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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

33 weeks :)

33 weeks!

Last week we went to a newborn basics class at the hospital. Eddie came into Kaina's life when she was 5, almost 6, and Kaina has never been around a newborn, so we decided to take a class to learn some basics. πŸ˜‰

           (Eddie's a natural)!

           (Kaina did great)!

My Mother and Sister in law threw me such an awesome baby shower! (Pics below).
E was spoiled and we now have everything that we need to bring him home. πŸ‘
The reality that we are soon going to have a newborn is setting in, and I'm so excited! 

Sciatic nerve pain and pain on the right side of my back. E loves to hang out on my right side so it's no wonder that I have back pain on that side. πŸ˜‰
Overall just achy and uncomfortable, but it's not for too long. I would take this over morning sickness any day.
Insomnia 😳 (I woke up at 2:30 this morning, it's now 4:30).

Pretty good... I had some super emotional days. Luckily I have an amazing husband. ❤️ 

Not sure 😊

Candy corn, microwave popcorn and Burger King. I won't let myself have microwave popcorn or Burger King, but I bought a bag of candy corn/pumpkins the other day. I still haven't opened it... I think I just want to smell it, lol 😳

Stretch marks:
None yet! πŸ‘Œ fingers crossed.

Belly button:
Stretching out a lot - it's flat like a pancake.

We had maternity pictures done on Friday. It's probably the most vulnerable I've ever felt taking pictures, but Chelsie Lilja is an amazing photographer (with amazing editing skills??), and I can't wait to see them!
Below are pictures from the baby shower and a couple samples from our maternity pics. 😊

I hope you all have a great week!! 😘

Sunday, August 17, 2014

32 weeks... Eek!!

                    {32 weeks!}

Only 8 weeks to go...

I had my doctor appointment this morning and I'm happy to report that everything is still going great! My blood pressure was awesome, 112/68! I'd resigned myself to the fact that I would have pre eclampsia again, but so far things are looking great! 

I asked about having another ultrasound and my DR said no. 😩 Since I'm healthy and so is baby then there is no point. I would much rather not have an ultrasound than an unhealthy pregnancy. 

Weight: I've gained 18 pounds as of today - this is good news because I foresaw myself spiraling out of control with weight gain at this point a couple weeks ago. πŸ˜‰ 

Mood: great! I have my moments... I can't seem to stop obsessing over getting everything ready.
Oh my gosh! At my appointment this morning I was in the elevator with a woman in full on labor.... 😳😳😳
I felt so bad for her, and this also made me feel a little nervous.

Prep: I have been given tons of baby clothes by my sister in law and a couple people from work so I'm washing and sorting all of those. We are so lucky!
My SIL and MIL are throwing me a baby shower this Sunday and I can't wait!!! I'm so excited! πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ‘ΆπŸ’•

I'm getting maternity pictures done on Friday by Lilja Photography! I'm excited and nervous for these. I wish I could hire hair, makeup and a stylist! Ha πŸ˜‰ but, seriously.

I got my hair did a couple days ago:

No more trashy blonde! πŸ˜‰
(Don't mind the bathroom selfie)!

Next week I'm turning 33, and I'll be 33 weeks! What's really crazy is that Akaina will be turning 15!!! Ahh! I can't believe it. Luckily she's a good girl 😊

Symptoms: tons of back pain - I can't even drive to Alderwood without my fist dug into my back. Thank goodness for massage & heating pads!
Lots more Braxton hicks contractions and he loves to be in my right ribs. πŸ˜’

Cravings/aversions: cinnamon bears and anything bad for me. Aversions: anything good for me. I'm having to choke down salads 😩

All in all it's been a pretty good week!
I'll update again next week! 😘

Saturday, August 9, 2014

31 weeks!

                      {31 weeks!}
I can't believe we are actually going to have a baby in 9 weeks, or less!

E loves being on my left side! I can feel his butt on the left and his head or shoulders on my right side close to my back. He's been laying sideways and I'm ready for him to turn and get into an up/down position.

31 weeks has hit me hard & made me realize just how pregnant I am. I definitely feel big and uncomfortable at times, but for the most part I think I'm still pretty lucky.

Back pain like crazy! My right side is the worst. Today after just walking around Target my back was aching. This isn't going to fly while waiting tables and bartending. :/

I have gained 20 pounds!!! Scary because I still have 9 weeks to go...

Walking and working.

Nothing new really. I bought a bag for the hospital and have started filling it up. :) there's a super comfy hospital outfit at Destination Maternity that I'm going to get.

have started realizing just how much life is going to change once E is here. While it's going to be exciting it will also be scary. 
I woke up last night and couldn't stop thinking about all of the things that we still need. I'm starting to feel anxious that we won't have everything and/or that we won't be prepared. What calmed me down was thinking of when I had Kaina - everything was ok. :)
This article made me scared, hopeful and happy all at once. I also cried. I remember these feelings:
(I'm posting this so I can read it later).

Waiting outside Providence for our hospital tour. :) (8/6/14)

Saturday night walk with the family. Eddie took over Kaina's scooter and put Porter to work as a sled dog! ;) 
(Me 30 + 6). (8/9/14).

Eddie's Dad, stepmom Angela and sister Lynn came to see us from Wyoming :D
I had to get a picture of Edgar Thomas the 3rd, 4th and 5th together. ;-)

I hope you all have an amazing week!
Things are going to start getting a lot more exciting the closer we get to October ;-)

Monday, August 4, 2014

30 weeks!

Thirty weeks!!

This picture is very deceiving; I'm actually huge. Maybe not so much in my stomach, but everywhere else is HUGE!

My face feels so huge that when I smile I feel like it's going to cover my eyes! Ha ;)

My butt and thighs are ridiculous. Every time I think that my cellulite can't get any worse, it gets worse. Blah! 

My feet are starting to swell when it gets really hot out.

I feel SO out of shape! I'm constantly out of breath or lightheaded. 

I could go on and on, but I like you and I don't want to bore you. ;)

A progression pic to distract you from all that complaining you just heard (ha):

             (14, 16, 20, 23, 26 & 30)

Anyway, E is now a growing machine!! I wish I knew how big he was now. I'm hoping he's a big fat baby! ;)

Weight: see above. I'm nervous for my next dr appointment mostly because this is what I ate today:
2 cinnamon rolls
Pasta salad
Ham sandwich
Chocolate cake
Birthday cake icecream
Carrots (tons of ranch)
Chocolate milk
And when Eddie gets home I'm going to have corn on the cob and a hotdog.

Oy vey.

For some reason today I feel like I could just eat and eat and eat, all day!!
Writing out that list made me hungry again. Lol ;)

Waiting tables, walks and sunbathing.

See above.
One weird thing I've started craving is Pepsi and crushed ice.

Good! Just starting to feel the urge to plan out every single detail and clean everything. 
I've started adding every little thing we need to do to my calendar.

The room is done!! All we need now is a car seat, extra base, stroller, changing pad (cover), washcloths and baby towels.

Now all we need is a little baby boy ;-)

My SIL just found out she's having a girl (yaaaay!!), so she brought over about 5 huge totes of boy clothes and shoes for us!! I'm so excited to go through them!

I went to the eye dr today for my ocular migraine that wasn't clearing up (I had a black spot in my right eye until yesterday). The Dr didn't really have anything to say except it's hormone related and a phenomenon. So this will probably happen again. :p
I had to get my BP checked today at my eye appointment and it was 117/78! SOO good for me :)

Yesterday we celebrated Kaina's 15th birthday a little early:

AND she chopped her hair off on Friday!!

Have a great week everyone! Xo Xo Xo