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Happy Monday!  I can’t believe the weekend went by so quickly.  It was definitely a fun-filled weekend for me though as I had my baby shower with my girlfriends!  The food, the decor and the wonderful company was just absolutely amazing.  I had a wonderful time and definitely felt super blessed to have such loving friends. =)

Pregnancy Update:

How far along? 33 Weeks

Baby is the size of a:  Durian!

Total weight gain: 19 lbs (sometimes 20 lbs after a big meal)

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? Nope…not yet.

Sleep:  Pretty good except it is much harder for me to get up in the middle of the night to pee.  My mid section is just getting bigger by the day now and I’m finding it harder to get up on my own.

Best moment this week:  Definitely the baby shower!  I had such a blast.  I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much.  Will definitely be posting some pictures from the baby shower soon.  Stay tuned! =)

Worst moment of the week:  Major leg cramps all week long!  One morning it happen twice on both legs that I literally was limping my way to the bathroom as I got up to get ready.  Oh and to top it off, I also tried clipping my own toe nails this week but accidentally clipped one a little too far in.  ouch! It has been another bugger this week but the good moments this week totally outweighed the leg pain.  lol.

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  My students.  I loved how much they loved the baby and were always so gentle when touching my belly every day in class.  They’re so cute.  I miss them!

Movement:  Yup!  Lots of moving around now even during the day.  I feel like it’s a matter of time before I see the shape of a hand or foot stretched out on my belly.

Food Cravings: As you probably saw on my instagram post a few days ago, I have been indulging in ice-cream.  Last weekend, my hubby and I went to try out a new ice cream place.  After I devoured my first cone (which was a double scoop by the way,) I mentioned to him that I could probably use another one.  Without hesitation, we turned around and walked back to the store and ordered my second cone.  I spent about $12-13 worth of ice-cream to eat within a 10 minute time frame that day.  Thank goodness I can use the ‘i’m pregnant’ card as an excuse.  haha.  Oh, and to top it off, the picture I took of my ice cream made it in the food section of the newspaper with the captions, ‘pregnancy cravings at rain or shine ice cream!’  It was seriously the funniest thing ever!

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  For sure!  When I took the skytrain this week to head downtown, random people offered their seat to me.  Either I’m looking really old or really pregnant.  Pretty sure  it’s the latter. :p haha

Belly Button in or out?  Still looks like a weirdly shaped cinnamon bun but I’m officially calling it an outie.

Wedding rings on or off?  On, but for the first time this week it started feeling tighter.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!!

Looking forward to:  finishing my post baccalaureate program this week and officially start enjoying my summer before our precious baby girl arrives.  =)

A Ray of Sunshine

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Woo hoo!  It’s officially the first day of Summer!  Although I won’t be vacationing on a different continent this Summer, I am looking forward to meeting our little bundle of joy in less than two months!  Time is flying by so quickly!  I better keep up with my to do list before she arrives!  =)  Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend so far!  The sun is out! =)

Pregnancy Update:

How far along? 31 Weeks

Baby is the size of a:  Pineapple!

Total weight gain: 17 lbs

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? Nope…not yet.

Sleep:  Definitely needing my mid-day naps for sure!  I basically come home from work and sleep until my hubby wakes me up for dinner.

Best moment this week:  Enjoying a well deserved date night with the hubs.  We watched a wonderful cirque du soleil show, had a delectable dinner at one of my favourite restaurants (Chambar) and finished the evening off with a foot massage at home.  I usually don’t like people touching my feet, (I’ve never enjoyed pedicures…) but ever since I entered my third trimester, I seem to love a good foot rub before bed time from my hubby.  =)

Worst moment of the week:  Not being able to sleep very well.

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  Being able to walk fast.  I’ve always been a fast walker so I really feel like a granny now when I’m waddling next to my hubs at the mall or taking twice as long to take a flight of stairs.  But hey, I was still walking faster than him up until I was 6 months preggers.

Movement:  Definitely!  I’m totally cool with it though.  She can keep doing her somersaults in there as much as she wants.

Food Cravings: I’ve had gelato every night this week so I’m guessing I’m craving ice-cream.  I also had a huge craving for a sandwich this week and decided to go big and eat one of Safeway’s gigantic gourmet sandwiches.  I had the chicken bacon guacamole sandwich on ciabatta…oh em gee, my mouth is watering just thinking about it again.  I love sandwiches but have been avoiding them throughout this entire pregnancy so far to avoid any bacteria in deli meats.  Needless to say, I couldn’t resist any longer…so I caved.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  For sure!  Servers at restaurants always say congrats to me and the little one right before they take our order.  Random people on the streets ask when I’m due too.  It’s great to see my big belly putting a smile on peoples’ faces.

Belly Button in or out?  In, but ever so slightly.  My friend asked me if I have my belly button pierced the other day because it looked like it was protruding so much underneath my shirt. Nope, it just looks like that right now.  I’m still waiting for it to pop out.   Maybe one day she’ll just give it a big kick in there and voila, it’ll become an outie! 😉

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy

Looking forward to:  The baby showers my friends and family have planned for me.  I’m so excited to see everyone!! 🙂

30 Weeks!

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Oh my gosh!  I’m officially in the 30’s now…not my age just yet but with my pregnancy weeks!  eeeks!!  I feel like there’s still so much to do but so little time.

Pregnancy Update:

How far along? 30 Weeks

Baby is the size of a:  Cucumber!

Total weight gain: 16 lbs

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? Nope

Sleep:  She has been moving around and kicking up a storm right when I’m trying to fall asleep.  Hence, sleep has not been very good.  Can’t believe she’s already taking sleep away from me and she’s not even born yet!!

Best moment this week:  Our crib finally arrived!  Super excited to have our first piece of furniture in the nursery!  Let the decorating begin!

Worst moment of the week:  Having to pack up my classroom in a very short amount of time before going on my maternity leave all because of job action happening at our schools at the moment.  Thankfully, I had two very helpful educational assistants in my class that pretty much helped me take down things off the walls and helped me organize!  Thank you ladies!!

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  Being able to get up easily on my own without looking like a turtle on its back.

Movement:  Definitely!  She’s such an active one.  My friend told me that her mom said active babies tend to arrive earlier than the expected due date.  Uh oh!  I’m not ready for her yet.  I just started on the nursery!! lol!

Food Cravings:  The burger cravings are still there.  i had a white spot BC chicken burger this week and another A and W one.   I also seemed to crave dairy this week too.  Not only did I drink a ton of milk this week but my hubby and I also went to our favourite gelato store and bought 1 liter of my two favourite flavours (pistachio and hazelnut) and I swear, I’m ready to go back for more already. 😉

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  For sure!  People no longer look at my face first…just straight to my belly now. lol.

Belly Button in or out?  In, but ever so slightly.  If I wear something super thin, you’d think I already have an outie. 😉

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  It was a mix of emotions this week at work.  Tears of joy and sadness as we celebrated retirements, farewells, and the rush of finishing everything up in a short amount of time.

Looking forward to:  More nursery furniture arriving and catching up with girlfriends! =D