Friday, June 6, 2014

June? What the heck happened to May? And April?

Ahh, I had such good intentions of blogging more frequently. But alas, it's been over a month and here we are again. I find that my best blogging time is when I am procrastinating working out. I woke up at 7:30 this morning and don't have any appointments today until 2:00. The part of my brain that is responsible for rational thinking thought, "Oh great! I can work out, walk the dog, do laundry, go grocery shopping, clean up, and still have time before my client comes!" But at the same time, my body was thinking more along the lines of, "Oh great! I can lounge around and waste time for hours all morning, and then frantically work out and shower in the hour before my client comes." We are currently in the lounging about and wasting time phase of this operation, and it's going quite well. But I read everything I can think to read on the internet, so time to blog. 

How is it June? It is truly perplexing. Time is moving in the most bizarre combination of slow and fast. I wrote a check the other day and wrote the date as March April May June. Sheesh. 

Anywho. May was a delightful month. One that deserves to be recapped on the blog. I spent the whole month at home, and it was just fantastic. It is no secret that I would happily live in my parent's basement forever. But my husband isn't on board with that plan, and my parents probably aren't either, so I just have to get my fill of living at home again while Cary is gone. Being home was just what the doctor ordered.

I got to spend lots of time with my most favorite sister and some of my favorite babies:
 We went swimming lots of times and had so much fun! Ellie and I loved going down the slide and she only peed on me one time while we were standing in line. It was gross.
 Ellie and Abby were best friends.
 As were Abigail the baby and Abby dog. In order to not confuse Ellie, we told her that my dog's name was "Abby dog" which morphed into "Happy dog." That works too! They both loved to play with happy dog and Abby is just the sweetest pup when it comes to playing with little ones.
Clean babies in jammies... Doesn't get much better! I loved playing with them during bath time, and Ellie loved pouring water on my pants and putting finger puppets on my toes. 

In the best coincidence ever, I got to spend lots of time with my two best friends who both happened to be spending some time in Colorado while I was there! Come this fall, we will be just about as spread out as you can be, with Danica in Virginia, Rachel in California, and me in Washington. It was a bit of a last hurrah. I'm so excited for both of their adventures, but so sad to think it might be a long while before we all get to cause trouble in the same state again. There is something incredible about best friends who have been there through all of the awkward stages, boy drama, high school nonsense, and navigating how to grow up, and you can still spend the weekend laughing like teenage girls and making waiters feel really uncomfortable.
 Dressed up for a fancy dinner downtown! My best friends are so pretty. Dinner was so delicious. For the first time in my life, I ate so much that I was too full for dessert. Could not even take a bite. It was a little bit sad. Also, random story: Apparently I dropped my phone on the way into the restaurant. When we got back in the car afterwards and I couldn't find my phone, we called the number and some guy answered and said he found my phone and picked it up and would bring it back to where we were. Thank you, kind but very weird stranger, for returning my phone!
 We went to go get deep conditioning treatments and blow outs, but for some reason the gal thought we wanted updos instead. We all took them out after, because we looked a bit absurd. The stylist was doing my hair and asked me, "So what are you wearing tonight??" And I was very confused and answered back "Um... probably what I'm wearing now. Or maybe I'll change into sweats. It could go either way." Looking back she probably thought we had some special occasion to go to, and was also confused about why I wanted an updo to go with my sweats.
 Oh the memories of doing hair in my parent's kitchen! But this time, I am a real life hair stylist, and no one had to wear one of those highlighting caps.
Many photos were taken. We revert to teenage girls around each other, and I love it. Oh how I will miss those besties! I'll never find other people who just get me the way they do! Or people who just get how much I love to eat the way they do.

I also spent lots of time with my Mops and Pops and my not-so-lil brother, but they aren't too keen on the selfies, so I didn't get a lot of photographic evidence of that. We played card games, played the wii, I drove the golf cart like a maniac while they golfed, went to lunch, and just loved every minute of hanging out with my fam! Matt and Lauren came into town for a weekend, which was so great, and I did not take a single photo. Rats. I need to get better at documenting fun times. 

