Monday, June 9, 2014

Life Lately

I cannot believe that I am half way through my pregnancy! 
It is really hard to believe since I am still waiting for my glorious 
baby bump to show through my "pudge."

^18 weeks

The coolest thing happened the other day! For awhile I have been trying to figure out if  what I was feeling was the baby moving or just my stomach digesting or something. Patrick put his hand on my stomach to feel the belly as he normally does and I felt so distinctively  an air bubble like feeling or a caterpillar squirming around? (so hard to describe!!). We immediately looked at each other with our mouths opened wide in such shock that we both felt her move at the same time! 

Thirty seconds later we felt her move again and had the same reaction...immediately look at each other with our jaws dropped. I thought this was so awesome to have both felt her for the first time together. I know sometimes it takes the husband awhile to be able to feel the babe move. Now all I want to do is stare at my belly and wait for her to randomly move around to see my stomach twitch.

^19 weeks 

Since I have been pregnant, driving in the car has been a struggle! Anything longer than a hour makes me feel extremely nauseous. Earlier this week we got stuck in stop and go traffic for an hour and I would have thrown up if we were in the car a minute longer. I need to find out if there is anything I can take for our 12-14 hour road trip to Idaho! Any suggestions!?

Whenever I feel a sneeze come on I have learned that no matter what I am doing or where I am at, I make sure to stop and squeeze my legs together. I have been practicing those exercises if you get what I am saying but a little pee always manages to come out! Nothing as bad as the time I didn't squeeze the legs and I wet the couch! 

^20 weeks
(You might think wow, huge jump from a mango to cantaloupe. Well, the books say I am a SMALL cantaloupe but the grocery store only has one size so this is probably a large cantaloupe.)

Weight gain? 7 lbs
Size? A small Cantaloupe 
Maternity Clothes? Not yet...still using the rubber band trick and the belly band
Sleep? Great! Until I have to get up to pee in the middle of the night
Movement? Pretty sure my posts explains this one
Food Cravings? Where to start?! Pretzel with nacho cheese from the mall, anything sweet, ice cream, fresh fruit, cucumbers, or steak. 
Anything making you sick or queasy? Pizza and mint gum
Starting to show? Only if you know that I am preggo 
Other thoughts? Thanks to my sister Alyssa who is also preggo and just 4 weeks behind me , is crazy with working out.... she has really pushed me to get my butt off the couch. So easy to just want to do nothing and I have the best excuse ever to not go but it really does help motivate me to eat healthier and stay in shape. I say this and I have only been to the gym a few times. 


  1. Oh, just wait until after you have the baby to really worry about bladder control! Jumping jacks will never be the same again ;)

  2. i just found your blog, i live in the east bay and i've loved looking through your different things to do in sf. congrats on your pregnancy, you look adorable!

    1. awh thanks girl!! I just looked through your blog and your pictures are all adorable. Love it.