Monday, January 31, 2011

Pregnancy: 22 Weeks




How far along? 22 Weeks 3 Days

Baby's size? From Baby Center: At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound

Weight Gain? + 9 lbs last time I went to doctor

Maternity clothes? Yes couldn't fit in anything else even if i wanted to!

Stretch marks? Yes but putting my lotion on.

Belly button in or out? Still in

Sleep? Been sleeping a little better. Still tossing and turning and getting up more to pee at night

Foods I am loving? Peaches

Foods I am hating? Nothing

Best moment this week? I made my appointment for maternity  pics for beginning of May. I registered us for our Childbirth classes in March. This weekend we finished registering for baby Elizabeth at Target & Babys R Us. My father-in-law bought us Elizabeth's high chair and it came in this weekend.

Movement? Shes been moving a lot more and been hanging out on my bladder!

Symptoms? Headaches have seem to have gotten better! I'm peeing like a pregnant woman now. I feel like that's all I do! LOL Also my boobies have been itching A LOT!!!!!! My boobs have always been big and now they are just getting way too huge! I've also started seeing my linea nigra  on my tummy. Its not that noticeable but I can definitely see it.

Exercise? For the past 22 weeks I haven't been doing anything active besides going to work. Today I started doing a prenatal pilates video and I felt so good afterwards. I'm also going to start walking again after work today. I've also started to eat healthier and limit my desserts to only special occasions. I have been eating really bad since I got my appetite back around week 16. I'm really afraid of getting gestational diabetes and decided I need to do everything in my power not to get it.

Gender? G.I.R.L

What I miss? Nothing at the moment

Belly Photo





Monday, January 24, 2011

Pregnancy: 21 Weeks

How far along? 21 Weeks 3 Days

Baby's size? From Baby Center: now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot.

Weight Gain? + 9 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes couldn't fit in anything else even if i wanted to!

Stretch marks? Yes

Belly button in or out? In but getting shallow

Sleep? Last night I slept horribly! I'm not sure if its because I'm so tired in the evenings that I go to bed earlier and then wake up all throughout the night. I think I might try to stay up a little later and see if that makes a difference.

Foods I am loving? Frozen Yogurt

Foods I am hating? Nothing really

Best moment this week? We went and started our registries this weekend. I have to admit that I felt like for some things like bottles and stuff I wasn't really sure which ones to get. I was a little overwhelmed. A funny moment this week was my youngest niece called me after seeing my belly pictures on Facebook and asked me why my tummy was so fat. After telling her its because baby Elizabeth is in there she then tells me no I think you're having twins! Like I didn't have a weight complex before. LOL

Movement? Still waiting to feel her kick!

Symptoms? Still having headaches and just trouble sleeping. Also let me apologize in advance because this is a little TMI but before getting pregnant I was not a gassy person. I hardly ever passed gas. Now it seems like I do that all the time. It's really embarrasing! Oh the joys of being pregnant!

Gender? G.I.R.L

What I miss? A glass of wine!

Belly Photo

Sorry for the bad photos. My bathroom lightening is not that great!








Friday, January 21, 2011

Nursery: Little Details

As I mentioned Elizabeth's room is almost done. All that is left is her wall art and purchasing a glider chair. I thought I would share some pics of the little details in her room.

Comforter for looks

Bedding

Mobile

Dirty Clothes Hamper

Diaper Hamper

Her first stuffed animal

First year picture frame from her abuela

Lil Coog picture frame

Start of her book collection (Oh the places you'll go, Beddy-Bye Baby, Brown Bear Brown Bear and I love kittens)

Lamp

Valence

Like mother like daughter



Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nursery Beginnings

This weekend the hubby and I were busy getting Elizabeth's nursery together. Mr. Lopez painted her room Thursday and Friday night and then we spent the rest of the weekend putting together her furniture. The room is reallly starting to come together. We still need to put up her wall art and get a gliding chair but other than that everythings done! I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see her room. It feels just a little more real. I know some of you might be wondering why we're working on her room so early but I didn't want to be eight months pregnant and be so big and tired that I couldn't help with anything. I also worry about everything and I didn't want another thing to stress about that close to Liz being born. I also wanted to be able to read to her in her room and get her used to being in there.

Here are some beginning pics of what her nursery will look like:

Her Book case and toy chest

Changing Table with UH diaper bag

Crib and mobile

Her dresser and lamp

Her room is painted in a light yellow
I will share pics of her bedding set tomorrow!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Halfway There: 20 Weeks!


