Archive for 2009


Posted 02 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category RAD


This Week’s Visualization


Imagine that’s your child. Now imagine that balloon is your sanity. There it goes!

Apparently prenatal = bikram.

Posted 02 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Okay, maybe not really, but it honestly felt like it.

In all seriousness though, I REALLY enjoyed my yoga class last night. It was pretty crowded (thanks to the holiday weekend) and thus got to be about eleventy billion degrees in the room, but it felt awesome. Probably mostly due to the fact that I haven’t “exercised” for a long, long time. I was pretty flexible (thanks pregnancy!) but my balance sucked and my muscles weren’t ready. And I think all the movement pretty much lulled the ninja to sleep.

I commented to the hubs that after I was done with class, I almost felt as if I’d just gotten a massage. I was so relaxed, and my muscles felt really good!

Needless to say, I bought a 5-class pass and have signed up for the next 4 weeks – every Wednesday night. Time to buy maternity yoga clothes, and maybe my own mat.

Lesson learned, and downward dog.

Posted 01 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Today I decided to wear my beloved William Rast jeans (you will be mine, Justin Timberlake, oh yes, you will be mine) with a bella band, instead of the full panel jeans I’ve been wearing for a couple months now.

Biggest. Mistake. EVAH.

I am so uncomfortable and I look lumpy from having to have them unbuttoned. Not to mention, I can already tell that they fit differently. Those stretch marks on my thighs aren’t just a pretty decoration – my thighs have indeed grown. Huhhhhh…

Anyway, on a lighter note – I signed up for a prenatal yoga class tonight. Hooray for exercise! I’m so excited. It’s an hour and a half long, and I’ll finally get to stretch out and be amongst other pregnant ladies. Here’s hoping I can keep up and don’t manage to hurt myself. I’ll give a full report tomorrow.

And in other news – the belly pic from yesterday is up. Take a gander. I have gotten bigger in the last week. Ooooooo.

21 weeks.

Posted 30 Jun 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, paparazzi

How far along? 21 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: About +10 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yep. Bought a couple Liz Lange maternity tees at Target yesterday. And I got a pair of gauchos too. SO COMFY. I could wear them all the time.

Stretch marks? Just of the thigh variety.

Sleep: Still sleeping through the night but waking up tired.

Best moment this week: Seeing the ninja kick me on the outside!

Movement: Indeed.

Food cravings: Still kind of Mexican-y.

Gender: All my friends have me thinking girl (but I’m still kind of leaning boy).

Labor Signs: Still working the BH.

Belly Button in or out? Flattening by the day.

What I miss: Relaxing in the backyard with a Leinie’s Summer Shandy. Le sigh.

What I am looking forward to: This weekend! Yay for 4th of July fun!

Weekly Wisdom: Even if you don’t feel hungry, EAT. Getting a massive dizzy spell at the mall SUCKS.

Milestones: Those outside kicks.

The Fruit: 21 weeks

Posted 30 Jun 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for hydration and nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies are most interested in tastes they’ve already experienced through amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you want your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.

(So, I should really try to cut back on the Cocoa Krispies and Sweettarts this week? Fine.)