Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mini Vaca...

Last Thursday we went on our first pregnancy road trip... to Laughlin, Nevada!  Woo hoo!  Not really.  It was definitely nice to get away, but I would have much rather spent a weekend else where.  The main reason we went was because our friends were going and needed a place to stay.  C's parents have a house there and we usually go up there a few times a year.  Since being preggers, however, we have been staying pretty close to home.  I usually go stir crazy after about a month and then we head out, somewhere.  Its definitely changed, I have babies on the brain and maybe they are making me a little more grounded, which is a good thing :-)

The weather was absolutely beautiful out there on Friday.  Not too hot.  Its usually in the 100's during the summer, so this was the perfect time to visit.  (Un)Fortunately, I think this will be our one and only trip this year, however. Usually when we go to Laughlin we set up camp along the lake, BBQ, and go out on the wave runners.  Lots of fun, but not when you are carrying two babies.  The next time C's family is going is going to be in June the week after my baby shower.  I'll be 29 weeks. and I don't think it would be a good idea to be 4 hours from home and be in super hot conditions.

Anyways, the drive up wasn't too bad.  I did have to pee three times, but that's just comes with the territory.  I really wanted to go to the outlet mall to bath and body works to pick up gifts for my shower.  I loaded up!  All the body washes, lotions and sprays were 75% off!  What a deal!  I usually stock up for the year when I go, and man did I!  I love their body washes they smell so amazing!

Saturday C and I had some alone time and when on a date!  It was so nice!  We found a little Italian restaurant (yes I'm eating Italian again... yay!) on the Arizona side of the river.  So, even though I cannot drink wine anymore (which my doctor says is okay to have a little, I choose not to) I get to enjoy dessert!  We shared literally the BEST Tiramasu I've EVER had!  Supposedly it was rated in the top 10 for Tiramasu connoisseurs, in the country!  I used to RARELY eat dessert because I would indulge in wine, now I'm trading! Its fun NOT being on a diet, although I am very conscience of making good food choices for my growing little ones ;-)

Overall it was a nice trip, just nice to get away.  Here is a pic from week 21...  Me and my first born, Oliver!

21 weeks 1 day!

21 week update:

How Far Along: 21 weeks 5 days (I'll write this from 21 weeks exactly)

How Big Are the Babies:  Banana's!!!  

Your Baby in Week 21 of Pregnancy

How big is your baby? About the size of a large banana — and speaking of bananas, if you eat one this week, there's a good chance your baby will get a taste, too. That's because he swallows a bit of amniotic fluid each day (for nutrition, hydration, and to practice digesting), so he eats whatever's on your menu — and gets to put those developing taste buds to good use. So go ahead and nosh on those nachos (or crunch those crudités): Your baby may develop a taste for them when he’s older

Total weight gain: 23 lbs!  I only gained one last week so I needed to make up for it with THREE this week! UGH!  Hopefully some of that is water weight, I ate out yesterday!

Maternity clothes: I just bought two new dresses!  One for my baby shower!  Its a strapless in BLUE!  Adorable :)

Sleep: I have been really tired and taking lots of naps.  But, I also sleep great at night (besides all the peeing!).

GENDER: Two lil BOYS!!!! Yay!!

Movement: Tons!  And the newest cool thing is SEEING the kicks from the outside of my belly!  My belly moves when they kick!  Sooo cool!

Food Cravings:  Not really.  Just enjoying summer fruits... Strawberry's, watermelon, cantaloupe, etc.!  I am loving FRUIT!

What I Miss: Nothing right now!  I love being pregnant! And my back is doing MUCH better!

What I'm looking forward to: My next Dr appointment with the Perinatologist on Monday!  I still worry about a shortening cervix.  I really want to keep this babies in here as long as possible!

Milestones: SEEING kicks from the outside!

Symptoms: Not sure if this is a "symptom" per say, but its unpleasant.  Baby B now likes to hide underneath my RIBS!  It is VERY uncomfortable.  I try laying on my side and push him down.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not.  I figure its only going to get worse the bigger he gets, but obviously worth the discomfort!

And, my belly button is looking funnier by the day!  Its starting to get flat, not sure if I'll get an outty or just have a flat one.  We'll see... any day now!

ps.  I just updated my blog design.  I love it!  Do you?


Emby said...

It sounds like you had a good time away! I really like your new blog design! You look great!

Baby Hopes said...

Sounds like an amazing time!!! Super cute pic!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful little get-away! Can you believe that that your little boys are now the size of banana's- it is mind boggling to me to think of how fast these babies grow. Hope all goes well with your dr.appt. Love your new blog design.
Keep those babies cooking!
PS you look great by the way!

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