Take Our Gender Poll!

Alright party people, we have 8 days to go until we find out the gender!  Sex determination will be 80% accurate.

Want to play a guessing game with us?  Take our poll below!  Also, we invite you to our baby pool website for a chance to be a winner!  Visit the website below and enter your guesses.  When the baby is born, we will calculate the winner.

PS… winner gets a little something from the Mitchell family. 🙂

Website:  ExpectNet: Corina and Tim’s Baby Pool

Enter in game name: corinatim

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11 Weeks!

How far along:  11 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 3 lbs

Exercise: Cardio and light weights

Maternity clothes: Nope!

Sleep:  Sleep is good.  Peeing is a lot!!!

Best moment this week:  Having dinner with great friends at Cravings Restaurant. And assisted fashion stylist, Amy Stuart, on a Ford Pink Campaign, styling breast cancer survivors.

Tim’s best moment this week: “Only getting winged at the game of hormonal dodgeball!”

Have you told family and friends:  Yes! My family is predicting it’s a girl.

Miss Anything:  Vodka & Soda drinks! My family and close friends back home 😦

Movement: Not yet

Food cravings: Brownies, pancakes, flaming hot Cheetos

Anything making you queasy or sick: Poultry- raw meat

Have you started to show yet: Yes…body is changing. and yes, I do freak out at times! 

Belly Button in or out? In

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Irritated when I sneeze 5 times in a row.  I just want to throw something at someone! Sometimes I start crying at dinner…I have no idea why so I start laughing and blame it on the hormones. 🙂

Looking forward to: Finding out the gender of the baby in 10 days! (Sex determination will be 80% accurate)

Difficulties:  Pushing myself to go to the gym.  Laying on the couch is waayyy better.  I also have difficulties eating veggies with my meals.  For some reason, I lost interest when I found out I was pregnant.

Fact: Tim has A LOT of patience during my crazy moments.  I love this man with all my heart!! Thanks for understanding, being supportive, and buying me hot flaming Cheetos when needed. xoxo

If It’s A Boy….

Tim would look at me and say, “I told you so!”  I am stuck in the middle between boy or girl.  I have no idea what the gender is so I’ve put together my favorite nursery picks for both.  Here are just a few of my favorites.  I’ll post more soon!

The Animal Print Shop

This little lamb is so adorable.  I’d use it for a boy or a girl’s nursery!

Hawthorne Threads

Love these colors and patterns

Hawthorne Threads

Pottery Barn Kids

Baskets for shelves

Circle name wall sticker

The name?   That surprise is coming later. 🙂

Zig Zag Round Floor Pillow

Gotta have a floor cushion!

Cute animal robes

Adorable animal robes! My favorite is the green pig.

10 Weeks!

How far along:  10 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 0 lbs

Exercise: Power Walking

Maternity clothes: Nope!

Sleep: I still wake up 3 times in the middle of the night to pee! So annoying.

Best moment this week:  Eating 2 boxes of girl scout cookies- Mint and Lemon.  I don’t feel guilty one bit!

Tim’s best moment this week: “Finally getting my taxes done!”

Have you told family and friends: I have the best supportive friends and family!

Miss Anything: Alcohol!!! I’m craving margaritas.  Brie and goat cheese…I miss you.

Movement: Not yet

Food cravings: French Fries, red velvet cupcakes, pizza is still on the list.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Poultry

Have you started to show yet: baby bump!

Belly Button in or out? In

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Up and down moods.  One minute I’m happy the next minute I’m irritated.  Then I find myself crying during commercials. 

Looking forward to: Starting prenatal yoga classes

Difficulties:  Keeping myself from eating Tim’s salt and vinegar chips.  Ooops!

