Sunday, October 23, 2011

Annual Trip with ma mamma

This past week, my mom and I took out annual trip. This year, we decided to stay closer to home just because of the bebe and I don't have a ton of PTO for work right now. We went up the coast and had such a good time. It was so relaxing because we didn't really have a set plan and just kind of did whatever. Our only big plans were to go to Hearst castle.

THe first day, we drove up to Solvang and spent the day up there. It is such a beautiful and unique place to go. We spent hours just looking at all their fun shops and bakeries and book stores and everything else they have. We spend like 2 hours in a craft store and bought some way cool homemade paper to make cards with. We stayed in a cute little hotel out of town that night and just had a relaxing day.

The next day, we drove a couple of hours of the coast and went to Hearst castle. That place is amazing. Seriously one of the coolest places I've been. It is so ridiculously gaudy, like a European castle but so incredible. The amount of art there is in there is staggering. Most of the decor is from the 15th and 16th century and it's so cool so look at. He also mixed cultures together like ancient asian pieces with roman and french and even had Egyptian sculptures from B.C. It was just so unique.

Saturday was a pretty chill day. We headed down to Ojai where my mom grew up and she gave me the grand tour because it had been like 10 years since the last time I was there. We met up with my uncle Brad and aunt Crystal at Ojai days, a festival in downtown Ojai and hung out with them for the day. It was fun to just see where she grew up. It was such a pretty place to grow up. Overall, such a fun trip. It was just a little guy but I love that time we get to have together just the tow of us every year.

Weeks 19-22

Weeks 19-22

These last couple have weeks have been up and down as far as how I have been feeling. My whole pregnancy has been pretty uneventful except for these random headaches that I get that get pretty bad. They haven’t been super common and I have been grateful that I haven’t had anything work than a headache. Then, last week, I woke up on Thursday morning feeling so out of it. I was just exhausted and didn’t even want to get out of bed. It was weird I was just wasted. The night before, I had tried to do my homework and ended up falling asleep at like 8:30 at night and woke up for long enough to tell my work I wasn’t coming in and ended up sleeping until like 4:30. It was nuts, I didn’t know I had the ability to sleep that long! The next day was the same thing. Just so tired and out of it and I just felt strange. But I slept and rested and Jered took good care of me and that night we were able to go out to dinner and I felt ok. Saturday I had Super Saturday all day (activities committee) and was kind of nervous for that but it went ok and although I was way tired by the end of it, I was still able to do stuff that night. Today I’m back at work and I feel good, so who knows what was going on.

Other things I’ve noticed the past few weeks:

It’s getting increasingly harder to bend straight down for stuff, especially when I’m sitting down. All my air gets blocked and I’m like gasping for air by the time I reach whatever I am trying to get.

My dreams are WEIRD.. and scary. I remember reading before I got pregnant that you have weird dreams but I always wondered what made the difference between being pregnant or not. I still don’t know what the difference is but am definitely a believer in the fact that it happens!

I crave gross food. I mean hamburgers and French fries but not even the good ones, like Mcdonalds nasty stuff and pop tarts and little kids candy like sour patch kids and skittles. Weird..

I get this weird piercing pain by my ribs every once in a while. It’s always in the same place and it literally takes my breath away it hurts so bad. People keep telling me it’s the baby but it seems really high for such a little guy.

I am finally starting to feel the baby kick. It is down super low (it feels like he is giving little pokes to my bladder all the time) but I love it. Last night I was listening to a bunch of new music on itunes and baby was kicking away. I it such a cool thing and makes me feel so much more connected to him. I told Jered we were having bonding time over the new Tony Bennet duets album. I can’t wait for him to start kicking on the outside so Jered can feel him.

I can’t believe I’m 22 weeks! This morning at work I had someone call about a baby that had been born at 25 weeks. What?! How is that even possible. That would be like me having a baby 3 weeks from now! I can’t imagine how tiny that baby must have been. Like just a little over a pound. Nuts that they can save a babies life that tiny. Anyway, I feel so blessed to have this little guy growing healthy in there.

(pics are on facebook of these weeks, for some reason they won't let me upload them onto my blog)

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Belated birthday post

My birthday was on September 22nd and I wrote this post like three weeks after, I'm just a little slow posting it..

The night before my birthday, I came out to get something and Jered had put the cutest decal on my computer. It is from the book the Giving Tree, one of my favorite books from when I was little. I had seen it on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago and LOVED it. Jered is so good at listening to little things like that about stuff I want… he listens and remembers.
The morning of my birthday, I went out to my car to go to work and a CD was sitting in my car that said Happy Birthday boo
Highlights from my birthday:
Getting a present 3 weeks early. We went to the broadway version of Lion King in Vegas, it was amazing. I loved how they kept the whole thing simplistic and organic (for lack of a better word) and so creative. It surprised me the whole time.

-Getting the Giving Tree sticker for my computer the night before my birthday. I found it on Pinterest a few weeks ago and Jered sneakily remembered me liking it and ordered it online. I loved that book when I was a kid and I think it’s the cutest idea.
-Walking out to my car to go to work and finding a burned CD (brought me right back to highschool) with the words "Happy Birthday Boo" written on it and putting it in only to be delighted as I heard the first chords of the new Beatles album (yes I do love the Beatles)
-Coming into work to a bunch of happy birthdays from coworkers only to turn around and see balloons, a card and yummy cupcakes.
-Feeling even more grateful for my sweet coworkers when other ones came up and sang happy birthday and had made my favorite cookie treat and gotten me a cake!
-Eating at the Crabshack with Jered and his dad for lunch
-Going to my in-laws for a family party and seeing how much effort Jered had put into everything; flowers on the table, decorations, dinner (everyone helped with that) and this awesome Disney game he like created complete with a power point and Disney character assignments for everyone (yes.. I love Disney but no I won’t dress my baby or myself in their paraphernalia)
-Getting awesome presents from aunts, uncles cousins and brother and sister-in-laws.. thanks guys!
-Coming home to find a package from my family and getting a gift card to in-and-out and to Costco photography to have a canvas made of one of our wedding pictures (finally!)
-Going shopping with my mother-in-law and aunt for whatever I wanted for my present from her and finding tons of fun baby stuff.
-Phone calls from friends and family
It was just such a fun day and I felt so loved. I am so grateful for a husband who goes out of his way to let me know I’m loved. It means so much to me that he takes the time to do stuff that he thinks I’ll like. He’s just the best. I love that he does stuff that is out of the ordinary and doesn’t just get me “safe presents”, he gets me stuff he knows I’ll love… and he knows me too well. What a great day