Sunday, February 26, 2012

Baby kicking

I just needed to jot this down. First official baby kicks happened this morning about 10:05AM. I woke Dave up so he could feel them too. Very cool!!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Skip day

I played hookie from school today and you know what? It felt GREAT! I needed a day away from that place and doing hair (although, my husband needed a haircut tonight. Go figure!)

I started my day out with a pedicure. It was just what I needed after yesterday.........Someone to rub my feet! :) Then, I met up with Mom and Avery for some lunch.

She is just the cutest thing ever. She can now say all sorts of things, including Brookie and Dave. And I LOVE hearing her talk. She repeats everything you say.

We left lunch to go look at baby stuff at Babies R Us and I must say, while we found some cute things, the location in Cedar Hill is NOT up to par. We'll have to visit another location soon.

After that, I went home and did some a few house things until hubby got home. We had a nice little date night and came back home for some relaxation.

All in all, it was totally worth skipping school today. Sometimes, you just need a "me"
day! :)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

19 weeks and thoughts on pregnancy

I'm 19 weeks today. Hard to believe I'm a week away from being half way thru this pregnancy.

I'm up 15 lbs. total, not having any real cravings, I'm in maternity pants but normal tops still, and sleep pretty good minus the potty interruptions 2-3 times a night.

Best moment of the week? Being back at work amongst the living. I've missed it and it is making me feel better.

It's been a hard two days for me. Yesterday, I made the mistake of looking thru pre-pregnancy pictures and I cried for a good hour. Listen, I know what some of you are thinking......."it's for a short time, you can loose the weight after, be grateful for being pregnant." I know. I am grateful and thankful. But, for someone who worked really hard to loose 25 lbs and was in almost the best shape of her life, being pregnant is depressing. I feel really bad about myself. I'm pale, gaining weight, can't run anymore, and I work and am surrounded by women all day in the beauty industry. It's hard. I get dressed and just feel ugly everyday. I've been praying for myself to focus on the positive, I'll be having a baby at the end of all this.

Honestly, sometimes I wish people would tell you all the non-fun things about pregnancy. Some women love being pregnant, I'm not one of them. It just makes me laugh when people make it sound like sunshine and roses when in actuality, there are a ton of things that are just............depressing.

Enough of my rant. These are all thoughts I know other women have (because I've talked to several about this) but no one likes to admit.

I think I'll feel better too once we (hopefully) find out if it's a boy or girl. March 6th can't come fast enough!

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

17 weeks and other news

(Dave was not available for a picture today, bathroom it is :)

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 17 weeks

Size of baby: About 5 inches long, weighs about as much as a turnip

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 12 ish lbs. EEK! (Doctor says I'm doing well, not gaining too much and am on track. Thank goodness!)

Maternity Clothes: Bought a pair of pants for school and they are the best thing ever!

Gender: It’s up in the air, baby Petty didn’t want to share the goods J

Movement: I think I feel something late at night when I’m still, but I don’t really know what I’m “looking” for.

Sleep: I sleep okay. I’m up about 3-4 times a night to potty.

What I miss: Having a beer HA! Coffee! (I have an aversion to it somewhat. I have to REALLY need a cup to drink it).

Cravings: Coke. Salads.

Symptoms: Feeling good!

Best moment this week: Going to the doctor. Baby is measuring exactly where he/she should be!

In other news, the lights in the Master bath/closet have decided to simply. stop. working. Poor Dave has been trying to fix it for a few days now, but he is going to have to wait until this weekend. Getting up to potty has been quite interesting in the dark. Ha! Hopefully, it's nothing too serious and he will be able to fix it without calling an electrician. We'll see.

I did get cleared to go back to work, soooooooo that means I'll be heading back to work for at least two days a week. I need to go back, having a baby is expensive! I'm actually looking forward to it, I miss all those Roadies and regulars.

I'm loving The Voice! I didn't watch it last season because I worked on the nights it came on, and I'm kind of bad about watching DVR'd shows. Blake Shelton and Adam Levine are too cute. It might be my new favorite show!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

16 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 16 weeks

Size of baby: About 4.5 inches long, about the size of an avocado

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 10 lbs. EEK!

Maternity Clothes: HAVE to go buy some this weekend.

Gender: I’m not sure yet……….we have an idea but we’ll see hopefully on Tuesday! J

Movement: None yet

Sleep: I sleep okay. I’m up about 3-4 times a night to potty.

What I miss: Tanning. Being proud of getting on the scale. Feeling pretty.

Cravings: Coke. Jalapeno chips

Symptoms: Feeling good!

Best moment this week: Being 4 months! Looking more pregnant than fat J