Archive for June, 2009

Good god: A lunch hour tale.

Posted 24 Jun 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, other people are morons, retail therapy

I ventured to Macy’s over my lunch hour to attempt to find some new flip-flops. That was a pretty decent fail. However, I was annoyed numerous times before I even walked through the doors of Macy’s – warning me that I should not be allowed in public today.

Annoyance #1: Do not plow your way into the elevator until you know the people on it have gotten off. There honestly is nothing more annoying. Wait THREE MEASLY SECONDS. It’s not that hard. That way, you don’t run into the pregnant lady trying to find comfortable shoes.

Annoyance #2: You’re on your way to lunch, not doing a triathlon. Therefore, running me over with your tacky handbag and paperback is not necessary just because you need to get to Au Bon Pain to buy a $10 salad and sit on your polyester covered ass for an hour.

Annoyance #3: Makeup counter ladies. When needed, you are nothing short of helpful. When I’m walking by you with my hot mac & cheese, sweating and being a “I don’t care about my appearance today” pregnant lady, now’s not the time. Seriously.

First lady at the NARS counter: OMG! I love your glasses! Too cute!
Sweaty, hungry me: Thanks! I actually bought them here.
Second NARS lady: You could really use some “Babe” on your lips.
First NARS lady: OMG – yes – let’s do a makeup trial!!!!!!
Me: (trying to remember what I look like today, and remembering I indeed look like shit and “Babe” will do nothing to save me)
Me: No thanks, gotta eat while it’s still warm! (nervous, crabby laugh)

So, now I’m back at my desk, after having inhaled that mac & cheese in about 5 minutes. And I’m still starving.

On the other annoying note for the day (that I’ll probably get hate mail for) – I’ve officially gained 10 pounds in this pregnancy. This is good, and all on schedule…but it’s weird. I’ve just never weighed this much in my entire life. I’m glad I’m finally gaining weight like I should. I just need to scale back the “eat whatever the eff I want” plan and get more fruits & veggies in there so I don’t put on another 10 in the next two weeks. :)

20 weeks!

Posted 23 Jun 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, paparazzi

How far along? 20 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: About +6 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Bought more this past weekend at the outlet mall. Yay for cute dresses!

Stretch marks? Thigh ones…getting worse, not better.

Sleep: Sleeping through the night, but waking up tired.

Best moment this week: My first shower!

Movement: I haz it.

Food cravings: Mexican craving was tackled last night thanks to Don Pablo’s.

Gender: All my friends have me thinking girl.

Labor Signs: No REAL labor signs, but more BH contrax.

Belly Button in or out? Flattening by the day.

What I miss: Not dreading getting into a swimming suit.

What I am looking forward to: Right now? Just enjoying the summer!

Weekly Wisdom: 90 degree heat + pregnant lady = hot mess, literally.

Milestones: I’m halfway there!!

The Fruit: 20 weeks!

Posted 23 Jun 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Baby’s digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, speaking of the diaper situation… baby’s genitals are now fully formed!

Looonnggg weekend update!

Posted 22 Jun 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

You’ll notice the huge lack of updates last week, that’s because I flew home to the land of cows on Thursday morning, and just got back last night!

I was thrown a wonderful shower by my BFF Martini, and all my girlfriends from back home came! It was SO nice to see everyone, and all my girls were incredibly generous. This lil’ ninja will be set when it arrives! I’ll load up some pictures of the loot (and the adorable diaper cake Martini MADE HERSELF. That’s right, SHE made it. Awesome.).

And I know I still owe the internets a 19 week belly pic and some ultrasound pics too. Well, bad news, I’m lame and never took a 19 week pic. But I will scan the u/s pics and hope to have them all up along with a 20 week belly pic a little later on.

All is well on the uterus front…

Posted 16 Jun 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

So, I had my ultrasound and 19 week appointment this morning. All is well. The little ninja is right on track, nothing out of the ordinary on the ultrasound, just a beautiful profile and some long legs. :) The babe wasn’t moving nearly as much as the last time we saw it, but it seems like it’s twice the size it was the last time, so it makes sense – less room to move around!

(You’ll have to wait for the ultrasound pics – I want to show them off to my parents on Thursday before I show them off on the internets. :) Sorry!)

And…I stayed strong and we didn’t find out the sex. Not that we could have if we wanted to – the babe had it’s legs crossed the whole time!

So, to celebrate seeing the ninja again, I took myself to Macy’s to peruse the maternity section and to buy myself some new bras (since mine are slightly ill fitting now-a-days). I bought a nice shirt for my shower on Friday, and then headed to the “intimates” section. Forty minutes later, I had three new bras in hand, and new knowledge about my new body. I went up TWO SIZES. (insert look of shock here.) But my god, are my new bras comfy. All I want to do is go home and put one on. Sooo sad. :)

New belly pic will go up later today. Keep your eyes peeled below!