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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…

These Days.........

I am currently writing this as i sit on a 737 from Chicago to Baltimore.

Here I am.....HELLO - Looking rough ;)

Life is currently semi busy for myself. Was in Kansas last week and Chicago yesterday and today.  Tomorrow me and my hubby are off to Mexico.  The specific reason for the trip is 100% to celebrate Chris turning 30.  I planned it about 6 months ago and it has now morphed into the celebration of his birthday, our Anniversary (2 years ago yesterday) and BABYMOON! I need a vacation and I need to spend some quality time with the hubs.  True we eat dinner together most nights and spend a lot of time together, but a lot of those times are interrupted by meetings, phone calls either from friends and family (not that I am complaining about that part) and I hate to say it WORK.

Chris has one of the best work ethics I have ever come across in my life.  He doesn't put things off and he doesn't do anything half-assed. (excuse my language). A prime example of this happened last Sun…

16 Weeks

I think we can start leaving off the days in the post title.....
Today was my 16 week appointment at 8:30 am this morning.  I met with the third of the 8 doctors within the practice and he may be my favorite one yet.  I know everyone has different opinions, but my ob-gyn practice is the TOPS in my opinion and that is really the only one that matters in this particular situation! My Dr. today was so easy to talk to. He made jokes, but was serious when answering all questions.   We heard the babies heartbeat (only for a few seconds), because they swam away, but it was the first time we've heard it just using the outside doppler stick thing.  Every new stage is fun to announce, hahaha. Next appointment i'll be HALFWAY (OMG)!
How far along: 16 weeks 1 day Total weight gain/loss: 3 lbs. (was weighed today and very happy) Maternity clothes: Wearing maternity clothes because they are just more comfortable.  Still wearing regular shirts just as much though and regular sweatpants too. Sleep…