Baby Laines-38 Weeks

How far along: 39 Weeks 🙂

Baby’s size: HUGE!   OFFICIALLY ready to come out ;D

Miss Anything: Being comfortable…of couse, being able to enjoy an alcoholic beverage randomly!   AND not having a never ending to do list!

Best moment this week:  KNOWING that the next time my family gets together for an event Baby Carter will ALREADY be here OMG!  I can NOT wait!!

Movement: Yep, he still doesn’t MOVE all crazy…BUT he does move lots…I think he’s a booty popper like his dad 🙂 It’s so cute when he’ll randomly stick his butt out!  LOVE!! 😀

Food cravings: Nothing at all still…everyone still asks me all the time…but NOPE nothing, especially NOTHING crazy.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Randomly I’ll feel super sick like I wanna throw UP, BUT for the MOST part nope…
Maternity Clothes: Ummm yes…or ANY of my clothes that were SUPER loose when I wasn’t pregnant!

Stretch marks: Ummm I feel like there are going to be more hidden ones, once this baby actually pops out! BUT for now I’m not going to stress about it…I’ve taken care of myself to the best of my ability so whatever happens to my body is what was meant to happen and all for Baby Carter 🙂  Battle wounds of pregnancy it’s okay

Symptoms I HAVE:   BIG belly, swollen feet & ankles, BUT really OVERALL I am feeling AMAZING I can’t wait to D

Doctor’s Appointment:  They are every single week now!  Can’t believe how fast time has passed!

What I’m looking forward to:  Baby FINALLY being here, can’t wait!

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on kinda, i keep taking them off but then putting them back on because I miss them too much!!

Happy or Moody most of the time: I am happy most of the time now 🙂  AT least I don’t feel as moody as I was before.

Sleep: Still tired…ALL THE TIME! BUT I am sleeping pretty much through the entire night!
Showing:  ummm yesssss for sureeeee

Baby Laines-37 Weeks

How far along: 37 weeks 🙂

Baby’s size: 19-22 inches around 6.5 lbs :-O!   The size of a WATERMELON!!  Oh goodness!

Miss Anything: Being comfortable!!  I miss being able to sleep on my back…sleeping without waking up like I’m going to explode, feeling like I don’t have a BASKETBALL stuffed inside my stomach…oh and I miss wearing jeans!  OH and shirts that were long, and I miss my old feet, they’re so swollen right now and they hurt that I miss when they were cute!  🙁

Best moment this week:  Getting an email saying that Baby Laines is FULL TERM!!  He can literally come at ANY TIME!!!  😀

Movement: Yep, every single day, it’s cute when he moves sometimes, because it’s when I eat something or drink something and he’ll be moving crazy!  I LOVE IT!    He’s so funny he already makes me laugh when the husband plays music for him and he starts moving CRAZY!

Food cravings: I feel like it has finally hit me, that I FEEL LIKE I CAN EAT A HORSE starving feeling!  YESTERDAY I felt fine, and then ALL OF A SUDDEN I felt like I was going to pass out from being hungry!  I have a feeling he’s going to be a GREAT eater once he gets out!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Still just when I’m hungry!  Other then that not too much.
Maternity Clothes: All I can wear, I even had a meltdown on Saturday for our baby shower when I tried on the dress that I had bought a couple of weeks ago for the baby shower and it didn’t fit, I felt so uncomfortable in it, and then I had to search through my closet for something to wear…I officially do NOT FIT IN ANY OF MY pre-maternity clothes UNLESS they were ridiculously long before I got pregnant.

Stretch marks: I have noticed that I got a couple on the very bottom of my stomach…the husband says you can’t see them BUT I can see them!  I know they are there and they make me sad 🙁  Battle wounds of a mother right?  Just gotta keep telling myself that.  AND they aren’t as bad as they COULD BE.

Symptoms I HAVE:  Swollen feet
tired…oh the tiredness, i need energy like yesterday
big basketball belly
feeling like I’m going to topple over
clothes not fitting
tired…did I say that already? it’s because of how tired I am
an anxious!  I’m so excited for him to get here, but have so much to do before he actually arrives that every time i feel pressure I get worried he might decide that he wants to come out already

Doctor’s Appointment:  they are every single week from now on…so we’re definitely getting close

What I’m looking forward to:  finally meeting him 🙂  I can’t wait!!  I went through ALL of his clothes yesterday and we have soooooooo many that they don’t fit inside his closet hanging some have to go in drawers, I can’t believe how blessed we already are!  AND I can’t wait to see what he looks like!

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: still in…

Wedding rings on or off: well…they WERE on, but I noticed last week that they were getting a little tight, not when I was wearing them…when I was wearing them I didn’t feel them tight at all, BUT they were getting more difficult to get off…so I took them off, but missed them too much and decided it was the weather that was making them so tight, until last night when I tried to take them off, I had to use soap and I had a mark, so I officially took them off, I’m so scared that they will have to be cut off that I’d rather be safe then sorry.

Happy or Moody most of the time: I like to think that I’m Happy most of the time, but I do catch myself becoming moody…especially when it’s HOT!

Sleep: well, I guess I’m better off then MOST preggers that say they can’t sleep at all, because I can definitely sleep BUT when I wake up I’m still tired!  and often times my arms go to sleep from sleeping on my side…oh man I can’t WAIT til the day I can sleep on my back again!!!  I miss that sleep!!

Showing:  YES!!  That’s FOR SURE!

Baby Laines-36 Weeks

How far along: 36 Weeks 🙂

Baby’s size: 19-22 inches, around 6.5 lbs AND the size of a WATERMELON!  Ummm safe to say Baby Carter is BIG enough to come out ANY day now!!

Miss Anything: NOT having a MILLION things to do on my to do list!!  Seriously!

Best moment this week:  Knowing that in LESS then a month the new baby will be here!  Eeek I can’t wait!

Movement: Yep, he doesn’t kick so much anymore, BUT he gets hiccups a lot AND lots of rolls, and I think he moves his hands around a lot

Food cravings: Still just sweets.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Randomly I’ll feel SUPER nauseous but not on a steady basis. 
Maternity Clothes: Uggh yes, I’m still trying to squeeze myself into my old pants, and although they still go on, they are completely unbuttoned, thank you belly band for making it seem like they’re not.

Stretch marks: 🙁  I am sad to say that I got a few stretch marks :,( I wanted to cry when I saw them, BUT the upside is that they are REALLY REALLY light and I think I MIGHT be the only one that can truly see them, what can I say I know what my stomach looked like before and those tiny marks were NOT there.

Symptoms I HAVE:   Big huge belly, tired ALL THE TIME, NONE of my clothes fit, get out of breath, ONE symptom I still don’t have though, is that I am NOT nesting thats for sure, I’m so tired all I want to do is sleep!

Doctor’s Appointment:  Have one on Friday, and then it’s EVERY single week until he finally decides to come!

What I’m looking forward to:  Baby Carter finally being here!  I literally CAN NOT WAIT!!!  I know I have a LOT to do before his arrival BUT I’m so excited to go in his room and see an actual baby 🙂

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still fitting like normal 🙂

Happy or Moody most of the time: Not gonna lie, I’m pretty freaking moody, BUT it’s HOT and I have realized that MOST people are REALLY annoying!

Sleep: Yuckkkk…I wish it was easier to sleep!  I’m so tired!

