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Mama Monday–25 Weeks!

Baby Girl is the Size of an…

acorn squash!

What’s Going On In There?

This week, Baby Girl is moving around so so much! I love feeling every movement and kick. And from these kicks, this girl is ready for karate!

Any Cravings?

It really depends on the day. One day, I seriously wanted a grilled cheese sandwich, whereas another day, I really wanted frozen yogurt.

Anything Weird Symptoms?

Definitely am having hot flashes. Also, Tums have become by friend since the reflux is real.

How Am I Sleeping?

It’s almost time for me to add a pillow under my legs because I’ve been getting some hip pain, but overall I’ve slept well (except for waking up to pee).

What Do I Miss?

Missing coffee (especially iced coffee) and sushi, but I can make it another few months!

Can’t wait to meet this little girl!

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Mama Monday (on a Tuesday)

Yesterday, I really wanted to make sure that I focused on my weekend, so we’re back to Mama Monday. Even thought it’s Tuesday 😉

Baby Girl is the Size of a…

pear!

What’s Going On In There?

This week, Baby Girl’s eyes are darting around behind their lids, and she can hear even more clearly!

Any Cravings?

I wanted chocolate milk something FIERCE this past two weeks! I finally had some on Saturday…it was heavenly.

Anything Making Me Sick?

Luckily, only really greasy foods are upsetting my stomach right now.

How Am I Sleeping?

I’m definitely having to get up and pee more during the night, but I think that also might have to do with the fact that other factors wake me up, and then I have to pee 🙁

What Do I Miss?

I really really REALLY want a pink drink from Starbucks, but I gave up caffeine. I wonder if they do one that’s caffeine-free…

Almost halfway to meeting my little gal!! And don’t forget about the giveaway!!!

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Mama Monday: 14 Weeks!

Happy Monday everyone! It’s time for another edition of “Mama Monday!”

Baby Girl is the Size of a…

peach!

What’s Going On In There?

This week, Baby Girl is starting to grow hair (although C and I were both bald babies, so I don’t predict there will be much there), and she is starting to make facial expressions!

Any Cravings?

Spicy things always seem appealing! But no HUGE cravings this past week.

Anything Making Me Sick?

Add the smell of cabbage to my no-go list 🙁

How Am I Sleeping?

Still sleeping well! Except the night I went to see Beauty and the Beast…but that’s more because I insisted on seeing it opening night and got home late.

What Do I Miss?

Still coffee. And the luxury of just eating things without feeling like I have to Google them to find out if it’s okay. Sigh.

Other Pregnancy Symptoms?

Pregnancy brain is real, y’all. I went into stores twice over the weekend and got to the register before realizing that I didn’t have my purse.

One of the places I remembered to bring my purse this weekend was Carter’s, where they were having a sale! I bought Baby Girl this adorable top, which her camping fan of a dad loved, and this precious tunic and jeans set.

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Mama Monday: 13 Weeks!

Happy Monday! From now until the end of my pregnancy, I’m going to try to update you on my journey to becoming a mama. So, here’s how things are at 13 weeks!

Baby Girl is the Size of a…

Scoop of ice cream!

What’s Going On In There?

This week, Baby Girl is strengthening her vocal cords (oh jeez…) and is growing tiny nails on her fingers and toes!

Weight Gain

I don’t weigh myself everyday, so I haven’t been weighed since I was at 10 weeks, and at that point, I had only gained a pound.

Any Cravings?

Every once in a while, I’ll smell something or see a picture of something and think, “Ooooh I need that right now, or someone will have their arm ripped off!” But these usually pass lol. One weird thing is that I HATE tuna fish, but every time I smell it, I start salivating. Weird…

Anything Making Me Sick?

I’ve only had morning sickness 4 times throughout these 13 weeks, so I count myself pretty lucky. But my sense of smell is so heightened that it’ll send me running to the bathroom from time to time. For example, I tried to make something with Hoisin sauce, and its garlicky smell instantly made me sick 🙁 I also can’t be around vinegar…same reaction.

How Am I Sleeping?

Pretty well. I get tired really early though, so if I make it to 9:30 pm, it’s quite an accomplishment. I’m REALLY going to try and stay up for The Bachelor tonight though…

What Do I Miss?

