Wednesday, January 29, 2014

30 Week Update

How far along? 30 weeks
Total weight gain: still haven't weighed myself and haven't been able to get an appointment for almost two months so I don't know! But probably 20-25 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yup, jeans, but as I only have like four real maternity shirts, I wear normal ones too.
Stretch marks? Nope
Best moment this week: Whenever he's not sticking his little feet under my ribs! Haha
Miss anything? Still just regular exercising and laying on my stomach...and not having to pee every two minutes.
Movement: ALL the time! It's like he's trying to kick his way out sometimes I swear! And he gets hiccups a lot, at least once a day
Food cravings: Lately just sweets, today I want a whole pan of Cinnabon cinnamon rolls!!!!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just nauseous almost every night after dinner...threw up a few times after dinner this week.
Gender: Boy
Labor signs: Nope
Symptoms: Leg cramps, peeing constantly, nausea
Belly button in or out? Out!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: About 50/50 finally feeling a little more settled here so not as stressed out lately at least. But still pretty emotional!
Looking forward to: Holding my little baby! Two months be gone already! Haha I'm so impatient.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My Yoga Journey

Hey there! So, I was bored the other day and started looking through all of my photos, when I came across my collection of Yoga pictures! Man did it make me miss Yoga like CRAZY!!! And it made me want to make a post of some of my favorite yoga pics! 


I started practicing yoga on my own in March 2013 when I was inspired by a few ladies that I found on Instagram, 
laurasykora and nayitavp  through them and many other Instagram yogis, I started teaching myself by finding new poses to learn through the Yoga Instagram community and online, and participating in challenges that many wonderful Yogis put on monthly. It was my favorite new hobby of choice, it helped me grow and learn about myself in so many ways, helped me make new friends,  and not to mention I truly feel like it transformed my body! I would definitely recommend trying Yoga to anyone out there who is wanting to start a new hobby, find out more about themselves, or find a fun new way of working out! To me one of the best things about Yoga is that your practice is 100% your own, you don't have to be perfect you just have to try. 

Since I got pregnant in July last year I haven't been able to practice much yoga at all -- due to the fact that I could barely leave the couch if it wasn't to throw up, for close to 5 months straight! And now that i'm finally feeling better (or having better days at least) and all the holidays and moving stresses are over, I'm finding my pregnant belly gets in the way of much of what I can practice! So for now I've taken to walking/slow jogging on a treadmill a few times a week and doing what stretches and sequences I can manage with my foreign pregnant body!

I miss Yoga SO MUCH and can't wait to start it up again once my little guy is born! 

*stay tuned: more to come about why I love Yoga in my next post!*

Here are a few of some of my favorite poses or pictures I took while practicing Yoga...

Scorpion Pose or Vrischikasana in Central Park ^

Side Crow or Parsva Bakasana (Central Park) ^

Crow Pose or Bakasana (Central Park) ^
*This picture picture has a good story behind it, you cant really tell but this was up on about a 5 ft. ledge that was maybe the width of my hand, AND it was raining that day so the ledge was super slippery! While trying to get into this pose there were probably 10-12 tourists watching me, i'm sure just waiting for me to fall on my face! But I didn't! And even though I only held it for maybe 3 seconds before getting out of it I was proud I did it...and glad my face wasn't smashed :) 

Side Crow extended variation (Parsva Bakasana) ^

King Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) ^

Fallen Angel Pose (Devaduuta Panna Asana) ^

 Wheel Pose (Dhanurasana) ^

Flying Lizard Pose (Uttana Prasithasana) ^

 Firefly pose (Tittibhasana) ^

Dancers Pose (Natarajasana) ^

*Bonus* When you can rope your hubby into doing some Acro Yoga with you! Something fun for you to do together and a real bonding experience! :)


Monday, January 13, 2014

27 Weeks

How far along? 27 weeks!
Total weight gain: Haven't weighed in a while but i'm thinking still around 25-27 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yeah, though I can still wear regular shirts, and yoga pants.
Stretch marks? Nope
Best moment this week: It's actually been a pretty stressful week, we moved to San Antonio last weekend and this week has been just lots of setting up our new place and missing Preston cause he's been gone all day everyday for work at his new job. Looking forward to the weekend so I can hang out with him again for more than 3 hours.
Miss anything? Really missing working out like normal. Although I haven't been working out at all hopefully now that the holidays are over I can try and walk on a treadmill or go for walks. Also miss being able to take cold medicine! Had a cold the past few days and can't day Dayquil or Nyquil :(
Movement: All the time :) love it! I love feeling him just moving positions all the time.
Food cravings: Today i'm craving a PB&J for some reason!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing in particular just get random bouts of nausea when I haven't eaten enough or after a big meal.
Gender: Boy
Labor signs: Nope
Symptoms: Just some nausea and leg cramps every now and then. Also lots of emotional craziness from hormones lately. Peeing ALL THE TIME!!! Literally I'll go to the bathroom and as soon as I come back and sit down I'll have to go again! It's so annoying!!!! Also experiencing some pregnancy brain this week! Forgetting where I put my phone or what I needed to get at the store, etc.
Belly button in or out? Out!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Oh man the past few weeks I've been so emotional! I feel like any little thing can make me break down!
Looking forward to: My little boy being here already!!! 12 weeks is too long!! I just want to meet him already!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Maternity PIctures!

Right before we left to move to San Antonio I was able to do one more photo shoot with my favorite little sister and photographer, Jenna! She's so talented I LOVE the way these pics all turned out! :) I don't know what I'm going to do now that my photographer is 1,500 miles away! Hopefully she'll be able to come out when my little baby is born!

*****Warning: Lots of pictures!*******

26 Weeks

Haven't been very good at doing my weekly updates what with the holidays and moving and all but here's my 26 week picture for Christmas!