Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bumpdate: 30 weeks

How Far Along: 30 weeks and 3 days (12/26/2012)
Size of Baby M:
Weight: Up to a total of 10 pounds.  It'll go up, especially after this very indulgent week/weekend.... too many damn cookies/chocolates!!!

Exercise: Even with all the Holiday hoopla, I managed to get in 13 workouts.  I'll take it!! I think i pinched a nerve or my sciatic is starting to bother running hasn't happened since Monday night.  It's feeling better though, think i may try a short slow run tomorrow...we shall see.

Symptoms: Um does feeling HUGE count?  I feel ginormous these days.  My ankles have decided to swell up every now and then as well.   Actually i only notice it when i wear tall socks....maybe I'm allergic to tall socks :)  Little guy and MOVING! Holy heck, he gets after it these days!!! Still the most active at night, but all day off and on i get a swift elbow jab, or a butt roll.... he still LOVES to stick his butt up.  I hope he does this lots when he's here...nothing cuter then a sleeping baby with their butt in the air :)
Cravings:  nothing new to report here.  boring i know.

Sleep: we've upgraded to TWO pee breaks a night now.  Oh joy.  Other then that, I've been getting a little hot in the middle of the night as well...which is really weird for me, I'm ALWAYS cold. 

Stretch Marks: Still nothing.

Gender: He's a boy....still.

Maternity Attire: Same. Jeans still fit, a couple of work pants, and the rest are either maternity or held together with a button fixer deal. Tops are mostly maternity, or anything i previously owned that was long enough.
Looking Forward To:   My massage after work today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man I need it!

Baby Shower #1 this weekend!!! I'm excited to see all my dear friends and family and celebrate baby M!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bumpdate: 29 weeks

How Far Along: 29 weeks and 3 days (12/20/2012)

(I can't seem to get a picture that I'm ok with posting on the you'll just have to wait!)
Size of Baby M:  Baby is the size of an Acorn Squash!! And gaining weight pretty fast!!! Crazy to
think he'll triple in weight before he's here!! Grow baby grow!!!!

Weight: I am happy to report that I did NOT lose any weight this time....Gained it in fact!!! Hurray for me! I've now gained a total of 9.5 pounds.  Thank you Las Vegas for your help.

Exercise: Well I did some cutting back this past week, mainly to try and not lose weight again, and because we were traveling.  I still managed 10 workouts, but did considerably less running (like 1/2 of what i did last week)

Symptoms:  I am just uncomfortable some days.  Tight, and uncomfortable.  Unfortunately it's only going to get worse, so I'll try and suck it up!  The BH contractions are still happening.... some days more so then others.  Yesterday was the worst.  I think he was mad at me for something...or he didn't like how cold it was....either way, he was a pain in my ass (or uterus) yesterday evening.   Having some random back pains, which is fine because i guilt Travis into giving me a back rub :)  I think my ab's split (think upper abs, the line right in the middle).  Gross right? It doesn't hurt, just looks way weird when i go to sit up.  From what I've read it's rather normal, and should correct itself....i sure hope so. 

Cravings: Still LOVING oranges... other then that i have been eating my fair share of sweets.  stupid holidays. 

Sleep: Still just up once to pee usually.... then right back to sleep i go!

Stretch Marks: Still nothing.

Gender: Still a boy....this question just seems silly at this point.

Maternity Attire: Same.  Jeans still fit, a couple of work pants, and the rest are either maternity or held together with a button fixer deal.  Tops are mostly maternity, or anything i previously owned that was long enough.  I get super paranoid about my belly just popping out. 

Looking Forward To:  The holiday weekend/week... I have to work.  Can't afford to use any more PTO, so I'll be at work both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I'm not too sad about it really.... trav will go in as well for a while, so it's not like I'll be missing anything super cool.  Sadie is here, but the rest of the fam (Bre and ben ) won't be here till Friday so we're doing our Christmas next weekend. 

Baby Shower #1 is the 29th..... seems surreal really.  I never really thought I'd be having a baby shower.... someone pinch me, cause it's happening!!!!

Oh and guess what my mother did while we were away this past weekend!!!! She pretty much finished up the nursery!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cried when i walked it.  I love it.  We're still waiting on the glider to get here, and have some small details (like hanging things) to do, but for the most part, it's ready....and it's stinking adorable.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bumpdate: 28 weeks

How Far Along: 28 weeks and 3 days (12/13/2012)

**sorry for the bad pic, ran out of time!!**

Size of Baby M: Baby M's the size of an eggplant!!! According to he's now gaining fat, filling out that wrinkley skin (chubby babies are the best!!)  And his lungs are developed enough that he'd survive if born now (no hurry little guy!!)

