She’s FINALLY Here!

As I reached the end of my pregnancy, I started to get frustrated with my body and started to have serious doubts that I would be able to handle or deal with child birth this time around. When you get pregnant the first time, you really have no idea what giving birth will be like. You have no idea or even an inkling of what to expect. When the second time rolls around you have a general idea of what happens.  And when you have a traumatic experience the first time, you have fears and doubts about the second time. I had to keep telling myself to trust my body, and trust in God’s plan.

After reaching and then surpassing my due date, I was discouraged and uncomfortable, I thought she would never come out. I reached 41 weeks on Monday, August 1st, which coincidentally happened to be my son’s first day of full time pre-school. My husband and I woke up early, got him dressed and took him to school, where I was pretty much abandoned by my son as he walked (more like ran) away from me to play and yelled bye to me from afar. My husband and I went home to enjoy our FIRST and what would be our ONLY full day alone, to do WHATEVER we wanted.

2 o’clock rolled around and it was time to pick up my son from school and we also had a doctors appointment. My husband half jokingly told my father-in-law we would let him know if he had to pick up our son from the doctors office, and I added “…don’t worry she’s staying in, you won’t have to do that.” I was slightly nervous because of two reasons: 1) I had to see a different doctor because my doctor was out of the office, and 2) I KNEW they would be checking my cervix…WHICH (for lack of a better word) SUUUUCCCKKKKSSSS!!!

While in the exam room, I was talking to the doctor and telling her that nothing had changed and I was getting really discouraged because I was hoping to have that “natural birth” experience that I didn’t get with my son. Up until this point I had also denied a membrane sweep, 3 times, because I knew it would hurt, and because there’s no guarantee that it would work. There are stories of women who have to do it 2, 3, or 4 times before it works and really at that point you don’t even know if it worked because of the sweep or your body was just ready. If there is one thing I will always remember my Grandma telling me, it’s “follow your gut, you know what’s best for you, it’s your body.” During the exam, I felt a small gush and basically the doctor said that she thought my water broke so I should just go downstairs to labor and delivery. All I kept thinking was “Holy crap, she’s coming, I don’t know if I can do this again!”

I walked out of the exam room and told my husband what happened. So we went to L&D and anxiously awaited the arrival of our little one. The doctors and nurses were wonderful and I was able to labor on my own for about 4 hours. My contractions weren’t painful but they were really close together. Unfortunately they weren’t doing anything because I had only progressed about from 3cm to 4cm after 4 hours. I was induced the rest of the way and also had an epidural. I was able to SLEEP through my WHOLE labor which was AMAZING! When I gave birth to my son, I had the shakes the whole time so I was so tired when it came time to push. This time I was rested and ready to push!

About 11 hours in, I started to feel something coming after each contraction but I wasn’t really sure what I was feeling. So I just slept it off and went back to sleep.  After about 12 hours in labor, the doctor came in to check on my progress and can you guess what I had been feeling? the rest of my water bag and my daughters head pressing down. “Huh, so that’s what that was,” is what I thought.  The truth is I felt NOTHING with my son, so this was a completely new experience for me. Then the doctor looked up and said “Okay, let’s try pushing!” All I kept thinking was “Holy crap she’s coming! Holy crap 2 kids! Please don’t tear, please don’t tear, PLEASE DON’T TEAR!!!!”

After only 15 minutes of pushing, (and only second degree tears!) our little princess arrived on August 2 at 5:15am.

So to all you mothers and mothers to be: “Trust your gut, trust your body, only you know what’s best for you.”  After all was said and done, his plan was perfect and my body didn’t fail me. We are happy to announce the (better late than never) arrival of our beautiful daughter Tori. Here are a few moments from my delivery.





Thrifting for Baby!

When my son was born I will be honest, I didn’t really think too much about the cost of items because we had so many generous family and friends who bought us just about everything we needed.  As my son grew older however I started to realize how crazy expensive kids are. Now that I am pregnant (almost 9 months) with baby #2 and little man will be starting pre-school in a few months, I am determined to save as much money as I can.

I am actually pretty addicted to thrifting. I mostly blame my mom because she used to drag me on trips to Goodwill so often. I hated it. Of course I would become my mothers daughter and I now drag my son there, although he loves it and thinks we can buy everything from the thrift store.

I’ve compiled a list of how to thrift and get the best deals on your baby gear! The great thing about thrifting for kids is that you can thrift just about anything. Toys, books, baby gear, clothing, furniture; but there are also things that you should never thrift for.

