I am really feeling her jab, punch and kick. You can really see my belly move when she is active. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
I have been feeling more tired lately, but I really haven't had any trouble sleeping either. It's just that I'm always sleepy and ready for a nap.
I haven't really noticed that my balance is off yet. Maybe that will come. I haven't noticed yet that my feet are getting bigger, but I've been fortunate enough to be able to wear tennis shoes most of the time, even at work.
As far as emotional mood swings go, the only one that Wayne has mentioned is that I have gotten bitchier. I thought that was funny. It might have something to do with the fact that we have a lot going on right now and my patience or tolerance level is just real low.
As far as dreams go, I had one weird one this past week and the only thing I remember is standing on a chair and seeing a bunch of rats running around on the ground. That's about it.
We are 3/4 of the way through this pregnancy. We can't believe that we only have about 10 weeks left. Yay!
I'm Loving the Neti Pot. I have had a combo of allergies/a sinus cold since last Friday evening and can't take anything for it, so I've done the Neti Pot everyday (sometimes twice a day) and it makes me feel so much better.I'm hoping to be rid of this stupid head cold soon! Luckily, it hasn't gotten in the way of my sleep!
I'm Loving getting the weekly house updates from the owners. They are really taking it seriously, fixing what needs to be fixed and so on. So excited! We will officially be moving the weekend of May 21st and it can't come soon enough!
I'm Loving and looking forward to this weekend to do nothing put pack, organize, sleep and watch Netflix! Even though Wayne is gone the WHOLE weekend (bummer), it will be nice to have some downtime and tackle some projects.
I'm Loving that I am getting referrals for senior and engagement pictures for this summer. With Hailey due at the beginning of July, it is going to be one busy summer!
I'm Loving the new show "The Voice." I love how it is such a different concept and the 4 celebrity judges are so candid and competitive with each other.
Go link up with Jamie and tell us what you are loving this Wednesday!
I was feeling pretty good and upbeat, because I hadn't heard from the Dr regarding my glucose test from the Friday before and they tell you if you don't hear anything, then everything is good to go. Well, they ended up calling me late in the afternoon and telling me that my level was "slightly" elevated. It was at 143 and they like to see it at 135 or below. Not sure what a high number is. I didn't ask many questions, because I was so disappointed, but I will be asking questions at our next appointment. So because of that the Dr was ordering the 3 hour test. Even though it was a minor hiccup in what has been a pretty normal pregnancy thus far, I wasn't feeling too good about it. But I knew it had to be done and whatever happened at that point we would just have to deal with head on.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I stopped by the JBF sale in Maple Grove after work. It was very picked over except for the baby clothes, which I expected. I didn't really have much energy to pick through the baby clothing, so I actually looked through the maternity clothes and instead of getting anything for Hailey, I got 4 shirts and a dress for me for about $30.00. What a great deal!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Since Grams was gone on vacation in AZ and Wayne is usually gone Friday nights I decided to have my sisters come and spend the night with me. We just hung out with the pups, ate dinner, watched a movie and went to bed. Nothing too exciting, but I think they really enjoyed seeing the pups and hanging out. I know the pups also enjoyed seeing them as well. It had been too long.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
They spent the day helping me clean and packing some things up. It was so nice of them to help me start packing and organizing. Again, it was a very uneventful day, but very productive nonetheless. I brought them home that evening (after a DQ stop of course), stopped at Kohl's to get yet another (much needed) new bra and went home to relax for the rest of the night.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
It was nice to have the house to ourselves for the day. It was the one day where we were both home together the whole day. Wayne slept most of the morning as he usually does because of his crazy schedule, but then when he woke up, we got right to work. He hauled all the boxes that we had packed up the day before out to the garage, we reorganized the garage to store some of our packaged up belongings, he swept it out, I went through a few more boxes that we had stored in the garage and filled the trash with things we were getting rid of. It felt so good to purge. I also completely cleaned out my car as Wayne and I were switching. We have a Trailblazer and a Camry and we decided to switch for these last couple of months of pregnancy as it is MUCH easier for me to get in/out of the TB than it is the Camry. What a sweet guy he is for being so understanding. We then headed to Pizza Ranch for dinner, just the two of us. It was our first time there and it was delicious!
