Sunday, September 25, 2011

26 Weeks...are we there yet?

Here I am at 26 weeks! I have really enjoyed this pregnancy but I am definitely ready to have my body back. I realize that I have a long way to go before that happens but I'm already excited to wear normal clothes again and not feel so huge.

Our baby girl is growing everyday. This week she is 14 inches long! Crazy! I have been having braxton hicks for a long time now. I wasn't sure what they were until I told my doctor about what was going on. It doesn't hurt but definitely stops me in my tracks sometimes.

My first week at work went pretty good. It's hard starting a new job because you feel like you have no clue what you are doing. Hopefully I'll catch on quick! Part of my job is doing sales meetings and food shows. When I got home from work Friday this was on my front porch. Holy samples! I didn't even know UPS would deliver a shipment this big to a house. Now our dining room is now full of boxes and my wonderful husband and I will be building 150 sample kits :)

We have a busy week ahead again. We started looked at day cares last week and are going to look at more this week. A lot of them have waiting lists and we keep being told that we need to make a decision. There is a lot involved when you have a baby!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Current Obsessions

Lately I have been obsessed with number of things:

1) Essie Nail polish: Have you guys seen this? I love this brand! you can buy it at Target and it goes on great! I am obsessed with the color choices.

2) My body pillow: OMG this thing has saved my hips. I bought one a few weeks ago and I don't think I will ever give it up. Luckily it is skinny so it doesn't take up much room in our queen size bed. One day we will upgrade to a king.

3) Water with lemons and oranges: I have been slicing up lemons and oranges and putting them in a pitcher of water in the fridge every morning. The flavored water is so refreshing and I think it's making me drink more water.

Anyway, that's it!

Monday, September 19, 2011

25 Weeks...something is in the water!

Nothing new to report this week really except it feels like I'm getting bigger and bigger everyday! The weather has been great and I'm looking forward to cooler temps and being outside more. Baby girl is kicking like crazy still and now we can see her thumps on the outside of my stomach. When Dan talks to her she now kicks back. So far she loves when her Daddy talks to her, she loves yoga and church. Those are the times when she kicks the most. I'm still waiting for Bella to be sitting on me and she feels the baby kick her.
We have so many friends that are pregnant right now! Something is definitely in the water! It is so much fun going through this time with people who are experiencing the same thing. I felt for a while that we were the only ones without kiddos but apparently not because we are all pregnant right now!

Thank you everyone for the sweet comments last week! I started my job today and so far so good. I'm glad I have experience in this industry so I'm not totally lost. We have a busy week ahead but all good things. Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A God Thing...

There have been some things going on in the Tumis household over the past few months that I have not written about yet. First of all, I resigned from my job the end of April. This was a HUGE decision that Dan and I had been talking about for a long time. I started my job immediately after I graduated from college and had gone a million miles a minute for five years never slowing down. I worked for a great company but I had outgrown my position and wanted desperately to find something else. When I resigned I was scared because I didn't know what I was going to do with my time off and I didn't know how long it would take me to find a job.

Dan and I struggled to get pregnant for a while. We were told we had a small chance of getting pregnant on our own which was very defeating. When you decide that you want to have a baby you expect it to happen right away and it doesn't always happen. So trying to get pregnant plus my job was extremely stressful. The morning I resigned Dan left me a note in my car saying that he knew that something amazing was going to come from this and that I was making the right decision. The day after I resigned I was at home so upset wondering if I had done the right thing and I thought to myself, "what if I'm pregnant"....I took a test and it came back positive. I had always wondered what it would feel like to see a positive test. I laughed and cried and thanked God for this miracle. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, and this proved it even further.

I have always been very career focused. I loved having my career and having something to do everyday as simple as that sounds. Immediately I started interviewing for jobs with some great companies. By this time I was about 10-12 weeks pregnant. I decided to be honest about being pregnant in my interviews. During one of my interviews after I told them I was pregnant the owner actually said, "wow you and your husband have had way too much time on your hands." I wanted to cry and tell them that this baby was the best thing that has ever happened to us and that we wanted it so, so badly. I am not sorry for being pregnant and I realize that the timing is not ideal, but I will work my tail off to be a great employee.