Before Thrifting:
1.  Make a list of ALL the things you want to buy or need for baby
2.  Do your research on all those items
3.  Know the cost when bought brand new
4.  Check to see if the on sale price is comparable or better than second hand
5.  Check to see that the items meets the safety standards
6.  Check to see if item has been recalled

Where to thrift:
1. Craigslist or similar listing sites
Specific and takes a lot of time
2. Thrift Stores – local (churches, organizations)
Hit or miss with variety or selection
3. Thrift Stores – Chain (Goodwill, Savers, Value Village, Etc.)
Better Selection and variety
4. Garage Sales/ Yard Sales
Hit or miss with variety or selection, time waster
5. Specialty Consignment Stores for Kids
Large selection and hand bought to quality is decent to excellent

Never Thrift For:
Too much liability, better to be safe than sorry
-Stuffed Animals
Notorious for being the home to dust mites and bed bugs and are ridiculously hard to clean
-Car Seats
Along the same lines as cribs, once a car seat has been in a car accident its’ safety has been compromised and you don’t know what the previous owner has put that seat through. They also go through a pretty quick safety standard update and every year there is a newer model that has been updated to be safer. Be safe not sorry.
-Bath Toys
Bath toys can have hidden mold and mold is disgusting.

Use Caution when Thrifting for:
-Pack and Plays
-Baby Bath Tubs
These things are hard to sanitize and clean, although it can be done, it is a pain. Bath tubs also get deep scratches where mold and mildew live and it can be hard to get those things completely clean.

General Rules when thrifting for items:
-Ask yourself if it can be CLEANED, WASHED, and/or SANITIZED?
If the answer is no, do not buy the item obviously.
-Make sure there are no missing parts or pieces, no broken parts or pieces, no chips, and if it has batteries check the battery compartment to see if there is corrosion.

Definitely Thrift for:
Make sure there are no broken or missing parts and pieces and that sounds and lights work with batteries. Plastic toys are best but don’t avoid wooden toys, they can be cleaned! Just make sure the paint is not peeling and there is no chips in the wood.
No missing pages, board books are the best to thrift because they are easy to clean!
-Gear: Strollers, Bouncers, Jumpers, Baby Carriers
No broken or missing parts or pieces, can the fabric be washed/cleaned, no stains rips or tears, and for strollers check the brakes and make sure the ride is smooth.
-Nursing Covers/ Car Seat Canopies
No stains, rips, or tears
-Receiving Blankets
No stains, rips or tears
-Clothing (especially dressy clothes)
No stains, rips, tears, or that the item is not overly stretched out if it has elastic. Especially thrift for dressy items that kids hardly use and newborn clothing.  More often than not, those items will be brand new and gently used when they show up at the thrift store.

After you thrift:
-wash your hands, use some hand sanitizer
-take a black garbage bag and put your items in the bag and in your trunk
-clean, wash, and santize your items ASAP. I will be the first to admit that germs will probably be on the item.
-if you can’t get to the item right away, leave it in a black garbage bag and in the garage until you can clean it properly.

Here is the link to check for safety recalls and alerts:

If you would like to see how I clean, wash, and sanitize my thrifted items, make sure to like, comment, follow and subscribe! I hope this video and post helps you to save just a little bit of money!

Check out the video below for other tips on thrifting for baby!


35 Weeks: Since I’ve Been Gone

With my first pregnancy, I blogged about everything that happened. The aches and pains, tests, complaints, all of it.  I’ve come to find out that it has helped quite a few people. I contemplated for awhile if I would continue to blog through my second pregnancy, but days turned into weeks and weeks into months. I’ll be honest, it’s damn near impossible to blog while barfing and trying to take care of a 3 year old. There are MANY, and I mean MAAANNNY Mommies out there who can, and do, and look like freaking Wonder Woman while doing it. I however, am not one of those women. I am a big lazy baby when I am sick, and I am even lazier while pregnant. 32 Weeks Pregnant 32 Weeks Pregnant

Following my horrible bout of morning sickness that lasted roughly 4 months, I made the conscious (or semi-conscious depending on how you look at it) decision to just sit back, relax and enjoy this pregnancy. Every few weeks I would get the urge to write and then open up my computer, only to get side tracked by Amazon, a TV show, a trip to the bathroom, or my little man who just HAD to show me something super awesome or tell me a joke.

