Wednesday, April 23, 2014

My Life in Lists: You're Hired

Linking up again with Marci and Kelli again.

If I could hire someone to do anything for me - what would it be? 

1. CLEAN! 
Duh! Who wouldn't love to hire a housekeeper?
I enjoy picking things up and putting everything in its place (especially when I'm mad - it's the best therapy) but I do not enjoy deep cleaning. 
Dusting. Vacuuming. Washing windows. Scrubbing the counters. 
Nope ... not for me. 

2. Hairstylist/MakeUp Person
I've never been good at this. I have a handful of go-to hairstyles - most of which include a ponytail. 
I also never wore anything but mascara and eyeliner in high school and not much has changed since then.

If I could hire someone - I would hire Kim Kardashian's glam squad.

See the amazing transformation! 
I'd love them to work their magic on me. 

3. Masseuse
CT and I take turns rubbing/scratching each others backs every night for 10 minutes. 
I'm greedy and this isn't enough for me. 
If I could hire someone - I would hire a personal Masseuse to give me an hour massage each morning and each night. 

4. Baker
I enjoy cooking meals but I'm not that grand of a baker. 
If I could hire someone - I would hire someone to make me delicious goodies. Cinnamon rolls. Homemade donuts. Brownies, brownies, and more brownies. Icecream cakes. 
You get the picture. 
All this preggo can think about these days are sweets. 

5. Personal Stylist
Especially now that I wear the same 4 shirts and same 4 dresses all the time, I'd hire a personal stylist. I'm too cheap to buy any new clothes for this growing bump and it doesn't help that I only shop at the discount stores. 
If I could hire someone - I would hire someone to help me find some good pieces that can be worn all year - with or without a bump.

What would you hire out if you could?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Breech Baby

I wish that read beach baby. 
A warm vacation by the water sounds good right about now. 
And I'm not too huge yet so I could still pull off looking cute in a swim suit. 

Anyways ... yesterday we had Kingston's 26 week check up.
 Our doctor came in and immediately gave me an order for a sonogram in 2 weeks. Apparently at our anatomy scan they didn't get a good picture of his spine because he was breech. 
He still is breech. 
Head up by my ribs and feet down by my bladder. 
Basically he's just sitting in there - relaxing all cool. 

Immediately my mind went to one place:
 sh*t I'm going to have to have a c-section. 
I knew it was too good to be true. 
I've been feeling too good and things have been too easy. 

 I should have been grateful that I get to see my babe again in two weeks. 
But I wasn't ...I was freaked out.  

I was told that most babies at this stage of pregnancy are head down already but to 'not worry there is still plenty of time for him to turn on his own'. 
14 weeks to be exact.

My doctor told me if the time comes and he's doesn't on his own, there are a few options to try.  There are chiropractic options and certain at home positions that may help. 

Of course I turned to Dr. Google and he said that if you place something cold on top of your belly that the babe will move away from the cold.
 I may or may not have tried this with some frozen turkey. 

Surprisingly, it didn't work =)

Another option is a procedure called ECV. 
Basically you go to the hospital, get some medicine that relaxes your uterus, and then the doctor is a gangster and manually turns the baby from the outside.

And in the end IF all that fails - we would schedule a c-section.

I blame CT for this. 
1) Because Kingston's stubborn just like his daddy
2) Because I think Kingston's going to be a big baby just like his daddy

All I know is he better get to moving!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Week 26

How far along: 26 Weeks 
Food Comparison: Lettuce
Gender: Boy!! 
Weight gain: +14 lbs 
Maternity clothes: I just ordered two belly bands (code thefrugalgirls2014 gets you two free bands - all you pay is s&h). Hopefully it's not to late to use them. I have some cute capris and jeans that I'd like to continue to wear. I'm just so cheap these days that I hate buying clothes for this bump. I'll be on the look out soon though for some cute dresses for my upcoming showers. 
Stretch marks: No - not yet. I'm keeping that coco butter slathered on. 
Belly button in or out: In for now.
Sleep: CT and I have switched sides of the bed the past few nights and it's amazing what a difference it has made. Our knees don't knock and my face is right next to the box fan. It's nice. Hopefully I can continue to talk him into this. 
Best moment last week: The 3 day weekend. I love being off work and being able to get so much done around the apartment. 
Worst moment last week: Finding my ring finger swollen. Yikes. 
Miss anything: My pants buttoning.
Movement: Yes. I love looking at my belly and seeing where he's positioned because of it being lopsided. 
Cravings: Sour cream. Krispy Kreme Donuts.  
Queasy or sick: No. 
Looking forward to: Hearing Kingston's heartbeat later today and hopefully passing my 1 hour glucose test.
Prayer Request: This week I pray that Kingston finds a best friend like I have found in his father. Someone that makes him happy and that can make him laugh, someone that challenges him, and someone that loves him and prays for him.
 I can't wait to experience parenthood with CT and I'm counting down the days until we can meet our little addition. 

I hope you all had a fabulous Easter! 

(My two day hair wasn't really working for me today and I need some practice on how to pose with a bump. I use to wonder why everyone always held their belly - but when I see pictures when I don't - I now know why. It's the most flattering way to not look huge.) 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Just remember: Jesus Paid It All

As I sit here and reflect on all the posts and pictures I've seen on Instagram and Facebook this morning I can't help but think...
Do we truly understand the real meaning of Easter?

Maybe I'm just realizing it more now because my news feeds are full of growing families and friends that are new moms - but when has Easter ever been about giving extravagant baskets filled with a ridiculous amount of gifts? 

Easter is about celebrating the gift that Jesus has given us. 
The gift of Him paying the price for our sins by dying on the cross for us and then being raised from the dead. 

Taken from She Reads Truth Daily Devotional:

Resurrection Sunday is more than the miracle of a man coming back to life.
It is the fulfillment of a promise.
It is the irremovable seal on God’s vow of love to His children.
It is the resurrection of hope.
It is the definitive declaration that the Love we long for is not dead.

He is alive. Oh, dear Sisters, He is alive! 
He sits with you, He prays for you, He waits with the Father for you.

I'm not saying I won't get Kingston a gift or take him on a scavenger hunt for eggs - but He will be taught the true meaning of this holiday. 
I hope that you all do the same. 

Remember: Jesus paid it ALL. ALL to Him I owe. 

Happy Easter! 
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