Monday, July 26, 2010

20 weeks and the BIG ultrasound

So today I had my 20 week big scan. It took FOREVER! Like over an hour. I had a medical student doing it and she was really stressing me out b/c she was contorting her face all over the place! Now I realize she was just concentrating really hard! Then the real tech came in and made me much more comfortable! Everything looked great, measured great, baby was very active! I can't believe I'm not feeling more movement than I am! The only "concern" was that I have a low lying placenta but it is not even THAT low so she said it will probably fully move out of the way and I won't need a c-section. In fact she said she would bet her RRSP'S that I won't need a c-section due to the placenta. But, on the upside, I get an extra u/s at about 30 weeks to double check it! woo hoo!

And without further ado.....It looks like we are having a GIRL!!!! I gotta say...I knew it! ha ha!

Anyways, I had a great week/weekend since it was my littlest sister's wedding. We had a lot of fun and I was definitely showing so it was exciting to see a lot of old family friends and relatives who I don't see often and didn't know I was pregnant. I had a great weekend but I'm exhausted now!

In terms of weight gain: phew...i gained zero from my 16 week appt and the doc didn't seemed concerned! I was worried I would see another 10 pound gain like I did during the first trimester!

In terms of belly growth: it's big now. Fully out. Belly button is starting to push out and I am going to have to take out my belly ring soon for sure! A lot of my old t-shirts are getting too short!

In terms of symptoms: heart burn. Big time. This week I woke up choking on my own bile. DISGUSTING and painful! I got the ok from the doc today to take liquid gaviscon or malox. I'm going to buy some today for sure! Nothing else really except when I sit for a long time I feel really cramped in my abdomen area.

What I miss: NOTHING!!!!

I'm off to finish reading my current fave book: The girl with the dragon tattoo

It starts a bit slow but I highly reccommend it !

And I leave you with a few pics from my beautiful sister's wedding!!

Here is a pic of my brother's girlfriend, me, my sister and another bridesmaid and my other sister...the bride!

Here is a pic of me, my mom and dad and my other sister.

Here is a pic of me and my 3 siblings!

And this is a pic of me and my hubs before the wedding.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

19 week Update

How Far Along? 19 weeks

Maternity Clothes? Still not wearing any. Summer is a great time to just wear loose dresses and tights with long shirts! It's working for me!

Stretch Marks? No.

Sleep? Debating getting the it worth it? Or can a couple pillows do the same trick?

Best Moment of the Week? The totally nice comments I got from 2 strangers this past week! One guy saw me heading to the gym as he was heading to his office and he said "Don't you get a 9 month free pass not to work out since you're pregnant!" He was joking around and being totally nice. It really caught me off guard though! Then my second comment came from a personal trainer at my gym who told me she just noticed I was pregnant and that I looked "great" and to "keep it up". That was nice too!

Movement? I'm 90% sure that I can feel the baby. I often second guess myself that it is just gas but i'm pretty sure it's baby!

Food Cravings? Just hating chicken. But, I really never love chicken anyways.

Gender? Only 6 days to go!

What I miss? Nothing except less heartburn. It is getting me every evening!

What I'm looking forward to? Anatomy scan in 6 days and my sister's wedding this coming weekend!

Weekly Wisdom: ? nothin'

Milestones: Strangers noticing my pregnancy!

Emotions: I've been more calm this week. No major blow ups or break downs! Just feeling good!

Here are 2 pics of me a week ago at 18 weeks:

Have a great week everyone!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Stranger Comments

I got my first pregnancy "stranger" comments! In fact, I got 2 of them this week! I didn't really know how to respond. Was I mad? Did I think that meant I looked "fat"? Were they serious? And then I realized...Yippee! I love this! I am officially pregnant and the whole world can see!
I can handle the comments...but note to strangers: Look but don't touch!!!

Now, I just need to go with the positive flow and stop obsessing about the fact that my 20 week ultrasound is in 9 days and I'm scared something is going to be wrong. I pray my little one is PERFECT!!!

:) Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

18 weeks

How Far Along? 18 weeks

Maternity Clothes? My good friend just gave me a HUGE bag of maternity clothes! She had a baby a year and a half ago and she is about the same size as me so hopefully they will fit! I got a few pairs of jeans, 3 pairs of work pants, cords, 3 skirts, a jean dress, and about 15 shirts/sweaters! Amazing! So I doubt I will be doing much maternity shopping!!!

