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Thursday, August 25, 2016

I'm NOT Going to Breastfeed and My Child Will Turn Out Just Fine!

   I am not going to be your "typical" mom.

   Women are so freakin' judgemental and I'm entering a whole new level. Women judging moms or moms-to-be (and whether they have any children or not). It's just freakin' ridiculous and downright horrible. It's stressful enough going through all of the hormone changes, body changes, the scary realization you're about to be a mom (or the already day-to-day stressors of being a mom), etc. The last thing we need is unnecessary judgement.

   Most women want vaginal births and there are a ton of haters out there that hate on women who have had c-sections (whether the c-section was by choice or not). News flash, just b/c someone didn't push their baby out of their vag does not make them any less of a mother or a woman just like someone who has a baby via surrogacy or adopts isn't any less of a mother. I personally would prefer a c-section. I really don't want a vaginal birth but I've decided that I'm going to just push away my anxieties and go with the flow on this one. If I give birth vaginally, then I do, and if I end up having a c-section, then awesome. My sister and I were both born via c-section. B/c of the crappy annoying world of insurance, my mom had to push for 2 hours before getting a c-section with me. She just was not able to give birth vaginally and guess what? My sister and I both turned out pretty damn awesome if you ask me.

   And don't get me started on breastfeeding. I'm so sick of hearing "breast is best". It's not always the case people!!! How about if your baby is allergic to breast milk, then how can that possibly be best? If you want to breastfeed or have breastfed or are breastfeeding, good for you but I'm not going to be and I don't have to list the reasons why either. I am going to be feeding my daughter formula only. I swear when some people hear that you're going to not only bottle feed your baby but feed her formula, they act like you're killing your child or that the world is going to end. Get over it. My little girl will be just fine.

   I swear, everyone and their mother are just so freakin' critical, judgy, and opinionated these days, even if they haven't gone through the particular experience themselves! Everyone has every right to their own opinion but can we like stop all the pettiness please? Like people criticizing women's bodies when they're pregnant or their post pregnancy bodies. Whether you're in the process of growing your baby (ok, that sounds a little weird) or just gave birth to one (or two or three or more), you certainly don't need negativity about your body blasting your way at a hundred miles per hour. Warning: If you're going to negatively criticize my body during or post pregnancy, you might just earn yourself a punch to the face.

   On that note, I'll leave y'all with this:

Image via Pinterest

-Heather

Monday, August 22, 2016

21 Week Bumpdate

   Good Morning y'all!



How Far Along: 21 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A large Carrot! Baby is measuring 7" from crown to rump. At the anatomy scan last week, Rory was weighing in at 13 oz and is in the 74th percentile!!! I'm wondering if she is going to be a big baby b/c the average weight for how far along I was at the scan was 10 oz and she was weighing in at 3 oz above that. I guess we'll just see what her measurements are next time they measure her since I know that ultrasounds can be a little off sometimes.

Weight Gain: I'm not sure but about 10 lbs, maybe 11.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, bloating, moody, fatigue, lightening crotch, sciatic nerve pain, calf cramps, and round ligament pain. I've been cutting out the morning pill (Diclegis for morning sickness) and just taking 1 pill before bed. Thursday morning less than an hour before I have to get up, I woke up screaming in pain from the worst calf cramp I have ever had in my life. I have had many many cramps in my calves and arches of my feet and I'm telling you this was the worst one. Jesse was so confused and thought I was going into labor- thank God I wasn't! *Knock on Wood* I am so grateful to have him and he rubbed my calf and got me water to drink until the cramp went away.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Rory Brielle

Movement: Still don't think I've felt anything but from the ultrasound we could see that she is kicking away! At the beginning of the ultrasound she was head down and by the end she was feet down. At least seeing her kick and be so active on the ultrasound gave me some reassurance.

Nursery: We're going with a woodland/ woodland critters and floral theme. The nursery is painted and the curtain rod and curtains are hung up. Aaand her watercolor wall art print set came!!! Yay! I am sooo excited to put this up, well I mean get Jesse to put them up. I was originally planning on also ordering her mobile when I purchased this set but of course right when I want to order it, the Etsy seller of the mobile went on a little break. So I'm going to give it about a month and if the seller is still on a break, I'll look for a different mobile.

