25 WEEKS WITH BABY MORGAN!


Happy Halloween 👻 & Happy 1st Week of November! 

This update is going to be a bit of a longggg one with the holiday passing; overall, our week has been pretty exciting in such a short amount of time! Finally, I feel like I have something to talk about other than how much time Jimmy & I spend at work. Boooooring! 😖 

As of Sunday, we turned 25 weeks officially with little No Name Morgan. It was pretty exciting because we got invited to a Halloween party and I'm trying to be as social as possible before little one makes her arrival. Because I have a feeling we will be staying home, a lot! The further along I am, the more I really don't want to take my newborn out. From what others have told me, strangers actually try to touch your baby, which really weirds me out. And the thought of others approaching her and I out in public trying to touch her honestly makes me squirm just thinking about it. 🙊🙈 Sorry not sorry, just keeping it real! 





For Halloween, being that I'm only going to get bigger I didn't want to put too much effort into dressing up but I also didn't want to be that awkward person at the party who didn't dress up either. So I found a happy medium and just went as a black cat. Meeeeowwww! 😸 As I was picking out stuff at Target, I told myself "I'll wear these boots again" and into the cart they went! Then "Oh these leggings are stretchy, I'll wear these in the next few months" and into the cart they went! Seeing a pattern here? The only thing I did have was my cat ear headband from last years Halloween. Mehhh, whats a pregnant girl to do?! 😂 I want to look cute AND feel good too! 

I had the best time though! Even though Jimmy was prepping for work and I couldn't drink, my friends made it the absolute most memorable Halloween to remember! I mean just look at these hotties! ↓ 

This is just a taste of the spread of costumes that were there and they were absolutely perfect! Of course, Lil Kim and XTina stole the show, but it's just such a perfect photograph capturing the fun and effort that everyone put into their costumes and I'm really glad that I didn't punk out like I had originally wanted too. Next year, I agree that we should just go from costume contest to contest and see how many prizes we can score with this wild bunch of co-workers I have! 👽 ER nurses do it better! 




Monday was also a successful day! Hold for details, but for now a little back story: During our first time to BuyBuyBaby, my mom and I saw a super great deal on the City Go Carseat by Baby Jogger and it was on sale for about a hundred bucks cheaper than anywhere else we had seen it advertised so we bought it when I was probably like 10 weeks along. 😂 Seems like ages ago! But anyway, from then on I had been researching compatible strollers because I really liked the click and go travel systems. I had my eyes set on the City Select Lux because I really liked the accessories offered and all the different combinations, not to mention the fancy bells & whistles, but I wasn't really feeling the price tag of a whooping $629. 😬 

Luckily my parents have been so supportive and wanted to gift it to me for the shower. Well after thinking long and hard about the little trivial differences, I found this stroller ↓, the City Premier by Baby Jogger for $399. Not only is it essentially the same thing minus the addition of an extra seat but its still compatible to our carseat and I was excited that it was a quarter cheaper then the Lux version. Well, well, well...let me tell you about my little success at Marshall's on Monday....



Baby Jogger City Premier


I FOUND THE EXACT SAME STROLLER FOR $90! I REPEAT - $90! ↑ ↓

I immediately freaked out and thought there was no way in hell I was leaving this thing for someone else to snatch up! This stroller was MINE! I think my parents were just as shocked as I was that it was the SAME exact stroller that was being sold elsewhere for more than 3X the amount we bought it for! Not only was my dad thrilled he didn't have to shell out $399 but he even picked out a cute little outfit for his future granddaughter with the extra savings! 😂 Just look at his happy Gramps grin!

I mean just look at it! I have a slight obsession with pushing it around the house! It's so smooth and from what I have researched from other sites and from forums, other moms feel the exact same way! I can't wait until she's here and we can walk the neighborhood with our dad-to-be. SWOOOOON! 😍


  


Moving through the week, Tuesday & Wednesday I worked, and today Jimmy did something completely spontaneous which I thought was really sweet of him. He got off early and planned a little day date for the two of us earlier this week for today. Kennedy Space Center was offering a crazy discount to local residents so he came and got me around noon after I had slept some after working and we just spent the day together. 😋 We have been talking about going forever because he's never been & I hadn't been since like 5th grade. I think it was probably more fun as an adult to be honest! 

It was just what we needed. Lately, I have to remind myself to try and live in the moment because our lives are going to be changed forever coming soon and I'm trying to soak up every little second that its just Jimmy & I. We've been just Jimmy & I for a little over eight years so it's hard to imagine it ever not being just us two. So after spending the afternoon walking around hand in hand around the different exhibits, it hit me at dinner while we were eating that this "getting up and going" is soon to be a thing of the past. Which to be honest, is a pretty hard pill to swallow. Especially after seeing a "adults only" sign on the upper rooftop terrance we LOVE eating on! Helllllllooooo Parent Life! 😝 






Bumping out with NASA - I swear my eyes are open! 😂



So for our 25 Week BumpDate:


How Far Along: 25 Weeks and 4 Days
Total Weight Gain: +4 lbs as far as I can tell, tomorrow is my next doctors appointment so we'll know for sure. I feel like I'm probably more like around 8-10 lbs heavier. I just feel heavier! 😖
Maternity Clothes: I have been wearing a belly band more to smooth out my leggings & to hold them up. I ordered by Baby Shower dress and it came tonight! It's pretty non-traditional for a shower but I AM IN LOVE! 💛💛💛
Sleeping: Still having a hard time getting to sleep, but also feeling more tired in the afternoons. 
Best Moment This Week: Spending time with Jimmy today, and I'm looking forward to our appointment tomorrow.  
Movement: Still a little wiggle worm! Her movements are more intense and my stomach is sooo tight! 
Food Cravings: No new food cravings, just trying to drink a lot of water and focus more on healthy foods. I have this underlying fear I'm going to fail my glucose test! I would probably die to be honest! 😭 
Sickness or Health: Still feeling pretty good. Just wish my stomach didn't feel so tight at times. I know it's only going to get worse as she grows, but that doesn't stop me wishing it would suck so bad.   
Mood: Pretty happy this week, can't believe we're almost out of the 2nd trimester! 
Pregnancy Wisdom: Baby Morgan is about 1.5 lbs and is the size of a cucumber! 🍼
Weekly Milestone: Stroller score & showing off my not-so-little belly anymore.   


Besides our appointment tomorrow, I don't have anything planned. I have to work my normal mid shift from 3p-3a. I'm anxious to see how it will pan out when I go back to work because of my schedule semi overlapping Jimmy's. I'm already counting on us being sleep deprived on the nights when I'm coming home and he's leaving at for work in just a few short hours. Again, welcome to the parent life! We're planning on having some people over this weekend, it feels so long since I've seen my friends because of all the craziness life brings us! Just trying to soak up all these memories while they last before we're making new ones with little girl! So bittersweet & exciting!  

Until next time! 💝









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