Stretch Marks? No.

Sleep? Pillow between the legs is helping keep me comfy!

Best Moment of the Week? I wore my new bikini to a pool this week and a girl I barely know came and told me how "great" I look and she even said my belly was "so pretty"! I loved the flattery and the acknowledgment that I am really pregnant and it is obvious to more than just me!

Movement? I had some stomach problems on Sunday afternoon but then Sunday night I felt some "twitches" in my tummy. Not sure if it was gas or babes? I felt something today too, but again, I'm so gassy lately that it really is hard to tell the difference!

Food Cravings? Nothing in particular.

Gender? We find out in 13 days! I think girl. My friend who gave me the clothes thinks boy, due to the way that I'm "carrying". I'm not really sure what that means but whatever! We both have a 50/50 chance of being right!!!

What I miss? Nothing. I love this phase of pregnancy!

What I'm looking forward to? Anatomy scan in 2 weeks!

Weekly Wisdom: Don't eat too much at once. Heartburn is a bitch.

Milestones: Seeing a ton of people who I haven't seen since pregnancy at a wedding on the weekend. It was cool to be acknowledged and talk openly about the babe!

Emotions: I'm still all over the place. Way more emotional than usual! I blow up and then calm down really quickly. I feel bad for hubby who gets the brunt of it! I'm also starting to get really anxious about the anatomy scan. I'm nervous somehting is going to be wrong or the babe won't be growing properly. I'm trying to just overpower this anxiety with the excitement of finding out the sex!

That's my quicky update! Nothing else too exciting over here! I just made homemade canneloni and tomatoe sauce and now I'm heading to the gym so that I can eat a ton of my pasta tonight without feeling too guilty!!! (oh...but not toooo much...heartburn...can't forget that!)


Sunday, July 11, 2010


In haters. I hate them. I am completely blown away how people can HATE and think a tiny 5 pound chihuahua is DISGUSTING! WTF!

Story behind this rant:

We went to a wedding last night with my husband's mother, his sister and his sister's husband. It turned into a brutal night of drama (as I should have expected considering his family is full of drama ALL of the time!) Most of it came from BIL, who may I remind you is the one who told me his wife was a fat cow when she was pregnant and I was lucky I wasn't the one who had to sleep with her! He's a total arrogant ass.

So, last weekend BIL and SIL went to Montreal and left there 2 month old baby as MIL's for the weekend. Since MIL owns a hair salon and Saturday is a super busy day hubs and I decided that to be nice we would offer to go there and babysit all day Saturday so she didn't have to cancel her clients. We proposed this idea weeks before they were leaving and everyone agreed, and we were really excited to spend time with our nephew!

Then comes last Friday night. MIL calls and tells us she isn't going to work anymore b/c all of her appts cancelled (ya right!), but of course still expects us to come for a visit. Fine. I'm annoyed b/c she always changes plans on us and now we are forced to drive and hour there at 8am and spend the WHOLE day (not fun in my opionion!). But whatever. We go. I joke that she doesn't trust us with the baby...not really taking it too seriously. So we spend the whole day with bossy MIL, handicapped cranky FIL and our nephew (and of course our puppy Cosmo...)

Fast forward to last night...SIL comes us to me and tells me that the reason that MIL didn't go to work is because she and BIL didn't trust that I would keep my dog off of their baby! Then BIL has a "talk" with my hubs. He tells my husband that he doesn't want our dog in the same house as his kid, and that hubby's parents and sister hate the dog and don't want him around but are scared to tell us. He said that he doesn't want Cosmo's (the dog) fur in the vicinity of his baby's breathing. And he asked why I thought it was ok to bring our dog to other people's houses. He pretty much expected my husband to agree with him and say that Cosmo will never be around again. But my husband made me proud. He told BIL that we would never let Cosmo maul his baby but if he doesn't want Cosmo around then he will likely see less of us. We work all week and on the weekends we are not going to leave Cosmo home alone whenever we go out of town for the entire day! (All of my inlaws live an hour away). I was so pissed off. He is so lame. I hate people that hate dogs (ok, not really ...but you get my point). And in our defence, we only bring our dog to our family's houses and if we ever want to bring him any where else we ALWAYS ask...but that rarely happens anyways. He doesn't understand that having a dog is a responsibility and we have adopted Cosmo into our family and I LOVE him with all of my heart! At the moment we have NO kids and Cosmo is our baby! I can't believe how much of a dick he is. So, who knows what will happen now. Obviously more drama will per usual with BIL!

