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Pregnancy Update: Week 30!!

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Hello everyone! Since only like 5 people read this blog, lol, I wanted to give you another update as to how I am doing. WOW! I made it to week 30! I can’t believe how fast time is going. It literally feels like yesterday when I took the pregnancy test and it said positive! I did not think that would ever happen again for me. Our family is very excited to bring this spunky little girl into the world. Here’s a little bit of what I am going through the last few weeks.

Wow, am I TIRED. I just cannot seem to catch up on any sleep. During the day I drag, like now, I am trying to clean the floor, and by cleaning the floor I mean sweep and vacuum, lol. Something that is supposed to take maybe 30 minutes has turned into an hour and I am about half done with the downstairs. I find I start and then before I know it I need to sit down and rest. I figured since this is one of my resting sessions that I would start to write another blog post. I am not keeping up with the housework like I would like to and I know it’s going to be a million times harder to once she is here, but I figure I need to do as much as I can.

What does not help right now is because I am so tired during the day I think I am going to go to bed early and get some good sleep, WRONG! The second I sit down to sleep, she’s either kicking like crazy, or I get so uncomfortable that I cannot fall asleep, so I toss and turn all night. I might get a 3-4 sleep stretch, then I have to pee, get up, my dog then proceeds to shake his collar (indication that he also has to pee), walk downstairs to the back door, let him out, walk back upstairs, lay down and is so out of breath that I have to calm down, an hour later I am sitting there wishing I could just go back to sleep! That seems to be a nightly occurrence, then my husband is up at 5am and I might have a couple of hours more sleep before I have to start my day, sometimes not so much.

On Sunday I starting having some slight issues that I knew I needed to ask my doctor about. This usually gears up my anxiety and it just makes matters worse. I decided to take it easy and not do anything but lay down and I think that helped. I decided to wait until today to see my doctor and hopefully everything is okay, which it is: heartbeat 150 and I am measuring on time. So yay! What’s going on is completely normal at my size and as long as it doesn’t continue or get worse, I am okay.

Everything else is moving right along, starting to slowly get stuff for her room and got her car seat in the mail the other day. I might do a review on it one day when she’s here but so far I absolutely love it. It might be a little heavier than I would prefer but it’s fine all I need to do is lift it enough to put it in my Snap and Go stroller so it’s no problem. I am so thankful for my best friend. I had my son and she had her son a month later, he ended up being a few weeks early and my son was huge from the moment he was born so I have been able to give her all of my son’s clothes. I have also given her several of my baby gear because she’s had two other little ones since then. She takes great care of all of it and now several years later now that I am pregnant, she’s giving them back to me! Very thankful and also very glad that items were used longer than just a few months. She had a baby girl and now she’s giving me all of her girl stuff which I am so very grateful for. Having her support means the world to me and even though we live one way about 1.5 hours away from each other, I still feel as close to her as we were when we lived in the same town. Moms really need other moms support, it really is the most important thing.

Looking forward to this weekend, Sunday is my baby shower! I am having a women only lunch at one of my favorite places La Madeleine! I’m so excited for the food, lol! But I am more excited about seeing the people at my shower. There are several people coming that I have not seen in a really long time and the fact that they are taking their day out to come see me just makes me feel really special. Not having my mom makes events like this a little sad and I try not to let it get to me and being surrounded by people who love me (and several who also loved my mom) just makes it extra special. She would be so excited and will have a very special place in my heart on baby shower day.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Pregnancy Update! Week 26!

Hello, I thought I would update this blog more with my weeks, but time just gets the better of me! This pregnancy is flying by and at times I do not think it is truly real. Do not get me wrong, I feel this baby girl SO much, so I know she’s there but at the same time I just cannot believe how far along I really am. I knew with the holidays, things would go by a lot faster. My son in school, me working there, and getting ready for the holidays it would make time go super fast and it did, Christmas is already over! Before I know it, January will be here which at the end of the month means my baby shower (yay!), the short month of February, then March and BOOM! Baby is here!

