Saturday, February 21, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015

Valentine's Day has passed. It's our 10th. Zac cooked an amazing dinner of steak (my new obsession craving), twice-baked potatoes, homemade broccoli and cheese... oh my. And a nice glass of white grape juice. He's absolutely amazing.

And this year, we weren't able to celebrate Mardi Gras with friends. That didn't stop us from overloading on king cake. No beads, though. We have enough clutter.

The kids have been sick all week. What started out as assumed allergies turned into colds, coughing, fever, barf, and messy poop. It's been lovely. I took the week off homeschooling so they could rest. Luckily, I haven't caught anything yet, though my throat is feeling a little off. I hope it's all gone, like our disinfectant spray now.

I've started feeling baby flutters. It's recognizable compared to bubbles, and so very reassuring. My nausea is completely gone, which is awesome, but I'm still tired enough to take a nap sometime each day. I'm glad my kiddos can entertain themselves for an hour or two while I rest. It's much-needed. I'm also not stuffing my face every 10 seconds.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Random Update. 13 weeks

I've entered my second trimester finally. The nausea has subsided, I've been nesting, and the hunger is manageable. I had another ultrasound at 11 weeks and everything is right on track, but I've got partial placenta previa. My doctor is going to check everything again on the 25th when I go back. Hopefully, they can also tell me if this baby is going to be a boy or a girl.

Pregnancy Highlights:
How far along: 13 weeks
Size of baby: A peach!
Total weight gain/loss: About 2 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Soon. My pants are getting tight.
Gender: Not sure yet.
Movement: Yes! But it's subtle.
Sleep: Not enough. Frequent naps.
What I miss: Energy.
Cravings: Meat... salty meat.
Symptoms: Nesting, tired, moody.
Best moment this week: Hearing a strong heartbeat.

Mom turned 60 over the weekend. She's been thinking of getting her first tattoo. I'm a little hopeful to help her decide on something good.

We finally cleaned out our old apartment and everything is basically finished there. Next, we just need to have a walk-through with the landlady and we'll be set.