To be perfectly honest my little man is the main reason I’ve been staying away from blogging. I realized early on that when baby came, life would not be the same for my little guy. I wanted to shower him with all my love and attention, because this would be the last few months where it’s ONLY him. To my surprise, he’s been really excited from the get go. So excited in fact he was telling people I was having twins!!! For the record I am not having twins.(ultrasounds have only showed one, that we know of, but you know kids, they have this weird 6th, 7th, and 8th sense) 

He talks to my belly and gets to feel all the squirming and kicking. He loves helping me buy all the new baby items and has been helping me clean like a maniac for his new siblings arrival. He also likes to give his input about names. The typical toddler boy he is gives suggestions like “poop” and “butt” and my favorite “poop on your head”. It’s been a relief to say the least that he’s so excited to be getting a new lifelong friend.This pregnancy hasn’t been all roses though, let me tell you! After my brief hospital visit for my morning sickness, I was given anti-nausea medicine (which I didn’t take because I’m a hippie) and instead turned to essential oils (cue Angels singing). I could sniff those damn oils all day long. I digress. After the morning sickness I was instructed to take the Gestational Diabetes (GD) Test because I had developed it in my first pregnancy. I failed the 1 hour and passed the 3 hour. What was my reward? A retest at 28 weeks! Can you guess what happened? I once again failed the 1 hour and passed the 3 hour. The good news is that I am now in the clear for GD. 31 weeks Pregnant 31 weeks Pregnant

Other than the headache of going through so much testing for GD my pregnancy has been pretty uneventful compared to my first pregnancy. This time around I have been a lot better about my eating and exercise habits. If you didn’t think that those things mattered, I’m here to tell you that they do. I have noticed a substantial difference in my energy levels during this pregnancy compared to last but I’m sure it could be attributed to the fact that I am chasing a 3 year old all. day. long.

I am currently 35 weeks and in comparison to my last pregnancy, I have gained about 28 lbs VS 75lbs the first time. The BIGGEST change besides my weight is that I have had no swelling! It’s been so amazing to not feel like a giant whale. Have I been without aches and pains though? No. Backaches have been plaguing me in recent weeks and I am being closely watched for Pre-Eclampsia (since I also developed that in my first pregnancy) but that has been the extent of it. We are nearing the 9 month mark and Doc thinks that I’m not going to make it to full-term because baby is already head down, and low in the pelvis. I’ve already had a talk with my new little love and it needs to stay put until July. You need to bake just a little bit longer! 

Has Anyone Seen Thay?

Hi Friends!

I know I sort of just dropped off the face of the earth and you may (or maybe not) have been wondering what the heck happened.  It’s weird how life will throw you a curve ball just when you get into the groove of life. Things had just been settling down, and we were all getting into a rhythm and then WHAM! I caught an awful flu/sinus infection in October, which put me out of commission for about 2 awful weeks. When I finally started getting better I was working my tail off since I had been out of work for so long.  Then, the holidays snuck up on me and before I knew it, it was thanksgiving. I decided to take thanksgiving slow and enjoy the time spent with our family.  The problem was I had been keeping this secret ALL to myself.

My son turned 3 on December 1 and we took him to Disneyland for his birthday.  After that life has been kind of a blur.  Christmas came and went, and where was I? Battling a serious bout of morning sickness.  That’s right friends, we are expecting baby #2 in July this year and it has been nothing short of exhausting.  My morning sickness has been borderline Hypermesis (the really serious kind of morning sickness), If that wasn’t enough, my little man and I have been passing a cold back and forth for about a month now and mine took a horrible turn which landed me in the hospital and hooked up to an IV. I think we’re finally coming out of the cold AND morning sickness stage (I HOPE!) and can finally start enjoying this pregnancy.  It’s so funny how everyone asks if I’m excited and my response is “I’ll let you know when I stop barfing.”

So, in a nutshell I haven’t been around because I’ve been in bed practically all day because even standing to shower will cause me to vomit, sometimes uncontrollably.  It’s an experience to say the least! To be honest I probably won’t be back completely for another few weeks. HOWEVER, when I do feel up to it you can look forward to more Hapai in Hawaii, which I have since relocated to this site. If you want to take a walk with me down memory lane, you can click the archives and see the journey through my first pregnancy.  If you still feel like walking with me (because if I’m running you better run to, because I’ll be running for ice cream or away from giant cockroaches) then I’ll be posting some new pregnancy content.  It’s like when I’m pregnant my wit level kicks up a few hundred notches. Don’t get any ideas though, pregnancy is no walk in the park for this mama, and there will be no talk of me being pregnant all the time.