Fact: Tim is German/Irish.  I’m carrying a lucky charm. 🙂


BABY THIS, BABY THAT

Lately I been told that having a baby is a lot of work and definitely life changing (Trust me, I BELIEVE every word!).  Some girls even tell me that they would never have kids because they couldn’t even imagine having to take care of  them.   The baby does this… the baby does that.  I heard it all! The unpleasant body transformations, the crying, the sleepless nights, well…you get my point.  It’s time to hear the good things!  Thought I share a couple of videos that brought a smile to my face.  I have something to look forward to. 🙂

CRAVINGS LATELY

Tim’s plate of chili cheese hotdog goodness. I’m confused…who’s pregnant?  lol

Here is my boring plate of self-control.  One hotdog minus the onions.

Lemon Cupcakes

When I first found out I was pregnant boy did the cravings kick in a little more.  Cupcakes were on my mind 24/7 and I had to make  a few (48 total) :/

Well, I don’t regret it! They were so delicious. I ate one morning, lunch, and two for dinner and I wasn’t alone.  Tim helped me gobble them up and even took some to work for his buddies.  Thank God! Because I was popping them in my mouth like popcorn.  Ughh, so hard to resist.

Thankfully I do crave some healthy foods like strawberries.  Tim’s mom, Sharon, took me to the Strawberry Farm in Ventura where we got to taste varieties of them.  I had no idea there were so many!  Half of them are in my freezer for smoothies and the rest are ready to eat.  I have them with fiber cereal and cottage cheese.

Breakfast Omelet Muffins

I wanted to try something different for our morning breakfast.  And since I am addicted to pinterest, I’ve been pinning lots of recipes to my Yummy In My Tummy board.  That’s where I got my lemon cupcakes recipe too.  So far so good! These egg muffins were so easy to make and you can add whatever you want.  Half were pork sausage and peppers and bacon cheddar cheese in  the rest.

 Our gummi bear is enjoying all this goodness in my belly!

NURSERY INSPIRATION

With a bun in the oven Tim and I have lots to think about!  Well, Tim is probably leaving most of the design ideas to me since I am the creative thinker.   Lately I’ve been thinking about nurseries.  Don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl yet so thought I’d put together some ideas for layouts and colors.  I don’t like tacky themed rooms if you know what I mean (barbie doll pink is not my fav)!  I love subtle colors and chic simplicity.  Check out a few of my favorites below!  Let me know what you think.  Remember I’m new to all of this! 🙂

*Gray and yellow are always a good combo.

*White furniture for the nursery brightens up the room.

*Who doesn’t want an elephant chair? How cute!

Image: Pinterest

*lime green and easter egg blue are not my favorite color choices

*but the white frames on the wall with newborn pictures would be great!

*I also like the layout if you had to design a small room.

*Remember I said I don’t like Barbie pink?  Well, I really don’t!

*This Milano Red from Benjamin Moore is great.

*Wall photos also a plus! Great border too.

*Not sure if I want a chandelier in the nursery.  Believe me, I’m not that fancy.

*My favorite part of this nursery is the white furniture and curtains.

*Any suggestions on where to buy affordable furniture?

Image: Pinterest

*Not a nursery, but I really love the light blue and navy blue combo.

*The checkered rug is hip too.

Here’s a good start to get my creative juices going.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

xo

8 WEEKS 6 DAYS

How far along:  8 Weeks, 6 Days

Total weight gain/loss: 1.5 lbs

Exercise: 4 days last week. Cardio and light weights

Maternity clothes: Not yet.  Thank God!

Sleep: A nap here and there.  I wake up in the middle of the night at least 3 times to pee!

Best moment this week:  looking at the little gummy bear for the first time.  We could see the heart beat!

Tim’s best moment this week: “Keeping Corina from killing me!” HahaHa!

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything: Cocktails and Sushi

Movement: Not yet

Food cravings: Cheese Puffs, Frozen Yogurt, Pizza, and Strawberries

Anything making you queasy or sick: Poultry

Have you started to show yet: A little bump so far – but that’s because I am bloated.

Belly Button in or out? In

Happy or Moody most of the time: Irritated is more like it! “When someone sings, taps, or whistles.”  

Looking forward to: Finding out the gender on April 3.

Difficulties: None

The baby is the size of a PINTO BEAN!

SURPRISE! SURPRISE!….SURPRISE???


