Wednesday, October 28, 2015

24 Week Update

How far along? 24 Weeks --She's reached her first viability milestone!

How big is baby? About 13 in. long and the size of an eggplant that weighs about 1.5 lbs.

Sleep: I have good nights and bad nights but I finally found a comfortable way to use my maternity pillow.

Weird Dreams: The other night I had a dream that I had the baby, in the hospital, but by myself and didn't tell the nurses until the next day. I just put her in a bassinet and went to bed. The next morning when they found her I tried to pick her up but she was very slippery and I dropped her on the floor. The nurse casually picked her up by the back of her neck like you would a kitten. Tim was at a comedy show at the mall so I didn't bother him with the news and my parents said they might stop by after lunch. 

Best moment this week: Making our first steps towards preparing the nursery. This lady is ready to nest! Also, having Tim home to feel his crazy daughter dance around.

Miss anything? Being able to walk around without getting winded...shoot, I miss being able to sit without losing my breath!

Movement: She's very active in the morning and before bed. I'm just now starting to feel her while I'm standing up and last week she did a somersault! 

Food Cravings: Haven't had many cravings lately. I have a hard time deciding what to eat because nothing really sounds appealing.

Food Aversions: I can't believe it but baby doesn't like pumpkin!! I was so excited to bake a Halloween treat and made these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Whoopie Pies and one bite had me sick all night. I couldn't even think of it without my stomach flipping.

Symptoms: I'll spare you some of the TMI symptoms but mostly just feeling uncomfortable. Some shooting pains, feeling like there is a block on my chest and not being able to take a deep breath. 

Belly Button in or out? Still in but looking pretty shallow
Looking forward to? Getting my gestational diabetes screen over with! I'm lucky enough to get the 3 hour test right off the bat. Praying my little veins can handle it and that the drink isn't as horrid as everyone says it is.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

22 Week Update

How far along? 22 Weeks...18 weeks to go! Yikes!

How big is baby? The size of a water bottle or ear of corn and she finally hit 1 lb!!

Cravings: CEREAL! I can't get enough. I was never a breakfast person and just preferred to make lunch my first meal. Now I wake up so excited for breakfast! Its so bizarre but I suppose it's a good habit to get into. I have to take my thyroid medication 45 minutes before I eat so I watch the clock as I dream of my bowl of cereal.

Best Moment This Week: She is a kicking machine! Mostly when I lay down to sleep. Last night the kicks could be seen on the outside and every once in awhile it will be a real good one that makes my stomach drop like I'm on a roller coaster. 

Symptoms: I've been feeling pretty good physically. I'm struggling with always being hungry and the fear of gaining too much. I've been trying to substitute with smaller, healthier snacks in hopes of feeling full longer. I'm having a hard time with Tim being in Ireland too. All of these extra hormones make it difficult to have so much alone time.

Comments From Strangers: The other night when I ordered my veggie sandwich the guy asked if the baby didn't eat meat. I was so excited that he could tell I was pregnant and didn't just have a beer belly! But then he said, "So, you're in like the third trimester?" Luckily he was a teenage boy and I resisted the urge to punch him.

Things I'm Looking Forward To: We finally decided on our crib! I can't wait to go buy it and set it up. I feel like that will be the beginning of my nesting and it will be so fun to officially have a nursery! And of course Tim coming home and having him here for a day before his next trip <3 nbsp="" p="">

Also, this week I went to my first pre-natal yoga class! It was at the cutest little place called Granola Babies (fitting name, right?)  It was my first time doing any type of yoga and I totally thought we would just sit there and do some stretches with our eyes closed....Nope! I was dripping with sweat and fighting the urge to throw up! It was definitely a workout. I left feeling so accomplished so I'm sure I'll go back.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Little Piece of Fall

We recently made a day trip up to Oak Glen seeking a glimpse of Fall and escaping the scorching                                                        temperatures here in Orange County.
We were on a mission to pick apples and pumpkins and eat awesome apple treats!

Photo by D.Park Photography

Oak Glen is such a cute little town in the San Bernardino Mountains. It' s a road lined with apple orchards and cute little shops and restaurants.

I was so excited to pick apples for the first time! It proved to be a bit of a challenge because the place was packed and we were lucky to find the four apples we did! Most were on the ground or had weird holes in them. Still glad I got to experience it though.

After an apple hunt and making our way through the corn maze we settled in for a cute BBQ picnic

 Next stop was the pumpkin patch where we found the cutest little pumpkins as well as the largest pumpkins I've ever seen. 

By this time I was ready to sit down again so we made our way up the road to our next stop.

Photo by D. Park Photography

 We got in line for some famous Apple Cider Donuts and it was well worth the wait!

Photo by D.Park Photography
Photo by D. Park Photography

We even had an impromptu mini maternity shoot! I just love how these turned out.

(Photos by D. Park Photography)

So glad we got to experience a little bit of fall to kick off October!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hawaiian Babymoon

I'm starting to feel the post vacation blues today so I thought I'd post some photos from our trip.

It was seriously the best trip we've been on in my opinion! I think the combination of just being so happy with where we are in life and not having any plans but to relax really helped. 

The resort was the most beautiful place I've ever stayed and we even got an awesome upgrade with a gorgeous ocean front view

My favorite time was after the sunset when we could just hangout on the beach and listen to the waves. I loved having the beach right there for us.

The first night when we got back from dinner we had a fun anniversary surprise!

The second night we returned to the most thoughtful gift for the baby!
Don't ask about the cake because when I was bringing it to Tim I tripped and flung it across the room.

Mornings were also pretty spectacular. I love waking up early with the time difference!

We went to the best hole in the wall breakfast place 3 times!

I just couldn't get over how beautiful everything was!
It was so hard to come home but this trip was definitely a great way to strengthen our relationship and
spend time daydreaming about our little girl :)