Monday, September 30, 2013

Week In Photos

Special Delivery-  ROCKING CHAIR!


Target Haul- Hospital Bag Edition

My adorable, gorgeous, handsome, beautiful, godson Braylon!  
Nino's first Ravens jersey
My mommy & Patrick - The loves of my life <3

My two bestest friends in the world, Kristen & Molly, and baby Iliana at her Baptism

Boo Lovin'

My beautiful first born son, Romeo Jolie- Pitt Phipps

Shower #2

For the past five years I've worked as an administrative assistant for a local Real Estate Office, Long & Foster.  We are a pretty large office and we have about 140 real estate agents, and just one of lil ol' me!  I take of just about everything around here.  Well, this Friday I was TOTALLY SURPRISED when they threw me a baby shower!  I mean TOTALLY surprised, I even got a little teary eyed lol.  There was great food, decorations, and the amount of love was overwhelming! In addition to great gifts, they had a collection and presented me with two VERY GENEROUS gift cards, to Target and Babies R Us!  Now, I will be able to get everything else I needed !!!!  Everyone kept telling me how lost they will be around here while I'm on maternity leave.  I tell ya, it feels really nice to be appreciated at the office.  I cannot thank everyone enough!

Gorgeous hand knit sweater with football buttons on the shoulders... PERFECT for Purple Fridays!

Another Purple Friday hand knit sweater complete with PHIPPS on the back!  How AWESOME!
I cant believe this card!  Look at how many signatures!!!  I am truly overwhelmed!  Thanks to ALL! :):)

Friday, September 27, 2013

How to Piss off a Prego

This has happened to me 3 times...  The first time I was shocked.  The second my feelings were hurt, and the third, I was PISSED!

All three times, the convo started the same way...  

IDIOT: "Oh, congratulations!  When are you due!?"

ME: " Thank you! Halloween!"


Really!?!?  Really!?!?  REALLY!?!?! Who the hell says that to someone?  Someone that is more than likely already feeling self conscious about her size and weight gain.  And to a stranger!!

ME FIRST TIME: " No, just one."  As, I swallowed the lump in my mortified throat - I was in a bathing suit at that!  And the woman was probably 77 years old and missing 77 teeth!  I actually packed my things from the pool and left. 

ME SECOND TIME: I was silent - what do you say?

ME THIRD TIME:  "Well, that was rude...  Is my size not to your liking?" I was ready this time

IDIOT #3: "I wasn't trying to be rude ma'am, its just when someone is that big, there is normally multiples"

ME: "Wow!  And the blows keep coming.  Next time you should keep your f'n mouth shut!  What a great way to talk to someone."  And I walked away like a BOSS.  A PISSED BOSS!

So... the moral of this story, never EVER ask a woman if she is sure there is not more than one baby in her belly!  Idiot #4 who knows what will happen to you!!  Watch out, whoever you are!!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Baby Gear is takin' over

Vibrating Bouncy chair - CHECK
Pack -n- Play- CHECK
Swing- CHECK

And Romeo has added his stamp of approval!

Doctor visit - And Positive thoughts :P

Yesterday afternoon was my check up!  I gained another 3 pounds in the past two weeks, bringing me to a total of 15 big ones!  Not so bad.  When she placed the heart rate machine on my belly to she said WOW he is really low!  Baby boy is moving into position!  She said that was fine, but... ugh what does that mean?  I'm bad with asking questions when I'm there...  I think of a hundred things to ask when I leave.  Maybe I'll go early!?  My Halloween punkin hat may not have been a waste of money :) :)  Anyway, his heart rate was good, at 147 bpm, and I'm measuring at 33 weeks - Right on target!  She said that this was my last short visit, and next appointment is when we get down to the nitty gritty and start the exams, YIKES!  She complimented me on my positive attitude, and told me not to worry about anything.  Stay in my frame of mind, continue to stay positive, and the rest of the pregnancy will fly by without a hitch.  That made me happy!

