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.

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!

Food Diaries

I’m not going to lie, eating healthy has been a pain in the ass for me and I do have my moments where I get really frustrated or annoyed with vegetables. ” Sorry broccoli, I just don’t like you right now and your little friends either.”  If I’m going to look like Humpty Dumpty for 9 months I’m going to enjoy it…occasionally ;).

Sprinkles has been one of my FAVORITE places to buy cupcakes, but since they are located in Bum Fucked Egypt Beverly Hills, I decided to try a new place right around the corner. ” Velvet Cupcakes, I Love you.   You are just as delicious as those expensive Sprinkles cupcakes.”  I was even nice enough to buy Tim a Mocha Toffee Crunch.  Needless to say, I ended up eating almost half of his and of course, all of my Red Velvet.

I’m a huge fan of cheese and when I found out I couldn’t have soft cheeses during pregnancy I flipped!  What the hell?  I get really fat, but can’t eat what I really love!  Damn you soft cheese and your growing disease-causing organisms! I am always in the mood for something extra cheesy so I made macaroni cheddar cheese cups.  You can find the recipe here.  Let me know what you think.  I’m going to use more cheese next time…just saying.

Just another craving out of the thousand others I have….Wendy’s Frosty and Fries.  YUM!!

The BEST hamburger I have ever tasted in Los Angeles! The Truffle Burger at Umami.  and I won’t dare leave out the fries and the condiments that come with it.  Tim and I always order our fav 3…garlic aioli, jalapeno ranch, and Umami’s homemade ketchup.  God Bless!  I’m drooling just thinking about it.   If you think you’ve tried a better burger in LA, please share!

Sunday morning at Bob’s Big Boy.  Tim drinks his coffee while patiently waiting for his EXTREME SUPREME breakfast.

TAH DAH!!!