Showing:  There is NO hiding this big belly, I mean I can try BUT I’m pretty sure people can tell there’s a baby in there 🙂

Some funny things about being preggers!

Soooo I know I still have a couple more weeks, BUT I wanted to share with you some things that have SURPRISED me since finding out I was preggers, not only surprised but also things that other people “forgot” to mention!
no matter what your preference is once they tell you what your baby is, you will be BEYOND excited!  
I ALWAYS wanted a daughter, I longed for the husband to have a daddy’s girl, I wanted to laugh at how wrapped around her finger he would become, and I wanted a room of pink and animal print!  I had it all planned out!  BUT now, now I can NOT imagine being pregnant with a girl!  I am so excited for a boy!  I can’t wait to play with trucks, and cars, and lets face it, BOY toys are wayyyyyyy cooler!! 🙂  Even the husband is excited now, we talk about what sports we’re going to put him in and all the stuff that we can’t wait for him to do!  Trust me once you find out, after the initial shock, you’ll be excited!
you NEED maternity clothes
I had LOTS and LOTS of people tell me, “Oh don’t buy maternity clothes!  they’re ugly and you’ll NEVER wear them again, such a waste of money”  Ummm I don’t know how those people didn’t wear maternity clothes, they are the MOST comfortable clothes that I have EVER worn in my WHOLE LIFE!  Seriously, so comfy!  AND I mean you CAN buy some clothes that are MUCH bigger then your regular clothes that will fit while you’re preggers BUT you’ll be sad because your size went up so much 🙁  in maternity clothes you can still wear the same size you were in BEFORE you started growing a basketball under your shirt!
you MIGHT not get any cravings, and EVERYONE will ask you about it
I haven’t really had any ridiculous cravings, and usually that’s the very first question that everyone will ask you, “OMG!  what are you craving?  anything crazy?”  I haven’t had anything, AT ALL, I mean I do have a couple months left, BUT so far the only thing that I crave are things that are normal, french fries (even though I NEVER feel like I NEED them RIGHT NOW) ice cream, OR cookies, don’t worry I try to limit myself to ONCE a day craving, because clearly this
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EVERYONE will have an opinion about your baby
literally!  EVERY SINGLE person that you HAPPEN to run into while you are carrying a baby will have an opinion about EVERY SINGLE THING that is going on in your pregnancy!  “ohhh you’ve gained a lot of weight” “ohhh you are really going to name your baby that?” “on your going to spell their name like that?”  “why that theme for his room?”  “you’re having your baby at what hospital?  Why?”  “you are going to breastfeed?  you aren’t?” “you shouldn’t wear heels” “you shouldn’t carry ANYTHING AT ALL” it’s kinda funny at first, and then it will get kinda annoying, AND then you’re pregnancy hormones are really going to kick in and you’re going to want to punch said people in the face!  🙂  Don’t worry you won’t actually do it.
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-People will ask you about your baby A LOT!
its cute, actually I never really thought that it would be such a conversation started.  BUT people are really interested in babies, they want to know everything about the baby, is it a boy?  or girl?  what is his/her name going to be?  Is it your first baby?  Are you still working?
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-your body will do things that don’t seem possible!
I mean really, you will look at your stomach and think, “how can this stomach possibly fit a 5/6 lb baby in it, with 5 more weeks to go??  really?  how is it possible?  Oh and how is it possible that your stomach can move like a CRAZY cat got inside there!  Or alien?  I mean really…it will feel so different then ANYTHING that you will ever feel.
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-You will think to yourself, “Now please, tell me how those ladies didn’t know they were pregnant?”
I mean really?  How??  To me, does NOT seem possible AT ALL!  They are either the LUCKIEST women on the planet, OR the dumbest women on the planet, you decide my friends.
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-You could NOT imagine what Michelle Duggars life is like
I mean really?  Being pregnant with NINETEEN kids, I can’t imagine!
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-Everyone will ask you how you feel
it’s really a nice gesture, it really is and you’ll feel good when someone asks you, but you’ll really just want to tell them all about how your feet hurt, you can’t sleep, you feel stuffed, your back hurts, you have to pee every hour on the hour even when you’re sleeping, you’re bigger then you’ve ever been in your whole life, etc. but instead, you’ll say “feeling okay…” because you don’t want to complain about growing a miracle inside that BIG belly 🙂
-Other ladies with kids will tell you ALL about the pain that you will feel, and that it is the worst pain EVER, BUT in the same breathe say “Just make sure to relax”
really?  yes this does happen, and yes being someone that was NEVER pregnant before it will freak you out for what is to come, i just try not to think about it too much.
-You’ll probably cry
and over the dumbest things when you look back at it.  In the beginning I cried all the time, it was pretty ridiculous, the husband could just look at me weird, and I’d start crying
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-Your husband, no matter how much he tries, will NEVER full understand what it feels like
with anything, being big, getting swollen feet, feeling sick, and if your husband is anything like mine, he’ll probably look at you like you’re exaggerating when you try to get out of bed and struggling, actually at first he thought I was kidding, no husband I wish i was, that is actual struggle you see here!

Baby Laines-35 Weeks

Happy Rosh Hashanah!!!

(no I’m not jewish, but my calendar told me what today is :D)

How far along: 35 weeks 🙂

Baby’s size: He is the size of a LARGE cantaloupe 😀 around 19-22 inches & almost 6 lbs (don’t you think if he’s already 6 pounds he can get out now??)

Miss Anything: Well yesterday I missed beer, so the husband made me a FAKE michelada which is a michelada with O’douls and it does supress the craving!  AND I still miss being comfortable!

Best moment this week:  knowing that we are NOW less then 5 weeks (pleaseeeeeee Carter come on TIME)

Movement: Yep, he moves around in there LOTS I think I’ve started to become immune to it, it’s funny!  BUT I still LOVE it!!

Food cravings: Hmmm…nothing really…still sweets!  Whyyyyyy are they sooooo good!  OHHH but I think the Husband has FINALLY hit is pregnancy cravings because I think every single day he tells me how “this one thing would taste AMAZING” he was even mad at the TV the other day for playing a McDonalds commercial because he’s been thinking about one all week…he makes me laugh!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing really, besides randomly feeling like I’m gonna get sick, but still never do.
Maternity Clothes: Yepppp all dayyyyyyy everyyyyyy dayyyyyyy can’t wait to wear regular clothes again!

Stretch marks: I feel like I’m going to get some, and I have been so careful this whole time…sometimes though I think I see some, and then realize it’s just the lines from my pants!

Symptoms I HAVE:  Big BELLY!  Being tired allllllllllll the time, and sometimes I’m awfully cranky 🙁

Doctor’s Appointment:  Had one on Friday, and they did an ultrasound because their doppler wasn’t working and they couldn’t hear his heartbeat, I wasn’t too worried though because at that exact moment I could feel him moving around like crazy so CLEARLY he was alive!  BUT it was cool to see him again, and see how BIG he is!  His head now took up the ENTIRE screen, and he is head down!  No wonder I randomly have to pee RIGHT NOW! 😀

What I’m looking forward to:  our last baby shower, maternity leave, and FINALLY getting to see our babies face!  I watched the kardashians last night and it made my eyes water when she holds her baby…eeek so exciting to finally meet the baby that has been living inside you all these months 😀

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still fitting like normal 🙂

Happy or Moody most of the time: Sometimes, I get randomly cranky ESPECIALLY if I’m HOT!!  OMG!!  This weather has NOT helped ONE bit!!  NOT one, and I feel like I’m going to pass out, precisely why the husband and I stayed home all weekend inside our air conditioned house and it was AMAZING!