At our appointment this morning I soooo wanted her to do a sonogram and tell me how much he was weighing.... no luck.  But my belly's measuring in at a 29, so a little ahead!!!

Weight: -2.1.  Oops.  So now we're back at 7.1lbs total.  I promise i'm eating...all my meals and then some!!!! May need to start thinking about cutting back on excersice if it continues in this direction....but baby boy's growing just fine so that's the main concern.  He's just apparently hogging it all.

Exercise: 12 sessions (wed-wed) and lots of miles ran....this week was even higher then last week, maybe that's why I didnt gain any weight.  Running may be taking a back burner for a bit :(   But i've still be doing good with that's fun news.  I tried to do some abs yesterday.  Yeah....that's not easy, i need to google some proper ab excercise's apparently.

Symptoms: Still having several BH's a day, hell hourly really, but Doc didn't seem to worried about that, so i suppose i'm not either. Um what else.... heartburn here and there, nothing to complain much about though (probably only three times this past week).  Still only getting up once to use the little girls room.  And i'm not a memeber of the "outtie" club.  It's not cute. 

Cravings: Oranges.  Lots and lots of oranges.  Little oranges, big oranges, i do not care....just give me an orange :)  Wanna know something weird....i had NEVER had an orange until Thanksgiving in Chicago.  Failure at life right here.  I'm not really sure why...i think the whole you have to peel it (actually work for it) thing was a turn off.  That and I hate orange juice so i figured i'd hate oranges.  That's not the case.  I love them, I would marry them if i could.  (I actually googled "can you eat too many oranges" last night, that's how bad it's gotten!)

Sleep: Meh. Not the best, but nothing too bad.

Stretch Marks: Still nothing.  I read somewhere that sometimes you don't get them till after you deflate (i couldn't think of what else to call it!).  AKA, after the baby.  I'm hoping that's a lie.  But in the mean time i'll just keep lathering up the ol belly with lots and lots of lotion!!

Gender: Baby Boy!!!!  3D ultrasound confirmed that this weekend.  Either that, or there is a small turtle floating around in there with my kid....if you saw the picture you'd understand.

Maternity Attire: Jeans are still my old one's.  Work pants are mostly my maternity one's now, i can wear a pair or two of my regular one's but they're not as comfy.  Shirts...varies.  Things are getting short!  But the good news is my mom just gave me like 6 new maternity tops for my birthday!!!

Looking Forward To:   LAS VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!! Trav and I are headed up to Wichita after work tomorrow night, and will fly out early Friday morning.  We'll be in Vegas by 10am....Eeeek!! I'm still not sure of our full schedule...i know one night (either Friday or Saturday) we have tickets to the PBR Finals.  And the other night we have no plans (hoping the drug reps will take us to a fancy FREE dinner!).  Trav will have meetings Saturday and Sunday morning for like 3 hours, but that's it! The rest of the time we'll wander the strip, people watch, eat yummy food, drink non-boozy drinks, and maybe even gamble a little!!  Then we head home Monday...Boo. 

My little sister will be home for a couple of weeks starting next that's fun.  We like her.

And then of course, I'm very much looking forward to spending some quality time with the extended fam at the annual Doll Christmas Eve!!!!

And i'll leave you with a bad copy of a picture from the 3D scan....he's pretty cute :)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bumpdate: 27 weeks

How Far Along: 27 weeks and 3 days (12/6/2012)  Apparently I'm in the third trimester....i don't believe it, no way am I that far already....geesh.

Size of Baby M:  A rutabaga??? What the heck is a rutabaga???? I'm also willing to bet that Baby M is bigger then 2.5 pounds....

Weight: No gain, no loss..... Soooo we're still at a 9.3 gain total.

Exercise: 14 sessions (wed-wed) and 49 miles ran....this may have been a record week mileage wise!!  Felt great....well there was one run that my calves were being super annoying (sore from the charlie horses apparently!), but hopefully Santa brings me a "stick" to work out those babies!!

Symptoms:   Still having some BH.... last night was bad.  Almost got me worried....but once i laid down, chugged a bunch of water all was right in the world.  I've only had to take Tums once this week... so that's fun.

Cravings: Nothing new.  Well that's not true.  For the last two nights I've really wanted a cinnamon roll.  no clue where that one came from!!!

Sleep: Good!! Still only waking up once or twice to pee.

Stretch Marks: They've yet to make an appearance!!