Monday, April 18, 2011
Today I had my 3 hour glucose test. I took the day off of work and I was scheduled to be at the lab at 8:30 a.m. I had been fasting (no drink or food) since the night before. They drew my blood, I drank the little bottle of what tastes like over sugared orange pop and then I sat there for 3 hours and they drew my blood 3 more times, every hour, on the hour. I couldn't eat anything until it was over and I could only sip on water. It wasn't a horrible experience. Much more of a mind game than anything else. I brought along my portable DVD player and watched August Rush, which took up about 2 of those hours, I then read on my Nook the other hour.
It was a very touching movie. The only bad part was burping up the glucose drink as I didn't have anything in my stomach. I left the clinic at noon and met Wayne at Applebees for lunch. It was a great lunch and everything tasted so good.
Grams also came back from AZ with her sister Sandy, who is here to stay for the summer.
Friday, April 22, 2011
I had started getting a sore throat the day before, which then went from that to just a scratchy throat and runny nose. My head felt like it was 100 lbs. I went directly home, ate dinner and went right to bed.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I still didn't feel the best, but I didn't want to miss my friend, Anne's baby shower that afternoon. It was great to see her and our other friend, Tara. It was at Biaggi's in Eden Prairie. This is us with our pregnant bellies.
I am 29 weeks and she is 33 weeks. After the shower I came home, did some cleaning, more packing and then some relaxing. I also watched Winter's Bone.
Overall, the movie was OK. Kinda slow. I really like Jennifer Lawrence though, so that is what made me finish it.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Happy Easter! We spent the afternoon with Wayne's family and ate some great food. Wayne hauled out more boxes to the garage of what I had packed up the day before. We watched some tv together and just hung out. It was a very nice, relaxing and low key day.
Hope everyone had a great holiday no matter if they celebrated or not.
It's so crazy to read about how much calcium she is taking in as the past week I have drank an obscene amount of milk. I now know why I have been feeling like I can’t get enough milk. It still amazes me that my body knows what it needs to help her grow and in its own way lets me know that.
I have been having a few more dizzy spells as I have gotten bigger. Good to know that it is normal at this point to happen every once in awhile.
Another thing is I always have the feeling of needing to go pee. Pretty much 24/7. I know it’s only going to get worse as she continues to grow as well.
We have so many fun things to look forward to in the coming weeks and months and I know it is going to go by so fast. She will be here before we know it!
Maternity Clothes: I have been adding to my collection week by week. I've bought a few new things, but have had some great luck lately from consignment shops as well. A few of my normal items I have been able to continue to wear, so that has been great. I'm also trying to keep the shirts that I can wear as maternity separate from everything else, so I know what I can and cannot wear.
Sleep:I have been sleeping really well lately, which I hope keeps up.
Best Moment of the Week: Wayne feeling her kick again this week and actually starting to see my belly move when she moves. Finishing one of our baby registries. Yay!
Movement: I feel her move all the time now. The past few evenings she has been so active that I can start to see my belly really move with her. It's so fascinating to just stare at it.
Food Craving: I've really like Heath blizzards the last few weeks. For my birthday, a co-worker made the "Better than Sex Cake" cause it has Heath on top. They know me so well and it was delicious!
Food Aversions: None as of lately.
Morning Sickness: None.
Gender: It's a girl! Hailey Jo is her name.
Symptoms: Constipation is the major one that continues to stick with me. Good thing it is manageable. Other than that, lower back pain and some round ligament pain has started. Achy feet after only being on them for a short period.
What I miss: Bending over.Being able to roll over in bed or get out of bed without it being a production. Walking fast. I'm normally a fast walker and I have really had to slow down otherwise I get a side ache. Getting in and out of the car with no hassle. Not feeling like I have to pee all the time.
