Friday, January 28, 2011

Week 24

How Far Along: 25 weeks today, but I'm recapping week 24.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 10lbs at my last appointment.

Maternity Clothes: Maternity pants, regular shirts.

Gender: Girl!

Movement: I feel her all day long, except she's pretty quiet in the mornings.  I'm hoping this is a foreshadowing of her sleep patterns when she's born.  I love to sleep in, so I'm hoping she does, too!

Sleep: I sometimes wake up with sore hips from sleeping on my sides, but no major complaints.

What I miss: Nothing really comes to mind for this week.

Cravings: Coffee (all decaf!), eggs and bananas.

Symptoms: I've had to take it easier than I'd like in regard to the whole moving process, but thankfully we had amazing help to do the heavy lifting and lots of people to remind me to rest/relax.

Best Moment this week: Having strangers ask me if I'm pregnant.  It's fun to 'look pregnant' - people are so nice to you! - and I love that they are sure enough of the pregnancy to ask about it (meaning: hopfully I no longer look like I just went hog wild with Christmas sweets)!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Big Moves

Hubs and I have been looking for a home to purchase off and on since last Spring. We looked casually - but often - so we were able to get a good idea of what we were looking for in terms of size, layout, price and location. With Baby Girl's arrival set for Spring, our hunting efforts were kicked into high gear. Luckily (or I should say divinely), the perfect house came up in the perfect location at the perfect time. After a few negotiations, it was under contract to be ours. Here is the part of the story in which I gloss over the 6 weeks' worth of back and forth between the sellers/realtors/bank/us that ensued.  I'd rather it go down in the books as an "all's well that ends well" type of situation. But if you have questions or care to know more about the process in general, our process specifically, or anything real estate/mortgage process related, just email me!

The long and short of it is that we closed last week and moved 98% of our belongings last weekend (thanks to our amazing family and friends who did more than we could have imagined!). We are going to paint all the walls, trim and cabinets - so basically every surface of the house - and we have bids out for a few minor renovations to the kitchen and master bath/closet. So until we figure out the game plan for those items, everything will be staying in boxes for the time being.  And trust me, folks, it is a sea of boxes.

I'll post some pictures later on so we can document this journey from beginning to end. Oh, wait, did I just hear one of you out there say that you don't care? Well then I'll document it for myself. Just so I remember not to move while 6 months pregnant ever again in my life. But for reals, this should be fun. And I'm hoping you think so too!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Weeks 19-23

 Hello, friends!  Happy New Year! 

It feels weird saying that considering it is the 21st of January, but a full month has passed since last we caught up.  After finding out baby's gender, we had a whirlwind of the holidays, a trip to San Diego/Disneyland, a hellish few weeks at work and an illness thrown in the mix.  I am happy to report that everyone has returned to full health and things have slowed down at work for now.  We have some exciting things in store around these parts in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!  But, for now, a recap of what we've been up to... 


19 Weeks

20 Weeks

21 Weeks

23 Weeks
 ***I must have missed a 22 week picture when I was sick.  Please forgive me, but no one wanted to see me that week.  Trust me.
How Far Along: 24 weeks today, but I'm recapping weeks 19-23.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 10lbs at my appointment last week.

Maternity Clothes: Maternity pants, for the most part (after my Bella Band incident).  I found some great Liz Lange for Target Maternity work pants that I loooove.

Gender: Girl!

Movement: We have a very active little girl!  Hubs has been able to feel her move for a few weeks and the look on his face when he does just never gets old.  It does seem that she is getting close to my rib cage and causing me to be a little short of breath at times.  Yikes for the next 16 weeks!

Sleep: No complaints.

What I miss: We went to Disneyland over New Years and I missed riding the fast rides (but only for a bit) - it was so fun to be there and I was still able to get on some of the slower rides. 
Cravings: Multigrain Cheerios, Chana Masala (we love us some Indian food!), and frozen yogurt.

Symptoms: I did make a trip to the hospital, which was a little scary.  I had gotten sick two weeks ago and spent a full weekend in bed.  I didn't get enough fluids and ended up with some contractions that had me up all night worried.  So Hubs and I went in early the next morning to get checked.  They gave me 2L of fluid, a Motrin and monitored us for a bit.  Everything turned out fine, thank goodness.  I learned my lesson about staying hydrated!  I am really good about it when healthy, but obviously missed the mark when sick.

Best Moment this week: Baby girl has been getting lots of new clothes.  My mom spoiled her rotten this past week and we've gotten some really cute outfits from my grandpa and mother-in-law as well.  And Hubs and I couldn't pass up the cutest little party dresses we found on sale at H&M either.