Maternity Clothes: I wear a belly band with my pre-pregnancy jeans, I have a few basics (3 tops and leggings), and now have a winter maternity coat but that's about all the maternity clothes I have bought so far. I'm thinking I'm going to need to buy some maternity pants by the end of this month- some of my jeans I can't zip at all.

Sleep: I am so freaking tired. I try to catch up on sleep a little bit on the weekends but Gary makes that very difficult. Lately my sleep has not been good. I've been waking up randomly (and it's not to pee) and just not getting great sleep. I switched to sleeping mainly on my right side instead of the left side (I was doing that mostly for good blood circulation for the baby and b/c I usually start off like that) and I think that helps some nights. However, Jesse hurt his shoulder at work a few weeks ago. He has a torn rotator cuff and of course with the way workman's comp works, the doctor wants him to keep doing physical therapy and taking steroids and continue working. So he has had many nights where he hasn't slept at all and that probably isn't helping my sleep issues.

Best Moment(s) of the Week: Seeing our little girl at our anatomy scan. She for sure has Jesse's nose without a doubt. I can't wait to see her again and see how her features have developed at my echo scan next month. The Doctor said she is one great looking kid, very healthy, and as of right now, no sign of Spina Bifida!

   On Friday after my appointment with the Psychiatrist (and of course after taking care of the dogs), I took my sister out to dinner at Olive Garden since she is going back to college this week. And on Saturday, Jesse and I went to see Sausage Party since we didn't get to see it last week and he wanted to see it. I was smart and ordered tickets online ahead of time like I usually do.

   Oh yea and on Sunday we started (and finished) watching Stranger Things. I know, we are a little late jumping on the Stranger Things wagon but if you haven't watched this Netflix series yet, I strongly recommend you do.

Missing: Wine, wine coolers, and Margaritas- especially margaritas! I still need to get a new bigger blender and get Jesse to make me some virgin ones. I bought a blender for my sister's birthday present b/c she said that's what she wanted but why did I not buy myself a new one? I have no idea. I really should get on this and get on buying a crock pot so that I can make freezer meals right before Rory is born.


Cravings & Aversions: Rice (and Chipotle- that's a given), donuts, brownies, cupcakes, milkshakes, mozzarella sticks, string cheese, fruit, and fresh veggies (mainly fresh raw green peppers), did I say donuts?, chocolate, Belgian waffles, s'mores, and Olive Garden's black tie mousse cake. This little girl has some good taste!

   Aversions... Still the same. Grilled chicken (unless it is like overdone and crispyish), nuts, spinach & artichoke dip, and biscuits. And twice this weekend we tried making two new recipes. I liked them both at first and then minutes to hours later, felt so sick after both of them. Guess Rory wasn't a fan.

Mood: Very happy but getting very easily annoyed. I am so mean to Jesse on Saturdays when he usually has to work- sorry babe! If Jesse works Saturdays (and sometimes Sundays), he still has to get up early and for some odd reason, our crazy fur child Gary has to get up at that time too to go potty and eat. So then I have to get all the dogs up and take care of them and then hopefully am able to go back to sleep for 2-3 more hours but boy am I cranky.

Looking Forward to: Hopefully hanging up Rory's watercolor wall art print set.

Have a great week!!!



-Heather








Monday, August 15, 2016

20 Week Bumpdate

   We're at the halfway mark people (well 2 days past it if you want to get technical)!!! And it is anatomy scan/ ultrasound day (but not until later, so the day will drag on for sure)!!!


How Far Along: 20 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A Banana! Baby is measuring 6.5" from crown to rump. I really hope they tell us measurements and percentiles she's in today at the anatomy scan!

Weight Gain: I'm not sure but about 9-10 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, bloating, moody, fatigue, lightening crotch, sciatic nerve pain, and round ligament pain. I've been cutting out the morning pill (Diclegis for morning sickness) and just taking 1 pill before bed. These migraines and sinus headaches have been killing me and Tylenol gives me little to no relief, usually no relief. Sometimes taking some Benedryl helps if it is allergy related but it's not always.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Rory Brielle

Movement: I don't think so. Ugh, I just want to feel and see her kick so badly. I had a dream last night that Jesse, my mom, and I all felt her kick and that we could see the kicks so clearly that we could see her foot prints, hand prints, part of her head and the bones of her feet and hands- so weird but maybe that means I'll feel and see her kick soon! *Knock on Wood*

Nursery: We're going with a woodland/ woodland critters and floral theme. The nursery is painted and the curtain rod and curtains are hung up. I plan to buy two decor pieces this month for the nursery. I'm just so excited to decorate and have it all put together for my little girl. I don't want to share any nursery progress photos yet because 1. there's not much to see and 2. my sister is staying in the nursery for another week and a half before she goes back to college this month.

