Tuesday, November 20, 2012

lots to be thankful for

every. single. time. i check my facebook i learn all the things my friends are thankful for! apparently they are all going to be thankful for exactly 30 things, one for each day this month.  while it would totally go against everything i stand for to participate in that social shenanigan...i do have lots to be thankful for! to name a few:

1) i found myself complaining yesterday because charlee has made a sore spot on the inside of my belly from her incessant punching!! COMPLAINING! good lord, not only have i been blessed enough to create a human being, but she is healthy enough to treat me like a punching bag...no more complaining about that! (and PS, for all those on Breech baby watch 2012, we will have an update tomorrow at 3 pm)

2) family. in the true spirit of the holiday season i get to see a whole bunch of family this week.  the sis and law made an appearance at our house Sunday, and the whole Gianelli brood will be coming through on Thursday.  We hope to see the rest of my crew on Friday for a big ol turkey filled feast!!

3) and speaking family coming into town, i'm thankful we have been blessed enough to be able to own the house that we have so that they can come to! we have spent the last 11 months remodeling, renovating, decorating, and creating the house of our dreams! we love every single room now (some more than others!), and i'm thankful that we live there (i would be more thankful if we could sell our house in florence...)

4) friends.  we seriously have the best friends on the planet.  as if i didn't already know that, i was reminded several times in the last month as they hosted baby showers for us and the bambino!

so there you have it! call me emotional (i blame the hormones!), but we are some lucky people! i can't wait to share the love with this stubborn baby girl! and just because i know you want some pictures...here is a sneak peek from the maternity shoot.  there will be more, believe me...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

34 weeks...my return

ok, i should get this out of the way before i post my weekly update.  clearly, i have been ABSENT lately.  i think i just kind of reached the point in this pregnancy where i am just a little "over it". we have been extremely busy with the basement remodel for the last several months, and while it may be no excuse, i'm just burnt out.  the nursery isn't done (although i vowed it would be weeks ago), i still have no clue whether i possess the "right" stuff for this child, the house is a wreck, none of my clothes fit, i can't ever get comfortable, and i'm just generally a bit cranky these days.  i know i should be thankful that i have had a rather uneventful pregnancy and as far as we know, i am harboring a healthy baby girl; but sometimes it is hard not to be a bit whiny and "woe is me"...so i'm going to try to do better. TRY is the key word here people...here is an update (without pictures, i'll work on that).

How far along? 34 weeks
 
Total weight gain: 25 lbs! which forced me to move the bottom thing on the scale...it was traumatizing...still not over that
  
Maternity clothes? even those don't fit...i find every excuse possilbe to wear sweatpants and chuck's t shirts.  i may start wearing that to work...what is the worst that could happen?

Stretch marks? not yet, not sure how

Sleep: this is definitely not improving, but i'm still sleeping
 
Best moment this week:  umm...the carmel pie I ate last night...or the 3 donuts i ate yesterday...my life is pathetic 
Wedding rings on or off? On! 

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy this week

Miss Anything? being comfortable, we take that for granted

Movement: everyday! 
Food cravings:  sweets, all the time.
 
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope

Gender: little precious GIRL

Labor Signs: Nope. 

Symptoms: indigestion! (i live on tums) and a big ol belly, and hip pain

Belly Button in or out? OUT!!   

Looking forward to: a normal sized uterus.  and thanksgiving dinner
 
Other: maternity pictures are tomorrow.  the nursery is still not complete (we swear that will happen today...i hope so).  i'm just hoping i don't look like a beached whale in EVERY picture.  maybe they will surprise me, doubtful.  i promise i'll post pictures soon, my size is shocking.  i need to update about our chattanooga shower too...it was AWESOME.

Friday, November 2, 2012

32 weeks

Yes, i know i haven't blogged in 2 weeks! I'm lazy, I'm fat, and now I've been sick for the last 3 days.  And no, there isn't going to be pictures at the end of this, because we haven't taken any...maybe tonight...
 
How far along? 32 weeks, 1 day
Total weight gain: no clue, because I don't think I have been to the gym since the last time I posted...over 20 I'm guessing
 
Maternity clothes? YES, and even those are starting to get tight.  it is too cold here to live in dresses which is hindering my wardrobe...(note to self for next baby, if there is a next baby, plan 8/9 months for fall or spring)

Stretch marks? not yet, not sure how

Sleep: sleeping is getting worse, i have to wake up and pee at least once a night now, which somehow i had avoided up until this point.
 
Best moment this week:  there aren't too many to speak of..I've been sick, and it's been cold. she has been super active which is always nice.
 
Wedding rings on or off? On! 

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy this week

Miss Anything? food in general, i haven't been able to eat anything in 3 days

Movement: everyday! 
Food cravings:  sweets, all the time. would still kill for a cold turkey sandwich, on white bread, with mayo
 
Anything making you queasy or sick: uhhh everything...

Gender: little precious GIRL

Labor Signs: Nope. 

Symptoms: indigestion! (i live on tums) and a big ol belly.

Belly Button in or out? OUT!!   

Looking forward to: finishing the nursery...like really done. and our shower in Chattanooga this weekend.
 
Other: my goal for the nursery to be complete was 32 weeks..WOMP, WOMP!! we are close, but there is still stuff left to do.  my new goal is 34 weeks (before maternity photos).