Baby Registry

30 October 2013

I've finally completed my Baby Registry. It took forever for me to pick out things I think I need. Let me know if there are any must have items that I should have on my list.

I've already received some boxes of gifts from my close friends. I have a few friends that just found out that they are pregnant so I will soon be purchasing some stuff so I can make some new baby gift baskets. Every time I receive a box of gifts I get super excited, even though the gifts are for the baby and not me. lol

The baby has a room full of stuff. It's junky because all the stuff is all over the place. I'm hoping that I will start my nesting phase soon so that I can put his room together. It looks nothing like a nursery right now. It looks like a storage room. I'm scared to know how much stuff I will have to organize in  a few months because we acquire more stuff every week.

Here's a picture of some of the stuff in the baby's room so far! (There's even more hiding in the closet)

26 Weeks

26 October 2013

I had an ultrasound this week. The baby is growing and weighs 2lbs 3oz. He was really active and posed for a ton of pictures. This always puts a smile on my face.

This appointment was the first appointment that I've been to without my Husband. He had training this week and couldn't make the appointment. It was a pretty important appointment for us because we were on restriction due to the Placenta Previa. Well everything is still the same.

My ultrasound still shows a placenta Previa. They weren't able to tell me if there has been any improvement or not. Just that the Placenta is still sitting too low. I haven't had any discomfort or bleeding due to this issue. So I figured I would be cleared. I didn't think that the placenta would still be down there.

I was scheduled for another ultrasound in 6 weeks to see if the Placenta has moved up. I'm hoping that it has. Until then I will still be careful and not over extend myself when it comes to doing things.

My Belly looks smaller this week. I guess it's just he angle of the pictures.

This one shows my sons face, but it's so distorted to me. lol. Maybe it's time for me to get a 4D Ultrasound

Sunday Social

20 October 2013

Sunday Social

1. What do you value most in life?
My Family
2. What do you think is the greatest invention in your life and why?
I would have to say the Cell Phone. There's nothing better then that. Plus I can't live without mines! lol


3. What do you think is the secret to a good life?
Happiness is the secret to a good life. You can have a good job and make a lot of money but it will not make you happy. You have to be happy and surround yourself with good people in order to have a good life.
4. What would you most like to be remembered for when you're gone?
I want others to know that I was a very loving and caring person. Always willing to help others when I can.

5. What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?
Becoming Jeremy's Wife and the Mother to my unborn child.

25 Weeks

19 October 2013

I haven't had much of an appetite this week. Which has made me not eat much. Then I start to feel sick. I guess that's the babies way of telling me to feed him. Time for me to make some changes.

When I went grocery shopping this week I bought some snacks. I've been trying to grab a snack whenever I feel like I need to eat something. It's almost as if I'm forcing myself to eat. The snacks are jello cups, fruit cups, puddings, yogurts, bananas and grapes.

Since the big meal that I'm eating is breakfast and dinner and we have dinner around 6pm. I'm hoping that this next week I can be able to get myself on a schedule when it comes to eating, so that I'm not starving myself.

I've been staying hydrated by drinking a lot of water. I love juice but I try to only have a glass or two a day and not over due the juice. Water is better for me. I'm always feeling thirsty so I keep a cup of water near me.

This was a pretty relaxed week for me. I guess the roller coaster that I've been on has calmed down. No major changes this week. No complaints of pain either. Which is always a good thing. I'm approaching my third trimester soon.

Weekly Pictures
Front view you can't really see the belly poking out

 Here's the belly!

24 Weeks

14 October 2013

This post is late because I've had a long, busy and interesting week...

On Wednesday I went to a NBA Pre Season Game. It was my first time at an NBA game so of course I was excited and looking forward to it. The game started at 7pm and my left hand decided to cramp up around 3pm. By 10pm my left hand and arm was killing me and I had a killer headache. I couldn't find my bottle of Tylenol till around 3am, so needless to say I didn't get any sleep. I stayed woke till around 3am.

When I spoke with my Midwife she wrote me a prescription for a wrist stint. I was diagnosed with Pregnancy Induced Carpal Tunnel. Every week there's literally something new going on with my Pregnancy. The pain in my hand only lasted two days. I decided to wear the stint when I'm sleep, and I do this every other night. Just in case I sleep on my arm in an awkward way, which happens often because Its hard for me to get comfortable now that I have a baby belly.

