Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pregnancy update!

I am just loving being pregnant! I love seeing my body change and seeing how differently I'm eating because baby is telling me it's opinions! (I rarely crave sweets and sugar now... weird, huh?) I know I've said this before, but I feel so lucky to have my first pregnancy be an easy one (so far, anyways!). I bought my first pair of maternity jeans yesterday, and they're pretty fantastic! I also have two maternity shirts, and I don't understand why so many people don't like them!

Anyways, I took my first belly picture at 13 weeks, and now that I'm 17 weeks, it's crazy to see the difference between then and now! Also, in every one of the pictures, I'm wearing a striped shirt. I think I need more variety in my closet.

You can't see them very well, but these are the new maternity jeans!  
We have an appointment to find out the gender on January 14th, and it can't come soon enough! I want a girl, Cody wants a boy, but of course we'll both be happy with either one!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Goals before baby

As I sit here at UVU waiting in between (is that one word? Hyphenated? ) I have been contemplating what I want to do in these next few months before baby gets here, and I thought, why not write them down?

So, before May 31st or whenever this little one decides to come, I would like to:

1- Read two "just for fun" books, and two good books about motherhood, pregnancy, or something like that.
2- Sew a triangle quilt like this one.
3- Teach myself how to knit and make a scarf (as if I need more...)
4- Keep up with learning French (with the app, Duolingo).
5- Become current (and stay current) with project life.
6- Complete six crafts that I've been dying to do.
7- Make three (or more) things for baby out that will be helpful with baby.
8- Get in a habit of cooking more regularly (meaning at least 4 or 5 times a week).
9- Find and fall in love with a handful of new recipes.
10- Learn how to make bread!

These are all going to be a little more possible because I've decided to not continue going to school next semester. This took a lot of thinking and figuring what would be best for me right now. Also, I received a promotion at work to be a teacher instead of an assistant teacher! It's a lot more responsibility and stress, so I didn't want to overwhelm myself with everything. And also, I just really want to be able to relax before baby comes!

I'm so looking forward to these next few months!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

15 weeks and some things to remember

Baby and I are officially 15 weeks along and happy as can be! Some changes in the week have been: I'm peeing all the time! Like 8-10 potty breaks as opposed to the maybe 5 I used to take. Also, I can no longer suck in. It's the weirdest feeling! I always thought it'd feel like I was growing because I'm pregnant, but it really just feels like I'm getting fat. Now that I realize what's going on, I don't mind anymore (:

I downloaded the A Beautiful Mess app and created this little guy to remember my size this far along.

Another thing that isn't new, is the pain in my hip. It's on my left side and is constantly hurting me to the point where sometimes I start limping! Kaylee told me to sit on a tennis ball and roll it out, but that doesn't always work. I really have been so lucky with this whole pregnancy though, so I'm not complaining, I'm just documenting (: Now I'm off to do nothing but stay inside and get warm! Happy Saturday!