Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bumpdate: Week 5

How fun are these to do and look back on? No bump pic this week, because I forgot :( New weeks start on Monday's, so look for Week 6's Bumpdate tomorrow :)

How far along: 5 weeks, 6 days.

Fun facts: Baby is growing at a crazy, fast pace. It's made up of three layers-the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. Neural tube is starting to develop-which will later form the baby;s brain, spinal cord, nerves, and backbone.The heart and circulatory system are also starting to form. Heart begins to divide into chambers and pump blood.

How big is the baby: The size of a sesame seed and looks like a tadpole.

Total weight gain: So far, only a pound, but it is early on, so I am sure I won't be this lucky through the whole pregnancy. Since I am overweight, I really have to watch my weight gain, so that I am not at a bigger risk or getting hypertension and diabetes. I am trying to eat well and take care of myself.

Sleep: I am sleeping comfortably and lots, but it never seems to be enough. I am usually ready for a nap around 1 and ready for bed by 10.

Best moment of the week: Getting the pregnancy confirmed. I knew it would be, but the extra confidence helps a lot.

Food Cravings: I have been craving an orange creamslush shake from Sonic sooo bad since my sister got me one last weekend. You better believe I'll get one this weekend when I get paid :) Also, anything ice cream/shakes. Yum!

Food aversions: Most lunch food at work has grossed me out; chili and raviolis were the worst!

Movement: Not yet, still have a few months to go :)

Gender: Won't find out until around Christmas.

What I really miss: I don't miss anything. I am really enjoying this journey and am so happy to get this blessing after praying for so long.

Most worried about:
 Gestational diabetes and screwing up the health of the baby somehow. General concerns, I'm told.

Most I'm looking forward to: The first ultrasound, hopefully soon :)

Anything else? I have had gas bubbles so so bad. It's kinda embarrassing, but it is what it is.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

A little Update with BIG news!

In case everyone was wondering where I've been and what has been going on, here's an update with a tiny little haul :)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Confessionals 9.14.12


It has been soooo long since I've done this, but I am back! :) Mamarazzi will be on bloggy break for the next few weeks, so the Friday Confessional party will be hanging out here. If you also play along with her Happy List party on Tuesdays, that is be hosted at Art @ Home.

I confess...
Today, while waiting at a stoplight two separate times, the children in the car in front of me turned around and stared at me. That is such a pet peeve of mine; I realize they're kids, but I hate being stared at. I also hate that kid's aren't in the proper restraints and are able to turn around to stare. 

I confess...
Today was also the day of slowness. After work, I was in a rush to get to the bank and of course, I get stopped at a railroad track. I waited 5 minutes and a train never came, but the guards would never go up and I had to turn around. I then got stuck behind every sloe person in town on the way home.

I confess...
Wal-Mart ticks me off. Seriously, they're suposed to have tons of workers, but I always end up standing in line for forever. Today I had 3 items and had to wait on a guy that looked like McLovin' to check me out. He looked new and I felt kinda bad for him because he was clearly frazzeled. On another thought, why are all the carts busted? Our Wal-Mart finally got new carts and their already screwed up.

I confess...
I dunno if this is an Oklahoma thing or not, but I cannot stand how lazy people are here. Seriously, people wait in the main parking lot entrance and back up traffic to get a front parking spot. They also refuse to get out of their cars and go inside places, and will sit in drive-thrus to avoid doing so. Honestly, the time it took you to park in your front spot, I'm already inside the store, burnt some calories getting my heart rate up, and am almost done shopping.

I confess...
I was sooo excited to watch the season premier of Glee yesterday and it didn't disappoint. I am so ready for the sexier Rachel! Speaking of which, how hot is the new guy that's crushing on her? Anyone else think Puck's brother was screwed over? That audition was awesome!

I confess...
Speaking of Glee, I am in love with how hot Kate Hudson looks. Honestly? That Gaga dance was hot!

I confess...
I cannot wait to indulge my face in fatty fair food Monday. Bring it on!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I'm Off To A Good Start

Do you ever have one of those days where it automatically starts off in your favor? Today is one of those days for me, so far. It started with me waking up 30 minutes before my alarm goes off. I did lay around for a while, but then I started thinking about what day of the week it was. At first, I thought it was Wednesday, but then I remembered that No, it's Thursday! I then got up 15 minutes early.

I have 20 minutes until I have to leave for work, so I was able to take my time on getting ready and catch up on my Songpop challenges (I'm what you'd call an addict) and write a morning blogpost, which I never get the chance to do.

I feel like the rest of the day is looking pretty good. I also was thinking about The Swapoween 2 swap I am participating in. As much fun as it is to take pictures of everything I receive from my partner, I thought that maybe it would be just as fun to tape it and upload the video from my youtube onto my blog? What do you guys think?

Hope you all are having a great Thursday morning! The weekend is almost upon us and mine will be a really busy, but fun one!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Swapoween 2: I'm In!

You guys know how much I love a good swap and The Annual Swapoween is a great one to be a part of! I participated in last years and had so much fun! Halloween is one of my favorite times of year, so getting to shop for a custom box for my partner is a real treat.

In case you aren't familiar with Swapoween, it is hosted by Miss Beth and Miss Angie, who have created a new blog devoted to all swapping goodness Chaotic Goddess Swaps. You are assigned an awesome swap partner, who you in turn, create the perfect swap package filled with all things Halloween. Sign ups have just started, so you have until September 17th to sign up :)

I know I can't wait to get started on some Halloween crafts and shopping. I have tons of ideas in my mind that I want to do. If you'd like to participate like I am, just click the sign up linky down below and all the instructions will be there for you. As always, I will do a post when my partner is drawn next Tuesday, as well as a package reveal when I get my package early October.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fall Is The Air!

Fall is right around the corner; I can feel it in my veins. This time of the year is my absolute favorite! I love the sweater wearing weather, cooler temperatures, the change of times and seasons, and the end of the blistering hot summer. The fall always feels like a new start for me; a time for me to recharge my batteries and regain my focus, a time for me to be thankful for all of the blessings I have in my life. Lately, that's been something I have really struggled with. I have really not been the most pleasant person to be around. My hormones and emotions have been in the depressive mindset.I have been continuously broke and just in a major funk.It;s showing to everyone around me, so I think I need to do something for a change.

I have so much to be happy for. Big changes are going to happen in the next few months. Even though I am broke, I have to remember all of the expenses that my paycheck is going towards- my education and working towards getting back in the fall to finish up. Finishing school means a better life for our family in the long run. I just need to stick it out and realize that things will get better. I have been in this spot before and God always pulls me through. If I was unable to handle the situation, I wouldn't be given it to deal with.

I have really neglected this blog and I am sorry. I adore this blog. It is my way of clearing my head in a healthy, good way. I will be around more, that I can promise. I need a hobby and a medium to turn to in hard and easy times.

How is everyone else? I have missed you all and have missed so much.