So stay tuned for more, it’s sure to be a good laugh this time around too.



Just not enough

Because it just wasn’t enough that I’ve had all the symptoms I’ve had I’ve got 3 more to add to the list!

Here’s a rundown of what I’ve had/have so far:

  • Nausea
  • abnormal hair growth
  • EXTREME weight gain
  • butt cramping
  • leg cramping
  • fatigue
  • swelling
  • threatened preterm labor
  • heart palpitations
  • gestational diabetes
  • and a whole bunch of other stuff that cannot be explained without it being too graphic.

Now I can add, lock jaw (due to the relaxin in my system), anemia, and PUPPS to the list of side effects! how DOPE is that?

Yes, if you don’t know what PUPPS is look it up, it’s pretty gross. It’s basically a rash that occurs because of stretchmarks and other reasons and it’s apparently more likely to show up in women who are carrying boys.  This makes me laugh because this little man inside me is definitely always making his presence known, and making it known that he is, in fact, a BOY.

Anyway, PUPPS is like chicken pox to the 500th degree and there is, get this, NO TREATMENT! So, I sit at home with a cold rag on my stomach, and rub cortisone and Aveeno on my stomach like crazy….I’m tempted to just drink the stuff. (don’t worry i’m not nuts, I won’t do that, come on.)

I’m so ready to pop this little boy out already.

36 weeks

Hello Again World!

Excuse my long absence. Things have been somewhat…tumultuous in the past few months.  I don’t even remember when the last time I posted was….then again I don’t remember a lot of things.

I figured I’d give you an update on what’s been going down on the baby front.  We’re now 35 weeks! Can you believe it???? 35 weeks! Only about a month left in my pregnancy, why does it have to end?????!!! HAHA! Who am I kidding? I can’t wait for this to be over and for our little guy to be here.

After my last post things started to get very mundane and boring, nothing new came up (besides my 2nd and 3rd chin), I had launched our jewelry business and was preparing for our first and last craft fair of the year and so I just stopped writing.   But now, I’m BAAACCCKKK!!!

Superhulk probably wouldn’t like that I’m gonna write it on here but you know what?  I’m sure some of those that pass through this blog are first time moms like me and could use a bit of advice or at least would like to know what happens as pregnancy progresses, so without further ado…here’s what’s been happening.

1) Glucose Test Boredom

So, when you’re pregnant you get tested around like 28 weeks for gestational diabetes.  You drink this horribly sweet juice thing and then wait an hour, get your blood drawn and go home.  If you’re blood sugar level is too high you have to go back for a LONGER test.  Most boring hour of my life.

2) Guess what? You didn’t pass your glucose screening test.

So a few days ago, Doc calls and says guess what? you didn’t pass you’re glucose test so you have to take the 3 hour test.

3) Enter Preterm labor stage right

Yes my friends, I went into “threated pre-term labor” the day after my babyshower.  Let me tell you how it unfolded.

I had been getting contractions for weeks, apparently they’re “fake” contractions called braxton hicks contractions that come and go throughout pregnancy.  Well, I noticed an increase in the amount I was having and that they were pretty regular, so I called my doctor and we went to Labor and Delivery.  I thought meh, they’re just gonna tell me you’re contracting, no big deal, go home, you’re good.  WRONG! I was told you’re cervix is sensitive and you’re dilated 3cm, we’re giving you steroids for baby’s lungs, putting you on blood pressure meds to control the contractions and giving you penecilin via IV in case you have GBS (another disease that pregnant chicks get as time goes on).  I was there for a whopping 5 days to get contractions under control, monitor baby and my cervix, and well just take it easy.  Fiance was great, stayed with me watching football, slept on the uncomfy chair and didn’t whine or complain at all…I do love him for that.  While in the hospital I was also diagnosed with SVT, a heart arrhythmia, that mysteriously came and went.  Thanks to both I was taken off work (YAY!!) but I am now also bored as hell.

4) We took our maternity pics, and they were hilarious.  Shannon Sasaki Photography, check her out, she’s my good friend and she’s the bomb diggity.

5) Find a cardiologist

I also had to go to my regular doctor to get a referral to a cardiologist.   Fun stuff those EKG’s. (not really, they’re pretty uneventful).

