Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Week 21

Haven't been taking any belly pictures. I decided not to do that from the beginning just because I didn't want to HAVE to keep track of it. And plus, for the first few weeks, there's really nothing there.

This is what the belly progression was like for me:
Week 1-11: what belly? are you really pregnant? I could only tell I was pregnant from all the other symptoms. 

Week 12-14: the pooch. literally, you have a pooch. It's not a cute pregnant belly. It just looks like you ate at China Buffet for dinner... every night. And it doesn't go away. Oh AND my belly started getting FURRY at this time. YES. ugly peach fuzz---it's not cute. It's just hairy. Like short fine armhairs all over your once-was-smooth belly. Not everyone gets this. But my belly is not photogenic. Also started getting a dark line down the middle. BUT it's a crooked line-- it doesn't even go straight down the way it does in magazines & pictures online. It's like a 3 inch line that veers to the left a little, then the right a little & ends up at my belly button.

Week 15-20somethings: oooh cute pregnant belly time! It's time to shine little bump! This is probably the most photo-worthy time. Clothes get really uncomfortable so make sure to stock up on maternity clothing BEFORE week 15. I highly recommend full-panel belly items (where the stretchy cloth covers your whole belly for support). I don't like the low-waisted ones. The full-panel clothing items are MUCH more comfortable. 

This picture was me at Week 21 + 2 days. After coming home from Hubby's company Xmas party- aka makeup and hair are in full glory! ^^V


Thursday, December 4, 2014

I feel like...

an OOMPA LOOMPA.

But I'm sure I look more like Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum :D

The end.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

10 things to do PREPREGNANCY


Here's a list of things I recommend that you do BEFORE you get pregnant.
  1. Enjoy piping hot baths and hot tubs- extremely hot temperatures can cause birth defects. 
  2. Skating- ice skating, roller blading, anything sport you could potentially fall doing
  3. Roller coasters and theme parks. Wanted to plan a trip to Harry Potter Wizard World in Orlando... but decided not to after we realized I couldn't ride any rides.
  4. Adventurous endeavours- duh. But still: white water rafting, zip lining, and the like. 
  5. Sleep on your back...or anything on your back. Cuts off blood and nutrition to the baby. WHO KNEW. 
  6. TRAVEL. Yes, you can travel during pregnancy, but it's not half as pleasant if you are waddling everywhere or  have nausea or don't have enough energy to go enjoy the beautiful hikes of Colorado. Plus, having a little one inside you keeps you from going to adventurous places or potential diarrhea-causing places let's say...a nice resort in Mexico. 
  7. Go-karts, trampoline parks, etc. 
  8. Stay up late & socialize alot alot alot. Pregnancy fatigue is a real thing. It's thrown my whole social life off because of the times I sleep & times I eat. Since I sleep at 8:30pm and have really bad gastric reflux if I eat too close to bedtime, I eat dinner early too (like 5:30 or 6pm)... making it really hard to have a social life when most of my friends get off work at 6pm. 
  9. Get your hair done. Want to perm or dye your hair? Do it BEFORE you get pregnant :) 
  10. Save up--- did you know infant daycare can cost more than someone's monthly rent? Also... you CAN save during pregnancy, but it's honestly been really difficult for me. I hate cooking now (due to the nausea, low energy, and the smells that linger the next day) and hate leftovers and I'm really picky about food... aka although we'd like to save, we're eating out ALL THE TIME. AND not to mention maternity clothing. $$$ adds up. 
Hope this helps some of you really make the most of your time now!!! :D 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pregnancy NOMS.

One of the biggest things I always told myself I would look forward to in pregnancy is how I can indulge in my eating habits a little! Eating for 2 right?

Unfortunately, I never thought about how nausea would get in the way. And food aversions. And that whole long list of things you SHOULDN'T EAT. My pregger twinsie is also feeling the same way. She can't gain enough weight for her baby. She just doesn't have an appetite. And we used to love good food... Funny huh?