What I'm looking forward to: Starting and hopefully finishing our other baby registry sooner rather than later. Organizing, packing and getting rid of stuff to move mid-May. Garage sale season.
I'm Loving that this past week I have started to go through and organize our stuff to be packed. I also love getting rid of things as well. We are moving mid-May, so I want to get a jump start on everything while I'm not TOO big and feeling relatively good.
I'm Loving that Wayne got a text message from Lisa (house owner) and the painting is done, the fence is fixed and the new carpet is going in next Wednesday! Makes me so excited!
I'm Loving that I have the house to myself this week and weekend. Grams is on vacation in AZ and Wayne is working nights. Hoping to get a lot of organizing and packing done.
I'm Loving these for breakfast lately.
I'm Loving the show Tough Enough on USA (WWE).
I know wrestling is corny and I DON'T CARE. I don't think it's any more corny than any of the Housewives shows ( I don't watch those and have no interest in them). I started watching wrestling in high school with my group of friends. We would get together on Sunday night's at my friend Pat's house and watch the payperviews when there was one. It was always a great time. There were a few years where I lost touch with it for various reasons, but then when I started dating Wayne about 8 years ago and he was into it, he has slowly gotten me somewhat hooked again. I don't watch every RAW, SMACKDOWN or paperview, but Wayne keeps me in the loop on the drama and so every once in awhile I will sit down and watch it with him. I like to think of it as a soap opera for men. LOL.
My all-time favorite wrestler is Stone Cold Steve Austin and he just happens to be the host of Tough Enough. He is so brutally honest on the show, tells the contestants like it is and is in their faces.
Here is a preview of the show.
I love it when he says, "Your hair-do is pissing me off.".
I love that Wayne and I like to watch this together and it is one of "our" shows. Too often a person doesn't like what the other person is into, but that's just one of the MANY things I love about our relationship.
What are you loving? Go over to Jamie's blog to link up!
Well, we know that with at least Bella and Puckett it is a ball. They love other toys as well, but their number 1 is a ball. Doesn't matter, what kind.
Bella playing with one of my sisters.
Puckett napping with his tennis ball.
Since we have gotten Tony and Moo Moo and have been living with Grams we haven't had any toys or balls around that are small enough for them to play with for fear of Budz choking on one and he gets ahold of them and demolishes them himself anyways, so we just haven't bothered. I'm excited for the new house and yard so that we can have tennis balls back and other chew toys. They can get some good exercise. Thank goodness they don't like chewing on shoes or clothes or furniture for that matter.
It was my sister Amie's 14th Birthday. I went over to my parents house for dinner after work. Wayne had to work that evening, so he couldn't make it. My Mom made spaghetti and then Amie opened up her gifts. She loves to read, so my parents got her a Nook. Both my brother and I have one, so she has wanted one for awhile. I love that she is 14 and so amped to read. After chatting and teaching her a little about her Nook, we had cupcakes and ice cream.
Since all 4 of us kids were there and that doesn't always happen, we always like to try and get a good picture.
It's us 4 kids + mini me at 26 weeks.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I met my friend Laura for dinner at Champps after work. I hadn't seen her since she had Ben at the hospital. That was in February. We had tons to catch up on. For me it was mostly baby and house talk. For her it was mostly baby and wedding talk. We met up at about 6pm and didn't leave the restaurant until 10pm. 4 HOURS OF STRAIGHT TALKING! We could have definitely stayed later, but decided against it. It was so great to see her and just talk. There is nothing like having such a great friend that you have so much in common with that you can talk for 4 hours and could still keep on going.
Friday, April 8, 2011
- Friday morning I went into work late because I had my glucose tolerance test; I didn't hear anything back that day, which I took as a good sign. Not so much, they called me Monday afternoon and told me my levels are "slightly" elevated. I was at 143 and they like to see 135 or below. So Dr. E is ordering the 3 hour glucose test. Not looking forward to it, but I am going to do whatever I have to in order for this baby to be ok. I'm scheduled to go in this coming Monday, 4/18.
