Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Ravenous Baby: 27 Weeks

How far along? 27 Weeks + 2 Days

Food size: Bunch of bananas

Total weight gain: 20 lbs

Exercise: I was bad!  I only took 1 BodyPump class.  The Orlando trip derailed me, but back on track this week.

Sleep/Dreams:  Sleep is still pretty good, except for Wyatt waking up at 5am.  But I NEVER have good dreams anymore, only bad ones.  Is that normal?  One doozy was a dream where a guy turned into a T-rex and was chasing me down the street.  He finally caught up and started clawing at my back when I woke up.

Movement: The bumps keep getting stronger.  I think I have another huge baby on my hands.

Symptoms: I have been so tired lately around lunchtime.  The last 2 days I actually took power naps when Wyatt was napping, and that basically never happens.

Preggo Brain Moments:  I left my cup in the water dispenser while I was grabbing some silverware... and then I got sidetracked.  Luckily Jay saw the water dripping on the floor!  That could have been bad.

Food cravings: Bring on the chocolate!

Food aversions:  None

Maternity Clothes: Almost all maternity wear now.  The top in the photo is really getting some use!  The whole outfit is from the Gap.

Belly Button/ Stretch Marks: Still in, and none yet.

Gender: BOY!

What I miss: Feeling alert all day.

Best moment this past week:  Wyatt taking 2 3-hour naps!  It almost makes up for the early wake-ups.

What I am looking forward to this week: Getting my hair done, it's a disaster.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Chillin in O-town

We're back in Tallahassee!  At least this week.  We are going back to Orlando when my mom has surgery.  Her right rotator cuff was torn from the accident and now they have to check her left shoulder as well.  I'm praying she doesn't need surgery on both arms!  While we were there, we went to a lot of appointments and Wyatt got to explore Orlando a little bit more.  At mom's first therapy appointment he was actually intrigued by Despicable Me!

During appointment number 2 we ventured over to East End Market, a cool little (mostly food) marketplace in O-town.  We got some green juice and got a table outside.  It was SO hot!  But the indoor seating is scarce... and all barstools from what I saw.  It would be much more enjoyable to come back when the weather is nice.

While at Madre's I always make cuban coffee.  I would usually have the whole pot straight up, but a couple shots in a cafe con leche would have to do the trick for me this time around.

Of course there were some amazing pastelitos from ZaZa's to round out my breakfast.  The skinny one was a quesito, a sweet cheese filled delight.  The other is a guava and cheese pastry.  If you have never had one of these you are missing out!  I wish I could find some in Tallahassee.

Then we were off to another appointment, and Wyatt and I went to the park so he could get in some outside playtime before the heat creeped in.  Man... Florida summers make me miss Canada.

After Madre's doctor's appointment, we went to the hospital so she could get the stitches above her eye taken out.  We played in the fountain for a while until...
Wyatt: Mama, go away.
Me:  Oh, so you can put your bus in the water?
Wyatt: Okay!
Me:  I don't think so.
Wyatt: Go away now!

On Saturday Ma had her MRI and we stopped at the Winter Park Farmers Market.  They have a pretty good selection of produce and prepared foods.  Wyatt got his first popsicle!  He wanted the "orangey one", so I got the orange cream which was delicious.  I ate about half since it was melting so quickly.  He hasn't mastered those popsicle eating skills yet.

We left later that day for the long drive back to Tally.  Wyatt has been surprisingly good on these car trips.  I always make sure we leave around his nap time so he can sleep at least a little bit. Plus it's a good thing he loves looking at cars!  See ya soon Orlando.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Ravenous Baby: 26 Weeks

I'm a little delayed this week... I'm in Orlando right now with my Mom and pretty busy!  Unfortunately, last week while she was on her daily walk, she was hit by a car.  She's doing pretty well though thankfully. She has a cracked rib and stitches above her eye.  Now we just have to wait and see if her rotator cuffs on both arms are torn, she's having major issues moving her arms up.  Hope to find out by tomorrow!  But in the meantime... here is my weekly update.

How far along? 26 Weeks + 2 Days

Food size: Butternut Squash

Total weight gain: 19.6 lbs

Exercise: 5 workouts done!  2 BodyPump, 1 2-mile walk, 1 Spin Class and 1 Sculpting class.  Yoga was a big bust this week... I just feel too tired to do anything at home.

Sleep/Dreams:  Sleep is pretty good, no bathroom breaks yet!  Very weird dreams as usual, but no baby dreams.  I had tons of baby dreams when I was pregnant with Wyatt.

