Tuesday, October 30, 2007

OB...OB...OB....

Starting this week, I go to the OBs every two weeks...

I must be cheap b/c all I keep thinking of is all the gas I'm gonna be burning traveling 30 miles to the docs!

That's what I get for selecting a practice where the rich women go knowing good and well I live all the way in the up and coming county next door!!! HA!

It's all good!
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Monday, October 29, 2007

For the Sake of Water!

i think I drink at least a half a gallon of water a day!

i think that is the BEST CRAVING i've had so far for this pregnancy cause it's doing a heck of a job keeping my swelling down to a minimum!

wooo hooo!!! Baby Girl!!!
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Saturday, October 27, 2007

My 28 week Belly



we're 7 months tomorrow! okay, i know from this pic that i have mastered the art of taking the "skinny photo" because Lord knows I am SOOOOOOOOOOO much wider, broader and fatter than it appears in this photo! and I didn't even have to photoshop or play with the width or anything. it's all a big fat lie!!! tee heee.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Garcelle has her twins



People is reporting Jax Joseph Nilon was born at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and weighed 4 lbs. 7 oz., and Jaid Thomas Nilon was born at 8:31 p.m. and weighed 4 lbs. 9 oz. Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon and her husband Michael, who is an agent at Creative Artists Agency, are super happy and are doing A-OK.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

thinking of new maternity clothes

i said i wouldn't buy too many maternity clothes...i squeezed my expaning belly, thighs and girth in my oldest clothes for as long as i could...um about 5 months.

then i broke out my old maternity clothes and shifted to clothes friends gave or loaned to me

but i'm finding that these days i really don't like how my neck is looking and i want to stick to collared shirts. however, the shirts i currently have are either too small or look like tents on me for sosme reason.

i've been online window shopping for a while now, and have finally found the styles that would work for me: something with a collar, that is A-line or empire waist, that doesn't look like a tent and is still stylish.

i don't have many in person meetings and have elected to lay low for a while, but I do know i have a few holiday parties and events and i think I may splurge and get one or two of the following finds i discovered online
This dress from Nordstrom.com from A Pea in the Pod line would look great at a holiday party
from Nordstrom.com...this cute frock would look great at my law school holiday party...
this cute shirt from Nordstrom.com would be great for Thanksgiving or a friend's party
I can see wearing this to a trade or industry meeting
what a cute way to avoid the inevitiable question: "so do you know what you're having?"
This tunic from Gap.com would be a great basic "classic" to add to my existing repertoire for an unexpected party...

i love this number from Gap.com cause it looks like i can pair this with a pair of jeans or grey slacks or whatever and it would work.

hmmm. decisions...????
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Monday, October 22, 2007

pregnancy chain reaction


  • 11pm: Feeling hungry...late night snack...half slice of cheese pizza
  • 11:20pm: I am reminded I am lactose intolerant and have acid reflux *belch*
  • 12:00am: Can't sleep, lower and middle back aching like crazy
  • 12:10 am: Heartburn kicks in
  • 12:10-1:10: Toss and Turn. *belch* nasal passages congested
  • 1:15: Finally, give up on sleeping in a supine position. Try to sleep while leaning on the headboard with reading pillow at my back. Put a hot water bottle on back.
  • 1:25: Go down to the kitchen for a Mylanta and Tums cocktail. Wash it down with soy milk followed by Evian water and ice. Slap on a vick's vapor patch on my chest and a Cool/Hot penetrating pad on my back.
  • 1:30: Baby wakes up, prolly from the ice, starts to kick my ribs or elbow my ribs
  • 1:45: Turn on the computer, start to finish up work from last week...
...oh and post my misery on this here blog! 3 more months! Oy vey! :D
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Friday, October 19, 2007

whitney and bobbi


bobbi kristina, her 14 year old daughter, that is...wow she looks like bobby brown...who "didn't" have a heart attack recently despite reports from his attorney that he did...like Whitney says, "crack is whack"
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

i think my bones are growing...


...cause I couldn't squeeze my favorite Bangle bracelet on my hand this morning.

i refuse to believe my hand is swelling...Again. As of this moment, in my head, my hand bones have grown an inch or two.

*snicker* De-nial aint just a river in Egypt you know! It's a state of mind and I'm living in it! HA!
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

halloween?


so we were thinking of painting my belly like a pumpkin and taking a picture.

