23 Week Bumpdate!

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How far along: 23 weeks!
Gender: Unknown, and the guesses are mixed.
Weight gain: 15+lbs.
Maternity clothes: When I have to … otherwise it’s sweatpants/leggings and sweatshirts for this lady! Also, why is the weather so nice?! GET COOLER ALREADY!
Stretch marks: No
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Wonderful. Literally my favourite part of the day. I am certain I am out as soon as my head hits the pillow. Trying to get as much sleep as I can.
Best moment this week: Celebrating our second wedding anniversary! So nice to have a sweet little date night with the hubs. We ate dinner at our favourite restaurant, saved room for delicious dessert and took a quick little stroll around our downtown. Last wedding anniversary we’ll be able to do that on a whim (which makes me a little sad actually)! AND … Little bubs must be working out in there! Lots of movement throughout the day, and especially when relaxing in the evening. Kicks and rolls and whatever else he/she is up to in there! And it is actually one of my favourite (but super weird) things to experience. I LOVE IT.
Miss anything: Sleeping on my BACK! Also, I had to sit down the other day to put on socks? Oh, and I miss remembering things … and making sense. Because that has just gone OUT the window now.
Movement: Yes! See above!
Cravings: With Halloween upon us, I may have bought the smallest bags of Halloween chocolate and candy … and now they are gone. Oops. Random cravings of the week included taco salad from Wendy’s and Rice Krispie squares (which I have yet to make), hot chocolate (Starbucks one is delishhh!) AND SUSHI.
Queasy or sick: Neither! But indigestion likes to pop up every so often …
Aversions: Same old!
Looking forward to: Checking some more things off our Fall Bucket List (which I will share soon because you know, it’s already fall!!), getting a start on our nursery!
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21 Week Bumpdate!

IMG_3393How far along: 21 weeks!
Gender: Unknown and it is safe to say it will be a surprise until this little bubs comes out!
Weight gain: … perhaps it would be best to not know?
Maternity clothes: Still mainly bottoms … my lounge wear is baggy enough that it still works. I have transitioned to hubs’ t-shirts for sleeping though!
Stretch marks: No
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: In bed by 10-11pm, up around 7am, unless it’s an early work day! Sleeping right through the night (aside from the 5am washroom breaks!)
Best moment this week: 200% feeling baby move around now!
Worst moment this week: CATCHING A COLD. Being sick is SO not fun. I have no idea what what medications are safe to take, so I just sweated it out. Hot water, lemon & honey, chicken noodle soup and Fisherman’s Friend have definitely been my friends this week. AND ALL THE WATER
Miss anything: Feeling NOT sick!
Movement: Yes! They are definitely not a fluttery feeling … more like little jabs every so often. Can’t wait to feel more!
Cravings: Nope.
Queasy or sick: Just some mild indigestion here and there.
Aversions: Same old. Although I am going to purposely avoid everything extremely salty, garlicky, and full of spice because those are just horrible things to consume for me.
Looking forward to: Midwife appointment later this week … and hopefully planning some fall activities!
Also, I am officially IN LOVE with these dresses from dwell+slumber! One size fits most, buttery soft fabric that is super comfortable, they can be styled in so many ways AND pregnancy and nursing friendly! If you are an expecting mama, I HIGHLY suggest you check them out (although shipping to Canada is a little ridiculous, but there definitely are ways around it!)!
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20 Week Bumpdate!

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How far along: All I can think of for this is the chorus to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” – wooooah! we’re [officially] halfway there!
Gender: Unknown and it is safe to say it will be a surprise until this little bubs comes out!
Weight gain: SOON. ugh.
Maternity clothes: Still bits and pieces here and there, especially BOTTOMS! Have to invest in a few more pieces before we go full out with all the maternity wear. Thank goodness for online shopping!
Stretch marks: No
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Generally fairly good. I sleep through the night! It’s when I have to take those 4:30am washroom trips and get back into bed and my brain is like, “HA! Nice try. You’re wide awake now.”
Best moment this week: 
1. I am about 99% certain that I have FINALLY started to feel “flutters” – I would probably describe them more as like the feeling of gas bubbles! So amazing! I think I have felt a little kick the odd time too! It’s definitely different than anything I’ve ever felt. Can’t wait to feel them more!
2. Our 20 week ultrasound scan was just unbelievable. We got to see our little babe who would hardly stay still! Our US techs were wonderful and explained everything to us!
Miss anything: With all the wonderful moments this week, I couldn’t really miss anything!
Movement: YES! See above!
Cravings: Nothing wild.
Queasy or sick: I think the hot and then cool temps have decided to have some fun with me – might be coming down with a cold. We’ll see what happens.
Aversions: Nothing new – plain chicken, eggs, pickles … oh and mushrooms!
Looking forward to: Thanksgiving weekend! Eating all the mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy … and hopefully some turkey! Can’t forget all the delicious desserts!
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19 Week Bumpdate!

