Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mood Swings

Mood swings are the absolute worse thing about being pregnant.  At least they are to me at this current moment.  I'm not really sure what triggered the mood swings, but I have them and I want to scream.  We went shopping at Target and got groceries after that.  I was feeling moody at the grocery store and all day after that.  It's just awful.

On Thursday, I left work for a couple of hours to see my doctor because I was having some cramp-like pains on my right side.  I found out it was just a round ligament and it's totally normal to have.  I don't remember having something like that when I was pregnant with Carleigh.  It also caused some really awful backaches too.  This pregnancy is definitely harder than my first.  The doctor also told me I wasn't gaining enough weight.  I'm 18 weeks and only up five pounds so far.  Honestly, who cares?  Every woman is different in her pregnancy.  I can't force myself to eat more during the day to gain weight.  If I overeat, it will make me nauseous and uncomfortable.  The holidays are coming up and I'm sure I'll gain enough weight during then.  With Carleigh's pregnancy, I gained too much weight.  So I think my body is just taking it easy this time around.  My 20 week scan is scheduled for November 6.  Then my 3D ultrasound is November 9.  It should be fun since Carleigh gets to go to the 3D appointment.

In other news, we paid off my Jaguar last week.  I am so excited to no longer have a car payment.  Heath's car isn't too far behind.  We are getting closer and closer to becoming a one income family.  If anything, I'll just have to work part-time to help pad things until we can fully reach that goal.  We are trying to avoid having me go back to work full-time after the baby is born because paying for daycare for two is very expensive.  Carleigh starts kindergarten next fall, but I'd still rather be home to drop her off and pick her up every day.  Otherwise we would have to pay the daycare for morning and after school care.  It's just an expense we don't need and would like to try to avoid at all costs.  It's doable.

Carleigh is excited for Halloween.  She's going to be Minnie Mouse this year.  We are taking her to the pumpkin patch tomorrow.  We are painting instead of carving this year.  It will be less of a mess for me to clean up.  That's always a win.

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Beautiful Fall Weekend

This weekend has been so gorgeous.  It's been in the low to mid-70's.  Yesterday, we took Carleigh to Bonnie Springs Ranch.  We haven't been out there in two years.  Carleigh rode the train a few times, checked out the petting zoo, and walked around the Old West town.  We had dinner out there and then came home.  It was a fun day.  Carleigh fell asleep in the car on our way home and continued to sleep for about another hour after we got home.  Thankfully she still went to bed at her usual time instead of being wide awake and hyper all night.

We spent today being mostly lazy.  We had lunch at Subway, shopped at Target, and got groceries at Albertsons.  We had to get Carleigh her Halloween costume.  She picked out a really cute Minnie Mouse costume.  She's looking forward to Trick-or-Treating.  What kid isn't?

My next appointment is on Tuesday.  I'll be 17 weeks pregnant.  I hope my doctor will do the gender ultrasound this week.  We have a couple of boy names picked out, but no girl names as of yet.  If my doctor doesn't do the gender ultrasound this week, I have a 3D ultrasound appointment for November 9th scheduled.  I found a good deal on Groupon and purchased it.  That appointment will be during my 20th week of pregnancy.  So we shall see what happens.  I really do hope we can find out on Tuesday.

Next Saturday, I am doing a volunteer event at the park near our house.  It's for a Family, Friends & Fur event.  We get a lot of e-mails through work pointing out volunteer events in the city.  I finally found one that was near my house.  I'll be there from 8am-12pm.  It's a fun event for dog owners and people who want to adopt dogs too.  I've never done a volunteer event outside of work, so this should be fun.  I'll still be representing our company, but it won't be the whole team with me.  It will be a nice change.  I'm looking forward to seeing all of the dogs and the games they have planned.