Friday, March 9, 2012

eighteen weeks. bump.


alright, let's not waste time with formalities.  the big exciting thing right now is the fact that we find out what we're having on TUESDAY {assuming baby cooperates & shows us the goods}.  i am beyond excited to see how much this little monkey has grown since our last ultrasound at 10 weeks & to see if it's a boy monkey or girl monkey.  i honestly go back & forth in my thinking so at the end of the day, i have absolutely NO idea what it is.  i just really hope & pray everything looks good & measures as it should & if it doesn't we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

i will be announcing the gender on friday of next week in the bump post.  we are meeting up with a bunch of family on thursday & i hope to keep it a secret until we can tell them in person.  we'll see if that happens... i tend to let these things slip.  

but, assuming all goes well & our little baby is an exhibitionist, you can expect me to either be wearing a pink shirt or a blue shirt next week.  yay!

in other pregnancy news, i am definitely starting to feel the changes this pregnancy is bringing on to my body.  my hips are loosening up & tend to pop quite a bit & if i've been sitting a while i feel super stiff & sore when standing up.  already.  my heart rate rises super fast & i get short of breath pretty quickly when working out so i have been focusing a lot on making sure i can carry on a conversation.  my belly is out there for the world to see, has definitely hardened up & it feels funny to lay on.  

everyday i tell myself i'm going to eat better tomorrow but nothing healthy ever sounds good.  or the healthy stuff i crave {chef salads, deli sandwiches} are on the "do not eat when pregnant" list.  i say i'm gonna drink more water & then the thought of it makes me wanna throw up.  but i promise, i'm gonna make an honest effort to do better at both these things this week.  

i hope everyone has a great week.  i think sam & i are gonna try & get our date night on tonight & hit up our favorite hole-in-the-wall italian place.  it's sandwiched between a tavern & a tattoo parlor & seats by reservation only.  it has twinkly lights hanging in steamy windows & a drippy candle burns at every table.  mmmmm, worlds best pasta bolognese & pizza blanco is gonna get all up in my belleh!  

happy friday, friends.

21 comments:

  1. I just had to stop by and say thanks for always inspiring me with creative ways to document life's happenings. I started following your blog when I was preggers with Ruby & it has been so much fun & full of lots of great ideas and things to ponder. anyway, sorry to ramble. just thx for including us all and letting us come along on all your adventures! I wish you all the best with your family, this new baby included. :)

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  2. I've been eating really bad also with this second pregnancy...I gained 1.4 lbs this week. LOL. Ok, so it's not funny. I keep swearing I'll do better and I will one day. You look great!

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  3. Yay! i can't wait to find out what you are having!! so exciting!! and you look great by the way!! And a date night sounds just wonderful and the place sounds so dreamy!! Have fun tonight!! :)

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  4. Yay! i can't wait to find out what you are having!! so exciting!! and you look great by the way!! And a date night sounds just wonderful and the place sounds so dreamy!! Have fun tonight!! :)

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  5. Oh SO exciting!!! we all can't wait that's for sure :)

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  6. looking great (as always)! I have my guess on what I think you are having, but I will keep it to myself! (I have only been wrong once!)

    Your date night sounds amazing! My husband and I are way behind in date nights! Happy Friday!

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  7. I think it's a girl! That's all.

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  8. Can't wait to hear :) I love baby stories!!

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  9. ah! too cute! i can't wait to hear what the gender is!

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  10. I think I *might* be more excited for Tuesday than you! :) Seriously.

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  11. Aw! You look so cute! I love baby bumps :) Can't wait to hear if it's a boy or girl- SO exciting!!

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  12. you look so cute. i am so excited for you to find out what you're having! but i think making us wait until next friday is cruel! haha. is that soo bizarre that i care that much about what you're having? probably. but i can't help it! it is so fun hearing about pregnancy. kind of makes me miss it! (but not enough to do it again. yet.) anyway, i love these posts, and i'm glad you're doing them every week :)

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  13. Such a cute belly. I think you looked bigger with Parker so my guess is its a girl :)

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  14. so so exciting! can't wait to hear! i couldn't give up turkey sandwiches so i ate them while i was pregnant with sky. :\ happy weekend!

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  15. Still looking great! I am so inspired by your workouts, I need to up the ante there. Can't wait for next Friday!!!

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  16. You look so cute and EEEKKK you find out SO soon! :)

    And damn it you're making us wait until Friday!?! Now that's just mean ;)

    GL hun, I'm crossing all my crossables for a healthy baby!

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  17. You look great! I turn 18 weeks on Sunday, and I already feel like a giant! I am much bigger then I was with my daughter! I have been feeling the baby move now for about 3 weeks and my husband can even feel them move! I have a feeling I am farther along then we thought!

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  18. My long term blog break has made me miss these updates but I"m so excited to find out the gender for you. I was just checking in with you on facebook.

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