Monday, March 31, 2014

11 Weeks...Our Little Lime

Baby T is the size of a Lime!

How far along: 11 weeks
How big is baby? Lime
Symptoms: I’ve started to feel not so great at night. It’s not exactly nausea but I don’t know how to describe it. Going to sleep helps so that’s good!
Maternity clothes: I wore my maternity capris a couple of times this weekend and boy are they comfy!
Sleep: Same…Still getting up about once/night to pee
Miss anything: Being able to have a glass of wine at a party
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings: Homemade cupcakes sounded really good (like the box mix with jar frosting) so while I was at prenatal yoga Justin surprised me and made me cupcakes J He’s a keeper!
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Have you started to show yet: A tiny little bump is starting to peek out!
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? So so happy!
Feeling boy or girl? I still think boy but I’m a little less sure this week
Looking forward to: Going to San Antonio next weekend to visit the triplets!
Best moment of this week: Telling Rachel, Sandie & Rachel! My mom also told two of her good friends and everyone’s reactions were priceless! 

Monday, March 24, 2014

10 Weeks...Our Little Prune

Baby T is the size of a Prune!

How far along: 10 weeks
How big is baby? Prune
Symptoms: Not much going on this week…feeling MUCH better in the mornings and the pelvic pain has gone down
Maternity clothes: I don’t quite need it yet but I bought some this weekend for when I’m ready – Can’t wait to wear them!
Sleep: Same…Still getting up about once/night to pee
Miss anything: Feeling like running in the morning
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings: No cravings but I meant to get more mini sour pickles at the store this weekend and forgot so I may have to make an emergency trip!
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Have you started to show yet: Having a little bloat
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? Still happy & excited!
Feeling boy or girl? I still think boy but I had 2 dreams…one where I had a baby boy but put a bow in his hair (poor thing) and the other where I had a baby boy but also had a toddler girl…so maybe my subconscious is saying girl this week??
Looking forward to: Telling Rachel & Sandie…and Rachel this weekend! And a quick trip to College Station to Madeline’s birthday party!
Best moment of this week: Gearapalooza! It was fun learning about different baby products and going through our gift bag when we got home…we got tons of great baby items. We also started our registries this weekend because babies r us had a promotion ending next weekend.

Monday, March 17, 2014

9 Weeks...Our Little Green Olive

Baby T is the size of a Green Olive!

How far along: 9 weeks
How big is baby? Green Olive
Symptoms: Continuing with the morning nausea – which occasionally comes/goes in the afternoon, sore pelvis (not sure if I pulled something or what), appetite after dinner increased a couple of days this week
Maternity clothes: No…but I can’t wait!
Sleep: Better! Still getting up about once/night to pee
Miss anything: Not really
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings: Nothing specific…we were FINALLY going to try Verts (I’ve been talking about it for like 2 weeks) and ended up at In-N-Out Burger instead because that sounded better!
Anything making you queasy or sick: When I’m nauseous nothing food-wise sounds good, even if I’m hungry…which is a weird feeling
Have you started to show yet: No
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? Still happy & excited!
Feeling boy or girl? Still think boy!
Looking forward to: Gearapalooza this weekend & Colton’s birthday party!
Best moment of this week: Telling several of our friends/neighbors! Sometimes it doesn’t seem like it’s real but the more people we tell the more real it becomes!

Monday, March 10, 2014

8 Weeks...Our Little Raspberry

Baby T is the size of a Raspberry!

How far along: 8 weeks
How big is baby? Raspberry
Symptoms: Some morning nausea – not quite sickness though
Maternity clothes: Not yet
Sleep: Not bad…tossing/turning a little more and occasionally have to get up to pee
Miss anything: Deli meat sandwiches…I didn’t eat them much before but now that I can’t have them (unless the meat is heated) I want them
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings: No specific cravings…still craving more salty than sweet
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing specific…just getting up and getting ready for work
Have you started to show yet: No
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood? Happy happy!
Feeling boy or girl? Still think boy!
Looking forward to: First OB appointment on Monday
Best moment of this week: Seeing peanut again on the u/s and confirming he/she is right on track for growth! Official due date is 10/18 and the heart beat was perfect at 157 bpm

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New York, New York!

You might remember from my NYC post about my December trip that we were supposed to take a trip to New York with Michael & Christine the weekend after new years but a blizzard kind of ruined our plans. We rescheduled our trip for the end of February and luckily snuck in between snow storms!!

We left Thursday evening and after a delayed flight in Houston finally made it to NYC around midnight and arrived at my Uncle's apartment (that he graciously let us stay at!) around 1am.

