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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.  =)

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

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.