to limit the trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
 Best moment this week: Where were a few good moments this week...  #1 Seeing my belly move when baby kicks!  #2 Passing my Glucose test!!!  and #3... Nsync reunion... Duh!

Miss Anything? Not really this week...

Movement: Yes!  He is getting stronger and stronger!

Food cravings: Super Cinnamon Bagel & Cream Cheese! 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Cigarette smoke! GAG!

Have you started to show yet: Oh yea!  I feel like every time I eat I feel my stomach stretching!
Gender: BOY

Labor Signs:  nope.  

Belly Button in or out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! Happy!

Looking forward to: I'm so looking forward to getting the proofs from our maternity photo shoot!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tearin' up my heart!

ohhhh *Nsync how I've missed you!!!!!!!  It was so amazing seeing them on the VMA's Sunday!  I was legit squealing like a little tween!

As soon as the performance was over, I  saw my belly move when baby kicked for the for the first time!!!!  So... I'm not sure if that is a sign that he enjoyed the performance, or if he was being a typical man and nudging me to be quiet!  LOL

Check Up!

Yesterday was my doctor visit. I gained a half of a pound... Bringing my total weight gain to 6.5 lbs.  Go me! :) :)  My belly is measuring right on, meaning he should weigh about 2.5-3 pounds and measure at roughly 17 inches long. And Baby Anthony's heart rate is at... Wait... One second...  There is a knock at the door...  My glucose results.  I PASSED!  I PASSED!  Diabetes Freeeeeeeeeee!!!! wooooooooooo!!!!  God I am SO HAPPY!!!  And how crazy is it that I got my results right as I was on the doctor's table? I gave her a big hi-five!  Now back to my baby's heart rate 146 bpm!  woooooooooooooo!

After each quick exam Dr. Lim takes me to her office and we discuss, whats to come in upcoming visits and answers any questions I may have.  I explained to her that my biggest concern was that I would go into labor while Pat was at work far away in his truck, and asked if we can schedule delivery...  She said that obviously they prefer for everything to happen naturally but it can be done, but will not be done until the week of my due date.  At least I know it's a possibility and she told me not to have anxiety about it.  I do feel better.

Now my appointments will be every two weeks to monitor my blood pressure.  Then at 36 weeks, I will go for another ultrasound to check on his position and size.   Movin right along...

To celebrate being Diabetes FREE ...  After my appointment I treated myself to a big piece of Pizza from the hospital cafeteria (which is delicious by the way) and a nice cold Pepsi!!!

72 days till D Day! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Maternity Photo- Sneak Peek

Ruben Pereida Photography

How AMAZEBALLS is the first "sneak peek" maternity photo!?!?!?  L O V E!   We just did it yesterday afternoon...  We took a lot of shots!  Hoping they all turn out as good as this one! :):)  A good friend of ours did our photos, and promised to get them to us asap!  We couldn't have asked for a better day weather wise! :)  And that fabulous bowtie onsie I picked up on Etsy!  Perfect for our little gentleman!

Mani, Pedi, Spray Tan, and a full face of makeup including lashes... I felt like myself again!

Behind the Scenes :)

Glucose Tolerance - Take 2

Glucose Tolerance Test #2 was a longgggggg day!  Telling a pregnant woman she can NOT eat till the afternoon is not nice!  Not nice at all!  I drank that lovely "fruit punch" concoction and had to sit in the waiting room for 3 hours, and every hour, on the hour, they drew my blood.   As if the test itself wasn't stressful enough, the thought of having diabetes is enough to make you go crazy.  Thinking of all the food restrictions, and pricking myself daily to test my sugars!  UGHHHHH!!!  Thank god my Mom and her iPad came along to help pass the time.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

28 Weeks!

How far along? 28 weeks and 5 days

Total weight gain/loss- 6 lbs... Doctor today, so I am very sure that is going to change!

Maternity clothes? Yes! 

Stretch marks?  I haven't found any more! So... I say we are winning at the moment.

Sleep: Getting comfortable is a bit more of a challenge this week
 Best moment this week: I got my nursery furniture!

Miss Anything? Not really this week...  I'm feeling pretty good

Movement: Yes!  More and more every day!  It feels like its almost constant!

Food cravings: Not really...  I've been overdosing myself on fruit.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Cigarette smoke!

Have you started to show yet: Oh yea!  I feel like every time I eat I feel my stomach stretching!
Gender: BOY

Labor Signs:  My belly felt a bit uncomfortable yesterday...  and after an intense googeling session, I think that I had my very first experience with Braxton Hicks.  Nothing horrible.  But definitely a bit uncomfortable.

