Tuesday, January 21, 2014

a little word-y

|| 24 & 25 weeks ||

A little word-y and a lot of typos I'm sure! I type these all precariously from my iPhone, usually in the wee hours of the night with only one eye open... 

How far along: 24 & 25

Gender: BOY!

Maternity clothes: Still rubber banding it but it's getting a little more uncomfortable each day. Maternity jeans need to be purchased soon. I was given some maternity tops and dresses which I'm sure will be amazing back-ups when I get in a bind later on! I was so surprised to see a full on baby bump when I tried  on a maternity cocktail dress! Took me by surprise, I'd been feeling just plain fat in most of my regular comfy clothes! But I always feel better in more fitted shirts, which is very odd considering I usually hate when anything touches my stomach! Seeing my stomach fill out a zip up fleece, button up, or loose fitting shirt is just not flattering. Fitted has proven to look way better these days! Hopefully in the coming months I'll revert back to my loose favorites. Fitted shirts are so unlike me! But I am really excited about spring dresses!

Holy belly! (And holy messy closet! Definitely on the to-tackle list!)

My back is so incredibly arched! Hence why I'm having to hold the extra fabric behind. It always is arched but Ace has made it even more so which I think is making him stick out even more. I have a sneaking suspicion this back going to give me problems in the near future. Joy.

Sleep: Really good, some nights I sleep so hard I don't even get up to use the restroom. However, it's currently 5:20 am and I've been up since about 3.....

Best moments and happenings this week(s): 
- The fact that I now look pregnant (if dressed right) is pretty exciting. I still get a lot of "6 months? You don't even look pregnant!"  Which I never know how to answer other than an awkward "yeaaa!" I mean, how fat did you think I was before this? My clothes don't typically touch my stomach people! On the flip side I've also gotten the more appreciated, "6 months? I hate you. You look like pregnant Barbie" (ha! Barbie?? Funny.) and similar comments but all from women currently pregnant. I much prefer those comments over the judge-y "you've can't be THAT far along!" But I do find my self asking Travis if what I'm wearing makes me look fat or pregnant. He keeps reminding me that I am in fact pregnant so it shouldn't matter. But I keep telling him that I could easily mistake every other woman at Walmart for being pregnant. I just want to hurry and get out of what I feel like is the "is she or isn't she?" category regardless of what I'm wearing. 
- We're slowly making some headway on the nursery!! It's almost painted and we LOVE how the color turned out! Aside from the crib the furniture has been purchased! I am already so in love with that room! (Travis, you will have to drag my tranquilized body out of this house when the time comes...) 
- I spent hours last week while Travis golfed registering online for our showers. What a process! I thought it was necessary for us to go to the store and "experience" that together. Registering for the wedding was SO fun! But after the first hour I was so happy to not be standing in a freakin babies r us, wondering what the heck to scan! 
- Travis would also say "I'm nesting". Truthfully, I think I'm just tired of my house not being exactly how I want it! I spent 3+ days organizing our pantry and the cabinet we keep cups in. I did a major closet purge and am about to do another one. I want to get rid of as much stuff as we possibly can. So tired of STUFF in my house! 
- I subbed just so I would sit down and work on a to-do list! Can't wait for my parents to come up in a few weeks and to see my list grow smaller and smaller. 
- Ace has been moving like CRAZY! But there's absolutely no rhythm to it, which makes it nearly impossible to ignore which in turn is making me tired I think. A punch to the left, a jab lower, a tingle at my belly button...I told Trav he must be doing the worm in there! The night Travis came home he couldn't believe it. His giant hand, unlike mine, can feel more than one spot at a time. After just minutes of him rubbing my stomach Ace settled down and I got some sleep! Trav's already so great at this soothing thing, I know he's going to kick my butt in that department! I'm going with the fact that he's bigger, warmer, and cuddlier than I am.

This will be the overall look of Ace's room.

And we have a chair! If Ace came tomorrow (don't come tomorrow any other day in the next 13 weeks please) we'd at the very least have a place to rock him!

