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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cravings?

In honor of my lunch today, that I agree might have been odd, I decided to let you know a few things that have been DELICIOUS to me, but maybe not to "normal".

1. Today's lunch = Pasta Salad eaten with Scoops Tortilla Chips

2. Pit Beef and coleslaw sandwich

3. Lucky Charms and Captain Crunch mixed together.

4. Double Decker Sandwich of Peanut and Jelly and Peanut Butter and Fluff

5. Pickles and Chocolate milk - I've always loved that though.

6. Milk with anything, pizza, pasta, meat, veggies (LOVE MILK)

I think there are a few more oddities, but that is all my mind can remember right now.

:)

75 Days Left!

Here are some belly pics from week 29!!! Trying to get better at posting them :)



William was feeling a little left out of the blog so we wanted to join too! 

I do love being pregnant, I love my belly, but it is easy to complain about the aches and pains (physically and emotionally) that come along with it.

I think the hardest part of pregnancy for me is the waiting.  I am NOT  a patient person and I'm pretty sure I even said that before in an earlier post.  It's not that I don't want to be pregnant anymore, I just wanna meet her!!!! :) 

So glucose test is scheduled for Tuesday.  I'm over the dramatics and I'm sure it will be fine.  At least I'll have the rest of the day off!  Her ottoman arrived finally and now we are just waiting on the actual glider.  They say it should be in this weekend, but we'll see.  Keeping my fingers crossed!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Not Cool

So it happened....................

I failed my glucose test!!!!  Worst part = the cutoff is 135 and what do you think I got??? 135!

Don't worry I sat and cried in self pity yesterday, so today is a better day.  I just thought about how unfair it is and how I am going to refuse the 3 hour test because this is ridiculous, but then I realize I may not be thinking clearly.

If I was at the cutoff I "should" pass the 3 hour test and won't it be nice to say I legitimately passed rather than I refused? And if I don't pass, I guess there is a reason and I need to make sure baby girl is healthy.

The doctor herself called me yesterday, which I need to give the practice credit for.  How can you be mad when they take the time out of their day to personally call you instead of having a nurse who you never met do it.  The nurse is calling me today to schedule the appointment, but she said she wanted to give me the news.  I guess they get points for that. Needless to say I was not the nicest to her on the phone. I hope she understands.

It's also a little frustrating that all doctors have different limits. Just give us 1 universal limit so I can't go, "but I would have passed under this doctor's rules!"

Whatever, enough complaining for the day.  Worst part is I already used up my shopping therapy to take care of the fact that I ripped my favorite maternity jeans while pulling them up.  They are still wearable, but only with really long shirts (like I wear belly shirts these days).

Anyway, looks like I'm just going to have to suck this one up.  That wasn't happening yesterday, but today is a new day.  What can you do right? Positive thoughts bring positive results!

We'll see! :)

This blog also helped me feel better:
http://www.dailygarnish.com/2011/07/failing-my-gestational-diabetes-test.html

Monday, January 28, 2013

29 Weeks


How far along? 29 Weeks and 1 Days
Total weight gain/loss: 26 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yes.  
Stretch marks? Emma is still hitting them out of the park!
Sleep: Hit or Miss still, but overall I would say not too bad.
Other symptoms: The dark line down my belly isn't getting any lighter.  Rib Pain and just being uncomfortable sometimes :)
Best moment this week:  28 Week Appt. - Update on that below and also seeing Dan and Amanda's new house. It is awesome and it is very cool to think about how they designed pretty much everything from scratch. I loved it.
Movement: Yes! Lots. 
Food cravings:  Smoothies, fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not Really
Have you started to show yet: Yes.
Gender: GIRL!
Labor Signs: I don't think so.
Belly Button in or out?  It is still in but getting A LOT flatter! 
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody: Happy!
Looking forward to: Getting the nursery more ready, need the glider and to hang shelves, baby shower still. MEETING EMMA! - Still the same


So,  last week was glucose test on Thursday (pray for me).  I got the fruit punch and had it in the fridge until ready to drink.  Honestly, it really wasn't that bad. I don't know what these people freak out about with the taste. I mean, it isn't something I would order, but it didn't make me want to gag at all.  So I tried to eat smart the day before and morning of.  I just had an eggwhite and cheese bagel for breakfast and fig newtons three hours before. They say to have toast and jelly, but I was not in my house, so that was the best I could do.  They took the test and it seems it is just a waiting game now.