There is definitely a big part of me that is extremely nervous about bringing another person into our life. Especially one that will need my full attention and constant care. My son is great on his own, he plays by himself, watches his basketball highlights while playing basketball on his indoor rim, turns on Pandora and dances around and plays while listening to his favorite tunes, and basically entertains himself for most of the day especially if I am not feeling well. He’s needy only when he needs something and I am very grateful for that. But I have a feeling things are going to change when the baby gets here. I just hope I am strong enough to be able to balance things enough to where he does not feel like I am not showing him enough attention. He has been my world for 6 years (ever since that positive pregnancy test) and I do not want that to change. I do know he will be a wonderful big brother, he already helps me now! With my husband now trying to work 3 jobs, I know he will not be home as much as we would want him to be and it just makes me nervous because I wish I had more consistent help. Help that I did not have to ask for. Help that would just be here. But that is a consequence to not having parents. That support you just know you have because your parents would do anything for you. Living the life I have, it is extremely difficult for me to ask for help, I have always felt like an inconvenience and a burden on everyone around me. So we shall see, but I am not going to expect too much that’s for sure.

As far as how I am feeling, I think I am doing okay. I keep getting extremely tired to where 7pm rolls around and all I want to do is sleep. Apparently my body is getting ready for the inconsistent sleep schedule of a newborn because last night wow lol. I went to bed around 8pm, up and down all night! About every couple of hours I would wake up for various reasons and take forever to go back to sleep. So even though I was technically in bed for about 12 hours, I might have slept for half of that, lol. Oh well, I do feel good for how far along I am so I am very grateful. I am able to eat without being sick anymore and this baby girl sure does like to move, lol. Next appointment will be the glucose test, ugh. Not looking forward to it, plus getting a vaccine, lol! But after that exam, I’ll be going in every 2 weeks! Super excited it getting closer.

I really want to blog more, but man am I lazy, lol. How does one constantly blog or post on you tube? I would love that motivation and creativity. I wish I had the technology to make good videos as well. I know it doesn’t cost much but at the same time I have horrible internet uploading to where I’ll try to post a say 8 minute you tube video, it takes HOURS for it to upload to where there will be an error and I literally waste hours of my time waiting for it to upload, lol. I did get some Christmas money this year, maybe I’ll look into getting a decent video camera. I would love to have a consistent You Tube channel! Maybe that will be a “resolution” for the new year.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday and I hope you bring in the New Year with those who you love!

Pregnancy Update – Week 21

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I thought about doing vlog posts about my weekly updates with what’s going on in my life and with this pregnancy but there are several things that get in the way to where I don’t think I’ll be able to keep up. My biggest hurdle is my internet, it has horrible uploading speeds, literally will sit for 3 hours “uploading” just to tell me there’s an error and I’ve basically wasted my time, lol! So maybe I’ll dedicate specific topics for video blogging every so often. But for now this is the easiest way to get the information out fast!

Every Sunday my week updates and let me tell you the weeks are going by fast!! I feel so blessed to have this pregnancy and to experience this my son. He is just so excited to be a big brother and I just pray that this baby is as good as he was when he was a baby.

Last week, we had our anatomy scan with my doctor and everything looked great, it’s a GIRL!! We knew that weeks ago, but I waited to say anything officially because you just never know. She measured 12 oz and had really long legs, lol. My son was measuring already a pound at 20 weeks so I’m hoping this girl is a tad bit smaller than he was, lol. He was 8 lbs 10 oz at birth and grew to over 12 lbs at 1 months old, lol. Needless to say I never really had a newborn. Preparing for this baby is a little more relaxed than with my first. I save several big items like the crib, glider, high chair, car seat, pack in play, changing pads, and baby play things, but I still feel like I need so much more. There are several new things that have come out just in the last 5 years that look really cool like a video monitor (they were available but SUPER expensive and I feel like having a 2 story house now, I will have use for it) and various new devices to put the baby in. So I am excited to try new products and will more than likely review them on here! 🙂

