Monday, September 27, 2010

Baby Bump: The First Trimester

I'm a bit behind on posting some pics since word is just getting about about baby Reig's.
I just went through all my beach pics and sadly I don't have any "before" pictures. Guess that's the problem when you're the one behind the camera.

So we're starting out with week #7, right before all chaos broke lose on our lives with buying a new car and new house. And before anyone but us knew :-)
I was a little bloated, but other than that not much change. Feeling a bit nausea, but nothing major.

Week 10: Two weeks after moving into our new place. Complete and total exhaust has set in. Luckily the nausea is starting to subside. Which is good, because I lost about 3 pounds over the past few weeks. This is also the week we brought home the kitties. Crazy? I think yes.

Week 14: It's been way to long since I've exercised, I blame it on the exhaustion, but it's starting to show. I've been losing muscle all over. The bump is slowing growing and I'm starting to feel more like a person and less like a permanent fixture on our couch.

So I'm now into my second trimester with much more energy. So much that our house has actually been cleaned, I mean really cleaned, for the first time in like a month! More boxes are being unpacked, heck maybe I'll be a real go-getter and start to decorate.

Monday, September 20, 2010


My life has been busy, yet not, at the same time. It's hard to explain, but I feel like I have so much to do, yet when I look back, I'm not really what I would normally classify as busy.

I typically come home from work, and spend the rest of the evening at home. There are days when I'm out and have things going on, or friends to catch up with but for the most part I'm home. I guess a big part of the is having a house, so there is always something to be done here. Another huge part is the fact that I'm taking two classes this Fall. Yes, two. I took one this summer and stupid me thought I could handle double the load. They are accelerated, so I only have one at a time, but that means I have on average 3 chapters a week that have to be read (we're talking approximately 30 page chapters here), a video to watch and powerpoint. As well as an exam almost every week. That's a lot for a girl whose been out of college for 5 years!!! Plus, it may only be a third of the credits I took, but now I'm working full time and have a husband and house to take care of. Oh yeah, and I like to be in bed before WAY before midnight.

On a completely different note, I've been bitten by the craft bug. I really want to make something, but I have no idea what and it's not like I have the time to anyways. I'm thinking something for Autumn (now that I have a house to decorate!). Any suggestions on something simple and cute?

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Meet Kobe and Sasha. The newest editions to our new home.

We weren't planning on getting babies, but 3 weekend ago, we met and fell in love. My parents neighbors' cats both had kittens, twice, totaling 15 cats, so they were looking to get rid of a few. (There are still more if anyone is looking) After persuading Kevin and a quick trip to Petsmart we were the proud parents of 2-5 week old kittens.

Talk about an intro to parenthood. They grow up so fast and are learning something new everyday. Nothing is mine any more. I have to watch my food and drink or else they will decide they want to share. Safety becomes an extreme (which is a challenge when just moving into a house). I love them and look forward to seeing them after work.

I guess it's good practice for when we become actual parents in March :-)