Good morning amigas!
- Hope you're all doing well. I know I promised pics from my house but geez, I've been so tired lately that going around and taking them, sizing them down, and uploading them sounds like so much work! LoL I will get them up before too long tho!
Angel - Woo hoo!! Big huge congrats on your house!!
Isn't amazing how sometimes when we quit stressing about things they just fall into place when we least expect it? Love that and I am so happy for you! And 10k less? Cha-ching! Awesome! It takes a long time to save $10k and you got it knocked off right at the beginning! Score! Did you guys have fun at Oktoberfest? They had one in Houston last weekend too, was gonna go but it looked like it'd be more fun if you could drink. LoL Your bump pic is awesome! So freakin' cute. I'm FINALLY bumpin' - I need to get that pic uploaded for you gals too.
Ari's the size of a banana this week! I don't kno why my ticker says cantaloupe while the phone app from the same site says banana but whatev - My due date is Feb. 25th!
And ah yeah - We've broken in the house a few times now.
hehehe How'd your 2nd glucose test go?
Kendra - I pronounce it Ah-ree-ah-na and I'm pretty sure Angel's is the same way. My friend from high school just had a little girl - named her Arianna - But it's pronunced "Air-ee-anna". Not that I would have cared since she is clear across the country from me but I was pretty surprised none-the-less!
oh man your migrane sounds so scary! So glad you are okay! I don't really wish there was a phone app for this thing cuz I hate typing on my phone. haha I usually end up losing everything I write - I use the browser to check in when I am out of town and to do small updates and it works okay for me.
Kristen - OMG!! What a traumatic experience getting prepared for labor at 31 weeks and all! So glad lil' Zach is okay and decided to keep on growing for a little longer! Whew! That's hilarious what you said about seeing his twig and berries jiggling! lol Maybe this is too personal but have you guys decided on circumcision or not? It seems like non-circumcision is more common amongst the Mexican culture - And my g/f told me about watching her lil' baby boy being circumcised and it was very traumatic and so I was super stressed about having a boy and making that decision. But I dunno. When I heard it was a girl I took a deep breath and was like good, I can put that off for awhile. But I still REALLY want to have a boy. So I'm sure I'll face it eventually. So sorry to hear about your kitty!
Jenn - Hey girl! I had an appt yesterday that was a quick check-up - Heard her hb and didn't really have any questions for the Dr. (took about 5 mins) Today is my u/s appointment! I cannot wait to see her! I love your little bean pic! Crazy to think he/she is just the size of a prune but looks so much like a little person already huh? And that's hilarious how it's standing on its head! hehe Even though you don't hear the hb at least you see the flutter and of course the movement of the baby so that is nice to give you some reassurance! Cannot wait to hear your mom/MIL's reactions! Woo hoo!
Carol - Ooo Maternity clothes shopping with MIL? That doesn't sound super fun. My MIL is ultra-conservative. I think that's a trip I'd pass on, but it is sweet that she offered to buy you an outfit. I've been trying to avoid maternity clothes at all costs. I'm still able to wear my clothes and I have bought some things in like 1 size up - but I know eventually I'll probably need to buy some jeans and a skirt or two. Especially with winter coming up. (tho it never really hits hard in Texas. lol) But meh - I mostly am just too cheap which is why I've been avoiding buying bras and my girls just keep popping out. Poor things. LOL
AFM - Besides being tired and hungry all the time, I'm doing great and I'm so excited to tell you ladies that I FELT MOVEMENT!! FINALLY! It was like yesterday, at 20 weeks, as if on cue, I started feeling lil' kicks and punches!! She was like "Here I am!" Just little kicks and pokes in my abdomen area, but definitely it's baby! I feel like a goon as I walk around grinning from ear to ear. DH even felt a kick last night, he was pressing on my tummy and she kicked especially hard and his face was priceless. Like this combination of shock and giddy happiness - Aww, so sweet! I can't wait to feel more!
Do any of you find yourself at this constant battle b/w wanting your pregnancy to speed up or slow down? I'm like that all the time - Like reading about Kristen for example, I'm thinking "Oh wow, I can't wait to be in my 30's weeks!" while another voice is like "Hey hey slow down and enjoy this size, these stages, moments while you can - She'll be here before you know it and life will never just be you and DH anymore." It's really crazy, but it's amazing how some days I just can't wait to hold her in my arms and other days I'm like "wow, this quietness and only worrying about me and DH is kinda nice!" haha So I'm really going to try to focus on just enjoying each day, because pregnancy really has been awesome so far. Hope you all have a wonderful day!