A little about me:

I'm 32 & married to the most amazing man, Eddie who is 30. I have a 14 year old daughter from a previous relationship (although Eddie has been her Dad since she was 6). I was 17 when I had her. Eddie and I were married in November 2012 and are now expecting a son in October 2014! We had a bit of a journey for one year trying to conceive our son - I'm sure that someday I will share all of our trials, but for now I'm just going to bask in the joy that we are able to have a child!
It has been 14 years since I have experienced pregnancy and raising a baby so it kind of feels like the first time all over again.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

29 weeks!

                        29 weeks!!

Lots has happened this week: 
I failed the 1 hour glucose screen (by 4 points), and had to take the 3 hour screen which I passed, but it was a very long 3 hours. I passed the time by finishing my thank you cards from my baby shower and stalking Facebook.
Eddie and I now wear the same size boxers... (Convenient). 
Omg, my thighs rub together... It's so uncomfortable! If anything will motivate me to lose weight I think it will be my thighs. :/
And My feet are slowly disappearing :)

Weight: I might not look at my next appointment. :/ I've been eating awfully. I just can't stop! I love all of the bad foods!

Cravings: everything! 
Aversions: nothing :/

Moods: pretty good! I've started wanting everything ready for E, and I've started wanting to clean everything and anything. Everything in my house seems disgusting to me right now.

Akaina got home from Disneyworld on Saturday night and she had a great time :) it's so nice having her back!

I had a pretty bad ocular migraine and still have one black dot in the left corner of my right eye. These are hormone induced for me, so they will probably increase in frequency. :/
Lots more back pain and body cramps. I wake up a couple nights a week with awful leg or neck cramps.
Heartburn. I can no longer eat big meals and it's sometimes hard to breathe.
Am I twisted that I am actually happy about all if this?! I'm so happy to feel pregnant! 
Only 11 more weeks!!

So much done in E's room! Now all that's left is adding in accent colors, and hanging pictures on the walls.

Eddie re-did this old rocking chair :)

My MIL and SIL are throwing me a baby shower end of August and these are the super cute invites! I'm so excited!!

Also, my awesome co-workers are throwing a shower for me and another co-worker who is due the same week!

So blessed :)

Pretty much nothing. Aside from walking at work I haven't been doing much. I'm not sure what happened... I'm blaming it on the heat. 

We have a baby heart monitor and so far haven't been able to hear anything on it - I'm hoping that we will soon!

I feel him moving a lot now & can see him move across my stomach! Awesome :)
I can also see where his head or butt might be at times.

I hope you all have a great week!
Until next week :o)

I'm thinking of bringing him home from the hospital in this :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

28 weeks!!

                        {28 weeks!}

So excited! In less than 3 months E will be here! This has been such a great time in our lives. 
Right now I'm at my DR office doing the 1 hour glucose test... It's not bad, but I do feel very shaky and kind of weird. DR Heshmati said that being shaky is a good sign - it normally means that you aren't diabetic. He also told me that it has nothing to do with what you eat like normal diabetes. This has everything to do with your placenta - that made me feel better. I hope that everything is fine, but I'm not worried. 
E is moving around like crazy from that sugar - poor guy is probably all jacked up!
So, I'm measuring right on for 28 weeks - and E's heart beat is strong and steady. :)
I wish I could get an ultrasound to actually see him... I'm too impatient.
Plus I want to see how big he is!
Oh man, this drink is giving me awful heartburn. Blah!

I discovered one of the perks of being 7 months pregnant: built in table ;) convenient!

I'm up 4 more pounds from my last appointment 5.5 weeks ago. I'm definitely gaining the majority of my weight in the end. At least this way I know it's mostly baby :) I wish I could tell how much he weighs.

Great! No melt downs or anything this week, lol ;)
If anything I'm just getting more and more excited and I what this time to fly by now.

Walking - I need to start doing squats and inner/outer thigh exercises. I just have 0 desire to do anything but relax.

We painted a couple dressers gray and white to put in E's room. I love that everything is starting to come together :)

I can't eat a lot anymore. Wah! :/ it's almost like I just don't want to eat anymore - I just want to eat bites of things.