Gender: Baby Boy!!!!

Maternity Attire:  I can still wear my jeans....and like 3 pairs of my work pants....but other then that I've been sporting some tights, and some sweet maternity pants from Gap!!  Shirts have been about half and half....everything is getting shorter and shorter!!!

Looking Forward To:   We have our 3d sono this weekend in Wichita...Can't wait to see the little guys face!!!!  I'm also looking forward to eating Orange Leaf at least three times while we're there....and we have a date tonight at PF Changs with the in-laws!!!  We'll probably try and get some Christmas shopping done as well....oh joy!  And next week we're off to Vegas baby!!!!!!!!!!!

I'd like to wish my dear friend Meghan a very very happy birthday today as well!!!! Love you girlie!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bumpdate: 26 weeks

How Far Along: 26 weeks and 3 days (11/29/2012)

Size of Baby M:

Weight: +0.2.  Soooo now we're at a grand total of 9.3 pounder-roos.

Exercise: 10 sessions.... better then I thought I'd do with the Holiday and traveling and what not! Lucky for me my sister has an awesome gym in her apartment we used that up! I still managed to get in 41 miles running!!! I'm still feeling comfortable... well except when i have to pee, that's not so comfortable.  I did get 4 blisters on my right foot after this past weekend....I blame really old shoes and thin socks.  So i got new shoes and threw out the bad socks.  Hopefully problem is solved!!!

  • Little guy likes to stick his ass's quite comical when he does it, because i have a huge lump, on one side, and a small one on the other where his head is.  Thank God I don't have to wear a swim suit or something revealing like that....people would for sure think I'm growing an alien child.  .....EDITED:  SO after reading some stuff...I've decided this may be Braxton Hicks???? Any thoughts moms??  Not painful, just gets super tight, little uncomfortable, and weird shaped!!
  • Heartburn has gotten better, I have tried to cut down on spicy stuff (who are we kidding, i still eat it, just not as spicy!!) and laying at an angle helps as well.  As well as tums....lots of tums! 
  • What else....hmmmm oh my boobs have been hurting lately, maybe they're growing more? ha.....
  • Loss of appetite?  I really am not that hungry till the evening..... it's weird.  I'm guessing my stomach is running out of room... so small meals and snacks will have to do!

Cravings: Peanuts.  I really like nuts :)  And pickles...still loving those bread and butter pickles.

Sleep:  Good!! Still only waking up once to pee.  And apparently i decide its a good idea to try and lay on my stomach sometimes....trav wakes me up freaked out.

Stretch Marks:  nothing yet!! fingers crossed ya'll.

Gender: Baby Boy!!!!

Maternity Attire:   Some stuff here and there....running out of regular tops that work though, getting too short!

Looking Forward To:  Last weekend in Manhattan!!! All my girlies will be there so I can't wait to see them!!!

and next weekend we have our 3d sonogram in Wichita....trav thinks they're super creepy....but i can't wait!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bumpdate: 25 weeks

How Far Along: 25 weeks and 2 days (11/21/2012)

1. Sorry for the bathroom pic, i forgot to do this at lunch and if i didn't do it now, you'd have to wait till after the weekend.
2. I have a sweater on, i just took it off for the pic....mmmmk?

Size of Baby M:  again... two different foods going on this month...

Weight: +0.8 again.  Grand total is now 9.1 pounds.  I may or may not have gotten a talking to about this today at my appointment.  I was told to eat three Thanksgiving don't have to tell me twice! I go back in 3 weeks and she wants to see 2 pounds....ugh ok.

Exercise: 12 sessions.  I won't get my evening session in tonight, being that we're hitting the road.  And i'm assuming i won't get both sessions in every day we're gone (may be tricky to even get one some days!) next weeks total shall suck.  Oh well.  That will help with the two pound weight gain fo sho. 

Symptoms: I think the heartburn is here to stay.  JOY!  Still can't seem to find anything specific that triggers it....just happens once in the morning and usually once at night.  Good thing i like the taste of Tums.  Baby boy is sitting LOW!  It's uncomfortable.  I was squating down the other day looking for something, and I may or may not have peed a little.  It's not funny.  Stop laughing at me. He's just chilling on my blatter and when i put pressure (aka, bend over) on him it just forces a wee bit of wee out.  Not my fault.  But from now on I will avoid squating down, so don't ask me to pick shit up, i won't do it.  But in case you didn't know, all the cool kids do it.

