Thursday, July 25, 2013

there's a baby in there

so yesterday, after a day of waking up at 5:30 AM to get to class, then doing a bunch of homework followed by another class i then had to immediately run to the doctor for our fetal anatomy scan. 
so i've already had an entirely full day and i'm exhausted and then do you know how long the scan took??
an hour and a half of me laying there with an ultrasound tech pushing all over me and making me have to pee! 
and it really wouldn't have been that bad if i could've seen the ultrasound screen but i didn't even get to see it! it was facing away from me the entire time! 
the tech said she couldn't tell me anything that the scan showed except for the gender (still a boy, in case you were wondering!) but i did get her to tell me if the baby is measuring big because that's a gestational diabetes worry but nope! baby is the perfect size so far! 

i think the coolest part of the whole scan was in the first half hour or so i started feeling something funny going on in my tummy and i asked if the baby was moving around a lot or something and the tech told me he was wiggling like crazy. 
the past couple weeks i've been wondering if i was really feeling baby boy move around or if it was just my tummy growling but this time i definitely knew it was him! and now it's like i can't NOT feel him, ya know? 
I even got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom last night and when i tried to fall back asleep he apparently decided that was the time to throw a major party in my belly! i can only imagine what it's going to be like when he gets bigger! he's already a rambunctious little guy! 

it might sound weird to a lot of people but i feel like that day, after i felt him move for realsies for the first time, it all became very real to me. i feel more connected to this little life growing inside of me. i think for so long i was trying to keep my distance emotionally because it took us so long to get pregnant and even after we got pregnant there were complications and it was a high risk pregnancy. but now, there's a tiny human in there. a tiny human that has tiny fingers and toes. a tiny human that wiggles and squirms and already keeps me up at night. a tiny human that i love so much. 
18 weeks

Sunday, July 14, 2013

maternity pants heaven

so i woke up yesterday morning and looked down to find that my belly had magically grown giant overnight! 
i don't know how it does it but it seems like every couple weeks BAM there's my belly popping out way more than ever before!
i start school again tomorrow so i figured it was about time to get some maternity pants so i'm not totally hating life while sitting in class all day.
i ended up finding some cheapo pants at Ross and when i went to the dressing room to try them on i was like "oh my heaven sent articles of clothing!"
i started posing and dancing around in the tiny fitting room because i could actually move without buttons or zippers being shoved into my tummy and leaving marks! 
i ran out to find Matt and he seriously couldn't stop laughing as i told him how i wanted to jump around and do high kicks in celebration of maternity pants!
if he was allowed to wear them he would totally understand.
now i just need to get some more plain and striped shirts into my wardrobe. 
for some reason i think they make my growing belly look so much cuter.
maternity clothes

oh boy!

Matt thought there was no one better to reveal the gender of our baby than good 'ol Admiral Ackbar.
we are beyond excited!
i always knew it would be a little boy because Matt and i settled on the most perfect girl name but can't agree on a boy name to save our lives.
we are the worst decision makers ever and now we're stuck in the terrible situation of finding that one perfect name.
it's horrible!!
good thing we have a few more months to think about it.
in the meantime, you can find me searching for adorable baby boy clothes that have everything to do with dinosaurs, monsters, sharks, star wars, mustaches, ocean animals, where the wild things are, firefly, harry potter and all things plaid and skinny jean related.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Luke or Leia??

going to the doctor every single week is a serious pain in the butt most of the time.
but finding out what flavor our baby is before most people would definitely makes it worth it! 
guess what our baby is! 

Friday, July 5, 2013

4th of July - Hawaii Style

so i decided i should probably start posting on here again so my friends and fam won't be mad that they're missing out on things anymore.

i should probably start off with a WE'RE PREGNANT! type thing but that would be a really long-winded post and i think i should start off with something a little easier and shorter so i don't just quit blogging again, amiright?

so for now i'll just say...WE'RE PREGNANT!
(12 weeks)

so let's talk about the 4th of July!
usually this day comes and goes without Matt and i even noticing.
apparently we're old and boring already.
but this year i was not going to let that happen!
after about an hour of poking and nudging and tickling Matt I finally got him to wake up, eat breakfast and put his swimsuit on.
then something magical happened, Matt FINALLY jumped off of Laie Point! 
guys, i have been trying to get him to jump off the point for the whole 6 months that we've been here!
of course, he has to do this after i'm prego and can't join in on the fun but still, EXCITING!
Laie Point Jump
he jumped 3 times because he just couldn't get enough after the first jump! now he's addicted!

after all the jumping we headed to our fave beach spot to do some snorkeling.
baby and i really like to float around and look at fishies! 
sadly, the conditions were really really terrible so we couldn't see a dang thing and ended up just plopping down on our beach chairs and enjoying the sun.
well, i plopped down on a beach chair and enjoyed the sun. Matt built a great white sand shark!
Great White Sand Shark
this kid LOVES to build things in the sand!
our kids are going to have a blast at the beach with him!

after all the beachy fun fun fun we decided to be true americans and hit up mcdonald's for lunch.
yes yes, i cheated on my diet but baby really wanted some fries and a few sips of dr pepper!
i just can't say no to this little stripey bump!
Stripey Bump

after coming home, cleaning up and running to the store for some supplies we decided to pretend we weren't completely exhausted and make a mexican feast for dinner!
the only craving i've had during this pregnancy so far is the overwhelming craving for mexican food and Hawaii is seriously letting me down!
there's only a couple places here that have decent mexican food but they're all 45+ minutes away.
but this meal we made...oh. my. amazing.
baby and i will have dreams of the fantabulousness of this meal! 
deliciously marinated fajitas, homemade guacamole, my sis-in-law's famous homemade salsa!
Fajita Dinner 1
Fajita Dinner 2
i say again, OH. MY. AMAZING!
and even though i love fireworks, we're usually too lazy to get out of the house and drive to where they are.
but this year we got to watch them RIGHT FROM OUR BACK PORCH as i stuffed my face full of fajitaguacamolesalsachips!
Fajita Dinner Plus Fireworks
a little far away but still pretty cool to be able to sit at your house and watch a firework show!

so that's how the 4th of July is done - Hawaii style!