Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mini D's 3rd Trimester {Weeks 34 - 35}

Monday, June 8 2015
(34 weeks)

I had another Dr appointment this week and it went really well. I really like my new Dr. She's easy to talk to and explains things so I actually understand them. When she tells me things, she is confident in what she says which makes me feel confident in her.









We took Hailey to the circus this week and went to an arena football game. We also started Hailey on wearing underwear through the night. We'll see how that goes.


Monday, June 15, 2015
(35 weeks)







We went and took pregnancy photos over the weekend. I will do a slideshow post of some of our favorites soon. We also went to a WWE event here in Vegas and celebrated Father's Day.

UPDATE:

Maternity Clothes: Yes. 

Sleep: Just as I suspected with the 3rd trimester I am uncomfortable again sleeping and my body pillow is not helping anymore. I use regular pillows now to help. I have anywhere from 3-4 pillows. I can adjust better with them and flip from side to side easier with them than with the body pillow. I also am getting up every two hours or less to pee.

Best Moment of the Week: We did maternity/family/Hailey 4 year pics on the 20th. So fun!

Movement: Yes! Everyday all the time.

Food Craving: Fountain cokes.

Food Aversions: Sometimes I smell things that don't agree with me, but not too often.

Morning Sickness: None.

Gender: We found out on 3/9 that we are having a BOY!

Symptoms: Nothing too outrageous. Mostly just uncomfortable and tired. It's not quite an outie. I'm still wearing my right hand ring on my left hand. I feel like I am not swollen with this baby. I remember with Hailey I was so swollen and huge! I wonder if the humidity-free weather has anything to do with that.

What I miss: Being able to bend over. Not being out of breath after walking. The stairs not being such a struggle. Just being comfortable in general.

What I'm looking forward to: We set a date for our c-section. He will be here no later than July 14th! We also are taking a hospital tour next week and I am really excited for that!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Mini D's 3rd Trimester {Weeks 32 - 33}

Monday, May 25, 2015
(32 weeks)

I had my first Dr appointment with my new Dr at my new clinic and it went so well. She is so nice, easy to talk to and I really believe she knows her stuff. The staff was also nice and they all made me feel at ease. I go back in 2 weeks!


We went to the iHeart pool Party at Ceasers Palace over the weekend and it was a lot of standing again, but I had so much fun and wouldn't have missed it. I felt like after that night the Braxton Hicks really kicked in and got more intense.

Monday, June 1, 2015
(33 weeks)



UPDATE:

Maternity Clothes: Yes!

Sleep: I'm starting to get more and more restless and uncomfortable at night. I find myself getting uncomfortable even with my body pillow.

Best Moment of the Week: Dr appointment went very well and I'm very relieved. I also had a ton of fun at the iHeartMedia pool party.

Movement: Yes! Everyday. It's so crazy to see him really move. My whole tummy will get lopsided like it did with Hailey. Sometimes it hurts, but I think it's just because he's so low.

Food Craving: Since getting to Vegas I have wanted Starbucks. Which is weird cause I never really have craved coffee before.

Food Aversions: Sometimes I smell things that don't agree with me, but not too often.

Morning Sickness: None. Overall, I am very thankful that I have felt good thus far.

Gender: We found out on 3/9 that we are having a BOY!

Symptoms: Nothing too outrageous. Just getting bigger each week. My belly button has been flat for awhile. I have a feeling I will have an outie in no time. I took my wedding ring off, but have been wearing my right hand ring on that finger for now. It's bigger and fits better. Even though I haven't put on as much weight as I did with Hailey, I am feeling bigger, but I think it's just because of how low he is. I get such mixed reactions. Some people tell me I look like I'm ready to pop, and others tell me that I don't look that big.

What I miss: Being able to bend over. Not being out of breath so easily. Just being comfortable in general.

What I'm looking forward to: My next Dr appointment on June 9th. We picked a hospital, so now we need to pick a date for the c-section and get it on the calendar! Yay!


Friday, July 10, 2015

Currently - July 2015

EXCITED for this baby boy to come. It's just a matter of days now. And also for my parents to get here on Sunday!

WORRIED about my upcoming c-section and recovery. I'm hoping it goes better this time around.

READING blogs. Trying to keep up on my Bloglovin feed.

WRITING/CREATING blog posts. Trying to get caught up on pregnancy posts, etc.

LOVING having my sisters here in Vegas with us. Hailey is loving it too.



WONDERING how this c-section will go and my recovery.

EATING

DRINKING



CRAVING the above.

HOPING that all goes well with this c-section and recovery and baby boy is healthy.

WATCHING see THIS post and THIS post.

LISTENING TO



WEARING maternity clothes - shorts, tank tops or maxi dresses. It's hot here in Vegas.

LOOKING FORWARD TO my parents coming on Sunday!!! SO SO SO EXCITED!!!

FEELING very pregnant.

WEATHER is actually not too hot this week. It's been in the 90's.

WANTING a tropical beach vacation with the Hubby. Not for the warmth, but for the sand, fruity drinks and quality time with my Hubby. We've never been on a vacation just the two of us and we have never been out of the country.