- I stopped at Motherhood Maternity on my way home from work and bought my first pair of maternity jeans. I thought it was about time and being as I was going out for my birthday the next night and I REALLY needed them.
- After I got home I continued my Friday night ritual of sitting on the couch watching Season 2 of Brothers & Sisters via Netflix.
Saturday, April 9, 2010
- Today was my birthday.
- I got up and helped Grams take her two cockers to the Vet.
- Got home and completed my cleaning for the week.
- Took a shower and packed my overnight bag. Met Wayne at Babies R' Us to finish registering for Hailey. He gave me my diamond earrings for my birthday. We had picked them out in February and put them on layaway. I wasn't expecting them until Mother's Day. We then had dinner with my family.
- We met a few of my friends and family members at Babe's Music Bar in Lakeville. Wayne is there every Saturday night for his appearance.
Here is the group for the night: Beth, Joni, Wayne, Jenny, Dan, Al, Nicole, Dad, Me and Mom
My Dad's shirt that was a huge hit with everyone.
Me & my Best Friend a/k/a my Mom
Wayne surprised me with a cake and then proceeded to have the whole bar sing Happy Birthday to me.
And finally me with my love.
- Wayne's appearance is done at midnight, but we didn't leave until about 12:30am, didn't get back to the parents house until after 1am, which means I didn't get to bed until 1:30am. It was a long night and I even got on the dance floor for a couple songs.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
- I woke up at 10am feeling hungover, which is funny since I didn't have any alcohol. I think I was just so sore, achy and tired. I really overdid it and stayed up WAY passed my bedtime.
- After lunch with the family Wayne and I headed home and each took a much needed nap. We ate dinner and then went on a DQ run. We each ended the night watching our respective TV shows...Brothers & Sisters was a new 2 hour episode.
Great week overall and I had such a great birthday!
I have had more leg cramps than normal, most of them at night when my legs are not moving. I don't think it happens during the day, because I am moving around.
I am excited to experience her hiccups. She has been so active this week, really moving and wiggling around. The other night Wayne pushed on the side of my belly and she punched him. He freaked out and said, "that was her." I responded with,"Yes, honey. She is really in there." It was super cute and hilarious all at the same time. I have to remember that I can feel her move all day long and it's "normal" to me. He doesn't get to experience that part of it.
I have also had a pretty constant back ache lately. My lower left side aches more than anything and sometimes I feel like my left leg is going to give out. Sometimes I have to walk really slowly to get anywhere, which for me is hard because I have always been a fast walker.
I have my glucose test tomorrow morning. I'm hoping everything turns out ok with that and I don't have to do the 3 hour test. After tomorrow's appointment we are going to try and switch clinics. We'll see how that goes!
I can't believe this is the last week of the 2nd trimester. I feel like time is just flying by. I'm trying to stay positive heading into the 3rd trimester as I know it is going to be probably the most difficult out.
I'm Loving the new Britney Spears album Femme Fatale.
I've had it on repeat since last Thursday evening when Wayne surprised me with it. He knows my weaknesses. This is her latest single "Till the World Ends" and the video that was just released today!
She's still got it!
I'm Loving that spring is FINALLY here...I think...I hope. You never know when you live in Minnesota. If you click on the link it shows that we will be in the 60's this weekend! AAhhh! Seeing the sun again is AWESOME!
I'm Loving that it's my birthday on Saturday and I get to see a few of my friends and family. We are keeping it low key this year with being 27 weeks preggo and meeting for apps/drinks/water at a local restaurant.
I'm Loving all the new blogs I am discovering and exploring. It's so fun!
I'm Loving that I have better than 20/20 vision. I had Lasik done last January and just had my 1 year check-up this morning (since all the after surgery appointments) and my eyes are doing so great! It definitely is the gift that keeps on giving.
