Thursday, July 24, 2014

What I'm Looking Forward To

Besides officially becoming a mama to a sweet little man -  there are a few things I'm looking forward to after becoming unpregnant: 

1.  99 cent Margarita's at our go to spot - Playa Azul 

2. Sleeping on my back

3. Not purchasing toilet paper every time I go to the store.

(Our current stash shot- courtesy of CT)

4. Being able to shave my hooha without the use of a mirror. Being able to see when I try and button any type of pants. You get the point - being able to see down there. 

5. Going to the new trampoline park across the street from our apartment


6. Dieting & Working Out . . . NOT

7. Putting back on my beautiful wedding ring

8. Getting my third tattoo 

All you preggo's out there. 
You feel me? 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We Interrupt This Marriage For . . .


One of the many hats I wear is the hat of a football wife. 

The working all day and the coaching all night. 
The Saturdays on the field. 
The Sundays in film. 
My hubby is away more then he is home. 

From August to November I live on frozen meals and ramen noodles. There is no point in cooking for yourself or when you don't know when the husband is going to arrive home. 

It's lonely at times but amazing all the others.
I'm so excited to have Kingston join me on Saturdays as we cheer on the Falcons. I can't wait for his daddy to find us in the stands, for us to do our go to head nod, and to get him a snickers at half time. 

This year will be a year of firsts and I can't wait! 
I am a football wife but we are 100% a football family. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

39 Weeks

I officially have a torpedo for a belly. 

How far along: 39 Weeks
Food Comparison: Mini Watermelon - and my belly sure looks like one.
Weight gain: +25 lbs 
Maternity clothes: I am so ready to have clothes that fit again. I have worn the crap out of the few things that I've purchased. They have been washed so many times that there are starting to get fuzz balls all over the outside. Time for them to be thrown away! 
Stretch marks: Yeup. Inner thighs. Sides of booty. Under belly button. So sad.
Belly button in or out: Out. I had no clue it could stick out as far as it is. Reference picture above.
Sleep: Brutal. I wake up every 2-3 hours to use the restroom and have a Braxton Hick Contraction. Luckily, I'm able to fall back asleep as soon as the tightness goes away. 
Best moment last week: Spending some last minute quality time with CT. We went and saw the new planet of the apes movie on Saturday and hung out all day doing nothing on Sunday. It was really nice.  
Worst moment last week: Swelling and stretch marks. My body has officially changed so much .. but for the good.
Miss anything: A few things. Check back later this week for what I'm looking forward to.  
Movement: He is still moving but I can definitely tell he is running out of room. 
 Cravings: Drinks - but I need to drink more water. I got scolded from the OB.    
Queasy or sick: No. I just feel like a baby is falling out of me. 
Looking forward to: Tomorrow being my last day of work and having my son here no later then next Wednesday! 
Labor Progression: Nothing new. Still softening and about a 1cm. We also had another non-stress test. Last week because we thought he wasn't moving enough and this week because his heart rate was high. Thankfully everything came out okay and we just have an active baby! Plus a mama who needs to drink more water.  
Prayer Request: Same prayer as last week - 
This week I pray a fast labor and delivery and the ability to breastfeed! I have so many friends pregnant and their babies have started to arrive. I know our time is coming soon and as much as I'm looking forward to our little man being here - I'm not looking forward to the unknown (the delivery). 
Praying for peace.

Friday, July 18, 2014

5 On Friday

Can I get an ayyyyyy-men! 
Here are 5 randoms for this Friday. 

1. Today officially makes us 10 days out from our due date. I can't believe it's almost time for CT and me to meet Kingston. We are so ready for him to join us. Our house is ready (I think), his clothes are washed, car seats are in the cars, and our bags are packed ... now we are just waiting on him. Some moments throughout the day I feel like I could be pregnant for a few more months - and then I'm quickly brought back to reality with the various pains I'm feeling. Hurry up already little man!

2. I added a few more Puff Quilts to the Etsy shop last night! I am so thankful for the ladies who have purchased from me these last few weeks. I hope this little venture continues to take off - and hopefully we won't be struggling as much as I think we will while I'm on maternity leave. 

3. Speaking of maternity leave - I'm officially on break starting next Wednesday. 
I'm already dreading heading back and I haven't even left. For all you mama's that went back to work -- what helped with the sadness? 

4. I'm about half way through the book Baby Wise. If you haven't read it, it talks about parent directed feeding and how to get your child to sleep through the night by 8 weeks. This is a very controversial topic but I think it's a great idea. My friend sent me a quote today that perfectly describes the process: 

" As parents, we teach our kids how to be good humans. We teach them how to say please and thank you, how to drink from a cup, how to get dressed, and how to tie their shoes. No one would argue with this. Why then, do we shy away from teaching them how to sleep and eat at normal times? It's not cruel, it's a service to them. A gift even. And I'm a much happier momma and productive person when I've had sleep as well" 

I would love any feedback or tips you have on this process! 

5. Bentley has been extra cuddly lately and I love it. In a few more days his world is going to be turned upside down and I hope he takes to Kingston like we do. He's usually jealous if anyone has our attention so I'm interested to see how this all pans out. 

Can you tell my mind is 100% on baby? 
Hope you have a good Friday and if you are stopping by from the link up - I hope you will follow along as I try and navigate this new journey of motherhood! 

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