Belly Button in or out?  In- Thank God!!

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! Happy!

Looking forward to: I can't wait to get this 2nd glucose screening test done and over with already!  My appointment is tomorrow.  I have been really watching what I'm eating this week...  and today no carbs! I think after I leave the test tomorrow I am going to have a gigantic Fro Yo!  I really hope the last test was a fluke!  Fingers crossed!!

Happy Holidays! :)

I know, its not even September yet... but I am SO looking forward to the fall, and the holidays...  I absolutely LOVE walking into stores and seeing Halloween decorations... It means BABY IS COMING SOON!!!   My due date is now set to November 8, but originally it was October 31!  So I keep telling myself its Halloween (a week sooner)   If I go on Halloween, or even a day sooner, I have already instructed my mother, her first grandmotherly duty is to get my a Halloween outfit!!!!   Yes, I am that person that will have my child in holiday jammies and bibs the entire month of the holiday!  Why not!?  I have always been a "theme" person!  I am also that person that annoys my Facebook friends with a Christmas countdown in August...  Speaking of which...  Only 125 days!

Check out his Thanksgiving duds :)  I hope its cold enough... or he is big enough to wear this!  I mean I just die for this outfit!!!!  I need a turkey bib :)

Baby Gap!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My bump has a shadow!

Walking through the house, I caught a glimpse of my shadow... And I found it very entertaining!  HELLO BUMP!  It kind of looks like I'm naked... but I can assure you I am not!

Nursery Nesting

I finally got my nursery furniture!!! Two dressers and a changing table!  Between me, my mother, and Pat, we moved them around probably about 27 times... and I'm still not 100% if they are properly positioned.  But... I love them! :):)  Now I am totally full steam ahead with trying to complete everything! I finally decided on a Rocking Chair, and  I really want a rug, and curtains...  I still haven't figured out what my accent color will be.  And I need things for the wall...  Those are on the top of the nursery to- do list!

Dresser #1

Dresser #2 & Changing Table
After I had the furniture delivered, I decided that it was time to clean out Pat's closet!  What a MESS!  In our master bedroom there are 2 closets, his and hers, but because I have my "Pretty Room" he was using both.  And I had overflow of crap from when I switched my pretty room over to the smaller space. After 8 trash bags and a trip to the Good Will... his "Yo-Boy" days are officially OVER! No more Black Label or Ed Farty Hardy he now is an owner of a closet fit for a 31 adult man. Everything was nicely hung in one closet and the other closet space was used for storage.

In course of my purging  I found the cutest little stuffed animal.  A teddy that I didn't even realize was there.  He was Pat's from when he was a child, and he had him tucked in the back of his closet.  Now he has a new home...  In Anthony's nursery!  I think its the cutest thing for Pat to be able to pass down his Teddy to our son!  Almost brings a tear to my eye!  (hey!  its the hormones!)

Happy to say it's all coming together...  I find myself standing in there sometimes just looking around...  Pat said he does the same thing...  And apparently the puppies do too...  

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Glucose Challange Test

Just when I thought that pregnancy was a piece of cake...  I get a call from my doctor yesterday afternoon...  She had received the results for my glucose screening test from last week.  A test that I was really nervous about because I have a history of diabetes in my family.  Basically, you have to drink a sugary drink, sit in the lab for an hour, and then your blood is drawn and tested to see how your body breaks down the sugars in your system.  The test itself wasn't all that bad.  I had myself freaked out for nothing, or so I thought.  Yesterday Dr. Lim called to tell me that my sugar levels were elevated and I have to go back for additional tests. This time its a 4 hour test and is much more accurate.  If again, my sugars are too high, I will be diagnosed with gestational diabetes.  If that's the case, Ill have to see a specialist, be placed on a diet and have to prick myself and test my blood sugars daily.  :(  Not only that but reading about the effects it can have on the remainder of my pregnancy and baby are pretty scary.  Google really is a double edged sword...  It gives you the information your looking for, and scares the be-jesus out of you at the same time.  So I will not be googling anymore until I am officially diagnosed.  Until then, I am putting myself on a diet...  Cutting out all the unnecessary carbs and sweets.  I really thought I was doing well!  My appointment is scheduled for next Friday...  Wish me luck!

