Saying goodbye is never easy. Saying goodbye when it's the last thing you expected is even harder. Yesterday, Heaven gained a new angel, my grandma Helen. I have no doubt she is looking down on us, smiling, and feeding everyone in Heaven her famous spaghetti sauce & meatballs, burdock, and cookies. She is greatly missed and our family will never be the same. Though it breaks my heart that she'll never meet my son, I know he'll forever and always have a special guardian angel watching over him. Though he'll never have met her, he'll most certainly KNOW his Mama Caito.
<3 Until we meet again... <3
I don't take marriage lightly. Nor does my husband. Before we got married we had a lot of deep discussions about what marriage meant to us, what we wanted out of it, what we were going to do to make it work no matter what, and what we wanted our marriage to be like. We continue to have such discussions - marriage is hard work and we know we always have to put the effort into it to make our marriage the marriage we both want. I count my blessings EVERY single day that God brought us together. I know marriage isn't always easy - and I know how blessed I am, though, that ours IS fairly easy most days. Yes, we do put the work and effort into it. But it also comes pretty naturally to us. We've had maybe 3 or 4 fights the 7 years we've been together (that doesn't mean we don't get annoyed at each or that we don't snap at each other...because trust me, WE DO!) We've had our ups and downs but through it all we've worked through it. We both struggle with communicating and we know that's the #1 thing in a marriage. We've come a long way since we first started dating in that area and I'm proud of the communication we now have. I think it has most definitely improved our marriage and what makes our relationship get better each day.
With that being said, one of the first things that I panicked about after finding out I was pregnant was how this baby was going to affect our marriage. We've talked A LOT about this since that day and we will continue to do so. Our marriage HAS to be a priority still. We've tried really hard throughout this pregnancy to still put a focus on our marriage and not let that go to the way side. We've tried to do as many things as possible together - everything from apple picking to a babymoon to renting a movie to shopping together. So when the hubs asked me if I wanted to have date night last night I immediately said yes!! I knew it'd probably be our last one before baby Chi arrives. I wanted this night to be extra awesome just for that reason. I didn't want to be distracted or stressed over spending money - I didn't want to have to worry about doing anything that night. I wanted my full attention and focus on enjoying the evening with my husband. This is no easy feat for me. Sure, I'm always in the moment when we're at dinner or enjoying a movie - but the second we get home I'm like 'Ok - I have 2 hours - what can we do? Laundry? Clean? Organize?' Or my emotions will get the best of me and I'll end up in a full blown meltdown. I didn't want last night to be like that. So I told myself to forget about the laundry (Wednesday is laundry night after all!) Forget about work. Forget about the stress and unknowing the future holds. Forget about EVERYTHING else. And that's exactly what I did. And quite honestly, it was one of the best date nights ever...
...Matt brought me flowers. We tried a mexican place we've been meaning to go to ever since we moved to this area almost 2 years ago. Matt brought home the ingredients for brownie sundaes so we indulged in those while we watched Criminal Minds. We snuggled on the couch while we watched TV and I made sure to stop and just be in that moment - never wanting to forget how I felt - safe...happy...loved...completely & utterly content. It was a simple date night that was absolutely perfect.
It's the simple things that make this life worth it. And I have to remember to acknowledge those moments instead of always rushing on to the next thing. And I did exactly that for an entire night last night...probably for the first time in a VERY, VERY long time. And it felt amazing. It may have been our last date night for a little while...but I'm already looking forward to our first post-baby date night.
Because no matter how long I've been married or what else is going on I'll always look forward to our next date night <3
How far along: 38 weeks!
Baby Size: I had an ultrasound today and they estimated his weight at 6lbs 8oz. I read online though these estimates aren't very accurate so who knows what he'll end up weighing. But more important, he's growing properly and everything looks good.
Maternity clothes: Yup - and STILL thankful for skirts and dresses (I seriously HATE maternity pants!)