6) Sorry, you have gestational diabetes

WTF? as if spending 5 days in the hospital, and 3 BORING hours at the lab wasn’t enough I now have to go to counseling and testing and DIET for the remaining month of my pregnancy? UGH. life is good.

So that’s what’s been happening…Don’t feel bad for me or leave your sympathies, really I’m fine it’s not a big deal, I’m a total drama queen.

35 weeks 1 day

Toaster Oven Chronicles: Tuna Casserole

I’m thoroughly convinced that you earn wings when you become a mother.  Not just when you give birth but from the moment you are pregnant.  Why?  1) you have a hangover that lasts for about 4 months on average.  2) you then have to deal with all the new and weird bodily functions that you possess (farting uncontrollably, bloating, swelling, peeing on average 15 times a day, constipation, etc.)  3)you gain the super obsessive cleaning gene that has been hibernating since your birth.  I know some people manifest this gene early on in life, but really, it’s ten times worse while you’re pregnant, no joke. 4)you actually have to give birth to a human through a small opening in your body.

Another trait that has seemed to manifest itself in recent weeks is the need to cook.  I’ve always enjoyed cooking and would cook every now and then for my grandparents but I’m starting to realize that they are getting older and since they’ve taken care of my every need and want for the past 25 years, I should probably do the same for them.  Thus begins, the toaster oven chronicles.  Why a toaster oven you may ask?  Well, let me take you back about 10 years or so ago….

Our house is old.  My grandparents have had the SAME OVEN/STOVE since they built this house.  It’s really not a big deal because it works, well, that’s a lie, the stove works.  About 10 years ago (It totally could have been more, I really don’t remember when) the oven caught fire while my grandma was making dinner one night, my uncle came and put out the fire.  We cleaned it out and for fear it would happen again, we never ever ever ever used it again.  So, that meant no more meatloaf (my absolute favorite), no more porkchops, no more pot roast! Ugh, obviously I survived but it still sucks.  We’ve always had a toaster oven, but I’ve always thought you’re only supposed to make, well, toast in it, DUH!  I was mistaken.  I’ve recently discovered that you can do ANYTHING with a toaster oven that can be done in a regular oven just in smaller quantities (perfect because my family eats like birds) and with a few little tweaks.

So here we are, the first installment of the toaster oven chronicles. I’ve been SO BORED with our dinners recently since we’ve been limited to what can be made in the microwave and on the stove.  It’s the same thing every night, so I decided to shake it up a little.  I’ve been researching for some recipes but this one I came up with on my own, sort of.  I LOVE TUNA, ask anyone who knows me, tuna and me are best buds.  In sushi, raw, cooked, creamed tuna, tuna patties, tuna salad, tuna and rice, you name it, if there’s tuna, I LOVE IT.  Now, I KNOW you’re not supposed to eat a ton of it while pregnant, so fret not, I have not been eating it as religiously as I have been, so this was a treat to myself.  Don’t judge me.

Here’s what it looked like coming out of the oven:

Tuna Casserole Toaster Oven

Doesn’t it look pretty fantastic?  I must say I was pretty impressed with how it turned out.  As a treat I’m sharing with you how to make it.  Please keep in mind that I did make this recipe up as I went along, and I’ll be brutally honest that I don’t know the exact measurements I used. Yea, that’s how I roll, no fear.

*For my family there was tons left over, but we eat like birds, mind you there is 6 of us.  For a normal family it might feed about 4.

Toaster Oven Tuna Casserole


  • 6-8oz. uncooked Elbow Macaroni Noodles (or any other type of noodle you want to use, it really doesn’t matter)
  • 1 bag mixed frozen vegetables (we used the one with broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots)
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese (we used 2 types of cheese, mozzarella and colby jack and cheddar mix)
  • 2 cans tuna
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 9×9 pan (glass or metal, i’ve found it really doesn’t matter)
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • large pot (to boil macaroni noodles)


  1. In large pot, add water and salt to taste, bring to a boil, add macaroni noodles, bring back to boil, let cook for about 10 minutes, remove from heat, drain and let sit. (Or you can just follow the directions on the bag/box it came in)
  2. Start to preheat toaster oven (here’s the downside to cooking in the toaster oven, it takes UBER long to heat up to the correct temperature, so start it as soon as you can, it will be ready when you are)
  3. Open and drain canned tuna
  4. In large mixing bowl, combine frozen veggies (still frozen), 2 cups of cheese, 2 cans of tuna (drained), and can of cream mushroom soup (don’t add the water like it says on the can), mix throughly.  You’ll end up with a pretty chunky mixture.
  5. Add macaroni to mixture
  6. Scoop mixture into pan, spread evenly
  7. Cover pan with tin foil
  8. Place into toaster oven
  9. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
  10. Open toaster oven, remove pan, remove tin foil, replace pan back into toaster oven, and bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
  11. Let cool and you’re done!

