18 Weeks

Just now starting to show a little bit of a bump, mainly it is really my uterus sticking out above my bladder, but I’m carrying really low so most days I don’t even notice it. Awkward are the people that know that I’m pregnant that ask if I can feel it moving around in there yet and if they can feel it too.. Ummm no. Do not touch me please. I don’t even have a bump yet, even then I don’t want you to touch me. Respect my personal space. I’m very limited with my patience towards others in my private bubble. I’m not a very touchy person and I feel very awkward, even reacting very negatively and aggressively to get people out of my bubble.

However, I can feel the baby move now WITHOUT having a hand over my womb. It’s different than most people describe it but it’s a strange feeling to describe so I know they gave it their best efforts. Kind of like a hollow tapping. WEIRD. A little over 2 weeks until we find out the gender and have our first ultrasound. It kind of sucks that I know exactly how far along I am because of regular periods that we still have not had a sonogram or ultrasound, so this first one will be of a pretty well developed baby, not those weird peanut posts people put up. I’ve also refrained from posting too much about my pregnancy on social media, since I find it annoying when people non stop post about their baby and every photo is of their disgusting, dirty, snotty kids. No thanks. I don’t find that very cute. **Rolling my eyes over here**

Lifting tomorrow, I’ve switched to doing a full body workout so I don’t exhaust myself, apparently it’s not very good to do since your baby needs all of the nutrients and protein, not much room for growing your own muscles. I’ve gained about 4 pounds. I haven’t been keeping track of my waist size, but all of my pants and clothes still fit me pretty well other than bras, which unfortunately I’m about to have to go up a size for the 3rd time. WHEN DO THEY STOP?!?!

So far so good still, really easy pregnancy. I’m pretty high energy now, but I’m still short of breath, less volume in your lungs while you’re pregnant so I can never get that REALLLYYYY deep breath to let it all out. I’ve started doing a yoga video as well. I CAN work on improving flexibility so I’m going to stick with that through my pregnancy and maybe it will work out positively for me! 🙂 Even my boyfriend wants to try it.

Remodeling our house has come to a stand by. Some days I really just don’t feel like getting up and tearing down wallpaper. There really isn’t much to do, I think I could get it all done in one day, I’m just being lazy and I like to cook and clean on my days off too.

BUSY WEEK ahead of me, going to do blood work tomorrow morning, got a date with my boyfriend and some coworkers for dinner, a gym sesh planned.

I also have waxing appts for brazilian and underarm, I went ahead and paid for 6 underarms, get one free, it ends up saving you money and that way I don’t have to worry about it I can just schedule my appointments and get them done. I work Tuesday, Thursday, Friday also have a dentist appointment, it’s apparently important to get your teeth cleaned and an annual check up with the dentist to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Have a date with one of my boyfriends sisters to get MUCH NEEDED pedicures. Ugh I HATE clipping my toenails. My big toenails are always uncomfortable and I cut them too short, digging out ingrowns, and then when they grow out too long they hurt too.

We got our dogs neutered about 2 days ago. They’re sacks are swollen and they’re supposed to stay as calm as they can, however they don’t want to seem to listen to me tonight, with this lovely weather they want to run around in the yard and play, and we can’t let them do it for another 5 days or so. Otherwise though, I think they’re recovering ok. I was a little worried at first with how much bruising and swelling they had.

I even soaked up some sun for an hour this afternoon in the nice weather and moved all of my spring/summer clothes over. I can’t believe how many clothes I own……. I still have clothes at my townhouse I rent and the walk in closet here at my boyfriends house could overflow…I haven’t even moved shoes…I think I found out what I’m a hoarder with.

My niece turns 12 on St. Patrick’s Day, her birthday party is this Saturday and I’m driving up to my sister’s house to celebrate and give my sister her shower gift since the roads were too bad for me to make it to her baby shower. She’s due March 27th but they think she’ll go sometime this week.

Pregnancy definitely makes your life choices, priorities and decisions change. I’ll tell you that much.

