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Happier Day

Definitely a brighter better day today.  Figuratively and actually.

When people say when the baby starts to move and it just gets more and more they really mean it.  I'm not sure she ever stopped moving yesterday.  She was still going at 9:30pm when I went to bed and 2am when I woke up to pee and so forth.  However she normally moves at lunch everyday and today I hadn't felt her, so I decided to try a trick and put my headphones to my stomach to see if she could hear.

It's safe to say I think she could or else it was really ironic timing.

She was probably like "Mom, I'm trying to sleep", Yeah? Sing it to the choir sister! :)

Love my little M&M so much already.


Moody Day

Why I'm posting a pic on a day that I feel like a FAT WHALE is beyond me, but I'm doing it anyway.  I feel as though I'm falling behind on my pics and maybe "catching up" will make me feel better? I feel like I have a million things to do which include starting an exercise regime.  Better late than never? I am

My sister in law, Kim, gave me 2 cute maternity sweaters that I love. I am wearing one here but decided to move it to the side just so you could get the full view of the monstrosity that is my belly.  I made my coworker take this pic, lol. At least I can laugh at myself.

Obviously everyone says "oh you look great", but would anyone really go up to a pregnant person they know and say "wow you look awful".  I've already had one stranger tell me I'm big and that was like 4 WEEKS AGO!

Dr. today said "don't worry you'll stop feeling fat soon and start feeling pregnant because you'll start to look preg…

24 Weeks

How far along? 24 Weeks and 2 days
Total weight gain: 23 lbs. :(  momma was not happy when she got off the scale today.  I blame Thanksgiving and Christmas and Mexico!  Needless to say Chris and I are going to the gym after work today.
Maternity clothes? Yes Please.
Stretch marks? A few, but I'm feeling pretty good on that front.
Sleep: Eh.  The 2 am pee wakeup call is getting old.
Best moment this week: Hearing heartbeat at my 24 week appointment that everything is still looking good & going smoothly! and sharing the name with everyone. EMMA JEAN MOHER!
Miss Anything? Wine.  I got some cute wine glasses for Christmas so it will be nice to bust those out when baby is here.
Movement: Lots - I love that I can actually see her move from the outside now.
Food cravings: Everything and Anything at the moment.  Apperently I'm going to have to work on that.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not these days (knock on wood)
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Nice dark line down my belly,…

To Eat or Not To Eat

I must say pregnancy diets are probably the most interesting things I have ever come across.

I find it crazy that I can talk to one person and say "I eat ____" and they say "I WOULD NEVER EAT THAT" and the next person say "Yeah, I ate that all the time".

And other things I say, "While I'm pregnant I'm just definitely not going to eat _____" and in return I get "I ate that all the time" and the next person says "Yeah, I laid off that too".

Then someone comes up and says "You aren't supposed to eat _____" and I think, wow, I've never heard that before.

I bet 90% of foods go through someone's DO NOT EAT list while the next person doesn't care.  It's also definitely interesting talking to people of different generations because apparently there were no rules "back then" (whenever then was) and we all turned out fine.  In my own experience it does seem like some people in the older g…

23 Weeks

You may be wondering, where did week 22 go?  Well, I've made an executive decision.  Baby is measuring ahead. 2 scans have told me that, so I'm giving myself the week.  YAY!  Only 17 more to go :)

How far along? 23 Weeks and 1 days
Total weight gain/loss: 12 lbs+
Maternity clothes? You know it.
Stretch marks? A few :( Working on keeping it that way
Sleep: Last night, sleep was good (woke up 3 times, but that is a good night for me these days).  I just can't seem to get comfortable. I always wake up on my back which FREAKS ME OUT! Maybe that's why i'm waking up and the dreams i'm having are the craziest dreams I've ever had in my life and if you know me, that is saying a lot.
Best moment this week: Savannah Lee's 1st birthday party.  Got to see family and little princess open her presents.  She was sick though so no cake yet :(  Also got to see Brook and her ever so slightly growing baby bump #2! That's right ladies and gents, the baby boom has hit the Smi…

Anatomy Scan #2

I knew that happened for a reason.

Anatomy Scan #2 was a success and one of the best experiences so far.  We went to an actual baby ultrasound place so that is all they focus on and it's obvious.  The woman who did my scan was amazing and so nice and pointed out everything.  There was even a separate TV for me to see all the pics at an easy angle.

