Thursday, May 31, 2012

3rd Trimester stress relievers

Now that my schedule is not as busy, I have been thinking about this baby a lot more! It almost scares me at times to think in less than 3 months a new life will be here! I often wonder what he will look like and how much it will change me as a person. We have so much to do and I feel like there's not enough time but thankfully I have my husband who tells me to just take one day at a time and savor the moments, which is what I'm gonna do! So in the mean time as a stress reliever, I do projects! That usually soothes me and makes me happy!
This last week, I decided to try something new to me but I have seen done before and thought it would be cool to try. I made a Chevron inspired Record Bowl. I was nervous at first but it was pretty simple! 
All you do is get an old record, preheat the oven to 250 place the record on an oven proof bowl upside down and stick it on a cookie sheet.

 I watched mine, but I think it took like 5-7 min, as soon as you take it out of the oven you, place it inside the bowl quickly, to mold it, but you don't have much time, as it cools fast! If you don't get to mold it in time you can always stick it back in the oven.

Then paint it whatever color you like! I decided to try and do a chevron pattern, which was the tricky part, I used masking tape and taped out the design and then just painted the black. I had to go over some of it with black sharpie but I like the way it turned out! For now I put my bracelets in it and it works perfect!

So to not be stressed out this summer I will continue with my projects!

Recap 3rd Trimester!
28 Weeks

Weight: 121
Food Cravings: hmm....cereal, sbux frapps, anything cold! Also,I have started another growth spurt! An hour after I eat a meal, Im already starving again, its pretty crazy!
Symptoms: Shortness of Breath, tightness in my calves, no longer sleep comfortably, have to pee more frequently
What's New: Working on getting things for the nursery!

Friday, May 11, 2012

2nd Trimester, it's been a good one!

More than half way done with pregnancy, I can't believe it! It seems like time is really starting to fly! My first trimester seemed so long, when I think about being sick....ugh that was horrible, I don't miss it! This second trimester is nearing the end and and I must say it's been a good one! I had more energy, developed a passion for food, my hair became my best friend for once, and of course finding out what I'm having was the best plus of all!! My only complain, not  being able to fit into my clothes the same! Now you can definitely tell I'm pregnant from the side and front!
 With only a few months to go, I still have lots to do, some projects in the works, possible moving, finishing school, and preparing for Bowden! Guess I better get on it, while I still have energy :)

25 Weeks
Weight: 120
Symptoms: Cramps in my left leg only, as well as some minor aches in my neck and arm (felt like I pitched a baseball game a week straight...I've never played baseball so just my guess)
Food Cravings: Nothing really new...kinda boring
What's New: I started having the Braxton Hicks Contractions, now that I feel Bowden move a lot, when I felt my stomach get hard for like a min and then release I thought, "this can't be Bowden moving, nope it's not" they don't hurt just feel different.
Things I'm Loving: Bowden loves Jazz Music, whenever I play Jazz Essentials on Pandora he's moving like crazy!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

24 Weeks

It's May!!! I cannot believe how fast this pregnancy is going by!!! I am 24 weeks and I am definitely starting to show it.
This last weekend was amazing, my husband decided we needed an "In town Getaway" is what he called it, (he came up with that all on his own, so cute!) It was so nice and definitely needed, we were able to just relax and do whatever with no agenda, how nice is that! We tried out a couple new eating spots, saw a movie, went to the pool, and started registering for Bowden. It was a mixture of downtime and fun all in one! I loved it, we are about to get very busy this next month, so Lance thought it would be good to get rested up and rejuvenated. Our students will be graduating in 3 weeks, for which I'm thrilled and sad at the same time. I know I have talked about what we do once or twice in my blogs but we work for a discipleship program called, Masters Commission where students give 9 months of their life to God, through ministry, serving, learning His Word, missions trips, evangelism, and so much more! I'm excited because watching God totally change their lives from one end to the other has been incredible and to see them live it out after graduation is exciting but also heartbreaking for them to leave us. But I will not shed tears yet (even though being pregnant doesn't help) We still have 3 more weeks!

Along with a great weekend, I got an early Mother's Day present! Lance bought me a necklace that I have had my eye on for a lil bit, it's from Etsy and it has our lil guy's initial "B" on it. I love it!

 So I guess you can say I'm one blessed lady!!!
 The one downfall I must tell on myself is I have been going a lil too crazy with the sweets, so I decided to change my eating habits and the amazing thing is that I'm actually sticking to it! Plus my food cravings have also taken a turn for the better which helps. I'm not gonna lie, I really like Starbucks java chip frapp and with the mocha coconut frapp coming back, it might be even harder to stay away, so I'll probably treat myself occasionally (it's only fair, if I'm doing such a good job eating right) Plus you can't beat Starbucks Happy Hour!!


WEIGHT: 118.5 (I guess I could round it up but thats what the scale says, and at this point numbers going up is kind of scary lol)
FOOD CRAVINGS: Strawberries and Almonds (I pretty much hated almonds before I was pregnant, so this one is really weird to me)
SYMPTOMS: Nothing new, I have had back aches here and there, and been tired
WHAT'S NEW:  Having mixed emotions of anxiety and excitement, its kind of a roller coaster of emotions, which I guess is normal
THINGS I'M LOVING: This week I literally saw my belly move, I can normally feel Bowden but he moved so hard I saw my belly move it was crazy!