Stretch marks: I don't think so but who knows...
Sleep: Depends...some nights I sleep pretty well. Other nights not so much.
Gender: Momma's boy
Movement: Yeah, he still moves quite a bit and likes to jab me quite often!
Looking forward to: Date night tonight <3 - probably our last one before baby arrives.
Food cravings: brownie sundae, watermelon and grapes, and a Starbucks sugar-free vanilla soy steamer.
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing that I can think of. Trying to eat clean but I pretty much have a daily 'cheat' which is so bad I know but I can't help it! #fatgirlproblems #I'mpregnantleavemealone
Anything making you queasy or sick: I don't know what it is but mornings still aren't the greatest for me. I feel so nauseous/off all morning.
Labor Signs: BH contractions. Ultrasound tech also said he's super crazy low (yeah no kiddin' - no wonder why I'm in the bathroom every 15 minutes!)
What I miss: just feeling like myself - I've struggled a lot lately with this. I don't feel like myself. I don't look like myself. I'm just not me. And it sucks (and it sucks even more that even after I give birth I still won't feel/look like myself right away.)
Symptoms: so much pressure, achy lower back, constantly peeing, nerve pain that runs down my leg, and swollen ankles (especially when I don't drink enough water throughout the day.)
Nursery: Should finally get the JPEGs of the prints today so all I have to do with those is print them off, frame 'em, and have the hubs hang them up! Other than that I think it's as ready as it's going to be. It's not the greatest, cutest nursery ever, but it's simple and organized and that's pretty much all we need I guess.
Belly Button in or out?: Out I'd say and very sensitive
Wedding rings on or off?: On
Workouts: Down to 5 times a week....40-50 minutes of cardio, lots of stretching, and upper body strength training 2-3 times a week.
Things that suck: playing the waiting game...especially when I am SO over being pregnant!
Things that don't suck: trying to fit in as many date nights as possible with the hubs <3 I'm really going to miss it just being the 2 of us...but hopefully the little guy fits right in and we'll adjust quickly and love being a family of 3!!
So here we are. Monday. Already. These weekends need to slow down...I mean seriously. It's out of control.
We've got another busy week ahead of us. Besides still working long hours for both us, hitting up the gym, and getting things ready, I've got an ultrasound and a doctor's appointment on Wednesday. It's crazy to think I could have a baby ANY DAY now. In fact, October 30 was my first due date (but then had an ultrasound and they pushed it back to November 12!) So, really I could have this baby whenever (and that'd be OK with me...people aren't joking when they say these last few weeks are pure hell!) It's all a bit overwhelming and surreal these days. But we're taking it one day at a time and doing as much as we can...while also trying to fit in time to just relax and hang out together. In fact, we had a great date night Saturday at the movies - we saw Gone Girl and both really enjoyed it. We very rarely go to the movies because it's so expensive so it was great we had gift certificates to the local AMC theatre. Neither of us had been before and we were both in heaven in these reclining seats!!
But the real purpose of today's post is to talk about Sunday Food Prep. I've mentioned a few times on this blog o' mine that we spend a little bit of time each Sunday night doing food prep for the week. This makes life so much easier during the week, especially when clean eating. But even when we're not doing a clean eating challenge, we do food prep each and every Sunday. Some of you may think 'heck, I don't have the time for that.' But really you do. It takes us about an hour to do everything. That's it. If we decide to make extra stuff obviously it'll take a bit longer (like this week we baked up some paleo cookies and banana bread.) And honestly, food prep Sunday is one of my favorite times of the week. Sure we're doing work, but with the right Pandora station cranked up it's a lot of fun to spend that time with the hubs - just chatting, sometimes poking fun at each other, and even bustin' out some crazy dance moves (and occassionally a slow dance thrown in there too when I'm lucky!!)
