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Friday, October 26, 2012

Pug Friday

Today we're at 37wk1d and its been a rough one.  So in order to keep my spirits up and the rest of my breakfast down I wanted to bring you a sweet and adorable Pug Friday.

Its images like this one that make me giddy for my pug child to meet my real child.  I hope they become fast friends. 

Source: buzzfeed.com via Hbake5 on Pinterest
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Place

I certainly think after we have our lil baby boy that Halloween will never be the same.  I can't wait to dress up our lil man next year.  These ideas are right up my alley.

Source: lolpics.se via Hbake5 on Pinterest

But this hands down is my favorite... This was one of my favorite movies growing up.  LOVE IT!!!
Monday, October 22, 2012

Pregnant Lady Update

We're at 36wk4d today.  Time is flying by and creeping by at the exact same time, which is really weird.  I was texting back and forth with girlfriend of mine who just moved away.  She had their baby boy at 36.5wks earlier this summer.  I can't imagine. 

I'll admit, I think physically I'm ready to not be pregnant anymore but mentally he can stay in until he's good and ready to come out.  I've reached the point where I'm just not comfortable and can't sleep.  I can fall asleep without and problem.  Like fall asleep within 5 minutes of head hitting pillow, mouth open, dead sleep...but that only lasts for like an hour and a half.  Last night I think I was awake from 11:45pm until around 4:30 or 5:00am.  Yes, that's as miserable as it sounds. 

Between the 4 visits to the bathroom and the cramping, it makes it difficult to sleep.  I lay in bed and listen to my lil pugchild on the floor beside me just snoring his lil puggie heart out and I'm so jealous.  I crave sleep...and french fries...and chocolate chip cookies:)

We had our couples shower yesterday afternoon.  It was thrown for us by some of our friends in the squadron.   It was nice to include the guys as well.  The squadron just got back from a 2 week TDY in Florida.  Thankfully Mr Jetplane was able to take those 2 weeks off and has been out the house with me finishing up all our renovations, which I am so happy to say are finally complete.  YEAH!! Its only been 2 years, but if you think about it, he's been gone for atleast a year of that with constant TDYs and a 7 month deployment thrown in their for good measure! 

I've had him home for a few weeks now.  Its rather strange since I'm used to him being home for 2-3 weeks and then leaving.  Don't get me wrong I love getting to actually live with my husband, but in the past year or more its happened so infrequently that you almost get used to being alone...almost. 

Here I am before the shower in all my big belly glory.  I have gotten so many compliments on this dress.  Its from Old Navy and is maternity.  Its a great dress and I highly recommend it.  I bought it in both Small and Medium.  I'm in the Medium one now.  I am also wearing a new necklace I recently bought from Max and Chloe, but mine is in all green. 

Here we are together, the happy parents to be. 
 Since I'm talking about some recent purchases I thought I would share with you some other things that I am currently loving... 
From Max & Chloe I ordered this reversible monogrammed necklace.  Its silver on 1 side and gold on the other.  There's also a lil sneak peek at what baby boy's name is going to be. 

And since I'm preggers and being preggers means comfort is king, I decided to buy a new pair of slippers.  I thought about UGG slippers, but I'll be honest I wasn't into paying that much for house shoes.  Sorry folks.  But I'm happy to say that I recently bought Minnetonka slippers and boots and love them both. 
Source: zappos.com via Hbake5 on Pinterest

These slippers are comfy and do come in a few different colors, not as many as the UGGs do, but for under $40, I'm totally fine with that. 

Here's to another uneventful week in our pregnancy. 
Friday, October 19, 2012

Pug Friday

Monday, October 15, 2012

Baby Boy Update

Hello all...  We hit 35 wks on Thursday and today I had a doctor's appointment. 

Everything looks pretty good, I'm actually measuring a little under 35 1/2 wks which is where I am technically at.  I'm starting to develop more and more pains.  The doc thinks my pains (which are different than what I read braxton hicks pains are) are in fact what my braxton hicks pains. 

Holy cow people these pains aren't a joke.  They can last anywhere from 45 seconds to over 20 minutes.  They generally come during a long walk or after dinner.  I actually got them on Sunday morning around 2am this weekend.  I was actually kinda nervous that it might be labor, but thankfully they finally went away.

I'm also enjoying lovely sciatica nerve pains.  I went in for a prenatal massage last week.  It kinda helped but I really don't think there is much to do about this pain.  Its a total pain in the ass, literally.  My pain is right in the top portion of my right butt cheek. 

Baby boy is head down, he actually has been heads down for over a month now.  His lil butt is above my belly button and he likes to stick it out all the time, talk about uncomfortable.  He's quite active these days.  Which is great but also can get rather annoying. 

For those of you wondering, I've gained about 27 lbs so far.  To be honest I probably have gained a lil more.  I wasn't at my ideal weight when I got pregnant but then I got so sick that I think I lost about 5 lbs or so.  But I am about 27 lbs more than I was when I first got pregnant.  Carrying this extra weight is getting to be quite a chore and I can't wait till its gone.  I've ate rather normally throughout this pregnancy.  Sure I do have my moments, ice cream is a love of mine as are potato chips but in general I've been pretty good.  Doctor expects I'll gain another 3-5 lbs before its all said and done which is still within the healthy range. 

I'll be completely honest, this weight gain scares me.  At 5'2" I've never seen numbers on a scale like they are now.  I know its all for a good reason, but it makes me very uncomfortable.  I'm sure other pregnant ladies can relate.  As a woman, unfortunately I put a lot of importance on the numbers on the scale, be that as bad as it may sound, its totally true.  I've stopped weighing myself at home, I don't want to see the number. 

So far I've had no stretch marks, knock on wood and the belly button is half in and half out.  I had a very deep innie belly button so I was shocked at how its popping out.  I think it has a lot to do with where he is sitting.  I swear sometimes it feels like he's trying to come out through my belly button. 

Here we are at 35 wks, stripes obviously aren't the most slimming when you're pregnant :)
Here is our lil baby boy at 31 weeks from our 4D ultrasound.  Its totally creepy and totally cool at the same time.  The lil brat kept his arm and leg over his head for the majority of the visit.  So we didn't get as many good looks as I was hoping for. 
I can't believe in just a few weeks we're going to have a baby. 
Friday, October 12, 2012

Pug Friday

Source: imgfave.com via Hbake5 on Pinterest
Monday, October 1, 2012

A year ago today...

I welcomed him home from war.  He'd been gone 6+ months and flew over 100 missions.  I didn't want to let him go.  I still don't. 

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