My Pregnancy: 27 weeks and counting…

There is only one word to sum up this week and how I’m feeling – EXHAUSTED! Holy cow…did we pick the most ridiculous time to remodel and relocate. Waking up at 6:30am and falling into my pillow at 1:00am is more…

There is only one word to sum up this week and how I’m feeling – EXHAUSTED! Holy cow…did we pick the most ridiculous time to remodel and relocate. Waking up at 6:30am and falling into my pillow at 1:00am is taking a toll, but I just keep telling myself that it is all worth it and in the next month or so, when the dust settles, we will say we are so happy we made the jump into being true Californians.

Since I’ve been so busy this week, it’s been hard to pinpoint pregnancy symptoms and just feelings of being tired and sore. I’m still dry and itchy, my back still hurts, and my Linea Negra is getting a little darker, which honestly freaks me out. Where I use to see the outline of my abs, I’m now seeing a round belly with a line that moves up towards my belly button – eek! I know the belly and the line will fade, but it’s hard seeing these changes when you’re use to something so completely different. Just keeping it real:P

This week I also had to major milestones. First, true to “brickhouse” form I took things too far and decided to change out the receptacles in our new place so they could have a pre-made baby safe cover. I turned off the power, did the re-wiring, and turned the power back on. Success! Well, I decided to mess with the receptacle one last time (with the power on like an idiot) and got shocked. I freaked! And when I say I freaked I mean I lost my $hit! OMG, is the baby okay? Did I hurt her? Why isn’t she moving? I immediately called my husband crying and he tried to calm me down, which didn’t work. Then my friend gave me some things to try (drink a really cold drink or eat something sweet), and still nothing. I researched google like a madman with tears streaming down my face and finally started to calm down when I read that if there is no burn from the shock the babes would probably be fine. Whew!

Fast forward one day and the coolest thing happened. Baby Brickhouse rolled over and I left some of the biggest movements ever! Apparently the shock to my finger didn’t hurt her cause she was moving everywhere. I first noticed my shirt moving while taking a moving/packing break and decided to grab my phone and see if I could get it on video. Score! When I went to show David his jaw dropped and he kept asking how weird it was for me to feel it. Yes, it was so weird, but was so awesome at the same time. Ahh, I love this little 27 week old nugget!!

Stay tuned next week for more pregnancy symptoms, milestones and pics.

My Pregnancy: 26 weeks and counting…

With 26 weeks down, my third trimester is now just within arms reach and pregnancy symptoms have hit an all time high. Baby Brickhouse is busy growing (she’s apparently the size of a head of lettuce now) and her movements more…

With 26 weeks down, my third trimester is now just within arms reach and pregnancy symptoms have hit an all time high. Baby Brickhouse is busy growing (she’s apparently the size of a head of lettuce now) and her movements are getting more and more frequent. My pregnancy tracking apps says her eyelashes are now grown and I can’t help but hope she inherits my husband’s amazingly thick, long lashes.

This week I felt my first Braxton Hicks contraction and woah…it was crazy! Since I’ve been reading up on what to expect each week during pregnancy, I knew I would eventually feel one, so I wasn’t worried. It was however an intense feeling that I’m assuming will set me up for managing the real deal when she’s ready to finally make her debut in June.

So, what major pregnancy symptoms have kicked in this week? Well, other than getting visibly larger (see my 26 week pic), the bottoms of my feet have started to hurt, my skin is beyond dry (think of dandruff of the body – yak!), I can start to see the faint line of the Linea Negra coming out, I think I pinched nerve in my back and I’m beyond exhausted! Sounds fun, huh? Well, with as unpleasant as all these things are, the constant baby movements I’m feeling makes it all worth it.

This week I’m killing my workouts because next week is our official moving week, which means no gym workouts for me. Long days of moving and packing will be plenty, and although it’s hard to wrap my head around missing lifting sessions, I know I’ll be getting plenty of exercise.

Check me out at 26 weeks…

26 weeks and counting...

 

My Pregnancy: 25 weeks and counting…

Is it wrong to be excited knowing I only have 15 weeks to go?  Maybe so, but it feels amazing to know I can say I have less than 4 months until I am no longer pregnant and am back more…

Is it wrong to be excited knowing I only have 15 weeks to go?  Maybe so, but it feels amazing to know I can say I have less than 4 months until I am no longer pregnant and am back the road to becoming my pre-pregnant self.  Bye bye heartburn, backache, and weight gain…Hello caffeine, long runs and my pre-pregnancy wardrobe.  As much as I already love my little growing Brickhouse, and know I will love her even more when she arrives, I’ve learned over the past 25 weeks that I am so not one of those girls who loves being pregnant.  If you are, kudos to you!  I envy you :)

Since I’m still having sleep issues, my workouts are happening earlier in the day and I love it! Driving to the gym in the dark isn’t exactly fun, but not being rushed and finishing early feels amazing!  By the time noon rolls around, I feel like I’ve accomplished so much and my outlook on the day and tasks at hand take on a positive vibe.  So to me, my early morning rise is really a blessing.  And, I might as well get use to it now because I can only imagine there will be plenty of early mornings in my future.

Even with my consistent back pain, I’m keeping strong with my 5 day a week workouts.  I’m still lifting and trying to slowly increase the weight I’m throwing up, which I’ve been cleared to do as long as the progress is slow and safe.  My leg workout has suffered slightly from my back pain, but I know any further tweaking could put me out for good, so I’m not risking it.  The possibility of bed rest freaks me out, so I’m going to do everything to prevent it!
Since we’re leaving for a long weekend in Palm Springs at the end of the week to celebrate David’s birthday, I decided I had to suck it up and buy a bikini that fit this expanding body (really just the three B’s – boobs, belly and butt). This can be summed up in one word … DEPRESSING! If you’re flat chested and love the idea of pregnancy giving you big boobs you won’t be disappointed. But, if you’re already big chested get ready for super giant boobs #keepingitreal. There are very few cute bikinis for DD’s and if these bad boys keep growing I don’t know what I’m going to do.

The remodel is finally coming to an end and our move date is on lock.  Paint complete, lighting and plumbing work done, appliances in, stucco finished, and concrete poured.  We’ll be in for a crazy five weeks ahead with doing the finishing touches like building the fence, landscaping and building the outdoor kitchen, but I know my “ahhhh” moment will come when the baby shower is over and we can finally relax.  Maybe I’ll just sit in the nursery and relax in the rocker for a bit :)

Cravings this week:
Guacamole (I have no idea why)
Strawberries (of course)
Peanut Butter (I gotta stop!)