28 week appt. was also on Thursday.  I was much happier with my weight gain than the last 2 weeks.  Now starts appointments every 2 weeks, so I have one for next Friday.  As she measured my belly she says, as they all have, "she's measuring pretty big".  I just laugh now. (in my head) So next week we are going to do an ultrasound, I think, to see just how big she is.  I'll keep you posted. Other than that the appt. was pretty regular. I asked about the pains.  Dr. said they might be contractions, but there is no way to know for sure and as long as they subside there is nothing to worry about.

CONTRACTIONS!!! ALREADY???!?!?!?1 I'M NOT READY FOR THAT! 

Thursday to Friday I had my second to last work trip to New Hampshire.  The flight back was probably the most uncomfortable I have ever been.  When you sit down and the baby is not situated correctly normally you just get up and walk around until she moves, but when you are on a flight and you can't move you pretty much just have to breathe through it.  NOT FUN! 1 more trip to go on 2/11, then it's smooth sailing til April!!!! :)

OH yeah, Chris and I also went to Restaurant Week in Baltimore City. We went to B&O Brasserie. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. http://www.bandorestaurant.com/  We both oredered from the restaurant week menu and everything tasted amazing! I definitely want to go back.  The atmosphere was really nice too.

Until next time............

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Random Things Contributing to my Good Mood

38 Days until Baby Shower - Excited to celebrate Emma's Upcoming Arrival with people I love!

82 Days Left til we meet EMMA

My DH has been "forcing" orange juice down my throat for the past 48 hours and, fingers crossed, this sickness may just not get any worse!

Went to bed last night at 7:30 pm and probably had one of the best nights of sleep in weeks. It did include getting up once or twice, but I still got like 8 to 9 hours of sleep!

I love coming into work before everyone and having my peaceful cup of delicious caramel vanilla coffee and getting more done in the first 1.5 hours than any other hour of work for the rest of the day and being able to check all my favorite blogs for updates.

I ALMOST FORGOT! - I officially noticed I am on someone else's blog update! This may sound stupid, but YAY FOR ME! Someone who has a blog, likes mine too!

I am happy to find other blogs where people's belly's are just as big as mine at the same exact gestational stage. You wonder if you are the biggest person in the world, but apparently I am not the 8th wonder of the world, I may just be normal.

I love the time right before I fall asleep that I think about what it will be like to have M&M here, hoping it'll seep into my dreams and I'll dream about her too! (it worked last night)

I love that being pregnant gives my corniness somewhat of a "pass" :)

That's it.......... :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

28 Weeks


How far along? 28 Weeks and 2 Days
Total weight gain/loss: 20 - 25 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yes.  
Stretch marks? In the words of another blogger I would like to call them homeruns that Emma is hitting. Let's just say she is having a good game this week!
Sleep: Last night I slept pretty good. It's hit or miss.
Other symptoms: The dark line down my belly isn't getting any lighter.  I'm sick today. I was starting to feel sick yesterday and today it is worse.  If I don't feel better by tomorrow I'm taking a sick day from work. DH took good care of me last night filling me with orange juice (and ice cream) :)  Also last night I had my first experience with very sharp pains in my stomach.  After frantically looking at other blogs and online I unfortunately realized it is way too common to be concerned about.  Growing pains? Braxton Hicks? People say different things, but they aren't there this morning which is good.  I'll have to ask my Dr. about it on Thursday.
Best moment this week:  Even though I was DEAD TIRED afterwards, we had a party (as stated in my last blog) and it was a lot of fun. I also had an impromptu dinner with my mom and sister and that was a lot of fun as well. We laughed pretty much the whole time :)
Movement: Yes! Lots. 
Food cravings:  Smoothies, fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick: Can gross baby stories count? I'm reading this book "Confessions of a  Scary Mommy" and some things I wish I would skip over, but it is a funny book.
Have you started to show yet: Yes.
Gender: GIRL!
Labor Signs: I don't think so.
Belly Button in or out?  It is still in but getting A LOT flatter! 
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody: Happy!
Looking forward to: Getting the nursery more ready, need the glider and to hang shelves, baby shower still. MEETING EMMA!

Here is a pic from my friend Gino's 30th Birthday Party.  All the ladies got together. We have the three preggos in the back. I love my Baltimore Friends!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Good Times

Soooo, the party went great!  We had probably around 40 people show up! Band was awesome, food was plentiful and from what I could tell, everyone had enough to drink.