Worst moment this week: this week (25) I have been so sleepy! My belly has just seemed to really appear so I'm wondering if a growth spurt is to blame? I basically slept 2 straight days when Travis was out of town. Even during my exhausted stage I didn't feel this sleepy! At bible study Thursday morning I literally could not keep my eyes open. I even skipped a meeting for the FurBall! Basically I haven't accomplished much the last few days. I also just recently haven't been able to sleep as comfortably on my stomach. I feel so...heavy! When I stand up after laying down or sitting for a while, my entire midsection aches for a few minutes. And I still have a whole lot of growing to do! Eek. *all great reminders for why I never want to be super fat!*

Miss anything: I want a ice cold Miller Lite. Really, really bad. One that's been sitting at the bottom of the cooler, with ice stuck to it. I also my waist back....and cookie dough.

Cravings:  see above plus sandwiches and baked sour cream and onion chips. I think I ate 4 the other day. Oy. And, very out of the ordinary is milk. Nesquik chocolate milk. I'm crediting this one to little Charlotte! But milk with cookies or cereal has also been delicious!

Queasy or sick: sleepy!

Looking forward to: Time slowing down a bit? A few more weekends added to our expected time left before Ace comes? No? Not possible? I just want him to stay in there as long as possible. I don't want to see your cute face until after Easter, k bud? On the complete opposite side of that, I'm looking forward to the future! I LOVE putting events on the calendar my family of THREE will be attending! Weddings, baptisms...oh the outfits I will get to buy! I love saying "this summer we..." knowing that "we" means me, Trav, and Ace! (and oh my gosh, a cubby little 3 month old in a bathing suit...!!!!!)


We love talking about what Ace will grow to love! Travis will play his favorite songs and ask if he like it. We're pretty sure we're going to have a bagpiper on our hands! I'm rooting for an accordion player though. Of course we've chosen the two most expensive (and obnoxious unless talented) instruments imaginable!  And at the very least I want him to be able to rock a harmonica! But I better LOVE the sorority girl that falls for that trick.

It's kind of funny how stereotypes have already begun and protective "Dad mode" is slowly taking over. I could practically hear Travis heart start to race as we watched a movie about a teenage girl starting a prostitution ring. He quenched and said "THAT is why we aren't having girls" (as if he has a choice in the matter). On the flip side, there's a million other things I'm sure Ace will manage to do that will concern/worry/infuriate us!  Ace will not be allowed to play little league football, per his father's orders. I was completely surprised (and a little sad) by this but his reasoning totally makes sense. Baseball and basketball for him until 7th grade! At which time Travis will of course spend hours in the yard teaching him the proper tackling techniques.

I mentioned something along the tune of "this time next year we'll have an almost one year old and one on the way" I was mostly kidding with the expectation I'd get an "uh, no we won't..." but all I got was a raised eye brow and laugh. Guess we're on the 3 before 30 time train! (Uh, no...) Another time the topic of moving in a couple years came up (my most hated topic of conversation) I told him, soley looking for a good reaction, we'd have to hire a staff to help us because I wouldn't be able to do it with 4 kids. I got a similar reaction! What the heck Turbo?! One pregnancy, every other year for the next 6ish years and maybe we'll get lucky with twins. We're getting old, I don't think I have time to make 12 of them!

Ace, daddy sure loves you boy. The man hates to paint. Despises it actually. Your mama, she's quite good at it, can trim and paint a room in just a couple hours (at most). Well, Turbo won't let me near the paint, even though Sherwin Williams has said the brand we picked is perfectly fine to be around. He has spent hours. Literally hours upon hours painting your room. I'm not exactly sure what is taking so long but he's doing it and I'm not even hearing him cuss under his breath! THAT'S how much he loves you babe.

We pass a field full of tractors and trailers on the way to San Antonio. Every trip without fail, Travis tells me that you'll be getting one. Sometimes it's your first birthday, sometimes it's your 15th or 16th. Anyway you slice it, he wants to buy you a tractor. And an 18 wheeler, and a tank, and an airplane, and a donkey (Ass for Ace), and who knows what else. But I have an inkling between him and your he-haw you will have any piece of machinery they can imagine up. I'll only secretly love it.

We took a little Sunday stroll through, I'm not actually sure where - some area lots of Indians once roamed...love that that is something we will get to continue almost immediately as a family! We'll be all about driving Ace to sleep! 


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  2. I haven't seen any updates recently, but that sweet boy surely has arrived by now! Hope you three are doing well and enjoying parenthood! :)

  3. Adorable bump!! AND I'm loving your baby decor choices!


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