Monday, November 29, 2010

Good bye 2nd Trimester Hello 3rd!

Wow....I can not believe this week is here that I am transitioning from the middle leg of this marathon to the last leg of it! I was told when I was entering the 2nd trimester that this would be the fun/honeymoon trimester that I would fall in love with pregnancy. Since now experiencing the 2nd trimester I would have to disagree. I wasn't miserable, but I certainly did not fall in love with pregnancy. This trimester certainly had it's ups and downs. Just like the 1st, but it definetly was something I was LOVING!

Something of things I did like about this trimester....

  • More energy
  • My visible baby bump
  • Feeling the baby move
  • Less potty breaks
  • No more progesterone!
Things I did not like....
  • Itchy Belly
  • Feeling swollen all the time
  • Hungry all the time
  • Back aches
  • Clothes not fitting at all
  • Not being able to sleep
  • Uncomfortable pressure on my belly when the baby moves to a certain position
  • Belly rubbing on everything when I am working on something
I complain alot, but it really wasn't too bad. I hear during the 3rd trimester that it is one of the worse trimesters because you get so big. I am looking forward to it though because that means it is almost the end and we finally get to hold our little baby. Less than 90 days and our little Martin will be here!!!!

Week 26: How I feel

Let's Talk About Some Tears....
I have been extremely emotional the past few days. So emotional that tears just roll down my face and I am genuinely sad. Mike was talking to me about Lucy and training her and I just started to cry like a little baby. Tears were just rolling down my face. Then after that he would just mention something so small and my eyes would just fill with tears! I guess it's the roller coaster of emotions/hormones that has me so sensitive about everything. At least they are tears that are gushing and not shots of anger! Ha! I prefer that way more then the angry Liz. Mike is definetly a trooper going through these hormonal changes with me. Can't be easy coping with a hormonal pregnant woman.

Nightmares...Please Go Away!
In the 2nd trimester I noticed that my dreams were becoming more and more vivid and felt more realistic to me. Sometimes I couldn't distiguish I had a dream or if it was something happening in the real world. It is so strange and unerving. However, the past few weeks I've been having the WORST nightmares. I wake up several times a night waking up with my heart pounding & with my body beading with sweat. I am genunily frighten and scared waking up multiple times a night to these dreams. Alot of them have to do with my dad some have to do with people dying or something happening to the baby. All in and all they are just not fun. I do not like the feeling that I have when I wake up remembering these dreams. Why can't I have vivid dreams about puppies, beaches, or Justin Timberlake (ha!). I guess I need think of more positive things during the day to get those dreams. With the holidays coming up hopefully these nightmares will die down and I will have heavenly dreams about the baby and our little family.

I Am Nesting He Says...
I have the need to CLEAN!!! This past weekend I cleaned our house topped to bottom. I swept, mopped, dusted, do laundry, dishes & more. My body was so sore once I was done. I definetly over did it. It was worth it though! Mike was laughing at me because in the middle of the night he was watching me dust off the curtain rods in our living room then the next thing he sees me with the scrapper scrapping the tile off the floors. It's funny, but I am getting things DONE!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

6 Month Check Up!

I can not believe we are already here at our 6 month check up (27 weeks)! Today's check up was fast. It was the 1st time that Mike has not been on an appointment with me, but that is okay. These appointments are so short now he really doesn't need to be present. Nothing super important going on like an ultrasound.

I gained 2lbs since my last visit (4 weeks ago). Down's test...negative (yay!). I passed my glucose test...woo hoo!! However, from the test we discovered I lack iron. So I will be needing to take iron through out the rest of the pregnancy and 6 weeks after I deliever. The doctor stated I would be losing alot of blood after the delivery so it would be good that I continue to take it after the pregnancy. Since that moment he said something about after the delivery I really hadn't thought about what my body would be like after I had the baby. Well I am glad the doctor brought it up because I need think past this pregnancy.

I have scheduled my next 3 appointments for every 2 weeks! Wow!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Work Baby Shower!!!

Today we were blessed to be showered by my co-workers at the Houston Chronicle. I am truly blessed to work with such awesome ladies. I have created so many great friendships at this place that I will cherish forever! I was so overwhelmed with all the goodies for the baby. Everyone did way above and beyond then they needed too. We are so lucky!

The shower was held at Pappasito's at Kirby & Richmond (the best fajitas ever....especially with the garlic butter...just heaven!). All the ladies at work were there and Mike was able to join us. He was such a good sport about it.

