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Monday, August 6, 2012

16 weeks!

16 weeks and starting to grow! Most have told me they would never know I was expecting, but for me on the other hand I can certainly tell! Up until this week I have not had a big growth, it's been very gradual.

The downside to having a slight growth spurt in about a week.... pants. don't. fit.

While it may not show in a picture, my waistline would tell you otherwise. Now here is the slight issue, I'm not comfortable in oh about 75 percent of my normal pants but maternity pants don't quite fit either!

Thank goodness for belly bands and the ever popular loose fitting and long tops! Thank you fashion designers for not bringing back tight fitting tank tops! My expanding belly is appreciating it!

My mom-to-be goals for this next week: find something (that I already own) comfortable to wear, make time for exercise and to RELAX!

Have a great week!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Oh Boy!... or Girl!

Well this weeks begins my twelve long day stretch of working non stop. So with that, I figured today I will take a few hours and spend some "ME" time. I feel like for the past few months we have been going 90 miles a minute. I'm sure you have been there! Unfortunately I have a problem with always feeling like I need to be doing something around the house. While some people may choose to do their household chores during the week, you know to enjoy the weekend-- well not me, I'm crazy and prefer the opposite. For some reason I'd much rather relax after a long day of work and save everything for the weekend.

Not always a good idea friends.

I tend to always get myself overwhelmed about mid afternoon on Sundays with catching up on the laundry, mopping the floors, grocery shopping, you name it I pile it on to my plate on Sundays. Isn't Sunday a day of rest?! Somewhere along the road I have forgotten that.

Luckily I have an extremely helpful husband who knows I get this way and does whatever he can to avoid my Sunday evening exhaustion!

So I have decided, when my long work stretch is over I am going to adjust my ways. I'm going to start focusing more on my family, friends and most importantly myself.

I am certainly going through a time in my life where life is just all over the place and I've realized I need to slow down and appreciate the things in life that are great!

With that being said, we have some really exciting things to look forward to in August!

This past week I went to the doctor for my 16 week check up. While there I got to schedule my next sonogram that will reveal the baby's gender. In less than three weeks from now we will know if we will be adding a boy or girl to our family. Either way, we don't care!

I swear by the Chinese gender predictor. I use the one listed on the bump.com, it's super easy and no need to calculate your Chinese lunar year (or whatever it is...). Out of all of our friends and family who have had babies recently, it has predicted all but one correctly. So of course I believe the predictor will be correct for our baby.

What is the prediction?


When it comes to old wives tales, my symptoms are all over the place. Some wives tales suggest girl and others boy.

I am 100 percent ready to find out it is a boy. Nathan on the other hand thinks it could be a girl, but only because everyone else seems to think boy.

When I went to the doctor this week the nurse predicted girl. The heartbeat this week was in the high 170s, which is an indicator of a girl.

I know that when my mother-in-law was expecting Nathan his heartbeat was very high. For anyone who knows Nathan and his high energy personality, boy or girl our child will most likely take this trait from him!

This week we have decided to take on the task of choosing a name. Oh gosh. For some reason this is so overwhelming to me. This is the name our child will have for the rest of their lives. So of course, I want to feel completely confident in our choice. And I thought picking out a good stroller would be a tough choice for me.

This may get interesting! But I know it will be a lot of fun!