Friday, May 27, 2011

30 weeks & maternity pic!

How far along: 30 weeks

Total Weight Gain: 6-7 pounds

Maternity Clothes: pretty much all i wear now besides a few loose tops and dresses i can still squeeze my belly into

Movement: i noticed a TON more movement in the last week- baby cub has her feet in my ribs at the moment :/

Sleep: no good. i took a trip to denver this past week and even though the time change is only 4 hours its thrown me for a loop. last night i went to bed at 7 and woke up this morning at 4.

Symptoms: not much this week

Cravings: still cant pass a starbucks without feeding my chai tea addiction

Emotions: great- i've been able to chat with d a lot this week which definitely boosts my spirits

Best Moment of the Week: also some great friends here in hawaii took me out last week for maternity pictures! i'll be posting a few more but the one up top is from our little photo day. chelsea did SUCH an amazing job. i originally wasn't going to get them done but they told me it'd be fun and now i am so so glad i agreed. i'm going to frame one for lyla's room and i know i'll treasure these for a really long time. i'm so lucky to have met such wonderful ladies that have quickly become a huge part of my life here in hawaii.

i had an AWESOME time in denver visiting old girlfriends, throwing a bridal shower (stressful but so so so worth it- props to anyone who has ever thrown a shower i never knew how much work they were!) and YES i did go out for her bachelorette party! we were out until about 2 and i got way too many dirty looks to count :) 

but also they threw me a surprise shower! i honestly had NO idea and had told them NOT to because i was only there for a few days and wanted the weekend to be about the bride- megan. whelp they surprised me with a baby shower brunch and it was perfect. i'm so thankful to have such thoughtful friends that are so excited to become aunties!

**ALSO i accidentally posted an entry about my amnio a little early this morning- for those of you that saw it know everything is fine but i'm still working on the entry and wasn't ready to post yet :)**


Saturday, May 14, 2011

28 weeks

How far along: 28 weeks

Total Weight Gain: as of tuesday i'm up 7 pounds. my midwife says she expects me to gain a couple of pounds in one week pretty soon- lyla is due for a grown spurt! i will say that although the weight gain hasn't been as much as expected i am feeling really tight & large and in charge

Maternity Clothes: for the most part all i'm wearing. the transition from regular to maternity clothes happened so quick i'm scrounging to find cute maternity clothes here in hawaii

Movement: honestly a little bit less, the dr said its because she's got less room now

Sleep: i've always been a GREAT sleeper (like head hits the pillow & i'm out for 8-9 hours) but recently i'm up every few hours and it takes me 30-40 minutes to get back to sleep. not cool. leaves me feeling pretty drowsy the following day

Symptoms: still suffering from acid reflux and have been noticing i get winded pretty easily 

Cravings: starbucks chai tea lattes. full blown addiction. cant pass a starbucks without getting one

Emotions: good! i head back to denver next week for a bridal shower and bachelorette party :) also i got to Skype with d this past week 

Best Moment of the Week: alleluia i passed my glucose test! i was a little worried because i definitely eat my fair share of sugar but i got good news on tuesday :) the drink wasn't nearly as bad as people say. my only advice is to get the lemon/lime flavor and make sure its cold! tastes exactly like flat sprite


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

guilty pleasure

sometimes you need to give in...

dont hate. 

case and point: dinner last night. 


Monday, May 9, 2011

is she going to take after mama or daddy?


(what an adorable chunk!)


(the clueless look started at just 8 weeks)

d swears that by the 3d ultrasound pictures she has my face but i don't know... i always tend to think newborns resemble their fathers most (the NYT also seems to think so). only time will tell!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

longchamp diaper bag

when it came to picking out a diaper bag i really wasn't having much luck. the only bag i found that i halfway liked was a kate spade bag that while i liked it i wasn't in love with it (and a $450 price tag warrants love to justify it).

d to the rescue.

he was searching online for me (really he's cute & wanted to get it before he left so he could see it) and one day asked why i didn't just get another longchamp.

i. love. my. longchamps.

after looking online the only con i came up with was that i wouldn't have a bottle holder, but then i found you can buy portable bottle holders that don't need to be attached to the bag. win.

so for my birthday d surprised me with this:

the bag was actually supposed to be bright pink & light pink. well, the light pink turned out to be more of a purple but i love it all the same. he also had her name embroidered on the bag in green :) its perfect and i love that he designed it just for his daughter (and her rather picky mother).



Friday, May 6, 2011

27 weeks

in my defense i'm not exactly this big, this was after a BIG pho dinner...also i'm closer to 28 weeks because im a slacker
How far along: 27 weeks

Total Weight Gain: i don't have another official doctors appt until this tuesday, but according to the home scale i'm up about 6-7 pounds. size wise i'm finally to the point where i pass myself in a mirror and think "damn, that girl is pregnant."

Maternity Clothes: LOVING my old navy linen maternity shorts. other than that wearing a lot of dresses and lululemon shorts

Movement: moving around lots!

Sleep: about the same- i usually fall asleep around 9 and wake up around 6. i've tried and tried but i cant sleep any later. it works out nice though because i just go on my walk then and get it out of the way before the sun gets really hot

Symptoms: i've been having a little acid reflux but only after drinking a lot of water

Cravings: starbucks chai tea lattes. not sure what it is but i cant get enough of them

Emotions: doing alright. feeling lonely without d here but i'm getting excited to visit my sorority sisters in denver in 2 weeks

Best Moment of the Week: my favorite moments really are just laying in bed and feeling her move. it just doesn't get old


Thursday, May 5, 2011

the big d

about 3 weeks into the big d (deployment).

i miss my husband.
i haven't really talked much about the deployment on here- mostly because i don't have much to say about it people already don't know. 

its not fun & its a strange lonely feeling.

a great friend of ours posted on her fb (her husband is also deployed) that she's lucky to have someone to miss. whenever i get really down i just think about that.

i'm lucky he is mine and i have someone to miss.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

mom shorts

the time had come for me to purchase maternity shorts. i put it off until the very last second but alas this belly is too big for my favorite vineyard vines bottoms :(

enter: old navy linen draw string shorts. aka mom shorts.

ladies, this is as about as cute as they get. very comfy (hello best part of pregnancy- elastic waistbands are now acceptable. win.) and an adorable fit.

i bought a pair in white & the yucca leaf (khaki green color). and nope- you cant see through the white ones. double win.