Sleep: Yuckkkk, I’ve noticed that if I take a shower before going to sleep I usually only wake up once at night but if I don’t take a shower I wake up 5-6 times, I gotta keep remembering that!  Wonder when I’ll be able to sleep again?  Maybe in a year?

Showing: ohhh definitely!

Baby Laines-34 Weeks :)

How far along: 34 weeks!!  Eeek getting so excited 😀  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Baby Carter don’t be late!!  I really want to see you from the outside already!

Baby’s size: The little baby is around 19-22 inches, 5.5 lbs (seems pretty BIG) and the size of a LARGE cantaloupe!!  😀 

Miss Anything: Right now I miss NOT being tired all the time, OH and my feet not hurting!!  I swear we went to the aquarium yesterday for the Husband’s god daughters bday and EVERY single time I saw a bench I went and sat down, my feet are killing me!!!  My heels actually they just hurt so bad -.-  anyone have a good way to fix this??  I looked up online and the dumb websites just said “stay off your feet and elevate”  ummm hello I want to fix it I KNOW being off my feet will help, but what about when I want to go and do fun things??  I want to go to Disneyland but I don’t think my feet are up for it AT ALL!  

Best moment this week:  Our Baby Shower, it was SOOOO hot but we had LOTS of fun!  (update soon, hopefully TOMORROW, if I can remember to take pictures tonight!!) It was amazing to see all of the stuff that we received for Baby Carter 😀  Now to just clean his room!

Movement: Yep, every day, mostly at night and when I’m at work, but that’s probably because that’s when it’s quietest, he’s probably confused as to why there isn’t noise out here!

Food cravings: Still fruit, and sweets!!  We had birthday cake last night and it was AMAZING so amazing actually that I ate it for BREAKFAST! 😀

Anything making you queasy or sick:  ummm no just randomly I’ll feel super sick but it doesn’t really seem like it’s anything specific that makes me feel that way.
Maternity Clothes: Yessssssss, I am still fitting in a VERY SELECT few of my old shirts, but other then that I’m struggling to find things to wear, and I refuse to buy anymore clothes!  until I can fit into regular clothes again!

Stretch marks: Still have those two itty bitty tiny ones, still hoping they don’t get BIGGER 🙁

Symptoms I HAVE:   a big belly, slightly swollen feet, and this insane tiredness, seriously this tiredness??  Why couldn’t you just be gone after the 1st trimester?!!?!

Doctor’s Appointment:  Have another 4 minute appointment on Friday…they’re really pretty freakin LAME and I hate that I ask them questions and sometimes they don’t explain why, they just say, oh ya that’s normal :l  wellllllll okayyyyyyy

What I’m looking forward to:  Our NEXT baby shower and hopefully eventually getting another ultrasound of the baby boy, before he’s born!  I wanna see what it looks like in there now that he’s HUGE!

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still like normal 🙂  LESS then 6 more weeks and hopefully they will fit the entire pregnancy 🙂

Happy or Moody most of the time: I would like to say HAPPY BUT, when people do or say really ANNOYING things it can get to me IMMEDIATELY and I JUST might snap at you, sorry but don’t be dumb and it won’t happen! 

Sleep: Ugggh I have been taking a shower BEFORE bed now, and it has helped me sleep so much more, BUT I still have to get up every couple of hours during the night to pee…or because my arm is asleep.
Showing:  Ummmm, I would think this big belly is NOT from eating too much pizza!

Baby Laines-33 Weeks

Happy Labor Day!!!!!!!
(yesterday)

How far along: 33 Weeks 🙂

Baby’s size: He is 19-22 inches and around 4.9 pounds, the size of a Pineapple!! 

Miss Anything: I miss being able to get out of bed without feeling like I’m going to die, that’s probably all this week.  Oh and I kinda miss having normal dreams and not the CRAZY ones I’ve been having!

Best moment this week:  Getting his crib and cheap vanity table painted, and starting to put together his room.  AFTER I had the meltdown about painting I realized that he isn’t going to die from paint, and the gray crib and changing table look AMAZING in gray!

Movement: He moves a LOT more now, and I LOVE it!  It’s so funny, I swear I could feel him allllllll day everyday and I never get tired of him squirming around in there 🙂  It’s an amazing feeling!

Food cravings: Still FRUIT, I realized that yesterday we went to to the store and 50% of the groceries we bought were fruit!  YUMM it’s just soooooooo good!  Oh and I MIGHT have been craving Krispy Kreme donuts this weekend too…NOT my fault someone mentioned them and I HAD to have them!  AND they were AMAZING!!!

Anything making you queasy or sick: I still randomly get a nausceous feeling, BUT for the most part I still feel pretty good.
Maternity Clothes: Yes PLEASE!!  I can still wear a couple of my old shirts that were flowy…but for the most part it’s all maternity clothes, my co-workers probably think I NEVER change, but Maternity Clothes are expensive and I’d MUCH rather spend my money on stuff for Carter!

Stretch marks: 🙁  I found one on my side the other day…I was sooooooo sad :l  BUT it is pretty tiny and I could deal, that was UNTIL I found another tiny one on my belly…ohhhhhh godddddd whyyyyyy I really hope this is a fluke and NOT a trend…pleassseeee from now on though Mustela twice a day!

Symptoms I HAVE:   Besides a BIG protruding belly, and starting the wobble I think I’m pretty good with symptoms.

Doctor’s Appointment:  Had one on Friday and it was literally 5 minutes long!  I swear it takes me LONGER to walk to the office then it does to be inside with the Dr.next appointment is NEXT friday!

What I’m looking forward to:  Our FIRST baby shower is on Saturday and I’m pretty excited for it!

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still fitting like normal 🙂 

Happy or Moody most of the time: I think I’m pretty happy, especially now that I see the baby’s room coming together, it’s getting so exciting to think he’ll be here before we know it 😀

Sleep: Yuck…I guess this is preparing me for when he comes, because I usually wake up to go pee in the middle of the night and then I lay back down hoping to fall right back to sleep ONLY to lay there for at least a 1/2 hr trying to fall back to sleep…lameeeee I wish I could remember what good sleep felt like.

Showing:  Yeppppp if anyone just thought I was a fatty it would be pretty funny though

AND some exciting news!!!

Baby Laines-32 Weeks :)

Today Marks POST # 100!!!  
Can you believe it??  I finally made it!  WOO HOO!

and now back to our regularly scheduled post, Baby Laines week 32!

How far along: 32 weeks!!  Crazy to think that in FOUR more weeks, Baby Carter could come at ANY minute!  Eeek I’m so excited!

Baby’s size: AROUND 19 inches & 4.5 lbs :O He is the size of a honeydew, wowza he’s getting really BIG in there! 

Miss Anything: I miss not being busy!  We have a lot going on in life right now and I feel like our weekends from now until I go on Maternity leave are JAM PACKED and it’s CRAZY!  I wish we had a little more down time…but UNFORTUNATELY we don’t!  I was telling my dad how busy we were from NOW until Baby and I said, well once the baby comes, I’m gonna be sitting at home EVERY weekend!!  He laughed at me :l  BUT I’m being 100% serious!

