Friday, November 30, 2012

my fav things...therefore my christmas wish list

Christmas is around the corner and I am getting so excited! I LOVE this time of year because get to spend countless hours with friends and family, everything is so festive...and of course I always gain about 5lbs due to all of the beyond yummy food that I consume. At least this year I am won't have to worry about loosing it right away. If I did, I would have a very unhappy OBGYN doctor. :)

In the last few weeks I've been asked by so many family members & friends for a Christmas list. Even though I was done with my shopping by Black Friday, I never sat down and really thought about what I would want. Since this is the last real year that I figured I can be selfish; I've decided to go all out. Below is my dream Christmas list.

2012 Xmas Wish List

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Week 24 bumpdate

How Far Along? 24 weeks 6 days.
Size of Baby P? According to Kaiser's website, Jackson is the size of an ear of corn. When I went in for my checkup this last week and I told my doctor that I am totally baffled by their sizing she laughed and said so was she! Phew. At least I am not the only one!
Maternity Clothes? Still a mixture...but this shirt definately needs to be retired until after Jax is born because those stretch lines are not cute! It is a Yummie Tummie shirt so I guess it's not meant for pregnant chicks. I didn't realize it at the time though because I had my sweater wrapped around me 96% of the day because it was so cold and rainy out. Unfortunately it didn't show off the bump, so I moved it off to the side for the photo and shirt is stretched to copacity!
Weight Gain? 10.5lbs. 
Stretch Marks? Nope.
Gender? Boy
Sleep? I am getting about 7 hours of sleep a night right now, in between potty breaks, but I still wake up feeling exhausted. Oh how I love pregnancy. :)
Food Cravings? Mashed potatoes. Ever since Thanksgiving they have been a regular part of my diet. Yummy!
What I Miss? Sleeping through the night...
Symptoms? My OCD cleaning has finally hit. We got so much done in the nursery this last weekend. Furniture was ordered (Thank you Black Friday sales!!!!) and paint colors have finally been picked. Who would have guessed that picking the right shade of *insert colors chosen here* would be so difficult!?!
Belly Button? I am finally starting to see why the hubs said it was nasty. The top portion of my belly button is now flesh with the rest of my stomach. However, the bottom portion of my belly button is still totally an innie. I don't know how else to describe it other than you can see both of the holes from where my belly button ring used to be, but I still look like I have an innie. I guess it's just shrinking? Strange!
Best Moment of the Week? Black Friday shopping was a blast. A group of us girls, mostly pregnant btw, went out around 7pm and didn't get home until almost 5am. It was the first time I've ever done that and of course I chose the year I was pregnant to do it. Yes, I am strange. :) We also got a lot done in the nursery and my doctors appointment went really well. I am still measuring exactly where I should be and am the perfect weight according to my doctor. Yay!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Guest Room Revealed

Well it's been awhile since I have posted any photos of our house and I thought it was about time I get on it. With the holidays in full swing and the baby coming in just about 4 months; I know our guest room is going to be used a lot!

 The wording above the bed says "Be Our Guest" in french. I saw that phrase on Pinterest when I was redoing this room months ago and the first thing it made me think of was the little French candlestick in Beauty and the Beast.  Lumiere was his name if memory serves me correctly. So from there a half cocked French theme was born in this room. Eventually I want all of the walls to be white and I will keep the black and green accents throughout. Very streamline and very parisian.
 Can you tell I love books? The hubs won't let me put them anywhere else, so the guest room it was. I have them along the top of the walk-in closet in this room also. :)

If he isn't getting into mischief someplace else, this is where I can normally find Jagger. He is a total voyeur nosey neighbor!

Anyway, that's the room for now. We are spending all of our energy on the baby's room right now so I have a feeling that this room will stay as is for about a year. Hope you like it! :)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Week 23 Bumpdate & Happy Thanksgiving!

How Far Along? 23 weeks 6 days.
Size of Baby P? I don't know how Jackson could be a banana a few weeks ago and only a grapefruit this week. I seriously will never understand how they size a baby!
Maternity Clothes? Still a mixture.
Weight Gain? 9lbs. 
Stretch Marks? Still happy to report that there have not been any spotted thus far! :)
Gender? Boy
Sleep? Oh how I miss thee.
Food Cravings? Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans! Knowing I am about to eat it in about 2 hours is making my mouth water.
What I Miss? Right now all I can think about is turkey, so I am going to go with lunchmeat. I don't even really like it...but I miss having turkey meat readily available.
Symptoms? Still had the fun smell aversions this week. :( Oh and my bladder is still nonexistent microscopic.
Belly Button? Slowly making it's way out. According to the hubs it looks "nasty" right now. Haha
Best Moment of the Week? I am going to say today and it's not even over yet. I get to spend time with family, eat a fabulous meal since my MIL has yet to make a bad meal, and do a little shopping with some girlfriends tonight. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Week 22 Bumpdate

How Far Along? 22 weeks 4 days.
Size of Baby P? Kaiser is telling me that baby Jackson is one pound this week. It is crazy to think that the constant jabs coming from inside my stomach are being made by someone that weighed less that that only a few days ago!
Maternity Clothes? Still a mixture. I have a feeling it will be like this for my entire pregnancy.
Weight Gain? 8lbs. I seem to be gaining about a pound a week right now.
Stretch Marks? I just had to go buy my second bottle of the L'Occitane Almond Oil. It seems to be working and it is one of the only smells I can tolerate right now.
Gender? Bibbity, Bobbity, Boy!
Sleep? What is that again??
Food Cravings? popsicles...which is very strange for me considering the time of the year.
What I Miss? Prosciutto and wine. I swear I really didn't even drink much before I was pregnant either! I've just turned into that two year old and want only what I've been told I can't have...
Symptoms? I've had some really bad smell aversions this week. Ugh. I hope that goes away soon!
Belly Button? Slowly making it's way out but for the moment I've still got an innie.
Best Moment of the Week? The lady at L'Occitane made a comment about how cute I looked pregnant. It was the first time anyone has had the guts to ask how far along I was instead of just assume I'd gained some weight. :) 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Week 21 Bumpdate!

*Please excuse the picture. I was working on 4 hours of sleep and on day 19 of my never ending cold. :-/ *
How Far Along? 21 weeks and 3 days. 
Size of Baby P? According to the weekly email that Kaiser sends me, my little bundle of kicking joy is the size of a banana. Is it just me or is that an awkward comparison??
Maternity Clothes? Still a mixture. The pants I am wearing above are maternity but the tops are pre-pregnancy attire.
Weight Gain? 7lbs.
Stretch Marks? Thankfully I can still say none. My mom said she didn't really get any and I've been slathering rubbing L'Occitane's Amande Supple Skin Oil all over like it is going out of style. :)
Gender? He's all boy...and we are having a blast decorating the nursery to reflect that. :)
Sleep? I have started waking up in the middle of the night to use the restroom and then it takes me about an hour to fall back asleep. Yes, I know it just goes down hill from here...
Food Cravings? Sandwiches. There is a high end, mostly all natural grocery store in our town that makes the best sandwiches in the world. Michael has gotten used to a text about 20 minutes before he gets off work saying "sami?"
What I Miss? I have a feeling my answer will be the same from here on out since the holidays are here. Prosciutto and wine. 
Symptoms? The tiny bladder has gotten even smaller since now I am up in the middle of the night.
Belly Button? In...but it has started its journey outward.
Best Moment of the Week? I pulled out all of my Thanksgiving decorations and started on that this week. I also took inventory of Christmas gifts and realized I am almost 1/2 way done. My goal is to be done right after Black Friday so I don't have to deal with crowds!