It takes about an hour to make from start to finish including prep time, which is long, I know, but if all you’ve got is a toaster oven, you’ll wait.  Oh and like I said, you will need to tweak the recipe because like I said I was making it up as I went along, no intention of posting it here but it came out so good, I wanted to share.

26 weeks 5 days

As my body grows…

As my boobs get heavier, my stomach grows pointer, my back gets sorer (is that a word? if not tough, I’m using it) and my feet and thighs get fatter I’m beginning to once again despise the effects of pregnancy, not BEING pregnant, but everything that comes along with it.

My mind gets dimmer, which leads me to wonder why I decided to open my Etsy shop at this point and time.  So over the past week I’ve finally had the urge to create a few logos, designs, and jewelry creations for my online Etsy shop.  You can visit it here at

Oh, so here’s a new side effect, my vision officially sucks.  I cannot spend more than about 20 minutes in the sun without sun glasses on.  If I do, I am officially blind for another 20 minutes once I step indoors.  Now, I know this happens to people who are not pregnant, it’s happened to me before, however, I feel like the effects are 500 billion times GREATER than if I weren’t pregnant.

We also FINALLY finished registering for our baby shower.  Who knew that there were so many different kinds of bottles!  Slow flow nipples, fast flow nippes, curved bottles, glass bottles, straight bottles, disposables, plastic bottles, and don’t you dare give me a bottle that has BPA! (WTF is BPA?)  I feel like I’m already a failure at motherhood, and the baby isn’t even here.  What do you even put on a registry to begin with? I know the big stuff but after that do I really have to list EVERY KIND of onesie available on the market?  Do I list the 5 different playards I want hoping that you’ll pick one I like or just list the one playard that I like hoping I don’t end up with 6 because target doesn’t delete from the registry once it has been bought.  Can you say overwhelmed?  No wonder it took me 3 months to finish that dang thing.

Here’s another thing, I went from being the laziest organized person on the planet to becoming the busy bee that needs to keep moving constantly.  I can no longer sit down to watch a 5 hour marathon of Charmed or The Big Bang Theory because I get antsy and start to see or think about all the things that need to get done before my little one arrives. And really, it’s things that should have been done LONG before I was pregnant as an every day chore, but being the laziest person ever I just never did it.

Remember I told ya’ll we found out what we’re having a few months ago? Maybe it was only a month ago?  My brain is fried and my perception of time is drastically skewed.  Anywho, Fiance didn’t want me to share what we were having at the time, but, I think it’s safe to say what we’re having now, considering everyone pretty much knows, and my registry is done, and my baby shower is next month. So here it goes, I’ll leave you with this picture:

It’s a…..Hopefully you can figure it out. 🙂

26 Weeks

25 Weeks

I’ve taken my Fiance’s computer hostage because I’ve realized I’ve been neglecting my poor blog. Sorry ya’ll. Here’s a quick update of what’s been going on in the past week.

The weather has been pretty amazing lately and it’s been very comfortable temperature wise.  Sooo, I’ve been a pretty happy camper.

Belly is getting bigger and the little one’s kicks are getting stronger and bigger.  Beansprout seems to be most active at around 10pm and lunch time…the first is not a good sign.  I’ve read that babies usually keep the same sleep schedule outside of the womb as they did inside….This may actually turn out to be a good thing because maybe baby will sleep through the night??? High hopes, I know. A girl can dream.

Pre-pregnancy clothes are becoming a lot tighter and smaller.  People are so nice and telling me it doesn’t look like I’ve gained much weight and I’m all belly and boobs.  My pants (and my doctors scale) tell me otherwise, FYI I’ve gained 9lbs in ONE MONTH!  My pants tell me I better stop eating all those damn ice cream drumsticks that the Fiance keeps feeding me.  He’s so sweet though because he knows I’ve been craving certain sweets.

