Sunday, September 23, 2012

30 Weeks!

I will admit; lately, I've been somewhat whiny and a wee bit crabby (the correct response now would be, 'you? no. you're always so cheery) I decided that for this post, I would list things that I enjoy about pregnancy...AND since I'm 30 weeks, thought I'd aim for 30 things!  Wish me luck!

1.  feeling little girl kick and squirm.  I had to put this as the first one, because it is definitly my favorite part about this whole experience. When I get home from work I eat a little something, down a little water, and lay on the couch ready to play :)....she seems to be most active right around 5-5:30 at night.  Through all this, everytime I feel her judo-chop me from inside, I can't help but smile.

2.  no one judges me when I over order food...and then eat it all!

3.  great excuse for fro-yo breaks

4.  planning out the nursery!  i think it's the first time, I actually fully concepted out a room and stuck with the theme.  HA! and no, you can't see what it is yet!!!  that will be a different post.

5.  not having to remember to take birth control

6.  "pregnancy-brain" excuse

7.   people are more likely to be helpful- helping lift things, open doors, etc

8.  seeing adam do domestic chores :P

9.  random people telling me random stories

10.  random people touching my belly-  ok, so this one seems to be on most pregnant ladies "do-not-like" list...but maybe it's becuause I'm from a small town where everyone is all up in your business, or I'm from an affectionate family...or maybe I just thrive on attention...but I don't mind the random gesture.  people are always nice and friendly, and for whatever reason smile when they touch a pregnant belly.

11.  hearing adam talk about things he wants to do with, read books

12.  no one can judge me when I am bawling during movies meant for teenage girls.

13.  i didn't have to paint the nursery, and i didn't have to feel guilty about pawning it off to adam

14.  knowing that soon, we'll have a wee one to snuggle with

15.  excited about all the family that will be out to visit

16.  prenatal massages

17.  my GIANT preggy pillow

18.  maternity pants - these will certainly stick around for events like Thanksgiving Dinner and ice cream binges

19.  my nails are awesome

20.  my hair is awesome - well when i wash it

21.  knowing that my mom and dad will have their first human grandbaby

22.  buying mini-me clothes - addicted

23.  feeling all the soft baby blankets, clothes, towels, etc...why are adult things not so soft?

24.  i'm not a fan of my new GIGANTIC boobies, but adam doesn't seem to mind them

25.  being able to talk with other pregnant women - there HAS to be a baby-boom going on.  I think every other person I know is pregnant right now...and due around the same time as me.  It's great...we all whine together.

26. starting and getting to share all my thoughts with you via this blog!!!

27. napping

28. our new AC

29. telling people that we're expecting!!

30.  having a great excuse for leaving social events early.

so- you will probably notice that there are a few weeks of pictures missing from the gif below,  but hey, I'm pregnant. At least I finally got it up here!! woot woot for me!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

eyes and ears and a mouth and a...

NOSE!  Just look at that little pinchable nose!  Here we are, at 29 weeks, and believe it or not, there appears to be a REAL baby in my belly! WHOA! talk about sci-fi crazy talk! She's got a full head of hair, no you can't see it....that black stuff that might look like hair, is actually her favorite bladder.   But she has, little hands and feet, pouty lips and appears to be a super cuddler! YAY!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Pups Dig it!

Due to being sick and/or being an old lady and going to bed super early, our social calendars have been fairly baron...however, we definitly opened it up for a chance to help support our local Humane Society to attend the Furball!!  At the Furball, we enjoyed, dancing, live entertainment and fine dining, ALL while enjoying the company of our most favoritest furbabies...yeop, the girls were there with us!  The Furball if my favorite event of the year, and why wouldn't it be?  It includes all my favorite things in life: fabulous food, wonderful friends, and all of our furry four-legged friends...and not mention, this year our very own ProPlants donated all the orchid centerpieces!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pregnancy Bloopers- The S*$% No One Told Me About

First off, I MUST apologize for the recent poor blogging showing ...I have failed my readers.

But, to make it up to you, I thought I'd share some of the more memorable moments from the past few weeks.


1.  Puking in a bus stop garbage can, while standing in a puddle of your own urine....bawling, all while your husband is looking at you with that deer-in-headlights look.
    yeop, thats right...remember that post earlier, about having listeria?  well, this is the part of the story that I left out.  For those of you who have gone through this whole pregnancy thing, you probably have a similar story or two.  But here I was...with my head in a very disgusting bus stop garbage, with dozens of cars driving by... and standing in a puddle of my own urine.  Talk about humiliating.  We're not talking a tiny little trickle. No...this was full on gush. The worst part?  walking the last half mile in my wet shorts....lord.   