NEEDING just a few more things for baby boy.

THINKING ABOUT lots of different things lately. I have a lot on my mind. 

ENJOYING time with my sisters while they are here and relishing these last few days of being pregnant.

THANKFUL FOR my Husband who works every day for our family. 

DREAMING about this baby boy and what he will look like and be like.

TRYING to be better at meal planning and cooking things.

CLICKING ON THIS recipe. I've made it a couple times in the last month and it's been a hit with everyone!


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Mini D's 3rd Trimester {Weeks 30 - 31}

Monday, May 11, 2015
(30 weeks)

This is our first full week living in Las Vegas. We are getting used to the HEAT, unpacking the house, exploring the neighborhood a bit, and finding out the our go to locations for gas, groceries, etc.



We went to a music festival called Rock 'n' Rio (more to come on that). I had to stand quite a bit, which was super uncomfortable, but I made it through and sat down for a bit every once in awhile on the ground. My back started hurting from standing in one place, but I didn't want to leave! It was so fun with some new friends and we got to see Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.

Monday, May 18, 2015
(31 weeks)


This is pretty much what my wardrobe consists of because of the heat...a maxi dress or shorts/tank top with sandals. P.S. It's hot here in Vegas.



I finally found a Dr. after many stressful phone calls. Yay! Now I just have to pick the hospital we want to deliver at our of our 4 options. I am excited to go tour and see our options.

UPDATE:

Maternity Clothes: Yes. And the less clothing I have on the better thanks to the Vegas heat.

Sleep: Some nights are better than others, but overall I'm sleeping well. 

Best Moment of the Week: Celebrating Mother's Day with my favorites. We went to Buddy V's restaurant in the Venetian hotel on the strip. It was delicious!


I also had tons of fun at Rock 'n' Rio with the Hubby and new friends.

Movement: Yes! Everyday.

Food Craving: Nothing specific, but we have been loving having a Krispy Kreme close.


Food Aversions: Sometimes I smell things that don't agree with me, but not too often.

Morning Sickness: None. I'm still feeling pretty good even with the adjustment to the heat.

Gender: We found out on 3/9 that we are having a BOY!

Symptoms: Nothing too outrageous. Just getting bigger and definitely waddling. My belly button has been flat for awhile. I have a feeling I will have an outie in no time. I also think I will be taking my wedding ring off sooner than later. Even though I haven't put on as much weight as I did with Hailey, I am feeling bigger, but I think it's just because of how low he is. I've been told that from behind I don't look pregnant, so I guess that's one good thing, right?

What I miss: Being able to bend over. Not being out of breath after walking, especially up the stairs in our house. That's definitely been an adjustment. Just being comfortable in general.

What I'm looking forward to: Unpacking and NESTING!!! I haven't really been able to nest or buy anything thus far because of the move. It did feel REALLY good to go through stuff and PURGE, but now I get to organize and nest. Thankfully we do have a lot of the bigger stuff from Hailey, so that's good. We won't have to buy too much of the big stuff, just more smaller things. Continuing to unpack and organize the house. Exploring our new city and surroundings.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

TV Lately

These are some of the shows on TV this summer that I have been watching so far. 

Mistresses - Season 3

I have watched this show from the start and still love this show just as much. I am not sure what happened to Alyssa Milano this year, but the addition of Jennifer Esposito has been great. 


This is a 10 episode show. There is not a lot of TV options during the summer, so when something special comes on or starts up, I try and tune in. I love old timey shows like Pan Em, etc, so I knew I wanted to watch this.


Of course, I am watching the Bachelorette with Kaitlyn. Even though she has been my least favorite woman to do the show, I am still watching. I don't like Nick, I don't like that she went "too far" with him and I can't stand to hear her laugh.


Wayne and I have been watching this show and are hooked. It's very different and can be frustrating at times to follow because it's so "different."  But I think that's the lure of it. It's a cross between a mystery and sci-fi.


The new season just started last night. This is one of those stupid guilty pleasures, but I love it and because my Husband watches wrestling, I got into this show. Hailey watches this with me. She LOVES Nikki Bella and has her own Diva belt now. 


I know, another wrestling show. I watch this one with my Hubby, too. I actually really love this show, although Stone Cold Steve Austin WAS the host and now they have changed it up a bit as far as the host and judges, so it's different, but we still watch.


And of course I have to watch my fave show in the summer! They have different judges this year and a twist.


They basically have two teams. Stage vs. Street with these two alums, Travis and Twitch, leading the teams.


The judges this year have changed, which I have been loving so far. They added Paula and Jason Derulo, who have both guest judged in the past, but I like the dynamic so far and excited to see the rest of the season.


That's it for now. I've been watching some more things on Netflix and will continue to update on those as well.

Happy Hump Day friends!


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Mini D's 3rd Trimester {Weeks 28 - 29}

Monday, April 27, 2015
(28 weeks)

We are officially into the 3rd trimester!!!

This is my last week of work and our last full week in Minnesota before the big move.


Hailey had her last dance practice before the recital this weekend. I plan on doing a re-cap on that soon.