I will say playing hostess is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE THINGS, but it ain't as easy as it used to be and it can be tiring!  By 1:30 am I magically transformed from "Nice Tracey" to "OK IT"S BEDTIME Tracey".  Hopefully no one held it against me, but at least the keg was kicked at that point and most people had gone home anyway.

I was soo happy to see some of my friends from far away. Shout outs to Whitey, Toro, the Elwells and the Mitmans :) So happy they could all make it. It was also nice to see some friends that I haven't had a chance to hang out with for a while (HELLO SOFTBALL TEAM)  It was nice to have such a mix of friends and see everyone get along so well together.

Since I am off facebook now (longggggggggggggg story) I don't have many pics, because I didn't take any, but here is one with my BFF Lindsay.


The band was in the garage, so that is why you see the unpainted walls.

I hope everyone had as much fun as I did! I was even extra excited our new neighbors came over that just moved in across the street!

This may have been our last "house party" until baby comes, but I'm sure DH will find a way to squeeze in a couple more late nights :)

Until next time....

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

THIRD TRIMESTER!

Well hello there 3rd Tri-mester!!!  89 Days to go, but I'm hoping for a week or two early :)

Feeling:
  Mentally - Happy
  Physically - Tired
  Emotionally - Overwhelmed with the thought of M&M arriving :)


Bet you weren't expecting one of these....an actual belly pic!

YAY FOR MILESTONES MET!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

27 Weeks!!!

How far along? 27 Weeks and 2 days
Total weight gain: 20 - 25 lbs. (we'll see)
Maternity clothes? Yes Please. 
Stretch marks? Today I noticed them creeping up on my lower belly.  I've been a pretty religious lotioner so I guess I'll go with genetics are to blame :)
Sleep: Don't get me started. I need to find the right pillow to body ratio!
Best moment this week: Having my family down for dinner on Saturday!!!!!!
Miss Anything? Long sweaty runs - I say that now, but we'll see how quickly I get back into it. hahaha
Movement: Lots every day. Keep it coming :) 
Food cravings: Cereal and fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really.
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Nice dark line down my belly, tired.
Belly Button in or out? It's getting flat, VERY FLAT
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: I think I'm a little happier these days. 
Looking forward to: Glucose Test, just means another thing done!  and Emma's Glider to come in. and the baby shower :) Still have several weeks before that one, but it doesn't mean i'm not looking forward to it already :) - the same.


Very happy that all maternity leave and post leave things have been taken care of at work.  I must say, even though it can be frustrating they have been very accommodating with what I need to feel comfortable pre and post baby.  I can't say I'm not counting down the days to maternity leave already and excited to only have to come back part-time.  I hope it works out and I hope Chris and I can find a childcare facility that makes us both happy. 

Saturday is the big house warming party.  I have been feeling very very anxious about it, but my goal is to just relax. Why would it not be a great time when i'll be surrounded by friends who are bringing me delicious foods to eat??  

Monday, January 14, 2013

A little bit about me



I am probably one of the most impatient people I know. Especially at work! I have very high expectations from people I work with and I don't know if it is because I feel as a young woman I need to be at the top of my game most days and impress all the time or just because I am who I am.

I'm not so great in personal life either (which argues the I am who I am option), if I'm in the car with you and you make a wrong turn, you better watch out. (this is not something I'm proud of). My husband can attest to this.

Lateness is also one of my BIGGEST pet peeves! My friends have resorted to lying to me when lateness is an issue. I've officially decided I'm going to be the first person to not let my child make me late EVER! (I'm sure all the parents out there are laughing at me as they read this)

I'm uptight too, but not all the time.

This isn't a self-bashing session, personally I think I'm pretty awesome. I may be far from perfect, but pretty close to awesome none the less. :) I have my parents to thank for that. It was nice growing up with good self-esteem and it's not too bad to have around in my late twenties too. I hope I can give my children good self-esteem, as far as I can tell, it makes life a little easier.

I need to work on my patience and my uptightness.  I need to go with the flow a little more and be happier at work.  I don't know how my life could be much better than it is now.  I have a WONDERFUL life :)  As I read my favorite blogs this morning, one of them had the picture I posted in this blog on theirs and I stole it.  I may fail miserably at being patient and letting things go A LOT, but at least I'm working on it most days.

