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 :)