Monday, November 24, 2014

Bump Brief Series #7

Bump Brief #7: 10 weeks

How far along? 10 weeks, baby is the size of a kumquat!
Total weight gain/loss: Still nothing really, all baby bump. 
Maternity clothes? If I'm at home, I'm in pajamas. If I go out,it's maternity pants at least. I can still fit in regular pants, but they are so uncomfortable and most of the time I'm doing stuff with Nate. It's so much more pleasant to play with my son when I don't have a button stabbing me in the stomach. 
Stretch marks? No 
Sleep: Fine this week, no complaints. 
Best moment this week: I had a couple awesome moments this week! 1. A friend who sells DoTerra let me make a nausea blend mist. It has worked wonders! Mix of wild orange, peppermint, lemon, and ginger. I highly dislike ginger, but I suck it up not to feel nauseous after naps or at random times. Thank you, Martha! 2. Getting over how big I am so early. I don't know why, but I was, for lack of a better work, ashamed of my body this time. I felt like such a hypocrite because I LOVE preggo bellies and I think ALL of them are awesome. I mean, honestly, who else can say they grew a human inside of them!? It takes a lot of work...and space! Just because I was smaller with Nate doesn't mean I will look or feel the same this pregnancy. Realizing this was one of the best moments I could have had for myself. 
Miss Anything? Family and friends! So excited to see them in a few weeks for the holidays! 
Movement: no
Food cravings: Frosted Flakes. Where do these cravings come from!? 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Appetite is coming back. Only thing that made me queasy is Nate's chicken salad he wanted as a snack. YUCK!
Have you started to show yet: Yes. 
Gender: Still to early. Jason seems to think it's a girl. I think it's another boy. 
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood: Happy! Started Christmas shopping and Crossfit Mom. Worked out 3 times this week. Would've done another 1-2 days, but I did something to my thigh. Had to take a few rest days. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bump Brief Series #6

Bump Brief #6: 9 weeks

How far along? 9 weeks, baby is the size of a strawberry!
Total weight gain/loss: Still staying at that 1lb gain. I'll take it! 
Maternity clothes? On and off, depends on the day. 
Stretch marks? No 
Sleep: Night sleep is better, getting up only 1-2 times. I feel like a need a daytime nap, but i wake up super nauseous. Going to try to get some energy other ways to avoid naps. 
Best moment this week: Seeing my old college roommate and her preggo belly! It is SO fun to be pregnant with your friends. She is 2 months ahead of me, but we are pretty much the same size. ;)
Miss Anything? Not really this week. Oh, except I was invited to a girl's night of hookah and drinks and declined. I guess I miss having the option to go or not. I definitely could go, but I wouldn't be much fun. 
Movement: no
Food cravings: Bagels? I pretty much eat one for breakfast every morning.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Foods still don't sound all that great, but seriously, after an afternoon nap I feel horrible. 
Have you started to show yet: Yes, especially if I wear maternity clothes. Defines the belly more.
Gender: ????
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood: Calm, slightly more energetic. Ready to start CrossfitMom again. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Bee Sting Incident

This just happened. Nate got his first bee sting. Spoiler alert...we survived. It was a rough whole 4-8 minutes though.

How it happened:

Nate went to put his milk cup on the patio table so he could get back in his swing. He sets the cup down and then starts crying. Not a whiny cry. A hurt cry. Parents know this sound very well. It's a distinct cry that makes your stomach drop like you just went on the Free Fall ride at Magic Mountain.

He was crying and yelling, "POKE! POKE!" Here is Hawaii, we have these plants that have prickles on them. They hurt like a b*#ch. If you step on them hard enough, you will bleed. This is what they look like. Sandbur is the common name.
I look over and he has his foot up on his tippy toe and I could see something on his foot. I thought it was a nail at first because it looked really big and dark. I ran over to him and picked him up so he wouldn't step down again. I put him on a chair and realized it was a bee.

The entire bee was attached to his foot. I grabbed it and the stinger was still in. I took that out next. He was still crying. And then it was my panic mom mode because I have never personally been stung by a bee and have NO IDEA what to do for it!

Jason told me to make a paste with water and baking soda. I put WAY too much water. We applied it to Nate's foot and it was instant relief for him. back to his smiley self and swinging away.

We tried to ice it as well, but Nate started kicking like a maniac. Baking soda and water mixture worked perfect. We took a bath with no complaints.

What is your go-to remedy for bee stings?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I Have a Two Year Old.

Two days ago my son turned two. TWO!! How can such a small number make such a big impact? I mean, he is still VERY young, but it just sounds so old! And how did it happen so fast!? It seems like yesterday I was finding out I was pregnant, then labor, then newborn, and now 2!? It really is incredible how fast time goes.