Best moment this week:  Getting the babies room painted (of course I didn’t do it, BUT the husband did and it looks so cute!)  NOW to get EVERYTHING else done for his room :l

Movement: He’s moving more and more, BUT I still don’t think that he moves AS MUCH as other people say that their babies do.  Mostly I feel his back/butt (not sure what it is) and it feels funny poking out on my side.

Food cravings: Nothing, still.  ACTUALLY every week I have had McDonalds @ least once, and I would NEVER eat McDonalds before, but those dumb chicken nuggets & french fries taste soooo good right now!  To MAKE it a little healthier I ALWAYS get a side salad and eat that FIRST before I eat my nuggets OR french fries!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Still randomly will feel nauseous and it’s sooooo annoying!  BUT  other then that I’m good MOST of the time.

Maternity Clothes: Yep!  A couple of my old shirts still fit me…but anything else I feel like I’m a sausage stuffed in its casing.

Stretch marks: Still none yet, THANK GOD!  BUT I do have EIGHT more weeks (still praying that they don’t pop out)

Symptoms I HAVE:   Besides a basketball in my shirt, not too much…I am starting to feel really really tired…and it’s getting harder and harder to sleep but NOTHING tooooo bad (I guess)

Doctor’s Appointment:  They are EVERY TWO weeks now!! YAY!!  Means we’re getting closer and closer!  All of September they are EVERY OTHER WEEK and then in October they start EVERY week!  EEK he’s ALMOST HERE!

What I’m looking forward to:  BESIDES October, and for him to finally be out and me to KINDA have my body I’m excited for the baby showers, and for his room to be all ready for him!  I go in there and it looks like a TORNADO hit it!  SO we need to get that done ASAP!  Husband promised by this long weekend, so we shall see!

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still fitting like normal 🙂

Happy or Moody most of the time: I LIKE to say that I’m happy MOST days, BUT it’s NOT my fault that some people are sooooo annoying and they make me in a bad MOOD!

Sleep: Ehhh, I can get to sleep but often wake up tossing and turning MOST of the night, not to mention having to pee…pleaseeeeeee let these 8 weeks go by fast!

Showing:  Ummm ya for sure, BUT one of the students did ask me the other day “OMG!  When are you due?” and I said October, another student looks at me and says “OMG!  I didn’t even know you were pregnant” hmmm I just laughed but does that mean she thought I was just that awkward fat girl?  Weirddddddd

Baby Laines-31 Weeks

How far along: 31 Weeks!!  WOO HOO only (hopefully) 9 more to go!

Baby’s size: The little baby is around 3.5 pounds, 16 inches & the size of a pineapple 😀  He’s getting pretty big in there!

Miss Anything: This week…hmmm I miss being able to get out of bed without feeling like I’m sinking into the bed…ALSO sleeping through the entire night without getting up to have to pee was nice.

Best moment this week: Going to the doctor and finding out that 1.  I haven’t gained that much weight since last month.  2. My next appt will be in two weeks and every two weeks after that until they are EVERY single week until baby comes!  It feels like it’s getting close 😀

Movement: I asked the doctor because it doesn’t feel like he moves A LOT…and she said to make sure I pay attention to EVERY single movement and now that I have been doing that I realize he MOVES a lot, it’s just not enough for me to notice without paying attention! 😀

Food cravings: I have been wanting some potato wedges with nacho cheese, YUMMM I think I’m going to go get some today after work!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Ummm, I’ve been feeling a lot more queasy, BUT it’s not over a specific thing I eat or drink.
Maternity Clothes: YEP!  Am not wearing much else these days, ESPECIALLY because maternity is SOOO much more comfortable!

Stretch marks: None, still.  Still praying that they stay away!

Symptoms I HAVE:   Besides, a HUGE belly, feeling stuffed in my nose and my body, having a hard time picking up stuff off the floor and being extra hot, nothing really.

Doctor’s Appointment:  Had one on Friday and now they are EVERY OTHER WEEK!  YAY!

What I’m looking forward to:  We have TWO baby showers next month and I’m excited to see all the cute stuff the baby is going to receive! 😀

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still fitting like normal 🙂

Happy or Moody most of the time: I think I’m happy most of the time!

Sleep: Sleep is okay…BUT I have to wake up AT LEAST twice a night to pee and it’s so hard to get out of bed.

Showing:  ummm I’m assuming yes since people always ask me about the baby now 🙂

Baby Laines-30 Weeks

How far along: 30 weeks!!  Can’t believe only 10 more to go (hopefully not MORE)

Baby’s size: Baby Carter is around 3 pounds and 15-16 inches!  Around the size of a cucumber! No wonder I can feel him ALL in my ribs :l

Miss Anything: Being able to sleep, sit or lay comfortably…it feels like I’m always in a bad position…OH and I miss not having a constant pain in my ribs, OH and the feeling of NOT being stuffed, can’t wait for the day that goes away!

Best moment this week:  figuring out that I only have 53 more days of work and then it’s maternity leave time!  YES!!  Oh AND finding some of the cutest stuff for Carter’s room!  I’m in LOVE and I can’t WAIT to start decorating!  This weekends project, painting!

Movement: Yep!  He moves, never when anyone wants him to still, BUT he does move in there, it’s crazy that I NEVER EVER get tired of seeing him move…I can look at him move from the outside now and I swear I’m memorized it looks so crazy and feels so crazy AND it’s weird to think that there is in fact a tiny baby growing in there!  SUCH an amazing feeling!

Food cravings: Well I just read a blog that talked about how cheese fries are their favorite food, and NOW I want some fries with nacho cheese so bad…ugh I wish I knew where to get some at!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Remember when I THOUGHT that nauseousness was over??  Well I GUESS I was wrong, because it’s back in full force, back to the days of just feeling sick for no apparent reason AT ALL!  damnnnnn you nausea why are you back??  I thought I would only see you in the first trimester….
Maternity Clothes: YES please!!  That’s ALL I wear, they’re so comfortable that the days I try to wear regular clothes it makes me feel so uncomfortable that I just give up.

Stretch marks:  No, none yet, thank god!  Come on body, we only have 10 more weeks, I think we can make it out ALIVE! 😀

Symptoms I HAVE:   Besides feeling stuffed all the time, feeling nauseous, having a stuffy nose, pain in my ribs, being ridiculously tired AGAIN, I don’t have any symptoms at all.  I’m not complaining though because I do get some perks, like when I’m eating before I say hi to everyone at a party, everyone understands because I’m preggers, OH and when I want to go home from an event to no one calls me a party pooper cause I’m preggers 🙂

Doctor’s Appointment:  I have one scheduled for this Friday, I’m sure it’s just a standard appt, nothing too big is going to happen, BUT after this one they are coming EVERY TWO weeks!  I’m excited, it means he will be here in NO TIME!

What I’m looking forward to:  I’m actually looking forward to a few things, the baby shower is in a couple of weeks, followed by ANOTHER baby shower a couple of weeks later, PLUS we have a whole bunch of different classes set up that I actually can’t wait to attend!

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still fitting like normal 🙂

Happy or Moody most of the time: I think I was a little happier this week.

Sleep: Ehhh…it’s okay…I wake up a few times a night tossing and turning, BUT it could be a LOT worse!
Showing:  Ummm…yes….EVERYONE touches my belly now, it’s still funny to get used to because usually random people do not randomly come up to you and touch your stomach…

Baby Laines-29 Weeks

How far along: 29 weeks! 🙂

Baby’s size: 15-16 inches & around 3 lbs!  The size of an acorn squash! 

