Tuesday, July 24, 2012

31 Weeks!

How many weeks: 31 Weeks!
Touch your toes?Can't even really bend down unless I want heartburn
Stretch marks? They are now evening out on both sides since this little girl is kicking all over now.
Sleep: last night I was up EVERY HOUR to pee
Best moment this week: spent my Saturday celebrating my Godson's 1st Birthday! What a sweet day!
Miss Anything? sleep and energy
Movement: She moved so much yesterday I was sore and I think she made me seasick, no lie. oh and this past weekend Josh had his head on my stomach and she kicked him in the eye. haha Already showing us who's boss I suppose!
Food cravings: not really, although I've noticed I gravitate towards coconut more. For instance I just made a s'more with shredded coconut on it. purty tasty!
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: no, hopefully we have a few more weeks till we have any of that going down.
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel, heartburn,  leg cramps in the middle of the night, back pain
Belly Button in or out?  in 
Wedding rings on or off? on! woo hoo! I'm pretty proud of that :-)
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy 
Looking forward to: a weekend visiting with friends!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

30 Weeks!

Countdown is seriously on! 10 weeks to go, hopefully :-)  This week was the week of dropping things. Or maybe I just notice how much I drop now more since I can't bend down. You know it's bad when you drop your keys and for a split second think, "hmm it might just be easier to buy another car"

How many weeks: 30 Weeks!
Touch your toes? Can't touch my toes. not no way, not no how
Stretch marks? they are creeping higher and higher on my belly
Sleep: it's just frustrating.
Best moment this week: got some fro yo not once but TWICE! And had a date night with the hubs!
Miss Anything? sleep and energy
Movement: This week I can tell things are getting cramped in there. Her movements are bigger.  We saw a leg, or arm or something move clear across my belly the other night.
Food cravings: not reallyAnything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: nope
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel, heartburn,  leg cramps in the middle of the night, back pain has returned.
Belly Button in or out?  I swear she was trying to pop it out the other night, but she was unsuccessful.
Wedding rings on or off? on! except for one super humid hot day. Thank you so much for all the heat waves this year!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy with the occasional melt down.
Looking forward to: getting under 10 weeks!  Can't believe we are almost there!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

29 Weeks

How many weeks: 29 Weeks!
Touch your toes? Not happening.
Stretch marks? lots
Sleep: it's just frustrating.
Best moment this week: Having a fun day with my prego bff :-) here is a pic of us a few weeks ago. We are about 9 weeks apart and both having little girls!!!

Miss Anything? getting out of bed without rolling out
Movement: Lots and lots, sometimes painful jabs, last night I swear she was trying to get out. Not yet little girl, you still have some time to cook.
Food cravings: 
Mint Chocolate Chip cupcake!

Anything making you queasy or sick: staying away from fried foods, wasn't eating much to begin with but it's probably best this is out of my diet.
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: all of the previous ones now hot flashes?
Belly Button in or out?  still in!
Wedding rings on or off? on!
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy
Looking forward to: Having a day off with the hubs this weekend :-) We are off to a wedding!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Peach Coconut Muffins

I have for you a yummy healthy recipe.  Enjoy!

Peach Coconut Muffins
makes 12 muffins

1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
1/3 cup agave
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 cup diced peaches (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup sweetened coconut

Preheat oven to 350 F, and spray muffin pan
Combine egg, milk, oil and agave in medium bowl.  Combine flour, flax, baking soda, salt in small bowl.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients with whisk.  Add peaches, almonds and coconut to mixture.  Spoon into muffin cups and fill 2/3 of the cup.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Keep an eye on them, I had to turn the temp of my oven down slightly because the agave tends to make the muffins brown faster.

Friday, July 6, 2012

28 Weeks!

Hello 3rd Trimester! I welcome you with open arms and heartburn.  Please treat me well the next 12 weeks, I promise to behave myself.
My Mom took this picture. What do you think the hubs is thinking?

How many weeks: 28 Weeks!
Touch your toes? It's official, baby girl is in the way.
Stretch marks? ugh yea...
Sleep: it's just frustrating.
Best moment this week: Progress made in the baby room! Finally got some time with the hubs on the 4th to get some stuff Craigslisted and donated!
Miss Anything? wine and Landshark
Movement: She's a feisty little one! and thinks she's funny jabbing me in the bladder.  You better be cute kid.
Food cravings: nothing special
Anything making you queasy or sick: definitely can't eat fried foods, will give you heart burn for days. I splurdged the other night on Chik-Fil-A chicken nuggets and fries and it was a horrible night of breathing fire.
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: no, although I think I'm having some braxton hicks contractions.  My belly will get really tight and I'll have a dull pain for a little and then it goes away.
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel, heartburn,  and generalized slowness.
Belly Button in or out?  Will it forever be an inny? only time will tell
Wedding rings on or off? on!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy
Looking forward to: getting past my Dr.'s appointment. Ugh they cause so much stress!

Monday, July 2, 2012

27 Weeks!

Totally failed to take a belly pic.....ooops!

How many weeks: 27 Weeks!
Touch your toes? I could yesterday!!
Stretch marks? yup!
Sleep: constant battle between me, and the 5 pillows I sleep with
Best moment this week: Spending the day with the hubs, end enjoying a sweet breakfast at Cracker Barrel mmmm bacon!
Miss Anything? sleep, I just want to sleeeeeeep
Movement: Lots and lots!  This week she kicked the Dr. when she was finding her heartrate with the doppler. hehe feisty little girl!
Food cravings: still lots of fruit,
Anything making you queasy or sick: the thought of everything that needs to get done before she's here!
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: same as previous week plus heart burn
Belly Button in or out?still in, which is surprising
Wedding rings on or off? on!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy with a dash of crazy pregnant woman disorder
Looking forward to: a day off in the middle of the week for the 4th~!  and an extra plus?! my hubby has off!  Time to cross some things off our list!

I don't think I've mentioned this before.  Just something I want to remember and know I will probably forget.  Baby G is consistantly hanging out on my left side, so much so now that my belly is actually lopsided. It's kinda funny.  If I felt comfortable putting my bare belly all over the internet I would show you , but that's just not going to happen so you'll just have to visualize a lopsided belly.
Also this week, had my Dr. appointment.  Sent me to do an early glucose test, the test for Gestational Diabetes. Let's all keep our fingers crossed that the results are negative and my sugars behave themselves.  what prompted it a few weeks early is my "rapid weight gain".  I had a full on complete meltdown at the Dr.'s office.  For the record...I have been eating very balanced meals, and walking atleast 10 miles/week.  I have gained quite a bit of weight and am definately above the amount that "should" be gained at this point.  So I had the test a few days ago and I'm awaiting my results.  And PEOPLE this test is not as horrible as everyone makes it sound.  The drink tastes like flat sugary orange soda, it did not make me jittery or quesy nor did I have a major sugar crash after and need to take a nap.  I did not fast as it was not required for the 1 hour test.  I had a low carb dinner ( grilled chicken and salad)  and for breakfast (1 hour prior to test) I ate eggs with cheese and 2 slices of low cal multi grain bread with smart balance.  So... hopefully those are good signs?  We'll see and I will let you know.