It feels so good to be back from vacation and all moved in to our new house. My husband and I have been busy bees getting settled, unpacking boxes, and buying furniture and décor. We sold a lot of the furniture from our last house since it didn’t really fit with the style of our new house, so it has been fun to have a blank canvas to work with. Only a few little things left on our list and we will be good to go! My little bumble bee has been contributing in his own way by providing plenty of kicks and reminders that he is on the way!
Baby is now the size of: A 1.5lb cantaloupe.
Total weight gain: I was up 15lbs at this week’s doctor appointment.
Maternity clothes / preferred attire: When I am not lounging around the house in sweats and cozies, you can find me in a maxi skirt. I’m all about the maxi skirt.
Sleep: I’ve been falling asleep really quickly (less than 30 seconds) every night, but for some reason both my husband and I keep waking up around 5/5:30 every morning. I’m not sure if our sleep is still thrown off from vacation or what, but we can’t seem to sleep until the alarm goes off at 6:15!
I continue to have the most outrageous dreams I have ever had in my life. Every morning I wake up vividly remembering my dreams. There was one dream in particular where Justin got a tattoo of a huge gun on his right shoulder and I was really upset that he would do something like that without consulting me first. I woke up with tears in my eyes because I was so mad. Thankfully, it was only a dream.
Cravings and favorite foods: I have been eating a lot of grapes mixed with cottage cheese. SO yummy!!! And Justin re-created my favorite fish tacos from Isla Holbox on Tuesday night, which made me (and the baby) happy!
Food aversions: None.
Exercise: A mix of walking and running. We were pretty consumed with settling in after vacation and getting stuff done around the house, so my exercise consisted of hours and hours of unpacking boxes and moving stuff around the house. Justin and I also went for a run in the new neighborhood on one of the trails that lead out to Shevlin Park. I could get used to this view.
Mood: Positive, for the most part. I think there were some overwhelming moments after returning home from vacation, but for the most part I am feeling pretty good!
Symptoms: None!!! That’s a first.
Missing: My bike. My doctor advised that I not ride anymore due to the risk of falling. I can still jump on my mountain bike and use regular pedals, but all riding in clipless pedals needs to be done on a trainer. A summer in Bend without my bike is going to be tough. I already broke down and cried when I drove by a cyclist. Thank goodness that has only happened once, because there are A LOT of cyclists in Bend and I would be crying constantly if I broke down every time I passed one!
Worst moments this week: None that I can think of. Well, I might have been a little impatient with Justin’s driving at one point…nothing like a back seat driver, especially a pregnant back seat driver!
Best moments this week: Settling into our new house! Fish tacos! Talking with one of my best girlfriends about the baby shower… let the planning begin!!! So many exclamation points!!!
Interesting Pregnancy Moments: I swear I get medical student syndrome every time I walk away from a doctor’s appointment. During our visit this past Friday, my doctor told me to be mindful of pre-term labor contractions and explained to me what they would feel like. As soon as we left, I was paranoid and was certain that every kick, cramp, ache, or tightness in my abdomen was a labor contraction. Haha. They weren’t. During my appointment prior, before leaving on vacation, he educated me about blood clots and the increased risk of getting them during travel. Again, I left the appointment and started feeling achiness in my leg, paranoid that it was a blood clot. For some reason, my mind becomes consumed by things that could go wrong when I first learn about them. I need to stop Googling everything. And take a chill pill.
Best Quote: “There better be a television in the delivery room.” That was my response when I found out the Seattle Seahawks first two games of the season are on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20, and we are due right in between on Sept. 15. I do not want to miss watching a game. And for that matter, I also hope they have wifi so I can keep tabs on my fantasy football team as well. I have high expectations for my team, Victorious Secret, this year. Girl takes her football seriously.
Buying: We haven’t bought anything baby related, but I DID finally start putting together our baby registry. I am using myregistry.com, which is awesome because you can post items from any store/site online all in one place. Now it’s just a matter of figuring out what we need. Abby sent me an amazing detailed list of items that she used for her registry, and my sister-in-law Jill and step-sister Katie have both been really helpful too!
And Justin was like a little kid on Christmas morning after we bought a new gas powered blower and a trimmer to help him keep our little half-acre of Bend looking good!
Dreaming About: Getting serious about decorating and furnishing the nursery. Life after our little boy arrives. I’m ready to meet him.