Aches and pains:
My whole body has started cramping - like I'm one big Charlie horse! Everyone keeps telling me I need potassium, calcium and magnesium, but DR Heshmati says that it's totally normal during pregnancy and no supplements are recommended. Pretty much I can keep getting my massages and put heat on anything that hurts (just not the stomach).
My back has been killing as well - which is weird because I'm not that big. Regardless, it's happening and hurting. 
Eddie is so sweet and went to the store to get me a heating pad and Bengay - then he massaged my back with the heating pad. He's spoiling me and helping this to be such a great experience - even through the aches and pains.
Due date buddies! Sara and I at her baby shower :)

My awesome parents took Kaina and all the kids to Disneyworld for a week! They just left yesterday morning :) I dropped them at the airport at 4:00 am! They're having so much fun!

Jackie loves his Daddy :) I think that he might have a hard time sharing him with E in October.

I can't wait for the holidays this year! We will have E in October and my SIL will have her baby end of December! It's going to be so much fun! :D :D :D :D

20 more minutes until I get my blood drawn :)

On a side note I am loving listening to the receptionist take calls from patients!
"This lady wants to know if she can have a redbull?"
"This lady is 6 months and never been seen..."
Ha ;) I could sit here all day! J/k

Until next week!
Love you all :o)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Third trimester!

                   Third trimester!! 
This time has just flown by :o) I can't wait to hold my cute, little Cinco! 

People have started noticing that I'm pregnant now - it's so fun! Even Eddie was noticing that I really popped in the last week or two.

My Mom threw me an awesome baby shower this past Sunday and we were able to get some things that we really needed - and some really cute clothes! I'm feeling even more excited now!

                  (Spoiled already!)
Eddie and I both feel so blessed that so many love and support us & our little Cinco. 

I'm really feeling this pregnancy now. After a shift at work my back is aching and I'm exhausted. I'm so lucky that once I sit for a bit I start to feel better. I'm tired because it's hard to get a full nights rest right now.
That's about it for symptoms - still super lucky! I'm able to stay active and enjoy this time.

Same as last week. I feel like I lost a little weight or like I'm no longer "widening", just going out now.

Pretty good! I had one day that was a little rough for me, but that happened when I was trying on clothes, and it was a full super moon. :)

He's moving so much now! Pretty much anytime I'm laying down or relaxing he is moving all over. He has started moving a lot while I'm just out walking around - I love it :)

I think my dog, Porter, can sense that I'm pregnant. He is super gentle around me now and likes to lay on my stomach - Cinco moves a lot to when Porter lays on me.

Cinco weighs between 1.5 to 2.5 pounds right now! 

I have a DR appt. on Monday and I'm hoping that he can tell me how big he thinks Cinco is.
(Side note: I get to drink that nasty orange stuff this time too). :/

We were able to buy a crib mattress with baby shower money, so now I'm washing all of his bedding and going to put his crib together. :)

My sister got us these books for our baby shower present. Sooo needed! I have been taking the dogs into his nursery so that they can smell around and get used to the new stuff.

Thanks to the Nordstrom pre-sale (and my Nordstrom note), I was able to get this $70 diaper bag for $21! So excited :)

         I just love Babies R Us for this :)


I haven't really been craving too much. I'm not nearly as hungry as I have been and my eating has gone down so much. If I wait to long to eat I get very shaky and feel sick. My blood sugar must be out of whack.

Porter wants some of my watermelon :)

Here are some of the pics from my baby shower:

           My BFF L-Dawg and I 
                Cinco's Parents ;)

       My due date buddy, Sara! She has definitely made this experience a little easier, and a lot more fun :)

All of the Prego girls! 2 October, 1 November and 1 December! I'm so lucky to be going through this with my SIL, Jami! Cinco will always have a friend :)

A picture of our family taken at the Everett waterfront. <3

And, finally....

Kaina got contacts!! :D she's so excited!

I hope you all have a great week! :o)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

14 weeks to go!

(Tanning for my baby shower this Sunday!)

