Sunday, March 6, 2011

Update

A week from today is our two year anniversary. Amazing! Two years already... Even though it feels like it has gone quickly, I still feel like it was a million years ago that I didn't have Nathan around to take care of me :P He really does spoil me, too.


..Especially now that I can pull the "You're going to make your pregnant wife (insert undesired task here)?" Hee hee. Usually this involves taking the trash can out to the street on a rainy night, getting the oil changed in the car, etc. He definitely spoils me.

The pregnancy is going great. I'm starting to feel our little girl kick more and more each day. We have also decided on a name:

Evelyn.

I love it. We've known the name all along, and now that we've been calling her Evelyn it is really starting to make it real.

In other exciting news, I am nearly 22 weeks, and I've only gained 7 and 1/2 pounds. Very excited about this. I am hoping to keep my weight gain under 30 lbs. total, but we will see. I'm not doing anything unhealthy to keep it down, just eating and living and working out as normal.

Also, I've invested some $$ in some staple wardrobe maternity pieces, like a maternity denim skirt, black maternity leggings, a brown knit skirt (super comfy), extra long camisoles, and a few other things. They are proving to be totally worth the money. Having maternity clothes really makes a huge difference comfort-wise. I don't feel quite so much like a fat kid in undersized clothing! Heck, I even feel a little sexy in the denim skirt... first time in a little while!

Symptoms I am not sorry to see go:

I'm no longer completely controlled by cravings.
My aversion to salad seems to be easing a bit (my aversion to ground beef has not).
The constant stomach aches are easing a bit as well


Symptoms that I am not minding quite so much:

Looking a little more like a prego, and less like I started hanging out a Krispy Kreme.
Taking a nap after school, and still being able to sleep 8+ hours at night
Feeling the little one moving around in there (very comforting)
Having an excuse to go shopping, and actually having money to do so ;)


Other fun things that happened in the last month:

We bought our first real TV a few weeks ago. A flat screen! The one we were using before whistled really loudly when you turned it on, and sometimes would whistle for 15 minutes - sometimes 2 hours. Needless to say, we never watched TV before. It would be a month or more between uses. Now, we have a really nice TV and have started watching all of the seasons of LOST - one of my new favorites. We just started season 2, so don't ruin anything for me by telling me any secrets!

I've started clipping coupons the savvyshopperdeals.com way, and I am really getting into it! It is a really cool way to save money and stock up on food storage stuff. My sister-in-law Renae got me into it, and my mother-in-law Sharon and I are doing the clipping and organizing together. Yay!

Well, have a fantastic week! More updates to come!


4 comments:

Heather said...

hey! I love reading your blog and I am so happy everything is going great for you! p.s. How many LDC peeps are pregnant? I know about you, Lyndsi and Jessica. Anyone else? :)

Jenny Girl said...

Evelyn is such a cute name! I love it! You are so cute Katy. love ya!

Brooke said...

Loving the name! And it's good to hear that everything is going great! It definitely is a comfort to feel them kick, even when there is no more room and you get a foot constantly attacking your rib cage! And way to be only gaining 7 1/2LBs! I thought I'd keep my weight under 30 but if this baby stays in there any longer I think I may break my goal :( lol! Anyways, congrats!

lvs2dance said...

First of all congrats!!! So excited for your little girl! I love the name Evelyn, I always wanted to use that name and then I would call her Evie...love that!
Second of all the pic with you and the mouse....GROSS!!!! lol