Cravings:  Nothing in particular.  I still like pickles, candy, and ice cream though :)

Sleep:  I am afriad the insomnia has started.  I just hope it doesn't stick around.  I have a lot going up upstairs these days so that may play a part.... the new job, daycare, pediatricians, Chicago, packing, Christmas shopping, baby showers, baby registry....etc.  

Stretch Marks: I've become really paranoid about this lately.  My veins in my stomach are becoming darker, so at a quick glance, i think they're stretch marks....they in fact, are not. 

Gender: Baby Boy!!!!

Maternity Attire: Sporting my first pair of work maternity pants today!!! They're from Old Navy...skinny dress pants, LOVE them.  I also got another pair when i ordered these from the Gap and they're gonna be awesome as well.  But i can still wear my usualy shirts and most of my other pants, so that's a bonus.

Looking Forward To:   Seeing the fam in Chicago tomorrow!!! And finishing my registry.... and buying my jogging stroller (in Chicago).... and ordering my glider.  Annnnnnnd KState football next weekend....where i'll be seeing all my besties :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bumpdate: 24 weeks

How Far Along:  24 weeks and 3 days (11/15/2012)
I like to say 6 months...but if you take into consideration there aren't always just 4 weeks in a month, I'm not quite there yet.  But close!!!

Size of Baby M:  I've seen two different foods for this week.....

They say he's gained a whole 4 oz since last week...I'll keep that in mind as i weigh myself :)
Oh and wanna know how big my uterus is now???

That's not weird or anything.

Weight:  +0.8.  So total gain so far is 8.3 pounds.

Exercise:  13 sessions...Boom!!!! 41 miles ran!! I also managed to add in weights 5 times .... with the rest of my cardio on the elliptical.  I'd say it was a pretty productive week on the exercise front!!!

Symptoms:   Still having a little heartburn, but not at night like before.  It just sort of comes out of no where, and i haven't noticed an association with any foods.  So who knows.  Let's see....can I say pregnancy brain? Cause that's for sure happening.  I just tried to spit out the same sentence to my cousin for like 5 minutes and could not figure out my words....i blame that.  I also put the pepper in the microwave again, that is NOT where it goes i promise.  Baby boy is moving around like crazy....more big movements rather than kicks lately.  My belly gets soooo tight when he does it.  I need more room in there for the little guy!!!

Cravings:  Pickles are still my fave.  I also enjoy ice cream now that it's cold out (I'm weird like that).

Sleep:  I've been sort of sick this week.  Stuffy.  So i have to sleep at an angle...which is not comfortable, so I'm up a lot...blowing my nose.  And since my nose is stuffy i have to breathe through my mouth, which makes my throat dry, which makes me drink a lot....which makes me have to pee a lot.  So in short.  This weeks sleep has not been stellar!  Plus Travis has taken a liking to stealing the Bobby when i get up, so i spend about 3 minutes trying to get that back when i crawl back in bed....

Stretch Marks:  None that I've noticed.....

Gender:  Baby Boy!!!! We went to our friends for another ultrasound last night (with my parents in tow!) and the first view we got was of Baby boy's goods....spread eagle, right there...he's not shy.   In fact we really only got to see his hiney, legs and torso...his head is apparently down, and back (towards my spine)....we couldn't get a view :(  I really really wanted to see a profile.  Guess we'll have to wait till next time!

Maternity Attire:   I've worn several of my tops this past week.... just less tugging when i do that.  I haven't busted out the leggings....maybe this weekend.  The shirt i have on in the pic is actually not a maternity shirt....just fits like one...score!

Looking Forward To:
Well I suppose i can let you in on the secret....I got a new job!!!!! I'm still with the Casino....just moving to a new department!! As of Monday I will be a Training Specialist with the HR department!!!! I'm soooo excited for this move! I love all the ladies in the department, and there's endless opportunities there for growth!!  I'm sad to leave the Casino building (HR is housed in a different building)...and all the crazies I work with daily there....but i can still come over anytime and harass them!! 

Annnnnd we have our doctors appointment next week....that month flew by!! I'm sure this will be uneventful, as there are no sonograms, or tests....or anything besides the scale and hearing the heartbeat (which i can do at home!)

Annnnnd we leave Thursday for Chicago!!!!!!!! Eeeeek!

Oh and shower's have started being planned....i like parties :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bumpdate: 23 Weeks

How Far Along: 23 weeks and 3 days! (11/8/2012)
Don't mind the lumpy-ness....yuck.

