Tuesday, May 29, 2012

22 Weeks

How far along? 22 Weeks

Here is me and our munchkin at 22 weeks:

Total weight gain: +16 (I am trying not to compare this with others because I really am trying to just be healthy but it is so hard when you SEE A NUMBER ON THE SCALE YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE.)

Maternity clothes? Yes, although I am still wearing most normal long tops. I just ordered some cute new outfits from Old Navy when they were having a 25% off everything sale & they came in the other day. That package made this preggo girl smile and I am so happy to have some new cute options because the ones I had were getting old fast!

Stretch marks? No, thank the Lord. :) Although it does freak me out a little bit when I wake up and look at my stomach and there are wrinkles from the sheets on my stomach.

Sleep: I am finally sleeping SO GREAT. My sweet husband moved our guest bed into our room right next to ours (they are each queens and they are touching each other so it is like one ginormous bed.) I also have pillows surrounding me and I am able to sleep pretty gloriously. Don't judge...we are still technically sleeping in one bed and I am enjoying getting my sleep now while I can. :)

Best moment this week: I think we have finally picked out a name for our little boy! I am so excited to share this but we kind of have to make the announcement to our families first. :)

Miss Anything? Not anything really....the second trimester is MUCH better! Well, maybe just sushi, Jersey Mike's deli sandwiches, regular (not decaf) coffee, wearing and looking cute in my White House Black Market bikinis that have never been worn. ;)

Movement: YES....tons! Although that little stinker won't let his daddy feel him quite yet. I will get so excited when I feel him and put Matt's hand on my tummy but as soon as I put it on there, he stops moving! I can't WAIT for his daddy to feel him!

Food cravings: Cupcakes. I may have given into this craving once or twice because there is this new cupcake place right down the street from my office and they are so stinkin good. And steak. Oh man, what I would give for a good steak.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Thankfully nothing. I am able to eat everything that used to make me queasy, praise the Lord.

Gender: A precious baby boy!

Have you started to show yet: You can definitely tell it's a baby bump now! Last week I had three strangers ask me what I was having and when I was due. And the sweetest lady in the history of checker-outers checked Matt and I out at Home Depot last week. She looked at me and said, "Awww...you are SO cute!" She then proceeded to ask me all sorts of questions and was saying "Aww....you are just adorable and all baby." Yeah, pretty much made my day. :)

Symptoms: Charlie horses in the middle of the night! I had forgotten what that felt like until one woke me up the other night and it hurt so bad! I kept whispering "oww, OWW" so I wouldn't wake Matty up and finally after I walked on it it went away.

Belly Button in or out? In except it is slowly looking like it's coming out....I'm not quite sure what it is going to do next. ;)

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy except I had a smidge of a hormonal moment when our microwave died in the middle of popping my popcorn. I may have stomped my foot when it happened.

Looking forward to: Our little man's Aunt Kelly is marrying Uncle John on June 7th. I am so excited for a week of fun, festivities, dancing, sweet time with family, and watching two of the most precious people I know unite in marriage. The rehearsal dinner is at Ruth's Chris so I am also extremely excited about eating an amazing steak. :) This weekend we also are going to Charlotte and High Point to see my cousin Katie and grandparents and we will be bringing home our sweet boy's crib and changing table! I can't wait to get them home and start putting his room together. :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Life at the Garlich house has been full & happy lately. 

Lots of exciting things are happening like buying a new (to us) car for our family and my hardworking hubby making headway on some house projects to get ready for our little munchkin.  He's been ripping up carpet and prepping walls for paint and working on the backyard.  Our kitchen is kind of at a standstill until June when some of our friends from our small group are coming to help Matt tile our floors and put in our backsplash. 

Here are some 19 week belly pictures...I'm now almost 21 weeks and it's amazing how every morning my stomach seems to get a little bigger.  I have SUCH a sweet doctor who helps my self esteem by saying things like "Aren't you an adorable pregnant woman" and hugging me.  That really helps balance out people at working saying things like, "wow, you are really getting bigger!" :)

I am feeling our little man move SO MUCH and it is the most amazing feeling ever.  Today I felt his little kick from the outside for the first time.  I was listening to the Journey song "Don't Stop Believin" and singing it loudly in my car and all of a sudden I felt it strong!  Almost like either he was dancing along or saying it's too loud mom!! :) 

Matt is out of town on a business trip until tomorrow so I can't wait till he gets back & can feel him.  Every time he moves around in there, it makes me laugh and sometimes the way he moves tickles (which is kind of weird because it tickles on the inside) but I just LOVE feeling him moving around in there.  I am so blessed to be able to carry around this little person even though there are some crazy weird symptoms that come along with being pregnant, I always want to be thankful for the amazing miracle that the Lord is growing inside.

Here is his precious little self hanging out at our 20 week ultrasound

My sweet friend Sarah sent Baby G a care package with some of her favorite books and it was so fun to recieve it in the mail and I can't wait to read them to him when he gets here. :)

 We have been looking for several months for the perfect deal for an SUV because we are planning on selling my Honda.  We have had the help of my amazing car guru brother-in-law and we were SO happy to find the perfect one for our family at a great deal.  I keep looking at the back seat and can't imagine that soon there will be a little tiny person in a car seat. :) 

And we can't forget about our first baby, Lucy.  It's been a while since she's made an appearance on the blog and I love this precious picture I took while she was naping the other day.  I love this girl and she is getting very excited to meet her baby brother in September.