Sunday, May 31, 2015

Baby Girl- 28 weeks

Hi Lovelies!! 

Here is my update for this week!! 

Today is:  May 31, 2015

How far along: I am sitting at 28 weeks which means that I am officially in my third trimester!!

Total weight gain: Still sitting at 17 pounds right now. I had my appointment this past Wednesday which went well, and we also scheduled my c-section. We are so excited!! That just means that it's getting close.

What is going on with the babe: Baby Girlcan blink her eyes (with eyelashes!), and she has sleep cycles. She can now cough. Born this week, though premature, she would have an excellent prognosis because her lungs have reached the point (for the most part) maturity.


What's going on with Mama:  Officially in the I-want-to-live-in-yoga-pants phase, as we enter the third trimester! I am so excited!!! 

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. (Still doing all of this!), and I have been having some pretty bad heartburn.

Movement: Lots of it and I love it!! She moves all the time!!

Cravings/Aversions:  Nutella on toast with a tall glass of chocolate milk!

Symptoms:
- heartburn
- out of breath quicker
-Acne
-Braxton Hicks contractions
-Frequent potty breaks
-Round ligament pain

How has this pregnancy been different than the first:

Third trimester with Angelina was a bit easier than with this one. With this one, I have had heartburn almost daily and I have had more braxton hicks contractions.

How big sister was this week: She is so excited to be a big sister!!Her bedtime routine has gotten a little bit easier. I just hope it continues.

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

I'm looking forward to: Our next ultrasound which is this week!!

~Angie

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

12 Facts You Didn't Know about Gilmore Girls

Hi Lovelies!

Since Mother's Day has come and gone, I thought it was a good time to look back on one of the greatest mother/daughter duos with some facts that you might not know about the Gilmore Girls. 

1. Jess Marino was meant to get a spinoff.

The episode "Here comes the Sun" was actuallly meant to be a spin-off of Gilmore Girls. However, the production was quite costly so they decided to drop the project,
 
2. Keiko Agena was actually 27 when the show premiered.

That doesn't sound that impressive until you realize that she is playing Rory's best friend, and therefore is meant to be 16-years-old here.

3. Luke's backwards baseball cap wasn't just for the show.





Scott Patterson, who played the character, was actually in the minor leagues and so wore the cap as a reminder and ode to his past profession.


4. Luke and Lorelai's romance was not scripted.


In fact, Luke was originally scripted as a woman! Which would have been slightly interesting... Scott wasn't originally a series regular, but his chemistry with Lauren Graham was intriguing to the showrunners, and they kept the "Will they or won't they?" going for a few years before pairing the two.

5. Gilmore Girls was Alexis Bledel's first big role.

While Lauren keeping her arm around Rory's shoulders came across as sweet and motherly, it was actually so that she could help Alexis hit her marks.

6. Jon Hamm guest starred.


Before becoming a mad man in the world of marketing and advertising, Jon Hamm showed a brief interest in Lorelai Gilmore.

7. Alexis hates coffee.


One of the biggest staples of the show is that Lorelai and Rory are both major coffee addicts, but Alexis actually can't stand it. In the scenes where she has to drink it, she is actually drinking Coke.

8. Paris was almost Rory.


Liza Weil originally auditioned for the role of Rory, which she didn't get. However the producers liked her so much that they wrote the role of Paris Geller specifically for her, and she nailed it.

9. The scripts were actually long.

Most hour-long episodes max out at 60 pages, but the Gilmore girls spoke so fast that the scripts were usually close to 70-80 pages long.

10. Stars Hollow was a real place.

it's actually based on the towns Essex, Wallingford and Washington, Connecticut.

11. Alex Borsten was orginally meant to play Sookie.

 Scheduling conflicts kept her from being able to play her, though, she did make a few guest appearances as the irate harp player, Drella. The role went to Melissa McCarthy, and Sookie's love interest, Jackson, was played by Alex's real life husband.

12. There is a chance for a movie. 

Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show's creator and main producer, actually left the show before its 7th and final season. While we can't be sure how she would have ended her beloved show, and that season leaving us with mixed feelings, we can only hope that someday she will give her girls the ending that she intended. She mentioned wanting to do a movie to Entertainment Weekly, and we should all keep our fingers crossed that it will actually happen someday.

So, give your Mom a hug and sit down and enjoy the show now that it's on Neflix!! 

~Angie

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Baby Girl- 26 and 27 weeks

Hi Lovelies!! 

Here is my update for this week!! 

Today is: May 19 2015

How far along: I am sitting at 27 weeks (I am combining this week and last week into this post).

Total weight gain: Still sitting at 16 pounds right now.

Baby is the size of: Cumcumber! She is about 15 inches and weighs approximately 2.5 pounds.

What's going on with the babe: Baby Girl iz practicing inhaling and exhaling and working her lungs. They're still quite immature, but would be capable of functioning -- with a lot of medical help -- if she were born now. She's also showing brain activity.  She sleeps and wakes at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers.

What's going on with Mama:  Officially in the I-want-to-live-in-yoga-pants phase, as we enter the third trimester! I am so excited!!! 

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. (Still doing all of this!)

Movement: Lots of it and I love it!! She moves all the time!!

Cravings/Aversions:  Nutella on toast with a tall glass of chocolate milk!