That's all for now :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

26 Weeks

How far along? 26 Weeks and 3 days
Total weight gain: 20 - 25 lbs. (we'll see)
Maternity clothes? Yes Please. 
Stretch marks? A few, but I'm feeling pretty good on that front.
Sleep: eh.  I actually slept great on the road last night, wondering if it was the firmer matterss.
Best moment this week: pushing on my tummy and having Emma kick back :)
Miss Anything? Long sweaty runs - I say that now, but we'll see how quickly I get back into it. hahaha
Movement: Lots every day. Keep it coming :)
Food cravings: Cereal
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really.
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Nice dark line down my belly, tired, moody, but feeling good today!
Belly Button in or out? It's getting flat, VERY FLAT
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: It depends on the hour, but I'd like to think Happy most of the time.
Looking forward to: Glucose Test, just means another thing done!  and Emma's Glider to come in. and the baby shower :) Still have several weeks before that one, but it doesn't mean i'm not looking forward to it already :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Just one of them days.....

I HATE MOODINESS!

I HATE THAT I AM SO PISSED FOR NO REASON AT TIMES!

I HATE TALKING ABOUT PREGNANCY ALL THE TIME!

I HATE THAT I STILL HAVE 14 WEEKS LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I HATE THAT I FEEL LIKE THERE IS STILL SO MUCH I DON'T KNOW AND SO MUCH I NEED TO DO!

I HATE THAT I CANNOT CONTROL MY EMOTIONS SOMETIMES KNOW I AM OVERREACTING (maybe like right now)!

I HATE FEELING LIKE I'M BIGGER THAN I SHOULD BE!


I love Emma's room :)

I love feeling her kick (in the daytime)

I love washing her clothes (since she only has 8 outfits)

I love daydreaming about her (but hate to know i'm only 2/3 of the way there!!!!!!)

I love leaving the gym (because I know I just worked out)

I do love being pregnant, but I hate some of the other things that come along with it (make sense????)



I miss running for a long time and getting really sweaty.

I miss having a glass of wine when i'm stressed, because I feel like I'm stressed a lot.

I miss having a wonderful night of sleep and going 8 hours without peeing.

I miss hoagies! and sushi! and a medium cooked steak! did I mention wine? and beer?

I miss playing field hockey :(  A LOT



I can't wait to hold my little princess

I can't wait to smother her with kisses and tell her I love her all the time

I can't wait to be a mom like my mom (see emotions have switched to corny now, just like that)

I can't wait to be a mom like my sister (she's amazing too)

ok, i'm done. I may cry now!

THIS IS RIDICULOUS!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Nursery....so far

So here is the finished painting/chair rail product.


I think it is going to go wonderfully with the bedding.  We have a chocolate brown glider coming soon and some other fun extras to be put around the room.

and yes, belly is getting bigger, ha!

More to come soon. :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

25 Weeks

How far along? 25 Weeks and 2 days
Total weight gain: 23 lbs (still hopefully) Since I went to the gym twice this week which is more than I've done in the past few months, I'll assume I'm staying at the same weight :)
Maternity clothes? Yes Please.
Stretch marks? A few, but I'm feeling pretty good on that front.
Sleep: Sleep is not good right now.  I can't get comfortable and my mind races for about the first 2 hours of laying down about different things.
Best moment this week: Painting Emma's room :)  (pics to follow, but here is a sneak peak)

Chris and I decided to get fancy and put chair rail in as well. It didn't fit in our car, so this is me hoping to not get decapitated. It was actually really funny and we are so proud of our finished product.

We also had a really fun New Year's Eve at our neighbor's house (Matt and Julie). They had family down and invited us along. We did dinner and drinks and had really fun conversation.  I don't think I could have asked for anything more.
Miss Anything? Wine and Beer and Champagne.  NYE was fun though.  I did allow myself 1 glass of champagne and trust me, Chris would not have allowed a sip more. :)  But I kept busy with Sparkling Cider and Non-Alcoholic Champagne - YES, it's awful.
Movement: Lots every day. Keep it coming :)
Food cravings: Cereal
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really.
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Nice dark line down my belly, rib pain from time to time, tired, moody, but feeling good today!
Belly Button in or out? In-ish - it's hanging on by a thread these days.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: It depends on the hour, but I'd like to think Happy most of the time.
Looking forward to: Well, I'm looking forward to meeting Emma.  I have 103 days to go, but it's getting there.

Next appt. (Jan. 24th) I have my glucose test. WISH ME LUCK! I'll also start appts every 2 weeks, which is kind of fun to look forward to because it means it's getting closer!