Miss Anything: I miss not feeling stuffed all the time 🙁  Between my nose running constantly and feeling like I can’t take a FULL breathe I feel like someone is holding a pillow in front of my face, can’t wait for this feeling to go gone!

Best moment this week:  Feeling the little one move, more and more, really though, either he doesn’t like people that much, OR he loves people so much that he doesn’t want to move around them, because really when we’re around people he HARDLY ever moves, EVER!  This last week when it’s just me and him though he moves like CRAZY 🙂  LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Movement: He’s moving more then before, BUT still not moving TOO much, we’ll see if this changes in the next couple of weeks!

Food cravings: Hmmm besides cookies, ice cream and sweets nothing really.  like if that is nothing 🙂 It’s really the husbands fault though because he LOVES that kind of stuff Baby Carter is gonna be just like him I KNOW it!

Anything making you queasy or sick: NOPE, still just feel sick if I don’t eat on time!
Maternity Clothes: YES please!!!  OMG!  I have been wearing SOME of my old shirts BUT for the most part they are getting too short or too tight 🙁  AND 90% of the pants/shorts or skirts that I wear now are maternity, they are SOOOO much more comfortable!

Stretch marks: Still none, only 11 weeks to go…lets hope they don’t get added later, pleaseeeeeeee

Symptoms I HAVE:   Besides feeling stuffed in my nose and chest, my growing belly, my random leg cramps, my inability to jump right out of bed, or the ability to be comfortable falling asleep in two seconds then nothing really.

Doctor’s Appointment:  I have a Dr Appt NEXT Friday and THEN they are EVERY two weeks after that!  YAY!!  That just means that the baby is going to be here in NO time!  Can’t wait!

What I’m looking forward to:  The baby showers, (yes we’re having two) I can’t wait to see all the cute stuff that he gets!!

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still fitting like normal 🙂

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happier this week then normal, I’m excited that the weeks are going by pretty fast, and hopefully they keep going fast, and he gets here soooooooooon!

Sleep: ehhhh…it’s okay…when I get in bed, it takes me a little while to get comfortable so that’s NOT fun, BUT once I’m asleep for the most part I’m OUT! 🙂

Showing:  uggh i think people can OFFICIALLY tell that I’m carrying a baby AND not just a fatty!

Baby Laines-28 Weeks

officially in the THIRD trimester!!!  YAY!!!  
Less then 13 weeks to go! 


How far along: 28 weeks 🙂

Baby’s size: around 2 lbs and 14 inches long, the size of an eggplant!

Miss Anything: Well since I was on vacation, I did miss having some wonderful drinks, like those frozen margaritas, daquiris etc, other then that, not too much.
  

Best moment this week:  Getting excited that we’re one more week close to him being here 😀

Movement: He was moving like crazy last week, and this week not too much, don’t know why, but maybe all that vacation was too much for him!

Food cravings: Still nothing, but fruit

Anything making you queasy or sick: still just when I don’t eat!
Maternity Clothes: Yes please!!!  I need more of them but with only 2-3 months left I feel like buying more now would be a waste

Stretch marks: None still, OMG only two more months please let it stay this way….

Symptoms I HAVE:  besides having a huge belly, I have been getting sharp pains on my sides 🙁  NOT fun, also I’m starting to get tired again, please let it be I just had way too much fun on vacation and NOT that the third trimester is going to make me tired

Doctor’s Appointment:  Have one in a couple of weeks, and then after that it’s every two weeks!  EEEEK it’s getting sooooo close and I can’t wait!!

What I’m looking forward to:  Him being here!!!  I’m soooooo excited!

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still fitting like normal 🙂 

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but my patience is COMPLETELY gone!!!  Don’t even think about acting ridiculous because I will tell you to stop your shit!  Sorry, but it will teach people to stop acting like idiots anyway!

Sleep: Ummm, it’s getting not so good, again hoping it’s just from being in a different bed for five days.

Showing:  ummm yes…getting kinda big now too…

Baby Laines-27 Weeks :)

How far along: 27 weeks 🙂

Baby’s size: 14.5 inches long & about 2 lbs the size of a Rutabaga

Miss Anything: Again this week was beer, I wanted a Corona with lime & salt so bad :/

Best moment this week:  Seeing the little baby Carter on the 3-D ultrasound!!  I LOVED it!!!  I felt like it was perfect!!!!  He was soooooo cute and his mouth is EXACTLY like the husbands and NOW I can’t wait until he comes out!!  AND finding out that for sure he was a BOY was pretty amazing too!

Movement: He has been moving more and more!!  I love it so much!!  😀  This morning he was moving when I was laying there thinking about getting up, it’s the BEST!  Most amazing feeling ever!

Food cravings: Still just sweets, and stuff that I never wanted before

Anything making you queasy or sick:  still feel sick when I don’t eat on time.  other then that, I feel good most of the time.

 
Maternity Clothes: Yes, please!!  I am so uncomfortable in clothes that are not made for maternity ladies, or ones that aren’t super stretchy!

Stretch marks: Still none yet, thank god!!! 😀

Symptoms I HAVE:   Still just feeling bloated & too big for my clothes, but feeling good overall!

Doctor’s Appointment:  Had one on Friday, and it went good, got to ask lots of questions that I had, PLUS we found out that after our next appointment, the middle of next month our appointments will start coming every TWO weeks!!  I can’t believe how fast the pregnancy is going now!  I LOVE IT!!  Can’t wait for him to be here already!

What I’m looking forward to: Besides Carter coming, I’m looking forward to getting his room ready! AND his baby showers!  Can’t wait!!

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still fitting like normal 🙂 

Happy or Moody most of the time: I like to think I’m more happy most of the time!

Sleep: Still sleeping pretty good, thank god!

Showing: Ya for sure, I think so I have had a lot more people coming up to me asking me when the baby is coming, so I’m assuming I don’t just look fat anymore, right?

Baby Laines-26 Weeks

How far along: 26 Weeks!  🙂

Baby’s size: 13-14″ He is now the size of a lettuce!!  Cutest lettuce living in my stomach I’ve ever felt that’s for sure! 

Miss Anything: Ugh this weekend, I wanted a Margarita so bad, I MUST go get some margarita mix this weekend to AT least make pretend margaritas!  

Best moment this week:  Feeling Carter MOVE more and MORE!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!  He is so cute, and I can’t wait until Saturday to see what he looks like!!  Uggh I’m so in love and I don’t even know him yet!!

Movement: He’s been moving more and more, and I love it!  He still is pretty lazy but NOW for sure I feel him doing something in there every couple of hours and it’s amazing!  It’s by far the BEST part of being pregnant!  BY FAR!!!!

Food cravings: Ummm..nothing really.  I still haven’t craved crazy things like most preggers say they do…no pop tarts with butter here, at least not yet.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Only if I don’t eat!  If I don’t eat and I am starving I all of a sudden won’t be hungry at all!  I’ll feel like I’m going to throw up, once I force myself to eat I’ll feel 100x’s BETTER!!
Maternity Clothes: I have been trying not to buy too much, because I don’t like spending money on stuff I’m only going to wear a little while, BUT when your clothes don’t fit you feel SOOOO uncomfortable!!  So, I have bought a few more things, MY maternity shorts are my weekend staple!  I LOVE them!!!  Sooooo comfortable!!!

