38 Weeks!

Alright party people!!  38 weeks!! Holy smokes, time is going by really slow at this point and I am feeling really miserable.  This is probably going to be my last post with Liam in my belly so wish me luck!!

WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!! 

How far along:  38 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Tooooo much!

Exercise: At this point….only prenatal yoga.  Don’t want to do much anymore.

Maternity clothes:  yep, that’s it.  Leggings are really comfortable for me.

Sleep:  Not good at all!  I am up between 3am-5am just waiting for the sun to come up.  Sometimes I fall back to sleep for a couple more hours, but it’s not comfortable.  I also get up about 3-5 times to pee.  This big baby is pushing on my bladder and it is not fun.  When I can’t fall back to sleep I watch the news and drink a cup of coffee.  Later, during the day , I take a 2 hour nap.

Best moment this week:  Our maternity photoshoot with an amazing photographer (pics coming soon!) The nursery is finally done and all of Liam’s clothes are washed!!!  Tim’s mom also surprised me with another baby shower with her close friends.  Visits to my chiropractor are always the best.

Tim’s best moment this week:  “Finally finished shooting Hell’s Kitchen.  Now I have some time off to help Corina with baby stuff- choosing a pediatrician, building furniture for the nursery, and  watching football!”  😉

Miss Anything:  My energy!  Can’t do much anymore.  and putting on my shoes without having to sit down.

Movement: Everyday!  I think he is really anxious to come out already.

Food cravings: Cold watermelon, burger and fries, chocolate, grapes, and peaches.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  This month has been MISERABLE!

Have you started to show yet:  HUGE!

Belly Button in or out? In 

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Annoyed- can’t breathe, can’t fit into any of my clothes, and swollen. 

Looking forward to: The Big Day!  Looks like Liam is coming sooner than later. At my last visit to the doc Liam was measuring 38 weeks when I was only 36 weeks.

Difficulties:  My hands/fingers hurt in the morning, Sleeping, breathing, walking for long periods of time, swollen feet-legs-arms-face.

Fact:  I am due at any moment so this may be my last post with Liam in my belly!

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34 Weeks!

The size of a cantalope…just like mommy’s ankles!!!

How far along:  34 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: A whopping 33 lbs! That’s almost 35, which WAS my limit. :/

Exercise: Prenatal yoga when I am not working or right before work, which is around 6am.  I can’t sleep so might as well do something active.  I also take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Maternity clothes: Ok, #1…  Why are my MATERNITY jeans not fitting me anymore????!!!  WTF?!  They are tight and uncomfortable.  The stretchy maternity yoga pants are great though.  Those are the ones I look forward to putting on when I get home from work.  Target and Motherhood maternity clothes are more affordable.

Sleep:  Nooooope!  I am lucky if I go through a night without having to wake up 2-3 times to pee or to eat Tim’s Lucky Charm cereal at 3:30am.  :/  Sorry honey, Liam reeealllyy wanted those Lucky Charm’s!  My healthy Total cereal does not compare to the tasty marshmallows in the Charm box.  🙂

It is also difficult to turn in bed.  The body pillow has helped a bunch.  Liam also likes to do cartwheels and jumping jacks around 6:30am.  So I basically forgot what sleeping in was like.  And I know once Liam is born,  it’s not getting any better! Yay! :/

Best moment this week:  A prenatal massage and a visit to my chiropractor.  Holy crap prenatal massages feel A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!  I highly recommend them.  I get them twice a month and feel golden after each session.  Believe me,  I fell asleep on the table.  That’s how good it was.

Tim’s best moment this week:  “Getting through another work week and getting booked for another show after Liam’s arrival.  Keeping busy people!”

Miss Anything:  My normal walk for crying out loud!  When they say you are waddling like a duck, that means you are waddling like a damn duck.  I can’t help it.

Movement: This baby does not fit anymore!  He moves everyday and punches/kicks me several times in a row.  I can finally see my stomach move up and down.  It’s cute and weird all at the same time.

Food cravings: I now eat 2 watermelons a week!!  I LOVE cold watermelon.  Lucky Charm cereal, fruit juice, Menchies yogurt, and turkey avocado wraps.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Yeah, traffic on the 405 and slow drivers.   Also the extreme heat in the valley.

Have you started to show yet:  Pffff!  Please!  

Belly Button in or out? Still in. 