FYI for future moms... ENJOY THESE ITEMS NOW... because you "can't" eat them once you're pregnant:

  • Sushi 
  • Medium rare steak 
  • Raw oysters
  • Runny eggs 
  • Caffeine- I REALLY MISS COFFEE ICE CREAM
  • Pate and other liver items
  • Smoked salmon
  • Prosciutto, salami, parma ham unless cooked 
  • Fancy unpasteurized cheeses (Brie, etc)
  • Tuna steaks
  • Hot dogs & some sausages other meats with nitrates 
  • Raw sprouts
  • Lunch/Deli meats


Best pregnant craving story I've heard so far from one of my friends at church:

"I've never had a McRib in my life... and I was craving a McRib at 9pm at night. Hubby went to McDonald's to go get it for me. Of course, it wasn't McRib season, so he came back empty-handed. I cried when I found out. I've never wanted a McRib since."

LOL... and that's REALLY what it's like. One moment you crave something. The next moment you hate it or don't care for it anymore.

Cravings I've had so far:
  • Chicken supreme taco from Taco bell. It'd been at least a decade since the last time I had Taco Bell. But I had to have it. Taco Cabana wouldn't cut it. Ordered my taco & they got my order wrong & made a chicken taco, not a chicken supreme taco. I took it back & said "I ordered a supreme taco. This is not supreme." They had to make me a new one. HAH. What a diva, I know. 
  • Arby's roast beef sandwich & curly fries- thought grossing me out now
  • Potatoes- I used to not really love potatoes b/c it was high in calorie & lower in nutrition than other things. And I love pasta more so I'd prefer to get calories from pasta. NOW I LOVE POTATOES! FRIES CHIPS HASH BROWNS anything!!! 
  • Salads- Caesar salad especially
  • Beans- never loved them until now.
  • McDonald's chocolate ice cream sundae with peanuts
  • La Madeline's tomato basil soup
  • Tomato sauce
  • Wings & Chik-Fil-A- one of the few meat items I can eat without cringing
  • Shrimp!!!! Love shrimp. 
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches

Aversions:
  • WATER. For the longest time, I couldn't drink water. Even if it was ice cold, I didn't like it. I still prefer vitamin water and juices over water right now but I can tolerate it when it's ice cold. 
  • Meat- gross. I avoid all meat sections at the grocery store. Chicken breast especially grosses me out. Especially hamburgers. I haven't had one in 3 months. (but I can eat meatballs. WEIRD RIGHT?)
  • Eggs- also gross. Recently has become less gross-- especially if scrambled or in a breakfast taco. 
  • Yogurt grossed me out the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. I can eat it & I like it now. But I usually like Greek yogurt & now I like normal yogurt more than Greek.
  • Leftovers. I used to love leftovers. BUT NOW... they are foul. And I think I figured out why. Every meal I eat... if I feel nauseous afterwards at any point in time, my body associates that meal with my nausea or vomiting. SO it hates it. Since I was nauseous all the time. My body hated almost all leftovers. 

Can't explain it..dunno why I crave certain things & not others. Don't know why I hate hamburgers but I can eat meatballs just fine. Nothing makes sense. Just happens! 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

I'm BAAAAACK

It's been a rough couple of weeks/months, but we have exciting & wonderful news for you.
WEEEEEEEE'RRRRREEEEE PREGNANT!!! (ok not we... but me)
And it's a BOYYYYY!!!!


How we're feeling:
Hubs- ALLLLLLL SMILES!!!!
Me- happy, nervous, scared, thankful, excited ALL AT ONCE.  


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

HOLD UP


Dear readers,

Gonna take a pause on my blog here and there... Been a rough few weeks, so gonna take a breather :)

Happy Hump Day! I know... I can't believe it's only Wednesday. 

FRIDAY HURRY UP!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

#idowhatiwant


Breaking social norms
  1. I use full snorkeling gear when swimming in our fishless, chlorinated community pool. Why? I don't feel like holding my breath. 
  2. I ate a plate full of lettuce, tomatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette (It really should be spelled vinegarette...I only found out how to spell this when my spell-check kept going off) for breakfast this morning. I had a breakfast taco for lunch.
  3. I always miss #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) opportunities to post old pictures of memories... so I post them on Fridays or Mondays or whenever I feel like it.
  4. I never wash my car...it just gets dirty anyways! But I do like to clean the inside when I have time. Actually, I really want to shampoo my seats. I'll need to make time to do that. 
  5. I never make the bed. Beds are meant to be slept in & hubs and I sleep all crazy. No point making it. 
  6. I sometimes eat dessert first & entree last. I like ending on a salty note. 
  7. I wear white after Labor day.
  8. I really like this socially inappropriate blog... I will refer to it frequently when parenting.


    #idowhatiwant