I'm loving the idea since I'm vowing this to be my last kid, despite silly husband's alterior plans and motives. hmrph!

someone needs to hurry up and invent a way for men to carry babies. HA! Or I could be a basketball or soccer ball! too cute.
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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Celeb Preggers Style Spotlight: Halle Berry

Yup. I'm going to start a celeb stalker series, spotlighting my fabulous fashion sheros of pregnancy. Obviously, other than the models in the maternity magazines and clothing websites, who else but the latest crop of pregnant celebrities to fill the role? Hahaha!


First up...the Fabulously Stylish...MS. HALLE BERRY!


Halle on Oprah this month...






At a recent event....



That's it! I'm investing in A-line empire waiste dresses for the rest of the season!




if only I lived on the beach, I would be sporting these light carefree frocks!

okay... maybe i'm slightly "consumed" ...I wouldn't call it obsessed! HA!

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Updated Pregnancy Blog Roll

I updated my preganancy blog roll because (1) some of the current links are no longer good; (2) some of them gave birth and thus no longer have "pregnancy" blogs; (3) some are just not updating their blogs regularly and thus don't really deserve the honor of being on my blog roll! hahaha. Look at me pretending to have some sort of clout! HA!

So I added some replacement blogs starting with those due the month after me. This will eliminate the pesky problem of people having their babies and I'm not planning on keepin' this pregnancy blog going after January. Who's gonna have the time? Not I!

My three simple criteria for blessing my preggers blog roll:

1. must be 65% devoted to talk about the pregnancy. Can't be a band/photography/hobby blog that mentions the pregnancy oh...e every 5th post mention the pregnancy and have no other obvious sign (like a baby countown ticker) on the blog for visitors. inquiring blog voyeurs want ot know what's up with the pregnancy.

2. has to have an easy to read lay out and design. pale white space hurts my eyes. i stay away from black backgrounds cause i find pregnancy blogs should be light, airy, happy, bright and dark backgrounds are too somber and depress me. I did make one exception

3. must be updated regularly. either you're gonna have a pregnancy blog or you're not. can't be a blog "tease" and have me wasting my time returning visits to see nothing new.

I prefer blogs that have short quick posts and not lengthy diatrabs each day, cause 9 times out of 1o I only have a few moments to scroll through my blog roll for updates and unless it is a very compelling and hilarious post, I'm not getting past the title and 1st few lines.

Yes. I am a Virgo. A first born. Am sometimes anal. Love to point out other's mistakes, not that I am perfect by all means. It's a sickness. A disease. A bizarre and i suppose annoying aspect of my personality. Sue me. :p

Pretty proud of the final pics. There are a lot of first time moms, so they have lots to say, question a lot, complain a lot, typical. I was just like that with my first.

There's a good bit of folks who are pregnant after years of trying and infertility.

Finally, there's a gay c0uple having their first child through a surrogate young mom.
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Friday, October 12, 2007

100 DAYS TO GO! WOO HOO

Thanks to Amy for pointing this out!!!

Tomorrow, we skate into the double digits.

I'm getting EXCITED!!!!
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Thursday, October 11, 2007

My Belly at 25 Weeks

My couch potato husband couldn't remove his 6 foot 3, 200lbs+ from the basement couch long enough to take a belly pic for me, but I figured out if I turn off the flash, I could do it myself from a mirror!!

See!!! Pregnancy hasn't depleted all of my brain cells. :D
Oh my, I was wondering how I could have stretched out this ultra cute Ecko shirt back when I first bought it. I bet that puppy's good and stretched out now, huh???hahhaha!
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Celebs Love to Pose Nude while Preggers

Monica Belluci

Cindy Crawford
Demi Moore--- the momma who started it ALL!!!
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

i love this feeling


i absolutely love love the feeling of the lil bean rolling around, which usually occurs:

After I've eaten Ice (which is often)
Ater I've eaten something spicy (caliente!)
When I'm hungry (which is often)
When I'm asleep and not walking around rocking her to sleep

I love putting my hands on my belly and feeling her roll around. It's cool that the boys and the hubby can experience this now too.

I think it's the BEST thing about Pregnancy for me and the one thing I miss after giving birth!
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i can't stand bras

it happens every pregnancy.

the strap around my breastbone just makes me feel too constrained. I can't breathe. And I am quick to unhook the strap at a moment's notice and walk around with an obviously unhooked bra.

Even when I purchase the bra extenders, I really do not like the tightness. I think it's b/c my digestive system is all out of whack with my stomach being smaller, as the uterus and baby grows, I have no room for my respiratory organs.

I feel like a 60s hippie or a French woman with my anti-bra sentiments over here! LOL!
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Monday, October 8, 2007

Busta's kids' names

Ripped from the Celeb Baby Blog...