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Tired and out of breath.

Looking forward to: Getting the nursery done!  Painting is still in progress and furniture still needs to be ordered!  I also can’t wait for my maternity leave.  Lot’s to look forward to.

Difficulties:  Sleep, swollen feet-face-& arms, breathing, walking like a human being, keeping my hands off the pastries, and getting into Tim’s lifted 4×4 truck.  I’m going to need a step stool pretty soon.

28 Weeks!

How far along:  28 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: not telling!!

Exercise: Feeling really guilty about not exercising.  My schedule has been insane with work, the baby shower, and family visiting from out of town.  I’ve got my yoga classes scheduled for next week. 🙂

Maternity clothes:  All the time.

Sleep:  I am now stuck to the body pillow.

Best moment this week:  My family flying in from Texas! And booking our destination wedding planner!  Let the planning begin.

Tim’s best moment this week:  “Meeting #87 Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots at the 2012 ESPY’s.”

Miss Anything:  Going out and getting a drink. Because boooy I need it right now!

Movement:  Yep! Cartwheels and flips.  He is moving like crazy.

Food cravings: Tater tots, watermelon, Nutella….with EVERYTHING, Hawaiian smoothies, breakfast waffles,

Anything making you queasy or sick:  porkchops and roast beef don’t sound good…at all

Have you started to show yet: Well, my doctor measured my belly last week and said I was measuring 30 weeks.  Mehhh!  Looks like this is going to be a big baby!

Belly Button in or out?  Very much in.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy…

Looking forward to:  baby shower!!!

Difficulties: putting on my shoes and shaving my legs.  Ughh!

Fact: Just entered the 3rd trimester.   October is approaching fast!

24 Weeks!

How far along:  24 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: ugh, don’t want to get on the scale just yet.  I’ll update you on the next post. 🙂

Exercise: Cardio, weights, kettle bell exercises

Maternity clothes:  Motherhood and Gap maternity.  Leggings and tank tops are the most comfortable for me.

Sleep:  I am now sleeping with the body pillow!  It does piss me off sometimes, because when I want to turn, I have to move the entire pillow to the other side, which is difficult doing under the covers.

Best moment this week:  We finally booked our wedding location in COSTA RICA!!  YAY!!

Tim’s best moment this week: “Besides working a lot, enjoying pool time and drinks while away from home.”

Miss Anything:  I miss Tim!  He left for work on June 15 and won’t be back until July 3rd.  Our condo is toooo quiet without him. 😦

Movement: Liam has earned his black belt in Karate.  Two days ago I ate BBQ sauce for the first time during the pregnancy and he went kung fu on me.  Apparently he get’s way too excited with Cattlemen’s BBQ sauce.

Food cravings: Watermelon, sandwiches, banana strawberry smoothies, and arugula chicken salads with pine nuts and cranberries.

Anything making you queasy or sick: anything made in a crockpot.  It stinks up the entire place!

Have you started to show yet: I can barely see my feet! :/  By the time I am done drowning  myself in coconut oil, I look like a greased pig.  Oink oink baby…welcome to pregnancy world.

Belly Button in or out? In

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Ughh mostly moody!  People drive me crazy when they are too slow.  I just want to stay home, relax and not deal with anyone.

Looking forward to:  Definitely the baby shower, and also my friends and family flying in from Texas in mid July.

Difficulties: Holding my pee in is STILL NOT easy!!  Back pain is the same…unfortunately.  And going to the gym now is a bit difficult, especially after stuffing myself in workout clothes and passing all those athletic bodies.  The other day I saw myself in the mirror while working out, and  damn!  I look like a stuffed turkey….No joke.  My stomach stretched double time these past few weeks.  Just like dough for an extra large pizza!  Arggggg!

Fact: Liam is almost a foot long!  Has a full set of eyelashes and eyebrows and a good sprinkling of hair on his head.  No hair color yet..just white for now.

22 Weeks!

How far along:  22 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 9 lbs the past five weeks/ Total: 17 lbs

Exercise: Cardio, weights, biking, swimming, yoga, and kettle bell exercises

Maternity clothes:  Absolutely! Leggings and dresses from Gap

Sleep:  I try to sleep on my left side, but I continue to toss and turn throughout the night.  Liam kicks me if I am on my back.

