Monday, October 31, 2011

23 weeks, 6 days: Picture post!

So many things going on!

I had my Zumba Zbaby baby shower last Saturday--I am so speechless.  Those crazy girls got us a travel system w/ carseat from graco, a pack and play, clothes, diapers, baby tub, and more!  I have to seriously get the gift list from Crystal and crank out some thank you notes.

Graco Travel System
Baby Trend Pack n' Play
Super Awesome Diaper Cake
Kevin painted my belly as an "M&M mini"!!

Had a lazy day today.  I almost feel like I wasted my day!  I think I'm just so overwhelmed with everything that needs to get done,  I didn't even know where to start.  The house is a mess, we need to do laundry, finish the floor, continue to get rid of things we don't need, re-organize the kitchen area...bleh.  Plus we desperately need to get our finances in order.  Next week, things are going to be uber uber tight until Kevin gets paid, which is probably NEXT Monday.  It might get a little scary until then! We got the book "The Cheapest Family in America" which is pretty awesome.  It's funny though, most of the things in there are ideas I've kicked around, just never put to use with any consistency.  I guess that's the problem.  I know HOW to be thrifty, we just don't do it.  So we're trying again.  This time, we need to succeed.

Ok, here's my bump @ almost 24 weeks!

Gettin' Big!
I'm at 128 pounds, and feeling lots of movement now.  Today he moved quite a bit--I sat on the couch most of the day, so he was awake lots :)  Yay, Lil' Chicken!

Monday, October 24, 2011

22 weeks, 6 days

So I was babysitting and sitting on the couch and I could SO feel Lil chicken moving with my hand!!! I'm really excited. He must be getting big!!

I'm still at 127 pounds this morning. Yay, me! That means no weight gained this past week. I've tried to cut back some on the extra meals and stuff. Don't want to be a fat ass!

Can't believe we're almost in 3rd trimester. Wow.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

22 weeks, 1 day

So I dreamt that Carson was born, and I had him at home when it suddenly occurred to me that I should probably be breast feeding him at some point. So I went to go get him, but he wasn't a baby. He was Zac (my brother). Zac told me that he wasn't going to breast feed, he would take the bottle instead. So I went to go get my breast pump and I realized I'd have to use the old hoses. I also realized I didn't know how to do it. I squeezed my nipples, but I don't think anything was coming out.


127 pounds today

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

22 weeks: I just want...

I just want Lil' Chicken to have an easy birth. That's all. I guess that's all every one wants. I just read a bunch of birth stories and most of them ended in piton, epidurals, and c-sections. I sooo do NOT WANT this. Ugh!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

21 weeks, 4 days: Crocheting is my new hobby

I decided that I was going to crochet Lil' Chicken a blanket!  It's coming right along :)  I also want to crochet him a robot toy.  It is going to be really cute.  Kinda hard learning to crochet in the round though. I'd also also like to crochet him a hat, but I picked this really furry, soft, ridiculous fabric that is virtually IMPOSSIBLE to crochet with.  So THAT should be interesting.

I'm weighing in at around 127 pounds.  UGH!  Feeling fat.  REALLY hoping to NOT go above 140 pounds.  I somehow doubt that this is going to be the case though. How have I gained 15 pounds already?!?!  The baby only weighs about 1 pound!  grr..

Besides that, I'm dealing with lower back pain.  The right side is more of a dull ache that bothers me, the left side feels more like sciatic pain--but reading more about it, I'm not sure that's what it is.  I read that sciatica affects the legs more than the back--but for me, the pain is a combination.  It cramps in my lower back and then the pain shoots down my leg, sometimes causing my leg to give out on me.  This is not only painful, but also highly obnoxious.

Lil' Chicken is moving around right now :)  Now I can't wait to be able to feel him from the outside so Kevin can feel him!!! It's so surreal that we're going to have our own littlest chicken in 18 short weeks.  It's just crazy.  It's happening so fast!  It's not just us any more.  I'm so worried about everything.  So worried about money, and health insurance, and just making it all work.  We are going to be SO POOR.  Like, WOAH.  Like, "hotdog water soup" poor.  Babysitting will help tremendously, and Zumba will help keep me in shape, and help a small bit with money, but it's still going to be crazy.

Speaking of being poor and having no money, I'm having Crystal order me a pair of Large Cargo pants, since my mediums no longer fit.  **disgruntled squinchy eyebrows**  I'm going to sell 2 pairs of cargo capri's though to make up for it.  I had this illusion that I was going to be able to wear my stuff all throughout the pregnancy, but I guess with the 15 pounds I've gained so far and more to come....that was a silly thought.  I need to eat better.  What was I thinking when I brought home a gallon of ice cream?!  And the carb loaded lunches at work do NOT help at all---not one bit.

Ok.  That's all for the moment. :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

We're Having A Boy!!

Here are the ultrasound pictures from today!

It's a boy!

3D pic of face and upper body

2 feet!

Creepy Eye
So excited to know what it is!  I knew it was going to end up being a boy.  Can't wait to go buy boy clothes!  Might have to wait for next pay check though...

19 Weeks, 6 Days: Boy Chicken, or Girl Chicken?!

IDK but we'll find out in T-2 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weighing in at 125 pounds today.

Hip is still aching.

Blanket is coming along, one row at a time.