After worrying, talking it to death, and interviewing a ton, this Monday I start a job with a great company and I am beside myself excited. This is the job I have been waiting for. It is the next step in my career and I can't wait to get started. Am I nervous about starting a job 6 months pregnant? YES! Luckily, I have spent the past 4 1/2 months working on the nursery and just relaxing. I'll miss being able to take naps if I want to, but I can't wait to be challenged again. I have loved my time off and I have spent a lot of time with friends but I'm ready. I admire all the stay at home mom's out there and I believe that it is the most difficult job in the world. I know it will be hard to go back to work after the baby is born but in the long run I think I will be a better mom because I have a career. That is just me, not saying anything about anyone else. I admire every mom that stays at home with their kids.

The next few months will be crazy busy but luckily I have an amazing hubby that helps me a ton. He might have to take over all the cooking for a while so I can rest at night. I know this has been extremely long, but I want to remember all the wonderful things that have happened lately. Sometimes you have to just believe that everything happens for a reason.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

24 Weeks...almost in the home stretch!

We are 6 months down and our little girl is the size of a papaya! I can feel her getting bigger by where she kicks. At first her kicks were really low and now they are more towards the middle of my stomach. Feeling her kick is a normal thing now. She kicks ALL day long and Dan and I can see her little kicks through my skin.

I've been going to an hour long yoga class at my gym and it is definitely getting harder. It would be so easy to just give up working out for the next few months because I am not seeing any results, but I'm determined to keep working out until the end. It makes me feel so much better and I know it's good for me.

We have one more doctor's appointment in a few weeks where I have to do the glucose test, and then we start going every two weeks. Crazy! My doctor is going to monitor the size of the baby really close at the end so she doesn't get too big. Watch her be 7 lbs or something when she's born and I have done all this worrying for nothing.

Dan planned a date day for us this past weekend and didn't tell me what we were doing until that morning. We started the day playing putt putt. Any time Dan and I are trying to figure out what to do he suggests putt putt. In the 8 years we have been together we have never played. Guess who got 3 holes in one?! This girl did! It was a really fun morning.

We had a picnic at a park and enjoyed the beautiful weather after putt putt. I am SO ready for the cool weather to be permanent. Dan took me to get a pedicure and enjoyed getting one himself. He says that he went with me because I am pregnant but I think he enjoyed it :)

The last part of our date was going to the movies in Allen called iPic. It was by far the neatest movie theater we have ever been to. You pay a little more but the price includes free popcorn and a drink. The seats were so amazing and you even had your own blanket and pillow. We ordered dinner that was really good also. I expected the food to be ok, but it was great! The most difficult part was eating in the dark.
Overall, my hubby planned such a fun day for us to spend together. I guess it's my turn to plan our next date day. We are so excited to expand our family and it makes me cherish the moments Dan and I have together by ourselves. We only have a few more months of just the two of us!

Monday, September 5, 2011

23 Weeks...I have officially turned into my mom

Turning into my mom is definitely not a bad thing! She is one of the strongest most beautiful women I know! I've mentioned before that she sews and quilts and is making our baby bedding. She also made a lot of our clothes growing up...Oh the styles in the 80's...She really is a great seamstress I promise! Apparently these jumpers were in style back in the day. My favorite is the matching scrunchie headband. Anyway, I've had some extra time on my hands lately and why not add another hobby to my list? I finally, have started to sew. I consider myself pretty crafty and have wanted to start sewing for a while. I pulled out a sewing machine that my MIL (mother in law) gave to me and my mom helped me figure out how to use it. So far I am loving it and can see how it can be addicting. So far I've made some cute burp cloths for our little girl. The state of our kitchen table is a disaster at the moment! Luckily my hubby is understanding of my hobbies.

We are at 23 weeks this week! Only 17 more weeks left but who's counting :) Our little papaya is kicking up a storm still. Maybe she'll be on drill team and do the kick line like I did or be a basketball player like Dan was. Whatever makes her happy! All I know is that she is VERY active most of the day. We have another doctor's appointment tomorrow afternoon and I look forward to hearing her heartbeat again. It's nice that I feel her move all the time now so I know she's ok but it's always great to hear the heartbeat.
We registered at Target this week. Target was SO much easier to get around. I got lots of advice last week so thank you! We need all the help we can get! I had to post a pic of my cute husband manning the scanner gun.
I hope everyone has enjoyed their long weekend! I know we have!