So what exactly do we do each Sunday? Here's a typical Sunday prep night for us:
1) hard boil a dozen eggs
2) shred up a rotisserie chicken (we take the skin off)
3) make quinoa salad
4) cut and clean the week's fruits and veggies
5) make a batch of paleo chili in the CrockPot
Depending on the week's dinners we will also prep any dinner ingredients we can ahead of time. This may include browing up some beef or turkey, cutting up vegetables, etc, etc. We really try to keep things as simple as possible during the week so it's worth taking the little bit of extra time on a Sunday night to do these things. It really makes the week go smoother and helps keep us on track food wise.
Do you food prep at all? If so, what do you do? I'd love to hear any other tips and tricks I may be missing out on :)
How far along: 37 weeks...baby is considered full term at this point! :) C'mon out little one!!!
Baby Size: One of the emails I received said a 'wintermelon'...no idea what that is. Sooo I'm guessing about 6lbs or a little less and anywhere betwee 18-20" long. I'll know more next week after my ultrasound.
Maternity clothes: Definitely maternity shirts these days - the belly is OUT OF CONTROL!!!! Seriously it's like legit HUGE these days.
Stretch marks: I don't think so but now is the time when I need to really worry about getting them. AND on top of that, I ran out of Mama Belly Butter and I don't want to buy anymore since I'm so close to delivering this kid soooo I've been using coconut oil instead.
Sleep: The last 2 nights have been decent - I've only gotten up once to pee and that wasn't until like 4am which gave me like a 5 & 1/2 to 6 hour stretch of sleep. I'll take it!!!!
Gender: lil boy
Movement: Yup, he's still moving and grooving in there
Looking forward to: doing some Christmas shopping this weekend. I REALLY wanted to be done with all my shopping by the end of October but that's not going to happen. But I'm hoping to get a good chunk out of the way this weekend which will hopefully ease my anxiety about it a little bit. Oh, and hopefully sneaking in a date night or two with the hubs before the baby arrives :)
Food cravings: fruit, a sub from Amiel's, and coffee (when I say coffee...I mean half a cup of coffee with a couple Truvia packets and LOADS of yummy flavored creamer!)
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing that I can think of.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just being pregnant I think. As I've mentioned the last couple weeks mornings are rough for me. And it used to go away by noon but lately it seems to be lingering longer and longer into the day. Not sure what's up with that...
Labor Signs: super low and braxton hicks contractions (I think.)
What I miss: Don't get me started :)
Symptoms: basically the same as last week...a VERY large belly...back and pelvic soreness...lots of pressure...nerve pain that starts in my groin and goes down my leg....and swollen ankles (no matter how much I try to get up and walk around at work!)
Nursery: Still waiting on the prints...Yeah, I'll never work with this lady ever again. Hopefully we get the files SOON so I can get them printed and hung up before he arrives!!
Belly Button in or out?: Just the top is an outtie - bottom of it is still flat.
Wedding rings on or off?: On
Workouts: Still working out 5-6 times a week. My intensity has definitely slowed down - and that's hard for me to swallow. But I'm trying to remind myself at least I'm still getting to the gym and still moving which, at this point in the game, is all that really matters I suppose. Stretching a ton and trying to remember to do lots of kegels and squats!! Still doing upper body weights about 3-4 times a week.
Things that suck: Swollen ankles. Seriously. I hate 'em. And not being able to run when it's my favorite time of year to get outside and run. My anxiety level - seriously, some days I feel like I'm just gonna fall apart. It's all getting so real and it's scary!!
Things that don't suck: a fire in the fire place almost every night (haven't turned the heat on yet!), apple picking with the hubs (and thus having a GREAT stock pile of apples to last us a few weeks!), having enough stuffed pepper soup leftover after dinner last night to freeze for a future quick, easy, effortless dinner (#stockup), and awesome friends and family who are all very excited for this baby and have all been so supportive throughout this whole ordeal!
