Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pregnant Mom's Getaway!

Three of my pregnant girlfriends, Julia, Kelli, Lisa and I, decided we all needed to run off, just for a night. Run off to get in some much needed pampering, relaxation and girl time before we have our next children. We stayed local, but it felt plenty far away and it was perfect...even with the dreary weather.

We started off our day with our prenatal yoga class. From there Lisa and I went for a big and awesome breakfast, and a little bit of shopping. Then we were off to our destination of The Marriot in Del Mar. When we got there we debated whether or not we wanted to cram four of our pregnant selves into two double beds or upgrade to two rooms...we decided that this was the only time we were going to get to do anything like this for at least another year or longer, so why not?

Julia and Kelli soon met us and the next few hours consisted of giggling, snacking, lounging and chatting. We were hoping to do all of this poolside, but alas the May Gray didn't allow it. It turns out it didn't matter. We were all perfectly content in the hotel room as proven by our many fits of laughter.

We even had facials! Julia hooked up a deal and we had someone come in and give us each a half hour prenatal facial. Of course we had to call the front desk for our fancy robes to add to the effect. After our facials, more snacking and giggling we set off for dinner. The waitress got a kick out of the fact that all four of us were with child. I guess we were quite the sight to see?

prenatal facials

pregnant mom's getaway

Pregnant Mom's Getaway!

We returned to our room, took a dip in the spa and came back to a lovely bottle of organic red wine that we all shared, with plenty leftover..don't worry.

It was glorious to sleep in the super luxurious "marshmallow" beds without a single "MMOOOMMMYYYY" or foot in the back. Of course we were all awake by 7:30 because our little people have us good and trained, but it's OK because we ordered room service for breakfast and it was scheduled to come at 8am. Breakfast in bed followed by an uninterrupted shower ended our stay.

It was perfect and I'm so grateful for the ladies that made it so fabulous. I'm looking forward to raising another little person with the support and love of your friendships!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Woops! 29 week belly!

I totally forgot to post my 29 week belly pic. This was last Saturday and we were on our way to a wedding and late yet again. I don't look too happy because I wasn't. I swear, we can't get anywhere on time no matter how early I start to get everybody ready!!

29 weeks

As of today, I'm 30 weeks, so about 10 weeks left...holy crap!

She's still a girl!

For a number of reasons I've been feeling very unsure about so many things lately. It's all really too much to go into right now...just lots of uncertainty piled on top of more uncertainty.

I think all of these feelings of insecurity have seeped into pretty much everything for me lately. Suddenly I became super paranoid that baby girl wasn't really a baby girl. I couldn't think of names, I couldn't bring myself to go through Joaquin's clothes in fear that I would get rid of boy clothes we would end up needing. I started thinking about it everyday. I never told Dan because I thought he would just think I was being silly. Then at our hospital tour, we were talking to another couple and they were talking about getting a 4d Ultrasound. He thought it sounded cool and so I told him about how I was feeling. So he said we should just do it!

We invited both parents and on Wednesday, we all got to see baby GIRL all cuddled up in my belly.

baby girl!!

Joaquin was wayyy more interested in the jelly on my stomach, but he did get the idea of what was going on. Now he keeps touching my belly asking about the "baby in your belly?"

She's a cutey and we swear already looks like Joaquin. She's got the cutest little heart shaped lips and lots of hair.

She's also head down! I was getting kind of worried about this because of where I was feeling movement...turns out her feet are under my ribs and she's kicking the hell out of them!

I'm feeling better and excited again. I'm ready to tackle the bags of clothes we have to pull out the more gender neutral stuff. We have some ideas for names, but will still keep it on the hush hush.

In just a couple of weeks I'll be off of work for an indefinite amount of time will finally really start to tackle all of this baby prep stuff...time to get motivated!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

32 years old and 27 weeks pregnant

I turned 32 yesterday! It was a lovely day that started out with Joaquin singing me the most adorable version of Happy Birthday. I got flowers from a student and was in a meeting where the staff sang me Happy Birthday. The evening ended with my parents, Dan and Joaquin taking me out for sushi, don't worry, I only ate the cooked stuff. It was a wonderful day and I couldn't ask for more.

I also finally took another belly picture. Here I am at 27 weeks.

27 weeks

I know, I know. I'm big.

It's kind of freaking me out actually. I know how big I got with Joaquin and I was hoping I could curb that a bit with diet and exercise. While I'm not gaining as much weight as I did, I am still getting pretty much just as giant! It doesn't help when people at work assume I'm due any day or ask if I'm having twins either. "Nope", I tell them, "I'm just fat, thanks!"

I'm really trying to enjoy the belly and not worry about the weight, but it's hard for a girl who has struggled with weight all of her life! I know, I know, I'm pregnant, it's supposed to happen, it's all baby, it's natural blah blah blah.

Oh well...anyway 13 more weeks to go...movin' on into the third trimester!