Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Ben!!

Happy birthday to my awesome husband!!!  

I have to post it to every social media site because he's that important in my life (plus I did with my dog's birthday and heaven knows...haha).   ;)

Ben makes everything in life happier and I'm so lucky to call him my husband.  I love you so much and hope it has been a great day so far!!  Happy, happy birthday!
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And not to be a kill joy to such a wonderously happy post (at least I made you scroll), but we haven't seen a scorpion all year until last night.  Gross.  At least it was outside?  I'm not sure what kind it is because I don't think the bark scorpion gets this big...


I called the bug guys telling them we found a scorpion on steroids, and they are coming back out to re-spray for FREE.  Thank goodness because this creeper has been haunting my mind all day long.

Monday, July 28, 2014

32 Weeks - Energy is waning!

My age:  29


How far along:  32 weeks, I can't believe it.
Yesterday's traveling attire wherein I froze on the plane.^^  I usually wear pants and compression socks.


How big is baby:   3-3/4# and 16.7" long.  Baby is gaining 1/3rd to 1/2 his weight in the next 7 weeks!



What have you been up to:   I've been working lots of overtime (new RC Willey in Orem this time), but it hasn't been bad except for the days have flown by and nothing else has gotten done.  I am starting to feel a little worn out by it, but I'm still planning on keeping it up for the time being.  Lots to get done.

We recently spent a few days up in northern Utah to watch my sister tie the knot and for a baby/bridal shower.  We are thrilled for my sister and Spencer!  I am cleared to drive to Cali for the upcoming Cali reception, but after this past weekend I am not sure I am going to be able to handle long car rides and another jam packed weekend on my feet, especially after working more OT.  My energy and comfort-ability are waning.

Look how cute!


Summer randomly arrived full force and we hit a triple double+ a couple of times.  We also got our biggest haboob/monsoon storm while out of town (boo) but one haboob did ground my brother's flight up to Utah and he arrived at 6am wedding morning instead of 11pm the night before.  Close call.



Exercise/Activity Level:   I'm still going to CrossFit but I'm also taking it really easy and drinking a lot of water [in my awesome new hydro flask!].  My contractions have slowed since I took it down a bunch of notches, so goal accomplished and my doctor just cleared me to continue as I'm doing.



Maternity clothes:   I bought another pair of cute patterned yoga capris!  I have also taken over Ben's t-shirts and really need to consider maternity undies...like three months ago.  :P



Stretch marks:   Not yet.



Belly Button:   Stretched.



Best Moment of the Week:   I had my 31 week appointment last week and all went well and baby is measuring perfectly and has a strong heart beat!  I also passed my 3-hour glucose test so praise the heavens.

The wedding trip to Utah and the shower were also big highlights (THANK YOU all for coming)!  It all went so quickly as it always does.




Worst Moment of the Week:   Que the obvious... the 3-hour glucose test.  It was kind of a miserable experience.  The drink was double the glucose as the 1-hour test, and if I threw it up the test would become invalid, so the first two hours I just sat there and didn't move since my stomach was saying no.  They draw blood 4x, one tube each time instead of four, and you leave with some nice bruises if you're lucky.

I got the fruit punch this time (the orange one just ruined my love for Sunkist) and it wasn't too terrible.



Food cravings:  Fruit and grilled chicken with lime squeezed on it.  I have been eating lots of peaches, nectarines and plums from Costco and they just recalled those exact items for chance of listeria.  Lovely.



Food aversions:   None when not nauseated.



Symptoms:   Recently I am wondering if I am having some sciatic pain issues with some shooting pains, even numbness, that I'll probably call my doctor about this week.  It's another thing I had never heard about pregnancy until it showed up!  There seem to be lots of those.

Also the regular pelvic pain.  The last two weeks I have noticed a big change in agility/whale-ness and exhaustion from simple activities like climbing stairs.
Things are starting to get a little puffy (like when I take off my shoes) especially after being vertical.  I'm still wearing my rings though.  It all sounds like a lot of symptoms, but really I'm doing pretty well most of the time.




Movement:  Yes, still a lot of movement, especially when I drink cold things or sugary stuff (or a giant bottle of fruit punch glucose)!  The hiccups are pretty funny to watch and they are soooo low I wonder if baby is head down.  If not, he had better start thinking about heading that direction!


Gender:   Boy!


What I’m looking forward to:   Getting more work done in the nursery and getting to the point where I feel like we're ready if he were to come.  I'm also excited to celebrate Ben's birthday this week!!



What I’m nervous about/praying for:   The typical everything!  Starting to worry about labor and delivery a little bit, especially after watching that YouTube video where the husband has a GoPro on his head while speeding to the hospital with his wife in labor in the passenger seat just screaming.  They made it to the hospital just in time for her to stand up out of the car and have the baby delivered right THERE next to the car by the husband.  Ben decided he didn't want to watch it.  hahaha  You can watch it here if you haven't seen it.