Coffee. And all the fantastical Starbucks coffee drinks. Yes, I know that pregnant women can have a cup of coffee each day, but I slowly weaned myself off of it. And now when I see my husband trying out the new Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato, I sigh and dream of September.

Other Pregnancy Symptoms?

Sometimes I get some round ligament pain, as this little girl is growing. And the weirdest symptom is that there are times where things just taste strange. For example, I was using a metal fork one night and had to switch to a plastic one because the FORK tasted “too metal-ly” (an exact preggo quote from me).

Prepping for Baby Girl

Last weekend, my mom and I went to Buy Buy Baby and worked on the registry! It was like being in baby wonderland, and we were there for FOUR HOURS. Some of the cutest items on the registry are this blanket:

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this baby carrier:

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and these slippers:

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While we were out shopping anyway, Mom and I went into Destination Maternity, and I bought some maternity clothes. Damn y’all, there is nothing in the world more comfortable than these clothes…I can’t wait to wear them all!

I’ll be back next week with more Baby Girl updates!

 

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Five on Friday: All About the Baby Girl

Happy Friday everyone, and thank you SO much for all of your kind words about our baby girl! I can’t wait to meet her in September, but in the meantime, I’m so glad that you’ll all be along for the journey!

1–When We Found Out

We found out that we were pregnant on January 9, 2017. I needed some fertility help because of my age (more about that in a future post), and when I went in for my blood test, I was sure that I was not pregnant. In fact, 2 days earlier, I had told my cousin that the only reason I wouldn’t be able to be in her wedding would be if I were pregnant at the very moment. Wellllllll….

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2–My Reaction

Like I said, a nurse called me with the news. I was at work and was fully prepared to start discussing the next steps to try and get pregnant again…when she said, “Good news! You’re pregnant!” I’m glad I was sitting down! I said, “WHAT?! I didn’t think that I was!” And she said, “Well, you are!”

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3–Telling My Husband

After getting off of the phone with the nurse, I immediately called my husband. Luckily, C was working from home that day because he had taken our pup to the vet that morning (Pup was fine BTW). C’s reaction was adorable: “Yeah! We did it!”

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4–When She’s Due

Originally, we thought our little girl was due on September 21st, but the doctors believe she’s due on the 17th. It’s so fitting, since both my brother and I were born in September, and I’m glad my daughter will be born in that month (most likely), too.

5–Her Name

We’re keeping it a secret! Once we found out that we are having a girl, we were a little relieved, since C and I had a good name picked out for a girl, but we’ve been struggling with picking out a boy’s name. It’s a name that will be very meaningful to the both of us though.

More baby stuff coming on Monday!

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February Monthly Check-In

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, so it’s time to recap February with Emelia and Macy! Keep reading til the end–there’s a great surprise!

Game Night

The first Saturday in February was spent with a group of our friends, making pizzas and playing games. Well, that was the initial idea. The pizza-making took a LOT longer than anticipated, so instead we made pizzas, and I bailed after one game of Uno.

Superbowl

I gathered with my in-laws for our yearly viewing of the Superbowl! Delicious (although super spicy) chili was consumed, and I was lauded for bringing Diablo Donuts for dessert. I thought Lady Gaga did an AWESOME job, but my personal favorite was the ladies from Hamilton.

Galentine’s Day

I celebrated Galentine’s Day with a few of my best gals (and hopefully made Leslie Knope proud!)

Birthday Celebrations

We celebrated my brother-in-law’s birthday twice: once at B. A Bolton Hill Bistro and once with pizza at his house.

You Get a Car!

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Well, actually, I got a car! I finally upgraded from my little hatchback to a Jeep Cherokee Latitude! I feel like I’m in the lap of luxury with heated seated, a backup camera and a navigation system!

Celtic Storm

I saw an amazing Irish step dancing show in Frederick, Maryland. But the best part was that my friend Brooke sang in the show, and she was incredible!

The Best Secret to Keep

That’s right! I spent the month of February keeping this very big secret, but I’m having a baby girl in September! I’ll be talking more about our journey to pregnancy in the blog, but right now, I’m OVER THE MOON with excitement!! Current moms, I could use all the advice you have!

 

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