What are you loving? Go over to Jamie's Blog to link up!
Go link up with C Mae and show us your favorite picture of your furbaby or in my case furbabies!
This is my favorite picture of me and my pups. It was shortly after we rescued Tony and Moo Moo in 2008, when they were two years old. I think it's the only one actually that has all four of them AND me.
- I had to make a pit-stop at Walmart to pick up a few groceries/snacks for the weekend;
- I got home and ate dinner with Wayne (which consisted of a bowl of cereal); I've been obsessed with Berry Kix this past week;
- He then left for work for the weekend and I sat on the couch for the remainder of the night and finished season 1 and started season 2 of Brothers & Sisters on Netflix;
Saturday, April 2, 2011
- It was Green Grandma's 71st birthday, so we met her sister and brother-in-law (Kristi & Craig) for lunch at Bistro 11; the Horton family also decided to join us; I had the BBQ Chicken pizza, but it was cooked in a brick oven, so it was extra tasty; The food was great, just as was the conversation;
- After a lengthy lunch, we stopped by the assisted living place to visit with Barbara; Gramma tries to visit a few times a week, but I hadn't been there in awhile, so she got to see my belly bump for the first time since I've really popped out;
- We then stopped at Dairy Queen on our way home for a treat; ;)
- I completed my weekly cleaning in the late afternoon/early evening; It takes me a little longer than usual as I have to take several breaks in between;
- We watched "Everybody's Fine" that night; It was a little slow, but overall a pretty decent movie with a touching message at the end;
- On our way there the two of us stopped at a local consignment shop to look around; I scored a few maternity items; 2 shirts and a pair of jean capri's for $26.00; I couldn't pass it up;
- We then met up for lunch/cupcakes with everyone; again great food and conversation;
- We also found out that Wayne's cousin Evan and his wife, Rachel, are expecting their first child this October! This is the four of us at their wedding this past October 2010:
We are so excited that Hailey will have a new cousin and someone else to play with at family events. They will only be about 4 months apart, so it will be so fun watching them grow up together!
Congrats again Rachel & Evan!
- On our way home we stopped at the same consignment shop, but a different location and I scored on a couple MORE maternity items; a shirt and a dress for $15.00; AGAIN, couldn't pass it up;
- Wayne and I had plans to watch the WWE Wrestlemania PPV last night; I am not into it as much as Wayne is, but I like to keep up-to-date on what's happening; there were several reasons why I really wanted to watch this particular PPV;
First off, my girl Snookie from the Jersey Shore was in a match and has been making a celebrity appearance the last few weeks, so it was a must watch for me;
She won her match and is declared WWE's Diva of the Day today. LOL!
- Another reason was that the Legion of Doom was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.
I realize you might not know or care why this is so important to Wayne, but he actually knows Animal from Legion of Doom (far right). Click on this LINK to read more about their career if you're interested. In short, they were and still are the best tag team in the history of wrestling. Animal lives in the Twin Cities with his family and Wayne has kept in touch with him over the years.
At the beginning of 2011, Wayne and his friend Adam started a pro wrestling radio show called Extreme Pro Wrestling Radio. You can listen to all the podcasts on KFAN HERE. Animal is their "guest host." It was so cool to watch him stand up there on stage with the other HOF inductees. Wayne is so proud to call him his friend.
(Animal is 3rd from the right)
It was the PERFECT way to end the crazy weekend...on the couch with my love and pups!
I saw this on a couple different blogs I follow and decided to do it, too. I'm sure after this baby is born several of these will definitely change as priorities change, but for right now it is what it is.
Favorite time of day: When I get home from work, put on my pajamas and can relax in bed. I'm not a fan of the couch right now because I can't spread out and put my feet up comfortably. Our bed is just so much more comfortable and with more room for the pups.
Favorite season: Hands down summer for the warm weather and being able to be out and about. Being able to wear less clothing and flip flops.
Favorite month: December for Christmas and because I always seem to have some time off of work and get to spend time with family.