Maternity Clothes: I wear a belly band with my pre-pregnancy jeans, I have a few basics (3 tops and leggings), and now have a winter maternity coat but that's about all the maternity clothes I have bought so far. I'm thinking I'm going to need to buy some maternity pants by the end of this month- some of my jeans I can't zip at all.

Sleep: I am so freaking tired. I try to catch up on sleep a little bit on the weekends but Gary makes that very difficult. Lately my sleep has not been good. I've been waking up randomly (and it's not to pee) and just not getting great sleep. I switched to sleeping mainly on my right side instead of the left side (I was doing that mostly for good blood circulation for the baby and b/c I usually start off like that) and I think that helps some nights.

Best Moment(s) of the Week: Forgot to mention last week that I actually finished reading a pregnancy book, "Belly Laughs" by Jenny McCarthy and I strongly recommend it! But back to this week... there was a brick ceremony held for my nephew (and a few other families and friends that have lost loved ones) at Olivia's House: A Grief and Loss Center for Children. You can get a brick engraved for your loved one that has passed (whether it be a child, parent, pet, etc.) and in their garden, they take out a brick that is not engraved and replace it with yours (you choose the location). They also have programs to help children of all ages cope with their loss(es). It is a truly amazing place.

   On Friday night, Jesse surprised me with a date night to the movies. We were going to see Sausage Party but it was sold out, so we saw another movie we wanted to see... Suicide Squad. I really liked it and can't wait for the spin off or whatever they're planning on doing with just Harley Quinn and The Joker. We went to Jesse's cousin's pig roast on Saturday and celebrated my sister's 19th birthday on Sunday (even though her birthday was Thursday)! And we got to meet my mom's new baby brother goats, Festus and Artemis (I picked out Artemis' name or at least I suggested it). They are either pygmy goats or Nigerian dwarf goats- pretty much the same thing. I forgot to take pictures of them! I also filled out the baby shower invitations for my mom so that she can try to get them mailed out today. Doing that and knowing the date were the only two things she let me know about/ do for the baby shower. I emailed her suggestions but other than that, she wants it a surprise and it is killing me!!!
 My sister's blender lol. 

We haven't gotten a pic of us together in a while. I meant to get my sister to take a picture of us at her little birthday party but totally forgot.

   Oh yea, and this week I remembered that I have yet another thing to plan for- Rory's baptism. How the heck did I forget about this? I wouldn't necessarily categorize it as a "Best Moment of the Week" but it's something special to me. So I've been looking at Baptism gowns and dresses and what not just to get my brain moving for when we plan it next year. Jesse says he's going to put some sort of black dye in her pocket or somewhere with her so that when she touches the water, the water turns black and it will freak the priest out. Very funny, I'll be sure to double check Rory before she gets baptized that day to make sure her Daddy didn't try pulling any pranks.

Missing: Wine, wine coolers, and Margaritas- especially margaritas! I still need to get a new bigger blender and get Jesse to make me some virgin ones. I bought a blender for my sister's birthday present b/c she said that's what she wanted but why did I not buy myself a new one? I have no idea.

Cravings & Aversions: Rice (and Chipotle- that's a given), donuts, brownies, cupcakes, milkshakes, mozzarella sticks, string cheese, fruit, and fresh veggies (mainly fresh raw green peppers), did I say donuts?, chocolate, Belgian waffles, s'mores, and Olive Garden's black tie mousse cake. This little girl has some good taste! The cravings for chocolate are strooong. I keep a little container of mini m&ms in my desk drawer at work in case I feel light headed or the cravings are just that bad. I usually try to forget they're in there but on Friday I just couldn't stay away and at the whole thing- ate least they come in tiny tubes. And I have been eating Chipotle about once a month when I have a work meeting that is close to one. I would eat it more often but that isn't necessarily good for my body and Jesse still makes jokes about Chipotle. He has physical therapy for his shoulder (he hurt it at work) after our ultrasound today, so this girl is hauling her ass to Chipotle to grab a burrito bowl for dinner- yes!!!

   Aversions... Still the same. Grilled chicken (unless it is like overdone and crispyish), nuts, spinach & artichoke dip, and biscuits.