Best moment this week:  I finally felt Liam kick! 🙂 and Besides my visit back home to see the family, I am so happy to be in our new condo! More space and a nursery for Liam.

Tim’s best moment this week:  “Confirming the fact that I have a healthy wife and son.”

Have you told family and friends:  At this point, YES!

Miss Anything:  My existing wardrobe!  I’m very limited at this point.  I also miss wine and I desperately crave margaritas.  Never have before, but for some reason these are on my mind.

Movement:  I felt the first flutter on my flight to Texas! It was quick, but I was really happy to know Liam was moving in my belly!!  He now kicks every so often.  (check out some of the movement on our 2nd ultrasound)

Food cravings: Fruit Juice, chocolate, peanut butter jelly sandwiches, and watermelon

Anything making you queasy or sick: Roast beef

Have you started to show yet: definitely

Belly Button in or out? still in

Happy or Moody most of the time:  A combination of both.  Moody- I can’t stand traffic on my way to work in the morning and afternoon.  Music that is played over and over on the radio drives me crazy.  When I am home on the couch…I am REALLY happy. 🙂

Looking forward to:  The baby shower in July!  Also, booking our wedding location next week!

Difficulties: I have HORRIBLE back pain, especially on my left side.  Holding my pee in when I sneeze is NOT easy!!!

Fact: Liam is a whopping weight of 1 pound and the size of a papaya!  Eyebrows and eyelids are well developed.  He can now hear the sound of my voice, my heart beating, and whoosh-whoosh of my blood circulating through my body.

17 Weeks!

“size of an onion” 🙂

How far along:  17 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 3 lbs this week/ Total: 8 lbs

Exercise: Cardio and light weights/ biking

Maternity clothes:  Besides the comfortable maternity jeans, I wear lots of maxi dresses.

Sleep:  I’m having trouble sleeping. Some nights I fall asleep around 3 or 4am.

Best moment this week:  I had two best moments this week...I worked on an Xbox commercial, and I booked a flight to Texas to see my family and close friends!

Tim’s best moment this week:  “Wrapping up 9 straight days of work!”

Have you told family and friends:  Yes.

Miss Anything:  Everyone back home.

Movement:  No tickle or wiggle yet…just lower stomach cramps.

Food cravings: Ice cream, grapes, chips and salsa, cheese

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!  Craving bad food though :/

Have you started to show yet: definitely

Belly Button in or out? In

Happy or Moody most of the time: Songs in commercials.  Ugh!!

Looking forward to:  Traveling back home to see my family and friends.  I miss them sooo much!

Difficulties: Clumsy as hell.  I can’t eat a thing without it dropping on my chest.  Oh, and I drop things on the ground all the time.

Fact: Liam is about 5 inches in length.  One important skill he is practicing on is sucking and swallowing-to get ready for the first..second..and third suckle at breast or bottle.

13th & 14th Week!

How far along:  14 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 0 lbs this week/ Total: 5 lbs

Exercise: Cardio and light weights/ power walking with Cookie

Maternity clothes:  Tim’s mom took me shopping at Motherhood.  I bought several dresses and stretchy leggings.  They are extremely comfortable!

Sleep:  I don’t sleep in anymore.  Sometimes I take 15 minutes naps.

Best moment this week:  Getting my taxes done and shopping for new clothes.

Tim’s best moment this week:  “Coming home after a week working in Montana and snuggling on the couch with Corina and Cookie.”

Have you told family and friends:  Yes! Liam got his first pair of shoes and bib from his Grandma Sharon.

Miss Anything:  Energy to workout more.  I’ve been slacking! :/

Movement:  cramps

Food cravings: Cold fruit juices, cupcakes, Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs, and tostadas with chili cheese.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing is making me sick.  I just have no desire to eat healthy food.

Have you started to show yet: Stomach growing by the second!! and boobs have grown a cup size!! Holy Moly!!! I FREAK OUT all the time.  

Belly Button in or out? In

Happy or Moody most of the time: It’s an even balance.  Annoyed at the smallest things like hearing Tim tap or whistle.  Arggg!!

Looking forward to:  Moving into a bigger place!  We’ve been scouting out condos and apartments and hope to move in May.  Wish us luck!

Difficulties:  breathing in the morning.  My allergies are driving me crazy!  It’s time for a humidifier.

Fact: I had a mint chocolate chip and red velvet cupcake in one sitting.  No regrets!  

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!