Only hiccup in the situation was a crazy traffic jam, which caused Chris to miss most of it.  It was sad to be sitting in the waiting room watching some significant others obviously forced to be there and not wanting to be there,  when my DH wanted so badly to be there and he just couldn't get there on time due to unforeseen circumstances. Fortunately with a little smooth talking and lots of kissing up the nurse took extra long and waited until Chris could get there so he could get to see some of the magic too.

It's definitely 100% a girl now (thank goodness) and we got to see her in 3D, which made me cry because you could see he…

21 Weeks

How far along? 21 Weeks and 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: 12 lbs+
Maternity clothes? You know it.
Stretch marks? A few :( Working on keeping it that way
Sleep: Sleep has been awful this week for the most part.  I can not get comfortable and I can not stay asleep.  Last night was my first good night of sleep in a while. Crossing my fingers it lasts for a few days.
Best moment this week: Went to Christmas party at friend's house.  Stayed out til Midnight which I thought was a success to be a the "good sport" for DH!

Miss Anything? A glass of wine, a nice cold beer - that would have been nice at the party, but having my 2 girlfriends (2 lovely ladies next to me in above pic) being preggo and no drinking helped A LOT!, hot steaming bath, LAYING ON MY STOMACH AND MY BACK
Movement: Definitely feeling her more and more.  I feel as though I felt the slightest outside tummy kick the other day, but when I tried to get Chris to feel it she stopped. 


Currently I feel as though half my life is spent making/changing/attending appointments.  
I LOVE going to baby appointments, but what I don't like are messages saying, please call us back to change your appointment. I spent about 2 hours today trying to get a hold of someone human to talk to so I could change my appointments.  Not because I needed to, but because Dr. needed to.  
Best part is I changed 1 appointment for the exact same day and exact same time, just in a different office. For the best, because I am now going somewhere my Dr. specifically recommended for anatomy scan so they can see all of baby.
Appointment #2 was changed to the exact same day just 6 hours earlier with a different Dr. and 1 building down from where originally planned. 
I can't wait until appointments are every 2 weeks, that should be extra fun!  It doesn't help I have a non-regular work schedule where I need to be at client sites more than not, so it is turning into a sophisticated ballet of…

Hello Christmas Time :)

Have I ever mentioned how much I love Christmas?


If I hadn't already made my Christmas cards, this pic would have been in the running...........

He's a little monster and a model rolled all into one.  I don't know how many of you out there have pets and brought home newborns, but I can only assume I'm not going crazy for being worried.  This creep into my head like, what if he tries to jump in the pack and play while the baby is in there and knocks it over or puts holes in the sides.  What if he tries to get in the crib and suffocate the baby? Not that he would do it on purpose, William is just a cuddler at heart :) I'm sure everything will be fine, just need to keep an eye on him in the beginning.
Here are a few of my other fav. Christmas decorations:

I bet you can guess who the little stocking is for and it isn't William :)

Fun thing #2 we recently did as I mentioned in a previous post was BUILD THE CRIB! Our wonderful friend Matt help…

20 Weeks

How far along? 20 Weeks and 5 days
Total weight gain/loss: 12 lbs+
Maternity clothes? You know it.
Stretch marks? A few :( Working on keeping it that way
Sleep: Sleeping has been hit or miss. Last night I woke up at 2:30am, but I'm sure the work travel doesn't help my sleeping schedule either.
Best moment this week: PUTTING TOGETHER BABY CRIB with Chris (pics to follow at some point)
Miss Anything? A glass of wine, a nice cold beer, hot steaming bath, LAYING ON MY STOMACH AND MY BACK
Movement: She has her days of moving a lot, and her days of barely a peep.  I like the moving a lot times and hope they come more often!
Food cravings: Milk and spicy stuff
Anything making you queasy or sick: No, BUT heartburn has reared it's ugly head and likes to make itself known at all times.  The spicy stuff I eat probably doesn't help either.
Have you started to show yet: Yes, hopefully not too much.  It's hard not to get self-concious about that