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How far along: 19 weeks!
Gender: Unknown
Weight gain: Also unknown – although I’m expecting to find out at my next appointment in October. Yikes.
Maternity clothes: I brought out a few shirts and tanks this week. Only because they are the only things that are currently comfortable, aside from leggings and sweatpants! And with this current weather, I’m running out of clothing!
Stretch marks: No
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Okay … there have been a few early mornings when I’m just -BAM- awake and can’t get back to sleep! Which is really great, when you have to teach all day.
Best moment this week: We picked out our crib, and now it is sitting in its box waiting for the nursery set up to begin! Now to try and find time to do that … still have loads of time right!?
Worst moment this week: Uh, well I ate delicious Vietnamese noodles with spring rolls and fresh vegetables and bean sprouts this week. It wasn’t until after that I discovered you are NOT supposed to be eating raw bean sprouts. So I had a mild (okay no so mild!)
Miss anything: Always missing sandwiches/deli meat/Subway. I almost caved and convinced myself that I could go get one that was toasted, but after the bean sprout fiasco … I think I’ll avoid foods I’m not supposed to eat for a while.
Movement: No 😦
Cravings: Still nothing out of the ordinary for me – apples and oranges. All the time.
Queasy or sick: None at all!
Aversions: … still plain chicken. I have been forcing myself to eat meat. I ate a STEAK this week. Pretty dark quickly but I still ate it!
Looking forward to: Our ultrasound coming up this week! Finishing up this registry! Oh, and also looking forward to hitting up The Baby Show (which, by the time this will be posted, I will have gone to already!)
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18 Week Bumpdate!

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How far along: 18 weeks
Gender: Unknown
Weight gain: Also unknown – although I’m expecting to find out at my next appointment in October. Yikes.
Maternity clothes: Not really … leggings, baggy tees and sweaters (when it’s cool enough!) are currently making up what I’m wearing these days.
Stretch marks: No
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: FABULOUS. Work hasn’t quite picked up yet so I am in the wonderful first few weeks of September where I can just sleep in — and TRUST ME that is EXACTLY what I’ve been doing. I’ve heard it sleep becomes harder to come by as you get further along.
Best moment this week: Well, I’ve had my eye on a beautiful knitted blanket I have intended to start for a few weeks now … so I am attempting to learn how to knit! For those of you who know me, I have been an avid crocheter for the last few years. Knitting is a whole other ball (or skein … get it, anyone?).
… I also started incorporating YOGA into my workout routines. Let’s just say it was wayyy more difficult than I thought it would be.
Miss anything: The usual suspects (sushi, deli meat and caffeine). I had this random day when I REALLY wanted a glass of wine, but thats it!
Movement: NONE!
Cravings: Mostly carb-ish items. I did get the nachos I was craving last week this week though! For those of you who know me, food cravings are things that happen to me on a daily basis even when not pregnant so, I don’t think I’ve had cravings that are out of the ordinary. Still rocking quick and easy snacks though!
Queasy or sick: None at all!
Aversions: STILL chicken in plain naked form, and apparently whole olives.
Looking forward to: This HEAT to end. Seriously. I basically have NO clothes that fit comfortably and are suitable for this weather. So if the cooler weather could just get here … like SOON, that would be great!
Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments on my blog and through Instagram about my blog! This is a whole new territory for me and definitely an opportunity to learn so I truly appreciate the love!!
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17 Week Bumpdate!

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(This post is perhaps a week late … but better late than never!)
How far along: 17 weeks
Gender: Unknown
Weight gain: Also unknown.
Maternity clothes: I have invested in a few items of clothes, but not wearing much yet!
Stretch marks: No
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Seems to be good so far … aside from a few rough nights! Also this pillow has been a godsend! The only complaint I have is waking up too early because I’m hungry (but really, how can you complain about that?).
Best moment this week: FINALLY hearing baby’s heartbeat. One of the most amazing sounds I have heard in my entire life. Oh, and making it “facebook official” of course!
Worst moment this week: Pregnancy hormones are in full effect! I basically cry at everything. Like not fitting into any of my clothes. Yes. I cried.
Miss anything: SUSHI. DELI MEAT. AMERICANOS. I miss fitting into all of my clothes, I am in the “looks like I’ve eaten too much pizza” stage where most of my tops are just a little too snug but can’t make maternity tops work yet.
Movement: No … wait a second! *stomach gurgles* … nope. I patiently wait …
Cravings: Giant soft pretzels, nachos and cheese, and pancakes, but those seem to be the random ones of the week. Moreso all I want is oranges, apples, pears, strawberries and Greek yogurt. I could eat that every day!
Queasy or sick: None at all!
Aversions: Chicken (unless it is in some sort of dippable form OR loaded up with sauce), EGGS, PICKLES (RIGHT!? I had a horrible experience on Canada Day and ever since that .. nope). Also brushing my teeth has become a struggle.
Looking forward to: FALL! The cooler weather, giant sweaters, warm drinks and just being cozy and comfortable!
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