Thursday, October 29, 2015

3rd Trimester Already?!

WOW where has the time gone?!

It feels like just a second ago that I was freaking out about the idea of a little one running around my home and now my thoughts are literally possessed by baby things 24/7. (Which also freaks me out because I feel like I've been brainwashed...) But for real I thought obsessively for weeks over whether I should splurge on a MamaRoo with my gift cards until I finally just did it. (Ugh, who am I?)

We've made a lot of progress in our nursery despite my husband's procrastinating (pics to come soon!) and little mama's wardrobe is definitely starting to grow thanks mostly to my mom (you have a problem, lady.)

I passed my gestational diabetes test with flying colors, and while the sugar drink was definitely gross it wasn't as bad as I expected. They've started measuring my growing abdomen at the doctor, to which I learned they pull your pants WAY down to do that so groom a little for your doctor why dontcha?

Month 7 mood swings have definitely come back to say hello, I cried three times the other day at the same car commercial. Each time it played. By the third time I almost signed up for the more expensive commercial free version of Hulu. Damn you Subaru. I also was so mean to the poor Toys 'R Us checkout boy (in my defense he admitted he had no clue what he was doing) that he actually pretended to be a robot that shut down so he wouldn't have to talk to me anymore. I am so serious, you just can not make that shit up. Looking back I do see that hormones took over and I overreacted, and now I am seriously considering using his strategy on customers at work as it was very effective because it shut me the hell up.

We started Baby Class last week, and so far I can honestly say it's been helpful and I've learned a lot. All the other women are due around the same time and my bump is much smaller than theirs, so I can't decide if I love that or if that makes me feel nervous like I'm doing something wrong. One girl is a full month or two behind us and is way bigger, so I hope she listened during the part where they tell you that if you eat too many donuts your baby gets fat too. Just saying.....

So far we have learned HOW the baby comes out (gross) and some pain management techniques ( you know that awkward hee-hee-hooing). And the most important thing I learned is that we are actually not the dumbest people in the class. One girl actually asked "So can you like, sleep through labor? You know like, not know that it's like, happening?" EXCUSE ME WHAT.  Stop it.


28 weeks - maternity dress from H&M.


How far along? 28 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Gained another pound! +4 lbs total at my 28 week appt.
Maternity clothes? Had a small meltdown in the closet when no shirts fit, so I'm in mostly maternity clothes most of the time.
Stretch marks? No, knock on wood.
Sleep: Still sleeping ok, but only with my giant body pillow. It had its own suitcase on my work trip.
Best moment this week: Getting all the big baby items crossed off our list.    
Miss Anything? My clean house, as it is currently overrun by clutter as we re-do rooms to make room for baby.
Movement: Lots of stretching, trying to figure out if lumps are a head or rumpus.
Food cravings: I WANT HALLOWEEN CANDY NOW.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Gender: Girl. 
Labor Signs: No.
Symptoms: Nothing bad enough for me to complain about....yet.
Belly Button in or out? In, but that shit's getting shallow.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy with a dash of moody.
Looking forward to: Finishing the nursery! We're so close to done!

Baby Shower of Epic Proportions

So I've been neglecting my little blog, but it's time to catch up with some photos from my AMAZING baby shower thrown by my bestie Taylor. 
She is simply put a party planning extraordinaire!! 
I am so thankful to everyone that came and showed their love and excitement for Baby Collins! 
I also finally got all my thank you cards written and addressed, then realized I put the stamp on the wrong side of the envelope (DOH!). So I'm going to be a rebel and try to send them like that anyway, TAKE THAT USPS.
                                     





Myself and the beautiful Taylor!

How far along? 26 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Still at +3 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Still in only maternity bottoms and squeezing into my normal shirts.
Stretch marks? No.
Sleep: Still sleeping ok.
Best moment this week: Painting the nursery!     
Miss Anything? This week I will add lunch meat to the normal answer: alcohol.
Movement: TONS, she is feisty!
Food cravings: Sweets (thank god Halloween is almost here!!)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Have you started to show yet: Yep, it's pretty obvious at this point.
Gender: Girl. 
Labor Signs: No.
Symptoms: Starting to get some pain in my hips and lower back.
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Opening and getting all this new baby gear organized!