I’m still eyeing the prize of a pitcher of margaritas for my birthday in August, but I’ve definitely been trying to strengthen my familial ties, and ensuring that my presence and friendship is worth it to those who matter. It’s also been ALOT more easy to save money, which I am horribly bad at. I’ve been trying to take 10% of my paychecks and put that into savings on top of any extra money that I earn that I do not immediately need. I did have a little spending spree when I got birthday gifts, my Vera Bradley diaper bag, massages for me and my boyfriend, etc. So I spent more money than I wanted to and now I’m being stingy, doing all of my research before I buy something and trying to get it on sale, use coupons, etc.

So hopefully if any good thing comes from pregnancy it will be me being better at handling money and bargain shopping LOL

Home Improvement – Removing Wallpaper

So, the entire 1st floor of our house is wallpapered… Thank the Lord he had already gotten most of the wallpaper off the walls, all that’s left is the backing in the kitchen and the bordering upstairs… But JESUS does it suck. I’ve been using fabric softener and warm water, all of the online tips and tutorials so to wait a few minutes, I don’t think that’s the best way. So far I’ve gotten it off easier to spray the wall down, let it soak in for maybe a minute and go at it. Much better results. Probably in about an hour I’ve gotten half a wall finished. I also take breaks doing homework in between to give my arms a break.

Domestication at its finest. On my agenda for the day is to possible get all of the wallpaper off of the kitchen walls, finish my homework during my breaks, go to the grocery store for some last minute ingredients for dinner tonight, and that about sums it up.

My boyfriend got me a yoga video and mat for Valentine’s Day so I might even give that a try tonight. I barely go to the gym, mainly because my heart rate gets too high with the increased blood volume so I have to take long breaks, no cardio whatsoever, and I can’t lift as heavy so I just don’t have a very good time while I’m there unfortunately. People always suggest walking and I’m over here like, walking? Seriously?

So I’m going to give the yoga video a try.

My life is boring, but I seem to be wayyy busier with stuff to actually do.

Hopefully today and tomorrow I can get most of this wallpaper down (upstairs border too) and then we can start painting! 😀

TurboTax

So I’m really not the biggest fan of TurboTax, I’ve been using it the past 3 years since I started filing my own taxes and I personally think it sucks. It’s kind of confusing and it doesn’t tell you the charges for things until you get to the VERY end. Apparently, the federal and one state tax return is free. However, I paid for two state tax returns since I worked in another state other than where I reside this past year.

So I just find it annoying that every year I get suckered into paying for different things. I understand that the federal tax return is free. I even went through and did the free online e-file for Illinois, but ended up getting more money back even after subtracting the fee to file through Turbotax, so I did that. Hmm, I guess I just want to rant. I’ve been extremely bitchy today so things like this have just been setting me off.
Call it hormones or whatever but that still doesn’t change my outlook on things.

Vampire Diaries

I have been binge-ing on Vampire Diaries episodes on Netflix for the past few days. I’ve been off work, cleaning the house so I just put it on and WALA! Catching up on shows while being productive as well! But dannnnnggggg, I have not been able to stop watching .I’m almost to the end of season 4 and it is getting CRAZY. There’s only one more season on Netflix and I think it’s still live on tv so I’m going to have to find a place to watch the next season after 5 SOMEWHERE! Even been told the Originals is awesome to watch once they all leave Mystic Falls.

Anyway, this is one of the best shows I’ve watched in awhile and it doesn’t lag at all either. It’s been a series of ups and downs ups and downs and it’s holding my interest like no other. Plus I’ve been getting a lot of stuff done while I’m at it too.
Recommend it for anyone!

However, my boyfriend does say that it is just a supernatural soap opera LOLOLOL 😀 Oh well, still love it. The show is based on a book series and I’m definitely interested to read those next. Usually I start with the books first but I was just randomly looking for something to watch one night and it just started. ADDICTING!!!

