Wednesday, April 29, 2015

24 weeks

How in the world am I 6 months pregnant? Time is flying by so quickly. I am dreaming of the day (not so far away anymore) when I get to meet and snuggle and love and smell and stare at my baby!! Heart eyes for days!

How far along? 24 weeks
Gender: Boy
Total weight gain/loss? 13 lbs.. I really hope to keep up this one pound a week gain...that would be so great!
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Miss anything? Not having leg cramps! I wake up and feel like I have done 18,038 squats and leg presses and I assure you.. not one has been done.
Movement? Yes. Feeling more and more every day. It's the best feeling in the world.
Cravings? I could still eat tuna everyday...I think this is due to the fact that I can't actually eat it everyday. We always want what we can't have.
Food aversions? None!! I ate a filet at Bonefish a few days ago! Yes!! Red meat is BACK!
Are you showing yet? Obviously... I think at this point.
Symptoms? Hip pain and leg cramps..this is probably not going to change unfortunately. I am thinking about going to a chiropractor for my hips? Any thoughts or suggestions?
Looking forward to? My first baby shower! I will be celebrating this weekend with my childhood best friend, who is flying in from Texas and I am so, so excited! I can't believe I'm having a baby shower... it feels pretty surreal.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

23 weeks

How far along? 23 weeks
Gender: Boy
Total weight gain/loss? 12 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Miss anything? Not having hip and back pain while trying to do simple things like clean or fold clothes.
Movement? Yes.. my husband FINALLY felt him move at 23 weeks 4 days!
Cravings? Tuna...tuna...more tuna. Why must this be a limited pregnancy food???
Food aversions? Nothing really. I was THIS close to eating a steak last week but decided to wait a little longer before entering into the red meat world again.
Are you showing yet? Yes
Symptoms? Hip pain and Braxton hicks. I am learning that I physically can't do as much as I would like to anymore. After standing and trying to clean or work on the nursery for a few hours, the Braxton hicks get worse. And last but certainly not least, LEG CRAMPS. I never thought a leg cramp could bring you to tears....but I was WRONG. Ouch!!!
Looking forward to? Summer..oddly enough since I will be very hot and pregnant for 90% of the season. I am ready to start going to our river house and spending time down there. It always reminds me so much of my grandparents, so even if I go down there and do nothing I almost feel like they are there with us all.

Monday, April 20, 2015


My husband and I had the best time in Williamsburg, VA this weekend celebrating our 4 year anniversary. The weather was absolutely perfect. All of the flowers were blooming and everything was beautiful. We went to two of my favorite restaurants, Season's and The Trellis. I got the Boston chicken and shrimp at Season's and my husband got the Hawaiian rib eye, both were great. The crab dip is also delicious at Season's. The Trellis is one of my VERY favorite restaurants of all time. We had brunch and both got the Trellis breakfast platter, which is a massive amount of food which neither of us were able to finish. It is SO good and the french toast is also to die for.

23 weeks pregnant with Harrison

                                                Boston Chicken and Shrimp

The Trellis breakfast sample platter

We hit up the Wythe Candy store twice before heading home. We had to take goodies home to our family! They have a HUGE selection of chocolates and goodies. I could seriously spend my pay check in there.

We shopped at the outlet mall, played putt putt and went to a restaurant called Retro's before heading home. We got appetizers there before stopping for a quick ice cream cone. It was such a nice, short vacation. A much needed tip with my husband with great food and beautiful weather!

This was probably be our last real "trip" before Harrison arrives in August. The thought of traveling with a baby is super scary but also so exciting. I can't wait to start our own family traditions! Happy Monday!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

22 weeks

How far along? 22 weeks
Gender: Boy
Total weight gain/loss? 12 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Miss anything? Nothing! I'm pretty much as happy as a clam!
Movement? Yes. I think I felt him curling himself into a ball a few nights ago, it was so strange! I love it!
Cravings? Icy, fruity drinks. I discovered Alligator Ice at local convenience store and I may need one every day now! And Gala apples, I brought 4 to work this week and ate 3 in one day. I hope I keep that craving!
Food aversions? Red meat
Are you showing yet? Yes
Symptoms? Hip pain. It's only bad if I stand on my feet all day. When I'm home cleaning, it's usually worse than any other time. And more Braxton Hicks.
Looking forward to? Nursery progress. We picked up the crib yesterday and the painter is coming this week! I can't wait to get started! Also, our mini vacation next weekend to Williamsburg to celebrate our 4 year anniversary.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

21 weeks

It's officially warm enough to pull out the maxi dresses and this pregnant lady is thrilled!! They are the one thing in my close that still fits great and they are so much more comfortable than pants!! 