2. Having to keep a stash of plastic bags in your car for your daily puke
    starting at week 13-14, everyone kept saying how the nausea and puking should start to slowly go away...well they lied...and it just kept getting worse, and worse, and the point where the puking started at around 4-4:30 pm, and would continue to about 11pm...when i'd be so exhausted, that I'd eventually be able to pass out- just to be able to wake up every hour or so to continue the oh-so-glorious time.    Seeing as though I typically work until'd can imagine the dilemma of driving home.  A girl must be prepared.  So I had my fully stocked stash of plastic bags sitting in the passenget seat, waiting for my car ride home.  Thinking back, I wonder what the cars next to me must have thought....

3.  Learning that Frontier Airlines is the worst airline EVER and that they employe horrible people like Patty.
    My last trip for work was in Atlanta.  Do you know how far Atlanta is from San Diego?  Approximately 2,140 miles...thats a long trip.   Instead of rewriting the whole story and infuriating myself further...I thought I'd just share my email to Frontier:

I am 5 months pregnant, and still get nauseous, and apparently more so on flights during take off and landing.  On the landing of my flight I got extremely nausueous.  Maybe you and your employees don't realize, that sometimes, when you're pregnant, and you get sick, especially as you are further along, and the baby is pushing down on your bladder, when you puke, cough, sneeze, you can also urinate.  well, i've learned that when I puke, I need to be in a restroom, so to not soil my pants.  So, as soon as the flight landed I ran to the toilet.  Mid-puke, an attendant, named Patty, ripped open the door, pulled me out of the bathroom shoved a bag in my hand and harshly told me to go back to my seat.  Of course, by the time I got back to my seat, I was crying, my underwear wet, and I was ready to NEVER be on another frontier airplane again.    Unfortuneatly, I had a layover and still needed to change planes, thus, needing to get back on another plane. You can probably imagine JUST how "thrilled" I was to see the exact same crew.  I took my seat, quite unhappy that I'd have to see Patty again.  After taking off, I saw her looking around the cabin.  When she saw me, she bent down and said "i have a present for you"  chuckled, and handed me another vomit bag.  THEN said "the other attendent told me that you were pregant, and thats why you dashed to the restroom".   As I sat in my wet underwear in my seat, I found her "gift" to be rude, disrespectful, and untactful.  I was travelling for work at the time, with other you can imagine what I was feeling at that point.  Not too mention, how bad I felt for the person who had to sit in my previous seat, on the previous plane... I flew 2 weeks prior to this trip for a separate business trip, on Delta. The attendents on that flight were much more understanding, kind, and respectful to my needs.  That is what I expect from ALL attendents on all airlines.

4.  Sobbing in the Bathtub at 2 in the morning becuase it's too hot, you're sick of peeing in your bed everytime you cough, and you've been puking for the past 6 hours.
      I don't know about the rest of the US, but it has been ungodly hot here in San Diego this summer. Typically, we have about 2 weeks of heat that is a little less than we've never actually gotten to needing an AC.    Well, amidst the probably third week of extreme heat....after a few hours of coughing, and puking and running to the bathroom, I had just had enough.  I was hot and i turned the tub on to cold and got in...

5. Walking with Poise...
    As if all this nauseau and puking wasn't enough...of course, I had to catch whatever nasty cold was going around...which of course entailed a nasty, nasty cough...again, back to self-urination.  every night I'd go to bed, and when I'd start to feel a little tickle, I'd try to dash to the restroom so I could safely cough on the toilet...sometimes i'd make it, sometimes, well...i wouldn't.  After sending Adam off, on 50 mile goose chase to hunt down the LAST AC within a 50 mile radius, doing my third load of wash, JUST to have clean underwear, I decided to take a trip to the local Rite-Aid (pharmacy/convenient store)... to buy POISE- discreet bladder control pads.  Do you know what those are?  People say they are just super absorbent pads...but NOOOOO, these things are cotton boats you stick in your underwear.  They are diapers, without side tabs.  they go from way up front, alllllllllllllll the way back.  Infact, they only fit in a few pair of my underwear...apparently bikini briefs, not meant for Poise... Well, I bought a family size pack (no they don't call them family size, but the largest pack)....and started back home.  As I was in the cross-walk, i just started sobbing.  I really wanted my mom...I knew she would have handled this all so much better than me.   Good news is...shortly after I got home, Adam got back with a wonderful AC for our bedroom...finally, some relief.

6. Finding the chocolate your cupboard.
    hahahaha...and nope! wasn't even MY pregnancy brain...though, he (to remain nameless) sure tried to play it off that way...

4. Finding melted chocolate in your bra after getting home from work.
    not much else to be said about his one...i eat chocolate...i wear a bra.

5. Dipping your over sized tots in BBQ sauce
    and i'm not talking the fried potatoe tots... THEY JUST KEEPING GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER AND BIGGER AND BIGGER AND BIGGER... and why do they change color?