I've been lucky enough that I haven't received a ton of negative comments. But that doesn't mean people haven't said things to me that you probably shouldn't say to an emotional, pregnant woman...like EVER!! Here are just a few of those such comments (Yes, I can laugh at them now but at the time...not so much!!)
"Oh - you're coming along nicely." (This isn't that bad...it just made me feel as if I were a turkey roasting in the oven...)
"Look at you gaining weight."
"How ya feelin', chubs?"
"Yeah, you can definitely tell you've gained weight."
"Your butt is bigger for sure!"
"You must be due any day." My response "Actually, I still have 7 weeks to go."
"Looks like you got huge overnight!"
I know none of these comments were meant the way I took them...blame it on the hormones...or lack of sleep...or whatever. At the time, they bothered me and most I probably cried over. #pregnantchickproblems (And yes, I'm ready for my hormones to be back in check, thank you very much!)
Have you had any pregnancy related comments like these ever said to you? Or have YOU made a comment to a pregnant woman that maybe you shouldn't have?!
Last Sunday, Matt and I finally had the time to whip up some freezer meals. It's been on my to-do list for forever so it felt good to finally get them done. We made up 7 freezer meals as well as a batch of homemade meatballs! We figured it'd be great to have some quick 'n' easy meals ready once the baby arrives. These meals just need to be thawed overnight and then dumped into the CrockPot the next day. Voila - dinner is done!! How easy is that?! This is definitely something I'd like to keep doing on a monthly basis just to have readily available on those crazy days!! In preparation for the baby, I also created a list of quick 'n' easy dinners that can be whipped up in no time. That way we have a good list of dinners that we know are quick and don't have to think too hard about what we're going to have for dinner.
So anyways, here's how the freezer meal process went down...
First, I gathered all my freezer bags and wrote the contents, use by date, and cooking time on each bag for each recipe.
Next we (and by we I mean mostly Matt!) prepped all the ingredients. We did this recipe by recipe so it took a bit longer than it should have I think. From what I've read it's best to do all your chopping at once and then have everything ready to go - assembly line like.
Once everything was ready, it all goes in a freezer bag with the protein being the last thing you put (so it's the first thing in the CrockPot when you dump it in...makes sense!) Make sure you get out as much air as possible and voila! Into the freezer it goes!! (most recipes say to lay flat which I did...just not in this picture - oops!) And there you have it - healthy, easy freezer meals for quick dinners for the family!!
Most of the recipes and tips are from Kelly at New Leaf Wellness. She's the freezer meal queen! So in case you were wondering here at the recipes we made:
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken (1)
Meatballs (perfect for spaghetti, or meatball subs, or over spaghetti squash, or just on their own!)
Red Pepper Chicken (1) (we actually made this for dinner Tuesday and it was SO good!! I only made with one pepper but next time I'll do with 2 or 3!)
Mexican Chicken Soup (1)
Beef & Carrots (2)
Honey Rosemary Chicken (2)
Do you have any favorite freezer or CrockPot meals your family loves?
How far along: 36 weeks...9 months pregnant!! HOLY FREAKIN' COW!!
Baby Size: He should be around 6 lbs now and over 19" long...crazy, huh?! I had a doctor's appointment on Monday at 35 weeks 5 days and I was measuring at 33 weeks, which is totally fine and nothing to be concerned about. I just hope it doesn't mean I'm gonna be pregnant for even longer!!!!!!!!
Maternity clothes: The same - definitely rockin' the maternity shirts more often than not these days. Luckily I still have one pair of non-maternity dress pants that still fit and of course grateful the weather has been holding out so I can still wear dresses, skirts, and flip flops.
Stretch marks: Some days I think I see some...then the next I don't. So I dunno...we'll see.
Sleep: what's that?! Definitely not great at all. But I think at this point I'm used to it. Don't get me wrong - I feel exhausted - but not nearly as exhausted as I feel like I should feel.
Gender: got me a momma's boy growin' in ma belly!!
Movement: Lots of jabs going on and, with very little room available, they are painful!!
