Sunday, June 28, 2009

Two and a half Generations

My dad came down to visit this week and we were able to fit in quite a few fun things. While I worked, my dad hung out, read some football official info, enjoyed Starbucks, walked along the beach and walked the stupid hills of our neighborhood!

We went down to Balboa Park for a little Father/Daughter/Grandson to be bonding. The Natural History Museum had a special exhibit of The Bodies! I've wanted to see it for years so we made a day of it. The exhibit was truly amazing and educational. I stared at the fetuses for the longest time and couldn't believe that I am actually carrying something that size! Our little guy looks like a little man!

Yesterday we headed down to Del Mar for lunch at one of my dad's favorite beach front restaurants. It was 100% clear and warm (you never know what you are going to get down here in June). My dad seems so relaxed and at peace when he is inhaling ocean air and enjoying some amazing fish!

We love you dad/papa!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

24 weeks ...

I didn't really think I would be so good about taking pics of the belly every few weeks. It might have to stop if I keep growing at this rate! The hus says that I still don't look pregnant from behind and I have been able to keep running, okay well maybe jogging.

On Friday, my official 6 month mark I went for a 2.5 mile run down by the beach. Needless to say I found myself pacing my run by bathrooms and pit stops but I still did it. These days I definitely get looks from people when they see my belly coming down the running path. Hopefully I will be able to keep it up for at least 10 more weeks. Running until 34 weeks is the current goal!

We also made the final decision to hire a doula. I'm so excited to have her!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Is that a National Championship Basketball under your shirt?

Nope, not a basketball under that shirt but a healthy boy at 23 weeks 2 days! The hus and I watched the Laker's win yet another National Championship and Tiny "enjoyed" his first Laker Championship win as well. I have a feeling that this will not be his last!

I will be sure to post some official belly shots on Friday when I will be 24 weeks. That is so crazy to me, only 16ish weeks to go. This is going too fast now and I want it to slow down. You couldn't have paid me to say that in the first trimester!

The last few nights Tiny has been going crazy when I get into bed, moving around, kicking and I think I felt the first unidentifiable body part just to the left of my belly button. The hus and I watch my belly jump up and down and it never gets old. Who needs to pay for entertainment when you have a party going on in your belly at 11pm at night. Luckily Tiny has not woken me up with kicks, jabs or 180 degree turns. Maybe this is a sign that he will be a sleeper ... this new mom-to-be can dream, right?

We registered this weekend as well. Now that was one overwhelming experience to say the least! I am sure that I have forgotten a million things I should add, but I have a very short attention span at BRU. Last night we went to REI to look at the BOB stroller again and we are totally sold. It even comes with quick release tires which I know was added for all of those geeky bike dads like the hus. If he has quick release tires, shouldn't his son? I can't wait until Tiny and I go on our first run together.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Got Milk? No Monkeys please!

Thought it was due time (no pun intended) to have a blog post about this crazy thing called pregnancy that I am going through.

I've been so lucky to never get physically sick (thank god), but man have I been tired and tired like I have never been. Luckily this has passed but by the end of the day I am ready for the couch and when I climb into bed I give the hus a run for his falling asleep money. We are both out before our heads hit the pillows.

Pillows - I just can't get enough of them! Currently I sleep with 4, yes 4 pillows a night. Soon there won't be room for the hus in the bed. Factor in the dog, and we are packed in like sardines.

Cravings - for those of you who know me, know that I have never liked milk. In my opinion milk was only good for cereal and you better eat that cereal fast. Well, times sure have changed! I am now going through milk like a madwoman. Every night I am drinking a glass of milk with a splash of chocolate milk, have coffee in my tea in the morning and even an afternoon glass! Who am I and what is this little boy doing to me?

Movement - Just a few weeks ago I was so nervous because I hadn't felt the boy move. Well, that has changed ... really changed. He likes to remind me that he is in charge these days. The hus has felt him a few times as well. The last time I was in NY I was laying bed working and trying to balance my laptop on my expanded "lap". I looked down and my stomach was twitching which I now refer to as "alien baby".

Dumb things people say - Well this has increased hand over the fist lately. Now that it is very clear I am pregnant I have people staring at me, making comments like "let me guess you are due in early August" ... no lady and now you just made me feel huge, my dad sending me an email that said "twins" (he better have been kidding), the hus saying "your face isn't getting fat so be happy", and the list goes on! This little guy will be worth it though, I just know it!

Pregnancy Brain - has kicked in full force! There are days when I can't remember my own name. I thought this was just an excuse, but NO it is real. Like the day I couldn't find my keys because they were in my hand!

Next - we are thinking about the little guys room these days and that is as far as we have gotten. I do know the colors will from the fabric that Nanna bought for the quilt. And other things I know ... there will be NO MONKEYS in his room!