Monday, May 19, 2014

Necessary Shopping

Happy Monday everyone! It is a gorgeous day here in Pensacola and I am going to try my hardest to spend at least a few hours outside of my house today. I have a really bad habit of staying in all day unless I force myself to leave the house. And even then, it is usually to go to another indoor facility (i.e. mostly Target). So as you can imagine, I am as white as a ghost and craving some Vitamin D. I can always go for a nice, long walk around the block for today but maybe a trip to the beach is in the cards soon. I am craving some sand in my toes, a dunk in the ocean with an ice cold, frosty marga...scratch that...bottle of water in my hand. You know you are expecting when your beach cooler has more water in it then the usual grouping of beer and ready made alcoholic fruity drinks.

But even worse, since now I am in the pregnant lady category of stores, I have nothing to wear to said beach. I am 15 weeks in and my body has already changed so much! My stomach has turned into a baby bump, a little one, but it's there. And my boobs. Oh good lord my boobs have already decided to jump up a cup size and all of my old bathing suit tops look like a beach side peep show waiting to happen. Thankfully the gain has avoided my butt for now. If there is one body part I do not need to grow it is that one! You know the term badonkadonk? Yep, that's me :)  

So the search is on for a new suit that will cover, support, not cut off circulation, and definitely not look like I found it in a grandma's drawer circa 1992. You know, "complete with matching long skirt and wide brimmed hat in neon green or pink!" Haha. Sexy thoughts I know. So far I have found a few that I like, some maternity, some non but all cute.

The first is from A Pea in the Pod and I like the ruffle to take some attention away from the soon to be watermelon sized bump. Plus it's not black, which is my go to color for just about everything :) 

Two and Three are both JoJo Maman Bebe. I usually stay away from patterns, especially horizontal stripes, but I figure this is the one time I can wear it and really get away with it. And I love me some polka dots!

The fourth has an adorable name to go with the ruffles. Tutti-Fruti by Gottex. I love the 40s style with straps and it comes in black, naturally. 

Decisions, decisions. So now I am stuck. I have to decide which one I want to grow into over the summer and I cannot make up my mind. Simple and classic or fun and colorful. Help! Should I venture out of my comfort zone or stick to the old standbys?  

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hello Again

Well, it looks like I missed the month of April. I'm sorry y'all. So much has been going on in our home these past few weeks, and I could not find the energy to get off of the couch let alone open my computer. And now I can finally share with y'all the reason I have been extremely M.I.A or A.W.O.L. (for my military mamas out there).

We are pregnant!

One of my sisters had the best description for Luna's less then enthused face in this picture: #oldersisterproblems. Although she would not smile for the cameras that day, I know she is happy about the baby. She snuggles with me a lot more often now and will rest her head on my belly when she naps. It melts my nauseous heart every time she does that. So cute. She'll be a great playmate and watch dog to the baby.

And now, the last thirteen weeks make perfect sense to me! Now I know why I had a constant stuffy nose and was comatose for most of that time. And I can't forget the morning sickness that literally lasted all day up until last week. Now I only get sick if I wait too long to eat or sleep too much. No more long naps for me! I am thoroughly convinced that the only reason I am alive today is because of Gatorade and Whataburger french fries. Thank you Lord in heaven for Harmon Dobson & Paul Burton (the guys who started Whataburger) and to the University of Florida's research team all those years ago who found a fantastic way to hydrate their athletes! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

So now, we are on the way into the second trimester and I am feeling more and more like my old self again. My appetite is back, I am wearing more then just Hubby's shirts and pajamas, and my energy is slowly coming back. I no longer need a two to three hour long nap in the middle of the day just to stay up until my 10 pm bed time. Man could I sleep. I was clocking 16 hours of sleep a day at one point. When I did the math I felt beyond ridiculous, but I literally could not keep my eyes open. It's amazing how a little zygote can make you feel so exhausted. (And we are no where near the midnight feeding/diaper duty type of exhaustion) 

So now you know what I have been up to during my time away. I was starting to bake a tiny human! This is one adventure that I still cannot believe we started. It feels surreal. So I am going to need lots of help, words of advice, and an all-you-really-need-registry guide. I am counting on y'all out there to give me some pearls of wisdom! Mamas helping mamas :)