Spring Florals & A New Do!

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This week, I finally got my hair chopped off to donate.  I’ve been growing it for so long for this cause and was finally able to donate 14-15″ of hair!  Let’s just say my hubby hasn’t complained about any ‘hair spiders’ (as he calls them) in the house anymore.  lol.  Hope you like the new do as much as I do. =)

Pregnancy Update:

How far along? 25 Weeks

Baby is the size of a:  Cauliflower!

Total weight gain: 11 lbs

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? Nope.  My belly is starting to feel itchy though from all the stretching but I heard it’s best not to scratch.

Symptoms:  nothing much…just hungry all the time (and I mean ALL THE TIME!).

Sleep:  Sometimes I wake up and find myself sleeping on my back.  I quickly have to readjust back to my side because all that pressure on my back overnight causes it to really hurt the next day.

Best moment this week:  Meeting up with my girlfriend who just had twin girls and finally getting my baby registry done.  I would be so lost in that store without her and would have no idea what I need.  Thanks a bunch Meggie!! =)  xoxo!  I also passed my glucose test which made me feel much better about my recent sugar binge. Sweet!

Worst moment of the week:  Experiencing my very first leg cramp.  My friends warned me about this and that it was inevitable in the third trimester.  It was not fun!  ouch! ><

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  I miss having the energy that I had in second trimester.  I did some spring clean up of my closet this week and I think I took two naps in between.  That’s just ridiculous.  lol.

Movement:  So much!!  I spend about 5-10 minutes each night just watching my belly move.  It’s kind of nice to have a few minutes of the day where I’m only concentrating on her.

Food Cravings: Still tropical fruits (papaya, mangoes, pineapples) and ofcourse, the protein.  I also think my sweet tooth is beginning to come back out of hiding.  I had hagen daz ice cream at least three times this week after dinner.  The flavours?  Peanut butter and chocolate, white chocolate raspberry, and vanilla chocolate almond.  mmm!  I definitely didn’t eat as much as I usually do when it comes to ice cream though.  I had about two scoops as opposed to my usual 3-4.  😉

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  Oh yes.  My aunt says I don’t look pregnant from the back but when I turn sideways, she says the belly is sticking out!

Belly Button in or out?  In, but it’s getting shallower everyday!  To be honest, I find this part of pregnancy the most creepiest so far.  Something about my belly button popping out makes me shiver.  I don’t know why. LOL..

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!  *insert happy dance*

Looking forward to:  My hubby’s big 3-0 bash this week, although he says he’s more excited about his daughter’s b-day than his own.

Every Day is Mother’s Day.

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When I saw this on Martha Stewart’s website as I was browsing for mother’s day crafts, I just knew this would be a great hit!  I explained to the class that this was something really special that they’re making for their moms and that it’s their chance to tell everyone how awesome their moms are through a newspaper article.  After a discussion of how much our moms do and care for us, the students put their best efforts to work and produced beautiful articles for the mom’s gazette. =)  I laminated them so they can be preserved for many years in their family.  I have a feeling they’re going to love it!  Have a happy Mother’s Day this weekend.  =)  xoxo

6 months!

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Pregnancy Update:

How far along? 24 Weeks

Baby is the size of a:  Cantaloupe!

Total weight gain: 10 lbs

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? Nope.  I actually haven’t been very consistent in putting the bio oil on every night…better get back to the routine soon.

Symptoms:  I’m definitely starting to waddle when I walk now.

Sleep:  Pretty good!  I’ve had some wild dreams this week though (we won’t get into that…haha)

Best moment this week:  The little one inside has been moving so much but every time I call my hubby over to see it, she stops moving.  It’s like she knows when Daddy is around and is scared she’ll get in trouble for kicking mommy so much.  This week, she finally moved for him to see and feel.  It was nice that he finally got to see it for himself!

Worst moment of the week:  Getting my glucose test done.  It was a two hour, three needles and one sugary drink experience that I am not looking forward to again.  Honestly, out of the three things, I dreaded the waiting part the most!  Thankfully, my mom and I kept texting each other about where to go for lunch after to make the experience go a little faster.  I had been fasting to do the test and was really really ‘hangry’ by the time I got to the lab.

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  Nothing much…maybe just some good salmon sashimi.

Movement:  So much!!  There was one night where she literally kicked me for 20 minutes non-stop.  I recently also started experiencing pain on my right side when she pushes up against my ribs.

Food Cravings: Still tropical fruits (papaya, mangoes, pineapples), orange juice and unfortunately burgers and fries.  I don’t just mean any burger…I like the A & W uncle burger which has a bigger beef patty.  I’m just trying to take comfort in knowing that they don’t use any added hormones to their beef.  😉

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  Oh yes.  I’m still considered a bit small to a lot of moms but my OB said the baby size measures at an average size.  That makes me feel better. =)

Belly Button in or out?  In, but it’s getting shallower everyday!

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!

Looking forward to:  lots of catch up time with girlfriends and checking more things off the to-do list.