Looking forward to: not being pregnant anymore, let me tell ya ha-ha
Food cravings: donuts, chocolate milk, and coffee!!
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing I'd consider weird. I haven't been the greatest the last few days with this whole clean eating thing...but I'm back at it today.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I still don't feel the greatest in the mornings - but it goes away by noon-ish.
Labor Signs: super low and possible braxton hicks contractions going on - even though 37 weeks is technically considered full term he can come out any time he wants now!!!!
What I miss: So much at this point in the game...obviously running, and just being comfortable in general. I miss sleeping well. And going up stairs without getting out of breath. And having free time. And working just 8 hours a day. And yeah...the list goes on and on...
Symptoms: a VERY large belly...back and pelvic soreness...immense bladder pressure...nerve pain that starts in my groin and goes down my leg. Basically just overall uncomfortable - feeling very large and stretched and not myself at all.
Nursery: We finally got the curtains(I don't love 'em but they're good enough.) They have to be washed and one set needs to be hemmed. I still need to order the prints and get them printed off and hung. Then there's still a little bit of organizing/putting away that needs to get done. After that though I think it'll be all set.
Belly Button in or out?: mostly an outtie these days.
Wedding rings on or off?: On
Workouts: Still working out 5-6 times a week. I think I'm at the point where I may need to cut back on this though. Between working 10+ hour days, working out that often, being 36 weeks pregnant, and doing everything else we're doing it's wearing me down!!
Things that suck: Realizing that I may need to slow down these next few weeks and really give myself a break. I'm not very good at that and it makes me feel like I'm failing somehow...but I also know I need to listen to my body and try to rest and feel as good as possible so I'm ready for this whole delivery/newborn thing!!
Things that don't suck: my husband. He's amazing. Supportive. Kind. Patient. Loving. He's been my rock...my voice of reason...my everything throughout all this. I couldn't do any of this without him and he's going to be the most amazing daddy EVER!!!
It's no secret I'm pregnant...except maybe on Facebook because I haven't 'announced' it there yet...just not my style (oh the horror, I know!) But in any case, a baby will be coming out of my body in 5 weeks...or LESS...hopefully not any longer though ha-ha (Oy!) So, with that being said, my anxiety has been off the wall. Not to mention we're both working long, stressful days. And still getting to the gym 5-6 days a week. And still fitting in everything else life has to throw at us. Yeah, we're busy. Yeah, we're stressed. But we take it day by day...hour by hour if necessary. So even though Matt and I may look like we've got it all together - some days we certainly don't. And on those days, I have a meltdown. How are we going to keep at this when there's suddenly a newborn in the mix?!?! How am I going to balance life?
Let's take a step back. Since, this blog clearly isn't a 'legit' blog and I think everyone who actually reads it knows me in real life, it'll be no surprise when I say I won't be a stay at home mom. Yup, I'll be returning to work - full time. No, we don't have a choice in the matter. I wish I could stay at home. But I can't. For various reasons. Do I feel guilty? Absolutely. Am I already nervous about dropping off my newborn at someone's house that I don't really know? Of course. Am I jealous of other moms who get to stay home with their kids? You better believe it. But this is where we're at. This is what we need to do. There isn't any other option.
But this is just the beginning of my struggles of this new life that's about to happen to us. How am I going to balance it all? A full time job. Being a mommy. Staying fit and active. Being a loving wife. Seeing family and friends. Having some 'me' time. Keeping up the house. It all seems impossible to me...especially on days when I feel overwhelmed about what life is going to be like for us in a few months. I'm such a control freak. Such a perfectionist. Such a planner. All of this...this unknown...creeps into me and sends me into a downward spiral. A spiral of stress. Self doubt. Exhaustion. 'Why me's?' It's no good.