On Friday, The Husband and I, decided to take an early Baby Moon. This is a little vacation/trip before the baby comes. We are sort of early with this trip but due to his schedule and my current comfort and pain levels, this happen to be the perfect time.

We went to Orlando, Florida which is a three hour drive from where we live. Neither of us have ever been there before so we did the tourist thing. I love Sea World San Diego so I was very excited to check out Sea World Orlando. The Shamu Show was awesome! I peed a billion times while we were there so that sort of irritated me. Then my feet decided they wanted to swell up and hurt. I can't win for loosing! Overall we still had a great time at Sea World.

Our favorite part of the trip was The CSI Experience where you get to dress up and view a fake crime scene and try to solve the case. Both of us solved our cases! I actually felt like I was a part of the CSI Las Vegas Team. lol.

Today is a Holiday and all of my weekend excitement has come to an end. It's time for me to rest and enjoy this day with my Husband, since he has the day off. I've done enough walking these past few days to last me a full week! I can't say that I over did it because as soon as I felt tired, I would take a rest break and sit down and chill out until I felt up to walking again. This way, I knew I wouldn't tire myself or push my self to do more then I could.

Sunday Social

06 October 2013

Sunday Social

1. What were you like in middle school and high school?
I was a fun loving girl. I didn't do much to get in trouble. Me and my friends were sorta girly but still sort of tom boyish so I never really hung out with a certain crowd. I fit in with everybody.

2. What were your favorite pastimes?
I would read novels by African American Authors such as E. Lynn Harris and Micheal Baisden. So I spent a lot of time watching basketball and buying magazines with Allen Iversons picture in them.

3. What songs were you obsessed with?
I use to buy any album that Mariah Carey made. She was and still is my favorite artist. I also listened to some savage garden, R. Kelly, Monica, Brandy and a variety of others.

4. What fashion statement do you look back on and cringe?
I would have to say bell bottom jeans. lol. When those things came out that was all that I would buy. I remember my auntie said they were popular when she was young. At some point when I was in middle school them became popular again and it was all that I would wear. lol

5. Who was your celeb crush?
I was in love with NBA player Allen Iverson from the Philadelphia 76ers. 

What was your favorite movie?
I Know What You Did Last Summer

23 Weeks

04 October 2013

I've been following the doctors orders pretty well.  I only left the house this week to go grocery shopping. I have been cooking dinner daily so we have not been eating out at all. I think the baby loves home cooked meals. All of my indigestion went away.

I've been having a lot of headaches lately. Tylenol is not really doing the trick for me. I wish there was something else I could take to get rid of these headaches. They must be due to being pregnant because I don't know where else would cause them right now.

My baby is very active when I drink cold stuff and I love ice cold water! He also wakes up around 12am daily! I'm not sure why he's on this weird schedule but we both need to be on the same schedule. I'm normally laying down and getting ready to go to bed when he's waking up doing jump and jacks. lol

I can't believe I'm almost 6 months pregnant! Time is moving fast for me. I have a lot of baby stuff. My grandmother said she would buy the baby swing. I think that's going to be a life safer. I remember it did wonders for my younger sister! I think the swing will stop me from trying to excessively hold the baby. I don't need a spoiled baby. I want a friendly/happy baby that everybody is willing to watch! But I still want him to like to cuddle with me sometimes. lol

My goal for this week is to come up with some memory book ideas. I know that I've been documenting my pregnancy on my blog but I want something in print. Should I create a photobook? Any other ideas on what I should do?

My Current Status: Bed Rest

03 October 2013

The doctor put me on bed rest. They saw a possible Placenta Previa on my last ultrasound. I'm suppose to take it easy and rest. No heavy lifting and no strenuous activities.

Since the placenta is not all the way down, they are calling it a possible placenta previa. The doctor thinks that the placenta will move up as the baby grows within the next five weeks. Right now it might be low because there's not enough room inside of my growing belly for it to move up.

I hope this is the case. I do not want to have any complications. We are all by ourselves out here. If it turns out to be a placenta previa we would have to a scheduled C-Section. A C-Section to me, means that I would have to have a recovery period that is longer/harder then I would if I had a vaginal birth. The faster the recovery the better for me.

I'm hoping that these next couple of weeks pass by really fast. When I go back to the doctor they will do a new ultrasound. One things for sure, I love viewing the baby on the screen and being able to go home with some pictures!