What I miss:   Energy and being able to do my shoes up by myself.  Thank you Ben.  :D


Next appointment:   8/13 regular check up, 8/27 regular appointment +my final ultra sound, then weekly appointments start I believe!

Monday, July 14, 2014

30 Weeks - Taking it easy!

My age:  29 - I turn 30 the day I hit full term, 37 weeks.


How far along:  30 weeks -- crazy!


Rykar missed the shot above ^^ because, well, he has a new giant bone in his life:


How big is baby:   15.7 inches, the size of a "large cabbage" and about 3# (and doubling+ in the next two months!)



What have you been up to:   I've been working a lot and we've been staying pretty busy which is making time fly by almost a little too fast!  Ben put up some new blinds in the nursery (the previous sellers took two rooms' blinds which we hadn't yet replaced), and a rod and curtains!  I would like to get some sheer drapery panels behind the brown, and possibly tie the brown up.  It's a work in progress but coming along!

I am looking for a rug now, but I can't find anything I like that's not $800+.  Any rug shop recommendations?  Something brown...or brown/blues/white...or not $800.

Also we still haven't hit 110 degrees and summer is practically half way over already.  We did hit a balmy 109 which was pretty close.  So far the summer heat hasn't bothered me in my pregnant state.  The monsoons have started rolling in which is fun though.  Many of our days have been looking like so...

I use this app called MyRadar because I am a nerd and like to storm watch.  Last night's storm was pretty good.


Exercise/Activity Level:  My gym activity has plummeted over the past two weeks as my once random contractions increased and started coming on almost every time I worked out or exerted myself a little extra.



We did a workout the other day that consisted of five rounds, and I started getting contractions during the first round while completely scaling down and going slowly, so I obviously stopped.  I was really bummed out that I actually started tearing up and sweet Ben came over and pep talked me back to my smile.  He is the best and I love him!  The gym and running are huge parts of our lives, but this lil guys trumps them any day!  I had just hoped to get a little further into pregnancy before having to take it easy, so the reality of having 10 more weeks of little activity (plus 6 recovering) is a semi-defeating thought.  Those put on bed rest are rockstars.

My doctor thinks the heat isn't helping the fitness situation, but meanwhile I am still allowed to go to the gym and do something light, and I am also trying to drink extra to stay hydrated which could really help the Braxton Hicks.  Ben ordered me a big pink water bottle that stays cold all day long, and I am going to drink the eff out of it.


Maternity clothes:   I bought two more long shirts and a non-maternity skirt that'll just go under the bump.  I still love the maternity section at Ross.



Stretch marks:   None yet.  Still lubing my stomach/etc. up everyday.  Not sure that does anything, but might as well.



Belly Button:  Borderline flat but not exactly an outie yet.  That's possibly debatable.



Best Moment of the Week:   My brother moved here which is awesome!!!  He starts his new job this week.  We also bought a new car which is a lot of fun.  The truck sold which I guess was kind of sad.


No pictures to share of the new car, but it looks like this white one:




Worst Moment of the Week:   The glucose test that I was dreading.  Drinking the orange stuff wasn't that terrible at all until the end of the bottle when the volume was becoming a bit much.  The blood draw, meh, a little woozy, do-able.

The almost worst part was that amount of glucose unexpectedly hitting my stomach like a brick.  For over a week I had been planning to buy donuts to celebrate a good appointment, but for the first time I didn't want sugar.  Not even oreo donuts!  (I would like one right now though.)


The worst part was a week later finding out that I FAILED MY 1-HOUR GLUCOSE TEST by 6 points.  Suck.


Food cravings:   None really, more fruit and watermelon.  These...



Food aversions:   Still nauseated in the morning but after that goes away I can eat.


Symptoms:   Hmmm just super, super tired.  I did find out I'm low on iron though, which probably contributes.  My pelvis hurts when I move.  I have noticed my hips are a little wider than they were before.  I wonder if that'll go back at all or if I'm going to be getting all new jeans post baby.  But that's all I can think of.  Doing pretty good these days


Movement:   All the time, especially when I eat watermelon and cold things!  I have felt him having the hiccups too (like right now).  Ben was able to feel him hiccuping too.  So awesome.


Gender:   Boy!


What I’m looking forward to:   Seeing my family/friends at my sister's wedding soon enough.  We are really excited for her!  And meeting our lil man.  So many fun things in store.

This is an amazing video that my mom posted on my Facebook page.  It really is miraculous and gives me chills (and the music is awesome).


What I’m nervous about/praying for:   I sound like a broken record, but I'm dreading the glucose test and blood drawS.  This time, however, it's probably actually going to be a little rough because it's the 3 hour test and I'm a pansy.

And I pray things continue to go well with our cute lil munchkin.


What I miss:   Pushing myself at the gym.  Knowing my relationship with food like I used to.


Next appointment:  7/23/14, I am going every three weeks now.