But DEEP (and I mean DEEP) down, I know it's all going to be OK. I have an amazing support system of family and friends. Not to mention a husband who will do anything and everything...no questions asked...and loves and supports me more than I could have ever imagined. Yes, things are going to change...A LOT. Priorities will be different. We'll be even more exhausted. Life is gonna be CR-AZY!! But somehow, someway it's all going to work out. It'll be different than what we're used to now. But that doesn't mean it's going to be bad. We have a lot of adjustments ahead of us...something I'm not good at. But I don't have a choice. I've gotta learn to roll with the punches better. Learn to adapt to change quicker. Learn to lean on others. Learn to accept my downfalls...and that lots of mistakes are going to be made.
I'm scared. I constantly feel anxious. I know there will be plenty more meltdowns before I have this baby. And even more once he arrives. But I also know...you just gotta keep on going...one foot in front of the other...and JUST. KEEP. GOING.
How far along: 35 weeks
Baby Size: about the size of a pineapple...weighing in at over 5lbs!
Maternity clothes: The same - but been wearing more and more maternity shirts as the belly gets larger and larger. And still very grateful the weather has been holding out so I can still wear dresses, skirts, and flip flops.
Stretch marks: I honestly don't know. Some days I think I see some. Other days not so much. So at this point it's anyone's guess. Only time will tell.
Sleep: not great and not enough...but surviving :)
Gender: lots of blue, trucks, and dirt in my future!!!
Movement: Lots of jabs - and with little room left in there any and all movements hurt!!
Looking forward to: crossing more and more off the never ending to-do list!! There's SO much to do it's very overwhelming but I know we've gotta just keep plugging away.
Food cravings: grapes and watermelon - STILL! Oh, and Fruit Loops (or any other sugary cereal!) What I wouldn't give for a huge bowl of cereal - Yum! Yum!
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing - hard to eat anything weird when you're eating clean.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I wouldn't say queasy or sick - but mornings have been rough lately. Like I just don't feel myself. But by noon I'm usually feeling better.
Labor Signs: Nada - though people have been commenting how low I am now - does that count?!
What I miss: pretty much everything I used to take for granted...like running, putting on sneakers, having a waist, going up stairs easily, having a larger selection of clothes to wear....all that sorta stuff. Not that this is new news to anyone - but I am CLEARLY over being pregnant :)
Symptoms: besides a VERY large belly....back and pelvic soreness, sensitive belly button, my ankles will swell occassionally, and I'm constantly warm (thus I've been lovin' these cooler days and nights!)
Nursery: Slowly getting there. We finally ordered curtains (that I hope we like!) So hopefully they'll get here soon so we can get them hemmed and then put up. I also still need to order some prints. But the lady I'm working with on Etsy isn't the greatest at responding so I'm feeling frustrated. We also still have some laundry to do and organizing of the nursery.
Belly Button in or out?: half innie/half outtie at this point.
Wedding rings on or off?: On
Workouts: same old same old - I do find myself getting tired more easily though (that could also be due to the fact I'm working 10+ very stressful, long hours at work these days!) I did have a good workout over the weekend where I felt great!! So I'm definitely ready to be able to push myself again, run, and get a GOOD sweat session in!!
Things that suck: Besides work...missing important out-of-town family events since traveling long distances isn't an option these days.
Things that don't suck: This weather!! Seriously. I LOVE fall. We've had a pretty decent stretch of weather the last couple weeks and I just love it.
How in the world is it Monday already? I mean seriously...weekends just fly by!!! It's ridiculous!
Anyways, these are the only pictures I took this weekend. What can I say?!?! Weekends are so busy I barely have time to breathe nevertheless take pictures. Ugh - I have got to get better at this!!
So, anyways, as usual I don't have a very exciting weekend update for ya'll. But I'll share what I've got...
