Friday, July 31, 2009
So I acknowledge 100% that I am getting bigger around the middle. There is no denying that. But when my sister offered to lend me some of her maternity clothes, I jumped at the opportunity! Now, me and my sister have completely different builds. We always have. She's petite, and I'm, well, not petite : ). She wears a size Small normally, I wear a size Large. But when she emerged from the basement with box-loads of cute prego-wear, I just couldn't resist trying them on. BAD IDEA! After going through all the clothes and picking out the shirts and pants that looked "big", I went into her guest room to slip into them (or so I thought). Well, "slip" very quickly turned into "shove my body". Unless I wanted to look like a sausage, the pants and most shirts were a definite no-go. And those are the ones that I managed to squeeeeeeze over my booty! So a word of wisdom to all pregos: just because something looks "big", "roomy" or was "large and comfy" on your Size 4 sister, doesn't mean its going to fit your Size 14 prego-self. At least I have my skinny jeans : )
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Ever heard Beyonce's song "Halo"? It's a pretty song -- right? Well, for the past few weeks I've realized that the song induces morning sickness for me. It totally makes my stomach start to churn and my gag reflex start to go wild. YUCK! I finally realized what the issue is -- that song launched on the radio at the height of my morning sickness during the first trimester. Just like the thought of Ginger Ale or Saltines makes me now want to vomit, the memories of feeling terrible day after day come sweeping back as soon as she belts out the first note. Sorry Beyonce, but I can't WAIT until "Halo" gets canned. Nothing personal : )
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
A prego pencil skirt. That seems like a complete oxymoron to me! But being in desperate need for cute (yet budget-friendly) maternity-wear, I am willing to try anything. The skinny jeans were a success (IMO at least!), so maybe the prego pencil skirt has a little hope. Although, I must say, I'm currently shaped more like a bulky eraser than a sleek pencil.
Here is the one I ordered, again from Target: http://www.target.com/Liz-Lange-Target-Pencil-Skirt/dp/B001C1ELSS/sr=1-1/qid=1248819939/ref=sr_1_1/187-1496655-9239228?ie=UTF8&search-alias=tgt-index&frombrowse=0&index=target&rh=k%3Amaternity%20pencil%20skirt&page=1
I will let you know how it turns out.
Has anyone else found any cute yet affordable prego-wear? Send me your links!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
They are only $32.99 on the Target website. Can't beat it!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
We had an OB appointment on Monday, July 20. It was just a general check-up, where they weigh me (oh jeez!), take my blood pressure and we listen to the heartbeat. But just like last time, they had trouble finding the baby's heartbeat. For what felt like hours, the midwife moved the Doppler around my belly, searching for the beat. My heart stopped when she couldn't find one, even though she didn't seem nervous at all. She decided to take us into the Ultrasound room, where my baby immediately popped on the screen, heat just beating away. I was finally able to breathe again -- and excitement took over. I was getting to see my baby again!!! It had been a long 9 weeks since the last time! This time the baby actually looked like a baby -- not a peanut or blob. I could see its arms and legs flailing around. Seriously the best feeling ever! Here are a few pics... in 4 weeks, we get to find out the gender. The baby had his/her legs crossed this time!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
This is the pregnancy pillow I got from WalMart.com: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=2128727
I'm obsessed with my new baby heartbeat monitor. IMO, its a must-have for any prego. It's absolutely amazing to hear the little "thump thump" of the baby inside my belly. I have it beside my bed so I can listen every night, and every morning when I wake up. The one I got - Summer Infant Heart-to-Heart Prenatal Listening System -- was only $19.99 from Babies R Us. It comes with 2 sets of headphones so my husband can listen at the same time. It works best if you are laying down, with a few pillows behind you. LOVE IT!!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
My husband, Daniel, and I were married on April 18, 2009. The wedding day was a complete dream, as was the honeymoon in