Saturday, April 27, 2013

Twenty Five Week Bump-date

How Far Along:
Twenty Five Weeks (April 25, 2013)

I still have a spot in my lower right back that is sore, but other than that, not too bad.  I could definitely tell I was pregnant this week while being on vacation.  It took so much more energy to do everything and I got tired much more quickly.

Weight Gain:
I just got back from vacation and haven't weighed myself in over a week... probably not going to weigh for a few days... lol.

Baby Facts:
Baby boy is over a foot long and over a pound and a half!  He's getting so big!

Tons and tons of movement... he loves to move around.  This week, while laying at the hotel, I could see my belly just dancing away.  It is so cool and I still love feeling every single movement.

Gender Predictions:
Baby is definitely a boy!

Food Cravings:
Nothing in particular.

Food Aversions:
Nothing in particular.

Mommy is Feeling:
Very happy... I had a great week with daddy on our one year anniversary vacation / babymoon.  I'm definitely not looking forward to going back to work :(

Daddy is Feeling:
Baby move... he loves to just reach over and feel the little guy moving around (and I love watching his eyes light up each time he feels it).

Highlights this Week:
Definitely our vacation.  We spent the week in San Diego and it was a blast.  We were on the run the whole week and I got in lots of exercise.  I will try and recap our trip next week.

Excited For:
In four weeks, Justin and I are heading to Ohio to visit my sister, brother-in-law, niece, and nephew.  That will be my last trip before baby gets here and we're looking forward to seeing all of them!

Justin and I decided to get an elective 3D ultrasound, so we're really looking forward to that... of course its not for five more weeks.

At my next appointment, I have to take my glucose test... hopefully I pass with flying colors.  I also have to have blood work done and get a rhogam shot... this momma is not looking forward to it because I have a major fear of needles!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Seven Daily Activities - Tuesday Topics

The Austin Family Diary

This week, we get to share seven things we do everyday.  So, here we go...

1. Check my iPhone and social media – I check my e-mail first thing in the morning.  Throughout the day, I usually look through my Facebook newsfeed to see what everyone is up to for the day (yesterday, everyone was excited for opening day).  I check Instagram to see all the cute pictures of people’s day to day.  I also almost always have a few games of Words with Friends going on, along with Candy Crush {so addicting}.

2. Eat breakfast
– I never used to be a breakfast person, but a few years ago (say around 2008), I decided to lose weight, and the first thing I did was add breakfast as part of my regular schedule.  Now if I don’t get breakfast, I’m starving by 9:30am!  I eat breakfast at least six days each week.
3. Go to work – Okay, I don’t do this every day (a.k.a. weekends and holidays), but it is a large part of my schedule each week… so I’m going to count it.  I work as a financial analyst, so I sit and crunch numbers all day.  Saturday, we go grocery shopping, so that’s kinda like work, right?
4. Go to the bathroom {… a lot} – My sweet little boy loves to sit nice and low and kick my bladder throughout the day.  I’ll just be sitting there, and suddenly the urge hits.  I don’t foresee this getting better over the next four months.
{if only my bathroom looked like this...}

5. Drink water – This was also something that was added back when I decided to lose weight and has stuck with me since.  I have a 24oz. cup at work and at home, and it is almost always next to me filled with water so I can get a gulp whenever I need it.  If I don’t have my water, I feel like I am dying of thirst.
6. Watch TV – I am a TV junkie.  I’ll admit it.  I love watching TV… but I love it even more once it’s been DVRed and I can fast forward through all the commercials.  I am not a fan of commercials (unless it’s the Super Bowl).
{and thank goodness my TV doesn't look like this...}
7. Spend time with my family – Hubby loves to play his computer games (and I’m totally cool with that), so when we actually go to bed each night, we talk and catch up and I try and get in a few snuggles.  I also like to lie down on my back and feel little boy kicking up a storm.  Lately, Justin has joined in on the fun of feeling baby move.
Now it's your turn... what do you do everyday?  Head on over to the link-up and share!