Size of Baby M: Baby M is the size of a grapefruit! 
I can tell he's getting longer....i will feel kicks on one side of my belly and then a punch on the other, it's totally bizarre...but awesome at the same time!! I LOVE when he moves around....well for the most part.  I can also tell when he's shifting positions, Holy tight belly!!!  Trav loves to feel him at night....and i get freaked out watching my belly dance on it's own.  So weird.  This past weekend Aunt Jenna got to feel him dancing well as Grandma Kim!! It's fun to share :)

Weight: -1 pound.  Well actually it was -1.4 but I'm we'll go with just 1 since i was thirsty :)  Puts us at a gain of 7.5 for this week.  No complaining here!

Exercise: Wed. to Wed. I got in 13 separate work outs.  Good week....  Insoles came this past Tuesday, and so far i think i like them.  I don't think they're going to make running AMAZING, but they'll make it less hurtful on the ol joints!!

Symptoms:  Oh hey there heartburn, where'd you come from!!!! I've never really had heartburn before, but I'm assuming that's what all this is.  It's been almost daily this whole week....not horrible, but just annoying.  I will leave out the other fun symptom i discovered this's a bit TMI (yes even for me).

Cravings:  Hmmm, nothing comes to mind.  I still love candy.  I will always love candy, so that probably doesn't count.  Oh wait, I've been LOVING some pickles lately.  Bread and Butter one's are my fave.  I put them in my salad everyday at lunch,'s YUM!
Sleep:   Not bad.  Usually get up once to pee...and maybe have a snack.  Don't judge.  Although it's been so cold in the house at night lately i've considered getting a bed pan :)  i kid.

Stretch Marks:  Nothing new....that i've noticed.  I have a feeling i'll get them on my that's something to look forward to i suppose.

Gender:   Still a little guy :)

Maternity Attire:  Shirts are getting i find myself wearing more of my new maternity shirts.  Still ok with pants...except a few work pants, but i'll survive for a while longer. 

Looking Forward To:  This is totally happening.....

A drug company sends the feedyard there every December for "meetings"....and Trav and I get to go!!!! We're totally using this as a Babymoon!! Trav will have a few meetings, and obligatory dinners (they're fancy and free so why not!!), oh and we'll also get to go the PBR National Finals!!! Other then that, i plan on relaxing, people watching, shopping, and spending some time and money in the Palazzo/Ventitien spa!!!  Oh it's going to be glorious!!!!

But first....(in 14 days!!) we head here.....
The fam's headed to Chicago for Thanksgiving!! Trav's never been so I'm excited to show him around and feed him AMAZING pizza :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bumpdate: 22 Weeks

How Far Along: 22 weeks and 3 days! (11/1/2012)  Only 17 weeks and 4 days to go :)

(unfinished bathroom shot for ya!)

Size of Baby M:  Well either a papaya or a spaghetti squash...depends on where you look!! Little guys getting big!!!

Weight: +1.0 this week.  I'm a-ok with that! It puts us at about an 8.5 total weight gain!  Still on track to stay around my goal of 25 total!  (be nice to me holidays!!)

Exercise: Wed. to Wed. I managed to get in 11 workouts.... 8 of those were running....a total of 42 miles!! The other three were spent on the elliptical.  I'm still trying to lift more weights....i managed to get that in there 5 times this past week as well!  I've discovered that abs are just plain tricky to do when you're knocked up.  There's no more laying on my back so i have to get people stare, so that's fun.  My right foot and ankle started to bother me the other day, i'm chalking that up to worn down shoes.  I'm getting a new pair (Brook's are my running shoe of choice!) for Christmas so i'm really trying to hold off.  I ordered a pair of insoles, hoping that'll stretch these old one's out for another month and a half!

Symptoms:   Nothing much really.  Random charlie horses some nights.... other then that, i'm symptom free.

Cravings:  Nothing here either.  I'm apparently the most boring/non-eventful pregnant person ever.

Sleep: good!  Still loving the does someone else....
I could NOT get her to move.  I eventually just laid on her, and she got the hint!! (dont' mind trav and his's a long story, but just know that we no longer argue over the TV being too loud while i'm trying to sleep!)  I've been waking up probably once to pee, maybe twice, depending on how often i drink water in the middle of the night.  This week i've been waking up around 2ish just i usually get up and get some fruit or something. 

Stretch Marks:  None that i've notice!! I think i'm starting to get the linea negra on the bottom of my tummy.  Travis couldn't see it....but i swear i could.  Only in really bright bathroom lights.  I'm probably hallucinating...i do that sometimes :)

Gender:   Still growing a penis in my uterus!!!! (that is super weird to think about!)

