Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hi babes! So I'm back from vacation (obviously). We took a road trip down to South Carolina and Florida for a week. It was awesome but it was a trip with a mission - my dad picked up his brand new pontoon boat in Florida and brought it back with us! It'll be a vacation every weekend now ;) We ended up spending a few days in South Carolina where we rented a condo. It was beautiful and Anthony and I are seriously thinking about moving there in the future. My parents are already on board to go ;) We checked out Ripley's Aquarium and Wonder Works while we were there. The aquarium was insane for two reasons: 1.) They had freakin' mermaids! 2. ) They had these little fish I saw on the Kardashians that eat the dead skin off your hands. So you just stick your hand in the water and they swarm your hand. They don't have teeth so it's the strangest feeling ever.

Florida was fabulous as well. I've been there before when I was little. We stopped in Daytona and went to Daytona Beach and then ended in a hotel on Vero Beach where we laid out all day. Ugh. It was amazing. The water was so warm and perfect! 

I did notice, however, that I BLEW UP in Florida. I retained SO much water! Also, my back hurt like crazy when I tried to sleep but that could've also been because I didn't bring my Snoogle (AKA my BFF). I still had an amazing time but for the first time, I felt pregnant!

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday which I was kind of nervous for. A few weeks ago, my doctor had paperwork filled to get a base test for preeclampsia. Basically, just a blood and urine test so they have a base to go off of and compare and to check for protein in my urine. My blood pressure has been insane the past few times. Well, yesterday my blood pressure was normal! Woohoo! I still had the blood test done and got to take home a jug to pee in for 24 hours, just in case, but for me, that was such a relief to see my pressure down. I also scheduled my glucose test in two weeks. Not super excited for that one but it's something that needs to be done. Along with that visit, she gave me forms for the whopping cough vaccine (thoughts?), schedules for classes and told me everything was a-okay! :)

How far along? 26 weeks (and 4 days!) This is my last week in the second trimester!
Total weight gain: 19 LBS. I gained four from vacation.
Maternity clothes? I lived in my H&M maternity jeans and shirts on vacation. I also just got in my Old Navy maternity clothes I ordered last week.
Stretch marks? Small ones but they're definitely there. 
Sleep: It depends on the night. Now that I've been reunited with my Snoogle, it's been amazing! 
Miss Anything? My ribs not hurting.
Movement: Lots! You can actually see him move from the outside now. I love it! It's been more consistent and they're a bit hard. 
Food cravings: Nothing really! I finally had that McDonalds Ranch Chicken sandwich while on the road! Actually, I could totally go for some cookies right now.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nadda.
Gender: It's a boy! 
Labor Signs: None!
Symptoms: Pain under my ribs if I sit too long, stretch marks. I consider myself lucky!
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Feeling super relaxed!
Looking forward to: My sister-in-law's baby shower this Saturday and my own next month! Can't wait :)