Thursday, August 28, 2014

When life hands you lemons...make me LEMONADE!!!

How far along? 14 weeks 5 days
Total weight gain/loss: 7.4 lbs (103 to 110.4)
Maternity clothes? I have an obsession with buying maxi skirts/dresses
Stretch marks? Zero. Zip. Nada.
Sleep: Holy legs cramps causing painful/screaming wake no to the sleep :o(
Best moment this week: Preparing for our Babymoon to Croatia!!! Bunny can't wait!
Have you told family and friends: Everybody knows <3
Miss Anything? Sleeping peacefully!
Movement: Still haven't felt a thing. I'm leaning more towards IMpatiently waiting. 
Food cravings: Lemonade. Publix subs. Sweets. Coconut cake (which was delish)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Meats still give me the heebie jeebies from time to time
Have you started to show yet: As I said before, the pudge is real!!!
Gender prediction: Still going with girl. Studly FINALLY made his guess...he thinks girl too!
Labor Signs: Negatory.
Belly Button in or out? Innie
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth....BECAUSE I'M HAPPY!!! (Now that delightful song will be stuck in your head for hours. You're welcome!)
Looking forward to: Traveling with Studly! Feeling Bunny move (maybe it will happen in Croatia!!!)

And for reals...this kid is so flipping spoiled. Every week we have a new package coming in. Basically, Studly and I are the luckiest parent-to-be because our family is amazing!!!
Look how adorable the cards and wrapping is: 

And then the presents are even cuter!!!

Can't wait to put Bunny in that little jacket!!! 
Studly says only girls can wear that but silly man doesn't realize he doesn't have much say in clothing choices. hehe

Until next time...

Mama Bear signing off...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Feeling peachy

How far along? 13 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain/loss: 5.1 lbs (103 to 108.1)
Maternity clothes? Bought some flowy skirts and dresses today, not maternity but oh so comfy. They're perfect to show off the growing (but still itty bitty) bump!
Stretch marks? Lathering in goo so nothing but smooth skin so far
Sleep: It's a hit or miss lately. Some days are great others are terrible.
Best moment this week: Seeing Bunny yawn on the ultrasound today! So so cute! Today was the nuchal screen ultrasound and they said Bunny looked perfect!
Have you told family and friends: A few coworkers are hearing things through the grapevine but for the most part, the world knows!
Miss Anything? Sleeping through the night without having to pee. Ugh!
Movement: Patiently waiting. Crazy how much Bunny moved during the ultrasound yet I felt nothing. He/She was doing flips!
Food cravings: Lemonade, Publix subs (that I can't have), and usually sweets, & coconut anything!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still can't even look at steak. Slowly working my way back into eating meats.
Have you started to show yet: The pudge is real!!!
Gender prediction: Still thinking girl. Only a few more weeks of waiting...
Labor Signs: Negatory.
Belly Button in or out? Innie
Wedding rings on or off? On but getting tighter, especially with this heat!
Happy or Moody most of the time: The majority of the time I'm happy! 
Looking forward to: Feeling Bunny move!!! After seeing him/her moving and shaking today it made me more excited to feel my sweet little one move <3 

Bunny is already spoiled, getting presents on the reg. 
Here's the latest from Tia Nikole, Tio Vince,  & of course cousin Jake: 

Clearly they know my style! Another favorite moment this week- we asked my nephew "Donde esta el nene de Titi?" and he immediately came up and put his hand on my tummy. He's so smart and absolutely adorable! 

And finally...a close up of Bunny

Until next time... 

Mama Bear signing out...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

12 weeks!!!!

How far along? 12 weeks 1 day
Total weight gain/loss: 2.1 pounds (from 103 to 105.1)
Maternity clothes? I think I need to start investing in some! My buttons are gonna start popping off soon!
Stretch marks? I lather myself in expensive cream. Studly's favorite thing to say "Whoa whoa, slow down on using that stuff, it costs half my paycheck."
Sleep: The last few days have been rough, lets hope it gets better.
Best moment this week: Minimal nausea so far. Thank you meds and almost reaching the "safer" zone...
Have you told family and friends: We've been telling immediate family over the last 2 weeks which has been so much fun! But we just made the very public Facebook announcement and we were showered with so many warm wishes. It's an absolutely incredible feeling to announce it to the world!!!
Miss Anything? Steak. Oh, today we hit up a place with delish sangria so I briefly missed that but I replaced it with the most delish mango, coconut, raspberry smoothie and Bunny was one happy baby!
Movement: Not yet. Patiently waiting.
Food cravings: Today it was cookies. Warm chocolate chip pecan...mmmm. But over the last 2 weeks I have a serious addiction to lemonade.
Anything making you queasy or sick: What hasn't? Meat of all kinds, I'm slowly working my way back to chicken. And the smell of greasy burgers, kill me now.
Have you started to show yet: Very itty bitty. Mainly at night but with flowey shirts it isn't noticable. Studly likes to tell me I have a pudge, he's so sweet.
Gender prediction: I think it's a girl, Mama intuition. Apparently everyone in my family is praying I'm right.
Labor Signs: Negatory.
Belly Button in or out? Innie
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! But today I was an emotional basket case. Hubby thought it was a good idea to turn on a movie with a Mama passing away. Worst part: the part I was crying the most in was one the funny parts, I knew what was coming though. From now on it's comedies and cartoons.
Looking forward to: Gender reveal, nursery decorating, and feeling Bunny move!!!

Until next time...

Mama Bear signing off...

Friday, August 8, 2014

Cats outta the bag...or should I say Bunny?

I'll begin with my apologies for my sudden disappearance from my beloved (and oh so new) blog. I have valid reasoning that I will now move on to...

It's been two months of overwhelming nausea EXCITEMENT! We've shared the news with our family and now it's time to SCREAM IT FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOPS (too bad there aren't any in Florida.)

Dennis and I are expecting BABY GIBBY!!! 
Our little bunny is due February 21, 2015!!!
(Side note: my dear sweet Father-in-Law thought the ultrasound was a rabbit)

There's nothing like battling relentless nausea, belly aches, and complete exhaustion to confirm, yes indeed, I will be a Mama in 6ish months. Am I ready for this crazy, exciting adventure? I say YES with gusto, but secretly (well I guess not so secretly anymore), I am terrified. BUT it's the best kind of terrified!

For now, I leave you with the beginning of my chalkboard frenzy...

And so we don't forget about the extremely important & proud Papa- here he is showing off the same carrier he was put in as a little guy. Can't wait to see Baby Gibby strapped to this STUD:

And now the best picture we have ever seen....
Our Little Bunny<3

For the (few) of you who tune in regularly, I'll be posting weekly chalkboards of the expanding belly and little snip-its of how Mama (& Papa) are doing. We'll be starting that this weekend when we're officially 12 weeks! Until then...

Mama Bear signing off...