If you had spoken to me about this issue in the previous weeks, you would have thought my world was ending. Yes, I have an iPhone. Yes, I can use it to accomplish mundane simple tasks, like checking facebook and reading my emails- but let's be honest. I can't use it for the most important things, like blogging and shopping. And during those previous two weeks, I thought I was going to lose my ever-loving mind.
Always one to give credit where credit is due, my darling Hubs has worked his incredibly studly behind off to get our house in liveable order. Always thinking, "What can I do next, Ash?" We've worked tirelessly together to hang curtains, glaze and seal kitchen cabinets, replace bathroom lighting fixtures, hang paintings, plant flowers and most importantly, hang blinds! And most of time? He's doing the work and I'm sitting on the floor... supervising. Needless to say, it's been wonderful and amazing and fantastic to watch our new house come together so quickly, but a constant casuality of our preoccupied-ness? Cable and Internet. I die. For two, almost three whole weeks.
Well my internet friends, as of 9am this morning, my new best friend (aka the Comcast guy) hooked Sheepie and I up with glorious, lightening fast internet. And I couldn't be happier. I almost chanced running out to my car in my husband's gym shorts and a way-too-small-for-the-belly tank top, just so that I could grab my camera from the car and start uploading the BAZILLION pictures I can't wait to share! But then I quickly thought to myself, "AP, you probably shouldn't risk it. The neighbors really like you and you certainly don't want to scare them away."
First things first, my bi-weekly Bumpdate. 24 and a half weeks. Holy smokes.
How did we celebrate the infamous Viability Day?
I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate such a momentous
yet fear-inducing milestone than with yummy water ice, of course!
why, hello veine-y belly...
Total Weight Gained/Loss? A gain of somewhere between 17-18lbs. And it's pretty much all there in my belly and my butt. Thanks, kid.Maternity Clothes: Eh. I'm still on the fence about them. Spend a bazillion dollars on Heidi Klum's A Pea in the Pod line? I wish. I have a few mom-tops, basic solid color T's and three pairs of mom-jeans (Mavi skinnies, Seven bootleg and Motherhood Maternity skinnies that I adore. And those? Mixed in with some adorable non-maternity staples that I can't live without, pretty much make up my ensembles these days. Now that the warmer weather's been hanging around- I can get by with most of my super cute summer dresses. Bring on the heat, Mother Nature!
Sleep? Still pretty yucky. I'm pretty sure that soon enough either Hubs or I will need to move one of our heiney's into the guest bedroom. I'm not sure we can both still fit in our bed with all of the pillows I'm beginning to acquire just to get a few decent hours of sleep. Two beneath my head, one between my knees and one underneath my belly/bubbies. And did I mention that if I sleep on either my left side or right side too long- my shoulder, hip and hands start to go numb? Awesome.
Best Moment of the Week? Reaching 24 weeks and finding some reassurance in the fact that if Baby Boy were to make his arrival early, there's a pretty great chance he would survive (with the help of a Level III NICU and some pretty heroic measures, no doubt).
Movement? All the time. He's all over the place. One of the coolest things is being able to make out body parts now- whether it's his butt or his head I'm feeling. Or if he's jabbing me with hands or feet. He's the most active early in the mornings between 8am and 11am and again at night between 9pm and midnight. He LOVES to lay pressed up against the front of my ute, too. Not very comfortable, if I do say so myself.
Food Craving? This week? I thought I would die if I didn't have any soft serve with chocolate sprinkles.
Food aversions: No issues there. Come one, come all. Nom. Nom. Nom.
Gender? Daddy's little sport.
Belly Button? It just makes me laugh everytime I glance down at it. There's no hiding it. I may have to start using a Band-Aid so that I don't constantly have "turkey-thermometer belly button syndrome" through all of my t-shirts and tank-tops! And it's so doggone sensitive, too! Why is that?
What I miss? Not peeing a little every time I sneeze. Laugh. Cough. Run. Yep, I just said it.
What I'm looking forward to: a summer full of celebrations! Between our housewarming party, my little brother's high school graduation, my best friend's wedding and two baby showers, this summer is sure to be a blast!
Weekly Wisdom: TUMS are a pregnant girl's best friend. Fo' sho.
Milestones: We have lot's of crazy movement, we're all moved in, we've ordered our crib and glider/rocker combo, Mom can't walk into any department store and walk out without at least ONE adorable outfit for Baby Boy and we're viable! What a couple of weeks it's been!
Stay tuned for post overload this week.
I have LOT'S of catching up to do
and LOT'S of house pictures to share!
Boy, how I've missed you!