Here’s the story…

Tim

“SHOCKER!” is a better word.. Somehow Corina gets me to go to a Coldplay concert at Jimmy Kimmel.. Yup.. Me at a Coldplay concert.. DON’T TELL ANYONE, I will lose my street cred/MAN Card, etc. Anything for love right? shoot me. So I make it through the concert (strangely enough I still have NO desire to buy Coldplay ANYTHING), we are driving home and Corina says “jeez I haven’t had my period yet, BUT I know it’s coming cuz my boobs hurt. But, it’s taking so long I think I may be PREGNANT”..

All I heard was “pregnant”… At the time you people may think that I panicked.. On the INSIDE I was FREAKING OUT!  On the OUTSIDE I was cool as can be.. “Hey babe, so I’m gonna drop you off and run to the store, be right back.” I don’t know the last time any of you bought a “Pregnancy 3 pack with a free FERTILITY test combo”) but not only are they NOT cheap, the Ralph’s by us kept them in a security LOCK BOX! It’s easier to walk out with booze and tobacco than it is to discretely walk to the checkout with a lockbox full of pregnancy tests!! I knew when I saw that BIG, Clear Plastic box containing a Big Bright Pink box inside EVERYONE was gonna start judging… And they did.. Well screw them! Daddy still HAS IT!!! hahahahaha

I made it home and handed a Test off to Corina and took out the trash.. I walked to the dumpster and by the time I got back Corina was in tears and couldn’t speak. (like she needed to at that point.) I tell her ” Calm down baby! It takes AT LEAST 5 minutes for the results!!” Without ONE second hesitation she says ” For what!? The SECOND LINE TO DISAPPEAR!!??” (still in tears)

Ya well the surprise went away after Test #2.. Corina snuck in the bathroom for the 3rd one thinking I hadn’t noticed.. When she came out (not crying this time) all I said was “Positive, huh?”

As for the Fertility test.. We are selling that thing on EBAY..

I have never had a doubt that I wanted children.. The “with who” was an issue until I met the woman of my dreams. Corina is going to make the best Mom. I can picture her now and in the future with our baby. Watch out PTA!

Corina

Well shit!  Expect the unexpected are now words I live by.  I’m telling you, this was a HUGE shocker and I never thought this would happen…at least not anytime soon.  I had plans! Everyone has plans!  Right?

That night was so emotional and I couldn’t help but cry.  Something I never thought of before is now happening to me and I didn’t know what to do! I stared at the wall for about 30 minutes telling myself this can’t be true.  3 tests later and I still couldn’t believe it. Next day, I called and set up an appointment for a blood test.  I needed an answer from the doctor immediately!

The day of the appointment I fill out paperwork.  Receptionist tells me my first prenatal appointment is in 2 weeks.  WHAT? PRENATAL appointment?!?!  But I’m NOT pregnant!!!  So I thought I wasn’t.  She then sends me upstairs to draw blood.  I asked the nurse, “Sooooo how accurate are those pregnancy tests?”  She said, “There are more false negatives then false positives.”

Wait…huh? what?  I can’t…

I’m clearly SPEECHLESS!!!!  Tim then looks at me and says, “Babe, your pregnant.”  I still wanted to hear the doctor say it, but I had to wait the entire weekend to get results.  The loooongest weekend eveeeeer!

Monday rolls along and I make that call….

Me: “Hello, I am calling for my blood test results.”  This is Corina Garcia.

Receptionist: “Pregnancy test?”

Me: “Yes.”

Receptionist: “Please hold.”  

Me:  (loooongest 5 seconds eveeeer!)  

Receptionist: “Hello, Mrs. Garcia?” 

Me: “Yes?”

Receptionist: “Congratulations… You are PREGNANT!”

Me:  “Ok, thank you. Bye”

WOOOOW!!! I didn’t know whether to cry or to scream.  So I did both.

I am so lucky and thankful to have the most amazing man in my life.  Not only has he been patient with my moodiness (especially during this hormonal time ha!), he also reminds me everyday how much he loves me.   And if I want chili cheese dogs, ice cream, and cheese puffs,  he saves the day.  🙂