Showing posts from June, 2014

26 Weeks

How far along? 26 Weeks and 2 days Total weight gain: I'm gonna assume 15 - 20 lbs. Sleep: Not my fav.   Back pain is really in effect these days.
Best moment this week: Getting Emma into her big girl room!  She's still in her crib, but she's moving up in the world :)
Miss Anything? Wine and Beer and Champagne. 
Movement: Lots every day. 
Food cravings: Bread & Butter Pickles, which I hated before this pregnancy. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. 
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Awful back pain, heartburn, lots of Braxton Hicks
Belly Button in or out? Flat
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: I think Happy 
Looking forward to: Having fun in the sun with Emma and trying to soak up every second of her and give her all of our undivided attention until that is impossible.
These are some pics of us having some fun in the basement :)

100 Days left!

O-M-G!  100 days!!!! Sounds like a lot to some, sounds like a little to me at the moment.  We will be in double digits tomorrow.

Last time I had 100 days left of pregnancy it was January, so I was the perfect temp for the cold weather. It's now late June and 80's to 90's every day, so a little less comfortable for a momma bear.

This weekend is the big room move!  I'll try to take lots of pics, but I probably wont :)  The goal is to get Emma's room completely set up and get a good start on Matthew's room.  This will give Emma lots of time to get used to her new room before she has to get used to her new brother!

My mom and dad are coming down to help out.  Mom will be watching Emma while dad and I and Chris will be working on the rooms.

I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this before but I have CRAZY dreams almost every night that are very vivid and I normally remember.   Last night I had a dream that Matthew was kicking so hard, I could see his whole le…

25 Weeks!

First of all, yay because I've officially surpassed 10,000 views.  It means nothing, but nice to know someone is listening :)
How far along? 25 Weeks and 3 days

Total weight gain: 15 lbs - this is a story all on it's own. So last post ended with me saying I felt big.  blah blah blah.  So I go to the doctor and I had gained 6 lbs.  Not too bad in my opinion.  Doc comes in and says "you are gaining too much weight, what happened?"  I immediately apologized and felt a rush of embarrassment.  Then she says "you gained 35 lbs so far"  WHOA WHOA WHOA!  what????  I said, "ummm no, only 15"  They put 26 lbs weight gain instead of 6 in the computer!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE F!  To make a long story short, I got reweighed and yes, 6 lbs thank you very much.  I proceeded to leave as quickly as possible and cried my eyes out to DH right when I got in the car.  It's over now and let's just hope that never happens again!
Stretch marks? yes, old ones are start…

Growing up...............

My little baby isn't a little baby anymore.  She's moving out of the Kitten Room into the Jungle Room in school!!! It even sounds more grown up.  They are transitioning to these cute little cots instead of cribs and moving to 1 long afternoon nap from 2 naps.  True Emma might not be COMPLETELY ready, but are we ever completely ready for the changes in our lives?  
Yesterday was Day #1 of the new trial.  She decided to fall asleep at 11 and sleep in her crib.  GOOD FOR YOU EMMA!  DAMN THE MAN :)  She did sleep for 3 1/2 hours and came home in a good mood, maybe a little tired, but had a great night and slept from 7 to 630.  So I'm not complaining :)
She definitely needs her allergy medicine at night these days.  She just seems to be more comfortable at night when she has it, and I hear the allergies are very bad right now.  Fortunately I'm not really a bad sufferer of seasonal allergies, but DH is and it is definitely obvious when they are in full force!
Emma is also g…

Father's Day

23 weeks
 Date Night!  We went to Wit & Wisdom.  Which is in Harbor East in the Four Seasons.  We don't get many date nights (per our own fault really), but when we do, we try to go somewhere new and non-kid friendly.  This place was AMAZING!  It was so good.  We went all out.  For appetizers Chris got oysters and I got a caesar salad. For the main course, I got WOOD OVEN-ROASTED VIRGINIA CHICKEN |  grilled asparagus, morels, truffle bread pudding  and Chris got MICHAEL'S MAINE LOBSTER POT PIE |  brandied lobster cream, truffle, wild mushrooms then we went to haagan daaz for dessert.  Go big or go home right?  OMG, so DELICIOUS!  I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a date night in the city.  We sat right next to these floor to ceiling windows and had a wonderful view of the water while we ate as well.  The staff gave perfect service and we asked for suggestions a couple of times and they were very informative.  Again, DELISH!  I have t…

What's in a Name?