Things I’ve been craving lately: Pasta, pound cake, and pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.  Not together though.  Amazingly I haven’t been having any weird cravings, even in the beginning of my pregnancy, nothing weird, just craved food in general. Me and no food is no bueno.

The weeks are creeping by, but, I’m starting to enjoy this whole pregnancy thing, maybe I can do this again? (BAHAHAHA, who am I kidding, maybe I can, in like 5-10 years).

I’m still on a crazy cleaning kick right now. I’ve never really realized how much junk I had that I should just get rid of.  Something that has helped me to purge is thinking about my grandparents.  They don’t have much, and what they do have is meaningful.  I don’t need to keep EVERYTHING that I’ve ever owned, just things I know 20 years from now will mean something to me.  SO, I’ve gotten rid of about 5 rubbermaid tubs full of papers, pictures, trinkets, and just plain crap.  I’m pretty proud of myself and I’m still cleaning out more.  With a baby coming I’ve realized there’s not much I need, and what I have kept I didn’t even know I had so I probably won’t miss it in 5 years.

I wish I could post pictures of how big I’m getting but with my computer being down I don’t have access to my picture software. We’ll be taking our maternity pictures in about a month anyway. Stay tuned!

25 weeks

Darth Vader and Semi-Broken Computer = No pictures

Here’s what sucks.  My computer decided it wanted to crap out at the most crucial time in my life…the last 3 months of my pregnancy! So this means, no pictures until I get it fixed or figure out how to use the WordPress app for iPhone or use the fiance’s computer for pic uploading, which is kind of a hassle.

Oh yea, we’re 6 months today! That mean’s the little one will be here in a few months, which also means mommy and daddy need to get their shit together.  Being responsible kind of bites, mostly on the bill paying front, who knew it cost $300 to power my grandma’s house! GEEZE.  I know we should invest in solar but this house is over 50 years old and the termites are literally holding it together.

Some things that have been happening, my feet look like boats, if you put my boobs together they’re about the size of my head, my stomach is definitely showing now, I stopped shaving my legs 3 months ago, it’s so hot I hate wearing clothes, and last night I had a asthma/constipation induced panic attack.  Yes, I said asthma and constipation induced panic attack.  Let me explain.

So, I’m sitting on our bed at the Fiance’s house, eating my mochi ice cream that the Fiance bought me (so thoughtful him…sometimes), and chocolate chip muffins, reading my baby books.  I finish reading and watch the rest of the newscast.  It was so ridiculously humid last night that there were these flying carpenter ants, so we have to turn off all the lights outside (usually left on for the dogs), TV needed to be turned off which also means early bedtime.  This also means that we needed to close the door to our room that we usually leave open for our dog to run in and out to use the bathroom, which ALSO means that it’s super stuffy in our room.  As, I’m about to lay down I notice it’s a little hard to breathe.  No biggie, I usually just give it time and it resolves on its own.  I prop myself up on all the pillows I could find, my usual tactic to conquer my breathing problems, but I lie down and my stomach starts to hurt, like it’s pushing up on my lungs.  Okay, so, I decided I needed to sit up for a little while longer and moved to our recliner.  No luck, okay back to the bed, sat on the edge of the bed and well, try to breathe normally and not sound like Darth Vader.  No luck! I start panicking a little, I start thinking WTF is going on, maybe I should turn on the AC.  AC goes on and does jack, just blows around hot air and makes me sneeze, awesome, AC gets turned off and I’m back on the recliner.  Still nothing, stomach is tight, chest is tight, time to look for my inhaler.  Flashlight in hand and swollen feet, I walk outside past our dogs out to the tent that houses our car (at 1130 at night) and look for my inhaler.  After 15 minutes, no inhaler, so I sit outside in the car for awhile, because I’m tired, out of breathe, sore, and for some reason it’s way cooler outside than inside our room.  I go back to our room at about midnight and come to the conclusion that I need to go home to my grandma’s to get my inhaler.  Fiance drives me home and I decide to stay the night just because I’m over the moving around and just want to sleep.  Inhaler found and used and I watch some TV while it’s kicking in.  It must have kicked some other things into gear too because I had to dash to the bathroom soon after.  Stomach empty and lungs inflated, I finally went to sleep.

Advice:  If you have asthma while pregnant, ask your doctor for multiple prescriptions for inhalers; If you’re not getting oxygen, baby isn’t either (which is why I started panicking).

Oh, and no worries, I don’t sound like Darth Vader anymore and everything is fine.

24 weeks