Would I change it? Of course not! I LOVED Nate as a newborn, all cuddly, small, and my boobs could seriously heal all. But now he has grown into such a character. He is stubborn, funny, smart, and will play outside for hours! He loves to climb, paint, help me cook and clean, trains, and his swing. Annnnddd...we can somewhat hold a conversation. It is so cute! My favorite is when we are talking and he doesn't understand something I say.

Me: "Nate, did you know so and so and so?"
Nate: "huh?"
Me: So and so can do this and goes like that..."
Nate: "HUH!?"
Me: "So and so. It does this and that."

It is hilarious. Whether he understands or not, that is how the convo goes down.

Anyways. Nate had a blasty blast on his birthday.

He woke up to his playroom filled with balloons and tons of presents. He went straight to playing with balloons. He opened his presents and was pretty overwhelmed with the whole situation. He was happy and ripping paper like it was Christmas morning, but he couldn't really tell what was in the actual boxes until we opened those too.



We played with new toys until nap then headed out to Chuck E. Cheese. Where a kid Nate can be a kid Nate. He LOVES Chuck E Cheese. Not scared at all. He played games, danced the "Chuckie shuffle", got a free slice of cake, and was sang to by the crew.

And then the day was over. Nate was officially two. No more one year old. To be honest, I was more emotional with him turning 2 than 1. Maybe it's the preggo hormones, but it hit me hard. I am just glad he had such a wonderful day. He is so loved. Happy birthday my little boy.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bump Brief Series #5

Bump Brief #5: 8 weeks

Hi, friends! I/we have officially gotten through 2 months of this pregnancy! *high five!*

Since we announced so early, this will probably feel like the longest pregnancy ever. Most people announce around 12 weeks, so you get an extra 6 weeks of updates and briefs. Lucky you. Here is the update for the week!

How far along? 8 weeks, baby is the size of a Pecan!

Total weight gain/loss: 1lb. I fluctuate between 144-146. 
Maternity clothes? Mostly regular with short elastic maternity shorts. Either way...a muffin top is visible.
Stretch marks? No 
Sleep: Slept fairly well this week! Still tired mid-day, but my mom and her husband are visiting so I have had a nice break. 
Best moment this week: Nate keeps saying it's a sister. Obviously we don't know yet, but it is SO cute!
Miss Anything? Bathing suit body. 
Movement: no
Food cravings: I don't have much of an appetite. Chips and salsa sounds amazing right now though.
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Still pretty nauseous. 
 Spearmint Lifesavers, orange juice, and salty stuff has helped.
Have you started to show yet: Muffin top to the extreme.
Gender: ????
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood: Happy! 2 months down!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Bump Brief Series #4

Bump Brief #4: 7 weeks

How far along? 7 weeks, baby is the size of a raspberry!
Total weight gain/loss: 1lb. I fluctuate between 144-146. 
Maternity clothes? I wore some maternity shorts with the short elastic waist. So comfy. Other than that, I wore regular clothes this week. 
Stretch marks? No 
Sleep: Sleeping decent. I wake up with a lot of energy, think I will be productive for the day. Then noon comes around and I feel like I've been hit by a truck. So. Tired. 
Best moment this week: Had my first doctor's appointment! It really wasn't exciting though. It was basically just getting you set up in the OB/GYN system, meet a nurse, check vitals, blood and urine. No ultrasound or anything. I was a little disappointed they wouldn't even check for the heartbeat, but oh well. Next time! 
Miss Anything? Yes. The want for food. Nothing sounds good and when I do eat i eat a couple bites then feel sick. 
Movement: no
Food cravings: Cheese has taken the back burner. I'll eat it, but don't crave it. Don't crave much this week...too much nausea.
Anything making you queasy or sick:  It's not horrible, but it lingers. Bad taste in your mouth feeling. Not cool.
Have you started to show yet: I think I am, definitely bigger this time around. I'm sure it doesn't look like it to others though. 
Gender: ????
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood: Happy with occasional tiredness.

I have no picture this week. I think I need to start taking them in the morning. When I actually am ready for the day and don't look like I haven't showered in days. I usually blog after Nate goes to bed, so I'm already in pajamas. Not a pretty sight to see week after week. Here's a little picture of what baby looks like...thanks Google.

So, I've made it another week. I love sharing these little tiny tidbits with you. It's interesting to see how much or little can change in 7 short days. Nathan is excited. I really think he is going to be a great big brother. We talk about the baby a lot. I don't think he fully understands a real human will be sticking around for the rest of his life in 7-8 months, but for now he is happy. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and your Monday wasn't too painful!