I tell ya, this 3rd trimester really has me nervous....  I get alerts daily from different pregnancy apps on my Iphone... and every single day its all about, leg cramps, varicose veins, not sleeping, retaining fluid, etc. etc!  And now this diabetes crap! Jeez!  The 3rd trimester sounds so scary!!!  What is going to happen to me!?!?!?!? 

84 days till D day! 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sunday Funday

My father in law got a boat this summer and this past Sunday was our first trip out.  The weather was perfect!  Not too hot, and sunny!  Perfect Pregger weather!  We sailed the bay caught some Ray's and played a little corn hole at this little Barge.

Monday, August 12, 2013


How far along? 27 weeks and 2 days

Total weight gain/loss 6 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes! 

Stretch marks?I found a second :(

Sleep: eh, not horrible.  But not fantastic.
 Best moment this week: the best of the week is ALWAYS the weekend!  :)

Miss Anything? 

Movement: Yes!  Nothing severe... Its mostly flutters but its almost constant movement this past week... but STILL cannot get Pat to feel him!

Food cravings: Froyo Please! :)

Anything making you queasy or sick: I gag all the time!  Any funky smell... I gag! My eyes water!  I cant even discuss the smell!!  EW!

Have you started to show yet: Oh yea!  I feel like every time I eat I feel my stomach stretching!
Gender: BOY

Labor Signs:  Nope- Im terrified when I can answer this question with YES!!

Belly Button in or out?  In- thank god!

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!!  And 2nd week in a row... No tears! :)

Looking forward to: Still...  Pat feeling baby kick!!!!!  Come on Nino!  Cooperate for Daddy!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Yes, this just happened!

Yes! This just happened... How could I resist...  Came all the way from London...  Found it on Ebay!  My favorite online shopping spot!  Tupac!  When rap music was real!  Gotta teach baby boy young! Ha! Ha! Ha!

I have been on my baby shopping game this week, not only did we get Tupac, but we got a baby boy bowtie, some jeans, some sweats, and some other onsies!  I love the feeling I get when I hang those little outfits in the closet! :) :)

Monday, August 5, 2013


Back Yard DIY!  Painting my 33x90 plywood

I love my glue gun!

Daddy & Poppy- After this photo was taken I realized the Z was upside down... Oops! LOL



Super Spectacular Snickey Saturday!

For those of you that are not familiar with the "Snickey" term, that is the nickname that pet name that my husband and I have for each other.  It can also be Snick, Snicker, Snickey Doodle...  well, the list goes on, but you get the point lol.

With Pats new work schedule pretty crazy, I've been anxious to have some one on one time with the hubs.  So Saturday was declared, as a Super Spectacular Snickey Saturday!  Our original plan was to take a stroll through the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore, grab a bite and hit up the Orioles game.  But the weather didn't cooperate, it was wet and gloomy, the perfect day to lay in bed and eat cake LOL and we did just that! ha!  Even the pups were feeling lazy and not in a rush to get out of bed!

With the weather against our outdoor day, we decided to do something different... And went to Maryland Live Casino.  A new casino only about 35 minutes away!  It was funny to see that so many other Pregnant couples had the same idea as us!  I don't think I had seen so many prego's under one roof!  Neither one of us are big gamblers, or familiar with table games, so we hit up the slots!!

It didn't take long to flush money down the casino toilet, and for myself to get hungry, so we took a stroll to the huge mall connected to the casino... Did a little shopping, for baby of course.  And had some delicious fajitas! Yummy!  Then back to the casino again for a last ditch effort to win some cash!  I actually walked away $100 richer!  woo hoo!


26 Weeks!

How far along? 26 weeks and 2 days

Total weight gain/loss- 6 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes! 

Stretch marks? So far so good! But my skin has been SOOO dry this past week!  I'm not sure if it's left over suntan from being at the beach, or if it has something to do with pregnancy... either way I have never had this happen to me before!  

Sleep: Not  so bad...  Just getting up to pee!
 Best moment this week: I had a great weekend... With a fantastic date night, and FINALLY finishing the letters!  I don't know what was better!

Miss Anything? Not really this week...  I'm feeling pretty good

Movement: Yes!

Food cravings: Froyo Please! :)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Cigarette smoke!

Have you started to show yet: Oh yea!  I feel like every time I eat I feel my stomach stretching!
Gender: BOY

Labor Signs:  Nope

Belly Button in or out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!  And I am happy to say there have been NO tears this week! :)
Looking forward to: Pat feeling baby kick!!!!!  Come on Nino!  Cooperate for Daddy!