Friday, August 23, 2013

baby update listy list

a list of things that are going on in the world of making baby Mason! 

hands off the bump
(this pic cracks me up! how cute is this guy?!)

- while no one has tried touching me yet i find myself getting stared at all the time while i walk around campus. apparently most girls that were going to school and then got knocked up drop out pretty quickly. so there i am, the prego girl still sitting in classes and people are weird around me. it might be all in my head but i feel like everyone avoids eye contact with me and doesn't want to sit or stand near me. i find myself wanting to scream "IT'S JUST A BABY GUYS, NOT AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE!" 

- Matt finally felt baby kick last saturday! baby was especially rowdy that day so i just knew Matt would be able to feel it and he did!! he put his hand on my belly and we hardly even had to wait before baby boy gave him a few hard kicks! Matt was so excited! he's been trying to feel the little guy moving all the time now and i don't know if it's just because he knows what it feels like now or if he and baby are bonding but baby always seems to know when his daddy wants some love and he goes nuts! 

- i'm experiencing one of the many joys of pregnancy right now - a pain in my left butt cheek that sends shooting pains all the way down my leg every time i take a step or lift that leg or turn in bed or twist my body. it's super amounts of fun, as you can imagine. i'm gonna talk to the doc about it at my next appointment because it was seriously so bad on wednesday that when i went to sit on our bed i started crying. it's probably a bad sign when you're in so much pain from sitting on a BED that you cry. from everything i've read this is totally common i'm just hoping there's something i can do to make it GO AWAY! 

- sometimes Matt and i wear matching shirts and have bump contests. cause we're awesome like that!
20 weeks bump contest

- my new sleep position is on my side sandwiched between two body pillows. not only does it help with the previously mentioned pain but its cozy, like i'm sleeping in a little nest.

- my very favorite purchase we've made lately is an ice machine! i don't get to indulge in pregnancy cravings like most prego people but one thing baby really likes is freezing cold water throughout the day. i used to bring my water bottle everywhere with me and snag ice from restaurants and stuff but now i don't have to! Matt was worried the ice machine would be a waste of money but now he realizes it so SO wasn't. we make a huge batch of ice almost every day!! it's just so nice to be able to walk around the freakishly hot and humid campus with my water bottle jingling because of the ice inside. i'm obviously very easy to please. 
plus, if you combine ice with diet coke with splenda in my new mason jar i will be the happiest girl on the island! 

mason jar

- i was put on insulin to control this whole gestational diabetes thing and it seems to be going pretty well. all of my blood sugar numbers are within range and it actually helps me eat a little more carbs than before so i don't get too low. my tummy is starting to get really sore from all the needle pricks though. sad day. haven't doctors come up with a better way to take insulin already?

- baby LOVES music! i was making breakfast the other morning and listening to spotify when Billie Jean came on and baby started movin' and groovin', the natural response when listening to any Michael Jackson song. this baby is so my kid!

20 weeks
(20 weeks)

- i have caught my first glimpse of stretch marks starting to form. i want to be one of those girls that's like "stretch marks are my battle scars and i will wear them proudly!" but right now i'm just sad and hormonal and fat and i'm gonna complain about them for a little while mmkay?

- the past week or so baby has been so incredibly active! i feel him ALL THE TIME! part of me thinks it's so stinkin' cute and the other part of me gets creeped out that there's a living thing rolling around on my insides. i watch too many sci fi movies.

22 weeks
(22 weeks and you can't see my feet!)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

shark week top 3

let's talk some shark week shall we?
this year was kinda...meh.
a lot of "omg sharks are gonna eat you up!" and "hey we're telling really stupid jokes that NO ONE is laughing at!"
but let's not talk about the shows that were sucko, let's talk about the shows that were JAWSOME!
like my shirt that Matt bought me.
sharks are jawsome
it got here too late to be worn during shark week but really, i don't need shark week to wear this amazing shirt! 

so the first episode i super liked was Return of Jaws.
return of jaws
if you like science that includes robots you'll love this episode! 
they tag great whites and this robot follows the tag and gives them constant video of the sharky action.
if they can give that little robot a longer battery life it will totally change the way sharks are tagged and observed in the wild!

next we have Spawn of Jaws.
spawn of jaws
a really awesome episode of trying to find out where great whites mate and pup.
great whites have never been seen mating before. we have no idea where they go for a romantic time or where they go to give birth so figuring all this out will be a huge step to protecting those areas so great whites can repopulate.
also, paul walker. he's a fast and furious shark stud. 

and last but certainly not least, Alien Sharks of the Deep.
megamouth shark
this episode was truly amazing! 
most people have never seen sixgill, frill, goblin or megamouth sharks before and that's exactly what needs to be shown during shark week!
as cool as great whites, tigers and bull sharks are - they're not the only cool sharks out there!
this episode took you on a journey into the deep deep ocean and captured images of the sharks that are rarely ever seen.
and they got the first footage of a live megamouth shark! 
discovery channel, show more like this please!

so now my favorite week of the year is over :(
good thing i recorded the episodes above so i can watch them over and over and over again.
and i would like to take this time to say to all the people that think all my shark talk is overkill...