Cinco LOVES music! Plus, this is an easy way for Eddie to get to feel him move a lot. :)

             26 weeks & 14 to go!

I have been struggling so much this week with my body image issues. Maybe it's because I've really started showing in my stomach this week? No, it's more likely because I really started showing how crappy I ate during the first and second tri's right on my butt and thighs. Ahh. Cest La Vie :-)
Anyway, I've always had body image issues so why would pregnancy be any different? I have decided to totally embrace this. There's not really anything I can do about my extra jelly for the moment, so I'm going to flaunt it and try to teach myself to accept it. If not for myself, then for Akaina. I've made some bad decisions during my 14 years as a parent, but the worst is for sure talking in front of (or to), my teenage daughter about my body insecurities. It's time to stop it and teach her (& myself) about self love. 
Sorry, I know this is a pregnancy blog and body image might not have much to do with it, but it does for this girl. :)

It's amazing what supportive family and friends can do to make you feel better about everything. Kaina and Eddie were teasing me about my "tail" (if you want to know just ask - I don't wanna open that up on here), getting fat - it was so funny that I had to laugh. They made me feel so  much better and they don't even know. Also, got an email from a friend that made me feel 10000 times better. I love these people. <3

With all of that being said...

Weight gain: 13 pounds. I think I am gaining about 1 pound a week. Do the math and that means I should gain another 13 - 14 pounds. I keep reminding myself that a lot of that is baby, boobs and extra blood volume.

Mood: see above. Plus, grateful. SO grateful for family, friends and all of these amazing moments that I get to experience.

Leg cramps, constipation, insomnia and my boobs are starting hurt again.

Anything with flavor. I just want food, all kinds of food. I've been really craving pasta salad and BBQ foods. Cherries 

The same - I walked 6 miles today and was so hungry by the time I got home so I know I burned some calories. Luckily I was craving salad and tuna fish.

I went and bought a grey linen fabric that I'm going to make a valance and curtains out of. I also found a rug at wal mart that I'm going to buy for his room. 
Yesterday I went a little crazy and cleaned all of the window sills in the house, plus all of the light switches. I hope this is the start of nesting because my house really needs a good cleaning. ;)

(I bought the fabric on the left).

Side note:
Getting to?! Way ahead of you sister.

3rd trimester?!? :D

Until next week... :-)   xo xo xo!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

25 weeks! :D

25 weeks!! This week has been great :)
Feeling pretty good! Compared to a lot of women I have lucked out during this pregnancy, (knock on wood).
Comparing this pregnancy to when I was pregnant with Kaina is like night and day.
This pregnancy has been so nice and calm. No morning sickness or anything too bad. When I was pregnant with Kaina I had morning sickness, super dizziness , high blood pressure and even had pneumonia for a few weeks during the summer. So, for this pregnancy I am feeling super blessed and happy. :)

                  So, so happy :) 

I am so lucky to have such a great support system! Eddie and Kaina are so supportive and amazing :)

                         I <3 him
                      Beautiful girl!

Happy, blessed - even if I'm having a hard day I'm trying to stay as positive as possible. I want little E to have as many positive vibes as possible before he is a part of this crazy world.

Walking, walking, walking. I have started doing 100 squats per day, minimum. 
Squats supposedly make your labor easier... So, I'm doing lots ;)
                (I started on day 9)

Lots of body aches, headaches, sore gums and heartburn. 
Carpel tunnel... I'll save that symptom for next week if I still have it.
Nothing too bad - for the most part I feel great!
All of this beautiful weather has been making me so happy! I'm also really lucky that I don't feel hot all of the time yet. I still feel cold a lot of the time - fingers crossed it stays that way.

Not really too many cravings or aversions. I have noticed that I don't want to eat as much as I used to. I still want lots of protein, and drinking a gallon of water a day (at least).
I've been trying to stay away from sweets... That's easier said than done ;)

    (Kaina making me a rootbeer float)

Nothing really new. 
I'm going to buy the fabric for curtains sometime this week. I have my baby shower in 2 weeks! 

Until next week, beautiful people! :)

            (Some random pictures)

     I hope you all have a fabulous week!! 
                Happy 4th of July!