Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I'm in love and 22 weeks

With a stroller. I've been thinking about confessing my love for this stroller for a while, but every time I start to write this post in my head, I hear T-Pain's "I'm in Love with a Stripper". The lyrics make a little bit of sense . . .
I'm in love with a stroller . . .
She vibin' she rollin' she rollin'
Then the rest is pretty dirty about someone's poor baby working a pole.
I thought about posting the video here, but then people would probably think I was trashy. Please don't get me wrong, I am a little trashy - but I'd like you to come to that conclusion based on my words, and not the videos I post on my blog.
Anywho - the stroller:
I have loved it since I first saw it in EPCOT. The whole time we were in the parks, I was staring at every stroller that rolled by. I tried to convince Mr. Joe that it would be ok to take people's strollers on test drives while they were enjoying the attractions with their kids, but he wouldn't let me. So I love a stroller that I have never pushed before - not for lack of trying.
This stroller is going to change my life, I know it. It has the car seat adapter for our car seat, and a second seat in case we have more babies. My sister thinks that the design is a little flawed and calls it "the baby stacker". I like that its compact. I love it, baby stacking and all. The only problem is that its about 500 bucks. I put it on my registry in the hopes that people will see it and give me gift cards towards it. I hope no one thinks that I expect them to buy the stroller outright. I just can't imagine my life without this stroller in it!

How far along?
22 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I'm not sure at this point. I've been eating a lot more and my arms seem hammier . . .
Maternity clothes? They're all I fit into.
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: yes and no. I feel like I sleep ok, but the bags under my eyes every morning say otherwise.
Best moment this week: Finishing the registry. I almost typed nursery - which we have not started AT ALL.
Movement: All the time and I love it! He moves the most at night . . . makes me nervous that he's a night owl :-)
Food cravings: Just food. Lots of food.
Gender: Boy boy boy
Labor Signs: No, thank you
Belly Button in or out? Innie
What I miss: Warm weather, but that has nothing to do with being knocked up.
What I am looking forward to: Warmer weather so I can get out and walk and wear the cute maternity things I have for warm weather!
Weekly Wisdom: I have none and haven't received any.
Milestones: I made it more than a day without being sick. Hooray!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Halfway there!

Holy cow. Halfway there! I don't know how to turn the ultrasound pic sideways so you will have to turn your head to see BabyJoe. Isn't he cute? Can you tell that he's waving? The anatomy scan was SO FRIGGIN COOL. I made the dr zoom in on his feet to see if they will be ugly like mine. I'm pretty sure my dr thinks I am a lunatic. I feel like in my picture I look smaller than I am in real life. Several people have commented on my girth. Still others sound surprised when I tell them I'm pregnant. I think I look pregnant enough to assume, but maybe they're being nice?
I want to be at the point when people are certain that I am pregnant and not chubby. I want it to be warmer too so I can wear dresses and stop trying to find shirts that cover my growing gut. I have a few maternity shirts, but I'm not really big enough to need those yet. They end up looking silly on me, but most of my regular shirts need a tank top underneath to avoid showing any "overhang" - a dress would take care of all of that. It's too cold to try just yet though.

How far along? 20 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I am officially up 1lb since BFP
Maternity clothes? So far just pants
Sleep: Getting more and more elusive. Mr. Joe doesn't let me have the body pillow so I have to get my own :-(
Best moment this week: The anatomy scan - even though that was last week. Seeing babyjoe move and feeling him at the same time made me hyper aware of every movement now.
Movement: All the time! I feel like I'm starting to learn his personality now that I feel him move so much.
Food cravings: Ice cream and potato chips lately - I better slow my roll or I'll be up way more than a pound at the next appointment!
Gender: BOY
Labor Signs: No thank you!!
Belly Button in or out? Still an innie. I think I will always be though. My belly button is weird.
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach!! And beer a little. Being at Disney, but thats irrelevant.
What I am looking forward to: Warm weather and March Madness this weekend. Shopping for nursery furniture.
Weekly Wisdom: People love to tell you how your pregnancy is going to be because they know more than you do.
Milestones: 20 more weeks to go!! Less if I have him when I hope I do!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sorry to my employer . . .

But I am just not thinking about work now. Even though I'm pretty sure babyJoe is a boy, I CANNOT WAIT to go to my appt today at 4pm!!!!

UPDATE: BabyJoe is a boy!! I'll post his pics soon . . . but right now I am watching UCONN with Mr. Joe so it will have to wait. Trust me though he's cute.

Monday, March 7, 2011

18/19 weeks!

I had a terrible dream last night. My child doctor (did I tell you guys my doctor is very young looking yet? Well she is. And she looks like Kelli Martin of "Life Goes On" fame. And her name is Kelli. Coincidence?) moved my due date. To OCTOBER 28th. I kept insisting that that was impossible because it was two days after my first day of my lmp date on the "cycle" I conceived BabyJoe with, but she wouldn't listen. Mr. Joe just kept saying "I told you so" and I woke up all sweaty and upset.
Not that I hate being pregnant. I actual enjoy it. Even with all the barfing and back ache and people still telling me they had no idea I was pregnant even though they have seen my gut grow for 4.5 months now. My belly pic looks like a belly pic, no? What I'm trying to say is, I have some serious perspective now and I'll take the "crappy" pregnancy symptoms and LOVE THEM because it beats where I was a year ago today.

How far along? 19 Weeks tomorrow
Total weight gain/loss: I think I have gained a pound, but I'll know the official weight on friday
Maternity clothes? Yes to pants, but not shirts yet. I can only wear my longer pre preg shirts though. Dressing for work is getting tricky for me, and it was tricky to begin with because I have ZERO fashion sense.
Sleep: I need to invest in a pillow that will keep me on my side. I keep waking up squishing BabyJoe and kicking Mr. Joe.
Best moment this week: Anytime I was eating.
Movement: Yes, but only flutters still at this point. I want to feel him kick for real!!
Food cravings: Right now, I just crave food in general!
Gender: Still convinced BOY
Labor Signs: No thank you!
Belly Button in or out? Still an innie. I think I will always be an innie.
What I miss: Nothing is as great as this..
What I am looking forward to: Friday's anatomy scan and officially conceding to Mr. Joe that its a boy.
Weekly Wisdom: I still have no idea what I'm doing, so I have no wisdom for you. Sorry!!
Milestones: Almost halfway there!!