Speaking of staying positive...  Yesterday I also woke up with a sore throat!  UGH this blows!  And of course, once again, I slept for shit!  I'm tired, my throat hurts and my body aches. And I can't take anything!  WAH!  OK I'm done.  Sorry.

Positive thoughts Krista!  Positive thoughts!

Mickey Mouse Party!

This past weekend was my nephew, Braylon's first birthday!  Here are a few photos!

My Brother Dan, Braylon, and his girlfriend Corde'

Buddy Boy with his Mickey ears

Mickey Photobooth frame made out of foam board.

Monday, September 23, 2013

33 Weeks

How far along? 33 weeks and 1 day

Total weight gain/loss- 15 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes!  Leggings & my uniform tank!

Stretch marks?  Nothing new!

Sleep: HORRIBLE!  I have barely slept all week!  :(  I go from left side, to right side, left side, right side, UGHHHHH!
Best moment this week:  My mom and I spent an evening organizing all of Anthony's clothes, and this weekend I put together some baby gear! 
Miss Anything? Not so much this week!
Movement: Yes-Everything is on the right side
Food cravings:not so much

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

Have you started to show yet: Yessir!  Ive had a person or two at the office tell me that it looks like Im starting to "drop"  
Gender: BOY
Labor Signs:  Been having a bit of Braxton Hicks action.   

Belly Button in or out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  Off- but not because of fat fingers, but because I have some sort of rash under my bands!  ITCHY!

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

Looking forward to: Still, getting more organized.  I feel like with all of this baby gear, my house is closing in on me!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

2:30 feeling...

I am so f'n tired I cant even deal.  Dear lord what I wouldn't do to have a Red Bull!  And not just any Red Bull one of those giant sons of bitches!  This whole not sleeping at night in the third trimester is the TRUTH and total bullshit!  I mean, there is another human being living inside of me... I need my rest!  It is only 2:30- and I feel like I'm on that 5 hour energy commercial...  I got that 2:30 feeling fo sho!  I think I slept about 2 hours last night!  I got up about 4 times to pee, and my back will not allow me to get comfortable.  I am totally over Penelope (my maternity pillow) shes just a giant pain in the ass, trying to flip her around in the middle of the night going from the left side, to the right side, to my back.  Not, to mention, Romeo, my shihtzu is absolutely terrified of it!  Every time I pick it up to move it, he jumps out of his dog bed, hides in the corner and shakes!
I was downloading ios7 to my iPhone, made of list of all the things I still need for baby, pinning, and instagraming at 4:30 am...  All the while Pat is laying sound asleep and so peacefully next to me.  Grrrrrrr...   I just want to kick him out of bed to the sofa so I can position myself diagonally across the bed and prop all of our 97 pillows around me.  5 o'clock cant come soon enough, I need to be released into the free world and face plant in my bed

Showered with LOVE!

This past Sunday was my baby shower!  And it was fabulous!   I had a pretty good feeling that it was coming!  So when my mom asked me to go to brunch and told me to "look pretty" I knew it was time to dust off the dress I had saved in my closet and apply my lashes!  When she came in the house to pick me up, she looked amazing all dressed up, full face of makeup and a super cute dress - we took one look at each other and both started giggling.  It was held in a super cute little community center in the neighborhood of my friend Kristen.  ABC was the theme (like my nursery) and it all decorated beautiful!  Favors were great, everyone got a little bottle of champagne with a tag that read "Ready to Pop"...  I was a tad bit jealous considering that I wasn't able to enjoy that part ;)  Another great part, was that instead of a card, everyone gave me a book!  And what I find AMAZING is that out of all those there, I did not receive one duplicate book!  Anthony will have bedtime stories every night!!