It was fun everyone guessing what we were having by seeing how I was carrying the baby. Half thought boy and the other half thought girl because I was carrying low. :-)

My close friend, Courtney, made this incredible diaper cake. I was so impressed with her skills!  It is pretty difficult to be creative with gender neutral things this day and age. She did such a great job!
We received some incredible gifts for our little one today that will come in so handy. Especially the "Snap & Go" I have heard sooo many incredible things about this stroller so I am really looking forward to using it!
 Lots of fun little toys & teething rings for the baby! 
Wash Clothes, Hooded Towels and the Cutest thing...the fluffy Elephant!
Our great friend Angela got the baby its' 1st little Ducky Bank from Berings. This precious gift is just darling. Something we will cherish for the rest of our little one's life!

After our we were done with our DELICIOUS lunch! They pulled out these beautiful petit-fores!! Not only are they just gorgeous, but super yummy!!!! We were so lucky to take the left overs home. These we were sooooo good!! Just melts in your mouth!

Like I said we are really really blessed to be surrounded by such incredible ladies. I can't wait for our little one to meet everyone who had welcomed our little Martin with out even meeting the little one yet. What a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Week 25: How I feel

Home to San Antonio
I made my first road trip being preggo by myself to my beautiful hometown of San Antonio. I really wanted to see my sister, Kathy, and the kids. I really really miss my hometown. It is so different from the fast Houston life. It is a big city, but not too big that it doesn't take you 1 hour to get to the other side of the town. It was really great to go home. I had my Alamo Cafe fix as soon as I arrived and brought some back with me to Houston thanks to Kathy. I got to see my growing beautiful niece Taylor and watch my nephew play tennis. It was such a treat to see them. On Saturday I got too have lunch with my bestie Vanessa. It was awesome! We have such a special relationship that we can not see each other for over a year and pick up where we left off. I really value that relationship we have. I know it will be one that will last a lifetime. She bought baby Martin the cutest pair of socks!! I can't wait too put them on the baby's little feet. We had a great time chatting about our lives. It is so strange to have the conversation about our own families we are creating as adults. It is really awesome. The trip too San Antonio was great I never want to leave when I go, but I do miss Mike and the dogs. At least when I head back to Houston I can stop at my favorite place Bucees!! YUM! I can't wait to take our baby to my hometown next year!

Big Growth Spurt
Just over a period of a couple days my stomach just grew so much!! The bump has become more and more distinct and prominent. You can definitely tell that I am pregnant with out a doubt. I guess this means I need to go shopping for more tops! The tops I have now are stretching so much you can see through them! I know from here it only gets bigger and better!!

November 16, 2010 officially marked 100 days till this little Martin arrives and changes are lives. I can not wait!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Week 24: How I feel

A little less trips!
My trips to the potty were quite frequent early in the pregnancy. Finally the number of trips have decreased! Thank goodness!! I was losing some sleep over it because I got up so much to go to the restroom and it was difficult for me to go back to my sweet slumber 5 to 6 times a night. Now I only get up twice or if I am lucky just once!! That is a big deal for me!! That also means I don't have to walk like a zombie 5 to 6 times a night without my glasses guessing where the toilet is. Ha! There have been numerous occasions during my trips in the middle of the night that I trip over one of the dogs or their bed. :-) I am just excited I don't have to pee so much! I will enjoy this small little treat of a more controlled bladder for a few more weeks because I here the trips are more often then ever in the 3rd trimester.

Good bye Innie...Hello Outie
Yes, that is correct. My innie is starting to turn into an outie. It hasn't complete poked right out, but it is just about there. I am curious to see if I will have a belly button that comes comepletly out as the belly gets bigger. I am not to excited about this body change, but I will take it over stretch marks ANY DAY!!

24 weeks! 
(Maverick is so cute...)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Week 23: How I Feel

Growing Pains
This week I started to feel very sore in my abdomen area. Every time I lifted or raised my leg I can feel the soreness. It kind of feels like I did a million crunches and feeling the aftermath of it. The pain eventually went away after several days, but every now and then I still feel the soreness. I am assuming this is my uterus stretching to make room for that baby of ours!! It is not as bad as it has been in the past. Just different. :-)

Hello Nursery....
So the room is cleared and ready to be renovated! We pulled all the carpet, base boards, shelves & doors to start the transformation in the room we plan to have our little one call its' own room. We purchased the paint for the walls. WOO HOO! We are going with 1 dark gray (Behr: porpoise) accent wall & 3 lighter gray (Behr: gentle rain) walls. We haven't started the painting yet because Mike has been working on refinishing the 2 pieces of furniture we had in the room. It is easier to work inside then in the nasty garage.

We have an armoire that use to have our big TV in and a dresser that has been in my family for over 30 years. We plan to use the armoire for more storage shelving for books & baskets/toys. The dresser will be used also as a changing table. We are painting it black & antique with white. It is going to look awesome! I am so excited on creating this room for our baby! It is going to be so cool! Before and After pictures to come.


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