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.(Still need to work on all of this).

How big sister was this week: She is so excited to be a big sister!!Her bedtime routine has gotten a little bit easier. I just hope it continues.

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

I'm looking forward to: Our next ultrasound which is at the beginning of June.

~Angie

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Angie, Party of 4

Well, hey Lovelies!!! 

I am finally back to blogging. We have had quite the weekend weather wise. Let me just say it was fairly exciting as well as scary. I'll explain in a separate blog post later in the week.

I have been reading some blogs and I have seen this post floating around and I thought it would be fun to do. It reminds me of an "about me post". So, hang on tight, Lovelies, here we go!!

F O U R:

Four jobs I have had:
1. Babysitter
2. Salad/baked potato girl at a restaraunt
3. Work study student
4. Secretary

Four movies I have watched more than once:
1. Grease
2. Dirty Dancing
3. The Breakfast Club
4. Pretty in Pink



Four books I would recommend:
1. The Notebook
2. 50 shades of Grey
3. The Fault in our Stars
4. Safe Haven

Four place I have been: 
1. Flordia
2. Georgia
3. Alabama
4. Texas

Four TV shows that I watch (on Netflix):
1. Gilmore Girls
2. Friends
3. How I Met Your Mother
4. Orange is the New Black 



Four things I am always saying:
1. The basketball is not a chair
2. Don't climb on the book case
3. Don't jump off the chair
4. Ugh!!!!

Four things I'm looking forward to this year:
1. The baby shower next weekend
2. Working on the nursery
3. Meeting our little girl
4. Watching The Little interact with her baby sister

Four things about my appearance:
1. Brown, curly hair
2. 4'10
3. Blue eyes
4. My pregnant belly

Four things in my purse:
1. My planners (Erin Condren Life Planner and Plum Paper Planner)
2. Cell phone
3. Lip balms
4. Pens, pencils, and markers

Four things I cannot live without:
1. My planners that I just mentioned
2. My husband
3. My little girl
4. Baby #2

~Angie

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Baby Girl- 25 weeks

Hi Lovelies!! 

Here is my update for this week!! 

Today is: May 9, 2015

How far along: 25 weeks 5 days!! Only 100 days until we meet our little miracle!!!

Total weight gain: 16 pounds

Baby is the size of: Califlower!!  About 13-14" in length and 1.5-2.5 lbs.



What's going on with the babe: Baby Girl is gaining more fat and also growing more hair. She knows which way is up and which way is down.

What's going on with Mama:  Well, according to thebump.com, this is about the week where sleeplessness comes along. Well, dang, they know their stuff. This symptom can go away any day now, as far as I'm concerned!

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:  Nutella on toast with a tall glass of chocolate milk!

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!!Her bedtime routine has gotten a little bit easier. I just hope it continues.
The best moment(s) of this past week: Time with my family.

I'm looking forward to:  Baby shower next week!!

~Angie

Monday, May 4, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday

Hi Lovelies!!!

How was your weekend? Ours was great. We tried to spend as much time outside as we could, spending time together and just having fun. I have been working on the baby shower invites and trying to figure out what types of games to play.

Anyways, here is this week's Happy Homemaker post!

The weather outside is:

The weather here has been absolutely beautiful!! I could do without the rain though.

On the breakfast plate this morning:

Blueberry muffins, strawberry yogurt, fruit, and milk

As I look outside my window:

It's sunny and quiet outside.

Right now I am:

I'm sitting in the living room, watching the Disney channel with the Little and working in this post.

As I look around the house:

My house needs some serious TLC. The bedrooms and bathrooms need to be cleaned and I have tons of laundry to do as well and the kitchen needs to be cleaned.

On today's To Do List:

Laundry.... I still have two loads to wash and dry, and three more to fold and put away.
Cleaning.... in the kitchen, wash the dishes, clean the counters and stove, take out the trash. In the living room... pick up book and toys, vacuum. In the bedrooms.... pick up each room and vacuum. In the bathrooms... take out trash, wipe down counters and toilets.

Doctor's appoinment

Grocery shopping

Currently reading: 

I have been reading some books on my PC kindle app.

On the TV today:

I'm  still binge watching Friends and Gilmore Girls on Netflix.

On the menu this week:

Monday: Breakfast for dinner
Tuesday: Beef stew with homemade bread
Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner (Biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon, toast)
Thursday: Spaghetti and garlic bread
Friday: Chicken pot pie
Saturday:Pizza and breadsticks
Sunday: Beans and cornbread

What I am creating at the moment:

Stickers for my Etsy shop.

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week:

Nothing a the moment. I need to start pinning some new recipes this week.

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes, or Devotions:



Have a lovely Monday Lovelies!!!


~Angie


Sunday, May 3, 2015

What We Can All Learn from Pregnant Celebrities

Hi Lovelies!!

I found this list on my pregnancy app and thought it would be fun to share ya'll!!! 

What we can learn from pregnant celebrities

1. Carrying a large shopping bag or purse can keep your pregnancy under wraps.




2. The more outrageous your baby name is the better.

Here are few examples:

Pilot Inspektor
Audio Science
Moon Unit
Moxie Crimefighter

3. Big sunglasses, plunging necklines, and great shoes can any stage of pregnancy look fabulous.





4. First photos of your baby are worth millions.