Maternity Attire:  Still struggling with the work pants issue.  Maternity pants just don't fit me right.  Too big in all the wrong i busted out the belly band in hopes that it would make my work pants more comfortable (they're all fine for like a couple of hours, then get super uncomfy!).  So far so good today with that!  I'm really just ready for it to get cold so i can bust out the tights/sweaters/boots combo.....soon enough!

Looking Forward To:  
  • Headed back up to Manhattan this weekend for the OSU game... It's a 7pm kickoff.  To me, that is just stupid.  We'll be there till midnight almost!!!! The things we do for our team :)  We won't head up there till Saturday afternoon...spend a little time with this crazy.....
She seriously wore that to work all day yesterday....she's crazy (for those of you that don't know what she is, go to youtube and search Kstate mask, totally worth your time i promise!)...Trav will have to hang out with his man love, Cook.... maybe spend some time in Varney's....hit up Orange'll all just be lovely.
  • I booked our 3d/4d sonogram yesterday!!!! I am pumped for that!!!! It's not till December, but that will be here before we know it!
  • The basement construction was completed this week!!!! OH THANK YOU JESUS!!!! It feels like we've been working on this forever!!! Now we get the fun task of setting it all up, decorating, buying new tv's :)  Here's a few before and after's to refresh your memory!

    View from the doorway (stairs)
    This would be the door way into the bathroom/bedroom/storage.

    View right when you walk thru the door.  We're having a bar built up against the wall, and will get a high top table of some sort too!

    Living area!! We're just going to use some old furniture for now....till we can save up for new stuff!!

    The bathroom.  Shower is on the other side of the toilet.

    And the guest room!  We were lucky enough to score a whole bedroom set from Granny K's apartment, so that will all go in here!
    So that's all the fun stuff happening with the McGuire's.....
    Holy long post batman.....
    Oh and Go Cats :)

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Bumpdate: 21 Weeks

    How Far Along:  21 weeks and 3 days (10/25/2012) 18 weeks and 5 days to go!!!

    Size of Baby M: Banana??? Again?? I'm confused? We'll just go with it I guess!

    At the appointment this morning Baby M was weighing in at 15oz!!! Everyone loves a chunker :)

    Weight: +0.8.  So we're at a gain of around 7.5 pounds.  Not too shabby.  Speaking of weight...we had our doctors appointment this morning.  I made sure they weighed me BEFORE i chugged the orange concoction and the gallons of water for the sono.  It was 4 pounds LESS then what they weighed me as last time (4 weeks ago!)....told you that damn number was WAY off!! This did prompt a speach from the doc...but i assured her i'm eating 3 meals a day and that it was just a matter of their scale being way off last time!  Their scale now says i've gained the same as what mine does....much better!

    According to's weight gain chart...I'm a little low.  But don't you worry, i'll catch up....the holidays are coming :)

    Exercise: Lots of happenings since last Thursday so didn't get in all my sessions, but managed 11!  Still going strong!  I'm just waiting for the day when running is no longer'll be a sad i'm taking advantage while i can!

    Symptoms: Quite honestly, if my belly wasn't sticking out, and my boobs weren't a bijillion times bigger then normal...i'd have no idea I was pregnant.  Sometimes I worry that this has all just been too easy!!! No big complaints really this whole dang time!  Surely #2 will be a completely different story!

    Cravings: Well the no candy thing made it till I got to Mel's.  She had candy corn and peanuts....bitch. (kidding LOVE YOU!).  I've let myself have a LITTLE bit of candy since then.  Not much at all.  I sure as shit ain't buying it.  That's never good.  Sorry trick-or-treaters, you will get nothing and like it!   Um, other then cravings really.  Still love grapes.  But that's just cause they're yummy!

    Sleep: A little more energy this week!! Ok well maybe not THAT much.  I believe i was asleep by 9pm on Sunday and again on Monday.  But after that i was much better! I think i made it till 9:45 last out!!!  I keep waking up on my back...which is bizarre because i've never been a back sleeper.  Travis wakes me up a couple times a night to roll over....jerk. :)  Usually at least one bathroom trip....but that was the case pre-baby as well. 

    Stretch Marks: No new ones...still lathering myself up three times a day :)

    Gender: Reconfirmed today at out Anatomy scan....Baby M is most definetly a BOY!!!! Thank God...i'd have to spend a small fortune to mail back all the stuff we've bought!! We're pretty much decided on a name....but for the last couple days (thanks to Mel) i've been rethinking our 2nd option.  I doubt we switch it....we've been calling him by the first pick this whole time, so it would be hard to change.....but i do really like the 2nd.  And i'm worried it's going to get popular if I wait to use it for Baby boy #2.  Ohhhhh decisions decisions.

