Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Baby Girl- 24 weeks

Hi Lovelies!! 

Here is my update for this week!! 

Today is: April 28, 2015

How far along: 24 weeks

Total weight gain: Still sitting at 15 pounds

Baby is the size of: A an ear of corn


What's going on with the babe: His brain is growing quickly, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are really beginning to develop.

What's going on with Mama:  The uterus is about the size of a soccer ball now. It's right where it should be about 2 inches above my belly button.

Baby is:  A Girl!!!

Maternity clothing: Bottoms, absolutely. Tops, still wearing non-maternity which means that i am wearing men's t-shirts size 3X to 4X.

Sleep: Tossing and turning with potty breaks in the middle of the night. Also, I am snoring and loudly too.

Movement: Lots of it and I love it!!

Cravings/Aversions:  Chicken salad!!

Symptoms:
- heartburn
- out of breath quicker
-Acne

How has this pregnancy been different than the first:
- I was tossing and turning a little bit with Angelina. Also, I was getting tired pretty early with her. With this one, I'm staying up pretty late. I have more energy this time around. I still need to work on going to bed earlier.

How big sister was this week: She is so excited to be a big sister!! We are also having a rough bedtime routine lately. Hopefully that will change soon.

The best moment(s) of this past week: Time with my family.

I'm looking forward to:  Planning our baby shower!!

~Angie

Monday, April 27, 2015

Setting Up a Morning Routine

Hi Lovelies! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend! We just hung out at home, played outside (when it wasn't raining), fixed some yummy meals and snacks and just had a good time.  This weekend I decided to implement a morning rountine and it seemed to help quite a bit. I noticed that my mornings were not as rushed and I was much more relaxed. 

So, today's blog post is all about how to set up a morning routine that works for you. 

Morning Routine:

 (1) Wake up

Take 15 -30 minutes to wake up, enjoy your coffee, check out the news, or read. 

(2) Review your daily tasks (to do list)

Review your to-do list for things that have to be done that day. I usually spend 1-2 minutes reviewing my list in the morning to metally prepare me for the day and to adjust my schedule if needed.  I also prepare my to-do list the night before as part of my night time routine ( I also use as sort of a "brain dump").

(3) Make your bed

Beds take up alot of space and when they aren't made they tend to look like a whole lot clutter. Here's a simple solution: take 5 minutes to make your bed and I promise that your room will look cleaner and you will feel more relaxed.



(4) Prepare for dinner

Make sure all of your food items are defrosted and that you have all the necessary ingredients for the evening’s dinner.  Also you should consider how long it will take for you to make dinner and adjust your schedule if need be.  I usually take this opportunity to refer to my meal plan for the following night to see if I need to take anything out of the freezer to defrost or if I’ll need to stop at the grocery store.  This is also a good time to prepare your crockpot meal which is another easy way to streamline your dinner prep.



(5) Empty dishwasher or dish drainer

 Put your dishes away first thing in the morning so that you and your family can fill it up after breakfast and throughout the day instead of waiting to do all of it after dinner.  This is another task that takes all of 5 minutes to complete, and when it's done, you will feel better. 



(6) Workout, shower, and dress

After you shower and get dressed be sure to put dirty clothes in the laundry, put away your toiletries and makeup, wipe down the sinks and hang up your towel.

(7) Make breakfast and clean up afterwards

Return all food items in the fridge, pantry or cupboards. Scrape leftover food in the trash and put your dishes in the sink or dishwasher.  Wipe down all of the counters, sink, stove and microwave.  Like your bed, the kitchen has a lot of counter space and when one counter is cluttered the whole kitchen looks messy.  Take just a couple of minutes everyday to wipe down those counters and appliances…you’ll be amazed at how refreshing it is to come home to a clean kitchen after a busy day at work.



(8) Get on with your day

Now that you’ve got your morning routine complete you can head off to work (on time of course), or to your home office if you work from home, spend time with your kids or take care of your priority tasks and errands.

So, my question is, do you have a morning routine? And how is it working for you?

Have a wonderful Monday Lovelies!!

~Angie

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Baby Girl - 23 weeks

Hi Lovelies!! 

Here is my update for this week!! 

Today is: April 25, 2015

How far along: 23 weeks

Total weight gain: 15 pounds

Baby is the size of: A grapefruit. About 10.5 to 11 inches in length and just over a pound.

What's going on with the babe: Blood vessels in his lungs are developing to prepare for breathing. Loud noises that she hears are now becoming more familiar, and she should be able to hear all 3 of our voices! Her face is fully formed now - just needs some more fat. :)

What's going on with Mama:  Swelling is likely around this time, which I am experiencing, and heartburn has gotten worse.

Baby is:  A Girl!!!

Maternity clothing: Bottoms, absolutely. Tops, still wearing non-maternity which means that i am wearing men's t-shirts size 3X to 4X.

Sleep: Tossing and turning with potty breaks in the middle of the night. Also, I am snoring and loudly too.

Movement: Lots of it and I love it!!

Cravings/Aversions:  Nothing too specific this week.

Symptoms:
- heartburn
- out of breath quicker
-Acne

How has this pregnancy been different than the first:
- I was tossing and turning a little bit with Angelina. Also, I was getting tired pretty early with her. With this one, I'm staying up pretty late.

How big sister was this week: She is so excited to be a big sister!! We are also having a rough bedtime routine lately. Hopefully that will change soon.

The best moment(s) of this past week: Time with my family.

I'm looking forward to:  Planning our baby shower!!

~Angie

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Second Trimester Update

Hi Lovelies!!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We spent alot of out time playing outside and doing some spring cleaning in the house. 

I just wanted to give you a quick update on baby #2. I am well into my second trimester and everything is going great.  I am 22 weeks (I'll be 23 weeks tomorrow)I have had a couple of ultrasounds and some blood work done and I am excited to say that Baby V 2.0 is developing normally and we also found out via a blood test (it replaces the amnio) the gender of baby #2. 

So, we are having.........

A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes!! We are having another little girl!! We are so excited and The Little is excited to have a little sister. She has a list of things that she wanted to teach her and she wait to play with her. She even has a name picked out for her. Right now, she is calling her "Maya Dazzle Sonata". Now, this is not her name, The Hubster and I are still discussing names. Hopefully, we will have a decision soon.

Anyways, my pregnancy is progressing really well, she has been kicking and rolling all over. I We just cannot wait to meet this little miracle. 

I'll be posting my 23 week update sometime tomorrow and I will have other posts up this week. Have a great night Lovelies!!

~Angie

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday Quotes

Hi Lovelies!

I just wanted to share some motivational quotes that I have been using these last few weeks. I have found that I need to some motivation to get my to do list complete. I just don't have much motivation lately and these quotes have really helped. So, enjoy!!!











What keeps you motivated?

~Angie