Aug 18, 2014

Things I miss While Being Pregnant

Guys, we are EIGHT MONTHS pregnant.  Holy shit.  Just let that sink in.
It feels just like yesterday I shared the news.

I am now at the point in my pregnancy where I want this to be over because I am just always uncomfortable and the feet swelling and cankles is KILLING me. Seriously, the fact that I have cankles is making me want to chop off my feet.  Also, sleeping is a freaking issue and getting out of bed is like an Olympic sport now. And at this stage, I am really missing things that I can't do/have while pregnant.  For example...

  • BEER.  I don't even drink beer often but I can't wait to crack open a bottle of Yuengling and Hard Apple Cider.  Hoping someone buys me a case of beer as a baby shower present so I can open that baby up as soon as I get home from hospital. 
  • WINE.  Because duh.  
  • COFFEE.  I drink coffee for the flavor, NOT for the pick me up like most people do.  I miss the flavor of coffee and let's face it, there are not that many good decaf coffee choices out there and they just do not taste the same.  
  • SLIP N SLIDE.  I was jealous because my sister had her slip n slide going the other weekend.  I wanted to go down that slip n slide so bad! 
  • BREATHING.  With lungs that are squished so damn high up to your boobs, breathing has become practically impossible.  I can't even go up stairs without having to stop halfway and catch my breathe. 
  • SHOES.  My feet are bigger and swollen so even wearing flats is becoming an issue.  I may have to wear flip flops for the rest of my pregnancy.  Thank goodness I am pregnant during the summer, because I don't know how woman do it during the winter.  It would break the bank if I had to buy new winter shoes to fit the big and swelling feet. 
  • SHAVING.  Being able to shave now is another Olympic sport.  The belly is in the way and I can't bend over.  This is what sucks about being pregnant in the summer because you kind of have to shave to wear shorts since it's hot out.  I can't wait till shaving my legs won't take me an hour with tons of nicks.  So over it. 
  • HEARTBURN.  Having heartburn every day on the hour is not pleasant.  I can't wait till I don't have to pop tums in every time all day long.  Oh vey. 
This is just a short list, thanks to baby brain I am pretty sure I am missing other stuff. 
What did you miss the most while pregnant? 

Aug 13, 2014

All the happenings

Happy Hump day...

It's a rainy day here in Jersey but the sun is desperately trying to peek out from the clouds.

This past weekend was filled with lots of stuff going on aka the happenings.

  • Friday night we went to see Guardians of the Galaxy with friends.  I really didn't think this movie was going to be good but it was great.  Hilarious as well.  
  • Saturday my sister had her slip n slide party.  Since I am 8 months (holy shit) pregnant, I was not allowed to participate in the slip n slide... BIG OLE WOMP WOMP... but I was able to catch some awesome video of everyone else and laugh my ass off.  And the last video will give you insight into why my blog title has "giggles" in it. I'm an expert in the giggling area.  

  • Also, Saturday my dog finally got groomed.  She was WAY overdue! 

  • My feet were swelling like crazy on Saturday so I used KT tape and taped up my foot. It did help with swelling and to this day I would recommend it for anyone who has an injury. 

  • Sunday we picked up my niece and nephew and took them to see the Marvel Universe Live show.  They had no idea where we were taking them so they were very surprised and excited! 

  • Shark Week... enough said.

Yesterday baby giggles was freaking me out.  Overall Sunday night and yesterday I was just not feeling great.  This whole third trimemester is starting to rear it's ugly head.  I had braxton hicks last night while cooking dinner. Scary not knowing what to expect.  By the time I finished cooking dinner, I went to lay down and put my feet up becuase my feet were so swollen and I had cankles.  Even hubs was grossed out by it.  Working all day is starting to take it's toll and it doens't help with the summer weather.  I keep telling myself just two more months to go! 

  • And because who doesn't love a cute dog picture. 

Aug 7, 2014

And here we are

Here we are at 30 weeks pregnant...

And here we have a crib...

and here we are with the beginning of football season...

And here we are with Sadie holding hands with the hubs...

It's crazy how time has flown by.  I can't believe that in about 10 weeks I will be holding baby giggles in my hands.  That is just mind boggling.  Feels just like yesterday I found out I was pregnant.

Work has been going good and it has also hit me that I am leaving this place soon.  I legit was super sad on  Tuesday as I thought about it.  I am on contract here so it's not like I'm leaving on maternity leave and coming back.  I don't have that guarantee.  I am going along assuming that my last day is going to be my last day.  Even through the stressful days, I LOVE my job and what I do. I LOVE working with such an awesome team.  I'm going to really miss it and I feel like this happens once again to me.  My last job moved to SC and I was laid off.  It was hard because I loved what I did there and I cried hard on that last day.  Working with the people made work fun and it was hard for all of us to say our goodbyes.  And here I am again in the same situation made worse by raging pregnancy hormones.  I really love it here and am going to miss the team I work with like crazy.  I have never met a team that took the most stressful days in stride.  We laugh a lot while we learn a lot from each other.  I'm grateful for the opportunity but it's still going to hurt that last day.  I don't know what I will do after.  I know that being a stay at home mom is not an option and even if it was, I think I would still want to work.  Sound weird.  That idea may change too when baby giggles is here so who knows.  But it's a scary thought not knowing.  Maybe I can come back to this job.  Maybe my time here is done.  As soon as this baby pops out, I have to start looking for a new job.  Talk about adding stress on top of stress of being a first time mom.  But I have to do it, I don't have a choice.

So needless to say, I am treasuring my last few weeks at work and thankful everyday to God that I even have a job.  I know in the end, it will all work out the way it's suppose to.  I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason.  We may not be happy when stuff happens, but it is what it is.  Must think positive happy thoughts so for the rest of this week, I am banking on those thoughts to get me through the next couple of weeks.

So here we are.... soon to be parents.