Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend Recap: Fall Fun!

Hey everyone!

Once again, I broke my promise to you.  I said I'd blog 2-3x last week, and that just didn't happen.  However, I am actually feeling more inspired and have ideas for a few posts for you this week!  This isn't just going to turn in to pregnancy updates.  I'll get back on this blogging train, trust me!

So, let's get back to the normal Monday post and talk about the weekend!  Sound good?

I'm going to include my workday on Friday because it was a lot of fun.  We had our monthly coaching seminar, and as always, I learned a lot and had some fun!  A few of us went to lunch, and we had a great time hearing how everyone had met/gotten engaged to their husbands.  It was so interesting how similar Joe and my pre-engagement story was so similar to another coach!

After the meeting, I came home and had an enjoyable evening on the couch.  Joe was out of town with Tequila (he went to Gainesville for a concert with his sister) and I was dog-sitting Finn (Tequila's boyfriend), so I caught up on all the DVRed shows from this week.  Good times!

After sleeping in a bit, I got up and got ready to work at the pumpkin patch for a few hours!
My church sells pumpkins every year to support the youth group, and I signed up to help for 4 hours.  I had a great time cashiering during that time, getting to know some of the youth a little bit better, and watching all the families enjoy a beautiful fall day.  Not gonna lie, I imagined the fun Joe and I would have taking pictures of Baby Fish in a pumpkin patch next fall.  Too cute!

The rest of the day was spent watching football.  Hey, what else do you expect on a Saturday in the fall??  I also had to enjoy some of the nicer evening weather, so Finn and I went for a walk.  It broke up the day nicely before more couch time and football.
 There was lots of cuddling with Pablo and Finn, and the games I watched were pretty enjoyable!

I had another lazy morning before it was time to go to church.  After the service, I went by the book fair the church was having to fund raise for the children's ministry.  It was so much fun walking around in there and reminded me of how much I enjoyed when the Scholastic book fairs came to school!
I picked up some books for Baby Fish.  It was kind of hard, since I don't know if the little one will want to read about princesses or construction sights, so I did may best at picking some gender-neutral books.

I also bought one of my favorite fall treats--candy corn pumpkins!
I LOVE these things!  I ate a few while watching more football before heading to youth group in the evening.  Youth group was a lot of fun--between getting to know the kids, watching God's Not Dead, and good small group discussion.  Good times!

When I got home, Joe and Tequila had made it home, so I spent some time with them.  Tequila enjoyed having Finn there for a little bit, as you can tell in this picture.
Good thing both of them are fixed!!

And that was my Fall Fun weekend :)  It was nice and relaxing, and I enjoyed having very minimal plans.

Question for you: What fall-related activity did you participate in this weekend?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pregnancy Update: 16 weeks

Hey, everyone!  I hope you've had a good weekend since we last spoke on Wednesday.  I have just been so forgetful lately that taking pictures and remembering what I planned to blog is just not happening!  I hope you will forgive me!

What I HAVE remembered, though, is to update you on the pregnancy!  I'll do my best to post at least twice more this week, but no promises considering how much I've been forgetting lately.

Pregnancy Update: 16 weeks

How far along? 16 weeks (and two days)

Baby Bump progress: I'm kind of embarrassed I'm posting this picture, but it's all I got from this week!
Ugh, what a horrible picture!  I'll work on making next week's picture MUCH better!  I guess my photographer (aka Joe)

Baby's Size? 5 inches long and weighs around 3-5 ounces.

Total weight gain/loss: as of my doctor's appointment yesterday, I've gained 2 pounds this month

Stretch marks? None!  Got some cocoa butter with Vitamin E that I'm using daily, so hopefully that will avoid any stretch marks!

Sleep: Still sleeping well!  My being overly tired comes and goes, so that's definitely an improvement from being tired ALL THE TIME!

Best moment this week: Hearing the baby's heartbeat and finding out that everything is looking good

Miss anything?: 

Movement: nothing so far.  I can tell that Baby Fish is growing because of the cramps I get every now and then (doctor said they are normal).

Food cravings: This week, I was ALL ABOUT some cheese!  Queso dip at the Mexican restaurant, Macaroni and cheese, you name it!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Sadly, my lunch on Wednesday.  I packed a healthy lunch of salmon over spinach and fresh tomatoes.  I opened it up and it did not look appetizing!  I forced myself to eat it, but I wound up getting queasy about halfway through and had to stop.  Fail!!  It was really depressing.

Gender: can't find out until next month, but we're still planning on waiting!

Labor Signs: none (thank goodness!)

Symptoms: being really tired every now and then, and I've become SUPER forgetful lately.  So much so that I'm now taping sticky notes to my phone so I'll remember things.

