June 26, 2013

Growing Fears


Ready for a TMI fear?  Since I'm planning on working all the way up to labor, I fear my water will break at the office or worse...in a court hearing.  My last hearing is scheduled for July 8 and until then I have one more scheduled.  So should I bring a towel to sit on?  I mean, how embarrassing if my water breaks during a hearing?  I've asked my attorney friends if their water broke in court but I haven't heard any horror stories yet.  I know it's silly to worry about but I live in a small community...who's going to forget the woman who's water broke in court?  Oy vey.

Blazer: Kohls  /  Dress: Kohls  /  Shoes: Me Too  /  Jewelry: Gifted Necklace, Lorenzo, David Yurman


June 24, 2013

36 Weeks Preggo Update


It's been awhile since I've done a bump update and so much has changed!  Since the beginning of June, my symptoms have taken a downward spiral.  So far in this pregnancy, I've been pretty lucky and I definitely should have appreciated my second trimester because the third sucks!  Last Thursday, I woke up with an intense, sharp pain under my right rib.  This is the same spot that the baby loves to push and poke at all day long.  The pain was so bad I could barely move.  After going to the hospital and having a doctor check me, we learned that the baby's kicking and pushing, as well as normal stretching of the belly, made my abdominal muscle or ligament (can't remember which one) tore.  My H jokes that he's going to be an MMA fighter.  It's been feeling better after much rest but I'm still pretty uncomfortable especially because my legs and feet are so swollen.

Lately, I've been craving pampering products and nesting...lots of nesting.  Somehow I've convinced myself that my house is perpetually filthy and must be cleaned every day!  I've basically replaced all my shampoos, styling products, lotions, soaps, new makeup products, etc because I figured I won't get out much after the baby is born.  So now as I type this out I realize I'm neurotic and high maintenance! lol  I'll just blame it on the pregnancy for now :-)  You know the craziest part after all this complaining I've done?  I'm actually going to miss being pregnant!  Yep, I said it.  I'm going to miss having my baby with me 24/7.  Of course I'm more excited to meet him and have him physically in my life but I just don't how else to explain it except that I'll miss being pregnant.  Craziness.

On to the update...


Weight Gain?:  I've gained a total of about 30 pounds.

Maternity Clothes?:  Still wearing maternity bottoms and mostly maternity dresses.

Symptoms?:  As I stated above, my rib and muscle pain is bad and swelling is out of control.  Tests showed that I'm low in iron so I've been doubling up on iron and fiber which makes me a little queasy.

Sleep?:  Sleep is getting a little better although bathroom breaks are frequent.

Do I miss anything?:  Nope.

Movement?:  Holy cow this baby moves!  He punches all the time.  Since he's run out of room, his movements are more of punches than kicks.

Anything making you sick or queasy?:  I still can't stand air fresheners.

Food cravings?:  Butterfingers, sandwiches, gatorade.

Have you started to show?:  YES.

Boy or a Girl?:  Boy!

Best Moment This Week?:  Turning 30 last Tuesday!  I also got to see two of my sisters that live out of town.  I enjoyed showing them around the nursery and being with them because the next time I'll see them, Lucas will be here!  They both were constantly touching my belly and freaking out whenever the baby moved.  Melisa even cried when she was in the nursery and saw his little backpack packed up for the hospital.  Lucas is going to be one spoiled little boy!


Check out my other bump updates here:

27 Weeks
21 Weeks

17 Weeks



June 20, 2013

Simple Grays


Thank you for the birthday love!  30 is already shaping up to be a good year.  My mom and I have decided that this baby is coming way earlier than my mid July due date which my feet are thankful for.  They are so tired of the only two pairs of shoes that barely fit!

Linking up today with the lovely Tara of Mix and Match Fashion!

Shirt: Old Navy Maternity  /  Skirt: Motherhood Maternity  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: Kate Spade  /  Jewelry: Gifted charm necklace, Ebay, Lorenzo, Tiffanys


June 18, 2013

Dirty Thirty Birthday


Today is my 30th birthday...yikes! Yesterday was the last day I could say I'm in my 20's, so I guess these pictures accurately reflect that I'm in mourning (only kidding!)  My H says that I'm all grown up now because he's been asking me what I would like for my birthday and I couldn't think of one thing.  Old Maria probably had a list of possible birthday gifts (I'm a brat and I know this) but this year all I could think of was dinner and sleep!  So I guess I went from being 29 years old to 80 years old.  This year will be one of the best years of my life and I'm so looking forward to this next chapter.

To quote a Tim McGraw song, for "my next thirty years, I'm gonna have some fun, try to forget about all the crazy things I've done.  Maybe now I've conquered all my adolescent fears and I'll do better in my next thirty years...my next thirty years, will be the best years of my life.  Raise a little family and hang out with my [husband].  Spend precious moment with the ones that I hold dear.  Make up for lost time here in my next thirty years."


Dress: Target  /  Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff 'Mini Mac'  /    
Jewelry: David Yurman, Pandora, Tiffanys, Lorenzo


June 17, 2013

Blue Shades


Have you ever wondered why pregnant women are always cradling their bellies?  I always did.  I would think, ugh, why are they always holding their stomachs?! And now, I'm one of those women.  For me, personally, it's just natural.  He's moving around so my instinct is to hold my stomach and sometimes rub my belly which is even weirder.  Another selfish reason I hold my belly sometimes is to be like, look, there's a baby in there and not that I ate too many hamburgers!  Although, lately, seeing pictures of me holding my belly is almost comical because it looks like I'm trying to smuggle a watermelon under my dress. 


Dress: Target Maternity  /  Sweater: JCP  /  Shoes: MIA  /  Jewelry: Ann Taylor, David Yurman, Pandora  /  Belt: F21


June 14, 2013

Preparing for New Celebrations


This weekend is Father's Day and the first that my husband will get to celebrate as a daddy to be.  I was and still am blessed with an amazing father that does anything for me and my sisters so I feel even more lucky to know that my son will also have a great father.  My husband has gone above and beyond for Lucas already. Every time he goes to the store by himself, I can fully expect that he has bought something for the baby.  The other morning I woke up to see he had washed all the newborn and 0-3 month clothes.  The best was when I received an email from him late at night with an attachment titled "hospital packing list."  He literally typed out everything we need for the hospital bags and he's been gathering everything together ever since.  I could cry thinking of all he's done for me and Lucas so even though Lucas isn't here yet, I hope that this Father's Day is a special one for him :-)

Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Tshirt: Target  /  Pants: Old Navy Maternity  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM


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