Stretch marks: Still none yet, thank god!

Symptoms I HAVE:  Besides getting bigger by the minute, and my constant rash on my face I think that’s it.  I still feel really good and after all the horror stories of the 3rd trimester I am sooooooo not looking forward to it!

Doctor’s Appointment:  This Friday and then we have our 3-D ultrasound on Saturday!  YAY!!! 

What I’m looking forward to:  Getting to see our little babies face on the screen again this weekend!  I’m sure he’s gonna look funny, because really all of those 3-D ultrasounds look funny, but it’s gonna be amazing to see him living inside!  LOVE!!!

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still fitting like normal 🙂 

Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly happy, I’ll get random spurts of grumpiness or times when I will freak out on someone bothering me, my patience is definitely GONE, but other than that I’m happy 🙂  I really love where me and the husband are at right now and I’m excited for this baby boy to get here!

Sleep: I kept reading that you should sleep on your left, BUT every time I tried it was uncomfortable, BUT this week I have laid there on my left side, and I didn’t wake up ONE time!!  I think I found a new way to sleep and I hope my blissful sleep continues 🙂

Showing:  YEP!  In some clothes I still think that I just look FAT, BUT I have been having a lot more people ask me when the baby is due so I think it’s definitely more noticeable now!

Baby Laines-25 Weeks

How far along: 25 weeks!  YAHOOOO only 15 more to go!  🙂

Baby’s size: 13-14 inches, the size of a cauliflower  

Miss Anything: Ummm, being able to drink as much coffee as I wanted, without feeling bad.  ALSO I kinda miss beer randomly, I don’t want any right now, but I would like to able to have one if I feel like it.

Best moment this week:  Getting the babies crib, we have to paint it and get everything set up, but it’s crazy to think there is going to be a baby sleeping in there soon!

Movement: He’s been moving, but still not enough for other people to feel him, I tell everyone he’s just LAZY, he doesn’t like moving that much.

Food cravings:  Hmmm, besides soda, and ice cream nothing too crazy!

Anything making you queasy or sick: when I don’t eat, I still feel sick, but if I make sure to eat breakfast, lunch & dinner then I don’t have any at all!

 
Maternity Clothes: Yes, please!!  I need some more, because I am going crazy, hardly any of my clothes fit me anymore 🙁

Stretch marks: Still none yet, THANK GOD!!!!



Symptoms I HAVE:   Besides, feel like like I can’t breathe, or waking up in the middle of the night, because I MUST lay on my side, and it went numb, nothing really too bad, ya for still feeling good 🙂



Doctor’s Appointment:  Not for two weeks, and they are all pretty standard right now, I have actually started making a list of things to ask her, since usually I just go in there and say I don’t have any questions.



What I’m looking forward to:  The baby shower, and getting everything together in his room!

Gender: BOY!!!



Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still fitting like normal 🙂 

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, MOST of the time, but I can get pretty moody sometimes.

Sleep:  Like I said before, besides waking up because my side is asleep i feel good!  It might be that I’m just super exhausted though.

Showing:  Yes, I have finally gotten people asking me, OMG you’re preggers?  I usually reply with “No, I’m just fat!” but at least they know now that all these months, I wasn’t just gaining weight from hot cheetos 🙂

Baby Laines-24 Weeks

How far along:  24 weeks Baby Carter is now Viable and I couldn’t be happier 🙂 

Baby’s size: Baby Carter is now the size of a cantaloupe  

Miss Anything: Being able to sleep on my back, my doctor said after 24 weeks, not to sleep on my back anymore, even though that is the MOST comfortable way for me to sleep, so I miss being able to sleep comfortably.  If I sleep on my side, I usually wake up every couple of hours :/

Best moment this week:  I have been searching & searching for CUTE dinosaur bedding for baby Carter, and  I have found NO luck whatsoever, all of the bedding I have found has been filled with BROWNS & BEIGES and those are BORING!!  BUT this weekend, we went to look at some baby stuff @ Burlington Coat Factory, AND guess what I found!?!  THE CUTEST dinosaur crib bedding, AND since they only had ONE more left we had to buy it.  BUT now baby Carter will have the CUTEST baby dinosaur bedding I’ve ever seen 🙂

Movement: He has been moving a lot less this week, I want him to move more!!  BUT, I do feel him at random times, he just hasn’t been kicking as hard as I would like him to be.

Food cravings: Sweets, ALL the time!!  I wanted See’s Candy yesterday, so bad AND we went and it was CLOSED 🙁  I got cookies instead, and thank god they were DELICIOUS!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, nothing that I can think of at the top of my head

 
Maternity Clothes: They are sooooo comfortable!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE them, I just wish that I had more to wear, because I am wearing my same pants & shorts every single day :l

Stretch marks: Still none yet, THANK GOD!

Symptoms I HAVE:   Still get moody randomly, AND randomly I’ll be SUPER starving, like I NEED to eat NOW!  But, most of the time, I feel AMAZING!!! 😀

Doctor’s Appointment:  !

What I’m looking forward to:  !

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still fitting like normal 🙂 

Happy or Moody most of the time: Still happy, most of the time, I’m so excited ONLY 3 full months until baby Carter is here!  EEEK I can’t wait!!! 🙂  BUT like mentioned above, I randomly get super cranky! 


Sleep: Oh, I already said that this week, I wake up almost 3 times a night and it is NOT fun, I’m hoping I can get used to sleeping on my side and I’ll be more comfortable soon?  Ya, I’ll just hope for that.

Showing:  More & More all the time, people have finally started to say “OMG!  You’re preggers, I didn’t even know” well at least they can tell now that I wasn’t just fat, YAY!

Baby Laines-The Time We Told My Family (Easter Sunday)

