Monday

Lance and I had a good date day yesterday.  We went to church in the morning and then we decided to go to a shopping mall for the afternoon.  We went to lunch at Backyard Burgers.  I have never been there and Lance usually lets me pick where to eat (since my appetite is iffy lately), so I wanted him to pick.  It was really good!  After we ate we headed to the mall and walked around.  Lance found some ties for work that were on sale.  We mostly did window shopping.  After a couple hours we took a smoothie break.

When we were ready to leave the mall I stopped and got a haircut at the salon there.  It was mostly just a trim and some layers.  I also bought a new straightening iron.  My first straightener lasted me about 8 years but broke about 6-8 months ago.  I’ve been saving money for a new one.  My hair is so curly that I have to buy a professional one for it to work.  Friday night I got off work about 6pm and then at 6:30 two girls I used to keep came over so their parents could have a date night.  I ended up working until 4am.  (22 hour work day, ugh!!).  But it was great to see the girls and I made enough money to get my straightener! I’m also really glad their parents had a much-needed date night!  I haven’t had a chance to use my new straightener yet, so I’m excited to try it out tonight!

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13 Weeks

I was 13 weeks pregnant on Wednesday.  I feel so thankful I’ve come this far and am in my second trimester!  Today I got to hear my baby’s heartbeat for the first time.  I’ve had ultrasounds but they’ve always just measured the heartbeat and I’ve never actually heard it.  Around week 6, I bought a Fetal Doppler off Amazon.  It said that I wouldn’t be able to hear the heartbeat until 14 weeks, but that didn’t stop me from trying sooner!  I haven’t tried in a few weeks, so today I decided to give it a go.  It took a minute or two but I finally found the little “whoosh whoosh whoosh” sound.  It was pretty sweet hearing my baby.

My first trimester I felt pretty nauseous when I was hungry and didn’t eat anything right away.  I was also pretty tired.  The past couple weeks it’s changed a little bit.  Now, I feel nauseous when I eat.  I have to be really careful not to overeat or get too full because I feel really sick for like an hour afterwards.  I have a little bit more energy these days too.  I can still wear my regular jeans, but have to unbutton them and prefer wearing my pair of maternity jeans I bought.

I’m having fun thinking about the way I want to decorate my nursery.  I’m leaning towards gender neutral bedding so that I can reuse it and then personalize the decorations depending on if it’s a boy or girl.  (I think it’s a girl though!)

Saturday

Where do I start when I’ve neglected my blog for months?  There’s no way I could catch up on everything that’s been going on, so I will just try to stay current.

Today is a rare Saturday in which Lance and I are both off.  We are spending the day catching up on things we usually don’t have time to do during the week.  He is working on editing some things for his job.  So far, I have restarted my printer, filed away a whole stack of papers, started gathering everything for our taxes, and started looking through which coupon deals I want to do this week.

Later, I plan on putting together a car seat/stroller system so I can make sure everything is there before the return policy expires.  (I’m pregnant, by the way.  Twelve weeks along.)  Lance and I went to Toys ‘R’ Us the other day because I was hoping to score on a good deal for wipes.  I’ve been slowly buying diapers and wipes so that when the baby comes I’ll have a small stock and won’t have to worry about that expense for awhile.  Anyway, they did not have said wipes, so we ended up looking around for a bit.  I could look at baby stuff for hours anytime I go into a store that has a baby section.  This day we didn’t have much time.  But on the way out the door there were a few clearance car seat systems up front.  In addition to being on clearance, there was an additional 20% off, and an additional $20 coupon in their flyer.  The deal was too good to pass up.  I had planned on getting a gender neutral pattern anyway so that I could use it again for future children and they had a lovely yellow and grey pattern with all the features I was looking for.  So, we went ahead and bought it!

I’ve also been (slowly, cause I get tired easily now that I’m pregnant) cleaning out my craft room and getting ready to put baby stuff in it.  I’m anxious to buy stuff a little at a time so that we can spread out the expense.

That’s all for now!