Beef Ball

Sorry for the lack of updates.  I have been busy lately.

I added links on the bottom of the page to Pregnancy sites, Clothing, Vegas and Blogs that I like. Check it out!

There’s a Birth Club forum on the Baby Center app that I signed up to.  The website was having a contest in the September Birth Club where they asked a few questions.  You could answer as many times as you wanted and include pictures if possible.  I included pictures in all my answers.  I won a Baby Center Yoga Ball.  Nice!

Ivan and I met up with our doula Shannondoah.  We talked more about the birth and signed paperwork.  We signed up for the package that includes the birth and 11 sessions of massages or hypnobirthing. She’s so very sweet.  I’m glad that she will be my doula for the birth.  She asked if I had an exercise ball and I said that I just won one.  She said it will come in handy.  It will be good to have for exercise.  We set up my first massage for 3 weeks away.

I’ve been feeling a lot better with no more nausea.  I’ve really been lucky not puking which most mums do.  Sometimes, my boobs and lower back are sore.  The massages will help with my back soreness.

On January 3, I was crying because I didn’t like my lunch.  It didn’t have much flavor.  I was talking about how I eat meat sometimes and it made me think that I want to eat some meat.

Jimmy John's Roast Beef sandwich

So, I went to Jimmy John’s and had a tasty roast beef sandwich.

There’s a new thing called the “Instagram Diet”.  You look at pictures of food and it supposedly makes you want to eat less.  I don’t believe that bs.  But, pregnancy has the opposite effect on me.  I see foods of things I like in pictures and I want it as soon as possible.  I’m trying not to look at foodporn pictures anymore.

I had breakfast with Ivan, my sister-in-law Kara and my nephews and niece at Mr Mama’s.  It’s a family run business with good food.  We talked about baby names.  My nephew Lukey liked the name Gwendolyn while my niece Maria liked the name Louisa.

I have been waking up in the middle of the night more to pee.  I woke up at 3 am on January 6 to a lady announcing that “The birth starts now.”  I thought I better get up.  Of course, I realized it was my brain playing tricks on me.  My mistake was taking the phone into the bathroom while I went to pee.  This woke me up even more and then I couldn’t go back to sleep until probably 2 hours later.

I have been advertising the blog on the Post-its Project on the Bucket List Meetup.  Pregnancy brain got me again and I wrote down my website wrong.


Oops!  I have now remembered my website URL, so that it doesn’t happen again.

I’m more emotional now.  I cry more.  I get really cold which was normal before I was pregnant.  But, now I get a little uncomfortable when it’s warm. My friend’s friend mentioned that It’s going to be hot when I’m pregnant in the summer.  Not looking forward to that.  I might have to stay indoors when it’s really hot out during the day.

I found out from my midwife Kat that I need more Vitamin D in my diet since my labwork came back.

Everything has been going well.  I’m now 10 weeks and 2 days.

Jen at 10 weeks and 2 days

My belly has been getting big.  I got my Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter recently.  It helps with keeping my big belly and boobs smooth and moisturized and is supposed to help prevent stretch marks.  I’ll let ya know what I think of it on my next blog post.