I feel like I should be doing more for her room, but again I feel different about it this time around. Before, it was ALL new, I thought I had to get the baby’s room established and ready before he got here. Me being the planner I am got it all taken care of. Nesting phase takes a whole new meaning when you have my personality lol! Imagine a full day of a baby shower at like 30 weeks, exhausted, to come home and realize I HAD to sort and organize all the clothes we got that day. Take off all the tags and wash everything before putting it in the closet ready to go for the baby, all that evening! LOL! I must have lost my mind but I got it done, just for it to sit for 10 weeks and not be used for months, lol. So I know now that will not be happening, lol. Or at least I hope not, lol. For right now I’ll just focus on what I receive and not worry about decorating because honestly it is just a waste of time, plus I am not looking to be in any magazines any time soon, lol!

So far I am feeling a lot better, thank goodness! The first 15-16 weeks was rough! I was SO sick. Either physically lol or just queasy all day 😦 but I knew that I would be lol. I was super sick with my first so this one was no different. I managed to get through it without having to be on any medication (except for trying the vitamin b6/unisom combo for a few days) and let me tell you, it feels WONDERFUL to eat again, lol! Of at least eat for more like 5 minutes. If I managed to make a meal or got something out, I would be SO hungry, eat probably 10 bites, and then so sick and full I had to stop. Coming from a person who hates to leave food on my plate, especially restaurant food, this was super difficult for me. They say small meals every a few hours and I found that difficult as well. My body would give me about 2 seconds to get something ready to eat before I went into full-blown nausea to where I didn’t want anything anymore. So that was a fun cycle to be in. I found myself eating the same things over and over because it was the only thing I could stomach until I couldn’t stomach it anymore. I stopped drinking caffeine before I got pregnant and lasted about 10 weeks or so before I had a caffeinated soda again and honestly I feel like that helped my nausea a bit. I limit myself to one a day (either caffeinated soda or coffee) unless something is going on and I’ll have a little more but I don’t go crazy. I like plenty of non caffeinated beverages and I also try to drink lots of water. There also was a phase to where the second I woke up I had to go downstairs and make myself a bowl of cereal before doing anything, even putting my contacts in, because if I didn’t I would throw up like there was no tomorrow. I tried having a snack at my nightstand but that just would make me throw up those crackers, so for whatever reason my body could handle the cereal, lol.

This week is a nice change, we are off of school for Thanksgiving break. I love to be able to sleep in (by sleeping in I mean 7:30am lol but hey it’s better than 6!) and enjoy making something good for breakfast without having to rush out the door just to get somewhere on time. Yesterday, we had a great day at home, didn’t go anywhere, and started decorating for Christmas. My son LOVES Sundays because it is his day to spend with his Daddy. My husband works extremely hard for everything we have and unfortunately has to work on Saturdays, so Sundays are really our only day to be all together. We purchased a new tree for this year back in I think April, lol. Home Depot had 70% remaining trees online so we went ahead and picked one up so we had no idea what it would look like or if it would work. Well…we put it together this weekend and the plus side it’s a beautiful tree, lots of lights, nice and full, about a foot taller than our last tree, but… it was a pain to figure out! Apparently the connection on in the middle of the tree and just suppose to magically make the tree light up once connected to the base. Well, that didn’t happen, lol! It must be why it was on clearance and luckily we paid very little for it. I am just hoping it lasts a while because it is an LED tree, but I am not getting my hopes up. We ended up finding different ends to try to connect together and eventually got the right connection so the whole tree lit up but in the process really scratched up my arms. Nothing is ever easy or straight forward when we try to put something together, lol! One thing that will be interesting is it I have enough ornaments for this tree, lol. I am going to take my time and really enjoy piecing it together. I am one of those people who will look at my tree weeks later and realize one ornament needs to be over some. I just love a beautiful balanced tree.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving break! I cannot wait to see my family on Thursday!