The forecast for Friday wasn't looking too good...rain/fog/cold but we powered through and had a really great day! We started the morning at the 9/11 memorial. This was my 3rd trip there and it's equally as sad every time you go. The fog was intense - you couldn't see halfway up the freedom tower.

After the memorial we headed over to ChinaTown and made a few purchases (scarves, sunglasses, etc). It wasn't too busy around there so it was nice. Then we headed up to Times Square and had lunch at John's Pizzeria. We were crossing our fingers there wasn't a long wait and were shocked to find out there was no wait at all! The pizza was delicious as always!

Yep the 4 of us polished off these 2 pizzas!
After lunch we walked over to the Intrepid. Justin and I have a friend from our first fish camp that works there and was so nice to get us tickets (Thanks Ashley!!) into the Intrepid and the space shuttle exhibit! I had never been to the Intrepid but would highly recommend it - it was super interesting!

After the Intrepid we were pretty tired but had some time to kill before we met one of Justin/Michael's co-workers who lives in NY and some of Christine's friends. We ended up just going to Mercury Bar hung out there for probably 4 hours! We sampled a lot of their food/drinks and were pretty impressed with everything and had great company!

Saturday morning we slept in a little since we knew we had a long day ahead. It was a beautiful day so we went straight over to Rockefeller Plaza to go to the Top of the Rock. What a view!! It was an absolutely gorgeous day!

Next we made our way up 5th Avenue and made a visit to FAO Schwartz and then spent a little bit of time in Central Park. 

We had lunch reservations at Serendipity 3 and while we were waiting we explored Dylan's Candy Bar which was on the corner.

After a loong lunch (super slow service but yummy food) we took the subway down to Chelsea Market and then walked up High Line. Still one of my favorite things to do!

After High Line we walked over to Macy's and spent some time exploring the 8 floors of shopping heaven! After that we took the subway over to 5th Avenue to go to Build-A-Bear to make a birthday present for a friends baby. It was super busy in there and we were tired and ready to get back but everyone was troopers waiting with me!! We picked up Chinese food from a place around the corner from my uncle's apartment and ate it (it was SO GOOD) while we watched the Olympics in our PJs. It was nice to have a sort of low key evening after such a busy day.

Sunday morning we had a little bit of a slow start but made our way to the Statue of Liberty. It wasn't too crowded because we were able to get right on the ferry so that was nice. It was a chilly boat ride but we had beautiful views of the city!! Another gorgeous day!

Unfortunately we had to skip Ellis Island because of time constraints. We had decided we were going to go to the "fancy" McDonald's on Wall Street for lunch...only to find out it was closed for renovations, ugh! Sadly we all craved McDonald's until we had it for lunch the next day haha. We went up to Times Square to meet my cousin Emily, her husband Ryan, and their little boy Drew for lunch. We ended up at a Pub and the food was awesome!

Silly Drew @ lunch
Even though we had to rush through lunch it was really nice to visit with everyone. We went to see the matinee show of Cinderella on Broadway! Carly Rae Jepsen was Cinderella and Fran Drescher was the evil step mother. Our seats were in the very last row (you gotta do what you gotta do to see a Broadway show!) but we were able to move up to the front of the mezzanine after intermission because the show wasn't full at all. The show was amazing, I'd highly recommend it if you are in NY.

After the show we had dinner reservations at Carmine's but had a little time to kill so we took a visit to Toys R Us. I don't' know which is more of a nightmare for parents of young children...there or FAO Schwartz?! Dinner at Carmine's was soo good. It's family style Italian and since none of us were starving we just got 1 plate of food...and thank goodness because it was HUGE!

The plate might not look that big but it was about a foot & a half long!
Just when we thought we were too full for dessert we decided to head over to Magnolia Bakery and split cupcakes...good call!

Pretty sure we went back to the apartment and crashed after this...Walking 8+ miles a day will really wear you out!

Monday was the coldest day we had and brrr was that wind cold! We took a stroll through the middle of Central Park since we didn't get to see much of it on Saturday. It's so so pretty with all of the snow!

After the park we took the subway back to 6th avenue to find the "LOVE" statue. We took a couple pictures and then walked to the nearest McDonald's to cure our cravings! 

Sadly it was time to leave Manhattan for the last time and head back to Queens to pack up our suitcases and go home.  We had a pretty uneventful trip home except for being delayed on the runway at LaGuardia because of "winds." Come to find out winds actually meant Air Force One was there and it screwed up the take-off schedule. 
Lineup of planes waiting to take off

It was such a fun trip!! I hope Michael & Christine loved NYC as much as Justin and I do! Maybe there's another trip there in our future?? Which would definitely include a trip to the Bronx Zoo and Coney Island ;)