Things they don’t tell you

Oct 13, 2012

So, I knew that my whole world was going to turn upside down from the moment they told me I was pregnant. Bit I didn’t expect half the stuff I’ve encountered over the last couple months.

For instance, I didn’t expect about half of my IRL friends to just up and disappear from my life. There’s literally about 5-6 people who I have not heard from since I told them I’m pregnant, and liking something I say on facebook, doesn’t count. I know that things are different now that I can’t go out and drink, but I didn’t realize that meant I was completely out a social life.

I also didn’t realize that there were so many random “symptoms” or “side effects” that come with being pregnant. Inflamed and bleeding gums? What the hell? Headaches, all the time. And you can’t take anything for any of it. Well, Tylenol, but let me tell you, they might as well be sugar pills.

And lastly, people just touch you. Everyone. People you know well, people you kinda know, and then random ladies at Target that you’ve never seen before in your life. Listen, if you’re going to start rubbing my stomach without permission, don’t be surprised if I start doing it back. Seriously. The lady at Target didn’t know what she was getting herself into.

Oct 11, 2012

How far along? 19 Weeks
Total weight gain: 12lbs. Thank goodness I didn’t gain anymore this week.
Maternity clothes? still trying to stay in regular tops. I did cave and buy two maternity sweaters because it FINALLY got cold!
Stretch marks? Yep. BioOil is amazing. Grandma, as always, was correct. The ones I have are lighter and I havent gotten any new ones.
Sleep: Boyfriend’s been out of town al week, so i have the added joy of sleeping alone. :-( I think this kid knows when he’s not here.
Best moment this week: Hasnt happened yet. Boyfriend comes home tomorrow. I’m counting hours. I miss him a hell of a lot more than I thought I would.
Miss Anything? going out with my friends. Unfortunately, there’s a couple friends I simply havent heard from since I told them I’m pregnant. Guess they weren’t ready to be around such grown up stuff. Kinda sucks.
Movement: more this week. but only when I’m trying to sleep.
Food cravings: nothing really this week. I’m trying to stick with fruits and veggies
Anything making you queasy or sick: still onions
Gender: Boy!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: omg my gums hurt! I’m gonna go to the dentist soon to get some stuff done, see if they can help with the gums thing too.
Belly Button in or out? in
Happy or Moody most of the time: irritable and emotional this week.
Looking forward to: bf coming home! baby and I miss him!

18 weeks

Oct 3, 2012

How far along? 18 Weeks
Total weight gain: 12 lbs. Doc said it’s normal, but to maybe cool it on the carbs. lol
Maternity clothes? pretty much exclusively at this point as far as bottoms go. I did manage to squeeze into my Khaki’s with the help of a BellaBand. As far as tops go, I’m still trying to wear as much of my normal wardrobe as possible.
Stretch marks? Bought some BioOil this week. My grandma used to use it and said it’s amazing. And I trust pretty much anything that comes out of that women’s mouth.
Sleep: is no longer my friend.
Best moment this week: I think I get to spend a whole weekend alone with my man, his roommates are going to Vegas. So excited!
Miss Anything? my favorite pair of skinny jeans.
Movement: he was quiet this week. only felt him a few times.
Food cravings: grilled cheese sandwiches.
Anything making you queasy or sick: still just onions.
Gender: Boy!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: headaches. oh and my gums are swollen, which i had to look up to see if that was an actual preggo thing. Apparently it is. And it sucks.
Belly Button in or out? in
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but irritable this week.
Looking forward to: sonogram appointment in a couple weeks!

17 week update

Sep 25, 2012

How far along? 17 Weeks
Total weight gain: 10 lbs (can you just kill me now?! we’re hitting the gym this week)
Maternity clothes? oh yeah. I officially can’t fit into any of my pre-preggo pants. Thank god I can wear dresses to work.
Stretch marks? 4! Ugh. Went and bought more cocoa butter and started using baby oil with cocoa and shea butter right out of the shower.
Sleep: it’s started. not sleeping as well because I can’t get comfortable.
Best moment this week: date night with my man. gotta get out and have alone time while we can.
Miss Anything? a cold beer during football games.
Movement: a little! it feels like when you have butterflies in your stomach. it’s totally cool!
Food cravings: salty food. green olives, i could eat a whole jar of them if they’d let me.
Anything making you queasy or sick: onions. I swear I can smell them from a mile away. Which is unfortunate since my desk is close to the restaurant at work.
Gender: Boy!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: headaches. oh man. i think ive had one everyday for about 3 weeks now. nothing seems to help. Also, crazy preggo dreams.
Belly Button in or out? in
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and sleepy! haha
Looking forward to: my doctor’s appointment on Thursday! even if we don’t do anything, which we normally don’t.

Just in case

Sep 3, 2012

So in case you haven’t been paying attention…

That’s happening. More soon!
-C

Breakfast

Jul 18, 2012

I HATE BREAKFAST.

That’s right. I said it. The only 2 things that I feel are worthy of eating before 10am are Bacon and Hashbrowns. Both of which are not great for you when consumed daily.

But again, trying to be healthy So today I made this! And it was so good, I might actually make it again tomorrow.

Spinach, low fat cream cheese, chicken, egg whites, and obviously salt and pepper. So freaking good. I’m good at this healthy eating thing.

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