Sunday, October 17, 2010

Navel Orange

Ok for those that have been pregnant you understand the title of this post. I think it's kinda of funny that the size of your baby is compared to fruit!!! This week was funny because on the What to Expect When You're Expecting App, they tell you to get a Navel Orange and then after you hold it in your hand to realize that you now have something that size in your tummy, to then peel it and eat it for the vitamin C you need. I don't know about you but I'm not sure I could really eat an orange this week after it was just compared to my little baby growing in my tummy. Next week once it changes again I just might go back to entertaining the thought of eating one. Did anyone else find it humorous that they size of your baby is compared to Fruit?? Stevo did ask me if they ever stop comparing it to fruit sizes. I realize they do throw an eggplant in there down the line. It's a good thing I don't really care for eggplant!!

Oh and here is this weeks picture! Finally starting to show!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hello 2nd Trimester, It's nice to meet you

So yes!! We made it!!! 2nd Trimester. Actually, we met last week but I didn't know this. Thanks to my Dr's appt this week and he agreeing with me that I was in fact correct about the possible due date of APRIL 12th he moved me back to that and it' staying there!! YAY!!!! So officially my 2nd trimester started last week. All I have to say is I KNEW IT!!!! When we got our 2nd ultra sound done I kept looking at that little peanut going, "Gosh, it looks a lot more developed then what they are saying." My intuition has not failed me yet! So 2nd Trimester, let's make this a good one!! I need some energy back and I thank you already for taking away that nasty yucky feeling I was feeling all day long. Oh and let's make sure I don't put on a lot of weight super fast. So far this gradual weight gain has been really working out for me.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's in my Belly

Ugh!!! SO I finally did it. I posted belly picks on my facebook. This should be a fun and great thing right? Then why does it bring me such anxiety? Maybe it's because right now instead of my belly being tight with a baby pressed against it, it's just a bit jiggly. I hadn't gotten to my ideal weight before I got pregnant but I had lost 15lbs so I was definitely in a better place then I was in May. Of course though, there was a bit of belly fat still lingering before it started to grow again, but, hey I'm looking at the positives. For one the only place that really is growing is my belly (with the exception of my chest). Usually weight gain for me is almost everywhere. Realizing that it's centralized has me a bit more calm. Second, I'm still in my jeans and still buttoning them up with now problem!! YES!!! That means the hips haven't expanded yet, but we know it's coming. I am half Spanish and it's just inevitable. Third, I have the gym and my coach! Oh boy am I thankful for the gym and my workouts. I feel so much better after I feel the pump in my muscles and get a good low impact cardio session. Stevo did make a joke one day while we were at the gym asking me if our baby was gonna come out all buffed now. And for my coach, Lauren is awesome!!! It's nice having someone to vent to and letting you know that you are on a great path to a healthy pregnancy and to just embrace it. I look forward to my weekly check-ins. I am thankful to be a Savage Girl even if I have to wait till next year to compete. All in all, I'm just thankful that I am able to go through this pregnancy with love and support from many and try my best to stay healthy for me and our little peanut.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Dear Round Ligament Pain...

OK I get it, you are a part of pregnancy and I'm very accepting of this fact. What I don't like and am having a hard time of accepting is you deciding to wake me up at 430 am as I switch sides. I need my sleep and this uncomfortable cramping pain is not helping my cause!! Let's not forget that I'm already having to deal with my bladder being unkind to me 3-4 times a night, so I would really appreciate it if you could get on board and maybe affect me more around the daylight hours or even before bed while I'm winding down for the night.

Thanks for your understanding!

Desperately needing sleep!!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Life changes so quickly

So I'm not unfamiliar to blogging but I thought that this is probably the best time to start a new blog format. Autobabble has now been combined with RTOA since life has changed quit quickly. So as I was saying So much has happened that's been what I consider "life changing" that it really required a new blog. Autobabble will just need to take a backseat. SOOOO Where to start?? Hmmmm....

Well, In June I made a very very difficult decision to leave my job and my company. Let me say several tears were shed. I loved my company but had lost all passion for my job. I was unhappy, stressed, worried, angry, Oh I could go on and on. It was just time. So what did that mean for me and for us. Well that meant moving back to Fresno from the wonderful SF Bay Area. That alone was tough as well. With moving back to Fresno though, this meant that I would not have to work if I didn't want to. Can you believe I even struggled with this? I'm 34 yrs old and have a ton of work left in me. Was I ready to walk away from the working world? The guilt of making my hubby, who graciously said he would support my decision to stay home, would overwhelm me at times. I got over the guilt though. Plus, our priorities had changed. Like I said, I'm 34 and I'm not getting any younger. I couldn't pass off my three wonderful Boxers as my only kids anymore. We needed to actively start working on a family in a stress free, relaxed environment. For those who know my hubby, He's an commercial pilot who has the luxury of only working at most 11 days a month, so we definitely had time to work on this new priority.

So July 30th, I said goodbye to The GAP, goodbye to some amazing coworkers who I consider great friends, goodbye to my family, and goodbye to the beautiful bay and headed back to The "NO" the next week to start my early retirement and start thinking about babies. I had all these grand ideas on fixing up the house. I was going to finally have the time to paint and decorate and make it all my own. I was going to have so much time to go to the gym as I was also training to compete again for Fitness America in November. This early retirement was looking up!!!

After being here one week, our world changed once again. I quickly found out I was pregnant!!!! Um WHAT??!!!! I thought the plan was to start working on that when we got to Fresno? I guess I was just a lot more efficient than I thought. Actually, I think the combination of losing 15 lbs from getting ready to compete and saying the words "I QUIT" to my job is what freed up my body to finally accept the pregnancy process. I just kept saying "OMG I'm PREGNANT!!!!"

So now it begins. April 19th, 2011 is when our little Baby R is due. I am currently 12 weeks (tomorrow actually) and have been very thankful that Ms. 1st Trimester has been somewhat kind to me. I've got one more week and then 2nd Trimester here I come!!! We will definitely be finding out what we are having because I am just too impatient to wait. I need to decorate!!! Oh and I'm saying it now, I think we are totally having a girl. Everyone seems to be in agreement with this as well, but really I'll be happy with whatever God gives us. All we care about is a happy and healthy baby. We truly feel blessed with what 2011 has in store for us and excited for the new life changes we are about to experience. I am so ready for mommy stories, and playdates, and the abundance of baby clothes (if I have a girl) my wonderful favorite cousin Heather will let use, because really, Leila and Gianna have the best wardrobe ever!!!