Mood: Very happy but getting very easily annoyed. I am so mean to Jesse on Saturdays when he usually has to work- sorry babe! If Jesse works Saturdays (and sometimes Sundays), he still has to get up early and for some odd reason, our crazy fur child Gary has to get up at that time too to go potty and eat. So then I have to get all the dogs up and take care of them and then hopefully am able to go back to sleep for 2-3 more hours but boy am I cranky. And don't even ask what kind of mood I was in this past Saturday waking up at 3:00 a.m. after being out late at the movies. I was cranky to the max.

Looking Forward to: Our ultrasound today!!! I've been dying to see our little girl on the ultrasound screen. It will be our anatomy scan with the specialist. Jesse is going to be there and so will my mom. This will be the first time she gets to see Rory on the ultrasound screen (not just in pictures of the sonograms I send her). My sister went to the last ultrasound with me which was 7 weeks ago! And then I have a regular prenatal appointment on Wednesday. Since I never got a call about the results of my quad screening, I would think they would tell me them at this appointment. One of the things the quad screening tests for is Spina Bifida, which Rory is at high risk for. So I really want to know the results and see what the specialist has to say about everything on the ultrasound at our anatomy scan. Wish us luck!

Have a great week!!!



-Heather









Monday, August 8, 2016

19 Week Bumpdate

    Omg you guys, I'm almost at the halfway mark!!!



How Far Along: 19 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A Tomato or Mango! Baby is measuring 6" from crown to rump.

Weight Gain: I'm not sure but maybe around 8-9 lbs. And I'm officially a D cup! I went from a 36B to a 38D. It's crazy!

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, bloating, moody, fatigue, lightening crotch, sciatic nerve pain, and round ligament pain. I have been trying to only take one pill of Diclegis (morning sickness meds) a day but it has been a struggle. I'm trying to figure out if I should cut out the night time pill or the morning. After two days of no pill at night, I woke up feeling like I was going to puke all morning. So I've been cutting out the morning pill instead. And these migraines and sinus headaches have been killing me and Tylenol gives me little to no relief, usually no relief. Sometimes taking some Benedryl helps if it is allergy related but it's not always.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Rory Brielle

Movement: I don't think so. Ugh, I just want to feel and see her kick so badly.

Nursery: We're going with a woodland/ woodland critters and floral theme. I've bought two things for the nursery so far. Jesse's Aunt, Uncle, and cousins got Rory the cutest Ariel The Little Mermaid wall art piece that I'm for sure putting in her closet where her little dress up station will be. The nursery is painted and the curtain rod and curtains are hung up. I plan to buy two decor pieces this month for the nursery. I'm just so excited to decorate and have it all put together for my little girl. I don't want to share any nursery progress photos yet because 1. there's not much to see and 2. my sister is staying in the nursery for a few weeks before she goes back to college this month.

Maternity Clothes: I wear a belly band with my pre-pregnancy jeans and I have a few basics (3 tops and leggings) but that's about all the maternity clothes I have bought so far. I'm thinking I'm going to need to buy some maternity pants soon though- I'm hoping to wait until next month. I did end up buying a winter maternity coat b/c H&M was having a sale on them.

Sleep: I am so freaking tired. I try to catch up on sleep a little bit on the weekends but Gary makes that very difficult. Lately my sleep has not been good. I've been waking up randomly (closer to the time I'm supposed to wake up) but not because I have to pee. My legs are usually hurting or something. I use a body pillow between my knees/ legs but still.

Best Moment of the Week: It was a pretty uneventful week. I have been trying to kick my butt with wedding planning and Tuesday night was Gary's last night of puppy training. I was so sad they didn't give the puppies completion certificates like I have gotten with past dogs at other places. But the big accomplishment baby-related thing was that we registered Rory for daycare!!! It was our top pick and we love this place. And my nephew attends daycare there, so Rory will be at the same place just not the same room.

Missing: Wine, wine coolers, and Margaritas- especially margaritas! I still need to get a new bigger blender and get Jesse to make me some virgin ones. I bought a blender for my sister's upcoming birthday b/c she said that's what she wanted but why did I not buy myself a new one? I have no idea.

