Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy Birthday, Gatsby!

Happy 1st birthday to the most silly, sweet, naughty, hungry, playful, cuddly, talkative, loyal, hilarious, human-like puppy around. He has brought so much joy (and frustration) to our little family, and we can't picture life before or without him. We love his countless quirks, like how he sits on the perch of the couch like a cat, and how he swims in December. How he has no boundaries when trying to get comfortable, and how he has to lick somebody's legs after every time he gets a drink of water. How he can't hear the word 'hungry' without running to his food bowl, and how we are fairly certain he is a dwarf. I know that in six short weeks we will have a real baby to love, and kiss, and cuddle, but Gatsby will always be our little guy, our first baby, and the best big brother Brielle could ever have.

Monday, January 14, 2013

33 weeks

Before Saturday's shower. Exactly 33 weeks. 

How far along? 33 weeks!  
Baby is the size of: A pineapple!  
Total weight gain: 33 lbs.... Holy crap people. My doctor is totes down with it since I was underweight pre-pregnancy, but it's a little discouraging when all the baby books say you should gain 26 lbs YOUR ENTIRE PREGNANCY. Yeah right.  
Maternity clothes? All day, every day.      
Stretch marks?   Nope! The other night Jake and I swear we saw some light ones starting, but that night I rubbed on that bio-oil and in the morning they were nowhere in sight. So I'm not sure if we are just delusional, or if bio-oil is really worth the money.  
Sleep: Not too hot this past week. My snoogle pillow case is dirty and has been sitting in the dirty clothes. I can't believe how pathetic my sleep is without that stupid pillow.  
Best moment this week: My baby shower. I will definitely try to post some pictures once they are loaded onto my computer, but everything was beautiful and so fun. The theme was Baby It's Cold Outside, and the whole room was filled with pink and gold glitter, pine cones, snowflakes, and candles. We had yummy soups, sandwiches, fruits, and veggies, hot cider, and my personal fav: hot chocolate with way too many marshmallows. It was so nice to be with my favorite ladies honoring my little lady. And oh my goodness, that little lady got a lot of BIG gifts. I can't believe we get to do it all again at our next shower in two weeks! 

Miss Anything? Costco hotdogs.      
Movement: Always. Baby girl must be sensitive to something I'm eating or drinking because she gets hiccups alllll the time. She has also been punching my bladder several times a day. It's always when I'm standing up, and every time I am convinced I am going to pee my pants or she is going to break my water. The past few times I've been to the doctor she has been head down, so I'm praying her movements don't get too wild and she stays semi put :)   
Food cravings: Fruit is in full force still. I swear I'm going to OD on Vitamin C with all the Cuties I eat. Also pineapple and Canadian bacon pizza covered with jalepenos and dipped in ranch. I could eat that for every meal.   
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nada.  
Gender: She better still be a girl or I have a lot of headbands, tutus, and general pinkness to return.   

Labor Signs: I'm pretty sure I've been getting Braxton Hicks recently. It doesn't hurt, but I can feel my whole tummy tightening. 
Symptoms: I literally can't do anything even moderately active and maintain normal breathing. It's so embarrassing. Also, I've noticed I'm getting fuller faster, which is seriously the most depressing thing in the world. 
Belly Button in or out? It's more of a belly slit than a button. 
Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! A little stressed, but trying to stay focused on how blessed we are and how precious this time is
Looking forward to: Maternity pictures this weekend! And our co-ed shower the weekend after that. So many fun times to look forward to!