Tuesday, February 22, 2011

17 Week magic . . .

Hellllooooo friends!

I am in Florida, and for those of you in the north, I will spare you the gory details of how glorious it is down here compared to how crappy it is up there.

I don't ever want to come back, and I'm already scheming a plan to trick Mr. Joe to staying here forever and ever. I'll keep you all updated on how that goes.

Anyway, I'm 17 weeks today, and to celebrate, I took BabyJoe to the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. He was pretty stoked. I'm sure today started a life long love affair with WDW. BabyJoe is certain to follow in my footsteps. I have tons of pictures, but I will wait till I get back to share them all. Here is my magical 17 week belly pic:

It was very sunny and warm today. I'm not sure if you can see me very clearly over the glare of my pastey white skin! At least I'm not taking my own pic this week :-)

For some stupid reason, I can't paste the survey questions and I don't want to type them all out here, so no survey this week. I'm 17 weeks, sleeping like a rock until about 4am, I'm still thinking boy, I am 99% sure I can feel BabyJoe move and I'm not gassy, I miss pooping. That's basically the jist of the survey right? I have been reading all of your posts on my phone so I haven't been commenting. I hope everyone is having a great week, and that it isn't too cold back home! Wish you were here :-)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Best Diet Ever?

Here I am, from last week. Looking like a tool as per usual. I gotta get Mr. Joe to take these pictures for me. I look this same this week, so I'm not going to take one. Here are my stats thus far:

How far along? 16 Weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: I am down 10lbs since my BFP. My Dr FINALLY wrote me a script for meds.
How big is baby? The size of an avocado? MMMMMM guacamole.
Maternity clothes? Yep most of the time.
Sleep: I can stay awake now, which is fabulous. I don't have any trouble with sleep.
Best moment this week: Um. . . I don't know. Maybe realizing that after this Friday, I'm done working for the month of February?
Movement: Sometimes, I think so. I've never had a baby before so I don't know if its BabyJoe or just gas.
Food cravings: Mr. Joe's mac 'n cheese, pickles and HOT DOGS, sweet Lord, HOT DOGS. With sour kraut and relish. PLEASE can I have just one?
Gender: Pretty sure we have a boy!
Labor Signs: no, thank you.
Belly Button in or out? I have an innie, so I think it will prolly stay this way the whole time.
Stretchmarks? I only have stretchmarks on my boobs from way back in the day. None anywhere else.
How are you feeling? Barfy as usual. Excited for Florida!!
What I am looking forward to: VACATION! I love my new job, but oh boy, do I need a break from this cold weather and dirty snow.
What I miss: Nothing. I miss absolutely nothing from before I was pregnant. Not even hot dogs really.
Weekly Wisdom: I don't really have much wisdom. . . .I'm a rookie. Feel free to share your wisdom with me if you have it.
Milestones: Making it 4 full months almost halfway there!

I'm pretty content with everything right now. Even feeling sick all the time doesn't bother me much. I would like to start gaining weight though. I don't think its good for BabyJoe for me to continue to lose. I started at 163 and I'm down to 153. It took me a lot of P90 and hard work to lose that much weight before, now it's just falling off. I'm not sure where it's coming from though - I feel like I look the same, with a bigger gut. AND NOW, TMI: why do people always joke that pregnant people never want to have s-e-x? I think that is a bunch of bologna. Since getting knocked up, it's been amazing. Like, way better than ever before - maybe it's not like that for everyone, but it is for us (YAY!). Mr. Joe has this book that was given to him by our friends. It's about pregnancy from a guy's point of view. It's pretty sarcastic in most areas, and the main running theme is that your wife will turn into a nun after she sees a BFP. I want to write to this guy and tell him maybe HIS wife just didn't find him attractive anymore, but that would be mean and I need to set a good example for BabyJoe so I didn't.
My next picture will be from the Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait!! I hope everyone has a marvelous weekend :-)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

15 Weeks - to the day, no less!

I am 15 weeks today! I'm 3 weeks into the 2nd trimester now, and the barfiness has been lessening. I'm still getting sick, but it seems to come for a shorter time and not as often. My fingers are crossed that it goes away completely still like everyone promises it will, but I'm not holding my breath :-)

I can only wear maternity pants now - and they are magical! Problem is, I only have three pairs so I've been trying to mix up my wardrobe as much as possible so no one notices I have three pairs of pants and leggings. I'm sure no one pays attention to what I'm wearing, but I'll feel a little more confident once I have a few more pairs of pants. I wish it was warmer so I could wear flowy dresses instead. I have a picture but you'll have to wait until my slooooooooooow phone sends it to my email before you can see my tubbiness.

I've had the strangest cravings for vinegary and salty foods. It's strange because normally I cannot stand vinegar, but lately - I practically want to drink it by the gallon! And while it's cliche, I LOVE dill pickles. I can't have enough pickles in my day.

Not sure if I've felt movement or not yet, but sometimes I feel something going on down there. I'd like to think it's BabyJoe and not gas but I have no idea what baby movement actually feels like. I can't wait until he's bigger and I KNOW that it's him moving around in there. I can't believe I'm already 15 weeks, but it seems like my due date is forever away. I'm so excited for this summer that it feel like waiting for 10 Christmases!

Sorry for the boring update. Maybe I should start doing one of those questionnaire thingies that everyone else does. I hope everyone has a great week! Only 12 days to go until I'm in Florida!!