Cravings & Aversions: Rice (and Chipotle- that's a given), popsicles, donuts, brownies, cupcakes, mozzarella sticks, string cheese, fruit, and fresh veggies (mainly fresh raw green peppers), did I say donuts?, chocolate, Belgian waffles, s'mores, and Olive Garden's black tie mousse cake. This little girl has some good taste! I usually don't give into my cravings though and thankfully I am able to fight them (most of the time) for now.

   Aversions... Still the same. Grilled chicken (unless it is like overdone and crispyish), nuts, spinach & artichoke dip, biscuits, and steamed green vegetables aren't appealing to me at all but I still mix steamed green beans into my lunch and am still able to eat them as long as I don't smell them.

Mood: Very happy but getting very easily annoyed. I am so mean to Jesse on Saturdays when he usually has to work- sorry babe! If Jesse works Saturdays (and sometimes Sundays), he still has to get up early and for some odd reason, our crazy fur child Gary has to get up at that time too to go potty and eat. So then I have to get all the dogs up and take care of them and then hopefully am able to go back to sleep for 2-3 more hours but boy am I cranky.

Looking Forward to: My sister's birthday on Wednesday, Jesse's cousin's pig roast (although I'm not sure I'll actually be eating any pig) on Saturday, and then my sister's birthday celebration on Sunday!

Have a great week!!!



-Heather








Friday, August 5, 2016

Adoption Day Anniversaries/ Gotcha Day Anniversaries

   I know, y'all are probably relieved to finally read something that isn't about babies or weddings- sorry, I'm trying to slowly work on it.

   So this week are Audrey's and Tigger's Gotcha Day Anniversaries! I can't believe I have only had Tigger for 3 years and Audrey for 2! It seems like so much longer, but then again, I have to remember that Audrey is only 2 years old and Tigger doesn't turn 4 until November. So it makes sense. You can read last year's post here.

   This year's Gotcha Day was pretty low key and celebrated early. We celebrated on Sunday even though Audrey's gotcha day anniversary wasn't until Tuesday (August 2nd) and Tigger's wasn't until Wednesday (August 3rd).

   I love these two so so sooo very much (and Gary too but his Gotcha Day isn't here yet, so he is being excluded from the post. Sorry Gare!) and thought they deserved their presents early since they have been so good and are dealing with Gary being an annoying obnoxious brat and me being so tired.

 Their Gotcha Day presents! They LOVE the moose!

 The day I picked Tigger (who I had named Mowgli at that point but then changed his name again down the road).

 Isn't he so handsome? And boy does he look healthier than when I adopted him.

 This was 2 days after I brought Audrey home. Look how tiny she was!!!

Ahhh I love this girl sooo much!!! My little grumpchkin :)

TGIF!!! Have a great weekend everyone! I hope everyone's Friday flies by.

-Heather
 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wedding Wednesday

   Happy Wedding Wednesday! Alright, let's just get straight to it. We I didn't get everything done that I had planned on getting done in July. It's really no surprise since I haven't really been 100% focused, I'm tired, and being a bit of a procrastinator but this month, I need to kick my ass on both baby stuff and wedding stuff (but mainly wedding stuff).

   In August we need to...


  • Send out the Save-the-Dates! I'm really hoping my mom got the remainder of the addresses and names I needed her to give me this afternoon and I'm hoping Jesse has gotten his addresses too because we really need to try to get these babies out this weekend. It would probably help if I put our address labels on all of the save-the-dates and write the names and addresses I already know to make it easier and quicker but that's just not how it's been going in Heatherland lately.
  • Book a wedding officiant. This needs to get done this week also. We have a phone interview/ consultation with one tomorrow evening, so hopefully that all goes well and we book her!
  • Research & book a rental company! This is extremely important. We need a lot of rental stuff since we are having the wedding ceremony and reception at my mom's and it will be outdoors. It's a little difficult finding a rental company and one with everything we need that is near my mom's new house or that will deliver without an insane delivery fee. I finally thought we found one and then they said they were booked for all of 2017. So this week, I will be researching more companies, seeing if they're available for my date and getting quotes and booking one this month.
  • Come up with an estimated cost of food and drinks. We have decided we're not having our wedding catered and we're doing the food ourselves (minus fruit and veggie trays b/c that makes way more sense to buy than to make). We have thrown around ideas of what the menu will be (and it will be verrry simple) but we need to actually discuss it more and come up with a ball park range of what it will cost us. 
  • Possibly book our hotel room for that weekend. It would be great if we got this done this month but some other things take priority over this, so if it is pushed off until next month, that is fine. We just want a nice/ decent hotel near my mom's to spend the wedding night and the following night. 