Belly Button in or out? in

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody? I'm happy most of the time, but the moodiness does creep up pretty quickly.  It's only been once or twice this week though.

Funny moments this week:

Looking forward to: feeling the baby move.  

Exercise this week: none :(  I'm still trying to figure out my schedule this year.  I've taken on some tutoring, and Joe and I have been hanging out with people more in the evenings.  I KNOW I need to make exercise more of a priority though because a. I feel kind of gross because I haven't worked out lately and b. I have a race coming up very soon and need to get at least a little prepared for!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

One-Word Wednesday

Hey everyone, and happy Wednesday!  Hope your week is treating you well.

I have been so, so bad about taking pictures lately, particularly pictures of my food.  So, now What I Ate Wednesday post for you today.  However, I do have some pictures from the last two weeks to share with you.  I'm going to do this "One-Word Wednesday" style, something I've seen on Katie's blog a few times.

The rules: caption each picture with one word or hashtag style if you need more than one.  Hope you enjoy the pictures!
Goofball (what's up with my face...?)
Terrapin!! (no beer for me, don't worry)
Question for you: What's one word that describes your last week?  What one word describes your current mood?
My last week has been BUSYYYY and my current mood is FOCUSED. :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pregnancy Update: 15 Weeks

Hey everyone, and happy Tuesday!  Hope your weekend was a good one.  Sorry for no update yesterday--I didn't take many pictures this weekend and thought it'd be a boring post.  We did have a good one, though, involving lots of football!  That seems to be the norm around here.

Guess what guys?  It's time for my first pregnancy update!  I'm using Annette's "questionnaire" she used for her pregnancy updates with a few additions of my own.  If you have other things you want to know, please ask in the comments!!

How far along? 15 weeks (and two days)

"Baby Bump" Progress:  I feel so awkward in these pictures! Haha!
Baby’s size? A navel orange--4.5 inches long and weighs around 2 to 3 ounces.  The baby can wiggle fingers and toes, suck its thumb, and can breathe! (according to What to Expect When You're Expecting)
Total weight gain/loss: Not sure...I actually lost 0.6 pounds at my last appointment (about a month ago), but I think I've gained a few since then!
Stretch marks? None as of now...I had a little scare thinking I had one already last week, but false alarm!  It was just a mark from my pants being too tight :)
Sleep: Luckily, sleep is not something I've had a problem with.  In fact, some days I'll take a nap after work and STILL be in bed around 9 or 9:30.  There are times I'll have to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, but other than sleep problem!
Best moment this week:  Posting our announcement on Facebook and the blog and enjoying all the love and support we're getting!  It's been so amazing and uplifting!
Miss Anything?  I miss having coffee everyday.  I'll have some decaf or a half-caff Starbucks drink about twice a week, but I really do miss coffee!  Oh, and alcohol.  Don't judge me.  I miss my margaritas on Friday and my glass of wine, especially when we had fish this weekend.
Movement: Haven't felt anything yet, but we did get to see some movement during the first ultrasound a few weeks ago!  It was crazy and pretty cool.
Food cravings: I don't think I've had a true craving, but I am wanting sweets a lot more lately!  I also got a craving (I guess) for Wheat Thins in the store last week, whcih I haven't had in probably over a year.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Fortunately, not much lately.  A few bad smells (taking out the trash, cigarette smoke) have made me a little nauseous, as well as not eating regularly enough.  No sickness for a few weeks, thankfully!!
Gender: We won't find out until Baby Fish is born!  However, I think it's a boy (I had a vision of buying cute little boy's clothes).  But I've had numerous people tell me that they've had dreams and/or think I'm having a girl.  We'll see!
Labor Signs: None!
Symptoms: TIRED, headaches about once a week, being incredibly hungry then eating one or two bites and being "full"
Belly Button in or out? In, and probably will stay that way.  I have a deep innie belly button
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, and I don't think I've been moody.  You'll have to ask my husband about that.
Funny moments this week: I saw a former co-worker that I hadn't seen since she found out I was pregnant (I taught with her before taking the coaching job).  When I saw her and said I was already showing a little, she said to me "I noticed!"  It was pretty funny, but then later I started getting insecure about being fat...such an emotional swing of pregnant ladies :)
Looking forward to: having more energy.  People say that now that I'm in the 2nd trimester, I should be getting more energy.  Well, it can happen ANY DAY NOW!  I'm done with just working and sleeping all the time.

Exercise this week:  Thanks to my afternoon naps, exercise didn't really happen throughout the week.  I did go on a run on Saturday, though!  I felt good for the most part, even though I did need to do run/walk intervals to keep myself from getting my heartrate up too high.
Question for you: Anything else you need to know about?