23 Weeks!

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 Pregnancy Update: 

How far along? 23 Weeks

Baby is the size of a:  Grapefruit!

Total weight gain:  About 8 – 9 lbs

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? Nope.  I’m still using bio oil at the moment.

Symptoms:  A lot of stretching going on around my belly.  Sometimes I feel like my belly button is about to pop.

Sleep:  Pretty good.  I only wake up once to go pee in the middle of the night.

Best moment this week:  My hubby taking me to our favourite french restaurant where I enjoyed a silky, buttery seared sea bass over a bed of garlic mashed potatoes and local vegetables.  He had the moules et frites!  I worked on his fries after I devoured my meal.  hehe. 😉  We also bought our change table as well.  Another thing to check off our list. =)

Worst moment of the week:  I woke up in the middle of the night this week with major cramps.  I was in the fetal position for about 15 minutes before the pain went away.  She was also moving a ton that night so I’m thinking either my uterus was stretching like mad or it was gas (TMI?).

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  I miss running.  I’m currently coaching track at school and want to run with the kids so bad.  Instead, I simply demonstrate proper running form and constantly yell ‘keep going’ & ‘run run run.’

Movement:  Tons!  Especially when I hit the pillow to go to sleep.  I honestly don’t mind the kicking at all.  It’s comforting to know she’s having a good time in there and is active.  However, its when she kicks me near my girly parts that makes me jump out of my seat!  lol.

Food Cravings:  Orange juice, smoothies, tropical fruit (I ate 4 gigantic mangoes this week all by myself), apples, wow…I guess I’m craving fruits lately.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  Oh yes.  No longer look like I was only carrying extra holiday weight. 😉

Belly Button in or out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!

Looking forward to:  getting a registry started and gearing up for the nursery.

22 Weeks!

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It’s been a super busy week but I’m glad the long weekend has finally arrived.  I wanted to share something funny that a co-worker shared with me.  A few weeks ago, when I finally announced my pregnancy to my students (and the word spread super fast on the playground), my colleague told me in the staff room that a few of my students that I taught last year went up to her that day and the conversation went like this:

Students:  “Ms. T is having a baby!!!”

Teacher:  “Oh I know, it’s so exciting isn’t it?”

Student:  “But Ms. T looks too young to be having a baby.”

LOL!  It really makes me wonder how old they think I am.

Pregnancy Update: 

How far along? 22 Weeks

Baby is the size of a:  Papaya!

Total weight gain/loss:  About 5 to 6 lbs.

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? Nope.  I’m still using bio oil at the moment.

Symptoms:  Feeling really tired at the end of a work day and napping for 2 hours before waking up to eat dinner.

Sleep:  Pretty good.  I only wake up once to go pee in the middle of the night.

Best moment this week:  Purchasing our crib for the baby girl.  For all the mommas to be, do this early because apparently many of them take up to 3 months to ship.  Hopefully mine arrives before the baby does. haha.

Worst moment of the week:  I had the worst heartburn this week.  Tums are like candies to me now.  I have a box at home, work and in my bag at all times.

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  The hubs and I went for sushi this week and for the first time I actually missed eating sashimi.  Maybe it had something to do with the fact that he was eating it right in front of me and constantly saying how fresh it was.

Movement:  A lot at night and sometimes even during the day when I’m just sitting down.  Too early to sign her up for soccer? 😉

Food Cravings:  Orange juice, anything salty (chips, dips, soups)  My sweet tooth completely disappeared for the first two trimesters.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  Oh yes…my co-workers tell me that my belly finally popped out this week.  lol.

Belly Button in or out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!  (insert Pharrell William’s happy song)

Looking forward to:  Easter long weekend and checking more things off the to-do list. 😉

21 Weeks!

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I can’t believe I’m already over 5 months preggers!  It feels like just yesterday I was still able to wear my skinny leather leggings comfortably and not feel like I needed to gasp for air.  I’m definitely not complaining though, it’s been a pretty wonderful time so far.  Fortunately, I haven’t had any morning sickness, which is a huge blessing…I don’t know how I would be able to function if I had to run to the bathroom every 5 minutes while trying to teach a class of 20 first graders!  😉  You can probably understand why I haven’t been able to post in the last 2 months!

I literally slept throughout my entire first trimester – that was one of my strangest pregnancy symptom for sure.  I’d come home, get into my pj’s, zonk out for 2-3 hours, wake up for dinner, watch some tv or do a little reading and then sleep all the way till morning again.  I’m happy to say that I’ve got my fashion mojo back though and I cannot wait to get started! 😉

How far along? 21 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss:  I’ve gained about 5-6 lbs so far.  I was a bit worried at first because my belly wasn’t really showing until recently near 5 months but my OB said everything is looking good and the baby is average size.  I guess she’s just eating all my food real quick. 😉 lol.

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? Nope.  I’m using bio oil at the moment but I’m going to see if I can find a tummy cream instead.  Moms, please let me know if you have any suggestions for one!

Symptoms:  Needing to pee a lot, starting to take tums after big meals and a few back aches starting here and there but nothing really to complain about just yet. 😉

Sleep:  Ever since I bought my pregnancy pillow I’ve been getting wonderful sleep every night.  I’m a natural back sleeper so the pillow has really helped me sleep on my side, which is as I’m told, best for me at this point during my pregnancy.

Best moment this week:  Finding out we’re having a baby girl!  I’m so excited to fill her closet with beautiful clothes. =)  Surprisingly, my mom already beat me to the punch.  She already bought a few dresses, onesies, shirts and even jackets for her.

Worst moment of the week:  Going back to work after getting used to sleeping in for two whole weeks of Spring Break.  It wasn’t easy…but we did it.

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  I miss not being able to just pop in an advil when a headache strikes.

Movement:  A lot at night.  I swear, it feels like she’s having a disco party inside my belly right when I’m trying to get some sleep.

Food Cravings:  Orange juice, anything salty (chips, dips, soups)  My sweet tooth completely disappeared for the first two trimesters.  I wonder if it will come back later on.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  Oh yes…I finally have that little bump now.  Up until now, no one really believed i was pregnant.  They probably thought I ate one too many donuts.  😉

Belly Button in or out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!  (insert Pharrell William’s happy song)

Looking forward to:  seeing this bump grow bigger!