   Other than that, I think it's just some baby stuff that absolutely has to get done this month. Wish me/ us luck and happy hump day!

-Heather

Monday, August 1, 2016

18 Week Bumpdate

   Holy shit, I'm 18 weeks pregnant?!!! Almost half way there and it is so freakin' exciting!



How Far Along: 18 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: A Sweet Potato! Baby is measuring 5.5" from crown to rump- can you believe how long she is already?!

Weight Gain: Well it looks like so far I have gained 7 lbs total (maybe 8 lbs as of today).

   The last midwife I saw (at 16 weeks and 6 days) told me to try to not eat too much. Not something a pregnant woman or any woman wants to hear. She said I had a bit of a weight jump from the last time they saw me but I honestly think the nurse who weighed me must have entered in the wrong number (and of course she didn't tell me the number that was entered) because I don't think 7 lbs total is that bad. My mom was definitely not happy when I told her the midwife said this crap.

   I did decide to change up my breakfast and swap some snacks out for healthier ones but come on, 7 lbs? Is it that horrible? And my boobs grew a whole cup size since being pregnant (and I might need to get a new bra again)- so they have to play some part in the weight gain, right? and did they forget about constipation during pregnancy. Sorry if y'all don't want to hear it but you get constipated and backed up during pregnancy and if we're being honest here, I had that problem BEFORE I got pregnant. It has actually improved since being pregnant (funny how things work) but I'm still backed up, so that has to count for some of the weight gain too, right? Eh who cares, we'll see how much I weigh at my next appointment. It's not like I eat garbage and stuff my face every minute of the day.

Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, bloating, moody, fatigue, lightening crotch, sciatic nerve pain, and round ligament pain. I can't say enough how thankful I am for Diclegis so that I'm not puking my brains out! Last night was the first night I didn't take any Diclegis in order to get myself down to one pill a day (in the morning).

Gender: Girl!

Name: Rory Brielle

Movement: Who the hell knows? Sometimes I wonder if I felt something but then I'm like nah. At my last appointment, I did hear her (on the doppler) kick twice when listening to her heartbeat and the midwife said I should for sure feel it soon and that she is going to be a kicker. My mom said she felt my sister and I kick early so I am really hoping to feel and see that soon!

Nursery: We're going with a woodland/ woodland critters and floral theme. I've been pinning away and can't wait to paint and decorate! I've bought two things for the nursery so far. Jesse's Aunt, Uncle, and cousins got Rory the cutest Ariel The Little Mermaid wall art piece that I'm for sure putting in her closet where her little dress up station will be. The nursery is painted people!!!

Maternity Clothes: I wear a belly band with my pre-pregnancy jeans and I have a few basics (2 tops and leggings) but that's about all the maternity clothes I have bought so far. I'm thinking I'm going to need to buy some maternity pants soon though.

Sleep: I am so freaking tired. I try to catch up on sleep a little bit on the weekends but Gary makes that very difficult.

Best Moment of the Week: Painting the nursery and getting the curtain rod and curtains hung up!!! Yay!

Missing: Wine and Margaritas- especially margaritas! I still need to get a new bigger blender and get Jesse to make me some virgin ones. I bought a blender for my sister's upcoming birthday b/c she said that's what she wanted but why did I not buy myself a new one? I have no idea.

Cravings & Aversions: Rice (and Chipotle- that's a given), popsicles, donuts, brownies, cupcakes, mozzarella sticks, string cheese, fruit, and fresh veggies (mainly celery), Reese's peanut butter cups, did I say donuts?, chocolate, Belgian waffles, and Olive Garden's black tie mousse cake. This little girl has some good taste! I usually don't give into my cravings though and thankfully I am able to fight them (most of the time) for now.

   Aversions... Still the same. Grilled chicken (unless it is like overdone and crispyish), nuts, spinach & artichoke dip, biscuits, and steamed green vegetables aren't appealing to me at all but I still mix steamed green beans into my lunch and am still able to eat them as long as I don't smell them.

Mood: Very happy but getting very easily annoyed.

Looking Forward to: Tomorrow night is the last night of puppy training- thank God! Jesse does all the training at the actual class and I just sit and listen but still. I know we are all happy that after this week, we do not have to go to puppy class anymore.

Have a great week!!!



-Heather