Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A 27 Week Baby Bump Thought Process:

A 27 Week Baby Bump Thought Process:

I can squeeze into that
Ugh I’m fat
I want ice cream
Maybe I should go to the gym.

I have not journaled this pregnancy as much as I did with Lily, one for lack of time since I have two other kids and two because it has not been the most fun pregnancy. I am in no way complaining because at least I get the opportunity to feel like garbage where I know a lot of other women are struggling to conceive so I am counting my blessings for a healthy third child.

Cravings: First trimester: Sour Patch kids, anything starchy
                 Second trimester: pickled beets

Aches and Minor complaints:

First Trimester- Extreme morning sickness, afternoon sickness and night sickness coupled with extreme fatigue and the joy of losing my job a week after finding out I was pregnant. So there was no stress there whatsoever. 10 + gained just from peeing on the stick. Oh and let’s not forget about the glorious explosion of acne. I went through a bottle of Tums in the first few weeks; I am telling you plain air gave me heartburn. I am overjoyed to be pregnant with a dash of what the hell were we thinking. I was rehired a few weeks later before a bump was too noticeable however baby brain really had set in and I was surely missing my afternoon nap with lily. 

Second Trimester: It’s angry down there, Vern is a mean sonofabitch. My energy level is back from the dead but not to 100%. That is in part to transitioning Lily to her big girl bed and having some sleepless nights from her waking up more often. That seems to have leveled off now and we are back to the normal waking to pee and find a comfortable position. My nose is a desert; never had this issue before where it is just painfully sore but it’s been added to the odd world of pregnancy issues. Add 10 more lbs this trimester. Boy names are 3 trillion times harder to agree on. I was certain this pregnancy was another girl based on the morning sickness, since I had that with lily and not Matthew. Alas, a pecker was seen and even though we initially settled on Jason, we have since changed our minds and landed on another name to be announced when he arrives, incase pregnancy hormones change my mind again. I feel that my mood is not as wishy washy with this pregnancy, but Mike may have another response for you. I have continued going to the gym longer with this pregnancy, twice a week combat classes, and minimal weights. Alas I am having severe sciatic pain to which my doctors attribute to it being my third pregnancy and all the symptoms happen harder and faster. YAY! BUT with that I am blessed to be kicked and jabbed all day long, by far this is the most active baby in utero. No more wanting to vomit, just wanting to meet him.

We will be celebrating our little girls second birthday in just a few weeks and also sending Matthew into the first grade, as much as I want D day to get here, I also want to freeze time where my babies are still little and precious, and snuggly and want to live with their mom forever. Can’t have my cake and eat it too. Cake? I’ll be right back.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

 With baby #3 on the way I of course have the itch to create another nursery, however the space in our house is not allowing each child their own room. Luckily, my oldest boy is totally stoked about sharing a room with his baby brother and he can sleep through a tornado so I think doubling them up will work out nicely.

This weekend I came to the harsh realization that their room is not as large as the space planning drawings and ideas I had in store. So I have moved the furniture around in every single layout possible and am just not there yet. So while I drive my son crazy with a new bed position every night, please enjoy the inspiration photos below of some gorgeous nurseries.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Antelope Roam

Its been a while since I have blogged- I suppose there were more pressing things to tend to like having a 6 year old start school, a two year old running wild and a 21 week old brewing. Since we have the little bundle on the way, my list of needs/ wants for the house are ever changing. We went price comparing this weekend to determine if hardwood or Berber carpet would be a better solution for our upstairs flooring needs. There is close to 1100 sq ft to cover plus the stairs.  We plan to move in the next year to two years so I am looking for something that will stand up for that amount of time to a dog, 3 boys and a toddler girl. Plus my Mr. handyman likes to do everything himself so I was also considering the amount of time for installation into the equation.  The hardwood we love is a hand scraped bamboo that was surprisingly less expensive than the Berber that I was not at all impressed with. However, while at the carpet shop, I did happen to fall head over heels for this antelope rug. It would make no sense in our homes decor but I love it anyway.