Friday, March 28, 2014

//Bumpdate 32 weeks + CA Pictures

 ( Andrew trying to be my paparazzi! Rude!)
 How many weeks: 32 weeks
Movement: Lots of movement when I'm trying to relax or when I'm sitting or laying down. I sometimes feel him when I'm up and moving around but bit as much as when I'm being still. 
Symptoms: Still some morning sickness, feeling uncomfortable in one position to long, back aches and the worst is being swollen in my hands and feet! Oh they ache so bad and I can't fit into many of my shoes. 
Any weight gain: Last appt I had I was up to 16 pounds. 
Sleep: If you let me I could sleep all day. I sleep pretty good once I'm out and usually just have to get up once to use the bathroom. 
Cravings: Ginger ale!
Moods: I've been a little bit emotional. Okay, that's a lie. I'm a cry baby lately. Oh, the emotions!!!
Stretch Marks: No new ones.
Linea Negra: Nope!
Belly button in or out: Still in but it's very shallow. 
Rings on or off: Wedding band off and my engagement ring is pretty close to being off. 
Moments during the week: Well were back from California! I'm happy to be home but sad that we didn't feel we got to spend more time with family and friends. It's never enough. I will admit it wasn't the most relaxing vacation. With the baby shower, (which was so fun don't get me wrong)Andrew working a big gig, then getting tooth pain again which resulted in a root canal and another tooth extraction, and his uncle being in the hospital, we sort of felt like we were all over the place. It was a pretty crazy week but I'm so happy we went and were able to see everyone. I wanted to just pinch everyone because they were in front of me in real life instead of over the internet. It's been hard being away from everyone but it just means more planning to get together and making it a priority to take time away to visit. I am really glad we were able to come to California and stay with Andrew's grandparents. I also feel very welcomed there so that was a nice place to kind of unwind. 
I was so grateful for all the beautiful things Liam got at the baby shower! You all made Andrew, me and Liam feel so loved! I just keep holding and looking at everything imagining Liam in all his cute clothes and playing with his fun toys. I'm so thankful! 

>>Still deciding when to take maternity leave. I'm the type that works up until the last minute before anything. I'm sort of battling with trusting God has everything under control. With becoming a new mom, still adjusting to living in Washington and being away from family, I just get myself so worked up sometimes. I hope I'm not the only new mom who goes through all of this. I feel like I could have all the money and material things in the world and I still wouldn't be "ready" I am anxious to meet him and start our life with him. It still seems so surreal to me sometimes until he kicks me in the gut and reminds me he's really there! Anyways, here's some pictures from our trip! All the baby shower pictures you can find on my facebook HERE Enjoy!
Hubert is our roadtrip hog

The drive is long but it sure is pretty!
We have Washington plates!!!

Mt Shasta
My handsome hubby at Peet's!
(This is the gig Andrew was apart of!) 


Jordyn & me! Love her so much!
Visiting at my old school I worked at. This is my 8th grade friend Kirsten! I have loved watching her grow up & excited for what God has for her. 

Real Mexican food. Sorry to my Washington friends but I haven't found a place yet that compares to the many we have in California!
Sister and me playing with mustaches from the shower
Andrew, Mom, me
Andrew doesn't always love the camera
We're back home!

Love Forever,
Chel Chel

Friday, March 14, 2014

// Bumpdate 30 weeks

How many weeks: 30 weeks
Movement: SO MUCH movement! He has been kicking me like crazy! Andrew has been able to feel and see him and my friend Andrea just saw him move yesterday! It was so cool!
Symptoms: This week I have felt alright actually. It has been a very busy week and I won't slow down until I am literally in the car Wednesday driving back to CA. Rest and relaxation will be nice.
Any weight gain: I have a DR. appt Tuesday so we shall see. Everyone says I'm tiny though so I haven't gained very much. I had one mom totally shocked when I told her I was expecting in May and she just couldn't believe I was 7 months. 
Sleep: I can fall asleep okay but getting up has been hard. I feel like I could hibernate forever.
Cravings: Nothing really this week. 
Moods: Mostly happy just slow and tired. 
Stretch Marks: No new ones.
Linea Negra: Nope!
Belly button in or out: Still in but that thing might poke out any day. It sure feels out to me.
Rings on or off: Okay, I had to add this in because I noticed last night after I took my rings off that my finger was a tiny bit swollen. I wear a tungsten medal ring as my wedding band and it cannot be cut so I am probably going to stop wearing that when we leave next week. 
Moments during the week: Not to much other than Liam moving like crazy! Just ready to slow down. I literally have no time to just be and it's starting to wear on me. 5 more days...5 more days.. I got this!

( Camera shy)

See all my family & friends in California soon!

Love Forever,
Chel Chel

Saturday, March 8, 2014

//Bumpdate 29 weeks

How many weeks: 29 weeks
Movement: Every day I feel his kicking. It's so crazy that it's Liam kicking me. Im going to be honest sometimes it totally annoys me when I am trying to relax and I am like, "Hey kid, calm down in there!"
Symptoms: Still a low appetite, exhaustion where I feel like I could sleep all day and still not feel rested, round ligament pain, my pre-pregnancy clothes are starting to not fit so great anymore. Whaaa!
Any weight gain: Just had a Dr. appt and I am at 12 pounds weight gain still. 
Sleep: Better now that I have my mornings to relax and wake up naturally. 
Cravings: Nothing really this week. 
Moods: Irritable in the mornings. Just not in the mood to really do a whole lot except nest at home.  
Stretch Marks: No new ones.
Linea Negra: Nope!
Belly button in or out: Still in but that thing might poke out any day. It sure feels out to me.
Moments during the week: I did my test where they gibe you the "nasty" drink and I have no clue why people think it's gross. It literally is just sugar in a drink! I am not sure how sugar and nasty get put into the same category but it didn't phase me to drink it. I thought it was pretty good. If I slapped a cool label on there you people wouldn't know the difference and I would be a millionaire. Just sayin!

We leave for vacation in 11 days!!! I cannot wait for a break and just some relaxing time with family and friends. I miss so many people back in California. On the other hand though I have loved meeting new people and forming friendships here. It's give and take. 

I was feeling the other day about how I am just ready to be done working with other children for now. I love them and for the past four years it has been a joy investing in other children's lives but I'm done. I just want my own to invest in for a while. I am starting to get more anxious about meeting Liam. I know its going to be 24/7 and I know it's going to be different than my ideal in my head but he will be the baby God chose Andrew and I to take care of. That is something I am ready for.

Here is my registry again if you would like to view it. 
I have been blessed to receive a lot already but still needing some big ticket items. You can ship to us through the registry and it has our address already saved. Also, gift cards to target and IKEA would be wonderful too! We will need stuff down the line that we don't have the space to purchase for now. Also, if you can please avoid babies r us. I do not live very close to one!
I am getting so excited to see everyone in California! Waiting eagerly for my in and out!

Love Forever,
Chel Chel