Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Baby S: 16 Weeks

Catch up on previous Baby S updates!

What Fruit are you? Avocado ( I always forget this is a fruit )

Due date:  1/3/16

How far along:  16 weeks, Every Sunday is a new week for me.

Next appointment:  We had our 16 week appointment on Tuesday. Molly’s heartbeat was 153 BPM and the PA said that is perfect for where I am, then she said she sounds like a “happy baby in there!” Whether she could really tell that or not doesn’t matter, it made me feel great. After our appointment I was given a referral to schedule my next Ultrasound/NT scan (I think that is what it’s called?) so I have that booked for August 13th and cannot wait to see our baby girl. By the time we see her it will have been 10 weeks since our last US and so much has changed.

Total weight gain/loss:  So I know I said I lost 5lbs in the first trimester. Honestly, I do not know where I pulled that number from because when I was weighed at this appointment she said I haven’t gained anything except the 1lb I lost back at my 10 week appointment. Wishful thinking? Who knows but I am happy that I haven’t gained any weight thus far.

Exercise:  I was back in Tabata this week and it felt great, my muscles are still not too thrilled with me for pushing them but I am back in my routine, with modifications and loving it.

Maternity clothes:  I wore the Mets shirt I mentioned in last weeks update to the game on Monday and it was so comfortable! We have two more games this season, one in August and one in September so I can't wait to compare my bump in them all!

I ordered two dresses off of Zulily this week for an upcoming bachelorette weekend in August/rehearsal dinner in September. For the price I figured it was better to pick them up now rather than wait until last minute and stress myself out. Here’s hoping they look good when they get here.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?  I designed and ordered my baby shower invites on Sunday because Zazzle was having an insane sale! Although the shower isn’t until the end of October it’s nice to have one more to-do crossed off the list.

Sleep: I spent almost every night falling asleep by 10:30 pm then waking up from 2:30-4:30 then sleeping again until 7:30. It sucks.

Food cravings:  Cold Honeycrisp apples, Synder’s Cheddar pretzel bites

Food aversions:  Raw/grilled/plain chicken, smell of BBQ/charcoal, red meat

Symptoms: I feel like this week was a symptom-heavy week. First off my skin has reverted itself back to my teenage years. I have been dealing with some pretty bad breakouts since the very beginning of this pregnancy and this week it came back and has been the worst yet. My entire face is broken out at the moment and I have been struggling with my self-esteem due to that but it will pass.
   My lower back has also been bothering me a decent amount. It’s easily thrown out of whack so the chairs at the baseball game Monday aggravated it and the discomfort continued on and off for the rest of the week. I am trying to incorporate some light stretching into my daily routine in hopes of avoiding this from happening the next 5 months.

Movement: My OB told me that I have a very long torso so Molly has a lot of extra room to grow and move which means it may be awhile before I actually feel her. I’ll admit I was kind of bummed when she said that but she quickly followed it with “It means you’ll have a much easier delivery.” To which Eddie and I both audibly cheered. I can’t wait until I feel her moving all around, even if it means discomfort for me I’ll be glad to know it means our little girl is happy and healthy.

What I'm looking forward to:  FALL. We had two really hot days this week, one was at the game on Monday and I was absolutely miserable. I can’t believe how easily I am affected by the heat these days, bring on cooler weather and football.

Best moment this week: Having a great appointment and hearing her strong heartbeat. So far pregnancy has been tough on me in the sense that I don’t know what’s really going on because I can’t see or feel her yet but I am hoping that will change in the next 2-3 weeks.

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Weekend Full of Food and Films

Oh Monday you always show up too soon. But lets relive the weekend in hopes of next weekend coming just a little bit faster.


After a really productive day at work I treated myself to Happy Hour.
Happy Hour Tabata that is. 

 I came thisclose to skipping class for the simple fact I was feeling lazy and my two gym buddies I take all my classes with weren't going to be there so I felt I didn't need to be.
Thankfully one of my best friends gave me the push I needed and I thought to myself  "I'm not just working out for me anymore," and that was all I needed to get out the door! Even with all of my current modifications I was able to burn 600 calories and felt amazing after.