1) I got up early Saturday to hit the gym before heading to the outlet mall with my mom, dad, sister, and nephew!! Look at that cuteness...I mean seriously <3 We had a great time wandering around. When I got home I found out the owner of the box Matt does CrossFit at gave everyone a free cheat day from the clean eating challenge we're all currently doing. Hells yeah!! So what do we do?! Head to the closest chinese food buffet and eat our hearts out :) After that it was off to Target - exciting date nights we have, huh?!
2) Sunday I finally decided to break in my new sneakers. I'm a total Saucony girl so these are the guide 7s. I had the guide 6s and was obsessed with them. I wanted them again but couldn't find any in my size anywhere online. So I took a chance and got the 7s. So far I'm likin' them!! After that it was a quick shower, before a day full of errands/shoppping, prepping, laundry, getting stuff done around the house, and finally sitting down around 10 I think it was! Phew - I need a nap now....
Happy Monday ya'll <3
I don't know about ya'll, but once the weather starts cooling down I start craving warm, comforting dinners - I'm talking soup, chili, stew, etc. One of our favorite things to make is chili - we make it year round, but definitely a lot more in the fall and winter. It's quick. Easy. Inexpensive. And makes plenty to have leftovers for a few lunches. It's the perfect cold weather dinner. However, since we're currently participating in another clean eating challenge our go-to chili recipe doesn't work for us - it has corn in it which is a no-no (I also don't put beans in my chili...don't hate!) So I was super excited when Matt found a paleo friendly chili recipe - made in the crockpot nonetheless!! We had it for dinner Tuesday and it was delicious. Don't get me wrong - I definitely prefer our regular chili recipe but this satisfied my craving, was quick 'n' easy, kept me full, and tasted so good ! I knew I had to share our version with ya'll....so here you go! I hope you make and enjoy it as much as we did.
Paleo Crock Pot Chili
(adapted from this recipe)
How far along: 34 weeks!!
Baby Size: His estimated weight at today's ultrasound was 4lbs 14oz...My doctor on Monday said he wouldn't be a big baby but I beg to differ!! And check out those lips - he clearly has his daddy's lips...and that nose...in the words of my husband #Ihopehisnoseisn'treallythatbig :) AND most importantly - he's got hair!!! Just peach fuzz but hey I'll take it!!! Oh, and he's head down still which is good.
Maternity clothes: The same - but been wearing more and more maternity shirts as the belly gets larger and larger.
Stretch marks: I honestly don't know. The hubs says no (I had him look last night) but I'm not so sure...only time will tell.
Sleep: definitely not great. Just getting prepared for what's to come I think.
Gender: still a nameless lil' boy (TMI maybe but the ultrasound tech today said his testes have descended...yeah, I'm gonna need to get used to this whole being a mom to a boy thing I think ha-ha)
Movement: Yup - not much room in there so when he moves I definitely feel it and it hurts a lot of the time!!
Looking forward to: continuing the nesting - lots yet to do on the nursery...lots of organizing to do...just lots to do in general.
Food cravings: grapes and watermelon....Oh, and this morning I REALLY, REALLY wanted a Cinnabon cinnamon roll!! Mmmm!!!
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing - hard to eat anything weird when you're eating clean.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Labor Signs: Nada
What I miss: running, putting sneakers on easily, sleeping well, not being so stressed/anxious all the time, having a waist...the list goes on and on at this point...
Symptoms: soreness, feeling HUGE/stretched, lots of anxiety, peeing a ton...the same old, same old
Nursery: Still a work in progress - still need curtains, still need to order prints, still need to organize...
Belly Button in or out?: a little bit has popped out!!
Wedding rings on or off?: On
Workouts: same old same old - nothing has changed here. Sooo freakin' bored and can't wait to get back to running and doing some hard core workouts and Pilates!!
Things that suck: My job! Seriously on top of everything else going on to be under so much stress and pressure is really taking a toll on me. But I'm hangin' in there...takin' it day by day...all you can do at this point, right?! :)
Things that don't suck: knowing he's growing properly...the best part of having an ultrasound every 4 weeks I gotta say.
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!