20 Week Appointment

So just had my 20 week appointment yesterday.  I must say this whole pregnancy thing is really a roller coaster of emotions.  (mostly good one I might add).  Every time the phone rings and it's the doctor you wonder, WHY ARE THEY CALLING ME? and yes you wonder in capital letters.
How far along: 19 weeks 5 day Total weight gain/loss: 12  lbs - yes I was weighed yesterday. You like my earlier estimation? Yeah, that means 9 lbs. in 4 WEEKS! Although my Dr. was AMAZING as usual and she said baby is growing at the perfect rate and I am growing at the perfect rate, I still think I should slow that rate down.  I blame Mexico.  Maybe you aren't supposed to have dessert after EVERY meal??? It was fun while it lasted, but back to reality now. Maternity clothes: Wearing them proudly.  My bigger bras aren't so big on me anymore though.  I may have to go up another size after this is all said and done.  We'll see. Sleep:  I am happy to announce that sleep is still great! I give credit …


So I'm in my 19th week of pregnancy.  Ultrasound tech said I was measuring a week ahead, but she wasn't very nice so I don't trust anything she says.

And I don't know if this is normal, but I CAN'T STOP EATING!  I feel like I'm always hungry.  This is not good!

It would be one thing if I was craving salads and veggies and fruits, but I'm not, I'm craving anything and everything I see.  For example,  a coworker brought in chocolate cake his wife made (i'm on piece #3!!!!)  Mind you, the first two pieces were very small, but now I've taken an even bigger piece!!! HAHAHA! Somebody stop me.

This was my food today:

Blueberry Morning Cereal - 6:50am
Lance Cheese Crackers - 7:45am
Oreo Yoplait Yogurt - 9am
Tuna Fish Sandwich - 12am
Green Apple - 1pm

and i'm not even close to stuffed.

Fortunately Chris forced me on a walk yesterday (not that motivated these days).  Hopefully he can work his magic again soon!

On …



We are back from a week in Mexico.  It was AMAZING, WONDERFUL AND PERFECT! The weather was beautiful 90% of the time. The food was good and the pool was very refreshing!  Here are some pics


 They had very nice day beds right on the beach to lay in...I liked that there was always a chair to sit in somewhere, never over crowded.

 Lots of fun Wildlife to look at.

 Belly Shot :)

 This is the day we saw a stingray in the ocean and the last day i got in the ocean :)

 Did I mention the food was great? Well the desserts were AMAZING!
 These are coati.  Kind of freaked me out, but they were really harmless and cute.

 This is the day Chris and I walked to this lagoon he found. It was the best thing all week.  Crystal clear water with fish everywhere and sandbars that went out very far to walk and sit on.  LOVED IT!

19 Weeks

How far along: 19 weeks 1 day Total weight gain/loss: 7 - 10  lbs Maternity clothes: Wearing maternity clothes because they are just more comfortable.  Still wearing regular shirts just as much though and regular sweatpants too. Sleep: Sleep as been amazing. (knock on wood)  I haven't been waking up to anything or anyone, which I can only imagine won't last forever. We'll see :) Best moment this week: Finding out we are having a BABY GIRL :) Movement: Still nothing concrete, but still "thinking" i'm feeling movement. Impatiently waiting for the "definitely no doubt about it" kicks Food cravings: SPICY STUFF, milk and pickles Labor Signs: nope. Belly Button in or out: innie. What I miss: Wine to help me relax after a stressful day! What I am looking forward to: Feeling baby move for sure  Weekly Wisdom:Relax and Enjoy! as always :)

Pic included in Riviera Maya post.... :)

17 Weeks

How far along: 17 weeks 3 day Total weight gain/loss: 3 - 5 lbs Maternity clothes: Wearing maternity clothes because they are just more comfortable.  Still wearing regular shirts just as much though and regular sweatpants too. Sleep: A very good friend of mine loaned me her Snoogle. I bought my own cover for it and I LOVE IT! Thank you LINDSAY KLEIN! I feel like I'm in a cocoon at night that makes me feel nice. I also don't need any other pillow but that one instead of the 4 I was using. Now if only I could fit it in my carry on for work trips :) Best moment this week: Will come tomorrow when I board my flight to RIVIERA MAYA! Movement: Well, I can't say for sure, but i definitely THINK I felt it. Last night when I got back to the hotel room there were definitely lots of "bubble" like "popcorn popping" like movements when I laid down for the night. It wasn't other things like upset stomach or gas or hunger. So who knows. We'll see if the feelings get…