Easter Sunday!
So like I said before we had decided long ago to WAIT until Easter when I was twelve or so weeks, to tell EVERYONE about the baby and of course I wanted to do it in a fun way, I mean since we had waited almost two months anyway!
So I had tossed around lots of ideas, and I finally decided that I would buy these shirts for the BEASTS and have them wear them on Easter Sunday, run around until someone noticed what their shirts said!
Imagine this little dog….
In this cute shirt!
And this little dog…
In this ADORABLE shirt
Cute, right?  I know!  TRUST me they were super cute on! 😀
(I don’t know, why but I forgot to take a picture of the puppies in these adorable shirts, and now I can’t find Marlee’s maybe when we move it will turn up).
Okay, so I thought they were adorable and the people that did know, my mom, dad, steph were all so excited for everyone else to finally know, so was I!
We got there, and were sitting around, I was just waiting and waiting for someone to notice the shirts, we were probably all hanging out talking for a good I would say 30 minutes and NO ONE noticed the shirts (it was so weird because usually someone in my family will say something about the outfits I put my dogs in and this day not one person said anything).
Finally, the Husband told my cousin Mela, “hey, look at the haircut I gave fox the other day, it’s actually pretty good” she was like really?  Let me see and picked him up, right when she picked him up she said “what does his shirt say?” and started to read it, well at that exact moment someone called her and she put him down. (what was more funny was that me, the husband and my sister in law pokey were all sitting there eagerly waiting for someone to figure it out, to tell you the truth I was super tired of holding the secret and I wanted everyone to know already).
So, she walks away and we sit there in suspense, FINALLY she comes back and says hold on let me see Fox and picks him up again, she looks at his shirt and starts to read it, she says “I’m going to be a big brother, what does that mean?  OMG!!  Is Marlee Preggers??”  I looked at her and said NO!  If she was wouldn’t that be his kid?  She looked at me confused and said, “well then I don’t get it, what does that mean?”  I said “I don’t know” by now I could tell that the husband and his sister were getting super anxious for her to figure it out because they were giving her clues like who would be his sibling?  NOT Marlee’s babies!  She reads it again, and again and then goes, “OMG!! WAIT!!!  OMG!!  HOLD ON!!!  WAIT!!!” (yelling)  I immediately start smiling because I knew she had figured it out.  She calls my other cousin (her sister) and says “OMG Jumps READ THIS!!!”  My cousin Jumps reads it and says the same thing, “Ummm I’m going to be a big brother?  I don’t get it, OMG!  Marlee’s preggers!”  I laughed again and said “NO!  Marlee is his wife! DUH”  She goes, “wait then who’s pregnant!?”  Mela looks at her and you could tell that at that exact moment they realized it, they both looked at me and said “OMG!!  You’re going to have a baby!?!?!” I said “ya” and I could feel my eyes getting watery (at this point I could cry for ANYTHING so it didn’t really take much) they asked me how far along I was and then were shocked that we had kept it so secret!  BUT they were super excited!  I told them not to say anything so that everyone would find out themselves once they got there.
So my aunt who lives there came out of her room, and they asked her “Did you see Fox’s shrit?” she said “No” and was literally chasing Fox around to read his shirt, it was the funniest thing, she read it and we hugged, this happened to every single one of my family members as they walked in to Easter.  My cousin Clarissa got there, and right away started crying!  She said “OMG!  I know you’re preggers thats what his shirt says, ha?”  we kept telling her to read it and she was already crying, as soon as she read it we hugged and of course I was in tears (this made my eyes get watery just typing it now, damn these pregnancy hormones!) My Aunt Lali walked in right at that moment, and she said “OMG!!  YAY!!  I’m so excited for you!”  Everyone else got there slowly and everyone else found out by our little puppies, aren’t they the cutest props ever?
Everyone in my family was beyond excited for us, they kept asking how far along I was when the due date was, what we were going to name him/her and we were so excited to finally have the cat out of the bag!!  I was so relieved that EVERYONE knew now and we were no longer keeping a secret from anyway!
AND the best part, that day we were exactly 12 weeks along, no longer in the unknown 1st trimester, (or very close to the end) and we were excited that our embryo was on his/her way to being a fetus, which would turn into abrand new baby!  AND I think about it and I’m so glad that we told my family together at an event!  It was the BEST decision that the husband and I have ever made!

Baby Laines-The Day We Told OUR Parents :)

WARNING:  AFTER TYPING THIS I REALIZED THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY LONG POST!!  SO FOR ALL OF YOU THAT DON’T LIKE TO READ LONG POSTS (LIKE I SOMETIMES DON’T) FEEL FREE TO SKIP AHEAD!
On March 13th, I had a “doctor’s” appointment, I say “doctor’s” because it was at one of those women clinics since my insurance hadn’t kicked in yet.  AND this was the second time I would go to this “doctor” they told me that they were just going to give me the results of all of my blood tests, but for some reason I had a good feeling about this appointment (since this was my grandpa’s bday) and that is when I wrote THIS POST!!!  😀
I went to the “doctor’s” and met with an OB/GYN that had his own office, I think he could tell how nervous I was so, he said “well if you want we can go to my office and you can get an ultrasound today!”  I was super excited!!  So I of course said YES!  And was scheduled to go later on that day!
I got there and he did the ultrasound SUPER fast, and there was little Baby Laines on the ultrasound machine, so tiny and so cute!  I was in awe I couldn’t believe that there was ACTUALLY a baby growing inside me!  He played the heartbeat for me and it was the MOST amazing thing that I have ever felt (I was sad that the Husband wasn’t there with me), the doctor said that everything looked good, and I was around 9-10 weeks.
As soon as I left the doctor’s office, I called the husband I didn’t even wait until I got to the car, I was trying to talk to him in the elevator 🙂  I told him that everything was GREAT with the baby and that we even got a picture!
It was so weird though, because I had been worried about the baby this whole time, crying to the husband about how scared I was that the baby wasn’t real, or this wasn’t going to pan out the way that we wanted it to, but this day it just felt like my grandpa was there watching me and letting me know that he was going to take care of this baby until I could on the outside and everything was going to be absolutely fine!  It is and still is a weird thing to say, but at that moment I felt like my grandpa was looking at me and smiling so happy that we were bringing a new “Mendoza” into the world! 😀
The husband and I decided that day that we would tell OUR PARENTS and Brothers & Sisters that week, and still wait to tell the rest of the family after Easter! 🙂
I told the husband, that my grandpa had made me feel like everything was going to be okay, and we should tell our parents already so they could feel the happiness that we had been feeling for a couple of weeks now.
Since my parents live a little further from us then the husband’s parents do and it was my late day at work we decided that we would go to his parents that night and my parents the next night.  It was super weird and funny calling my dad to tell him that we were going to come over for dinner the following day, and listening to him ask me why?  “ummm, just cause we don’t see you anymore” his answer “oh okay cool, I’ll have mom make something” me thinking inside “OMG!! You’re going to be a grandpa!!”  BUT I didn’t say anything and figured it would be so exciting the NEXT day!
I called my sister while I was at work and told her about the baby and I wish I would have recorded it because it really was the funniest thing that I have ever heard, to say she was excited would definitely be an understatement.  She was REALLY REALLY REALLY EXCITED!!  And it was so exciting to see her so happy she was going to have a niece/nephew!
When I finally got off of work me and the husband put this ultrasound picture in a frame and took it over to the in-laws house, we sat through dinner and all the small talk and I kept looking at the husband like “hello, when are we going to tell them?”  He FINALLY text me and said he was calling his brother & sister from their rooms to come out, he had to show them something.  FINALLY they came out and I said “oh (mother in law) I was gonna show you a picture!  It’s from the wedding we got it printed it’s really cute” and then she started talking about how she wanted to get some printed and she’s glad I finally  had one (I really don’t remember exactly what she said because I was so focused on giving them the picture).
I gave it to her, and instantly she started crying, everyone else that was at the table was just like “what?!  why are you crying?  it’s just a wedding picture” and then I told her to show the father in law, and he said NO!  NO WAY!!  They were all super excited, and everyone was crying!  It was such a memorable moment and I was so glad that they finally knew!
Fast forward to the next day, and we went to dinner at my parents house, since we live about 20 minutes from them I told husband to meet me there and I would go straight after work  I got there around 6:30, and had to wait until after the husband got home to tell them anything!  It was DREADFUL, my stomach was in knotsand I wanted him to get there already so we could tell them!  OF COURSE he had to work late that day so he didn’t get there until after NINE!  Still feeling funny because I had been sitting there with them all night I couldn’t wait to tell them, of course he had to eat there first and although I don’t remember talking to my parents about ANYTHING that night, I can not remember ANY of the conversation, I know that the whole time the husband was eating I kept looking at him thinking OMG are you done yet?!?!
He finally finished AND my FAVORITE cousin had done me the favor of getting the baby a St. Louis Rams onesie, to show them.  So when we were sitting there my dad was asking me IDK something and I said “oh let me check my wallet, to see if I have $5” for what?  I can’t even remember but when I came back I said “Oh Yay!  I wanted to show you guys something that Steph got for me!”  They looked at me like umm okay?
it’s like this but all blue
I pulled out the Rams onesie and this is how the conversation went:
Me:  “Isn’t it cute!? “
(holding up the onesie)
They both looked at me like ughhh ya okay? 
dad: “Ya, it is who’s it for?”
Me: “Us!
Dad: “Ya, but who’s baby?” 
Me:  “Ours!”  
(While pointing to the husband! )
They both were shocked I could tell, and I was super nervous (why?  I have NO clue, but I was).
Mom: “What?!?!  You’re pregnant!?!”  
Me:  “Yes! :D”  
Mom: “And this is how you are telling us??  Right here and now??”  
Me: “Yes!  How did you want us to tell you?” 
Mom:  “I don’t know!”  
(I think my moms reaction was the funniest, because she was so shocked! I think they were even more shocked because I had been sitting there with them practically the entire night!  AND I had not said a word!)
After the initial shock wore off I’m sure both got up and started hugging us, said their congratulations and you could tell they were excited!  I sat down, and started telling them the story about how I had went to the doctors and felt my grandpa there with us and that is why we were telling them early.  Me and my mom cried of course, and we were so happy that BOTH of our parents knew!
Now, we couldn’t wait to tell the REST of our family!!!

