Happy Weekend!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy Weekend!  It’s extra happy for me because I took Monday off as well.  We don’t have too much planned.  While my hunny is at work on Saturday, I have a pre-natal checkup in the morning and will probably catch up on my TV shows in the afternoon (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Bones - to name a few).  Maybe some decluttering – who knows? Sunday we’re going to go check out a new store that opened up recently and then we have some errands to run on Monday.  All in all it should be a relaxed weekend.

I really enjoyed this article about couples that don't fight (often).  When I started my relationship with R, I definitely wanted it to be different than ones from the past - and fighting was definitely a thing I wanted to work on, if for no one but myself.  I think it has really helped our relationship to weather the storms.  Granted we aren't perfect.  Some of the bullet points in the article are still items I need to work on, but I can definitely relate to it.

See you Monday (or wait, maybe Tuesday still I'll still be "weekend-ing")

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

So quick story before I get to the update.  I'm a picture-holic.  LOVE taking pictures of my every day life.  I mean, what blogger doesn't right?  So yesterday after breakfast I stole a couple pictures of R and I and after he was done making funny faces he grabbed my phone and snapped a couple of real pictures and then got this belly shot.  It was adorable and of course made my heart skip a beat.  Whose wouldn't?  But then he tells me, oh she wanted to take a picture too.  And if that didn't make my day, I don't know what would!  So there we are, all three of us.  First family photo? Haha!

Size of the Baby: Spaghetti Squash - really WTE? (8 inches, 1 pound)

Total Weight Gain: 11 pounds (down a pound).  It seems that I go through these gains and then plateau for a bit and then gain again.  Right now I'm on a plateau teetering between 1-3 pounds.

Gender: Girl (click here)

Nickname: "CHALUPIE"  So R nicknamed her Chalupie this week.  And I think it is kinda cute, more original and screams "us" so that's that. I asked him how are you going to explain this to your daughter when she is ten, and he replies, I'm gonna tell her that she is Chalupie and mom is Chalupa. So I reply with what's your next answer when she asks why I'm Chalupa. And he said oh.. long story.  So that's my explanation to you, long story!

Sleep: Still tossing and turning.  The worst part is that my bed is so soft that I literally need to push myself up and then turn and lay back down. GAH!  But I'm getting my new bed soon, and hopefully I can just roll this tummy over from side to side.  PS: The fetal position is so comfortable!  It cracks me up how your body changes and how you adjust when you're pregnant.

Craving: Nothing at the moment.  My tummy's been a little whacked out.  My appetite is super low, I have a bunch of left overs sitting in the fridge.

Missing: Nothing - I ended up having a little bit of raw fish after some research and so we're in the clear for now; although - it'll be game on once I pop this lil malasada out.  R already knows I want a pound of sashimi to share before we leave the hospital in July!

Symptoms: Just the tummy being a little uneasy.  One night it was so bad R literally made me just chill out for a night and we didn't even have dinner together.  I was super gassy and burping and the next day I had a bad case of nausea.  The nausea subsided but I still have a lower appetite than normal.

Looking Forward To: Stronger kicks.  I can feel them every day now, and I think I can feel them through my tummy when I'm lying down and have my hand there, but we haven't been able to catch her kicking while we're together.  And so I'm looking forward to daddy feeling her ASAP!  OH - and I have another check up on Saturday.  So far no questions in my notes app, they'll have a laugh at that cause I'm always prepared with a LIST of questions.

Best Moments: Feeling the love when R did those oober cheesy gender reveal shots with me and just let me be for a moment.  I really appreciated that!

PS: These bumpdates come at the "end" of the week so I can actually tell you about it.  So with that tomorrow I'll be 23 weeks! 17 more to go :)

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Hello Spring!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring is here, and these are some of the things I'm looking forward to for the season!

+making a batch of deviled eggs
     I was never a fan of deviled eggs or egg salad as a kid, but for the past two years I've entertained the idea of it and can throw down on some good, homemade deviled eggs!

+sunrises with my R
     Since the sun is rising later and later

+reading a book on the beach
     I imagine doing this on a late Saturday morning or early Saturday afternoon
+watching our little one grow in my belly
     Because the little one is definitely making an appearance and everything is just happening quickly now days.
+growing my online business
     I've finally found my rhythm with this thing and so now I'm just working on a few details and things should be ready to go.
+having my baby shower
     I'll be having it in late May, early June I'd imagine.  My amazing friend Alicia is hosting it for me and I'm so excited.  I'm usually the one in control of these things and so it was definitely hard to let go of that - but I'm actually relieved because I just don't have the energy to plan a big shindig at the moment.
+prepping my home for my little miss
     I'm dreading it, but not.  It'll feel good to get rid of a lot of unnecessary items in my house and make room for this lil girl.

+spending time with family next month
     Family is flying in from Hilo and they are my favorites, so a good time will definitely be had!  Card games will be going.  We'll definitely be playing some bones and it'll be a time filled with fun, laughter and making unforgettable memories.
+learning more about typography and handlettering
     This kind of goes hand in hand with growing my online business, but besides practice practice practice I'm ready to indulge in an online class or youtube videos galore this season!
+finding my way with this blogging thing again
     For a while I've been quite MIA on this thing and a lot of it had to do with sensitivities to certain things going on in our personal lives, but now I'm just ready to fly free and share what is on my heart on this blog no matter who reads it.  At the same point, I've been wanting to re-define this blog and change the name but never got around to it.  However, with baby on the way, everything is much more clear and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

What are you looking forward to this season?

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