Movement: Lots of movement!  Especially in the morning and after dinner.

Symptoms: Feeling tired the last half of the day. Starting to get heartburn if I eat really quickly.

Preggo Brain Moments:  I was looking for my sneakers to head to the gym, and could only find one.  I searched the house thinking Wyatt took it and I had it in my hand the whole time.  Doh!

Food cravings: Got my burger fix at Marlow's Tavern in Orlando!

Food aversions:  None

Maternity Clothes: Almost all maternity wear now.  I have a couple regular shirts I can still squeeze on.  My selection of workout wear that still fits me is getting slim.

Belly Button/ Stretch Marks: Still in, and none yet.

Gender: BOY!

What I miss: More that 1 cup of coffee

Best moment this past week:  Having Jay home!  Even though I had to leave for O-town the day after he got back from his trip.

What I am looking forward to this week: Hopefully seeing my mom recover from her accident!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Weekend Warrior

That's kinda what I feel like after having Wyatt all to myself this weekend.  Jay went to Texas to visit some friends and we had some Wyatt & Mama time.  On Friday, we were going to have an nightmarish exciting day of potty training... but that did not work out.  I did all the prep work of telling Wyatt we were going to have a "fun potty day!".  We have undies, a potty, and I even bought M&Ms as a reward and he seemed very into it.  But as soon as I tried to put undies on and take him to the potty he started crying non-stop!    He wouldn't even sit on it, even though he sits on it a lot with his clothes on.  This lasted for about 15 minutes and I had to give up.  I'll try again next month!  I hope I can get him potty trained before his little brother is born.

I was getting him dressed to call it a morning and head to the park when I noticed his shoes seemed a little tight, so I broke open the size 10's. The kiddo has huge feet!  Apparently the standard age range for 10 is 4 1/2 - 5 years old.  I guess they match his ginormous head?

Friday night I finally got to watch a movie I've been really wanting to see... Boyhood.  Shooting a movie in 12 years is impressive.

Mid movie I had to have some dessert.  I dug into my chocolate covered key lime bites.  It's sad I only have a few left.

Saturday we hit the gym early then went to the Tallahassee Museum.  Wyatt loves exploring there.  He spent almost a half an hour chasing a squirrel around.  That poor squirrel!  The little bugger was trying to dodge all of Wyatt's advances.

Saturday night's dinner was homemade chicken nachos! Plus, I got in another movie night.  Tonight's flick was Snowpiercer, which I'm still not sure if I liked or not?  The premise of global warming gone awry and the only people left are on a perpetually traveling train is very interesting to say the least.

Sunday started out early as usual.  Wyatt has been waking up at 5:30 for the last couple weeks.  I'm starting to get used to it but it still pretty much sucks! I don't think 8:30 - 5:30 is a normal sleeping time for a 2 yr old.  As soon as the sun came up we went out to get donuts at Donut Kingdon.  Wyatt wanted the "pink and purple" one.

I got a red velvet donut and a caramel apple donut.  They were both amazing and I could have eaten a 3rd.  But I restrained myself.

Then we burnt off some of that sugar at the pool!  Wyatt was having lots of fun playing with friends and his cars.  He didn't want to leave.  Sunday night I crashed pretty hard after watching some Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix... that show is funny!  I really wanted to watch Big Brother but I was a good wifey and saved it so I could watch it tonight with Jay.  I'm very proud of myself, hehe.

Anyone out there with potty training advice?
What is your favorite donut flavor?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Ravenous Baby: 25 Weeks

Sorry for the lack of posting!  I've been SO tired and blogging has been on the back burner.  I still have posts I've been wanting to do, but too often I've been doing other things around the house.  I'm not sure how I'll have time to blog with 2 kiddos... yikes!

How far along? 25 Weeks + 1 Days

Food size: Rutabaga

Total weight gain: 17.6 lbs

Exercise: 5 workouts done!  2 BodyPump, 2 2-mile walks, and 1 Sculpting class.  I only did 20 minutes worth of prenatal yoga (from YouTube).  I'm going to try to make it to 40 minutes this week.

Sleep/Dreams:  Sleep is pretty good, but I've been waking up a lot throughout the night.  I just wish Wyatt would stop waking up at 5:30!

Movement: Lots of movement!  Especially in the morning and after dinner.

Symptoms: I feel SO tired in the mid-afternoons.  Yesterday Wyatt didn't nap either, so mama was not a happy camper.