Busta Rhymes wants his kids to make a difference

BustaMusician/actor Busta Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor Smith, is doing his best to make a difference and that was evident as he volunteered to help clean up DeWitt Clinton Park in Manhattan, New York. The 35-year-old hopes that his sons T'ziah, T'khi and Trillian will learn from his actions as they accompanied their father to the park.

The boys' mom is Joanne Wood.


The one commenter to this post wrote:
*goes back and reads the post again* sorry, i couldn't get past his kid's names....i was like t-zyah?t-zeee-a? tuh-hee-kee? trillian i got but the others huh????? schoolteachers/kids gonna have fun with them. good for busta/trev for setting good example tho.

Me= I was thinking to each his own with kids' names, but I really do not understand the random "apostrophe" and other accent marks in kids names that do not actually necessarily have to be there. But I understand it is a culture thing.

Lord knows the most unique name I've ever heard was this little girl my baby sister went to school with whose name was ITRYESHA -- really...I try esha. SmileyCentral.com
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Sunday, October 7, 2007

getting anxious


I went to a birthday party today where I met some fellow bloggers. It was so great to finally see the expressions on the faces of people who didn't know I was pregnant.

One friend exclaimed how she is looking forward to meeting little JJ!

Me too! I wonder who she would look like. What her temperament will be. Will she be a tomboy like I was or a girly girl. I think I'd like a lil princess girly girl that I could live vicariously thru, even though I've heard the horror stories from current mom of girls how stressful it could be.

I'll take it!!

I'll even take the boy crazy days and the days wondering how many years in prison me or my hubby would get if we would actually hurt one of her future boyfriends! :)
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Friday, October 5, 2007

To Flu Shot or not



After suffering an entire week with a cold passed on to me by my lil germ-incubator 2 -year old, I am now studying up on the pros and cons of getting the flu shot this season. I guess since the baby will be born in the heart of winter, it's a good idea to protect her then and now in utero.

For the last few years, I've been lucky that I've been around other folks who had gotten the shot and I didn't get it, but now...something about injecting a virus in my body while i have another person shacking up in there....*sigh*

and then my congestion is getting out of control...I think I have Rhinitis....

i looked it up!

Pregnancy rhinitis occurs when your nasal passageways become irritated and inflamed during pregnancy. As a result, you experience nasal congestion, sneezing, and a runny nose. It is very similar to allergic rhinitis, except that it does not appear to be caused by any environmental allergens or toxins. Pregnancy rhinitis lasts for at least six weeks, and can occur at anytime throughout your pregnancy, although it commonly occurs in the first trimester. Symptoms of pregnancy rhinitis usually resolve on their own within two weeks of labor and delivery.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

6 MONTH OB APPOINTMENT...

Went Great! I was in and out of there in 20 minutes!

  • Check in and Pee in cup 2mins.
  • Get weighed 2 minutes (plus 1/2 minute of me taking off heavy jewelry I think will add to the scale number)
  • Get Blood Pressure checked. 2 minutes
  • Wait in patient room room & Read Magazines2 minutes
  • Listen to heartbeat on doppler (154 beats per minute) 3 minutes
  • Get fundus height taken 2 minutes (I"m measuring 25 weeks so I'm on schedule)
  • Chat with Doc about how great everything is and shopping for girl clothes 5 minutes
  • Sign up 4 next visit 2 minutes
I gained 6 lbs [[EEK!]but I'm going to chalk that up to at least 2lbs of baby! yeah. Never mind that I've been eating like food is going out of business! hahaha!

Also, what is great about having an easy 3rd pregnancy is that you have less questions to ask the doctor b/c you know what your ailments are and how to cure them; and thus you can have a quick and painless OB appointments.

I'M OFFICIALLY IN MY LAST TRIMESTER!! YAY!!!
WE'RE IN THE HOME STRETCH!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Celeb Baby News

So Britney Lost Custody of the Two kids and went partying the same night!! HUH!!!????!!!!


Does she have no maternal instincts, is she that whacked out and needs that much intervention?




In other celeb baby news, beautiful fab Garcielle Beauvais is expecting twins any day now.

In other celeb baby news, Nicole Richie and my girl Christina Alguilera are both due the same time I am.
















J. LO is denying being pregnant, but insiders insist she is, but is scared of another miscarriage and having to share that disappointment with the world, but by the looks of her antics at the opening on her co-tour with her husband, I'm thinking nah! I don't think a woman that afraid of loss would have dancers tossing her about the stage like that.



Salma Hayek gave birth to a girl Valentina Paloma on born September 22.
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