Monday, April 14, 2014

Bump Date: 15 Weeks

(What'd I learn from this photo? That my hands/arms are awkwardly positioned. Front arm goes on bottom!)

How far along: 15 weeks & 3 days

Baby size: A navel orange

Weight gain: I am sticking with 7 lbs. I've been trying not to weigh myself! 

Maternity clothes: I officially wore maternity pants this past week, and the shirt I'm wearing in the picture above is a maternity shirt from Tar-jay. 

Stretch marks: No...Burt's Bees Mama Belly Butter.

Sleep: I am not as tired during the day anymore, but I cannot stay up very late. I get tired pretty early!

Gender: Not too much longer!

Movement: Not yet.

Best moment this week: Seeing some friends I had not seen in awhile (since telling them I was pregnant), getting mail addressed to Baby Barnett from Auntie Lauren in CT.

Looking forward to: Learning the sex of this little babe!

Food cravings: No real cravings other than water. I haven't really been drinking coffee, either.

Weirdest food I ate this week: I don't have a good answer...I haven't eaten anything I wouldn't eat otherwise.

Anything making you queasy or sick: No, thank goodness.

Labor signs: Nope.

What I miss: Sleeping through the night, being able to "hold it" when I need to use the restroom (now I'm too scared of sneezing and peeing my pants!)

Symptoms: Tiredness, some headaches, thirstiness and hunger. I've also had a few more breakouts recently too.

Workouts: I taught 7 classes this past week and walked the dogs a few times. That's probably why I'm so tired!

Things that suck: Tiredness...putting on pants you can't button anymore...having a little dribble when you sneeze. Yes it has happened and no this week was not the first time. Sad but true. I also feel a lot of burp-type gas pains when I eat. I guess that is indigestion? I have no idea. The blisters under my tongue FINALLY went away, thank goodness. Also, here's a new one. Basically fighting yourself in the closet while trying to get dressed. I had a bad experience Saturday night. I came downstairs mad, on the verge of tears, ugh. It was not a good time :( I am learning that lots of maternity clothes just suck. I think I need to become a fashion designer and improve the situation here...   

Things that don't suck: Buying new clothes, even if they are like feedsacks? People offering to do things for you is nice too :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

#DomesticDisaster: The Desk Edition

Last week, Kay posted "36 of the best blog ideas ever" and one of her suggestions was a photo of your messy house or apartment, so she'd know we weren't perfect either.

I've talked in the past about keeping it real. About how sometimes reading blogs leads me to feel "less than" (personal problem) because my house/life/outfit/job/social life/makeup/friendships/etc. are not perfect, or at least don't appear to be. A lot of times my house is not as clean or tidy as I might like it, or my pile of laundry is so big the dog could get lost. Thinking about that and Kay's post gave me a wonderful hashtag idea: #DomesticDisaster.

Well, my house is not perfect, but it isn't too bad. However, I knew my desk would make Miss Kay feel a lot better. So I snapped her a picture. She replied, "Is there a desk under there?"

Apparently, I do not operate well with a clean desk. I say that because I can never keep it clean for an extended length of time. Part of it is my own fault. Another part of it is that my boss brings me papers and random things rather than keep them himself. Admittedly, I often put off filing them and leave them on my desk. 

What you are about to see is embarrassing, but...here we go.


There's plenty of junk under these things that you can't even see - that's what makes it even worse!

So what is the not perfect thing in your life? What is your #DomesticDisaster? Let's hear it (see it)!
   

Monday, April 7, 2014

Bump Date: 14 weeks


How far along: 14 weeks & 3 days

Baby size: A lemon!

Weight gain: I haven't weighed myself since last week, so I'm sticking with 7 lbs.

Maternity clothes: I'm still getting by without wearing maternity clothes. One day this past week, however, I did purchase a Bella Band. My work pants were feeling a little uncomfortable.

Stretch marks: No...Burt's Bees Mama Belly Butter.

Sleep: I am still finding myself pretty sleepy. I somehow managed to stay awake for the Kentucky game Saturday night (which started at 9:15), but by the time I went to bed I felt rough. This past week I also had to teach a 5:45 a.m. class...you also talk about rough. Shew.

Gender: About 2 more weeks!

Movement: Not yet.

Best moment this week: Seeing our little one on ultrasound this past week. We saw regular ultrasound as well as a 4D of the little face! It was so amazing how much growth there has been since our last ultrasound, plus on the 4D you could see the little nose, mouth and hands! It was also kicking and moving about a lot, though I couldn't feel any of it. It was definitely a highlight :)  The 2nd best moment was when TJ told me he thought my body looked beautiful the way it was changing.

Looking forward to: Not much has changed since last week....anxiously awaiting the gender scan (4/22!!!), and actually looking pregnant vs. pudgy (though I'm trying to be careful what I wish for). Some days I look more pregnant than others, as evidenced by this week's picture. I think my picture last week looked more pregnant than this one!

Food cravings: Honestly I haven't really had any "cravings" other than water. I am drinking the heck out of some water.

Weirdest food I ate this week: I really haven't had anything I'd call weird. I guess it would be more accurate to say I haven't had anything I wouldn't eat normally!

Anything making you queasy or sick: No, thank goodness.

Labor signs: Nada.

What I miss: Sleeping through the night, being able to hold it when I need to use the restroom (now I'm too scared of sneezing and peeing my pants!)

Symptoms: Tiredness, some headaches, thirstiness and hunger. I've also had a few more breakouts recently than I had in the beginning. Boo.

Workouts: I am still teaching but admittedly I'm not doing a lot of other workouts. This past week I taught 6 classes (over 4 days) so I didn't really feel like I had it in me to do much else!

Things that suck: Tiredness...putting on pants you can't button anymore...having a little dribble when you sneeze. Yes it has happened and no this week was not the first time. Sad but true. I also feel a lot of burp-type gas pains when I eat. They sneak up on me, even if I'm not eating fast. Also kinda gross, but a sad reality! One more...I've had blisters under my tongue this past week. I asked/showed the doctor and he said it was likely no big deal, that "your body is going to do all sorts of weird things," but still they've been annoying/worrisome. I've gargled salt water several times but it has not helped. I'm just paranoid they are symptomatic of something else. Hopefully they'll go away soon but if not, I'm headed to the dentist. I'm not complaining about any of these things, it's just real life! 

Things that don't suck: Some of the things I said last week - TJ doing more of the dishes and laundry than before...and preparing snacks/food for me to take to work. It is sweet :) The days my regular clothes fit fine don't suck either! Seeing your baby on the big screen (ahhh!), having a friend tell you they want to have a baby shower for you, all of those things are wonderful :)