Cary's return date for his deployment was constantly changing, so when he suddenly found himself scheduled to come home at the end of May, my mom and I scrambled to get back here as soon as we could and we reunited at our cozy house in Spokane at the end of May. My mom and I had a lovely drive out here, and she flew back to CO the next day. I miss her already! She is my best friend. Cary and I spent the weekend feverishly preparing for my salon! The salon is great, and working at my house is just as amazing as I thought it would be. I am so grateful for my supportive and hard working hubby who helped make it happen! I love being back with that guy. He really is my very best friend. He makes me laugh and just takes such good care of me. He even rubbed my feet the other day for a good half hour, and I died and went to heaven. He is SO excited for our little nugget that is currently incubating. He loves to kiss my tummy and talk to the baby, and I can't wait to see him holding that baby! We are both so excited to find out if baby is a he or a she in just 2 weeks! Are you going to be an Almond Joy or a Mounds, little Reeves? Get it? Almond Joy's got nuts, Mounds don't? That's like my dad's number 1 favorite joke.
 I really intended to take weekly belly shots and answer that little questionnaire weekly, but a variety of reasons have kept me from doing so. Reason #1: I am still and possibly will forever be in that phase where you don't look pregnant... you just look like you are letting yourself go. So I'm not loving the picture taking thing these days. Reason #2: I am super lazy. Reason #3: Even though I find it to the most miraculous and all-consuming thing that has ever happened to me, billions of women have been pregnant and had babies, and despite what I sometimes believe, I am not actually the most interesting and unique person on the planet... so I think I will limit to myself to monthly baby updates, so as to make an attempt at not being the most narcissistic person on the planet. 

How far along? Almost 17 weeks                                 
Total weight gain/loss: One million lbs. Or nunya. As in nunya bidness.
Maternity clothes? UGH getting dressed every day is such a struggle! Many of my pants will still button, but I feel like I am being sliced in half when I sit down. I have an extremely short torso, so the little baby bump I have is really low and thick, which means wearing things under the bump doesn't really happen. But my bump isn't substantial enough to hold up maternity clothes, so mostly I wear my real pants and try to button them up and it makes me really grouchy. I occasionally wear that belly band thing, but only if I'm in the mood to pull up my pants and readjust my clothing 30 times per hour. This is not my most favorite phase of being pregnant, body wise. But I'm trying to remember that in a few months from now, I will be wishing I could feel this "huge" again.
Stretch marks? Not yet.
Sleep: I am in favor of it. And sleeping much better these days but holy cow, the dreams!! Sometimes I wake up feeling wiped because my dreams were so exhausting! I had a dream just the other night that I was in a gas station and the gas station got held up and the bad guy was chasing me and it was a long saga and I eventually ran him over with my car. I woke up feeling very tense, but also pretty proud of my dream self for being such a bad-A.
Best moment this week: Probably Cary rubbing my feet... They really hurt, and he's really good.
Movement: Maybe?? The last day or two, I have felt this odd kind of bubbly/popping sensation in one particular spot... It's like nothing I've ever felt before. But I'm hesitant to for sure label it as baby moving. My uterus could just be popping popcorn.
Food cravings: The thing about cravings... I always crave stuff even when I'm not pregnant. So I'm not sure anything can be attributed to being pregnant. But I really love watermelon and quesadillas.
Anything making you queasy or sick: My prenatals always gross me out and I gag every time.
Have you started to show yet: I believe I've expressed my thoughts on this matter. If I had to describe my body in one word it would be: Doughy.
 Gender prediction: No guesses. 2 more weeks until we know! Don't be shy, baby!
Labor Signs: Nope... duh.
Belly Button in or out? In. And looking as cavernous as ever. 
Wedding rings on or off? On. I FINALLY got to stop taking progesterone, and dropped like 5 lbs in a week. That stuff made me SO bloated.
 Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty dang happy! My hubby's home, I'm feeling good, my home salon is awesome- I have so much to be happy about! But sometimes I forget about all of these things when I get dressed in the mornings and have a good old fashioned sulk fest.
Weekly Wisdom: Love your body. It's making a miracle. Go easy on yourself and try to just enjoy the ride. Not as easy as it sounds, but I'm trying to make this my mantra!

As in added bonus for my loyal blog readers, here's a really lovely photo I just took now that I am finally going to get my lazy keester out of bed and go work out! 
I know... it's just not fair for a pregnant lady to be so very alluring. Don't hate.


  1. For the conundrum of being in the awkward pants phase, I recommend the rubber band trick. Loop a rubber band through the button hope of your pants and the 2 ends of the rubber band around the button. Adds maybe an inch to the waste band. Enough to give you a little more room, but not so much you have to continually pick your pants up. :) <3 Stevie

  2. Yes, Stevie's trick is also brilliant for post-pregnancy! And thanksgiving. And sometimes just for lunch. Whatevs...