February 26, 2009

I'd like you to meet Curry

A few people at work have started Thai Thursdays where they take orders from the group for lunch. I love Thai Thursdays. I think about Thai Thursdays all week long. Today is Thai Thursday!!

I’ve been so fortunate that so far in my pregnancy I have been able to eat virtually anything. Luckily I didn’t have morning sickness. I haven’t had any food aversions or heartburn or indigestion. I can still eat meat and spicy foods. I’m trying to watch the sweets – basically because I know that I will overindulge – but I’ve already been cleared for Gestational Diabetes.

All of this is fantastic because I love food.

As soon as the email went out this morning with the reminder about Thai Thursday, I quickly and enthusiastically placed my order. And I did a little dance in my office. Today will be Curry Pad Thai.

And the girls that I work with suggested that Curry would be a cute girl’s name. Genius!! Why didn’t I think of any food-themed baby names?! So we started to explore that:
- Curry (girl)
- Thai (girl)
- Sashimi (girl)
- Wonton (boy)
- Tzatziki (boy)

How could Dad-to-be NOT want a delicious food inspired name for our little bun in the oven!! ;)

~ humps

February 22, 2009

Just 8 Weeks To Go!

Yesterday marked Week 32 for the little munchkin that is growing inside of me. I know that it’s not just me that feels like time is going by so quickly. Those of you who follow this blog have commented that time is racing by. Everyone that I know in my “real life” is shocked that it is happening so quickly. Can you believe that we only have 8 weeks to go until the due date??!!

Just. Eight. Weeks.

And similar to my 20 week post, I want to fill you in on what’s happening with the mommy and baby at this stage:

What’s happening:
- It was just a few weeks ago that the baby’s kicks went from being very cute and reassuring, to very painful and irritating. The little one is really packing some punch now-a-days. According to the experts this will slow down over the next few weeks as the baby gets bigger. It will get pretty crowded in there.
- According to one of the weekly emails that I receive, the baby is about the length of “a hot pair of high boots”. Are you as astonished as I am? The baby should weigh about 4 pounds and measure over 17 inches long.
- My weight gain has been pretty good so far. I have probably put on about 20-25 lbs. My doctor has said that it’s normal for me to be gaining about a 1 lb a week to close off the last trimester. With 8 weeks to go that will put me around 35 lbs in total, which is fine by me. I’m not really worried about it since the weight gain hasn’t been too much of a problem thus far.
- My baby shower is next weekend. Stay tuned for a post on that this week, and maybe some pictures of it next week. I’m really looking forward to it!

What’s not happening:
- I am having a great pregnancy. It has honestly been so amazing that I feeling that I may make up for it during the delivery. (SCARY!!). I really think that the fact that I’m carrying high has made it so easy to get adjusted. I’m still pretty active and feel very comfortable.
- Carrying high has also been a Godsend on the wardrobe. Luckily I can still wear a lot of my pants and jeans under my belly, zip up some of my dresses as long shirts and wear my blazers. I’ve just had to be one pair of official maternity pants, and a few bigger than normal sweaters and shirts to fit over the bump.
- We still don’t know if we’re having a boy or girl, and at this stage I really don’t want to know. We’ve come a long way. But what’s really not happening is an aching feeling. The maternal instinct is not kicking in. I have no predictions while Dad-to-be is now convinced that it’s a girl.
- It’s only just hit me that we still have a long, long list of things that need to be done before the baby gets here. It’s driving me nuts. I really need to start getting more of the shopping and preparation done.

So all in all, I’m shocked that time is going by so quickly. While I’m anxious to meet the little person that is growing inside of me, there is still so much to do. How did this happen?!

~ humps

February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Wishing all of you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day. For all the moms with the little buns in the oven, just wanted to share a little gift for you...

Because our little ones are "made with love".

February 9, 2009

Too Tired to Blog?

I realize that I have been a very bad blogger. Going almost a full week without a new post is terrible.

I have the best of intentions but this past week it didn't materialize. This is how it goes - I log onto Blogger, come to Humps And Baby Bump with the hopes of putting in a new post, of saying what's on my mind. Before I even put fingers to keyboard I think about what I want to say, and it turns into a much longer thought, and then it makes me tired just thinking about writing it. And then I think that I'll never finish it. I'm exhausted before the post is even started.

So instead, I go through my blog reel and check out my other favourite blogs. The procrastination thickens. I shut down the computer and resolve to get more sleep. That's definitely the problem. If I got more sleep I would be more energized and write more posts. And therefore I would be a better blogger. Sleep.

We'll see how that plays out next week.

How do all of you keep your energy up to keep blogging? Any tips?

Your friend, who yes, still blogs.
~ humps

February 3, 2009

Fast Food Regret

I never should have had that double cheeseburger from McDonald's yesterday. Ok, ok I had TWO double cheeseburgers. I justified that because two burgers are basically the same amount of calories as a whole meal but CHEAPER. It was the fiscally responsible choice. But still, I never should have had those double cheeseburgerS.

The double cheeseburgerS from McDonald's were so good that I can't stop thinking about them. I really, really want another one, maybe two. However, I cannot live with myself if I have McDonald's two days in a row. Pregnant or not.

But the double cheeseburger was so delicious - so soft and cheesy, with the little salty pickles. It melts in your mouth when you eat it. There is definitely some sort of drug that they sprinkle on top to make you crave them, think about the next time you can have another. I feel like this must be some sort of chemical reaction.

Oh my gosh. I have to get another double cheeseburger right now. I'll just eat it in the car and not tell anyone. I'll throw away the evidence in the underground parking lot. No one needs to know that I had double cheeseburgers for two days in a row. I'll go to the gym when I get home and work it off. And I'm pregnant damn it. I should have as many double cheeseburgers as I want!! That's it. Settled. I am getting another double cheeseburger, or two.

Calories = 430

Fat = 22g

Cholesterol = 75 mg

Eatting it = ALL WORTH WHILE!

February 2, 2009

Belly Bump II: The Difference A Few Weeks Make

My first baby bump pic was posted at the beginning of January when I was 25 weeks and a bit. The pictures that I am attaching below were taken last week, at the 28 week mark. What a difference a few weeks make people! The baby - and by association, the belly - is stretching and stretching.

But I feel fine. Still energetic and feeling great. Still able to get a bit of sleep at night now that I'm more comfortable with the side-lying position, although I do toss and turn. I was even able to go a few nights without the series of potty interruptions. Thank you Jesus.

While some of my friends - bless their little hearts - say that I look the same, and that I'm all belly, there is definitely more belly out there.

So, I'll quit stalling now. Here you go, "Belly Bump II: The Difference A Few Weeks Make" for the stick-out-ness that is happening right now. And now that I'm a little bit over 29 weeks, and have under 11 weeks to go, I know that the only way to grow is out. Here we come.

Last week- Week 28... Wearing the same tight tank top as previous pictures for effect (and also because I'm running out of tanks that will actually cover the bulge) with some pre-pregnancy black pants. Luckily the baby is sitting high enough that I can fit into most of my lower-rise pants and jeans.

Last week - Week 28... With clothes that I would actually wear in public. Great BCBG dress that a friend bought me. Someone actually mentioned that if they saw me on the bus they won't give me a seat because my bump is questionable. Duly noted. I keep that in mind next time I take the bus....

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