Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Brain dump

My brain is still a mess. So I'm giving ya a good old fashioned brain dump. Bear with me, it's truly all over the place. 

-I seriously am in growth spurt mode. I look so prego these days! 

-I just met baby Stella and she is so cute. I'm still a little bit scared to hold someone else's baby before they can hold their head up. Gonna need to work on that. And swaddling?! It's looking a little tough at the moment lol. She opened her eyes pretty wide at the end, and we joked that she recognized the voice of who her "mom yaps with all the time." and probably thought she was in for some Menchie's lol. #teamfroyo

-we went to rockport, tx this weekend and it was gorgeous. I definitely got the tan I was looking for. I even burnt on my shoulders, Which is rather odd for someone like me. Too bad the water was too cold to swim. Boooo on this super long spring, us Texans are ready for the heat! 

- as nice as Rockport and Austin have been, I have to admit I'm so glad to be done with road trip palooza. This girl is ready to be home and nest. Two weekends away just exhausted me. 

-speaking of nesting and being home, we are thinking we might nix the Babymoon all together. The whole trip just sounds like a waste of money since I'm not in the mood for bathing suits, can't have a drink/ go on excursions/ would truly rather be home. I just want to spend the money on the house and baby. I think my priorities have completely shifted in the past couple of weeks. Some crazy maternal instinct or something. 

-leading me to my next topic! I went to buy buy baby for the first time! So looking forward to registering there! It's a million times better than babies r us ... In my humble opinion. 

-I am in desperate need of a new Hana blow dryer. My flat hair is just not doing it for me. I miss blowouts and volume. Or need to learn how to tease hair ASAP. 

- maternity pillows are everything. That is all. 

-I need to work on a closet overhaul. Things that don't fit need to be put away so I can easily see what is possible to wear. Feeling frumpy is no fun, and fighting with my clothes every morning is frustrating. I want to get some good pieces for work and play; add some accessories and belts to feel prepared. I know everyone says only buy a little. But I plan on being pregnant one or two more times, and Texas pretty much has one season, So ya.  Just load me on up! And what's more fun than loaning them out to your friends? 

Ok that's it for now. Brain officially feels empty now. Success! 

Monday, April 21, 2014


My Brain is kind of a jumbled mess this am. Between Easter activities and staying up late to watch the rockets last night, I'm pretty out of it and don't know where I am on any of my to-do lists. Now, onto my bumpdate, to be honest, these surveys are getting a little boring for me. But I did have this this one in the que, and want to be able to look back. Info was written and picture was taken on 21 weeks last Thursday :) Ps. that's Kristen's bathroom, not mine.
How far along: 21 weeks

Baby size: a banana they say. No clue!

Weight gain: 11 pounds, which is two pounds from last week, which is kinda scary. I definitely feel like I grew a lot from last week to this week, definitely more than any other week.

Stretch marks: no, and I’ve been slacking on applying bio oil. I felt like I was stretching a few times this week, like I just F E L T it. Then I would run to the bathroom but there was nothing there. Phew! 

Mood: Happy and anxious to get cracking on our third floor makeover. We plan to finally furnish our master suite with big kid furniture, and then move on to the nursery! 

Sleep: I had a few moments of eating in the middle of the night to never fall back asleep last week, but I think I’ve gotten the hang of dosing back off.

Gender: Little Miss C! no name yet, I don’t even know if we have serious contenders at point.

Movement:  YES. My little peanut has just been swooshing around in there! Lots of strong flutters and quivers! I haven’t “seen” it yet tho! It’s still very dainty at this point, and always makes me smile.

Best moment this week: Finally feeling strong flutters during the day. I was mostly feeling them at night while laying down, and she’s definitely brightened my work day J  oh and buying three pairs of 1 inch heels shoes! So nice to have prego-friendly shoes.

Looking forward to: Tanning in Rock Port this weekend! And setting a date for our paint party with the fam! We have so much to get done and my sister is coming in one weekend to help us.

Food cravings: salads, sandwiches, jalapeno chips from Schlotsky’s. Nothing too crazy or strong lately. I still hate very salty food. I did have my favorite Austin Tex Mex twice this weekend! I swear it was my motivation to actually drive there.

Anything making you queasy or sick: still an empty stomach. I tried to ditch my daily piece of Zofran (1/8 or 1/16 of a pill) on Monday and Tuesday and got the pukeface both days.  I’m so used to it now that I doesn’t really bother me. Crazy right??

Labor Signs: nopers.

What I miss: feeling pretty / shopping for fun clothes

Symptoms: still mild m/s; and I finally found out why my mouth tastes like pennies sometimes. It’s called dysgeusia. So weird.

Workouts: I finally got a few in.  I really hate to walk because it hurts my lower back, but I am making a point to swim a lot this weekend!

Things that suck: needing maternity clothes, but trying to refrain since paint, wallpaper and furniture expenses are adding up! Very dry hands. I find myself washing my hands so much (constant bathroom breaks! Geesh!) and I guess it’s drying them out. And last but not least, bending over is getting harder. Not impossible yet, but definitely not comfortable. 

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