Favorite holiday: Christmas. I'm excited to have our own tree again this year and have a house to decorate!
Favorite subject in school: It was always english and social studies.
Favorite color: I don't really have just one, but I tend to favor pink.
Favorite song: "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis is our first dance song. It's a classic that will stay with me forever. Both me and my Husband love all Elvis. It's always fun too, when they play it at other weddings and every time that happens Wayne takes me out on the dance floor. Such a great reminder of where we have come from.
Favorite movie: I love a lot of movies and different genres. A few of my favorites are: Shawshank Redemption, Sweet Home Alabama, The Last Song, Life as We Know It, The Hangover, Stepbrothers, The Notebook. Just to name a few. I could go on and on.
Favorite celebrity: Right now it would be:
Male: Mark Whalberg: I've always loved him in everything he has been in and now that he is behind the scenes more I also like the shows he is creating and producing as well. He is such a great family man also and just seems very respectable and not to mention HOTT.
Female: Mila Kunis: I've always loved her from her first days on That 70's Show and I LOVE that she is branching out into more movies and bigger roles. I also like that her and MaCaulay Culkin split. I was not a fan of them together and think she is too good for him. So excited to see where her career leads.
Favorite kind of music: I really love everything except for country. It just depends on what mood I'm in at the time.
Favorite channel: CW Twin Cities right now. Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries and Nikita are all on that channel.
Favorite TV show: Since I watch way too much tv I have a lot of must watch shows. See above as well as Brothers & Sisters, Bachelor/ette, Bachelor Pad, Parenthood, One Born Every Minute, Real World & Challenges, Jersey Shore.
Favorite thing to do: curl up in bed with our pups and watch tv/movies.
Favorite place in the world: my bed...it's just so darn comfy
Favorite hobby: blogging, scrapbooking, reading, watching tv and movies
Favorite kind of animal: dog...hence the reason why I have 4
Favorite place to live: I lived in LaCrosse, WI for just under a year, but other than that I have only lived in Minnesota, so I don't really have anything to compare it to. I'm a true mid-western girl. It is where we both are from and all our family lives here as well, so that is tough to beat.
Favorite place to vacation: Florida is the only place I have been where it is warm and I can get a tan, so until I go anywhere else, it will be that.
Favorite restaurant: Big Bowl
Favorite food: Pizza. If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life it would be that.
Favorite dessert: Chocolate molten lava cake with vanilla ice cream
Favorite snack: Chips, I know they are bad for me, but I love to munch on them. I try and at least pace myself.
Favorite thing to cook: Not much of a cooker/baker, but I'm hoping that will change in the next few months when we move into our new home. A couple things I do like to make are BBQ Chicken Quesidilla's, spaghetti or brownies.
Favorite drink: water or lemonade (bonus if it's strawberry or raspberry)
Favorite hair products: Not a huge hair product user as I have very fine hair and it tends to make it greasy and heavy, but I like the Aussie Shampoos:
I use Chi Iron Guard when I straighten my hair:
and Got2B Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion (I couldn't find a very good picture of it).
Favorite lotion: I like the smell of Bath & Body Works Sweat Pea.
Favorite perfume: Juicy Couture
Favorite blogger: There is no way I could choose just one!
Favorite thing to blog about: Anything and everything as you can see!
Favorite books: "Girly" books and I tend to like "teen" books as well. Anything by Nicholas Sparks, Emily Giffin or Jennifer Weiner. I also love the Hunger Games series and Twilight series.
Favorite thing to wear: Other than being able to stay in PJ's all day, it would be flip flops in the summer.
Favorite kind of day: One where I can sleep in, stay in my PJ's all day, watch a movie or several or tv shows while cuddling on the couch (preferably my bed) with my pups, eat something really good for dinner, a long, hot shower, then bed!
Favorite memory: My wedding day
Favorite Sports Team: Twins & Vikings
Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Stupid reality TV like Jersey Shore