How far along: 22 weeks
Thursday, December 31, 2009
How far along: 22 weeks
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
That there is the hubby.
And that there is me! It's probably the only family portrait I'm going to get. The only other picture I took in Port Townsend, because I'm so terrible about taking the camera out, was a bathroom door. I couldn't help it. I found it hilarious that on a cafe door (we're not talking a bar) this sticker was on the women's restroom to remind me. I guess I better quit sneaking sips of those mimosas...someone is onto me!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Today Bill and I set out on our big Christmas family vacation and drive up to Olympia Washington. I can't tell you HOW EXCITED I AM without using all capital letters. It has been quite some time since I've had a vacation and far too long since I've been in Washington. I can't wait! It will take us about 10 hours from Redding, CA where we will stay with family. I'm an easy car traveler, sleep alot, don't require much, don't have to pee alot. Now that I'm pregnant it's going to be a whole other story so maybe we should plan on it taking us 12 hours instead! Posts from Washington to come!!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
There is something interesting that has started to happen at night. It starts after dinner and then as soon as my head hits the pillow it intensifies! The baby is a night owl. In the past week I have started to feel more than just the vibrating flutter. While I still get that at times I also get a sliding around feeling inside, which feels like the baby is doing flips.
Within the past couple of days I have really started to feel the individual kicks and pushes. I have to admit...they are kind of uncomfortable. It is such a weird alien feeling, I mean you really know something is growing in there. The slipping around I get a kick out of, but sometimes I can get a kick that makes me yelp a bit. I think the baby is still messing around with my bladder and that's what is getting kicked most of the time. Funny as I just typed this, in the morning, the baby just kicked me. I am really loving the feeling of movement and find it interesting that while I've had over 20 weeks to get used to the fact that I'm having a baby it's like the notion that something is really alive in there only happened recently when the heavy movement began. I look forward to when people can feel it from the outside.
Monday, December 21, 2009
I got some Philosophy Red Velvet Cake wash for Christmas (an early exchange) and I have to say that after washing my body with this once I no longer have any urge to bake for Christmas. I'm pretty sure that the smell alone is going to get me through many a sweet craving. I smell like yummy cake. Can't wait to wash with the frosting tomorrow!!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
The tech started and pointed out various things....there's the heart, there's the gallbladder. I can assure you that while the hubby and I said "Oh yeah", we saw absolutely nothing. Unfortunately the baby was not in a good position though and they were having a tough time getting the images. So, they asked me to go pee...seeing how my bladder was bigger than the baby. They figured this might get the baby to move. It did...into a tighter ball. They then brought in the "Baby Whisperer" tech who is supposedly the master at getting the baby to move. I'll tell you what she is really the master of, torturing the hell out of you until you are ready to cry in pain because it feels as if she is going to push the ultrasound wand through your stomach. Luckily she gave up and asked if I could come back later after a meal. They gave me a picture to take to show what position the baby was in.
There you go. Aren't you looking at that going "What the heck am I looking at?" Well, let me illustrate it for you so it's easier for you to see. Yep, the baby is folded in half. Folded in half and taking up only half of the space that it has to work with inside. My little taco. Rest assured it does have arms as well..I just can't figure out where they are in this photo! My theory is that this means the baby is going to grow up to be a diver. Don't you see a similarity??
Needless to say I went back and the baby had moved around so they were able to get what they needed. Here is the final pic I was sent home with. I'll leave it to you to figure this one out!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wow, you know what this means right? Halfway! Holy goodness that is just crazy. The baby is not the length of a banana. I definitely think I'm in the honeymoon stage right now because everything is pretty great. I have more energy, I want to eat and for the most part I don't feel like killing anyone. It will make for a much more enjoyable holiday!