Looking back through pregnancy #1, I noticed that we revealed the name at 24 weeks.  We aren't keeping it a secret this time and since I haven't said it yet and I'm almost 24 weeks, here is the name:


We went a little more traditional this time around, naming the baby after our fathers.  Two of the best men we know.  Matthew is my dad and Francis (Frank) is DH's dad.  Francis is also DH's middle name, so now we both will have little mini me's (in the sense of middle names anyway).

To update on Emma's current condition....turns out she has an ear infection and doctor thinks seasonal allergies are playing a part as well.  She back on the antibiotic she's been on before for ear infections and also taking an allergy medicine.  This morning she woke up with two eyes that could open, so I'd call the medicine a success.  There was still goup, but definitely not as much.

Best thing in life is now when I say "give baby kissy", …

Current Obsession


1 serving of Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt
Cut Up Strawberries

Mix them together and you'll feel like you're eating a decedent dessert!

PS. Dear Baby Boy,  I love your kicks and wiggles, but if you could tone it down (just a little), momma would appreciate it.  - and next week I'll be dying because he isn't moving as much, ha!

So officially taking Emma to the pediatrician today since I had to pry her eyes open this morning due to the fact they were stuck together with EYE BOOGERS!! GROSS!

It's so funny, you read the internet with your child's symptoms and always someone says it's very very serious and then the doctor said we could either wait it out (after telling them all her symptoms) or bring her in.  Gotta bring her in just to be safe, but this little girl is seriously trying to break me.  It's always something, but then on the same note, it's really nothing!  we are so lucky with our baby girl. It's hard to se…

Birthday Fun

So 30 has no officially come and gone.  I can't say I'm happy about it, but celebrating was one of my favorite years yet.

I had mentioned that DH threw me a surprise party the weekend before my birthday.  I'm not the easiest to surprise but he pulled it off.  It was sooo soo soo much fun.  We had my favorite food (mission bbq) and a cake from the fancy cake place growing up, hahaha (bakers of buffington).  My family was there, my best friends from my childhood/adulthood and all of my closest friends in baltimore.  My mom and dad came down and babysat Emma and my nieces.  I thought we were going out to celebrate my sister and brother in laws 5th wedding anniversary, so that is how they got me out and looking presentable at the same time :)

The food was good, the drinks were plentiful (i did have about 6 o'douls, hahaha), the music was great and I hope everyone had as much fun as I did.  I even got some very wonderful gifts, which I totally did not expect!  I am so lucky…

STILL IN MY 20's :)

How far along: 22 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain/loss: Well, good thing I would be happy if it was 9 or below, because it's 9!!! I gained 9 lbs. in

4 weeks (oops). Doctor was actually pretty ok with that, since it's only been 9 pounds the whole pregnancy, but let's try to not do that again in a four week period.
Sleep: Not great, but what are you gonna do? I officially wake up everyday at 3:30 am to pee. AT LEAST
Best moment this week: DH threw me a SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY! It was so fun! Here are some pics:

AND, not only that, but DH is taking me to the beach on Friday to continue the celebration :)
Movement: This little boy NEVER STOPS MOVING. It's a love/hate relationship. I'm just hoping he's not getting me ready for what is to come when he comes out.
Food cravings: SWEETS! - Fortunately I got some pretty awesome sweets at my birthday party I am still enjoying!
Labor Signs: nope.
Belly Button in or out: innie, only getting shallower

What I miss: Wine to …