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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30 Weeks!

Baby Liam!  That’s right.  This little guy is getting bigger by the second and so is mama’s belly.  Yay!! ugh! :/  Not really….

Now that I am in the beginning of my third trimester, I am losing my mind!  Seriously…. I can’t think.  I lose everything and forget almost everything.  As you can tell from my board above, I forgot the L in little.  Plus, I have a million things going on at once.  Well maybe not a million, but enough to the point where I am extremely exhausted.  I really don’t want to think anymore.  I just want to get away and relax on a beach somewhere.

So besides that, I am now 30 weeks and just getting started with the nursery!  This weekend we are finally going to paint the room and organize all of Liam’s fabulous gifts from our friend’s and family.   Photos will be up soon!

How far along:  30 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Total gained…drum roll please…. 29! Holy Moly! 6 more pounds and I am at my limit.

Exercise: NOTHING AT ALL! I’ll start next week with yoga.

Maternity clothes: one word..spanx.

Sleep:  I now get really hot so I sleep with the fan blasting on high.  I love it!

Best moment this week:  Finally started our wedding website and ordered our save-the-dates.

Tim’s best moment this week: “Starting Hell’s Kitchen.  So happy that the show is local and not on the road traveling.”

Miss Anything:  Besides my wardrobe, I miss going on vacation.

Movement: Liam is doing cartwheels everyday.   It makes me happy that the little guy is moving around.  From time to time I see my belly move.

Food cravings: Chocolate, more and more watermelon, Menchies frozen yogurt, french bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, cheese, pita chips and hummus, and booze is always on the list.

Anything making you queasy or sick: pork and roast beef.

Have you started to show yet: Definitely can’t see my toes. 

Belly Button in or out? In

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Exhausted.

Looking forward to: Painting the nursery!!

Difficulties:  Getting out of bed in the morning.  And I don’t mean waking up.  I have no problems with getting up early.  The problem is sitting up.  I want to roll off the bed like a rollie pollie.  Oh, and back pain! lots of it.

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!

1st Trimester Must Haves…

Being that this is my first child, I wanted to make sure that I had all the essentials “the must haves” for the beginning months of pregnancy.  After all the research on the internet, I realized not all women are the same.  I didn’t need the body pillow or a water tumbler.  For one, during my first trimester my belly wasn’t big enough to need the body pillow (maybe the 2nd trimester).  So in the meantime, I just cuddled with Tim.  Also,  I don’t like to drink water through a straw or have to carry the water tumbler everywhere I go.  I’ll use one if I’m drinking coffee.  Other than that, it’s a water bottle for me.  Oh and another thing,  all those pregnancy books gave me a headache and stressed me out.  “Can’t die your hair?  No sushi?”   Jeez give me a break!  If I have a question guess who I ask?  MY DOCTOR!

1.  Like I mentioned before, there are so many pregnancy books out there.  I don’t want to even read one that amuses me or “for fun.”   The BEST book for me was What to Expect When Expecting.  Straight to the point ANNND information week by week.  It doesn’t get any better.  Who has time to read all those books?

2.  I tried to stay away from the regular cheese puffs so I stalked up on the Natural kind.  How natural?  Who knows! Damn they are so good!

3. Just the thought of a coconut daiquiri  makes my mouth water.  Come to find out that the lovely ingredient not only tastes good in drinks but it also works great for the skin and hair.  Another must-have for me! Seriously, just read the reviews here.  I use the oil on my belly and in my hair.  Skin feels soft and hair looks and feels healthy.  I also mix it in my smoothies.

4.  I have to give a shout out to one of my best friends, Carmen Humphries-Muirhead!  Not only did she send me pregnancy books to choose from, she also mailed me lots of other goodies.  A gift certificate to my favorite nail salon- “Use this when your belly gets as big as a basketball and you can’t reach your toes anymore.”  Ha! Love her!  She also sent me a pineapple ginger Archipelago Candle.  It burns nicely, smells great, and helps when you are feeling nauseated.  Ewww the thought of raw meat!!!! Gross!

5.  Maxi dresses..enough said.

6.  I definitely like my alcoholic beverages and desperately crave them.  Here’s what helped for me- Pellegrino Mineral Water +  fruit juice.

7. My canon camera.  Since all my close family and friends are back home, I thought it was a good idea to document my first pregnancy through this blog.  Also, this will be the first grand baby in the family! Other cool ideas would be to start a scrapbook or a slideshow.

8.  I love to shop at Trader Joe’s.  They have lots of healthy choices and random eats.  I discovered this protein powder there as well.  Good thing is, I can order more through Amazon. It has 100% Folic Acid, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Iron, just to name a few.  I mixed this in my shakes after my workouts.

9.  Besides the gallons of water I have to drink during pregnancy, I do enjoy my occasional coconut water to keep me hydrated.  They come in different flavors like pineapple and mango.

10.  My mom’s first pregnancy gift to me, Belli Oil.  I’m on my second bottle and have no complaints about this product.  It keeps my belly soft and keeps me from scratching it too.   It is a bit oily, but just let it dry for a couple of minutes and you are good to go.

11.  I bought Champion Sports Bras at Target.  I wear them during my workouts and when I go to bed.  Wearing a sports bra (or one that fits comfortably) can help prevent sagging and stretchmarks.

TAH DAH!! My first trimester must-haves! Would love to hear yours. 🙂

12 Weeks!

How far along:  12 Weeks

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

Exercise: Cardio and light weights

Maternity clothes: Not quite yet! Wearing lot’s of dresses because my jeans are tight. :/

Sleep:  I sleep ok.  I wake up for an hour or two then doze off again.

Best moment this week:  Had lunch with Tim’s family in Ventura.

Tim’s best moment this week: “Enjoying quality time with the mother of my child.”

Have you told family and friends:  Yes! My dad is already planning our trip back home to meet the farm animals. lol

Miss Anything:  Besides cocktails, sushi.  I miss our dinner dates at Katsuya.

Movement: Not yet

Food cravings: Chips, Strawberries, Wendy’s Frosty’s…. YUM!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really…not in the mood for chicken or veggies.

Have you started to show yet: Yes!  Still freaking out!! Is there a baby in there?

Belly Button in or out? In

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Irritated with annoying sounds.  And I drop everything…oops clumsy me.  

Looking forward to: Finding out the gender of the baby !!! so close.

Difficulties:  Going to the gym and fitting into my jeans.  Ughhh!

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