How far along? 20 Weeks 4 Days

Baby's size? From Baby Center: weighs about 10 1/2 ounces and measures 6 1/2 inches about the length of a banana.
Weight Gain? OMG I can't believe I'm sharing this but I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and since my last visit I gained 9lbs!!!!!!!!!! I just can't believe that! I'm really worried about that as I only wanted to gain 15lbs the whole pregnancy since I'm already a little overweight. I asked the doctor about it yesterday and she said some people gain the most of it in the beginning and slow down at the end so for me not to worry about it yet. We have another appointment in 4 weeks and well see how I'm doing then.

Maternity clothes? Loving them and Mr. Lopez' coworker who just had a baby gave me some of her maternity clothes so I have a lot more!

Stretch marks? Yes and I've been using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula for Stretch Mark Cream

Belly button in or out? In but getting shallow

Sleep? I've been sleeping a little better now that I bought a pregnancy pillow! Not tossing as much.

Foods I am loving? I've been eating a lot of sweets lately but I've always had a sweet tooth so not sure if that's just me or if its gotten worse since the pregnancy.

Foods I am hating? Nothing really just tired of eating fast food these past couple weeks.

Best moment this week? Mr. Lopez painted Elizabeth's room and we put her furniture together! Her nursery is almost done all we have to do is put up her wall art! Also heard her heartbeat yesterday at doctors appointment.

Movement? I'm pretty sure I felt some moving around but not an actual kick yet.

Symptoms? I had my first nose bleed last week and I've been having a lot of headaches.

Gender? It's a girl! Elizabeth Grace Lopez

What I miss? A glass of wine!

Dr. Visit: We had a doctors visit yesterday and we didn't have an ultrasound but we did get to hear the heartbeat. We have one more 4 week appointment and then we're down to every other week! I can't believe it! Time has just flown! We've started looking at childbirth classes at the hospital and hopefully will have signed up for one by the end of the month. We will also probably take an infant CPR class as well before she gets here.
Belly Photo






Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pregnancy Crazies

This whole pregnancy thing has got my body all whack!  Friday night Mr. Lopez and I went to Lowe's to see if they could match the sample paint that we ordered from the same place we bought Elizabeth's bedding set. They said they could but they didn't give us a sample to take home to make sure. Instead they gave us a gallon and when we went home the paint was more of a gold color instead of a pastel yellow. I for no reason at all got so upset and started crying because I was worried that the paint wouldn't come off and now we have a can of paint and not sure where else in our house we could use it. My poor husband just kept telling me there's no reason to cry that all we have to do is buy some primer and it will come off. Sure enough the next morning we did just that and what do you know it came off! Now I have always been an emotional person, I cry at tv shows and movies but I never cry for no reason. I just couldn't stop crying and I had no idea why! Thank goodness the Mr. is understanding.

Then this morning I woke up to my nose bleeding. I was like WTF! I woke up Mr. Lopez and told him my nose was bleeding and he got up and got me some tissue. I have read that's normal in pregnancy but it freaked me out because I was sleeping! Needless to say I will be ready for my body to go back to somewhat normal after Liz is born.

Any weird pregnancy crazies that you've experienced?

Monday, January 10, 2011

ABC

I stole this from The Housewife at Happy Hour with a  Housewife!

A is for Age: 26
B is for Beer of choice: I don't drink beer I'm a wine kinda girl
C is for Career: Communications Coordinator
D is for favorite Drink: A glass of Pino Grigo
E is for Essential item you use everyday: My IPhone
F is for Favorite song at the moment: I don't really have one
G is for favorite Game: Phase 10 and Taboo
H is for Hometown: Baytown, Texas
I is for Instruments you play: I've never played an instrument. I did twirl a flag when I was in high school. I was in the Band Flag Corp.
J is for favorite Juice: Orange Juice and Apple Juice
K is for Kids: Have two kitties and a baby girl on the way!
L is for Last kiss: This morning before we left to work
M is for marriage: 4.24.10
N is for full Name: Heather Ann Lopez
O is for Overnight hospital stays: I was born with an extra toe that I had to have removed and had to stay the night at Shriners Hospital
P is for phobias: Snakes, spiders and CLOWNS!
Q is for quote: ?
R is for biggest Regret: I've had a few growing up that I can't share but they've made me the person I am today
S is for sports: UH football! Go Coogs! and the Colts! I love you #18
T is for Time you wake up: For work at 6 am. On weekends I try to sleep until at least 8 am
U is for color of Underwear: Right now they are Grey.
V is for Vegetable you love: Squash, Corn, Green Beans
W is for Worst Habit: Cursing
X is for X-rays you’ve had: Dentist
Y is for Yummy food you make: I make a mean King Ranch Chicken!
Z is for zodiac sign: Sagittarius




Pregnancy: Week 19

How far along? 19 Weeks 3 Days


Baby's size? From Baby Center: weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 ounces


Weight Gain? I got on the scale at home yesterday morning and I think I've gained like 4lbs since 3 weeks ago. Not sure that's a good thing.


