Friday, September 26, 2014

Stache or Sash?

My apologies for the extremely overdue post. Between Croatia, traveling home, work and life's general craziness I haven't had much time to do anything near a computer. We got back from vacation and reality slapped us right in the face. The bitch said "welcome back" with vengeance. So this will be quite a few weekly chalkboards all in one big post. Croatia deserves a whole post to itself so when life slows down a tad (aka maybe next week) I'll sit down and reflect on our journey. Maybe I'll even get a chance to look through some of my camera pictures (I haven't even had the time to do that!)

Anywho, to the important stuff: The Bump! Our beloved Bunny <3

We'll start with our week 16 picture in Croatia:
16 weeks 1 day- the "Whoa Baby!" dress

We had a beautiful boat rode on the coast of Dubrovnik and then dinner at a secluded beach and watched the sun set. It was spectacular!

Week 17: Please excuse the boring chalkboard. Between traveling home and then our reality check I was far too exhausted to put much effort into it.
17 weeks 5 days
And finally week 18:
18 weeks 6 days
We had an ultrasound to find out Bunny's sex. The result are sealed in an envelope and NO ONE knows what it says. Dennis and I are completely in the dark. The plan is to take the top secret envelope to Party City along with a big empty box and tell them to fill the box with blue or pink balloons and then seal both the envelope and box up. And then we're having a BIG reveal with our family on Sunday. We're SO EXCITED to finally know if we're welcoming a little man or little lady come February. 

And now for my usual questionnaire:
How far along? 18 weeks 6 days
Total weight gain/loss: 10.2 lbs (103 to 113.2)
Maternity clothes? Still rockin' my own clothes but loving maxi skirts
Stretch marks? So far so good.
Sleep: Can't complain.
Best moment this week: Knowing we get to find out what Bunny will be!!!
Have you told family and friends: Pretty sure Mama has this one covered. She tells random people we walk by.
Miss Anything? Croatia's prettiness. A less hectic life. 
Movement: I knew it would happen in Croatia and I was RIGHT! As we were about to land in Croatia my belly felt like it has popcorn popping in it. So weird. It lasted for about 5 minutes. I wasn't sure if it was Bunny but as soon as I talked to Mama she confirmed it and said she felt the same thing with me. Sadly, I haven't felt anything since then, unless you count my ribs popping out of place (yet another fun symptom I've acquired)
Food cravings: Hmmm, nothing really.
Anything making you queasy or sick: In Croatia they served me a whole fish- I'm talking head, eye popping out, tail, bones. Yep, that was instant nausea for this Mama Bear.
Have you started to show yet: I still have to tell people I'm preggo because they give me funny looks otherwise but the pudge is definitely there and getting bigger ever so slowly.
Gender prediction: I've said girl all along and in the last two weeks things have changed. Not saying I've changed my mind BUT now I just have NO IDEA!!! 
Labor Signs: Negatory.
Belly Button in or out? Innie
Wedding rings on or off? Still on
Happy or Moody most of the time: This week has been a roller coaster of emotions. Too much stress for this preggo.
Looking forward to: Our BIG reveal on Sunday!!! What will Baby Gibby be???

Stay tuned for the HUGE announcement and Croatia pictures!

Until then...

Mama Bear signing out...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It's almost time to Babymoon!!!

How far along? 15 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain/loss: 7.1 lbs (103 to 110.1)
Maternity clothes? I declare above outfit as maternity wear! Maxi skirts for the win!
Stretch marks? Zero. Zip. Nada.
Sleep: Not too shabby this week. My body knows to begin vacation mode.
Best moment this week: So.Close.To.Babymoon
Have you told family and friends: Can't wait to tell my Croatia peeps. haha
Miss Anything? Steak. Took a bite on Saturday and immediately searched for a napkin to spit it in.
Movement: Zero.Zip.Nada. C'mon kid...let Mama know you're in there! 
Food cravings: Sweets of any kind.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing has changed, steak=UGH!
Have you started to show yet: I see it the most at night. Silly body and its ability to morph!
Gender prediction: No changing my guess- girl.
Labor Signs: Negatory.
Belly Button in or out? Innie
Wedding rings on or off? On! (but not in this picture)
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy unless you annoy me, which people often do. haha
Looking forward to: BABYMOON!!! We leave on Friday!!!

And to prove the naysayers wrong. Pregnancy brain is REAL!!!
 Originally I took the above photo. I then proceeded to put my skirt to wash, remove my jewelry and begin my blogging. Shortly after I realized "Oh shit..I'm not 17 weeks." I also added my math wrong when tipping today, TWICE. Good news folks, I've at least caught all my mistakes- here's to hoping I continue to do so.

Next post will be in a few weeks BUT it will be filled with beautiful Croatian gems. 

Until then...

Mama Bear signing off...