How far along? 21 weeks
Gender: Boy
Total weight gain/loss? 11 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Miss anything? Being about to take melatonin. I have never had a problem falling asleep but I can't not sleep in anymore. I would love to sleep until 10:00 one more time before the baby comes.
Movement? Yes. Especially if I'm laying on my side for some reason.
Cravings? Nothing in particular, most of the time I WISH I could think of something I reallllly want.
Food aversions? Red meat... getting better and better though
Are you showing yet? Yes
Symptoms? Braxton Hicks?!? What the what? Now, obviously I'm no expect on pregnancy, this is my first one. BUT, I am certain that's what I felt this morning. I was laying in bed and all of a sudden my lower abdomen got SOOO tight and hard, it literally felt like a rock and felt SO strange. A few seconds passed and it softened right out. Is it possible? I don't know, my pregnancy app says it's normal to expect this around 20 weeks, but I didn't think I would actually experience anything like that this early. Crazy, weird!
Looking forward to? The arrival of one of my best friends, who is flying in from Texas in a few weeks and giving me my first baby shower! I can't wait!!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

20 weeks

Halfway..already? I can't even wrap my mind around the fact that I am halfway through my pregnancy. It feels like 20 weeks have gone by so quickly, I can only imagine how quickly the next 20 week go by. It's actually a little scary and a LOT exciting!

How far along? 20 weeks + 4 days
Gender: Boy
Total weight gain/loss? 10 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes. I wore a maxi dress for the first time this year!! Yea!!
Miss anything? Comfortable sleeping positions. I can't seem to find the right way to lay. A friend of mine let me borrow her pregnancy pillow and I used it for the first time a few days ago and literally fell off of the bed trying to crawl over it. How embarrassing. I don't know if my belly is quit big enough to effectively use it yet?
Movement? Yes. Still waiting for my husband to be able to feel some movement. When will it ever happen?
Cravings? Watermelon...real deal, ripe, delicious, cold WATERMELON! I can't wait to see people selling the out of the back of trucks soon! Small town produce at it's best!!
Food aversions? Red meat.. but it seems be less and less unappealing. I don't WANT a steak, but the thought no longer makes me gag... so that's a good sign.
Are you showing yet? Yes... after dinner I feel so uncomfortable. I wake up and look 20 weeks, I go to bed and look 30 weeks.
Symptoms? Leg cramps! Oh my... they are getting me good! I woke up the other night and jumped out of bed in pain. It felt like the muscles in my leg were being twisted and pulled. OUCH! Bananas before bed? I think so!
Looking forward to? Getting the nursery together. I have ordered the crib, the rug and animal prints. I am calling the painter tomorrow and hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks it will all start coming together! Yippee!!

Friday, April 3, 2015

19 weeks

Almost halfway there and I seriously can not believe it! The weeks are passing by so quickly these day!

How far along? 19 weeks + 6 days (I'm so behind)
Gender: Boy
Total weight gain/loss? 9 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Miss anything? Warm weather and clothes that fit. I love my growing belly but I'm having a hard time keep up with it. It's taking me twice as long to get dressed these days. As seen above, I'm obviously still trying to squeeze into my regular clothes.
Movement? Yes. No big kicks yet but definitely some tumbling around.
Cravings? Watermelon slushes from sonic, which is no longer open 15 minutes from here. LAME!
Food aversions? Red meat
Are you showing yet? Yes
Symptoms? Feeling GREAT! I truly feel SO fortunate!
Looking forward to? Officially placing my order from some nursery furniture and decor!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

18 weeks

The first day of spring is this week and I can NOT wait. Although, it's not exactly supposed to be the warmest or sunniest of days, its the mark of a new season and I am thrilled. I was able to plant new flowers last week and I finally see some daffodils peaking through the ground. Summer will be here before I know it and I'll be snuggling this sweet angel all day long.

How far along? 18 weeks
Gender: Boy
Total weight gain/loss? 7 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Miss anything? Sashimi Tuna
Movement? Yes. No big kicks yet but definitely some tumbling around.
Cravings? Homemade coconut Easter eggs!! I have placed by order. And milkshakes!
Food aversions? Red meat
Are you showing yet? Yes
Symptoms? Feeling GREAT! Had my second pre-natal massage today and it was so wonderful!
Looking forward to? The official start of spring and our doctors appointment next week!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Nursery Plans

I have had a good idea of what I wanted our nursery to look like since the day we found out we were having a boy. I definitely have a very neutral sense of style when it comes to most things in our home. If I can't decided on a color, I always go with white. I like for things to look bright and clean. I knew I never wanted anything bright or "cartoonish", which is basically what 90% of crib bedding looks like. Let me tell you, it is NOT easy to find items fitting the "neutral" description on a decent budget. Sure, I have found tons of nursery decor that I love, if I were willing to spend 5K decorating his nursery, which we definitely can NOT do. I have searched high and low to put together a nursery plan and all in all, I LOVE it!

After I designed my nursery plan, I stumbled upon these awesome animals at Kohl's and I'm thinking I definitely need to get one! This lion is so cool, I love it! Once I actually start purchasing items, I will start putting together a list of sources. I can't wait to start seeing results in the nursery. This is one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy! I look forward to sharing some nursery progress soon.