    Do I look like a CJM or a D(?)M????? Whatcha think???

    Maternity Attire: Mostly all my regular clothes.  I've worn a couple of my new shirts...but mainly because i wanted to wear something new and not because i needed to!  Work pants are becoming more and more of an issue.....why can't they just be low like jeans!!! Ugh. 

    Looking Forward To: Some KState football this weekend!!! Mel and Sally will be in Manhattan, so not only do i get quality Mel time TWO WEEKS in a row, I get to see Ms. Sally and her adorable bump!!!!  To make it EVEN BETTER,  Meghan's visiting Kansas and will be at the game as well!!!....So many friends to see!!!!!!!

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Bumpdate: 20 WEEKS!! Halfway!!

    How Far Along: 20 weeks and 2 days (10/17/2012) OMG HALFWAY!!!! That my crazy!

    I'm convinced I'm shrinking...that's not good.

    Size of Baby M: Banana!!! They start measuring from head to toe now instead of head to that's fun i guess!!!
    I have a feeling Baby M is bigger then 10.6oz.  We'll know next week!!!

    Weight: -1.0.  I see a pattern here.  Lose, Gain....weird.  Oh well.  That puts us back at a gain of 5.7lbs.
    EDITED**** Weighed myself the very next day and it was back up 1.0.  So we're even with last week :)  Total of 6.7.  Told you it fluctuates likes crazy!!!!

    Exercise: Still going strong!!!! Counting last Thursday and both of today's workouts, we managed 12 workouts!! I'm trying to incorporate more "light" lifting.  We'll see how long that lasts :)

    Symptoms: Couple of leg cramps... but other then that, things have been peachy!

    Cravings: Ummm i can't really think of anything i HAD to have this week.  Candy was bad.  Stupid Halloween.  But don't worry.  I'm off the wagon as of today.  (yesterday i had a little run in with a tootsie roll.  it made the decision to stop eating candy that much easier!!)  First we'll try the whole NO candy thing...if that gets to hard, we'll switch to no chewy/sticky candy (that can pull verniers out!).  Wish me luck. 

    Sleep: Am i back in the first trimester??? Geesh.  I have been exhausted!!!! I swear there was a growth spurt.  Yesterday was finally a little better....hopefully it stays that way!

    Stretch Marks: No new ones...still lathering myself up three times a day :)

    Gender: Boy!!!! We shall verify next week at our anatomy scan...but surely they can't mistake the dangly parts :)
    I just realized i never shared pics from last appointment..... my bad!!
    That one is obviously proof that it's a boy....

    His little toes!!!

    Ok, this one's a little tougher to see.  It's a face shot.  Big round thing at bottom is his belly, with the little chambers (open looking spot) being his heart.  His head is obviously right about that...the two dark circles are his eye sockets...and then to the right of that is his little hand.  Everyone see that?? ok, moving on.

    Movement: Lots.  Tons.  It's the most bizarre feeling, i sort of love it :)  Trav gets to feel him daily now, which i think makes him feel a little more included!!

    Maternity Attire: I wore a maternity shirt the other day (one of the first one's i ordered...we discussed this, i ordered a small, thinking they'd run big...remember??).  But i'm pretty sure i will be able to wear it after baby m get's here as well....  maybe we'll check some maternity stores out while in OKC this weekend.  I'm sure that's exactly what Mel wants to do!!
    Looking Forward To: Visiting the bestie in OKC!!! Trav and I will leave right after work Friday...and it can't get here soon enough!!! We don't really have an agenda...just lots of hanging out...some kstate football...and probably lots of eating :)  I. Can't. Wait.

    Anatomy scan and glucose test in ONE week (well I'm not really looking forward to the test, but you know what i mean!) 

    And we ordered carpet today for the basement...that's the final step!!!! So excited for it to be done!!!

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Bumpdate: 19 Weeks!

    How Far Along: 19 weeks and 3 days (10/11/2012)  ALMOST HALFWAY!!!! 
    PS. I feel ginormous today....
     Now let's do a little comparison for shits and giggles....
    I'd say there's been a little growth :)

    Size of Baby M:  A mango!!! Or 6.0 inches, 8.5 oz's!! He's getting big!!
    Weight: I made up for the loss last week, and gained 1.6 pounds this week.  So we're up to a grand total of 6.7 pounds.  I feel like baby boy has been growing a lot lately i see this making a big ol jump soon!

