Monday, May 23, 2016


 Apparently I'm a good pillow.
 Ella broke the end of my necklace and thougth SHE could fix it with the needle nose pliers.
 We went to preschool to do picture retakes of 2 of the classes.

 We were practicing before the classes came out.

We went to the Dollar Tree after to buy supplies for the Easter Egg hunt.

 Then we went to Target.  Such a busy day!
I made quesadillas for lunch.  Ella loved them.

I took my good camera to preschool so I got some nice pictures of Ella and her friends.

 After preschool we went to the park and met Lily there.

They had to be doing the same things on the swing!

Gio, Lily, Ella, and I went to Pearl Cafe for dinner. The smoothies were a hit with the kids.

I took some pictures to show someone how messy my kitchen was.  I decided to post them here because people always post their houses only when they look pristine and I don't do that. :)

I rotated Ella's toddler bed so she won't fall out and into the closet and then under the bed.
Here is little Ella asleep in her bed.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

25 Weeks (May 22)

We actually cleaned up some stuff in the baby room so it's not as bad as it was. Maybe we'll put the crib together and buy a dresser sometime.  Ella likes to climb in the jumperoo and bounce.  This view before had about 8 big empty boxes blocking walking anywhere.  That container and bag are craft supplies for the toddler craft I did on Friday and am doing again on Thursday so I didn't put them away.
 This view still needs some work!
Here I am standing at the jumperoo.  What a baby room huh!?

My wedding rings seem tight sometimes.  I have to get a 2 hour glucose test coming up some time. I am not looking forward to that. I remember last time with the fasting + 2 hours I just wanted to pass out by the end.
Dave felt the baby kick. I was standing there and mentioned the crazy kicking. Then he went to feel it. I said he's not kicking like he was. Dave still felt it and it was barely moving compared to earlier.  This kid moves a lot.
I noticed I got a lot bigger this week. Other people are even telling me that.  My mom commented about how huge I am. Then I compared it to last time and last time I seemed bigger.
Size of baby: Zucchini, 13.6 inches long from head to heel. My app on my phone says the baby weighs about 1.5 pounds.

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  13.4 lb gain overall. I gained 0.4 in the past week. I've gained about 25% more so far this time than I gained last time!

Maternity Clothes:  I wore maternity jeans that weren't skinny jeans for the first time this pregnancy and they are rough to stay up.

Movement: I feel like there are kicks way more than with Ella. 

Sleep: Sleep has been a little better. I'm not up coughing. I'm not up as much peeing. If Ella wakes up, she goes right back to sleep with me.  I am falling asleep on my computer nightly and waking up before my alarm because that's when I have pee. 

What I miss: being able to easily bend to the ground to pick something up while I'm seated. 

Cravings: No

Aversions: No

Symptoms: Going to the bathroom a lot. I think my weird muscle cramp and hip giving out are symptoms of some sort.

Best moment this week: I don't even know. It was pretty nice not being sick.

Looking forward to:  My baby shower. Ella's birthday party.

Exercise:  I did 4 workouts this week + 7 planks or maybe 1 of those was last week since I was a day ahead for my challenge. I did yoga finally. I fast forwarded through the lie on your belly ones. I also ran 4 miles, did a 50 min bootcamp, and walked about 2 miles (I didn't track it!!!). 

Same this time: I still sleep in my elementary school shirts and last time I did too. 

Different from last time: I slept a lot more this time than last time since it was the last week of Dev Botocamp when I was 25 weeks pregnant with Ella!

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Yet another day Ella didn't sleep the entire night in her own bed.

Ella is a cutie going into school.
Gio and Lily came to visit even though Ella was at school. Lily wanted to play outside and within a minute she was up the ladder that the landlord left there.

When I went to pick up Ella a class was using the bounce house. Then on our way out they were putting it away. Ella helped put it away.

We went to a meetup at at Maie's house.  It was a dance and play one. Ella had fun feeding her friends.  Then Susu's sister, got home and Ella went right over and wanted a hug. She did a really long hug. I was in shock. This is the first time they ever met too!

 Ella is quite the hugger!
On our way out, Ella had to try out the swing.

Ella got a package. She got some new clothes. She was so excited. Ella had to immediately put the tunic dress on. She liked to wear it on top.

Ella helped make dinner.  It was the first time we made the flautas recipe.  Ella did the measuring.  She made a big mess and got yelled at a few times.

 Then Ella did some dishes!

 Dave said they were seasoned so perfectly. I said it will never be that exact way again.