Anyways, if you made it this far and love dogs...tell me about your pups! I love them more than I love my in laws for sure!

Love you Cosmo! xoxo

Monday, July 5, 2010

17 weeks and a few belly pics!

How Far Along? 17 weeks

Maternity Clothes? Nope. But I bought a new bikini (with a bigger bra size!) to wear to the beach on Sunday. I thought I would be self conscious but now that my "bump" is more "bumpish" and harder so it doesn't look flabby I felt great in my bikini!

Stretch Marks? No.

Sleep? Usually yes. Last night woke up at 4am starving! I tried to ignore it and fall back asleep but I wasn't very successful. Finally fell asleep for a few more hours.

Best Moment of the Week? My tummy "popped". I officially look pregnant. And I love it.

Movement? Can't wait for this to start!

Food Cravings? Nope. Just hating chicken and steak.

Gender? We find out in 20 days! I think girl. We'll see!

What I miss? Nothing. I love this phase of pregnancy!

What I'm looking forward to? Anatomy scan in 3 weeks!

Weekly Wisdom: Don't go to bed hungry!

Milestones: Sporting the bump in the bikini!

Emotions: I'm still all over the place. Way more emotional than usual!

And now here are a few progress pics. But as a disclaimer I don't think they actually do the "bump" justice! I need to pull my pants down a bit lower and do some front shots I think!

7 weeks

12 weeks (a bit more bloat) and sorry...I don't have a clue how to rotate this picture.

13 weeks

15 weeks

17 weeks

Have a great day!
:) LTB

Friday, July 2, 2010

16 week update

How Far Along? 16 weeks and 4 days

Maternity Clothes? No. And I'm not sure if I will ever take the plunge. I found some really cute non-maternity A-line shirts and dresses that do the trick just fine with tights! Woo hoo! All super cheap from H&M. I'm glad that the boho-chic A-line style is in right now! I also tried on my size 2 bridesmaid dress that I'm supposed to wear to my sister's wedding in 3 weeks. When I got it I was going to have to get it taken in around the boobs and waist and shortened but now it fits perfect! But the bump is totally obvious. I thought I would feel self conscious in the dress but I actually like how it accentuates my bump! I'm excited to wear it now and actually look somewhat pregnant!

Stretch Marks? No.

Sleep? Good. Except that my summer break always causes trouble for me and hubs. He still works. I like to stay up late watching tv in bed. Despite the ear plugs and face mask he wears the tv still bugs him and so I can't watch tv. booo.

Best Moment of the Week? This wasn't such a great week actually! Appointment was fine on Monday but it was downhill from there. Wednesday was a HUGE fight with the husband (cried all day...but he came home with roses and we had a great talk and all is fine). Also, Thursday car got its first scratch...a big one. I found it, don't know where the heck it came from but I knew it would make hubby FURIOUS. I really didn't want to rock the boat after our huge fight and make-up on Wednesday. Sucky. We are getting it fixed on Monday.

Movement? Can't wait for this to start!

Food Cravings? Nope.

Gender? I'm still thinking girl. Only 3.5 weeks till we find out!!!

What I miss? Nothing much this week. I guess it kind of sucks being an emotional basketcase! I'm normally not a crier. And I have cried this week and last week! It's so foreign to me!

What I'm looking forward to? Date night tonight, beach on Sunday! And in terms of the big OB appt with the anatomy ultrasound!

Weekly Wisdom: Marriage is hard work but so worth it! Talking things out always makes things awesome again!

Milestones: My tummy is officially pregnant looking and losing the "just fat" look!

Emotions: Up and down! Up and down!

I'm heading out to the mall to do the dreaded first bathing suit shop as a pregnant lady! I need a suit for Sunday! Could be scary! Wish me luck!