Tuesday, December 9, 2014

23 Weeks Pregnancy Questionaire

How Far Along:  23 weeks and some change. 
Weight Gain/Loss:  I'm right around what I weighed when I got pregnant. And my weight will fluctuate daily by several pounds based on whether I'm feeling ok or not, so I average it out to be around -4 lbs lost.
Sleep:  Depends on the night. I ran out of my beloved Unisom, which makes me very sad. I would be sleeping a little better if my daughter (18 mos) would cooperate. 
Best Moment This Week:   Um.... I ate Chipotle once already this week! And Adam felt her kicking around for the first time a couple of days ago. 
Movement: Lots and lots. Just like her older sister, this little one is very, very active.
Food Cravings/Aversions: Food, in general, is not my friend. My stomach has become queasy again lately, which I am not happy about. My things that I almost always like are: lime juice, Chipotle chicken burritos, and milk. 
What I Miss: Not feeling like crap, and feeling like myself. I'm having a very hard time lately staying motivated and keeping all of my "to do"'s checked off. 
Stretch Marks:  No new ones. I still have my big battle wound right next to my belly button from Boo (that I didn't get until the very end of that pregnancy! Bugs me so bad!) and this time around I'm going to try REALLY HARD to not scratch. I also grew the most the last month or so. I am religiously lathering copious amounts of body butter cream on my tummy though. 
Belly Button:  I don't get it. Yes I have one? Yes it's still normal? It hasn't done anything questionable yet. 
Wedding Rings:  Fit the same as they always have. 
Mood: Unmotivated, stressed and not feeling good about 85% of the time (I'm a real peach to be around)
Labor Signs:  Nope. 
Milestones:   I think week 26 is when the baby is considered viable. 
Upcoming Appointments/Events: I'll have another appointment in about 5 weeks (I'll be out of town when I'm supposed to be seen)
What I look forward to: Getting over the newness of having 2 young children; I am scared for my sanity and general ability to handle it. Although I know I can "handle it" freaking parenthood is HARD! and since I haven't felt my best or like myself during this pregnancy I am not feeling very confident. 
Weekly Wisdom:  Take it one day at a time. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Baby Registry Pitfalls - Save Your Money!

Hi guys! Writing for CupcakeMag this week, about 4 common baby registry pitfalls and how to save your money by not buying these unnecessary popular baby items.

To read the article, click here.