Friday, November 16, 2012

the fourth quarter

i swear my son (and husband) think that the most opportune moment to ask me to do something for them is right when i sit or lay down to take a five minute break. i've gotten up and down allllll day. usually it would be nothing but since having this big belly, sore feet, and aching back, it's H. E. DOUBLE-L! i'm not trying to be a diva or anything, but sheesh -can someone please just cater to me for the next 7 weeks?! but being pregnant with a toddler and sick, working husband means no break for this mama!

by far THE worst pregnancy symptom this time around would have to be having loose ligaments. (i didn't even know that was a symptom of pregnancy because i never had it before.) i'm pretty sure my bones loosened as well, or at least that's what it feels like. my spine feels bent, my lower back is wacked out, my tale bone feels broken, and i'm pretty sure my left hip popped out of place. this baby is really taking a toll on my body. the first thing i'm doing after i get out of the hospital is going to the chiropractor and seeing a masseuse.

earlier tonight i was laying in bed taking a five and thinking to myself "i have no energy and i'm so sore. is it bedtime yet? how am i going to go through this for 7 more weeks?!" then thought "7 weeks? what am i going to do after the 7 weeks and i have two kids?!" dramatic much? yes.

but there's no looking back now. it's the fourth quarter and there's no room for whimps!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

make time.

...and even if they can't 'find' time for you, they'll [ make ] time. life is much better when it's filled with lots of "i'm glad i did" rather than "i wish i had"
point. blank.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

big positive of being a stay-at-home mama=disneyland dates

there's only a month and a half until this baby is here so i thought i'd better put to use my disneyland pass before i'm too big to walk. last night my son and i went over for a couple hours to catch the parade and fireworks. i'm really going to miss these one-on-one times with my 'lil man. it was nice to just [ live in the moment ] with him and completely forget about cleaning, cooking, bills, and errands. there are negative and positives to being a stay-at-home mama but last night was definitely one of the big positives. 

we're definitely renewing our passes next year!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

32 week update

...only 8 more weeks to go!

when i woke up this morning and stepped on the scale this was totally my reaction...

OH MY WEIGHT GAIN?! i swear no matter what i do or how healthy i eat my body just does not stay within the "recommended pregnancy weight gain scale". uuuugggggghhhhhh.

 here's the baby bump. i would have taken a real picture of myself, but the illusion of my shadow makes me look much skinnier. ha!
 it has really started to get to me. maybe it's just these prego hormones taking me on an emotional roller coaster because most of the time i'm fine but then i have my moments where i just want to cry (sometimes i do) and I get all moody. my husband doesn't do well with my pity parties, which is probably a good thing because it helps me snap out of it faster. i've just figured if i've lost all the baby weight (and some) the first time around i can do it again the second time. 

today i read the talk Of Regrets and Resolutions by President Uchtdorf from this last general conference that really put things back into perspective for me. the impression that stood out in my mind was:

i don't want to look back at this particular time in my life with regrets and wish i would have let myself be happier.

is gaining some extra weight really the end of the world? definitely NOT.
am i more than what it says on the scale? OF COURSE!
am i blessed? extremely.
am i healthy? YES.
what is my body actually doing? making a miracle -an actual human being!
isn't this what i wanted (to be pregnant)? YES, and i am more than grateful for it. why not just be happy [ all ] the time? 
  ok, no more pity parties for me.
[ i'm too blessed to be stressed ] 
i will enjoy the rest of this pregnancy journey and just be happy.

i guess i'll post a real updated pic of the baby bump...

this boy is finally popping out! according to the app What To Expect, he is about the size of a honeydew (4.5 lbs). i'm already always constantly out of breath and my tummy feels so tight so i don't understand how there could possibly be an more room for him to grow any bigger. 
my favorite craving is crushed ice. 
simple things such as getting up and down and bending over are starting to get difficult. 
as you can tell in the pic, i think it's time to give in and buy some maternity tops so that more than half the belly is covered.

i can't believe my baby boy is almost here! i'm so excited and ready to have another one!