Maternity clothes? Yes and my wonderful foster parents bought me some nice maternity work clothes and undies this weekend!


Stretch marks? Yes and I've been using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula for Stretch Mark Cream


Belly button in or out? In :)


Sleep? I can go to sleep really easy and sleep well for first couple hours then I toss and turn the rest of the night. Been getting really hot too when I sleep.


Foods I am loving? I'm not really craving anything at the moment.


Foods I am hating? Nothing really just tired of eating fast food these past couple weeks.


Best moment this week? Got in Liz' nursery bedding set and ordered her paint


Movement? I'm pretty sure I felt some moving around but not an actual kick yet.


Symptoms? Getting more tired for sure and having more trouble getting up


Gender? It's a girl! Elizabeth Grace Lopez


What I miss? Good sleep!


Belly Photo
Sorry for the bad pic. I'm not sure if its my camera or Mr. Lopez!

Joey's cousin Danielle and I at her birthday party






Friday, January 7, 2011

First Fab Friday of the New Year!!!!!!


This Fab Friday is dedicated to my wonderful husband, Mr. Lopez! Be aware this post is going to be very sentimental.

My husband is really fabulous for a lot of reasons. He is the most caring man I've ever met and since we got pregnant his sweetness has been showing more and more. As far as the pregnancy goes when I first found out I was pregnant I freaked out! We hadn't planned it and the Mr. had just started his new job after being unemployed for four months. I thought he was going to be upset and he was so calm and excited. I really wish I could be more like that. Then when I started getting sick he would come hold my hair for me and lay down with me and comfort me. Now that we're further along he helps read to Elizabeth, always asks how we are doing and is very involved in getting her nursery together.

Not only does Mr. Lopez care for me and Elizabeth but he truly cares about others as well. For Christmas his job had an angel tree where you pick an angel from the tree and it has a child's information on it and you buy a gift for him or her. So not only did we buy a gift for one child but when it got closer to the time they were going to be donating these gifts there still were coworkers who hadn't picked an angel. He felt so bad so we bought another child a gift as well. Also since Joey's grandfather has been in the hospital he has been to see him almost every day and this week since his dad flew back to Arizona, he has been going up to the hospital and feeding his grandfather his dinner.

I swear to you over the past couple of months I have been falling more and more in love with this man! I'm so proud to say his my husband and the father of my daughter!



Thursday, January 6, 2011

Graco Ally Collection

We found the cutest collection of baby essentials including a stroller, a car seat, swing, high chair and a pack and play for Elizabeth. It is the Graco Ally Collection and it is gray with pink polk a dots. We have already bought the stroller and car seat and plan on buying another car seat base or two. We are going to register for the other items in the collection and then whatever we don't receive we will buy later.

Here are some pics of what they look like.



Joey's aunt is going to get this for us and we will be keeping it at my sisters for her to use since she will be watching Liz.




If your expecting or have kids what collection did you choose or did you borrow these items?


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2010 in Review

A lot happened for me year last year both good and bad. Here is my review of 2010 in the life of Heather!

January
I had my bridal shower and bachelorette party!






February
I ordered our place cards for the wedding.


March
We found out Joey's job was closing. We ordered the gifts for our wedding party and had our food tasting.

April
I married my long time boyfriend and best friend of 7 years! We went to Niagara Falls for our honeymoon and enjoyed being married!










May
I switched over from my wedding blog to this one. We went to see my sister receive her GED. Joey became unemployed.


JuneWorked on wedding recaps on my blog.






July I went to see Wicked for my first time, went to Dallas for a cousins wedding, had my nices for a weekend, went to my sister's lakehouse and participated in 30 Vows of Summer.






August
Participated in the 30 Day Blog Journal, read The Help and donated my hair to Locks of Love.






September
We celebrated living in our home for a year, Joey started his new job and we went to a birthday dinner for a friend.


October
I found out I was pregnant and the sickness began!


November
We hosted our first Thanksgiving at our home as a married couple and I turned 26!

December
We had our first christmas cards made & we found out we were having a baby girl!