Monday, May 4, 2015
(29 weeks)

The only picture I got of the belly this week was a family picture that we used a timer for. It was before Wayne left to go back to Vegas and it was a couple days before we left on our road trip.


This week was quite the adventure with us road tripping for 3 days and MOVING to Las Vegas. I will be doing a full re-cap of that on the blog hopefully soon!

UPDATE:

Maternity Clothes: Yes.

Sleep: Some nights are better than others, but overall I'm sleeping well.

Best Moment of the Week: My Hubby coming home and surprising me a couple days early from Vegas to help with last minute packing of the house, etc. I missed him so much just after 3 weeks.

Also, spending last minute time with friends and family before heading out.

Movement: Yes! Everyday.

Food Craving: Nothing specific.

Food Aversions: Sometimes I smell things that don't agree with me, but not too often.

Morning Sickness: None. I still feel pretty good. We'll see what the rest of the 3rd trimester has to offer.

Gender: We found out on 3/9 that we are having a BOY!

Symptoms: Nothing too outrageous. Mostly just uncomfortable.

What I miss: Being able to bend over. Not being out of breath after walking. Just being comfortable in general.

What I'm looking forward to: Getting through the road trip to Vegas being in my 3rd trimester. Seeing our rental house in person for the first time. Our belongings arriving at the new house, unpacking and getting settled in. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Mini D's 2nd Trimester {Weeks 26 - 27}

Monday, April 13, 2015
(26 weeks)


Wayne left for Vegas this week to start his new job. He will be in Vegas for the next 3 weeks. I will be here in Minnesota, finishing work, packing and purging the house, taking care of Hailey as a single parent and growing a baby.


We had a play date with my BFF Kayla and her son, Dylan. Hailey and Dylan are 1 month apart.



We also had dance pictures this week.



Monday, April 20, 2015
(27 weeks)

Final week of 2nd trimester! 


I had a lunch with some ex-co workers at one of their houses.  They wanted to do a send off brunch for Hailey and I before we left for Vegas. Love these ladies so much!



UPDATE:

Maternity Clothes: Yes.

Sleep: Some nights are better than others, but overall I'm sleeping well.

Best Moment of the Week: Spending time with friends.

Movement: Yes! Everyday.

Food Craving: Nothing outrageous.

Food Aversions: Sometimes I smell things that don't agree with me, but not too often.

Morning Sickness: None. I have felt pretty good in the second trimester. I know it's going to get tough in the 3rd trimester though like it did with Hailey.

Gender: We found out on 3/9 that we are having a BOY!

Symptoms: Nothing too outrageous. I have had some insomnia.

What I miss: Being able to bend over. Not being out of breath after walking. Just being comfortable in general.

What I'm looking forward to: Continuing to pack and purge the house. My last day at my job. Seeing my Hubby again as he's been gone for 3 weeks. There is a lot to look forward to in the coming months.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Faves


Here are my favorites from this week!

{FAVORITE SONG}



{FAVORITE SNACK}
{FAVORITE DRINK}

Fountain Coke from pretty much anywhere.



{FAVORITE QUOTE}


{FAVORITE PICTURE}

My sisters got here this week. They will be with us for the next few weeks. We love having them here and getting to show them our Vegas life.


{FAVORITE MOMENT}

We met Reba!!!! Love her and she's SO nice!!!


{FAVORITE FUNNY}



{FAVORITE PRODUCT}

These are literally "beyond soft."



Leave me a link to your faves from this week! Happy Holiday Weekend!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

July 2015 Goals




I missed all of 2nd quarter. My main goals for April, May and June were packing up our house and life, finishing working, growing a baby and being a Mom, moving across the country/relocating to Las Vegas and getting settled.

Here are my Goals for July 2015!


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Have a baby. 

It's not as much a goal, because I don't have a choice. He's coming whether I am ready or not. I just want him to be healthy. Hopefully my recovery will go better this time around and I will be feeling better sooner.


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Pregnancy Posts


I have most of them drafted, just adding final touches and hoping to get caught up soon.

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Hailey.

I've been trying to enjoy as much time with just Hailey as I can as these last few weeks of her being an only child.

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Family.

My family is coming to visit us this month. My sisters are here now and I couldn't be more happy to have them. My parents come mid month and I can't wait to see them after 2 months.

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Cooking.

Continue experimenting with recipes. Since living in Vegas and staying home I've tried a few recipes that have been a hit with the family.

What are your goals for this month?

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

What I Watched Wednesday

So after about a year of a Netflix hiatus, we decided to start it up again. We just weren't using it as often as we would have liked, even though it's only $8 a month. Here are a couple of movies I've watched lately while waiting for this baby to come.

Chalet Girl: Chuck Bass is in this movie...need I say more? And Sophia Bush. I love them both.


Cake. This movie is good and so is Jennifer Aniston, but it is pretty depressing. It was nice to see Jennifer in a more serious role and not a funny romcom.


The Single Moms Club. I like many of Tyler Perry's movies, so I figured I would like this one, too. It wasn't anything super unique, but more of an entertaining and easy watch.


Happy Hump Day y'all.