Monday, February 19, 2018

Eating my way through pregnancy and The Disney rejects: week 10 and 11.



Finally a family picture where my child doesn't look like she wants to cut someone. We've really been into hiking lately. I finally feel like I have energy again. We are almost caught up with all the blogggggs.

Here is week 10 and 11!


Week 10:



Woah what a difference a week makes in the life of a preggo. I feel like I have so much more energy this week, and boy i'm going to need it. 

So it's no surprise that I have a love/hate relationship with my insurance, Tricare. #militaryspousesunite on this topic. So long story short, I had not seen my doctor until last week. That's correct at week 9. Apparently my referral didn't go through and blah blah blah. Apparently I had to jump through a million hoops to get because they didn't believe I was pregnant, my doctor claims she needed a urine test to confirm my pregnancy before I could get a referral for an OB, So i get to my appointment, NO URINE TEST needed. I waited 4 weeks for this appointment.

I know the healthcare system is broken. 



This gif was a slight understatement of my emotions. Not only did I feel like a negligent mother, but I always have an intense amount of anxiety before the first OB appointment, like every other mom. But this did confirm I'm not having twins, (sorry Aunt Jordy). 

I guess this fabulous uterus could only contain the excitement of one baby this go round! 

This week proved a number of things for me: 

1. I always need help walking the dog. For all the days of my life, I don't think i'll ever get tired of this sight. 


2.  Dating your spouse is needed. When that baby comes your relationship takes a toll. It just happens. Let Super Mario Brothers 3 happen sometimes, this was probably the best time I'd had in a good long while on a Saturday night.  #healwaysletsmebemario


3. I don't know what happens to your brain during pregnancy but the good, bad and sometimes ugly happen. Ugly crying that is, over this beautiful California sunset. #allthehormones


Cravings: lemon drops, popsicles and hash browns with cholula. 

Aversions: Eggs, I'm really just thinking it's the smell of eggs. 


Week 11: 


Oh week 11, my appetite was out of control this week, I literally could not get enough to eat this week. On this Friday, I knew I was going to Disney. I literally could not wait. I love riding stuff at Disney, but I also love eating everything. 

The Coates Standard of Disney Eats includes: Dole whip, Turkey leg, corn on the cob and a chimichanga. I also wanted a pretzel. So naturally I ate pretty much everything with the help of my family of course, but oh i'll be packing on the weight with this one. 

I know i'm not the only one who does this at Disney! So I also knew I wanted to incorporate a Disney themed baby announcement, because this will most likely be our only Southern California adventure. 

These were the ones that didn't make it: 

Baby refusing to look at the camera because it's the morning. 


Decided to not use this one because she looks like she doesn't want anyone sitting next to her/ also might bite someone. 

This was no good because A. my eyes were closed and  B. Allie looks like she still hates everything and refuses to look at the camera.





 Both of the above weren't used because Allie was so upset we were on the teacups. MY QUESTION IS: WHO THE HELL IS UNHAPPY ABOUT THE TEACUPS?!!!?! Who is this child? If it was cute we were going to say: Reservation for FOUR to the the teacup party! Either way I loved how our announcement came out. It really was the best.


Cravings: salt. salt and more salt.

Accurate depiction of me in 6 months:

Aversions: Not much right now. I ate an egg over the weekend and survived. 


Questions about you:

What did you crave when you were preggo?!!

With your second pregnancy, When did you start wearing preggo clothes?





Friday, February 16, 2018

Blog overload: Weeks 7-9!

Hello Week 7! Baby is size of a Raspberry!


So basically, my body hurts and I feel like i'm dying. It's a little to early for this, right?! I might be pushing myself too hard at work, but it's so hard to find a balance because i'm a RN, and can't tell too many people that i'm preggo, so I ask for as much help as I can without letting on too much. 

I am starving. All. The. Time. BUT once I eat, I am so nauseous. This makes no sense. The only thing that seems to help the nausea right now is Preggie Pops, I have no idea whats in them, but they seem to help. Sour things also help right now. 

Let me tell you, Allie does not care in the least how awful I feel right now. 


Toddlers know exactly how to push all the buttons all at once. For instance, I'm dry heaving and she's concerned with our Dog bowl. 




AVERSIONS: I all of a sudden can't handle meat this week. Even when I feed the dog, Its all I can do is hold my breath until I can get away from all the smells. 

Cravings: Any and all sweet and salty snacks. I also can't drink enough water right now. I drink a lot of water to begin with, but it totally makes me feel like I'm not doing a good enough job. 

WEEK 8!



I've been waiting for the turn of this week. Week 7 had me so sick. I have figured out that I MUST eat  literally when raising out of bed in the morning to not feel so sick. This was different from last time. I have a feeling i'll be saying this a lot. 

Cravings: AVOCADO TOAST. I kinda feel like this after I eat avocado toast too. A little expensive, but I am reaping the benefits of California Avocados. 



Aversions: Eggs. 

Also a non-food aversion has been Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I love Disney, I love Mickey, but If i hear the Hot dog song one more time, I might walk into traffic. #preggohormonesinfullswing



WEEK 9!!


Well that surprised look on my face was the fact that this was taken at 6:15am before work so I wouldn't forget. There's a surprising amount of mom guilt that I feel overtime I think about not taking the time for a picture. 

I can just picture my future obstinate child, saying, "oh you documented everything for Allie, but what about me?!!". So I take the picture and move on, no matter how bloated or crazy I look. 

I felt really bloated this week. I know the surge of hormones has been crazy, so I expected as much, but goodness. 

This week I felt better. I had been able to eat a full meal without feeling super nauseous. Something else that started suffering this week is SLEEP. 

I have been getting up several times a night to pee, plus i've had to take UNISOM every night this week to sleep. Fellow PREGGOS, Unisom is completely safe to use, it's really just 50 mg of Benadryl. No, I didn't partner up with Unisom, but I'll tell you i've always been a huge advocate of benadryl, especially in my night shifter days (eh) nights. 

I'm sure i'll get so exhausted having a toddler that never stops that this will indeed go away. 

Here is my toddler at 20 months that thinks she is too cool for school with this hat on. 





Cravings: CARBS. That spells happiness, my friends. Spicy Thai Eggplant, my spicy kick is back with a vengeance! 

Aversions: Eggs, Meat of any kind. 

That wraps up these three weeks! 



Questions for you!

What food did you crave throughout your pregnancies? Dad's what about you? don't worry we haven't forgot about you, after all you got us into this mess.... lol. 

Veteran moms: What did additional things did you buy for baby #2, that you wished you would have had for baby #1?

Here is a question for everyone, Do you feel like a baby shower for every child is appropriate? My hubs says yes. I don't feel the same.