All my friends and family were there!  Except for my grandmother, unfortunately she was still in the hospital Sunday...  but she is dong much better now and was able to go home yesterday.  I did notice that there was no one from Pat's family there...  So that leaves me to wonder...  When is Shower #2!? LOL

It was obvious that a lot of time and planning every detail went into it.  I am so lucky to have my Mother, with the help of my girlfriends, and cousin... they really went above and beyond to make sure that every thing was special!  I got a lot of great gifts!!!  My anxiety of not being prepared has defiantly decreased.  Now the problem is that where the hell do I put it all!!?!

Here are just a few of the pictures from the shin- dig  I am waiting on a friend to download her camera and there are more coming...

My surprise face!
Me and my Momma

BFF x;s 2 - My two long time Best Friends, Kristen & Molly

My cousins Julia & Jenessa

  32 Weeks - 8 Months Down - 8 Weeks to go!
How cool is this Motorcycle Diaper Cake!?!?!  Made with love by my gf Amber

Is it me, or do the Steelers STINK!?!

Kari and I

Pat came after the game to put his man muscles to good use, and load up the car with the loot!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Maternity Photos

32 Weeks!

How fab are my family and friends at my shower!?!?! 
 I love this pic! 

How far along? 32 weeks and 3 days

Total weight gain/loss- 12 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes, but what I'm wearing in this photo actually is not maternity... This maxi is from the Lauren Conrad collection at Kohls.  I've had this in my closet just waiting for someone to invite me somewhere and I would prepared in case it was my shower!  ;)  The plan worked!! 

Stretch marks?  So far just the two, one on each side of my belly- They are like perfectly even... its weird

Sleep: It has not improved! I just cant get comfortable!  My back is okay all day, then as soon as I get in bed!  there comes the pain and discomfort!
Best moment this week: This Saturday was the first of 3 birthing classes, and Sunday was my BABY SHOWER!!!

Miss Anything? Champagne -  I was extremely jealous that my shower favor was a mini bottle of champagne for everyone, everyone but ME lol. 
Movement: Yes- Nothing too crazy this week, no big jabs, more of just "Swooshin" 
Food cravings: Last week I told you that I was really in the mood for mashed potatoes, well I defiantly fixed that!  I made a HUGE pot roast meal Saturday, complete with 5 lbs of Mashed Taters, Carrots, Corn, & Gravy!  mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....  Left overs for tonight!  I cant wait to go home and dig in! 

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

Have you started to show yet: Oh yea!  I feel like Ive popped even more in the past two weeks...  I officially cannot see my feet!  I live in a townhouse, so Im constantly going up and down my stairs, and twice when quickly going down the stairs I've almost tumbled down because I cant see the stairs and Ive nearly missed one!  HOLY BUTTERFLIES!  Slowwwwww down Krista!
Gender: BOY
Labor Signs:  nope.  After class #1 of birthing classes, Im scared when I can answer yes to this question! 

Belly Button in or out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  On

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

Looking forward to: Getting all the loot from my shower ORGANIZED!  

Friday, September 13, 2013

Cry me a river!

Today, I am 32 weeks.  Officially making me 8 months pregnant.  It is also purple Friday here in Baltimore so I have on my purple tank and everyone here in the office has made a comment of how I've really "Popped!! " You're getting BIG!  Can I rub your belly for good luck!? I don't really mind.  I really have enjoyed being pregnant so far...  It has been perfect.  And I enjoy my bump, and not having to worry about wearing spanx to conceal my muffin top. lol  It will be a sad day when I have to put away my maternity pants!