I spent the morning relaxing and watching Parks and Recreation on TV. Around noon I decided it was time for an adventure so I headed to Fairfax which is about 30 minutes from us to check out the store Kirkland's
 Needless to say, as soon as I walked in I fell in love. It didn't help that the entire store was decorated for Fall aka my favorite season. 

 I left the store with this S for our front door because my summer wreath is becoming faded from the sun and it just looks sad. 

I also picked up a pink "C" tumbler specifically for the car because none of my beloved VS Pink water bottles fit in the cup holder and it makes me crazy. I have a thing for water bottles and tumblers, I collect them like I collect mugs... it's a problem.

Saturday night Eddie and I went out for a little impromptu date night at Tazza Kitchen which was a restaurant I stumbled upon earlier in the week.

 Although we didn't sit there, I loved the look of the bar. So much so I sent it to my mom letting her know we were coming during her next visit.

We started off with appetizers, guacamole for me and brick oven nachos for him. 

I fill up pretty quickly these days but that didn't stop me from ordering dinner because I knew it would turn into lunch the next day. I got the prosciutto & arugula pizza and Eddie got the steak with peppercorn potatoes.

Both meals surpassed our expectations and I cannot wait to go back!


I originally planned to spend the day at the pool but once I stepped outside and felt just how hot it was my plans quickly changed to hiding in the AC. The heat gets to me so quickly these days, just walking to and from the car I start sweating and my energy is zapped. Yay Summer!

 While watching Crazy, Stupid Love I decided to try my hand at baking. For those of you who may not know, I loathe baking for the simple fact that you have to measure everything perfectly otherwise your cake won't rise or your cookies will suck.
I prefer cooking for the simple fact you can season as you please and it always works out one way or another.

I followed this recipe I found on Pinterest and it turned out better then expected. The entire house smelled like banana bread which was a nice added bonus which led me to googling " Banana Bread Candles." Yea I'm weird.

I spent the afternoon doing housework and watching the Mets beat the Dodgers before getting in the kitchen again to make us dinner. My cooking entertainment was "Wedding Crashers," oldie but a goodie!

Another Pinterest find, this Gnocchi with summer veggies dish was TO.DIE.FOR, we paired it with sausage that Eddie grilled up and both of us were oohing and ahhing throughout our entire meal. We will definitely be having this one again before Summer is over.

The night ended on the couch watching Big Brother and eating 2 of these bad boys.

 Big Brother fans, what the hell is Austin thinking? That Battle of the Block competition left Eddie and I both stressed out. Can't wait for Wednesday!


Friday, July 24, 2015

5 Favorites Friday #2

What. A. Week. For the first time in awhile we had something going on every day or night this week: Baseball game, 16 week appointment and then I spent most of my day yesterday in Balitmore which I'll talk more about at another time. For now, it's time to share my 5 favorites of the week!

woats Cookies 'n' Dreams

I first discovered these on the Instagram account "TargetDoesItAgain" and when I finally remembered to grab them on my recent trip there I was glad I did. These oat clusters are soft, chewy and the perfect addition to any yogurt or ice cream bowl, and just as good on their own.
They have a few other flavors as well but I haven't had a chance to try them as they are always out of stock!

CAM- Burning House

Since moving to Virginia I listen to a lot more country music then I did before and lately I am obsessed with two songs: Sam Hunt- Take Your Time and Cam- Burning House. There is just something about this song I cannot get enough of. If you haven't heard it yet check it out below.

BeMaternity Active Capris from Target

I wore these for the first time to the baseball game Monday night and then to Tabata class Wednesday night (I have two pairs) and I must say these are amazing. I have lots of room for the bump to grow and this particular style comes up in the front but is low in the back so there is no additional back sweat. Any mommys-to-be that are looking for a great pair of workout pants at a reasonable price, check these out!

Chobani Kids Banana
I came across these about a month ago and they have been in our house ever since. As a child I LOVED gogurts and these remind me of a much healthier version of that beloved snack. At this point in time I cannot leave the house without a water bottle and snacks because once I get hungry I must eat right then and there so these have been a life saver!

Dalai Lama Quote

I posted this photo on my Instagram earlier this week and wanted to share it here with all of you.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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