Preggo Brain Moments:  I put frozen pineapple in the fridge... again.

Food cravings: I think I'll need to have a burger or two this week.

Food aversions:  Not really

Maternity Clothes: Mostly maternity wear now. Got a couple new goodies from the Gap.  The top and shorts I'm wearing in the photo are from there.

Belly Button/ Stretch Marks: Still in, and none yet.

Gender: BOY!

What I miss: Being alert in the afternoons.

Best moment this past week:  Watching Wyatt develop his vocabulary and imagination... he started making up words to songs and it's SO funny!

What I am NOT looking forward to this week: I'm going to attempt to potty train Wyatt this weekend.  Wish me luck!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Ravenous Baby: 24 Weeks

Hit the big date... viability!  I don't want to see this little nugget for at least 12 more weeks, but it's nice to know he has a fighting chance if he was born this early.  I also had my monthly appointment and everything was right on point.  I'm already looking forward to my 28 week appointment, that's when my c-section will be scheduled.  It will be nice to have a date this time around when I know I can meet my little man.

How far along? 24 Weeks + 2 Days

Food size: Ear of Corn

Total weight gain: 15.6 lbs

Exercise: 4 workouts done!  1 BodyPump, 1 BodyPump/Step class, a 2 mile walk, and weights on my own one day.  I'm starting to incorporate some Yoga this week from YouTube, we will see how that goes!

Sleep/Dreams:  Sleep is pretty good.  Last night was one of the first dreams I've had where I was about to have the baby.  I was in a hospital that looked alot like Hogwarts and my friend was visiting me.  She tried to force me to use this brown deodorant and I got so mad at her, haha.  Then we walked around and saw Hulk Hogan and Snoop Dog there.  It was so random!

Movement: Feeling little kicks and movement, but not as intense as last week.  Maybe the baby switched positions?

Symptoms: Not as tired as last week.  But I got a horrible leg cramp this morning, ouch!  My leg was in mild pain for a couple hours after... hope that doesn't happen again.

Preggo Brain Moments:  Forgetting where I put EVERYTHING.  Not convenient at all.

Food cravings: Cheese, cheese, cheese... and key lime pie

Food aversions:  Not really

Maternity Clothes: Mostly maternity wear now. The top and shorts from the photo are both from Old Navy.  Just got a delivery from the Gap I still need to try on.

Belly Button/ Stretch Marks: Still in, and none yet.

Gender: BOY!

What I miss: Happy hour(s)

Best moment this past week:  Date day with the hubby was amazing.

What I am looking forward to this week: Eating all the key lime pie and ice cream I made, hehe.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Weekend Wednesday

Hi there!  I tried to write this post Monday & Tuesday during Wyatt's nap... but Wyatt took a short one, grrr.  His usual 2 hr naps are turning into 1 hour.  I hope this isn't a permanent change.  But anyway... here are some of the fun things we did (and devoured) over the weekend.  It started off with some froyo on Friday afternoon at Nuberri.

It's funny how much our Friday nights have changed since we were blessed with our little kiddo.  Our drinking dine-out date nights have now been replaced with delivery pizza night.  But it's something I look forward to SO much!  We even saw a whole movie without falling asleep!  Shocker.  The Butler was a great film, if you haven't watched it yet you should.

On Saturday Jay & I went on a date morning.  We wanted to take the jeep to the coast, but the forecast was for rain, so we headed north to Thomasville, GA.  It's such a cute downtown!  We saw a food tour going on, and hopefully we will be able to go next time.

We drove back to Tallahassee, and went to 4 Rivers Smokehouse for lunch.  It's a newer restaurant in Tallahassee that we've been dying to try.  Most of it was really good.  Full review coming soon.

On Saturday night we got take-out sushi and watched another movie. My sushi was all cooked rolls, but it definitely satisfied my craving! Two movies in one week is pretty unbelievable.  Birdman was a very interesting film.  The acting and the way they shot it was great, but some lacking in the story IMO.

We ran a few errands on Sunday, then went to Big Easy Snowballs for a mid-afternoon treat.  Wyatt liked his grape snowball (he wanted a "purple one").  Mine was half key lime pie and half toasted marshmallow. I really wanted to like it, but it was too sweet. I could only eat about half of it. I'm not so sure if I would go back.

Then we goofed around at home for a while, it was a great relaxing weekend!

Have you seen any good movies lately?  Is too sweet an oxymoron? haha