Merry-Go-Rounds and Little Bit Bit: Week 18

20 Mar

Look at me, combining two posts in one!

This weekend we enjoyed some family time complete with clothes shopping and a ride on the merry-go-round. One of our local malls has a carousel and Lakyn’s eyes lit up when she saw it. She kept calling it a merry-go-round, thanks to a Dora the Explorer book that we’ve only read about seven thousand times, and it’s adorable hearing her little voice say it. She decided she wanted to ride on the second floor of the carousel (its a fancy-shmancy one) so we climbed the stairs to the top and she picked out a zebra to ride on. She then told her Daddy he needed to ride on the panda bear. I wish I had a picture of that. It would have won awards. Momma lucked out and got to stand beside L. I was concerned because the last time I took her on a carousel (in Topeka), she hated it. Screamed the entire time. This time she loved it, though. Her smile never left her face and my heart exploded watching her enjoy herself so much. It must have made a lasting impression on her, too, because she hasn’t been able to stop talking about it since. She just keeps telling us at random times that she “rode the merry-go-round yesterday”. So what if she actually rode it three days ago? It’s darn cute hearing her say it! I have an extra carousel token, so I have plans to take her back again soon, but I have to admit I’m being selfish about. I’m only taking her back to the merry-go-round so I can see her face light up again.

A few things:

In the beginning of this pregnancy, I dreaded grocery shopping. I had to keep my eyes down and try not to smell anything or I’d be running for the nearest trash can. Now though, I have to resist the urge to put everything I see in the cart while simultaneously wiping the drool from my mouth. Crazy pregnancy hormones.

What is it about pregnancy that makes your face break out? I mean really? I feel like I get up every morning and have to introduce myself and my facial cleanser to about 7 more irritating pimples. Rude.

I’m already struggling to sleep through the night. Aside from waking up to pee umpteen times, I cannot get comfortable and stay comfortable. I’m not even 5 months along yet. This could be one very long pregnancy.

I never got the ‘nesting syndrome’ with Lakyn. I kept waiting for it to hit so I could finally use it as motivation to finish things up for her arrival, but it never did. Maybe it was because I was working and was exhausted when I came home. Dunno, but I DO know that I’ve been feeling some very strong urges to get everything in our house organized lately. Our storage room is about at capacity, meaning I know there’s more room but we’re not being efficient with the space, and that we have to crawl over and tip-toe around everything in that room to get what we want. Just thinking about it drives me nuts. <– That’s an understatement. The Hubs is gonna love me so very much when I tell him I have grand plans to clean it all out and organize the heck out of it during a weekend in our near future. Also, I’m starting to get the itch to put Bit Bit’s room together. We just need our sono to hurry up and get here (2 weeks)!


How far along? 18 Weeks, 1 Day
Total weight gain/loss: +1 lb – 2 lbs total! Progress!
Maternity clothes? A few things here and there, but I’m still wearing my regular clothes too.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: No! The past two weeks have been terrible. I can’t seem to get comfortable.
Best moment this week: I don’t know if I can classify it as the ‘best’ thing due to the circumstances it was under, but I finally had a gender dream. I never had one with Lakyn and have been so jealous of all the mommy-to-be’s out there that do, but I finally did this week. I dreamt I delivered a healthy baby boy, but I’ll leave all other details about the dream out. Just way to weird and uncomfortable to talk about. Also, realizing that we’re almost halfway!
Miss Anything? Stating the obvious- wine. Being able to sleep on my back (which is probably adding to the above sleep problem). And Dr. Pepper. Oh, how I miss my Dr. Pepper.
Movement: lots of it!
Food cravings: Anything and everything at the most random times. I saw a girl munching on those chocolate and powder hostess donettes while walking through Target. I instantly had to have them. I HATE those things. Walking though the grocery store has become a battle, but I’ve gotten pretty good at not giving in to my cravings. This week I caved, though-I just had to have a bag of Sun Chips. Had to.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I still have an aversion to yellow cheeses, but I’ve been feeling much better lately as long as I stick with my meds.
Have you started to show yet: Yeppers
Gender: I still have no idea!!! 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, although that can change in an instant. Literally.
Looking forward to: Finding out what Bit Bit is in just a couple of weeks! :)


What do you think? Boy or girl?

3 Responses to “Merry-Go-Rounds and Little Bit Bit: Week 18”

  1. Andrea Winkleman March 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    my gender dreams were right on with both kids. excited to hear what you guys are having!! and you are too cute pregnant!

  2. jodi March 21, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    hahaha! Ok so I had to laugh at the pimples comment “rude!”. Oh friend, I feel you! I had and STILL have freaking pimples. WTH right?!
    and umm…little lady’s face on that carousel…melt my heart why don’t you!

  3. Terri March 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    Can’t wait to hear what you’re having! And Lakyn…soooo adorable!

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