Wednesday, July 11, 2012

25 weeks 3 days

In honor of the All Star game!
 (which Josh got to attend and hold the giant flag on the field during the national anthem!)

This week Penelope has been moving around a lot.  Once in a while she kicks really hard.  I'm afraid it will start to hurt soon.  I was pushing against my stomach and she kicked my fingers, that was pretty cool.  I also actually felt her foot or hand! It wasn't just a nomal kick, it was like a little baby foot. So cute! No stretch marks on my belly yet!  and my hip tattoo looks great.  I took my belly button ring out over a year ago and my scar looks weird. Not gross, just... bruised I guess.

We started to do more with the nursery.  Josh finished painting the crib and we started to put it together but are missing pieces.  So irritating. Sometimes it takes him a while to get motivated about certain things so I'm not sure when the crib will be up and ready.  But I did get some baskets to put under the changing table, a lamp and painted the handles for the dresser.  My friend Manda came over the other night to help me make pom poms to hang up in the corner or the nursery.  I don't think the nursery will be complete until October since that's after my showers.

Speaking of baby showers, some other wives on base offered to throw me a shower.  It's going to be exactly one month before my due date.  I'm looking forward to that.  It will be about 2 weeks after I get back from my Ohio baby shower.  I just feel like the last month I'm going to have to cram and buy all the things that I still need that I didn't get from baby showers. 

I started working out.  Well I did for the first time today at least.  I know, I know, 25 weeks pregnant is a little late to start, but it's better than not working out at all, right!  I decided to go with Denise Austin because growing up, my mom only had one workout tape and it was hips, thighs and buttocks.  I don't think any of us made it through the whole workout.  We made fun of it a lot too since it was from the 80s and everyone was in the spandex and legwarmers. haha. So I needed to give her another chance.  I enjoyed it.  She's very encouraging!  It did make me feel good to know which workouts are ok to do.  A few weeks ago we went to a Royal's game and my legs killed me for probably 3 days from walking up and down the stadium stairs so much.  I'm looking forward to being in shape again after baby. 

So I went to my HR office today to see what the deal is with maternity leave and whatnot. What I was confused about is having the baby Oct 22ish, the golf course closes Dec 1 (which is about 6 weeks later, when I would return to work), then I thought I could collect unemployment for a few months and start working (a few days a week) when they open up back in March.  I found out that they only hired me until Oct 31.  My boss will have the option of rehiring me next season, which is kind of annoying.  I'm sure he will hire me back since I worked there almost the whole season this year.  But won't be able to collect unemployment (as far as I know) during the off season. So, I'm not sure when to actually leave.  Maybe a few weeks before I deliver.  I can't imagine working up to my due date even though I know a lot of people do.

Out birthdays are coming up!  Mine is July 28 and Josh's is the 30th!  I feel like I'm getting old, but then again, I can't imagine being any younger. hmmmm.  But these are also the ages we planned on starting a family, so it works out.
looks like she is already running out of room.

How far along? 25 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 22 pounds
Maternity clothes? yes
Sleep: eh, never great
Best moment this week: progress on nursery
Miss Anything? flat belly
Movement: lots
Food cravings: cheeseburgers
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope, thank goodness the first trimester is over
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: It's a girl!
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? out, since like, week 10.
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: moody/emotional
Looking forward to: getting the crib up!


  1. That's awesome that Josh was at the All-Star game! Did he notice Luke Bryan mess up the National Anthem?? Let me know how the preggo work out video goes--I may be looking into one at some point (hopefully in the near future :) )

  2. I don't think either of us noticed Luke Bryan mess up. I really like the workout so far. It seems simple but I did feel the burn! lol.

  3. There are hundreds of Denise Austin clips on YouTube. Just do yourself a favor and don't read the guys' comments. I read that Denise Austin was upset over lewd comments made about past clips online. In a 2007 Washington DC newspaper story, Denise reportedly giggled when some asked if she knew she was the object of so much lust and said, “Now I’m worried!” She also said that she was totally unaware of it. Denise pushed the limit in skimpy exercise wear on her shows. Although I have to give her credit that she has never actually overtly played up her sexuality. Search "Denise Austin Gets Indecent Exposure" to read the article.

    Here is the link:

    Stretch Comedy: Exercise guru gets indecent exposure. - Washington City Paper

    This link has photo copies of the newspaper article:

    Denise Austin Gets Indecent Exposure