Wednesday, October 27, 2010

19 Weeks!

Last Saturday marked 19 weeks for me! Already!

On Monday I had my 20 week appointment. Thankfully everything's looking good :-) I'm up almost 10 pounds from my first appointment, but I was still under my normal weight at that time. My blood pressure was 112/60. And according to my doc, my baby is definitely a mover. She found the heartbeat, and then I laughed and he/she ran away! Guess I better get my rest now before I can feel his/her tumbling act at midnight!

Without further ado, here's me at 19 weeks and 1 day. (Note: it was taken at 10pm after a long day, hence why I look soo tired)

I can still wear all my normal clothes, although my jeans are starting to feel snug, especially when I'm sitting. I purchased a BeBand this past weekend, so I'm looking forward to trying that out and seeing how it works.

I must say that I was quite disappointed in Targets maternity section. It's seriously 2 measly aisles! I was wondering, and all of a sudden I realized that everything was looking big. I mean like seriously big, not maternity big. I wondered into the plus size section! Oops!

Any suggestions on some good maternity places? Or even better, anyone what to loan me a few things :-)

Monday, October 25, 2010

One of Those Weeks

This week is going to be one of those weeks. You know. A week where you know it's going to busy. A week that is going to fly by. A week where you feel like you have no time to do anything extra.
But it will be a week of fun!

Today I have my 20 week appointment after work (YAY!) followed by meeting with my co-leader and friend to plan of Wyldlife tomorrow.

Tuesday we have our first official Wyldlife club of this school year. (Again Yay!)

Wednesday is Younglife's all-area Halloween club. I guess I don't have to go to this, but Kevin is playing guitar and I love being around to support the other leaders and lend a hand.

Thursday evening I'm catching up with an old roomie and friend.

Friday night is a birthday celebration and a bonfire with friends.

So while it's a jammed packed week, it's filled with a lot of fun and all things that I enjoy and want to do. Now if only I can fit some time to do my classwork and housework in there.

Oh, and I took my 19 week belly pic, so that should be posted soon!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Fabulous

I love this time of year! Don't get me wrong, I'm a summer girl through and through. There's just something about the smell in the air, the colorful leaves and bonfires that I love. I also love pumpkins and apples. There's so much you can do with both of them. Seriously.

This past weekend we had fall fest overload. Friday night we had a Fall Fest at Kevin's school for all the middle school students and parents. Then Saturday we had our own. Yes, we had our very first party at our new house! Yay! Can I tell you how awesome it is to be able to have 20 people over? It has been our dream since we've gotten married to be able to host parties. But alas, our first 2 place couldn't even hold half that amount. So even though we've only been in the house just over 2 months and things are far from being complete and put together we decided friends come first. But I digress.

Friday night was pure madness. I mean that in a good way, I promise. It started out with a variety of activities from pumpkin painting, to seed spitting, to bobbing for apples to turkey bowling. Yes, turkey bowling.

You start out with a frozen turkey, which ends up looking like this quickly.
Nasty, right? For some reason kids love it! It's cold, slimy and disgusting, yet they kept coming back. Crazy kids.

Then you throw it;
roll it;
shot-put-style it;
any way you can to knock down the pins.
Can I tell you how hard it is to get pictures in the dark when you want to get two things that are farther apart than your flash distance? I almost got taken out by the turkey a few times.

Inside was the apple bobbing and pumpkin painting.
Isn't that an awesome idea? It's a tree with the stem as the trunk!
Then we moved on to some group activities. Like eating this:
Spider in the jello. Yum.
And a candy apple eating contest. The catch? One was a candy onion. So glad it wasn't me!
And the end the night, the winners got to pie their teachers.

Saturday night was such a blast! We invited 7 couples over to carve pumpkins. We also had 4 friends stop by later in the night to watch the game. AND we had babies. We had a human baby, my niece, a puppy and our two kitties. Yes, I'm sure it was quite a mad house.

Meet my niece Emmy. Isn't she the cutest little Philly's fan? I love her face here!
And miss Molly, our furry guest. Puppy in the pumpkin :-)

After filling our tummies with autumn-y treats and a tour of the house we set up shop in the dining room. I guess the plus side of not having a real dining room table yet means it's easy to move the table into the kitchen and have plenty of room to make a mess!
YooMyung and Thanh got to carve their first pumpkin! And it turned out totally awesome! (It's the moon you'll see later).

See my cousin's husband is a total pumpkin carving guru. He brought these awesome patterns to use to cut out pretty pumpkins.

Darrell and Alayna did the awesome skull and cross bones pattern.
And Brent and Tara chose the challenging graveyard scene. Props to Tara for her patients with it!
And all 8 of them lined up. I think they all turned out totally awesome!

Like I said, I had a blast on Saturday. We had an eclectic group of friends and family and it was awesome! It probably helped that there were so many teachers in the mix. There were 3- 3rd grade teachers, 2 middle school teachers and 2 phy. ed teachers. What is it with teachers and easy conversation? Must be a required trait.
So what's your favorite fall activity?

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Unexpected meetings right before lunch + a pregnant woman = hunger beyond words.

Note to everyone out there. Do not pull a hungry, pregnant woman into a meeting. And if you do, don't expect her to be pleasant and interactive during the meeting. And do not hold her responsible for actions after the meeting. Especially if you are using the microwave. The microwave she needs to heat her food.

At least they were wise enough to know that I wasn't kidding when I said if they didn't get out of my way I might eat them.

Yeah. I'm just saying.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Week 17

Saturday marked 17 weeks for me! I can't believe it! I'm going to be halfway there before I know it. I wanted to take pictures every two weeks, but I have completely failed at that. I either remember to take one as we're getting ready to leave, or when I'm crawling into bed. Which is why I when I remembered after work today, I grabbed the camera, moved the mirror in to the most light room (which just happens to be the nursery!) and went to town.

I learned a few things in the process. 1. The mirror really needs cleaned. 2. I am definitely getting thicker, and 3. I think the lack of exercise and none stop hunger is beginning to result in love handles. I suck at Photoshop, but here's a side-by-side from when I was 7 weeks to now at 17 weeks! Definitely have lost my summer tan :-( But I'm slowly gaining a bump! Maybe by the time I do this at 20 weeks I'll actually start to look preggo!
It's starting to storm so I'm going to shut down now.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I have been warned that your hormones get crazier and crazier the closer you get to meeting your little baby. Did I believe that? No, not really. Okay, maybe I believed it, I just didn't think that it would happen to me. I mean, okay, sure, I have the occasional day where I'm not completely myself, but for the most part hormones don't mess with me.


That statement might have been true up until a day or so ago.

First of all, my face is completely broken out. Ugg!! Disgusting! I feel like I'm 12 again. So not fun! It just makes me feel so dirty. Not that I have perfect skin to begin with, I'm used to a little breakout here and there, but nothing like this. I feel like a fat, pimply teenage...not helping the self esteem much.

But that's not the worst part. Nope.

I couldn't run out of work fast enough yesterday because I was losing a battle on hold back my tears. It was just one of those days. I was cold, tired and had a bit of a 'tude. I bawled the whole ride home. Nothing major happened to set me off, I'm just blaming it on the hormones. Maybe the fact that I had to stay an extra hour didn't help, but still.

I'm lucky enough to have a loving hubby who had to cancel his soccer practice because of the rain, so dinner was practically ready when I got home. Then he was patient enough to sit and listen to me rant about my day and my body. Gotta love him! And the kittens that let me snuggle them to pieces. Purring definitely has a healing/helping effect.