Milestones: Making it through the ultrasound today. More on that tomorrow...with pictures!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
maternity pants! Oh my heavens, they are ridiculously comfortable! I'm not talking the big old full panel ones either (although those are a slice of heaven as well.) See, most stores make them so you can hardly tell they are maternity at all. There are no buttons, no zippers and even the elastic waistband is cute and comfy. Seriously, there is no reason these pants should not be worn by everyone. I know so many women that can't wait to get out of their maternity clothes and back into their normal jeans. Let me tell you I will not be one of them. These are more comfortable and yet just as cute as any of my other jeans...and a smaller freaking size than what I wear normally! So take that uncomfortable jeans, you have been replaced.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
This year, much like last year, I decided that I wanted as many of my gifts to be handmade. This could be handmade by myself or by someone else. Last year I did pretty good with this, but this year I feel like I was even more successful! I had 22 people to get gifts for, of those 16 are handmade items! I think that is pretty darn good. I have to admit it makes it more fun finding gifts. I don't find myself schleping at the mall in and out of stores buying random stuff. It's more personal when it's handmade. I'll admit too....it also saves a bundle. Later I will be able to show you the stuff I made, I better remember to take pictures. Of the 16, I made 10 of them. Wow, that's alot of making!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Now onto the fun part...the Mad Lib. I figured I would give the Mad Lib to you blank and that way those that didn't win could see how theirs would read. Let me tell you, there are some funny entries! It's a good thing I did a random selection and not by humor because that would have been more tough. So the blank Mad Lib is:
If you can't get out of your house because of a sudden (noun) storm, don't panic!
You'll be (adverb) safe if you have warm clothes. Preferably woolen (plural noun), thermal (plural noun) and, of course, (adjective) underwear.
If you can't get out of your house because of a sudden Nutcracker storm, don't panic!
You'll be blatantly safe if you have warm clothes. Preferably woolen margaritas, thermal
sprinkles and, of course, flashy underwear.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wow, that's so close to half way that is scary! It really goes by quickly and yet at times you want it to be quicker. The baby is now the size of a heirloom tomato. My mom was here for a visit and some more room planning was done. She's making me a great crib skirt with a vintage looking fabric that has letters and numbers all over it. I also found some fantastic vintage flash cards at the thrift. I'm going to frame them with a bunch of those Ikea frames and use that as the art. So the room will just have kind of a vintage ABC and 123 theme. I can't wait to get started, but there is alot of stuff to get out of that room first. It's safe to say we won't be doing any of that until after the holidays. So, without further ado..here is the survey. I've made a couple changes...removing the gender because by now you have figured out that we aren't going to find out! Enjoy!
Milestones: Posting a picture of what looked like a beer gut on the world wide web.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
I think I said I was going to have a contest on, um, Thanksgiving. Unfortunately a week got away from me and I never got around to it...so today is the day my friends. It's super cold here in Sacramento right now, in fact snow touched down very close...it's finally feeling like winter. When I came into work my Mad Lib calendar had the perfect little story so I thought it would be a great segway into a contest. So, here's the deal. Leave a comment, either on the blog or on Facebook, giving me the following information so I can fill in the Mad Lib.
3. Plural Noun
4. Plural Noun
On Friday I will randomly draw a winner. Unfortunately I can't show you what you will win because it is a work in progress, but just know that it involves painting, Christmas Tree ornaments and possibly an elf or two. Basically, it's going to be kick ass so gets to submitting. Deadline is Friday morning at 8am Pacific Time.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Being a full size woman posting a picture of my stomach is not an easy thing to do, but golly there is a baby in there and I feel like I deserve to revel in it as much as the skinny girls with the cute round bellies do. I've never been one to have a pouchy round stomach so you are looking at all baby there. My butt on the other hand, always pouchy and round as much as I'd like to convince myself that maybe there is another baby living in there too. I thought maybe the Christmas lights would be a small distraction!
On a side note, I've watched my fair share of Ghost Hunters. When ghosts are present there are sometimes these orbs in the photos or film. If this shows up in every picture of my belly I'm going on record to say that I'm going to FREAK OUT.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
You know this this is comfortable, just look at how happy all these woman are. I personally tried the Back to Back and Tummy Tuck and used both equally. I doubt I will be trying the Donut Deluxe. That one cracks me up. Can I admit something naughty? Can't you just imagine these names being sex positions? Ok, I guess I'm the only pervert.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Next week....I will post a picture of the belly.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
When I was laid up with my knee it was Christmas time. I was depressed, I was lonely, I was stuck to the sofa. I spent alot of time on the laptop and that is when I found Carol's blog. At the time she was right in the middle of her Playmobil Advent Calendar. It was love at first site. It was something to wake up and look forward to. It was something that always made me laugh. For me it is Christmas. It is my tradition.
The advent began today and will continue each day until Christmas. I highly recommend checking it out and seeing if it will become a part of your Christmas tradition! Thanks Carol for creating something that got me through a tough time and has become a tradition I look forward to each year....can't wait to meet you!