Last night I had a mini meltdown.  And I didn't even know it was coming...  On my way home from work, I called Pat as I do every day to chat and ask how his day was going, and what time I should expect him home.  He told me 9:00.  I said okay, see ya then!    Then I talked to my mom, she asked what I was doing, I didn't sound happy.  Well then the tears came!  Like a river!  I cried so hard I had to pull over my car and sit in the parking lot of some shopping center.  I don't even know what really came over me.   I'm still not used to these new work hours Pat has.... working so late.  He leaves the house at 6:30 am, and not back home until 9 pm.  When we get home from the hospital I'll be home with the baby and alone most of the time, and that scares the shit out of me.  I know my mother, and I'm sure my mother in law will be there, and help when needed, but it's just not Pat.  And this baby is coming, coming faster than I ever imagined! And I'm really at the point now that I'm just totally freaking out about everything.  Its not the birth that I'm scared of, its getting home and being alone and not knowing what the hell to do.  I'm a woman, how am I going to know what to do with balls and a penis??  And a bellybutton?  Oh jeez, the list goes on.  And then this week we got news that my father is being relocated to SAN DIEGO, the other side of the country, for six weeks!!!  Meaning there is a pretty damn good chance that he won't be here for Nino's big debut.  And that totally sucks :(  Not that he would be there doing anything...  But I obviously want him there.  I could cry thinking about it.  And to top it all off, my grandmother is in the hospital, shes not doing so well. Its a lot.  Like I said, I think all of my anxiety's just came out all at once!  And these hormones!  Whoooo!  

Monday, September 9, 2013

Check up!

I just got back from my latest check up!  And I have officially put on 6 more pounds in the last two weeks!  oh my!  I told you I was really excited to have passed my diabetes test!! :):)  That brings me up to a total of 12 lbs so far!  Dr Lim says I look good, measuring right on target at 31 weeks...  Nino's heart rate was at a healthy 139 bpm.  Nothing much else to report on that front.  I go back in two weeks!

Time is flyyyyyyyyyyyyyying!

Sunday, September 8, 2013


HOLY SHITBALLS!  Please excuse my language.  But OMG!  60 days!  That is two months..  And technically I am full term at 36 weeks, and can go any time after that... Which is only like 35 days away!  I feel like I'm so not ready!  I'm slightly freaking out that I haven't had my shower yet.  But I think that is just me trying to be prepared!  I know it has to be soon... I don't think my Mom would make me wait much longer, she knows how I am!  Or would she!?!?!??!?!  eeeeek!  Baby needs everything!  And when is it appropriate for me to pack my hospital bag?  I guess I need the things to pack it lol.  I guess I have some time for that!

This coming Saturday Pat and I start our birthing classes!  I'm really looking forward to that.  With Pats new job, and schedule he hasn't been able to come to my doctors appointments.  So in a way I feel as if he doesn't  fully "GET" that its this close.  I think that these classes should get him in gear.

Tomorrow I have a check up with the doc... to check my weight gain and blood pressure.Hopefully all is good in the hood!  Besides being uncomfortable at night when I'm sleeping, I feel good, great!

I do feel like I am 100% getting bigger, I have noticed myself getting out a grunt each time I get out of my car.  Shaving is a chore!   And my toes feel like they are a million miles away!  It may sound like I'm complaining but I'm really not.  Pregnancy seems to agree with me... I don't mind it at all!  I actually quit enjoy it!

Look at that belly in all it's glory!

31 Weeks

How far along? 31 weeks & 2 days

Total weight gain/loss- 6.5 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes, but what I'm wearing in this photo actually is not maternity..  Found the dress at Forever 21- Plus

Stretch marks?  So far just the two, one on each side of my belly- They are like perfectly even... its weird

Sleep: It hasn't been great.  Like I said before...  Im so tired, I have no problem falling asleep, but then I wake up several times because I'm uncomfortable, then can't fall back.  Its annoying, and Im sure its just a preview of what's to come.
 Best moment this week: Well this week has been pretty uneventful.

Miss Anything? Not so much

Movement: Yes!

Food cravings: Im really in the mood for mashed potatoes! mmmmmm

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: Same answer as last week...  My shower!  It has to be coming soon!!! When is it!?!?  I want to play with all my little treats!!!  Come on!!  Come on!  I'm trying to be patient over here!!!!!!!! LOL

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Purple Thursday!

We here in Baltimore take Ravens game day very serious!  Check out my blinged out Bump!