    Exercise: Keeping up with the running....i heart it all of a sudden.  Don't worry it won't last :)  Counting last Thursday and this mornings workout, we've made it 11 times.  (took Saturday off for game day!!)  People are starting to look at me's just going to get worse I'm sure!

    Symptoms: This week has been good.  No ligament pain really.  No leg cramps.  I did have ridiculous side cramps the other day....not sure if that's related.  It was on my left side and lasted for like 2 was annoying as hell.  Later that night, we were using the Doppler, and couldn't find baby boy where he usually is (on the right, he's ALWAYS been to the right).  After some searching, he was all nuzzled (is that a word?) up on the left side.  So maybe that's why i had side aches...or it's just a weird coincidence...who knows.  Either way, he moved sides, and that's weird to me.  I'm really tired again....but that could just be the weather change.  Winter makes me sleepy....those bears are on to something with the whole hibernation thing!  There has been a TON of movement this week, a ton!!! It's the coolest thing....  Trav's got a few really good kicks the last couple of nights.  He just giggles like a little kid and gets the biggest shit eating grin on his face!! (sidenote;  that's a really gross saying, i should probably not use it!)  Last night, baby boy was being extra active, Trav was so stinking cute about actually made me cry to see him light up like that.  I can only imagine how I'll feel seeing him hold his son for the first time....swoooooon.  Oh and one last symptom.  The girls.  Growth spurt.  Again.  Ugh. 

    Cravings: Nothing in particular really.  I just love candy.  That's not new.  The cold weather makes me want a nice hot latte more often then i need..... i have a schedule for those.  Mon. Wed. and Fri. mornings...1/2 caff.  Momma needs her fix :)  If we had a Starbucks, I'd be in big trouble!
    Sleep: Everything has been peachy this week in the sleep department.  It's cold in our house, so that makes for great sleep, and cuddling :)  Still LOVING the Boppy pillow.  Trav steals it when i get up to go to the bathroom....he thinks he's funny.  For the record...he is not.

    Stretch Marks: No new ones...i don't think.  I swear the one's on my hips from growing, are getting worse, but i think that's because I'm a pale ghost right now.  A tan would be lovely. 

    Gender: As far as we know....he's still a boy.  If that's changed, we have a problem.

    Movement: Previously discussed in symptoms....but yes, LOTS of movement. 

    Maternity Attire: Alright.  So i went on the work pants hunt.  And i failed.  We ran into target this past weekend while in Manhattan, and it's official.  I'm not made to wear maternity pants.  They were just big.  The smalls fit in the butt and legs, but baggy in the crouch area.  Not a good look.  I'm hoping the one's I ordered from Gap will work better....if not, then i suppose I'll just stick to tights.  Oh, and a friend suggested a store in Hays...bella luna i think.  We'll be in Wakeeny this weekend for Gram's birthday, so i think we'll swing thru there on the way home and check it out.  Hopefully we find something!!

    Looking Forward To: Anatomy scan and glucose test in two weeks (well I'm not really looking forward to the test, but you know what i mean!)  Working more on the nursery....  We put the crib together this week.  (Sidenote:  Pottery Barn makes that shit easy.  There were literally only 8 screws.  And it took trav and I all of 15 minutes to get it together!!)

    We also received lots of packages in the mail this week!!  Lots of baby clothes....

    And a real perty diaper bag :)

    Trav also got a few fun things in the mail this week.... he ordered himself a diaper bag...

    (he couldn't find a KSU one...sad day!)
    Baby Boy also got a few Green Bay onesies, and a sleeper.  If this poor kid doesn't grow up loving all things KSU and Green Bay, i fear travis will be devastated :)  Speaking of KSU boy got a pretty sweet new jersey this weekend....

    I just die.... it's too cute :)  Grandma McGuire also spoiled the little guy with a KState sleeper... he's not spoiled at all is he!!!

    I've started to research all the other "equipment" we'll be needing.  Holy Hannah there's a lot!!! I think i have the carseat picked...but strollers are my struggle.  I want a BOB jogging stroller. But then i don't want to get another big one.  So i'd get the car seat adapter... and then maybe just one of those car seat carrier strollers for quick trips.  Ugh i don't know.  So many dang decisions.  Good thing i have a little bit of time :)
    Well other then trying to refrain from spending more money on this kid...we have a pretty low key week ahead of us.  We'll be in Wakeeny Saturday, but other then that...HOME.  It'll be glorious.  Lots of laying on the couch, football on the tube, maybe some running, maybe some cleaning, and def. lots of snacking.