Random Catch up

So I’ve been doing homework for a few hours. Earlier today me and my significant other spent hours deep cleaning the house. As in, I washed and detailed ALL of the woodwork, windows, dusted, swept, mopped, cleaned the banisters, door frames, washed the doors, some of the walls while he sanded the spackle and washed the walls in the living room. As I decide to take a break what I do is: check my email. Then, I have nothing else to do. I don’t even know where to browse around or anything at the moment. It’s one of the first times in my life where I just sat here and was absolutely blank about what I wanted to do or rather look at than my homework. WEIRD. I’m still technically procrastinating because I’m doing all of the small posts/quizzes while I have about 500 pages to read, 3 papers to write and a list of things to compare and contrast all due Sunday at midnight for one class. :/ But I’m hoping to get through the reading tomorrow night and Saturday night since I work those mornings and hopefully start on the papers Saturday night, leaving Sunday night to finish and post them. Hopefully not too much wishful thinking otherwise I am going to be up all night.

Anyway UPDATE:

I moved in with my boyfriend maybe like a month ago. We found out we’re having a baby so I pretty much just stay here all of the time. He owns his own house and I rent a townhouse with two other girls. He works alot so like this weekend, he’s working overtime every night, I’ll see him for around 3 hours and that’s it.

While at his house we still need to get all of the wallpaper and backing down, sand & wash the walls, paint. Then we are installing hardwood floors in about half the house. Our goal date to finish all of this is Easter weekend, so about the first week of April. The upstairs bedroom only have wallpaper bordering so those won’t be bad. After that’s done, we’re getting new carpet. & that’s about as far as we thought other than starting on the baby’s room. I’m currently 14 weeks right now.

Still lifting every once in awhile but it’s gotten really hard and almost too much for me, I’m really short of breath and my heart beat gets WAY too high even with lowering the weight, lowering the reps and taking long breaks in between sets. Cardio kills me so I’m trying to find a place close by that offers yoga. Any suggestions from mothers on even a person to follow on youtube for help? I have a yoga mat and a large tv with a roku as well as a place to do it if I could find a good person?

So pretty much the delay in all of my blogging has been because of some BIG changes in my life and not too much time to think about anything else. So tonight while I was at a loss of what to do to take a break, I decided to update my blog. Maybe I should just make this into my mommy blog for the time being. Since this is an anonymous blog about my life. LOL

Martian- Ultraviolent Comic Book

This is a HUGE comic book series that my nearest and dearest has been working on/ dedicated himself to for the last few years.

I’ve been super busy with school full time, 30+ hour work weeks, moving, etc. so I just haven’t kept up with this as much as I should have. If anyone can get this Comic out there for people to see, that would be AMAZING.

The attachment is the link to the Kickstarter website.

Catch Up

Alright so it’s been like a month since my last post. I didn’t really have anything too important to say and I’m not home very often so I just let it go.

Still been building/ trying to make gains. I’m really struggling with breakfast in the morning so today at the grocery store I’m going to get a bunch of stuff for shakes and hopefully that will hold me over for breakfast foods. I hate feeling super full and gross in the morning and I’ve NEVER been a huge breakfast fan, I don’t really even like breakfast food. :/ So I’ve had enough of struggling. I’m up 8 pounds in 5 weeks. My goal is for 12 more pounds in about 8 weeks but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to hit that or not.

I start training for a new job this week at another restaurant here on the IL side. I haven’t decided if I’m going to enroll in classes next semester or if I’m just going to work and travel. I’m pretty burnt out on school and I’m still not even sure if this is something that I really want to do. I thought so about a year and a half ago but it’s really not a priority of mine and I can’t see myself working full time yet because I want to go see quite a few friends who have moved away in Hawaii and Portland so I’m thinking next semester would be a good time to do that. I’m also playing around with taking one class next semester, (Calc II) to get my GPA up since I got a D in it, and I withdrew from all of my classes this semester since I was failing. I’ve really been lacking the drive in my life like I used to have so I’m really just trying to focus on being overall positive and figuring out what it is that I really want.

So that’s about all for right now.