Baby Laines-22 Weeks

How far along: 22 weeks 🙂

Baby’s size: nearly 11 inches long!  The size of a spaghetti squash! 

Miss Anything: this week, i wanted a michelada cup so bad!  So, I went to the liquor store and got some O’Douls (non-alcoholic) it wasn’t as good as regular beer, but it sure did the trick! 

Best moment this week:  finding out that we are for sure moving!!  AND I can’t wait!!!

Movement: He is pretty lazy, and hardly ever moves, let’s hope that changes soon

Food cravings: hmmm…besides my weekly banana royale from baskin robins, nothing 🙂

Anything making you queasy or sick: nope, except yesterday I was eating a slice of pizza and all of a sudden I got the urge to throw up, I have no idea why, maybe Carter doesn’t like Pizza?

 
Maternity Clothes: Ohhhhh yes!  Finally I broke down and bought some, and after EVERYONE telling me NOT to because I’ll NEVER use them again, I am sooooooo glad that I did!!!  Do you know how much comfort a pair of maternity pants will give you??  I can finally breath when I have that elastic wasteband on!

Stretch marks: None, still, and still hoping none pop up.

Symptoms I HAVE:   Still nothing, although I woke up SOOOOOO tired this morning, that always happens to me when I have super vivid dreams, and last night I had a dream I was in the show Person of Interest, and the main guy was having me help him solve a crime, but then he got Marlee killed!!  I was so sad 🙁  CLEARLY I could do withouth these crazy dreams!

Doctor’s Appointment:  We have one this Thursday, but I am not looking forward to it at ALL, they always take forever to call me in, and then when I get in there they listen to the babies heartbeat and say, “okay, any questions? No, Okay, good we’ll see you next month.”  A little frustrating when you are waiting OVER an hour!!

What I’m looking forward to:  Decorating Carter’s room!  I can’t wait!!!  AND I can’t wait til he gets here 🙂  I keep thinking once we get passed summer then he will be here soon 🙂

Gender: BOY!!!

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on and still fitting like normal 🙂 

Happy or Moody most of the time: I am MOSTLY happy, but I can all of a sudden be super mad or upset, and it is terrible!  I swear I never got this many mood swings before

Sleep: As long as I’m not having crazy dreams, it is super good.  BUT any tiny noise can wake me up and it is so annoying!  I used to be able to sleep through everything 🙁
Showing:  I think more, and everyone I saw this weekend said so too.  Glad to see people can finally see that I’m not just fat, but preggers 😀

Baby Laines-The Day I Found Out I was Pregnant! :D

You see me & the husband had always talked about wanting kids, we always said that once we got married we were gonna be a legit mexican couple and just see what happened!  Sooooo when our year anniversary came and went we started to think that maybe things weren’t just gonna happen…BUT we continued living our lives and figured EVENTUALLY it would happen, and if we were in a super amazing place with jobs, houses, cars, etc. we would figure it out then.  WELL I still thought about it, thought about why we hadn’t been pregnant yet, and why?  BUT we were just living life, and enjoying our time together JUST THE TWO of us! 😀
on February 22nd that I didn’t feel so good.  I didn’t know why, but I just didn’t feel “right” something was up, and I immediately thought hmmm..could it be?  BUT I brushed it off and said “No, and if it is, I’ll test in the morning” since thats when they said is best any way right?  So, next thing bright and early I thought, Oh ya!  I want to test, just to make sure!

Well I did and I brushed my teeth while waiting thinking OF COURSE it was going to say “Not Pregnant” but then I finished brushing my teeth & what did I see?!?!

(I have tried several times to post the pictures of the test, of course for show, but OF course stupid blogger won’t let me!  I have tried to do it several different ways and NOPE doesn’t work!  SOOOO doesn’t look like you guys are going to be able to see it!  BUT imagine my hand with cut painted nails holding a test that says PREGNANT!) 😀

I couldn’t believe it!  I literally stood there shocked!  I really didn’t think that it was real, I think I stood there for a few minutes staring at the test (even though it was probably only a couple of seconds it felt like forever) and I ran to the room because I knew there was NO way that I would be able to keep this a secret for any amount of time from the husband!  He was sound asleep in bed, when I ran in and said “OMG!!  OMG!!  OMG!!”  of course he did what any normal husband would do and jumped out of his slumber thinking I was getting murdered or something and said “WHAT!?!”  I immediately shoved the test in his face and said”LOOK!”  He was so confused (probably because he thought I was being murdered but instead was just stuffing a pee stick in his face).  AND said “uggh..what is that?” I immediately said “OMG!  It says, I’m pregnant!!”  He looked at me eyes filled with mokos still and said “oh, congratuatlions” I immediately started laughing!  So hard, I said “what?!  Did you really tell me Congratulations!?  HAHAHHA” he just looked at me possibly in shock still, because clearly I was still in shock myself!

I sat on our bed looking at the test, I think I was waiting for it to suddenly show a NOT in front of it, but nope!  It didn’t happen & on this random day in February me & the husband were officially going to be parents 🙂

We had decided a long time ago, when but that we woudn’t tell anyone once we finally got pregnant for the three months or at the very least until we went to the doctor!  So I said, Okay, we’ll tell everyone that I gave upALL alcohol for lent (since thank god, it had started just the day before) and we would tell everyone on Easter, 40 days later!

Once, the husband left to work I immediately called my closest, favorite cousin and AFTER making her SWEAR on her kids and numerous other things that she would NOT tell a single soul I told her that I had taken a test and it was positive and couldn’t believe it!  She was so excited and I could feel how excited she was even from hundreds of miles away!  And we talked about all things baby!

Once I got to work I couldn’t belive it still, and all I could think about was is it possible?  Once I got home I took TWO more tests just to be sure, and they were all positive!  This was it, the Laines Family would no longer be TWO + beasts but would soon be THREE 😀  and I can’t wait!